Business design advice to keep you sane & prosper

Business design advice to keep you sane & prosper

Inspired by the recent “My Top 10 Business Design Failure” presentation in the Notebook, I thought about this from my business standpoint and decided to share my own business lessons and thoughts. I’ll keep this short(ish) and bittersweet.

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Using SEO to Generate Web Design Clients the Non-Spammy Way

Using SEO to Generate Web Design Clients the Non-Spammy Way

Most web designers aren’t very familiar with SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which is the process of ranking specific web pages as high up in the SERPs (Search Engine Result Positions) as possible. Read Article »

Social Networking Strategies for Finding More Work

Social Networking Strategies for Finding More Work

As a web designer or web developer, you probably have a firm grasp on the social media/social networking scene. What I’m finding, however, is that although many people in our industry understand how the Social Web works Read Article »

5 Questions Your Freelance Business Needs To Answer

5 Questions Your Freelance Business Needs To Answer

When starting a freelance design business do you need to create a business plan? You can easily find opinions for and against. For me it comes down to how you define a business plan.

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The Art of Saying “No”

The Art of Saying “No”

For the most part, working in the design and development communities can often leave you feeling like somewhat of a ‘Yes’ person. That person who stands behind the client, nodding in agreement and understanding as the path to the project unfolds before you. Read Article »

Legal Guidelines for Freelance Web Designers

Legal Guidelines for Freelance Web Designers

Handling the legal side of freelancing could possibly be one of the more annoying tasks required for the job. Having worked as a full-time freelancer I can attest the amount of legal paperwork and information can become overwhelming, especially for newbies entering the field. Read Article »