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If you want to pursue full-time employment in the web design industry but not in an agency, then chances are that you'll be looking at working as an in-house web designer or developer for an internet based company. This type of role comes with...
Client relationships almost always start out really well. You're both excited to be working together, they're looking forward to a new site and you're looking forward to creating something really amazing. Sometimes it stays this way throughout...
While millions of people share the dream of working from home, very few understand its difficulties. From online distractions to technical malfunctions, online entrepreneurs and freelancers face thousands of potential setbacks, each...
Working with clients is one of the most difficult parts of being a web designer. It's a challenge which we face each and every day, regardless of whether we work in-house, as freelancers, or as agency owners. Some clients are great, while others...
Keeping organized is crucial to any successful freelancer. Failure to do so will eventually cause your projects to pile up, getting messy or missing important milestones. Meet Fanurio, a life saver for freelancers! It's a time tracking and...
It doesn't take much to set off a tsunami of public relations headaches in the digital world. As the last 12 months have shown us-what with BP's environmental disaster and a variety of online scandals-the damage that a disgruntled client or...
No one intends for their business to stagnate. In an attempt to advance their freelance work, many people turn to the wealth of advice on the Internet. But several age-old virtues seem to be lacking from the online conversation. This post is...
In this post, we'll discuss how a thoughtful, well-designed business card can help your company give a good first impression and send the right message. We'll look at elements to include in your design and the different approaches to take....
Run a search for some common terms associated with premium WordPress themes and you'll likely find between a few hundred thousand and a few million results. "WordPress premium theme" brings back nearly 11 million results. "WordPress theme...
If a web design agency wants to increase their sales, there’s one way that’s easier and quicker than the rest: sell copywriting services. When you sell copywriting to your clients, their websites will achieve more sales and better results....
Regardless of how smoothly your business may operate, no one is completely immune to criticism and controversy. With BP's disastrous oil spill continuing to dominate the headlines almost three months after it took place, it's becoming alarmingly...
If you're a corporate designer, you don't have to worry about things like how to bill your clients, as you're likely either on salary or have a predetermined hourly rate and regular work schedule. But for freelancers, figuring out how best to...
Search Engine Optimization, also known as SEO is a subject which gets talked about to death all over the web. There's a fairly large group of people who believe that SEO is the be-all and end-all to anything on the web. They believe that without...
Being a designer has never been easy. Working with clients, creative directors, marketing managers and other designers can take a toll on your patience and passion. It’s important, as a professional designer, to avoid practices that could...