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Freelance Design

Our authors, freelance designers like you, share their extensive knowledge and experiences. You’ll learn how to get consistent work, manage your time, business and clients, and, most importantly, how to get paid better, and on time.

The Case for Showing Freelance Clients Your Authentic Self

The Case for Showing Freelance Clients Your Authentic Self

There can be a stigma attached to letting clients see us we really are. We make the argument for dropping the façade and being yourself.

Managing the 24/7 Work Culture of Web Designers

Managing the 24/7 Work Culture of Web Designers

Whether you’re working as part of a large team or as a solo entrepreneur – no web designer is immune to a 24/7 work culture.

How Do You Define a Successful Web Project?

How Do You Define a Successful Web Project?

Subjective as it may be, what constitutes a successful web design project? And how do you effectively explain it?

Dealing with the Low Profit Areas of Your Freelance Business

Dealing with the Low Profit Areas of Your Freelance Business

How to identify those areas of your web design business that are not performing well and how to decide whether they should stay or go.

How to Help Clients Round Out Their Ideas

How to Help Clients Round Out Their Ideas

Those first conversations between the client and designer are pivotal. This is where you’ll gain an understanding of a client’s thought process.

The Website-Related Skills Your Clients Really Need to Know

The Website-Related Skills Your Clients Really Need to Know

We share five web design-related skills you need to teach your clients so that they can get the most out of their websites.

Why You Should Conduct Annual Website Audits

Why You Should Conduct Annual Website Audits

We share some tips for auditing your own websites and those you manage for clients and what you can learn along the way.

The Bad Freelance Habits You Should Avoid

The Bad Freelance Habits You Should Avoid

Bad freelance habits have the potential to wreak havoc. Let’s have a look at what can go wrong and how to fix it.

How Writing Can Help Your Web Design Career

How Writing Can Help Your Web Design Career

I’ll fill you in on what writing has meant to me as a web designer. Along the way, I’ll share some tips for making the most out of the experience.

The Many Ways Web Designers Give Away Their Time (Without Realizing It)

The Many Ways Web Designers Give Away Their Time (Without Realizing It)

We look at some common situations where designers essentially give away their time, and share how you can handle those situations.

How to Navigate Design Politics

How to Navigate Design Politics