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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 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

Design politics can seem insurmountable. But a savvy web designer may be able to save the day. We look at some ideas to help you get things back on track.

Why It Takes Commitment to Work with Clients

Why It Takes Commitment to Work with Clients

It’s crucial that we as web designers not only focus on a project’s outcome, but on our relationships with clients as well.

How to Find Out What a Web Design Client Really Needs

How to Find Out What a Web Design Client Really Needs

Do you have a client that doesn’t know the process of developing a website? There are some things you can do to help them.

Dealing with People Who Don’t Value Web Designers

Dealing with People Who Don’t Value Web Designers

Even in this high-tech world in which we live, there are still people who think that anyone can build a great website.

You Don’t Have to Be an Expert to Launch a Freelance Career

You Don’t Have to Be an Expert to Launch a Freelance Career

Many years ago, I had a dream. It was to become a fantastic web designer. From there, I would launch a freelance business and find immediate success. Ah, the joys…

What to Do When a Client Tries Your Patience

What to Do When a Client Tries Your Patience

We take a look at some scenarios where patience between a designer and client is called for, and when it’s time to say “enough.”

Those Things That Can Come Back to Haunt Web Designers

Those Things That Can Come Back to Haunt Web Designers

So many problems can be prevented by avoiding lazy practices. By weighing the potential consequences of a web project could save us from many issues.

How Designers Can Market Themselves to the Clients That Best Suit Their Niche

How Designers Can Market Themselves to the Clients That Best Suit Their Niche

Useful tips for good designers so that they can market themselves to the exact kind of clients that best suits their niche and services.

The Grumpy Designer Asks: Are You Tired?

The Grumpy Designer Asks: Are You Tired?

Let’s talk about the pressures we face as freelance web designers, and maybe we’ll find some healthy ways to cope with them.

The 5 Traits of an Ethical Freelance Web Designer

The 5 Traits of an Ethical Freelance Web Designer