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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.

Why Web Design Client Referrals Aren’t a Slam Dunk

Why Web Design Client Referrals Aren’t a Slam Dunk

A client referral for your web design business has the potential to increase revenue and gain valuable experience. But there are no guarantees.

How Being Uncomfortable Can Make You a Better Web Designer

How Being Uncomfortable Can Make You a Better Web Designer

Embrace discomfort to enhance your web design skills! Learn how stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to improved creativity.

How to be a Good Design Mentor

How to be a Good Design Mentor

It can be a challenge advising another designer. Whether it’s general career advice, technical knowledge or even tips regarding client relations.

It’s Task Management, Not Time Management

It’s Task Management, Not Time Management

We share some essential tips that designers and developers should use to help manage their time so they can work more efficiently.

How to Help Your Clients with Website Content Strategy

How to Help Your Clients with Website Content Strategy

Being proactive with content is key to a successful project. Here are some ways you can help your clients with their website content strategy.

Why You Should Simplify Your Designs for the Smartest User

Why You Should Simplify Your Designs for the Smartest User

We talk about simplifying your designs using the Pareto Principle to ensure that you make the best possible decisions for your clients.

How to Deal with Clients That Have Outsized Expectations

How to Deal with Clients That Have Outsized Expectations

Clients have big ideas for their websites, but we may not share the same enthusiasm. We discuss how to handle clients with those outsized expectations.

Dealing with Terrible Business Ideas from Your Clients

Dealing with Terrible Business Ideas from Your Clients

Knowing how to spot a bad business idea or tell when a particular business relationship looks rickety is an important skill every designer should learn.

What Your Clients Need to Know About a Website Redesign

What Your Clients Need to Know About a Website Redesign

What should your clients know about redesigning their website? We take a look at some of the most important concepts.

How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

It seems like every designer has a horror story or two (or seventeen) about getting ripped off by a client who refuses to pay. Once it happens, there’s not too…

How to Grow Your Audience as a Designer

How to Grow Your Audience as a Designer