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Freelance Design

Sub-Topics: Freelance Business, Freelance Career, Freelance Clients, Freelance Jobs, Freelance Networking, Freelance Pricing.

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.

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Accepting Your Limitations as a Web Designer

With the sometimes-overwhelming number of tools, libraries and technologies out there, it’s impossible to know it all. Yet it also seems like those of us in the web design industry…

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Being a Freelance Web Designer Isn’t for Everyone

So often, I write about the details and observations I’ve had while running a freelance web design business. It seems like so many web designers have taken this path that…

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The 20+ Best Banner Mockup Templates for Photoshop for 2021

These photo-realistic banner mockup PSD templates for Photoshop are all easy to use and will help turn your artistic vision into reality.

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How to Improve Your Communication With Clients

Improve your communication and get down to the nitty-gritty with clients, so that you won’t waste time assuming that they need to know things they don’t.

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What Does It Cost to Run a Freelance Web Design Business?

Every entity has its own “cost of doing business”. Often times, the particular industry you’re in helps determine at least some of what you’ll have to spend to both get…

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Together at Home: Managing Kids and Your Web Design Business

Working from home is a blessing. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easy. Indeed, there are a number of challenges – and a global pandemic only adds to them….

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The Perils of Being a Responsible Web Designer

Building your own web design business into a success isn’t easy. It can take years to build up a great reputation and a winning portfolio. You get there by doing…

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Defining a Successful Web Project

Have you ever been asked a question that you weren’t quite prepared for? During a recent meeting with a prospective client, I had one that really caught me off-guard. The…

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Dealing With a Panicky Design Client

We discuss panicky clients and cover methods that will not only de-escalate their panic but also bring them around to your point of view.

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The Kindness of Strangers: Developer Edition

I’ve likely said it a million times and in various ways: there’s something incredibly special about the web design community. Sure, it’s highly-competitive. Yet is comprised of people who are…

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Can You Really Get Away from Your Design Business?

If you’re fortunate enough to find some success as a freelance web designer, you might just carve out a week or two of vacation time each year. It’s a well-deserved…

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5 Website-Related Skills Your Clients Should Know