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Learn the best ways to find potential design clients, negotiate prices, market your services, and deliver high-quality work.

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Lessons Learned in 25 Years of Freelancing

Lessons Learned in 25 Years of Freelancing

I share some valuable lessons I’ve learned from my 25 years as a freelance web designers. Things that I hope will help you on your own journey.

How Subscription Fatigue Impacts Web Designers

How Subscription Fatigue Impacts Web Designers

Everything’s a subscription. And it impacts web designers and their clients in numerous ways. Let’s look at what this means for our industry.

What to Look For in Maintenance-Only Clients

What to Look For in Maintenance-Only Clients

Are you looking for maintenance-only web design clients? Here are some things to consider, along with how to determine your business goals.

Web Design When a Logo Is Your Only Brand Asset

Web Design When a Logo Is Your Only Brand Asset

Smaller organizations and clients may only have a basic logo and no other brand assets. But is that enough to build a web design around?

Avoiding Design by Committee

Avoiding Design by Committee

Most people have an idea of the perfect solution to their design problem. The downside is that so does everyone else with the same problem.

The Unpredictable Life of a Freelance Web Designer

The Unpredictable Life of a Freelance Web Designer

Sometimes web designers need to shift gears faster than a Ferrari. How do we cope with it? And what can we do to lessen the need?

The Impossible Question: How Long Does It Take to Build a Website?

The Impossible Question: How Long Does It Take to Build a Website?

We look at the many factors that can impact a web design project’s launch date and share tips for determining its length more accurately.

Why You Should Fire Your Worst Design Clients

Why You Should Fire Your Worst Design Clients

As a creative professional, you need to know what you are capable of by creating new opportunities, and not be afraid of eliminating what’s not working.

The Difference Between Cheap & Budget Clients

The Difference Between Cheap & Budget Clients

A cheap client will expect you to bend to their needs. While a budget client will be happy to compromise. Make sure you choose wisely.

Is the ‘Fast & Cheap’ Website Still Realistic?

Is the ‘Fast & Cheap’ Website Still Realistic?

Should fast and cheap website design be tossed into the dustbin of history? We look at this old nemesis and wonder if it still has a place in modern web design.

What My Old Design Projects Have Taught Me

What My Old Design Projects Have Taught Me