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Freelance Clients

Dealing With an Absentee Web Design Client

Dealing With an Absentee Web Design Client

Prolonged silence from clients can be frustrating. There are only so many hours in a day, after all. Yet there is also frustration in their inability to consistently communicate with you.

4 Ways Clients Can Hurt Project Outcomes (and How You Can Save the Day)

4 Ways Clients Can Hurt Project Outcomes (and How You Can Save the Day)

We explore some ways that clients can negatively impact the outcome of a project. Along the way, we’ll also discuss some potential solutions.

The Top 40 Free Lightroom Presets

The Top 40 Free Lightroom Presets

Finding the best free Lightroom presets can be challenging, so this collection was compiled to showcase some of the top presets you can freely download.

When Chaos Invades: Keeping Your Freelance Business Going During a Crisis

When Chaos Invades: Keeping Your Freelance Business Going During a Crisis

I share thoughts on balancing life and business during chaotic times. I’m learning as I go, but here’s the good, bad, and ugly of it all.

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

We discuss cheap clients and how they limit what a designer can accomplish. And, how we can convince them to see the error in their ways.

How to Gain the Trust of Your Web Design Clients

How to Gain the Trust of Your Web Design Clients

Trust is the foundation of a good client/designer relationship. It provides confidence and security to everyone involved. Without it, there is no means to achieve any sort of comfort level…

Are Google’s Core Web Vitals Metrics Unreasonable?

Are Google’s Core Web Vitals Metrics Unreasonable?

We discuss what Core Web Vitals means to sites that run on a tight budget or content management system (CMS). Is Google asking too much?

Your Web Design Business Has Grown: How Do You Manage Legacy Clients?

Your Web Design Business Has Grown: How Do You Manage Legacy Clients?

One thing you may not expect with web design business growth is the continued pull of legacy clients. So, how can you keep old clients happy while forging ahead?

The Right Way to Add Recurring Revenue to Your Web Design Business

The Right Way to Add Recurring Revenue to Your Web Design Business

Booking new projects is a key revenue driver for any freelance web designer. But a lot of time and effort goes into both finding projects and getting the details hammered…

Dealing With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

Dealing With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

We’ve all experienced when a client wants to make a change to your design that, as a designer, you can immediately tell will result in disaster.

Choosing New Tools and Technology for Your Web Projects

Choosing New Tools and Technology for Your Web Projects

A new tool or technology you haven’t used before can significantly impact you and your clients. That’s why it pays to consider things from every angle.

My Client Made Me Do It: True Tales from the Grumpy Designer

My Client Made Me Do It: True Tales from the Grumpy Designer