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The 5 Traits of an Ethical Freelance Web Designer

The 5 Traits of an Ethical Freelance Web Designer

Ethics are often very personal, and what I find acceptable may not sit so well with you and vice-versa. But there are some general traits that most designers can agree on.

The 5 Questions to Ask Before Going Full-Time Freelance

The 5 Questions to Ask Before Going Full-Time Freelance

Here are five questions to ask yourself before jumping into the full-time freelance designer or developer lifestyle.

Getting out of the Freelance Pricing Trap

Getting out of the Freelance Pricing Trap

As there are so many things you already have to deal with as a freelancer, you really want to avoid stumbling into the freelance pricing trap.

Should You Charge for Website Project Estimates?

Should You Charge for Website Project Estimates?

We discuss the pros and cons of freelance designers charging a fee for project estimates. In many cases, it does make sense to do.

The Hidden Benefits of Raising Your Prices

The Hidden Benefits of Raising Your Prices

Creating an effective pricing structure for your freelance web design business can be challenging. Ideally, you’ll want to strike a balance between making a decent living and providing value. This…

Should a Web Designer Ever Provide Discounts?

Should a Web Designer Ever Provide Discounts?

Discounting your services is not really a good move. But, there are some scenarios where it does make sense to offer a lower price for your web services.

Freelancers vs. Design Agencies: A Fair Fight?

Freelancers vs. Design Agencies: A Fair Fight?

In your freelance career, you’ll inevitably run into a situation where you’re bidding against several competitors for a project. That competition may not only include others in the freelance space,…

How to Make a Side Income as a Designer or Developer

How to Make a Side Income as a Designer or Developer

A lot of developers I speak to are interested in earning a side income. The extra cash could be a necessity, a comfort or to go on vacation. Regardless of…

How to Make a Decent Living as a Web Designer

How to Make a Decent Living as a Web Designer

Recently, I had a discussion with a designer in the early stages of their career. They wondered if it was both possible and realistic to earn a comfortable wage ($70k…

How Value-Based Pricing Will Make Clients Beg You to Work for Them

How Value-Based Pricing Will Make Clients Beg You to Work for Them

If you’ve ever been to a good sushi restaurant, your initial thought when you looked at the menu was probably, “That’s a bit pricey.” It’s true — well-prepared, aesthetically-presented sushi…

7 Things to Think About Before Setting Your Freelance Rates

7 Things to Think About Before Setting Your Freelance Rates