The Struggle for Freelance Growth

Being a freelance web designer offers plenty of advantages. You get to work the way you want and for the type of clients you prefer. Whether you’re specializing in a niche or open to anything – it’s all for you to decide. And, if you manage to hang around long enough, you’ll have found a …

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Branding 101 for Freelance Designers

Branding seems like marketing jargon, but it’s actually an extremely important part of freelancing – much more than it’s given credit for. Whether or not you think branding is important or find it ridiculous, the truth is that we live in an era where branding is crucial to a freelancer’s success. It’s important to see …

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Stop Acting Like an Amateur Freelance Web Designer

Being a successful web designer is more than just hardcore Photoshop skills and a mastery of the latest CSS framework. The challenge that keeps amateurs from becoming professionals is effectively managing their freelance careers. While some of these skills cannot be learned overnight, here are a few things you can start doing now so clients …

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How to Pick the Right Design Projects

As your freelance design career progresses, you’ll be presented with many project opportunities. But one of the hardest aspects of being in business is learning to pick the right projects for you. There are several reasons for this. First, we tend to be trusting of others when they’re telling us about their needs. Second, saying …

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The Keys to Advertising Your Web Design Business

If you’ve just started a new business, congratulations! Once you have your site up and running, now comes the real challenge: advertising. You may not even know where to begin, so here’s a quick guide on how to spread the word and get your name out there. Advertisement Banners One of the easiest ways to …

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Defining Success as a Freelance Web Designer

In society, success is often portrayed as having pretty close to a singular definition. We think of a successful entrepreneur driving a Tesla and living in the smartest of smart homes. Or we see the opulence of a big shot executive “living the life”, as they say. But success is a very personal and subjective …

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When to Say No to a Web Design Client

Rejecting potential clients is an art that all freelancers and designers should know. Sometimes, you and the client just don’t work well together, and that’s okay! It just takes a bit of finesse – so even when you have to reject them in the middle of the project, you and your business can come out …

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Writing Perfect Web Design Proposals

If you’re a freelancer, then you’ve probably experienced the anxiety of staring at the blank white space where your cover letter or proposal needs to go. Not only do you have to sell yourself, but you have to show that you can do the work, that you understand the client’s needs, that you can fill …

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What’s Missing in Your Design Business?

Running a freelance web design business may sound fairly simple. In practice, it’s very challenging. There are so many facets required to find success. And even when you think that you’ve checked all the right boxes, prosperity can still feel elusive. When your business just isn’t going as well as you’d hoped, you have to …

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