The Top 5 Myths About Being a Freelance Web Designer

Starting a business is one of the biggest leaps of faith you’ll ever take. And it seems like more people in the web design and development fields make this move every day. Why? Well, it’s an attractive proposition. Web design isn’t a particularly expensive business to get into. While you can use brand-name tools, there …

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How to Find a Marketplace to Sell Your Designs

Once you have finished your batch of logos, website design, or whatever creative work you made, you need a marketplace to sell it on. There are a vast number of websites out there for you to choose from. Selling your designs is a very easy way to make some extra money and to expand your …

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The Benefits of Attending a WordCamp

Of all the tools web designers use to make a living, WordPress stands out as unique. And it’s not necessarily because of the software itself (which is excellent, by the way). No, what really separates WordPress from just about everything else out there is the amazing community built around it. It’s made up of an …

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Free Programming Courses from Harvard, MIT, Microsoft and More

Did you know that you can learn computer science and programming online from institutions like Harvard, MIT, Berkeley and Microsoft on edX.org? The nonprofit site offers 2,000 online courses from 140 institutions worldwide. Courses are free to try. Popular Courses Here are some of the most popular courses and programs offered on edX: CS50 from …

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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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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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