Posts categorized as: Business/Freelance

How Web Developers can Break into Freelancing

by Jake Rocheleau

July 30, 2012 in Business/Freelance

There are hundreds of thousands of Internet-based companies which are hiring for web developers. It’s not so difficult finding work for coding websites. But when you jump into the realm of freelancing your work takes on a whole new meaning.

Web developers can struggle transitioning into the freelance lifestyle. You have to set your own hours and manage client interactions. You’re also responsible for deploying websites and oftentimes helping with maintenance down the road. In this article I want to share some modern ideas for how web developers can break into a successful freelance career.

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Why It Is so Important to Monitor Your Website

by Cale White

July 11, 2012 in Business/Freelance

Being no.1 in a specific field is difficult and no matter the conditions, it requires sacrifices. Nonetheless, it’s ten times more complicated to keep yourself in a leading position. The same idea may be applied to any website, with a good advertising campaign and just a little bit of good luck it may become the favorite of readers and search engine spiders’. The website monitoring and maintenance is a very challenging matter and paradoxically, people and even specialists usually ignore it. Many people interested in having a cool website invest a good amount of money in designing it believing that is just enough. Unfortunately, the launching of a website is only the tip of the iceberg; having a good maintenance is the solution to keep visitors coming back to see the novelties. Google appreciates the trend of being merely under changes, therefore here is another important reason to pay attention to the maintenance of your website.

In this context it’s obvious that there is a great difference between owning a website and owning a high-visited one. The general opinion of the experts is that a good maintenance is depending on the existence of a reliable strategy and this post will present the first steps in establishing it and why it is important to do so. Definitely, you can’t be successful if you don’t have full control over the state of your website. The matter of monitoring is crucial and tips bellow will make you understand and see the big picture of the situation.

1. Any website has unexpected issues


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Tips for Getting Started Writing about Web Design

by Jake Rocheleau

June 22, 2012 in Business/Freelance

Building your skills as a web designer does not necessarily include writing abilities. You’ll need to practice for months before you can pick up enough grammar and vocabulary to accurately portray ideas in blog posts. Yet all through Google you can find hundreds of popular web design blogs with new content.

In this article I want to share a few tips for writers just getting started in the topic of web design. There are many different types of content you can write including tutorials, opinion pieces, design news, related content, tips/tricks, and so much more. You’ll need to be confident and ready to approach problems head-first. But with enough time and practice anybody can get into writing for the web.

Responsive Web Design book

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Why Writers and Designers Need Each Other

by Laura Spencer

June 18, 2012 in Business/Freelance design

While it’s tempting to think of the writing and design as two completely separate disciplines (and in a sense they are), it’s important to remember that they are actually complementary. Design and copy are often depicted as competing with each other, when in reality they are two sides to the same coin.

A partnership between a freelance writer and a freelance designer can be rewarding and beneficial to both parties.

In this post, I’ll explain how writers and designers can benefit from working together. If you enjoyed this post, you may also like The Pros and Cons of a Freelancing Partnership.

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