27 Resources to Find Web Design Jobs

by Steven Snell
on January 28, 2009

in Business/Freelance

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With the current economic conditions many people in just about every industry are looking for jobs. Web designers and web developers have the advantage of having some great resources to help them find work. Last week the DesignM.ag job board was launched to give employers a free place to post jobs, and to help designers and developers find the right opportunities.

In addition to our job board, there are a number of other niche specific places to look for work. In this post we’ll take a look at 27 of the options for designers and developers. Whether you’re looking for full-time work, freelance gigs, or just part-time work, there are opportunities out there.

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10 Tips for Moving from Part-Time to Full-Time Freelancing

by Steven Snell
on January 12, 2009

in Business/Freelance

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Last week I wrote about the need for inexperienced freelancers to gain confidence in themselves and their work, and in that post I mentioned that I think it’s a good idea for freelancers to start out part-time so they can maintain a full-time job while getting their feet wet. This is the approach that I took, and the problem is that it’s hard to know when and how to make the jump to full-time freelancing. I’d like to share some thoughts based on my own experience that I think will be helpful for those who are freelancing part-time and are hoping to go full-time at some point.

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16 Business Lessons for Freelancers

by Steven Snell
on November 28, 2008

in Business/Freelance

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Regardless of how much we like or dislike the requirements of the business side of our work, running an efficient and legitimate business is essential. While some freelancers have more of an entrepreneurial nature than others, there are plenty of lessons to be learned by all. Whether you freelance part-time or full-time, paying attention to the lessons that you’re learning will drastically improve your chances of success.

16 Business Lessons for Freelancers

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15 Portfolio Themes for WordPress

by Steven Snell
on October 29, 2008

in Business/Freelance

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WordPress’s CMS capabilities make it an ideal platform for designers who want to display their portfolio and/or maintain a blog. There are an increasing number of themes that have been developed specifically for this purpose, some free and some premium. Here is a look at 15 of the current choices.

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