Posts categorized as: Business/Freelance

8 Signs of a Great Client

by Steven Snell

May 6, 2009 in Business/Freelance

Client work can be fun and rewarding, or it can be frustrating and discouraging. Freelancers deal with clients on an every day basis, so there are bound to be some good and bad experiences in the mix. Recognizing and appreciating a good client can sometimes lead to more of the same as you may be able to find ways to work with the client on an on-going basis, or you may be able to encourage referrals who will have some of the same characteristics.

From my experience, good clients have a number of common characteristics besides simply paying on time. In this article we’ll take a look at some signs of a good client, and why they are important.

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13 Tips for Working with WordPress on Client Sites

by Steven Snell

March 25, 2009 in Business/Freelance

In the right situation WordPress is an excellent CMS to use for client websites. As a designer/developer, it provides flexibility and it’s easy to work with. From the client’s perspective, it’s free and open-source and it gives them control over the content of their own website. However, there are some things that you’ll need to consider when working with WordPress as a CMS for clients. If you have built your own personal sites on WordPress you’re probably used to doing things in certain ways. Clients, on the other hand, may have a different experience and it’s important to consider some things during the process. In this article I’ll discuss some things from my own personal experience, feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments.

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Essential Qualities of a Home Office

by Steven Snell

March 12, 2009 in Business/Freelance

Being able to earn a living working from home is a great privilege, and something in which most freelancers and web workers invest a great deal of effort. Part of being successful in this setting is creating a work space that is conducive to getting things done, and that will help to keep you relaxed and at peace when things can get stressful.

In this article we’ll take a look at 9 essentials of a great home office. I’d love to get some feedback from readers that have opinions on the topic from their own experience.

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27 Resources to Find Web Design Jobs

by Steven Snell

January 28, 2009 in Business/Freelance

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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