How To Create More Profitable Websites

by Brant Wilson
on October 22, 2013

in Business/Freelance

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A lot of web designers are mainly concerned with creating beautiful
websites for their clients. They want the websites they create to be
picture-perfect, impressive, and works of art. They don’t put much
thought into a website after they hand it over to the client.

If this is your mindset, you’re leaving money on the table. I’ve learned
that results (not design) make the biggest difference between the web
designers who earn a lot and those who don’t.

In other words, you should be making websites that make your clients
more money. By thinking like a business owner, you’ll be able to charge
a much higher hourly rate. This mindset starts by viewing your
websites as more than just a pretty face.

Business owners care more about the statistics of their website. How
many visitors did they get this month? Is that more than last month?
How many people purchased something? How many people left without
buying? Why?

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75+ Articles to Help Freelance Designers Find More Work

by Steven Snell
on October 16, 2013

in Business/Freelance

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find-work
Where do you find work?

For freelance designers and developers, finding work on a consistent basis is one of the biggest challenges. Especially in the current economy, this is one aspect of freelancing that prevents some from achieving everything they want as a freelancer. Fortunately, there are plenty of great articles available online that can help you to improve in certain areas that will help you to have a steady workload.

In this post we’ll feature more than 75 articles on various topics that can help freelancers to find more work and achieve a more stable and significant income.

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Gaining Confidence as an Inexperienced Freelance Designer

by Steven Snell
on October 8, 2013

in Business/Freelance

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One of the reasons that freelancing attracts so many people is the ease of entry. With a computer and a few basic programs anyone can learn enough to put together websites and start working as a freelancer. It can be be debated (and it has been) whether this is good or bad for the industry as a whole, but the fact is that there are a lot of freelancers out there, part-time and full-time, that don’t have loads of experience as a designer.

However, just because it’s easy to enter the market as a freelancer doesn’t mean that it’s easy to find and retain clients, do build quality websites, and to make a living from your work. Many freelancers start out with high hopes, only to be discouraged by the reality that they find in their work. With so many other freelancers and design studios out there, one of the most important things that an inexperienced freelancer needs to develop is confidence in themselves and their work.

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