Business/Freelance

6 Factors to Consider When You Physically Move Your Freelancing Business

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After you’ve been freelancing for a while, you may decide to move. And of course, wherever you go, that’s where your freelancing business is.

While local moves probably won’t affect your freelancing business much, there are definitely some factors to consider when you move to a new city or even a new state.

In this post, I list six factors that may affect your freelancing business when you move to a new area. If you like this post, you may also like How I Kept My Freelance Business Intact During Relocation.

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How To Become A Successful Web Designer

As a reader of this blog, you’ve probably seen some of my posts about the guys over at LearnWebDevelopment.com, and their Successful Web Designer program. I’m sure you’ve probably thought about starting your own web design business, and in fact, you may have already started one. If you’ve been hesitant to start, or if you’re not getting the results you’d like, you’re not alone. Many people are afraid that it will take a long time to start making money. Others fear that they will encounter roadblocks, and not know where to turn for help.

But what if there were a way to avoid these problems, and get right to building a successful business and making money? What if you could learn how to keep your costs low, begin earning income in a month or less, and have expert one-on-one help whenever you need it?

Well, I have good news. LearnWebDevelopment.com has a program that will help you achieve just that. And this company is one of the largest players in the web design training industry, having trained more than 30,000 students to build successful businesses over the past 10 years.

By taking advantage of their Successful Web Designer QuickStart program, in just four weeks you can:

Get your first client (willing to pay real money)
Build an awesome website for them (even including e-commerce if you want)
Charge $1,000 (or more).

Everything is included: How to find high paying clients, how to build websites quickly and efficiently, how to generate leads, and much more.

And their support is second to none. You’ll work with a Member Ambassador, who will customize the program to match your specific goals. You will have one-on-one help whenever you need it. Whether you have a question about how to work with clients, how to write effective copy, how to code your website, or how to drive traffic, you’ll get an answer from an expert in that field. No more endless hours searching the Internet for answers.

But this is a limited time offer, and they’re closing the doors this Thursday at midnight. To secure your spot, go here and become a member. Don’t miss out on this chance to build a business that will allow you to achieve your goals and live your dreams.

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35 Thoughts on When and How to Raise Your Freelancing Web Design Rates

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Freelancing rates are one of the most emotionally charged issues that we freelancers discuss online. People have all kinds of opinions when it comes to rates. But it’s a topic that often comes up during this time of the year. Many freelancers naturally want to increase their rates when a new year rolls around.

If you plan to raise your rates in January, now is the time to start planning for your rate increase.

Most new freelance web designers struggle to figure out what to charge for their services. As a result, they often end up charging too little. Of course, there are some basic pricing principles you can follow to determine how much you should be earning.

But what if you started out wrong? What if you’re already earning far less than you should be earning? What do you do then?

In this post, I provide 35 thoughts on when and how to raise your freelancing web design rates. I’ll provide clear signs that it’s time to raise your rate. I’ll also list some strategies to help you earn more money.

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Create Business Websites for your Clients With Webydo

The whole purpose of being a designer is rooted in being able to translate one’s creative ideas into awesome-looking websites for clients. However, we all know that it’s not as simple as that. No website has ever been built without coding, so whenever you need to get one up and running, the help of a web developer must be enlisted.

Furthermore, all subsequent changes and updates to your client’s website require continuous developer meddling. What if you could build and maintain those websites fast, free of charge, and with no coding skills required? Webydo understands how much designers abhor the fact that their relationship with customers is complicated by the cumbersome presence of programming services, and offers the perfect alternative to the code-writing nuisance: to build websites independently in just a few easy steps. Webydo is also offering a 67% off the Yearly Premium plan with this coupon code – DesignMag65.

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Top Tips for Growing your Business with Shopify

Claire Gatenby is Creative Director at Squashed Pixel, a Yorkshire UK based web design agency. She is responsible for leading all Squashed Pixel’s Shopify projects, from the design phase through to the build stage.

Some designers might be discouraged by the thought of designing an online store. Just thinking about the work involved to make the shop experience run smoothly might be enough to put you off. Throw in the potential support you’ll need to offer the client afterwards and you might start seeking alternative projects.

But don’t despair – designing and building an online store might be the best move you could make for your business, and you won’t even break a sweat.

Squashed Pixel are a high quality website design and online marketing agency based in the UK Squashed Pixel are a high quality website design and online marketing agency based in the UK.

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How To Create More Profitable Websites

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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