All posts by Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer is a freelance writer from North Central Texas with over 20 years of professional business writing experience. If you liked this post, then you may also enjoy Laura’s blog about her freelance writing experiences, WritingThoughts. Laura is also on Google+.

How to Really Accomplish What You Need to Get Done by Becoming More Accountable

We're well into 2014 by now. How are you coming with your annual freelance web design business goals? That's what I thought. But don't worry. It's not just you. Most of us are behind on our goals. One of the...

/ June 27, 2014

What You Absolutely Must Know Before You Form a Web Design Partnership

Should you work with a freelance design partner? The answer is "maybe." Not every freelancer is cut out to be in a partnership. And not every pair of freelance designers who decide to work together succeed. For many, working with...

/ June 20, 2014

Are You Really Ready for Freelance Web Design after Graduation? Check Here First

You're about to graduate. Or maybe next year will be your last year of school. After graduation, you have your career all planned out. There'll be no traditional 9-to-5 grind for you. Your future is in freelancing... or so you...

/ May 16, 2014

How to Deal with Web Design Clients You’ve Never Seen

"I could never work for someone I've never met." My friend was discussing my freelancing career with me and she couldn't imagine working for clients she'd never met in person. But freelance web designers and other freelancers do it all...

/ April 25, 2014

6 Extremely Crucial Choices That Determine Your Freelancing Future

Ultimately, freelance web design is all about choices. The choices you make as a freelancer will determine your business success or failure. The best course for a freelance web designer is to proactively plan how you will approach each choice....

/ March 6, 2014

Freelancers, Use this 22-Point Checklist to Find Out How Professional You Are

As a freelance designer who works hard, you probably pride yourself on the quality of your work. And with good cause. You know that your work is good. But, doing good work and having a professional business mindset are different...

/ February 28, 2014

6 Common Freelancing Problems That Using a Contract May Solve

Frequently when I hear or read of a freelance web designer having problems with a client, there is no contract in place. I don't think that's a coincidence. Contracts are very important for the freelancer. If you can't get a...

/ January 23, 2014

12 Goals That Freelance Web Designers and Other Freelancers Should Consider for 2014

It's that time of the year again. At the end of every year and at the beginning of the new year, freelancers and others start setting goals for the coming year. While I'm not necessarily a big advocate of personal...

/ December 9, 2013