FOMOOP (Fear of Missing Out on Projects)

For freelance web designers, finding a measure of comfort in our workload can be quite difficult. It seems like we’re either hair-falling-out busy or bored out of our minds. Happy mediums don’t really exist. Then, there’s always that worry that comes along with not knowing what’s just around the corner. Just because we’re busy today […]

The Art of Creating Proposals Your Clients Will Not Refuse

Imagine that you have been building up a pre-sale relationship with a client for some time and you need to make the final move and present your proposal. Although, very few manage to hit the perfect strike with the first ball and meet all of the client’s expectations. The goal is that you do, or […]

Ways Web Designers Give Away Their Time (Without Realizing It)

Many people outside of the industry are surprised to find out that web designers are just like them. We need to eat, have a roof over our heads and a shiny new phone in our pockets every six months or so. All kidding aside, we are indeed running a business and need to make a […]

Learn How to Determine Website Project Requirements Like a Pro

Perhaps it sounds ironic, but one of the hardest parts of a web designer’s job occurs before the project actually begins. Figuring out website project requirements can stump even experienced designers. Why is that? Quite often, it comes down to communication. Clients can understandably struggle with articulating their needs. Terminology is one part of the equation. But […]

Should You Charge for Website Project Estimates?

Creating project estimates can be difficult. Because no two websites are the same, web designers need to understand a client’s specific needs. That often requires a lot of digging. It includes asking a lot of probing questions about what the client is hoping to accomplish. From there, it’s time to research competitors and the technologies […]

Tech and Marketing Go Hand-in-Hand

Choosing a delicious looking sweet from a bakery is a favorite of many people. Weddings are perfected with the sight of a two to three-tiered cake beautifully decorated for the memorable occasion. Chocolate or vanilla, everybody has their favorite. Professional bakers are the ones who bring us these wonderful desserts. In an ever growing industry, […]

6 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Online Marketing

In the passage of time, businesses and marketers always find a new way to market their products. From flyers and other printed materials, advertising and marketing evolved and made their way to radios. Televisions followed suit and became one of the biggest ad drivers in the world. When the Internet became the next norm, ads […]

8 Design Tips to Make Your Blog or Shop Stand Out

You probably don’t need us to tell you that there’s a lot of competition on the internet. Your users have near-limitless options for where they can spend their time online. Because of that variety, finding a way to stand out can feel like an impossible task.  Fortunately, a little bit of creative design can go […]

3 reasons to stop being nice at work

At the age of six, between playing hopscotch, riding bikes, and drawing pictures, I learned an important lesson about how teams work based on the story of The Three Little Pigs, where an industrious farm animal and his two brothers built houses made of various materials. Each dwelling looked sturdy from the outside, but only one […]