Interview questions you should be asking if the job is remote

Contrary to belief, remote work isn’t all pajamas and coffee shops. Working remotely means working, which means getting the job done and being productive all day, every workday. As a remote-friendly employer, you know this. However, applicants may apply for the job because it’s remote, not because it’s the right job for them. Even with […]

3 ways to create a good first impression at your new job

There is a lot of value in having a good first few weeks at a new job. For one, it’s hard for other people to really evaluate how you’re doing when you first start. It takes a while for new projects to get to a point where they yield results. But, there is evidence that […]

3 reasons why new hires are so good at solving problems

What do you do when you feel stuck on a problem? Often asking a friend or family member for a pair of fresh eyes ends up being the best way to solve your issue. Even just explaining the problem out loud can help you generate new possible solutions. The same is true at work: When […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brand consistency—the competitive advantage and how to achieve it

Brand consistency is the key to earning customer trust and elevating your ROI. And alternatively, inconsistent branding dampens brand status and creates confusion in the marketplace. In an effort to better understand how exactly brand consistency drives revenue and growth, Novonto surveyed over 400 brand management experts to ascertain the analytical impact of brand consistency. […]