Every freelancer at some point asks “How to start a freelance business?” or “How to start my freelance career?” This may not be directly to someone or as a search, but they will ask this question to themselves at some point. I think a better question is “How to start a sustainable freelance business?” Adding …
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There will come a point in every freelancer’s life where they will be faced with some hard sells. If you haven’t encountered this yet, let me set the scene for you. You get this email from an owner with the initial requirements of what seems to be a fun and exciting project. The tone of …
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The saddest thing in the world is an outdated website. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration but as a web developer, it definitely rounds out my top ten. Having an outdated website announces to your visitors that you’ve either abandoned your website and quite possibly your business, or that you just don’t care enough about your …
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This is the best time ever to be a freelancer. How can you stand out as a freelancer though? It’s certainly easier than ever to get your freelance business going. But there are more and more folks coming into the game, so you just aren’t competing against agencies and companies anymore like it was 2001. …
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WordPress is now the major league champion of e-commerce possibilities. Just a few short years ago, WordPress used to be a nice platform where you could set up a free blog to tell the world about whatever cause or hobbies you were into. It was easy to use, better than cheap, and it was a …
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Speed. It’s not just the name of a corny blockbuster movie from the 90s. It’s what your site needs so that you can keep people engaged and focused on the content. And speaking of the 90s, the last thing you want is a site that loads like one from the days of dialup. Internet users …
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There’s no getting around it: e-commerce entrepreneurs need a web developer that works with them. Unfortunately, too many business owners are settling for developers who work for them, and are suffering serious consequences. Miscommunication and a mismatch of expectations lead to delayed projects, solutions that don’t work, confusion about priorities, and ultimately, lost revenue. It’s …
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We’ve talked about the importance of mobile and responsive design before, now let’s discuss how to create a responsive landing page that plays well with others. Wait… What’s a Responsive Landing Page? A landing page can be any page on your website. It’s called a landing page because it is the page your site visitor …
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So, you’re asking yourself: should I hire a professional developer (ahem) or do it myself? Before I answer your question, let me ask you a question first (don’t you love when people do that?): Do you know the difference between a web designer and a web developer? One of us works on the look and …
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