5 Day to Day Life Work Balance Tips for Freelancers

Can I just say right away, I’d love if people stopped putting Work in front of Life when we write or talk about it? I know it’s such a small detail, but I feel like subconsciously we do that because we actually put work in front of life in our minds. Even I do it, far too often in fact. It … [Read more...]

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3 Rookie Mistakes I See Too Often

There’s a million rookie mistakes you can make when you first start freelancing, but I can definitely say these 3 seem to come up the most. I've even done some or directly experienced them. The first is probably the most problematic for designers, but free work is free work, and you shouldn't do … [Read more...]

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Writing Really Great Amazingly Epic Content

I always want to write really great content for my sites. Unfortunately I don’t personally think I can write “really great content.” Because of that I end up not writing at all, or scrapping whatever I did have — which was probably sufficient enough to get my point across, but like most things I do … [Read more...]

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Finding Local Clients in Your Own City

Finding clients can be tough on freelancers, we have a lot to do running a business and are generally a 1 person show, so marketing usually gets pushed aside in favor of doing actual work for clients. But if you keep pushing aside your marketing efforts you eventually end up in a dry spell or … [Read more...]

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“Outreach” Marketing for Freelancers

If there’s one thing I don’t do enough of it’s SEO/blogging/marketing on my own sites. I hate writing content about or for myself. It’s hard and I’m often left staring at a half written page thinking “This is TRASH. Nobody is going to find this compelling enough to give me their project.” That’s … [Read more...]

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Developers: Are you working with designers?

Developers. Developers. Developers. Developers. I'll never forget the video where Steve Ballmer danced around a stage chanting that, because he thinks developers are the future of everything and anything. That’s probably why the UI on anything Microsoft is awful. I’ve always been a firm … [Read more...]

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