As a freelancer, you are free to put your feet up and work, if that’s what gets your creative juices flowing. Yet it takes talent, business savvy, commitment and time to be a successful freelancer.
Freelancers are always in search of some work, so that they can earn something by rendering their services to people from the comforts of their home. Most of us read a lot about productivity, marketing, pricing, customer service, and these aspects of business are all important. But it’s also important to enjoy the work that you do.
Putting most of your focus on acquiring a decent clientele is vital if you want to establish and grow a freelance business.
As you’ve already seen in our previous posts about Single Page Website Designs that showcasing your work in single page design is a hot trend now days. It’s kind of ironic to see what designers can do with single pages as modern age designers love to experiment with things and observe how people interact with their work. Even though this is not a common trend to follow but still as the new design styles come up, and as more and more designers notice them and make use of them in their work, this kind of trends emerge.
In this presentation, you’ll find a variety of highly-creative, beautiful and most importantly inspirational designs which is following the same trend of single page designs.
Maybe this is happened to you. You’ve really nailed a project. You skip out of the client’s with a big smile because you’ve done the best work you have ever done. Months down the line, you haven’t heard a thing from the client and your emails are either not returned or they have cool salutations and don’t answer your question of when there might be another project. Either you’ve screwed something up or you’ve done such a stellar job that you’ve angered someone who hands out the freelance work. Believe it or not, it may be the latter. It’s not so odd… believe it or not!
One of my clearest examples was a freelance project for a firm that made postcards for the medical profession. Maybe you’ve received one from your doctor or dentist? You know the ones; balloons shaped like teeth or hearts shaped like teeth that remind you it’s time for a checkup. They look like they haven’t changed since 1972 because… they haven’t!
Designers and clients frequently ask this question before designing or ordering a new website. Is there a “right” answer to it? No.
The number of Web pages that a particular website needs directly depends on the type of website, its application and also its potential user base. For example, personal websites often have two or three pages while giants like Amazon and Yahoo! might have thousands or more. In other words, the number of pages is directly proportional to the amount of necessary content. If you have a lot of content, you’ll need a lot of pages.
Before you start designing, then, it’s a good idea to plan the content and information architecture. Determine how many pages you’ll need and how content will be organized on each. There are two major benefits to planning: you’ll reduce development costs and speed up the design process.
Titles and headings have the difficult intent of sum up the whole article content in a few words. Those words have to be attractive, eye-catching, tell the story and transmit curiosity to invite the reader in continuing his reading.
Are your titles powerful? Are they able to stick the readers? Do they let your posts coming out from crowd link list?
Writing effective headlines is a skill that is essential and that any writers should be able to manage. Articles, website contents, presentation, either on the Web or for printing, need to be titled. Even more, long texts need to be fragmented to let an easier scanning reading to the user. Here is where headings are important.
Starting a small business involves a lot of hard work and also requires the proper knowledge of how to manage it all. Having a degree in web development or graphic design is one thing, but does it really qualify you to be a business owner? More than likely it does not. There are many other things you’ll need to know before venturing into the design business; it’s not something that you can just jump into.
Starting out on your own can be stressful and you might sometimes feel hopeless, but don’t give up. It is possible to handle the business side of design without running yourself in the ground. So if you want to be truly successful and make it past the first year, here are 6 things that you’ll want to think about before going into business.