If you’re a web developer business cards are one of the must have marketing tools in your arsenal. They’re the first thing that you give to a client, and the first thing they look at when they need you.
But printing on card is not the same as designing a website, coding errors are temporary (as long as you spot them) but printing errors are forever.
So here are 20 top tips to help you get the best from your business cards.
A business website is the first introduction of a corporation or a company to its customers. It is a medium, through which a business owner or a corporation can spell out its mission, vision, values and above all its services to its potential customers.
What constituents are required to makes a good business website design? It is a question which results into many myths. Some believe that a good business website has nothing but eye catching infographics which are an effective method of communicating the right message to your target audience as it catches the eye and provides the consumers with to the point and direct information about the services of the business without any irrelevant content.
SEO has become as elusive as online success for many bloggers and web entrepreneurs. Misguided bloggers have fallen for bogus SEO deals with the hope that some self-acclaimed internet marketing spin doctor can turn around the fortunes of their web property. For Many bloggers and website owners getting traffic is an accidental occasion which is either too difficult or too expensive to plan around.
While there are genuine SEO practitioners with a proven track record of awesome white hat deliverables, the ins and outs of good and effective SEO practices have remained a mystery to the ordinary website owner and designer. A few that attempt to share the secret SEO gems hardly go into the hard core of what it really takes to get up search engine page rankings and stay there.
If you can even remember back to a time when web design first entered the market, it was a time when only major corporations, or well established businesses, were able to afford putting their name, and their information, into a website format. Websites used to be something that were created by professional computer programers and webpage designers.
Explaining the way that websites used to be created is like explaining to the previous generation how we used to go the movie rental place to rent VHS tapes, it seems so archaic, it is hard to imagine that it was standard practice a short time ago. Things have changed so quickly over the past decade, that the world of web design has been completely revolutionized.
As the owner of a freelance design business or design agency, you're always working with a variety of clients. Some clients are amazing – they give you a succinct, accurate brief, they allow plenty of creative freedom, they're open to new ideas, they are prompt with their feedback and they sing your praises to their colleagues. But what about the other type of client – the difficult client.
Every designer has their share of difficult clients, each with their own unique personality and quirks. Here are five of the most common difficult design clients, and how you can deal with them.
Freelance life is amazing. However, it can sometimes be a bit frustrating. The amazement lies when you work from home with no bossing environment to piss you off, you can pick up holidays at your will, and all you need is a stable internet connection and a laptop of an average performance. The sad thing is that you can’t enjoy your freelance in a bed of roses if nobody buys whatever services or products you are offering. You just can’t pull in people and sell them right off the bat. This is when the frustration knocks your front door.
Dealing with a poor income in freelance can lead you to give up. If you don’t really know what’s wrong and how you can hurdle this obstacle you will be slowly digging your own freelance grave. If things are going as well as planned, that means something is wrong with the way you market your services, the way you are spreading your word to the right people who are willing to open their gates and pay you.