It is a trend amongst designers to share their thoughts, techniques, and skills with other people by using a blog. Much more, some designers learn this job by consulting the blogs (obviously, in addition to reading books, listening to podcasts) and others sharpened their potential.
The blogs are very advantageous for readers but at the same time bring popularity and clients to the owners. Under these circumstances there is no wonder that the number of blogs has exponentially increased. Is it wrong? Personally, no way; it’s both side expedient and as long as the information shared is useful and qualitative then this activity must really be stimulated.
The web industry nowadays is very productive. During these years there have been many trends followed and every day the designers experiment new techniques creating new tendencies in the art of making website.
Recently is evident the necessity of a direct communication with customers and a website is the first place where a company can make know their cool stuff and services. A well-designed website is important for the growth of a business and often to create a “fresh” and clear image for a company (or a product, or a freelancer) we need the help of the art of simplicity. For these reasons a minimal and super-clean layout can be the perfect solution for an attractive website.
Are you looking for ways to drive more traffic to your website? Aren’t we all… Have you ever considered putting a Marketing Plan together for your website? When it comes to achieving your goals, I’m a big believer in planning. Putting a Marketing Plan together can drastically increase your ability to achieve your website goals.
I know that most Website Designers are probably cringing while reading this. I know that you’re Website Designers and not Marketers, but I think I can break down the development of a Marketing Plan in such a way that will allow you to create a Marketing Plan for your website without too much stress. I promise that those of you who do take the time to write a Marketing Plan for your website will be extremely happy that you did. In this article we define our Marketing Plan, explain each of the main components that make up a solid Marketing Plan, and discuss the benefits of drafting a Marketing Plan for your website.
Freelancing is an art, and a science. It is difficult to master, and notoriously hard to continue doing. Creativity is hard to call on a moments notice, and almost impossible to squeeze out with barely any sleep. Freelancing in general though is a way for us to take the things that we have done, and would enjoy doing on a day to day basis, and turn it into a lifestyle. It is more than work. It’s a way to be thorough in what we do, to be measured and critical, to be creative and artistic, to be judged and critiqued appropriately (and not appropriately), and most importantly it’s a way to learn.
We can explore, captivate, love, and impassion with our work when we freelance, and we can do it all in one blow. And on top of all that it’s one of the last true ways to get an MBA in Business Administration (so-to-speak) without attending a school or University. You will never have more challenges, more self-doubt, and more excitement than when working for yourself on projects that you care about. That quote up at the beginning of this article really resonates with me, and I hope it resonates with you. Because that is simply the truth of the matter. Though, it is a glamorous lifestyle indeed, it can be notoriously difficult to start. In this article I hope to walk you through some of those steps, and let you in on some of the lessons I learned the hard way. Also, I hope to give you some insight on the why’s of freelancing, as I know there is a large contingent of people out there who really are debating what to do next.
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