Remember that anxious feeling you got when you were assigned an essay or project in college, and the crushing pressure to get a good grade? It was never a good feeling, was it? Thinking about the amount of work and data-crunching that would be needed scared the hell out of me. More often than not, students procrastinated until the deadline approached and then rushed through the project, later realizing that their grades suffered as a result.
Wondering what this has to do with setting short-term goals? The planning required to complete a research project is comparable to what is required to reach your objectives as a freelancer. Being a freelancer means running a business: you are accountable for both the profits and losses of this business. And setting short-term goals keeps your business on track.
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.