How to hire your first design assistant (and know when you’re ready)
How to use Git and Flywheel together
7 ways to market your business (and why you need to)
  • How to hire your first design assistant (and know when you’re ready)

    October 19, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    Business is booming. You’re feeling busy, in a good way. Or maybe you’re feeling a little too busy! This is great — it means you’re doing well. Now you’ve got a choice to make: cut back on the client load, or bring on an assistant. Cutting back on your client load is certainly a valid…

  • How to use Git and Flywheel together

    October 16, 2017 by Lee Blue

    If you’re building WordPress plugins or themes, you probably keep your code in Git on either GitHub or BitBucket. Flywheel servers, however, don’t have Git installed. But, fear not! There are a couple really nice ways to deploy your code from Git to your WordPress website hosted by Flywheel. There’s a nice overview on how…

  • 7 ways to market your business (and why you need to)

    October 11, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    Marketing has a mixed reputation, both within and beyond the world of freelancers. Some people love it and get all up into “persuasion” and testing button colors and “finding pain points.” For others, it’s a chore – setting up a rigorous social media schedule, running apps and schedulers, and maybe even hiring someone to create…

  • 5 tips for scaling back clients with big ideas and small budgets

    October 10, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    At some point or another, you’re going to connect with a prospective client who wants to do Big! Things! with their website. And as the conversation continues, you’ll realize that they have a Big! Things! picture in mind, but their budget is…really not very big at all. This leaves you with an important decision to…

  • Why you should use alt tags for accessibility (instead of SEO)

    October 9, 2017 by Adam Soucie

    Accessibility can be a controversial subject. Proper accessibility habits sometimes conflict with established (or at least common) practices in other aspects of the web development industry. Nowhere is this more true that with the alt attribute and SEO. More commonly referred to as an “alt tag.” The alt attribute on images are a popular target…

  • Why websites are showing “Not Secure” warnings and how to proactively address the change

    October 5, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    It’s just another day and you’re working away on your website, but all of a sudden your site displays a “Not Secure” warning. Woah, not cool. What’s the deal? It all comes down to a little three-letter acronym: SSL. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol used to secure and encrypt communication between computers. In…

  • The best advice for transitioning to a new niche business

    October 3, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    You’re bored. You’re restless. You’ve grown. You’ve found some greener grass somewhere else. For whatever reason, you look at your pipeline and you kind of would really just rather…maybe not do those gigs. What happens when you reach this point in your web design career? When everything is ho-hum and not quite cutting it and…

  • 5 SEO tips to improve your website ranking

    October 2, 2017 by Samantha Donaldson

    Let’s face it: with convenient and efficient technology slowly but surely taking over every aspect of our lives, the need for a reliable, fast, and easily recognized site is more prevalent than ever. As a site owner, however, it’s not always easy to recognize the SEO tips needed to ensure your site is optimized and…

  • 7 tips to help you craft engaging content for your website

    September 28, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    In the online world, content is king. But it can also be overwhelming. The web is saturated with content, and it’s often tempting to put something – anything – out there just to keep up with the game. But you could be doing your business more harm than good. Adding any old thing to the…

  • The best Slack groups for designers

    September 27, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    Slack is a great resource for small businesses, agencies, freelancers, or just individual designers trying to network. It makes communicating with coworkers and friends fun, effective, and effortless, and joining public Slack groups is a great way to contribute and learn from new communities of similar interests or careers. Whether you’re a novice or expert…

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