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  • How to find, book, and onboard your first client

    September 25, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    Hey, you fresh, hip new web designer, you! Starting your web design business is exciting, isn’t it!  How’s business going? What’s that? You’re still looking for that first client? Cool. Everyone has to start somewhere, after all. Once you’ve been doing this for a while, you’ll have a great process for finding and onboarding new…

  • How to optimize your WordPress RSS feed

    September 20, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    An RSS feed works by creating data that is machine readable and then it displays that data to the end user in an easy-to-consume format. It is important to provide this option to your site users so they can regularly view your content if they choose to add it to their RSS feed. Website content…

  • 6 tips for creating a powerful personal brand

    September 18, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    Personal branding is the art of making everything you create uniquely and recognizably yours, from your name, logo, and color scheme to your voice, imagery, values, and the way in which you conduct your business. Many people mistakenly believe that branding is only for the big boys. But branding is a valuable tool for everybody,…

  • 4 reasons networking hasn’t won you freelance clients (and how you can fix that)

    September 17, 2017 by Brittany Berger

    Networking is usually pretty “all or nothing.” Either someone avoids it like Comic Sans, or they put their all into it. And when someone doesn’t like or believe in online or offline networking for new clients, it’s usually for one of two reasons. In the first scenario, it’s likely they tried going to networking events…

  • How to make passive income every month

    September 12, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    How would you like to look at next month and already know you had income lined up, even if you didn’t have any new projects booked? It’s a pretty good feeling. Knowing that you start each month at $1000, or $2000, or $4000 already coming in the door before you even look at the new…

  • The psychology of typography

    September 11, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    Along with color, the way you use typography on your website is a key element that can determine the success – or failure – of your site. The written word has been around for centuries as a means of allowing us to express emotions, share stories, and communicate our thoughts. But you only need to…

  • The best WordPress gallery and slideshow plugins

    September 7, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    Finding the right WordPress gallery plugin or slideshow tool for your site can be tricky. There are so many options out there – what makes some stand out above the rest? It really all depends on whatever your specific site needs are. Some options may have just the right functionality, others might be easy enough…

  • 9 fantastic free design resources

    September 6, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    There are tons of brilliant designers in the world, many of whom have worked hard to create great free design resources for the rest of us in the design community! Some are pretty well known, and others are hidden gems in the virtual land of the world wide web. I’ve scoured the internet for user-friendly…

  • 7 SEO essentials that all web designers need to know

    September 5, 2017 by Amy Copadis

    Web designers and SEO experts tend to butt heads. Why? Because, while these two elements are absolutely essential to any website, they sometimes work against each other. While designers are focused on giving the user a great visual experience, SEO experts are concerned about giving search engines a realistic view of the site. Without design,…

  • How to find new leads with higher budgets

    September 4, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    There comes a time in every freelancer’s life when they sit down and ask this question: Where can I find better leads? This is not necessarily a reflection of the freelancer’s current and past clients, but rather it’s a sign of growth. (That’s not to say there haven’t been plenty of web designers who’ve been…

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