As a web designer, you have a creative mind, meaning you’re able to think outside the box and see things creatively that the average person wouldn’t see. In that same token, you’re also very tech-savvy and are able to understand and process the workings of the digital world. You put those things together, and you […]
If you’re not charging a premium for your experience as a website developer, your fees are too low. Even if your routine projects are generic, you bring some kind of expertise to the table that deserves additional compensation. Your expertise could be development speed, access to a network of professional programmers, an eye for typography, […]
Graphic design can be a rewarding career for talented creatives who know how to market themselves – and rather lucrative for designers who create passive income streams. Getting paid while you sleep might seem too good to be true, but many designers have leveraged their skills to do just that.
Editor’s Note: This post was written by Tom Braley, who worked as an advertising creative for nearly 20 years before making the switch to the technology sector. He now writes copy, blogs and marketing material for Thrive Software, creators of Solo, a beautifully designed project management tool for creative freelancers. You can follow him on Twitter: @Tom_ThriveSolo. The business […]
Becoming a freelancer has a LOT of perks, and many people with desk jobs regularly express envy about the freelancing lifestyle. What they may not know is that while there are a lot of great things about the life of freelance designers, there are also challenges that people who have 9 to 5 jobs may […]
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” -Steve Jobs As we have the habit of pointing out from time to time, freelancing is a great line of work, but it also has a very unique set of challenges that most people aren’t expecting when they first get […]