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How To Gracefully Fire a Client

By / Mar 29, 2012 / Tips

Clients come in many varieties. Some are thoughtful, professional, cooperative and ALWAYS pay on time. Then there are the other ones. When a client goes beyond “difficult,” to being such a burden on your resources that your other clients suffer, then you may have no choice but to cut the cord. There are many legitimate…

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Freelance Guidelines for Getting Paid on Time

By / Mar 27, 2012 / Tips

The lifestyle of a freelancer can be very hectic at times. You have to juggle multiple projects and meetings with clients all to make sure your bills are paid. And the only way you’re going to keep ahead is by managing your money properly!

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Creating a Productive Home Office Setup

By / Mar 14, 2012 / Tips

Working from home is like playing a whole different ball game than at the office. You’re always around the house and prone to distractions such as dishes or phone calls. Because of this it’s important to have a room you can feel productive working any hour of the day.

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Blending Ads into your Website Layout

By / Feb 29, 2012 / Tips

Advertising is the age-old medium which has been transformed via the Internet. Ads can be served on websites in different ways than TV or radio shows. Google AdSense is the most notable company, although there are plenty of alternatives to consider. Not to mention the growing popularity of in-video ads!

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The Popular Rise of Mobile Studios

By / Feb 22, 2012 / Tips

Savvy tech consumers are slowly adapting to a world where smartphones and tablet PCs are commonplace. With these new devices comes a revolution of mobile software which we have never seen before. Mobile dev studios are popping up everywhere to showcase and market their latest app ideas.

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How To Determine What Your Clients Really Want

By / Feb 14, 2012 / Tips

The world of freelancing is host to many complicated skillsets. Artists and graphic designers are constantly trying to match their talents with the numerous demands pouring out from clients. Project work can be exhilarating, yet also very stressful if you aren’t prepared.

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Creating Minimalist Designs Makes You a Better Designer

By / Feb 9, 2012 / Tips

The trend of using minimalist designs has been with us for a while now. It seems like every day major design blogs publish a new gallery of great designs. But do minimalist designs actually mean anything to a designer? Can you become a better web designer by going the minimalist way or is it just…

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Keeping Yourself Motivated Throughout the Workday

By / Jan 31, 2012 / Tips

Centering your attention throughout the workday can be a difficult process. You need to truly love your work and cherish the time you spend. Unfortunately not all of us can feel this way 100% of the time.

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Tips for Keeping Focused on Freelance Deadlines

By / Jan 19, 2012 / Tips

It can be a bummer when you’re stuck in a freelancing rut. Anybody who has worked this field will understand the grief of struggling to finish project deadlines in time. Often the work quality will suffer along with the accompanied mental fatigue. Rushing to the finish line will additionally put a huge strain on your…

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Usability Design for Online Web Forms

By / Jan 12, 2012 / Tips

Designers aren’t just creating pleasing graphics for the Internet anymore. As a web designer you need to consider other properties of user interaction and coding. UX design is possibly the most important topic to cover, and this is especially true designing web forms. All webmasters should understand this message.