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Value-based billing: Escaping the trap of trading hours for dollars

In the Billing Like a Boss series, you’ve learned about how to work through the uncomfortable money talk with clients and the basics of an invoice for web designers. We’ve also shared some easy ways to get your invoices paid lightning fast. In this post, we’ll share with you the problems with hourly-based billing and…

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7 hacks to get your invoices paid lightning fast

Earlier in the Billing Like a Boss series we covered how to talk about money that isn’t awkward and the inner workings of what goes in an invoice to look professional and become the biggest boss on the block. The problem is that even if you send boss-level invoices, there’s no guarantee you’ll get paid in a timely manner –…

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The Anatomy of An Invoice (That Gets Paid)

  Earlier in the Billing Like a Boss series we covered how to talk about money in a way that isn’t as awkward as that time you realized (mid-conversation) that you didn’t know the name of the person you were talking to. Now we’ll dive a little deeper into the world of invoicing. You’ll learn…

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How to Give an Effective Design Presentation

Mark Twain said, “There are only two types of speakers in the world: the nervous and liars.” Most of us are in that first category. Maybe you even looked forward to being a graphic designer because you didn’t want to speak to big groups of people. You probably thought you would stay in the studio…

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Money Talks | How to Start Billing Like a Boss

The money talk is an awkward one. At least it is for us creatives. Is it just me, or were most of us never trained to talk about payment as a legitimate, natural progression of any project we undertake? I recall learning how to account for my income at the year’s end, but what about…

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A Positive Approach to Keeping Up With Design Tools

It feels like every day there is a new list of tools to implement, new software to test out, new updates to adapt to. New tools are great, they allow us be faster and potentially accomplish things that couldn’t be done in the past. For designers and developers the amount of information associated with the…

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Change Your OS X’s Screenshot From PNG To JPEG

Depending on your end project working with a certain file format can be more beneficial than others. When it comes to web design a popular image format is JPEG. Its ability to create smaller file sizes by about 15% without loss of quality, even with colorful photos, makes JPEGs the preferred image format for web designers. This…

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