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Weird Ways to Become a Better Freelancer

If you're like me you have probably Googled 'Grow freelance business' about 14 bazillion times. Freelancing and consulting can be really difficult to scale up and improve because everything rests squarely on your shoulders. Personally, I think I have read every single generic 'how to become a...

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How to Master Sales in Web Design Without Selling Your Soul

If you are like me, the word 'sales' brings to mind the image of a greasy-haired guy in a cheap suit trying to sell you something you don't need (or want). Unfortunately, sales is pretty important if you plan to run a business. Or at least it is important if you plan on staying in business for...

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11 Mistakes All Freelance Web Designers Make (Do you?)

It is a great time to be a freelance web designer. Web design is a booming field, with more businesses getting online or revamping their web presence every day. The demand is high for web designers, and that means it is a better time than ever to be your own boss and get into the freelance...

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How to Instantly Charge 300% More for Your Web Design Work

If you are a freelance web designer, you probably do not charge enough Honestly, even if you are only doing your 2nd or 3rd website EVER you probably are not charging enough. Most freelancers, especially ones who work in a creative field like web design, take entirely the wrong approach to...

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Why I am Giving Away My Flagship Product for Free, No Strings Attached

As of February 2nd, 2016, all of my course content is absolutely free. That's not a small thing to say, considering my main course already has about 30 video lectures, screencasts and slide presentations, and there is another 40 or so videos in the works. I have spent countless hours developing...

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7 Ways to Get Web Design Clients Without a Portfolio

Getting clients in web design can be hard Many times prospects want a lot of detail about your skills, you experience, how you would go about creating their site and just about any other topic you can think of. Being able to give references from past clients, display your ability to design and...

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How to Make Your Web Design Clients Love You

Web design is all about people As a web designer, you will need to be able to get along with a people who have a variety of personalities and backgrounds. Being able to connect with people is essential for attracting prospects to your business, landing clients and getting referrals. Being...

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