It is a simple truth that most, if not all, humans crave money. In spite of their passions, their dedication or interest in their work, the goal of each and every profession is in part to earn remuneration for the effort put in the work and maximize the profits. Be it designing or any other…
All of us know the importance of time and the role it plays in our lives. Especially for designers and creative people, due to the constraints of the job, time management takes on a whole new dimension. Truth is, we all have the same twenty four hours. It is what we make of these 24…
The internet offers designers and photographers of all types more and more ways to sell their works online. The web also puts designers in front of customers who might not otherwise have ever seen their artwork. Overall, it’s a win-win situation for both buyers and sellers.
If you’re trying to sell your works online, there’s more than one way to approach the process. Some photographers and designers sell the finished piece, which must then be shipped through the mail or parcel delivery service after purchase. Others sell a digital file, like a JPEG or PDF, in which case the buyer can receive the artwork or design via internet download and must pursue the means to print it themselves. Some designers sell artworks they create from their own ideas, while others offer to design custom works for paying customers.
Selling design files online is incredibly easy and cost effective. Whether you’re selling your works on a digital marketplace like Etsy or you have your own website where people buy your wares, much of the process can be automated. If you’re selling a pre-made design, you can set your sites up so that the buyer can download the file immediately after they have paid. If you’re selling custom designs, you can create questionnaire forms to gather information that helps to streamline the design process. It’s a great way for designers to make extra money and for customers to easily get artworks and custom print pieces to suit their needs.
Getting into the world of web design requires a keen intellect and lots of free time. I say this coming from experience after recognizing my slumps of creativity which directly affect my workflow. The more you can stay in tune with new skills and techniques, the more you can develop a passion for one specific area. Other designers are often willing to share techniques and tips related to dozens of topics from iconography to typography.
This rule applies even more so to freelancers who don’t always have new projects coming onto their desk from a studio. You need to keep your skills relevant and the following books are a great place to start. All of them are available for digital download while some also offer a print version. Take a look over these titles and see if anything catches your attention.
Breaking into the freelance world is never easy. First you need to pinpoint your skillset and build a solid portfolio. Then it’s a matter of networking and locating clients who would pay for your creative services. How does somebody new to freelancing jump into the waters and hope for any success? With plenty of research and proper planning!
Get yourself in the mindset of a freelancer and learn how others got their foot in the door. This post includes 30 outstanding tools, articles, and webapps to help any modern freelancer. Whether you’re brand new or somewhat experienced these freelancing resources may prove to be surprisingly useful.
Working as a freelancer or within a studio requires diligence and persistence. The job can get bland after a while begrudgingly performing the same tasks. But when spending time to plan out new projects the cycle may actually become fun again! You start to learn new techniques or find new design styles that you have never seen before.
I recently just finished reading an excellent post on Medium which covers a typical design schedule. The idea behind this post is that many designers would rather dive head-first into a project because of time constraints. And quite honestly, you do have to work within a certain time limit benefitting the customer. But this requirement shouldn’t diverge into skipping the creative process altogether.
No matter what field you work as a freelancer there is always something new to learn. Web design has especially grown into a tremendous community with ever-advancing trends. How can you find time for reading up on these trends and keeping yourself in the loop? Balancing your own freelance schedule along with personal study is never easy.
In this article I hope to share a few ideas and tips for advancing your own education. Whether you want to learn more about marketing, copywriting, UI design, or anything else, the Internet probably has a few websites to get started. But don’t overlook the power of print media such as books or even magazines. If you find yourself enamored by a certain topic it is worth pushing yourself into unknown territory to see what’s out there.
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As a reader of this blog, you’ve probably seen some of my posts about the guys over at LearnWebDevelopment.com, and their Successful Web Designer program. I’m sure you’ve probably thought about starting your own web design business, and in fact, you may have already started one. If you’ve been hesitant to start, or if you’re not getting the results you’d like, you’re not alone. Many people are afraid that it will take a long time to start making money. Others fear that they will encounter roadblocks, and not know where to turn for help.
But what if there were a way to avoid these problems, and get right to building a successful business and making money? What if you could learn how to keep your costs low, begin earning income in a month or less, and have expert one-on-one help whenever you need it?
Writing content for the Internet comes in a variety of styles. Content publishing has risen to a tremendous state in the World Wide Web and it does bring in a large sum of money. This market has a lot of room for advertisers which are quickly shifting their attention onto the Internet market. Consumers all over the world are accessing websites related to their own interests, and so content publishing has been gaining a lot of attention.
In this article I want to discuss a few methods you can use for publishing content on your website. There are different terms and methods for defining how you write copy for the web. Realistically this can shift based on your niche, but there are some ideas which are universal among all topics. Additionally there are newer ideas being released all the time and it is worthwhile to keep yourself informed about this rapidly-growing market.