You Know You're a Freelance Designer When… #37

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Site Review: ThemeFuse.com quality wordpress themes

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This is a Site Review of ThemeFuse.com. If you would like to get your book, blog, site, service, or product reviewed on GDB, contact us. What’s the most important thing when it comes to WordPress theme stores? Is it the usability of the store itself? Its ease of use? The average price of a theme? The complexity of the transaction process? No. It’s the quality of the themes themselves. If you’re launching a theme store and your themes are any

Presenting design work to your clients

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So you’ve landed that great client you’ve been talking to for weeks, and you want to make sure to keep them happy. Aside from giving them a stellar product, how do you do that? One way is by being ridiculously professional in how you present your work. The way proofs are presented to clients had never really occurred to me until I did some in-house work for a design agency awhile back. This particular agency was very particular about presentation,

19 Questions to Ask Before Creating a Website

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Have you ever come to a point in a website design where you’re lost? You’re staring at a blank Photoshop document and you have no idea how to fill the space. You don’t know what the client wants and what they will like. Don’t get yourself stuck in that phase again. Clients often don’t know what information to give their website design before starting a project. They believe the website designer knows-all and can read their mind. However, we are

You Know You're a Freelance Designer When… #36

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You Know You’re a Freelance Designer When… #36

9 tips to be a productive designer while working at home

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Being your own boss is definitely fun. However, one of the greatest downfalls of freelancing is that it can be very easy to become lazy and unproductive without the pressure of having a supervisor. The road from procrastinating to inefficiency is definitely a slippery slope. Today I’d like to give you a 9 tips I found to be useful in boosting productivity when working from home. 1. Comfort can be our biggest enemy Not having the pressure of a boss

Get the design clients you want by defining what you do

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One of the more important things you can do in building your successful freelance design business is to determine exactly the kind of work you want to do, and what you want to accomplish. This may sound obvious, but it’s not always as easy as you might think. As you develop your skills, you may find yourself with the ability to take on work that is outside the scope of what you got into the freelance business for. Extra money

You Know You're a Freelance Designer When… #35

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You Know You’re a Freelance Designer When… #35