The new year always brings a fresh start. And with that fresh start, we set goals. But the problem most of us face is that we set goals that sound great, but with no plan to actually achieve them. So how do you set goals that you'll actually achieve? Set goals that are measurable If you can't measure your goal, how will you know if you've achieved it? Too often, we keep our goals vague, which makes them impossible for us to track. Maybe you want to get more clients. Well, "Get more … [Read more...] about How to set goals you’ll actually achieve
I wish I could live at CaboPress. I spent the past week in Cabo San Lucas, at a business conference (yes, really) made for nerds like me. To be honest, when I first heard of CaboPress (a mastermind conference run by Chris Lema), I wrote it off due to the cost, and the fact it didn't seem like a "real" conference. Hanging out in a pool having discussions? Would that be worth it? Turns out, yes. After seeing several people I know and respect rave about what they got from last year's … [Read more...] about CaboPress 2017 Recap
To use a page builder, or not? Does using a page builder mean you’re not a “real” developer? Does it undermine the industry? Or does it make things easier for you and your clients and offer a great solution to the struggles many clients face when it comes to editing their websites? If you’ve been poking around my site lately, and you know how to look at the page code, you may have noticed something. You might have noticed that this latest incarnation of my website was actually built with … [Read more...] about Should you use a page builder for your web design projects?
Going it alone in business is a surefire way to fail. With no one to turn to, no one to lean on, and no one to learn from, you’ll be doing everything on your own. And it’s not easy, being alone. Joining a community of others in your industry gives you new insight into your business, inspiration to try new things, support when you need it, and a chance to give back and establish yourself as an expert. I’m a big fan of online communities, here’s why: Outside eyes Sometimes, you’re so … [Read more...] about The importance of community for web designers
Who doesn't love a good quiz? Well, I'm sure someone out there doesn't, but millions of people looking for ways to waste time on the internet take quizzes. Why? They're fun! And useful. How else would you know which Hogwarts house you belong to, or what state you really should live in? But seriously, people love quizzes. They love taking them, and they love sharing their results. Quizzes aren't just silly fun though, they can be used strategically to grow your email list and funnel … [Read more...] about How to use quizzes as a web designer
Odds are, if you've been designing websites for a few years or more you've either partnered with a developer on a project or considered it. After all, as our businesses grow it becomes more important to focus on the tasks we really love and less on the tasks that just get in the way. One way you can free up large chunks of time to focus more on design is to outsource your development. It's the perfect way to avoid the tech headaches and make your web design projects go more … [Read more...] about 4 Ways To Ensure Your Developer Collaboration Goes Smoothly