As a freelance web designer, income can be very unstable and inconsistent. One month, you feel like Scrooge McDuck, with a huge amount of cash coming in--but the next? Your income drops way down, or maybe you don't make anything at all. Some … [Read more...] about How to create more consistent income
Pricing is hard. Figuring out what people will pay, and what you need to make, and closing any gaps in between can be tricky. A lot of designers get hung up on how to price web design services. But you can do it! I like to to use a combination of … [Read more...] about How to price web design services and make money!
We've all been there, things are going along swimmingly and then suddenly we hit a lull in business. It's scary financially, and if you're like me, after about 48 hours you're thinking no one will ever hire you again and you should just give up and … [Read more...] about What to do when business is slow
It's popular opinion in the freelance industry that clients are always the ones at fault. This idea is popularized by sites like Clients From Hell, and a lot of "gurus" who run around and advise others to fire clients at the slightest hint of … [Read more...] about 3 Things you do that drive your clients nuts
Having been a web designer and a client, I've seen this scenario from both sides. As a designer, you're plugging away at a client's project, oblivious to the fact that your client is starting to freak out and believe you've run off with their … [Read more...] about 3 Things you HAVE to do to keep your clients from getting antsy
“But my clients can’t afford a $10,000 website. They can’t even afford a $3,000 one!” Does that sound like you? It sounds like a lot of web designers I know. And while I could (and often do) tell them to target clients with more money, sometimes … [Read more...] about How to help clients with tiny budgets