Category Archives: Inane Ramblings
Anyone who has been following my blog or been on my site will know that I currently do something called Freelance Friday. It’s an initiative where I give one day of my time each month to a small/medium sized charity and help them to develop their digital strategy and work out a method of growing their audience. Continue reading →
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Laura and Gillies at Fiuran Property (the very best estate agents in Oban, in my opinion) for their kind blog post about me. Read the blog post here: http://www.fiuran.co.uk/website-designer/
It is always so lovely to hear from happy clients, and especially nice to hear that the users of the website really like it to. A huge thanks for being fantastic clients through the whole process, and for your very kind words.
I am looking for one or two junior level freelancers to come in to my new office space (which is based in Wimbledon TV Studios) and work with me on a variety of projects. Continue reading →
Contrary to my previous blog post, I can also think of a million reasons for you to NOT become a freelance web designer. Some people are fantastic designers or developers, but just cannot manage the business side of things. These are 10 reasons why being a freelancer may not suit you.
I can think of hundreds of reasons to be a web designer, and even more to be a freelance web designer – but you have to make your choice carefully. Being freelance isn’t just about being good at what you do. You have to know how to run yourself as business. It isn’t enough to be the best, you have to go the extra mile for your clients. These are 10 reasons why being a freelance web designer is a great career move.
There are hundreds of tips, hints, tidbits and rules when it comes to selling your stuff online. If you are thinking of moving into the world of e-commerce with your product, the biggest trap you can fall into, is assuming that when your site goes live, you will start to make sales.
It’s like a physical store, people need to know you exist. If you have a little shop in the back alley of some forgotten town, chances are, passing trade is going to be hard to come by – and unless people know about you, you won’t make any sales at all. Likewise, if you have a glorious shopfront in the heart of Oxford Street, London – then you are most likely to see plenty of sales on a daily basis.