Posts in the 'freelance' Category



Should I Write For Free For Me or Get Paid to Post Elsewhere?


This is a little bit of a different post than my usual fare, in that I am asking for your advice. Over the past several weeks I have been approached by a number of design-related blogs requesting that I write articles for them. In most cases I am already a fan of these blogs, subscribe to their RSS feeds, read them regularly and I’m extremely honored by their requests. Also, in most cases, they are offering to pay me for my contributions. This has happened …


Weekend Reading: The 419 Design, Freelancing, Social Media & SEO Links I Tweeted This Week (8/21-8/27)


Back again by popular demand. Well, okay. Only 3 or 4 people expressed a desire to see this series continue, but who am I to deprive them? And yes, I counted. 419 links in all my favorite interests – web and graphic design, freelancing, social media, SEO and more! Hopefully there are some tasty little tidbits of info here just for you.

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How To Fail At Using Twitter To Drum Up Business


Several times over the past few months I have received some ridiculous communications via Twitter from freelancers or small businesses who obviously are new to Twitter and have clearly decided to jump on the social media marketing bandwagon in an attempt to utilize the tool to find new clients. The reason I say these exchanges are ridiculous is because they have been asking me – a web designer – if I would like to hire them to do web design! Not asking if they can …


Pro Bono and Free Services: Is It Possible To Give Too Much?


Last Thursday I was taking part in a weekly discussion among designers called DCTH (Design Community Twitter Hours) and this question came up: When do you draw the line between pro-bono & just helping for free? A very interesting discussion followed and it got me thinking about my own experience with offering my design and web services pro bono or for free. In this post I want to share some of those experiences with you and how they have influenced my business approach as well …


Don’t Let Your Bad Attitude Or Ethics Ruin It For The Rest Of Us!


The other night my wife and I went to our eldest daughter’s high school basketball game to cheer her on. We took our regular spot up at the top of the bleachers so we could lean back against the wall rather than slouching on the hard wood for the entire game. As we settled in, we noticed a few parents from the other team had the same idea and were setting up camp about 15 feet away. We commenced with the standard smile and nod …