Redesign Your Portfolio Site: 4 Tips To Make It Better And Get More Business

If you're thinking about redesigning your portfolio site, it's probably for some pretty good reasons. Maybe you're not getting enough business out of it, maybe you want to add more features but you can't because of a restricting layout, or maybe you're just tired of the current design. No matter the reasons, there are some basic steps and guidelines you should follow when redesigning a portfolio site. … [Read more...]

How To Avoid Monumental Screw Ups When Working On Projects

No matter whether you're just getting started in the freelance world or you've got years of experience under your belt, it'll happen sooner or later: you will screw up! Something will go terribly wrong with a particular project, you will forget to back-up a database, you'll accidentally delete files from a server or you'll leave some lorem ipsum on a client's website for a whole day exposing your major screw … [Read more...]

Interview With Designer Extraordinaire — Liam McKay of Function

Hey everyone! Today we have an interview with Liam McKay of Function - Web Design and Development. I've had the pleasure of connecting with Liam on multiple occasions both via his design blog and also via Twitter and I'm very happy Liam accepted the invitation for this interview! Hope you like it! Jon: Hi Liam! First I'd like to thank you for taking the time for this interview. Can you tell us a little about … [Read more...]

Feeling Overwhelmed? Maybe You Should Think About Outsourcing!

If you've been freelancing for a while now I'm sure there are tasks you totally dread or even hate, or things you're simply not good at. See, I don't like accounting and invoicing, I find it's boring as hell and it's time-consuming, and I know I could use that time to focus on more interesting and more creative activities. I freelance because I love to create things. And I'm a musician for the exact same … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Get More Exposure To Your Portfolio Site

You know the old advice: Build it and they will come! Right... if you just build it and do nothing, chances are nothing will happen. Once you have your portfolio site up and running what you need is visitors, which may eventually become paying customers. How can you get more exposure and traffic to your portfolio site then? Let's see. Start A Blog I know many designers and programmers will say they … [Read more...]