2014 – The Year of Ecommerce Design?

Over the last 18 months I have met hundreds of amazing designers and front-end developers, working independently as freelancers, as part of a collective or as a member of a small company, who are profiting from the rise in the popularity of ecommerce. This sector is experiencing large and rapid growth. If you haven’t added “designing for ecommerce” to your services portfolio yet then perhaps 2014 is the time … [Read more...]

Freelancers: Shopify Needs You!

Over the last few years everyone from freelance web designers to large agencies have been growing their businesses thanks to Shopify, the hosted ecommerce platform founded in Canada in 2006. Helped by the free to join Shopify Experts programme wed designers and front-end developers are reaping the rewards of the immense growth happening in the ecommerce marketplace. With over Shopify 70,000 active shops … [Read more...]

How to Grow your Freelance Business with Shopify

Ben Crudo set up Ben Crudo Consulting Inc. in 2011. Within six months of starting his business, he already had the momentum to create enough work for a small team and was able to take on three full­time members. He's now looking for a fourth. Their speed of growth is impressive, so it might surprise you to learn that a massive ninety per cent ($100,000­ - 150,000 worth of sales) of their business comes via … [Read more...]