The Fastest Way to Become a Web Designer

If I said you could start today and be a full blown web designer - making $50 per hour or more - in just 8 weeks, would you be interested? If you’re a regular reader of FreelanceFolder, the answer is most likely, “You bet!” People, like you, who visit this site are looking for expert advice on making a living as a web designer or increasing their web design income. For the last 11 years we have been … [Read more...]

Easy Accounting Tools for Your Freelance Business

How badly do you hate accounting? Yeah, me too. We certainly can't avoid it. But, we can automate it with some really slick and easy-to-use accounting tools. Let's take a look so you can spend less time battling those numbers. A few weeks ago, we discussed the importance of streamlining your business with systems, software and automation. Today we are going to take a look at how to automate, quite … [Read more...]

Boost Your Freelance Business With Email Marketing

Email marketing consistently produces the biggest Return On Investment (ROI) for small businesses. According to the Direct Marketing Association, businesses average a return of $40.21 for every dollar spent on email marketing. It has played a key part in the success of my websites over the years and I want to show you how to both to increase your freelance business and to increase your own ROI. Most … [Read more...]

How to Streamline Your Freelance Business with Systems, Software, and Automation

Systems are a key part of making your business efficient, consistent, and easy to run. By using systems alongside the proper software, you can streamline many of the tasks that you do on a regular basis - saving time, saving money, and giving you the opportunity to grow your business further. Before we get into the subject, though, it’s important to know what we mean by ‘systems’. Here’s our working … [Read more...]

Launch Your Web Design Business

I know starting your web design business can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and changes in the industry come constantly. For over 10 years I have been helping web designers build their skill set and even launch their businesses. During that time, we have fine tuned our training to not only give beginning web designers the tools for success, but even better, we give you the edge on the … [Read more...]

The Key to a Steady Freelance Income

How many sources of clients do you have now? 1? 2? Several? If you're like most freelancers, you have a few lead sources - possibly referrals and maybe an SEO strategy. But, if you only have one source - or your sources aren't reliable - you're playing a dangerous game with your freelance business. Let me explain ... I'm sure you heard the phrase: Don't put all your eggs in one basket... And when it … [Read more...]

One Productivity Tool That Can Double Your Freelance Income

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing the tools I use to run my freelance business. Today, I am going to share the most important productivity tool I have in my toolbox. It has transformed the way I work and, more importantly, increased my income. Let me start by sharing a story about a recent coaching session I had with a Freelance web designer. Let's call her Jennifer. Jennifer was concerned about … [Read more...]

The Five Stages of a Web Design Business

You've probably heard me mention the folks at LearnWebDevelopment.com in past blog posts. They've let me know that they're going to be hosting a free live online training class, and I wanted to give you all the details. The class is titled The Five Stages of a Web Design Business, and it will cover a lot of information that can help you in your web design business. Here's the outline for the class: The … [Read more...]

WordPress Bootcamp: A complete solution for web designer. (sponsored)

If I haven't introduced you to LearnWebDevelopment.com's WordPress Bootcamp yet, I would like to today. Here's what you get: - 42 complete WordPress training videos that you can download and watch again and again. - Two live sessions with our WordPress experts to better understand what you’re learning and ask any questions you might have. - Personal 1-on-1 support from LearnWebDevelopment.com’s experts … [Read more...]

Why We Love WordPress (sponsored)

LearnWebDevelopment.com is celebrating their 10th anniversary of training Successful Web Designers! The secret to their success is constant research of the best training for their students. Take a second and let us show you why we love WordPress and think it's the best platform for you. Also, the anniversary celebration is still going on and they are giving away party gifts each day! Get in on the action … [Read more...]