earning income

Where to Quickly Get Your Second, Third and More Clients

Where to Quickly Get Your Second, Third and More Clients

When you’re new, getting your first website design project is awesome. Especially if it’s paying.   You’ll want to jump on that excitement right away and keep the ball moving by quickly getting more clients.  Two things come to mind, looking back after 11 years, of where to get more work fast.  Let’s say, for example, you just finished some  work for your church.   –> More Web Design Work Source 1 – Same client!  Ask your church if they need more help!   Look at their site and perhaps make a small list of suggested enhancements. You’ll learn that a great source…

A Recent Post on Keeping Web Designer Income Low

I recently wrote an article in Top Articles titled Nine Things that Keep Freelance Web Designer’s Income Low. It’s a post about the things that are causing you not earn enough. You really need to get rid of the worry about money. You need to get your baseline income needs met so that you can free up creative energy to create. Imagine trying to design something great when you’re shivering in the cold and hungry- not easy to do. But imagine, on the flip side, you’ve got money to cover your basic needs and you can relax into your favorite…

Web Design Pricing 2.0 Basics

The pricing model that many new web designers default to when determining their fees doesn’t work well. I’m referring to working on an hourly basis. The problem with hourly work is that your focus is on pounding out hours. And, this is bad for both you and the client. For you, your work motivation becomes something you must do to get the money. And according to Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, this style of carrot-and-stick motivation (carrot is the money, stick is the lack of money) often kills creativity because your focused is…

Nine Things that Keep Freelance Web Designer’s Income Low

(Warning – this article can be overwhelming as it digs into many of the things you could be doing wrong and can leave you feeling overwhelmed. My advice: proceed with caution and realize that Rome wasn’t built in a day. At the end of the article, pick one area to focus on and go.) It can be very stressful when you have to worry about having enough money to cover your basic needs such as rent, food, and clothing. It can tax your energy. Feeling down about your work because you need to earn more can throw you into a…

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