You’ve worked hard. You’ve gained some excellent experience and insight into your craft. You’ve thought hard and long and you’re ready to hang out your shingle as a full-time freelance Web designer.
But here’s the inside scoop. It’s going to take more … a lot more … than great design and coding skills to be successful. A freelancer who is going to eat, pay the rent or mortgage, car payments and put something aside for a rainy day needs more than just Web design skills. They need killer business skills. And this is where you’ll learn them.
Right about now, odds are, some of you are thinking, “But all I want to do is design and write code.” If that’s the case, this isn’t the site for you. Keep your day job. Not everybody is cut out to go it alone. But if you are, keep reading.
This site is about my book, Starting Your Career As A Freelance Web Designer. And, it doesn’t have too much to do with Web design. It has to do with all that backend stuff you need to know. In it, I share what I’ve learned after being in business since roughly two days before dirt was invented … about thirty-five years. So, you’re in luck. Go through the site and you can pick up years of experience and insight so you won’t make the same stupid mistakes I did. And trust me, I’ve made plenty. Get the book and you’ll learn even more.
My hope is that we can create a community of designers and coders helping designers and coders. Sure, we all compete, but we can all learn from each other. More on that inside the site.
Got questions? Email me. I’m like you. I sit in front of a box for hours and hours each day. I’d love to hear about your successes, your challenges and even your failures. Together, we can make things better. A better work environment for you. Better client relations. A better bottom line.
** If you’re looking for the Client Questionnaire mentioned on page 64, you can find it here.**