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Many is the woxuld-be webmaster with a dynamite idea for a website name to promote their business, but procrastinate because their website is in an early stage of development, or even just in theory. With thousands of web pages created every day, the fact is that creative company leaders like these play a dangerous gameContinue Reading “Domain names: the case against waiting”

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Today over 130,000 ecommerce stores are powered by Shopify. Along with the increase in the number of stores the demand for knowledgable designers and developers has sky rocketed. That means you can make money with Shopify as a designer as well. Today there are thousands of freelancers and agencies specialising in, and generating revenue from,Continue Reading “How to make money with Shopify as a designer”

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Like many freelancers, I dedicate some of my free time to work on creating my own digital products like eBooks and training courses. Having a separate and consistent income stream from your own products can really free up your mind and reduce your dependency on client work. Recently, Catalin did a detailed post on howContinue Reading “E-Junkie or Selz – how should freelancers sell digital products?”

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Over at Red Lemon Club (which gives advice to creatives on building influence), founder Alex Mathers has been spending the last few years compiling some of the common issues people have with their creative careers. I put together a list of 24, with short answers. Here are the first five… 1. How do I findContinue Reading “Red Lemon Club answers common questions asked by creatives, quickfire mode”

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There is nothing worse than an unhappy customer.  Sometimes a situation arises, where a difficult client confronts you and is not at all happy.  Haven’t we all been here once before in our professional lives?  What is the best way to deal with this situation?  Dealing with angry and/or difficult clients can definitely be aContinue Reading “HOW TO: Deal with difficult clients”

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Today’s tip off is a super handy tool for freelancers and consultants of all kinds, a free invoice template from the folks at Paydirt. Most full time consultants pay for a full online invoicing software solution, but if you’re just freelancing on the side (or just starting out), then this cost may not be withinContinue Reading “Free Invoice Template – How to Make a Professional Invoice in Minutes”