All posts tagged web design

#14: How To Find Good Clients

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Freelancers not only need to know how to find clients, they need to know how to find good clients.  In this episode, Brian and Dave break down the strategies that have worked for them over their years of freelancing. From working the job boards when you’re starting out, to building a strong referral network, and marketing yourself so that great clients come to you.

Have questions or other tips for landing new clients?  Post them in the comments and let’s keep this conversation going!

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#9: Designing Your Web Business with Sarah Bray

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Sarah Bray classifies her business, S. Joy Studios, as a strategic web firm. In this episode, you’ll find out what that means for both her clients and her own business. In what ways is she strategic about her own pricing, marketing, hiring, and message? And what does it mean to have a date with your website? In the words of the immortal Dodge Hemi guy: “You’re about to find out.”

Once you’ve watched this episode with Sarah, definitely take the time to read and subscribe to the blog on her website. Most, if not all, of the topics she covers about web design and online business could each be a topic for a Freelance Jam episode. Quality content from a quality web designer and entrepreneur.

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Opening clip: “Son of Sam”
Closing track: “In The Lost and Found”

#8: Orman Clark and the Business of Free

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Can you give great stuff away and expect to make any money? Orman Clark does it on a daily basis through his site Premium Pixels. In this episode we dig deeper into how Orman has crafted a site full of self-created freebie graphic files and used it to drive sales of his premium WordPress themes and grow a loyal following.

Orman is an amazingly talented UK-based freelance web designer. By tuning into this episode you’ll gain insight into his creative process, where he finds inspiration, how he finds time to do what he does, and how he’s using “free” to power a successful freelance business.

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As mentioned in this episode, our guest is from “across the pond” so the tunes will be as well as we play a few tunes from the Travis album The Boy With No Name.

Opening clip: “Selfish Jean”
Closing track: “My Eyes”

 

 

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#4: Typography On The Web with Sean McCabe

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Sean McCabe of Bold Perspective is a talented web designer from San Antonio, TX who was gracious enough to join us and talk about typography on the web. It also happens that he released a free font called Jokal on this very day. Sean walked us through the process of releasing a font, how typography fits into his design process, and much much more.

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Dawes album coverCheck out the twangy, Band-like sound of Dawes (YES their official site is on Blogger – one of you freelancers needs to help them fix that). We’re featuring few songs from their album North Hills in this episode.

Opening clip: “When You Call My Name”
Closing track: “Bedside Manner”