There’s a lot of debate with what social platform is the best one to find your ideal clients and to be honest it’s all a personal preference because every social platform is similar in a sense… with some differences. In my opinion, Instagram is the best platform to find your ideal clients. I’m not only talking as a web designer standpoint. I’m talking about in general, for anyone that owns a business.Read More
When it comes to designing your website, I know it can get overwhelming trying to decide on which template to use. I would highly recommend you choose a template that allows you to have Index Pages. Index Pages are extremely versatile when it comes to designing your website.
Not many people take advantage of this beautiful option that Squarespace has for its users that’s due to the lack of knowledge of how to use them! Not to worry, though I am going to explain what Index Pages are and how to use them!
WHAT ARE INDEX PAGES?
Index pages allow you to have multiple pages in one page. There are different styles of index pages depending on the template that you’re using.Read More
1. DESIGNING TAKES TIME
Designing a website requires my full undivided attention. There’s a lot of preparation that goes before designing a website. Once those two weeks roll around I want to make sure everything is in place in order for me to fully focus on designing my client’s website.
Most of the time when I start a new web design project it’ll be a blank canvas. Meaning the client has compiled some website inspiration that they liked but that’s about it. It’s really up to me to play around with styling and customizing to create the style and feel they’re going for.Read More
I always tell people that 50% of my job as a web designer is to educate the client about what it takes to bring their vision into a fully functional website. There’s a lot that goes into designing a website and educating the client as much as possible before diving into designing their website is absolutely crucial.Read More
Your footer is probably one of the most underutilized sections on your website. You can do so much with it! I know it’s easy to get caught up with making everything else look good on your website, but your footer deserves attention too. It’s easy to forget about the footer because it’s all the way at the bottom of your page but if you use it correctly it can complement your site beautifully.Read More
As an online business owner, you become extremely vulnerable to online scams and one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself is creating client contracts. Aside from having client contracts, asking for a deposit from your clients is the next most important thing you should be doing as a freelance web designer.Read More
We’ve all been there, struggling to get clients because you don’t have any work to show them but HOW are you supposed to show them past work if you haven’t had any clients?! 🤔 It’s one of those very frustrating things that many brand and web designers have gone through, but you have to start somewhere right? It’s happened to me before and it sucks, I want to share with you how you can avoid losing a client because you didn’t have any work to show them. I’ll be sharing some tips on how you can start expanding your portfolio now in order to gain experience and start landing clients quicker!
If you’re a business owner or creative entrepreneur who is looking to get their website designed, you probably know that creating your own website can go from dreamy to it being a total nightmare. You might be going the DIY route because you want to save money or because you have some knowledge of what it takes to design a website. I want to give the rest of you that really don’t have an idea of whether you should be hiring a web designer reasons why it’s imperative to get one.Read More
Is your website screaming for a do-over? You might be too busy to take care of it yourself, but it doesn’t mean you should just neglect the fact that your website is a total flop compared to your business. It’s important to have a cohesive overall brand and having a well-designed website is part of showing your clients what you have to offer them. I want to share with you five reasons why it’s time for a new redesigned website.Read More
Many of you have been there. We think that rushing through the branding process is no big deal. So you brush it off to the side and focus on what's really important. Right?
So you start doing what's "really important" and realize that your brand isn't resonating with your target audience. Or you realize the horrible colors you decided to go with are making your brand look bland and inconsistent.Read More
For a month or two I stayed on the sidelines watching, while people took the leap of faith and decided that they were going to take action on their dreams. I finally mustered up the courage to gain as much knowledge as I could before building my website. I took online courses to expand my design and tech skills and once I finished I bought my website through Squarespace.Read More