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On the Ball | Lifestyle of a Web Designer

Are you on the ball? I love to talk "shop" with another web designer or developer.  Typically the first question, is how to you secure clients?  I am always on!  That usually gets a puzzled look, but the real answer is the #1 rule with growing your business.  Act like...

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Everyone does not play the FOOL | Lifestyle of a Web Designer

The other day, I meet a fellow web designer, who I will call Jane (just for diction purposes).  Jane was seeking some directions about a new client.  The client was service fraternity.  The site was over fifty (50 ) pages. This was a five figure project.  Jane had...

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Value Based Clients | Lifestyle of a Web Designer

Last week as I was working at one of my favorite watering holes (coffee shops), I overheard a couple of entrepreneurs discussing value based services.  It was a very interesting conversation.  One of the debaters, who I will call Nick,  felt value based clients were a...

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Missed some of my Goals | Lifestyle of a Web Designer

If you following my blog posts, then you know that I am very goal oriented.  In my profession, it is very easily to lose focus.  Momentum can be lost in a matter of minutes, with one bad decision.  Writing down daily, weekly, monthly and annual goals help me to stay...

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Today’s Lesson | Lifestyle of a Web Designer

I am always learning new lessons, from other WordPress Designers/Developers, Business Owners, and Clients.  The other day, while I was picking up a package.  The lesson of patience was on display.  The owner of the FedEx store was asked about his printing cost.  He...

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2017 Merry Christmas from JDS WebDesign

Merry Christmas As we open presents, drink eggnog, laugh and enjoy our families and friends, please take a moment to think about your neighbor who might be lonely or without the resources to buy anything.  Remember the truly meaning of Christmas and who it...

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Staying Focus | Lifestyle of Web Designer

Staying focus is really important in the free lance world!!! What is all involved in your focus?  Being productive (working and not procrastinating) is one elements.  Keeping financially stable (making sure you have enough money to pay your bills, and partners)....

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Un Remote able | Lifestyle of Web Designer

So what is the expectations for a remote job? I have been a remote employee since 2000.  For seven years in Corporate America, I worked from home leading a team of twenty plus employees.  As a director, many conversations were conduct with company expectations. ...

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2017 Goals | Lifestyle of Web Designer

If you follow my blog, then you know that I'm a goal driven individual. I write down goals on a weekly basis (on Monday ... with white index cards) and daily (using color index cards).  These goals help me stay focus on the task.  This was a very odd year for me. ...

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Dilemma | Lifestyle of Web Designer

A couple years ago, a client of mine introduce me to a west coast company.  It was a huge company, and their website was several years old.  The CEO wanted to update the website.  We discuss the site and went over features and functions.  I explained my design process...

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