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What is your problem | Lifestyle of Web Designer

So what is your problem? Recently, I was at my favorite watering hole (coffee shop) enjoying a nice beverage and breakfast sandwich.  My cell phone ranged and it was a contact from a project, which was launched.  He had his boss on the phone.  They wanted me to stop...

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Are you really listening | Lifestyle of Web Designer

Are you really listening?  Usually a question which I ask myself after finding out my perfect client is typically a not-so-perfect client.  My design process comes from years of creating websites, each step serves as a means to an end.  It consist of six steps......

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Managing Your Client | Life of a Web Designer

Managing your client lessons come from "All I really need to know in business I learned at Microsoft" by Julie Beck. Make your client look good The perfect symbiotic relationship of a project is for you to try to make your client a star and the client does the same...

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Breaks | Life of a Web Designer

Yesterday, I meet with a fellow web designer (free lance wordpress designer) and we discuss work flow, design process and breaks.  Taking or not taking breaks became the center of our discussion.  She did not take any breaks during the day.  Clean out emails, work on...

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Failure equal Opportunity | Lifestyle of Web Designer

Failure equal Opportunity! A strange title to a blog post, but many of my opportunity (projects) are the results of someone failure.  Not looking for anyone misfortunes.  Recently a newbie (free lancer) asked me about a recent project.  Just happen to be at a MeetUp...

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Sales Funnel | Lifestyle of web designer

Until recently the concept of a sales funnel was new to me.  Working on projects as they come in the door, became and is the norm for most free lance designer. Then about six months ago, I was invited to be on a panel.  It consisted of an agency owner, search engine...

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Why I love WordCamp | Lifestyle of Web Designer

I love WordCamp !!! Just drove eleven (11) hours from Atlanta to Pittsburgh for WordCamp Pittsburgh 2018, and had a ball.  Having to meet a twitter friend, Deborah Edwards-Onoro .  Deborah and I have been twitter friends for a couple of years (really not sure how we...

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I needed a break | Lifestyle of a Web Designer

I needed a break I had way too many projects going on at the same time.  All were my fault, I had moved away from my design process. Trying to keep the clients happy, I had allowed them to move away from my design process.  In my defense, all the projects look...

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My Job | Lifestyle of a web designer

My Job | Lifestyle of a web designer My Job | Lifestyle of a web designer. I have a great job.  I have been blessed to be able to  take my kids to school, work at home or in the office, take my wife to lunch, pick my kids up from school, help my kids with homework,...

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Work and more work | Lifestyle of Web Designer

Work and more work on recap Monday. It has been a week since I last posted a blog, and as most of my subscribers know.  Tuesdays are reserved to illustrate my day as a web designer,or my lifestyle. It was full of work on projects. It began early 6:30am - Woke up and...

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