Alyssa Gregory is a small business collaborator and the founder of the Small Business Bonfire, a social, educational and collaborative community for entrepreneurs.
What is the Freelancers Union and Do You Need To Join?
Insurance coverage for the self-employed is a big deal, especially if you need it and can’t get it. Freelancers Union is a non-profit that facilitates insurance on your behalf, but does membership make sense for you?
Serif Fonts Vs. Sans Serif Fonts: A Working Case Study
Sans serif fonts are the norm for web sites, but are they the rule? Take a look at this case study and weigh in…serif or sans?
Lessons Learned: Why My First Business Failed
Like many entrepreneurs, my first business wasn’t a complete success, but I learned some valuable lessons. Here are a few of the things I’ve learned.
Why Criticism From A Client Is A Good Thing
Criticism can sometimes be tough to take, but it’s an important part of working with clients and building long-term relationships and repeat customers.
Vital Information For A Web Design Project Request Form
A project request form can help the client outline their goals of the website, and become a tool to scope the project and create a project plan. If the right information is provided, it can save time and resources throughout the entire project.
What It Means to Copyright a Website
The vast majority of websites have a copyright notice in the footer. Most designers do this as routine on all websites they design. But what exactly does it mean and what protection does it provide?
7 Value-Added Services Web Designers Can Offer Clients
You can offer your clients more benefits by providing services beyond website design. Here are seven ideas for value-added services that can help create long-term relationships with your clients.
How Do You Store FTP Login Information For Your Clients?
If you work with many websites, you probably have many user names, passwords and access codes. Is there a foolproof way to store all of this information so it’s easily accessible and secure?
Survey Says: Freelancers Sacrifice Bigger Salaries to Work Alone
A compilation of three design professional salary surveys, tallying responses from designers all over the world and in all levels of their careers.
A Collection of 30+ Free Stock Photo Sites
All designers need a supply of free stock photos to use in their day-to-day work. You don’t always need to pay for good quality stock images though—in this post Alyssa lists more than 30 sites where you can find free photos.