List

There was a time when I could remember everything. (If not everything… then at least a lot.) That’s not the case anymore – and that’s okay. I’ve made my peace with it. With that being said, what saves me are lists. Lots and lots of lists.

I thought I’d share with you my latest list – just a couple of freelance resources. If you have others, please list them in the comments!

Helpful Articles

Smashing Magazine’s The Roadmap to Becoming a Professional Freelance Web Designer

This article is over 3 years old, but it still has a lot of great resources on branding, creating your elevator pitch, determining your rates, managing your time, staying motivated, and more. Plus… you can’t go wrong with Smashing Magazine. So many good tips here.  

 Freelance Switch’s 9 Steps to Starting Your Freelance Web Design Business

This is a great list of resources that covers everything from establishing your brand to establishing a sales cycle, with lots of helpful articles peppered in. Freelance Switch has a lot of great resources – definitely one to bookmark.

1st Webdesigner’s Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Freelancer

Are you motivated? Do you like to work by yourself? Where’s your office going to be? This is a great, basic article to get you thinking before taking the big step.

Inspirational Sites & Firms

I love to see what local design firms are doing. (And yes, not just web design – graphic, too!) This is one of the hardest parts of freelancing to me – keeping motivated and getting ideas for my designs. Here are a few of my favorites that have clean, well-organized design.

 

 

 

 

3 Responses to “Great Freelance Resources for Web Designers”

  1. Randy Pena

    I finally decided to write a comment on your blog. I just wanted to say good job. I really enjoy reading your posts.

    • Julia

      Thanks! I appreciate the feedback.

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