Sunlight, Fresh Air and Exercise: How to Stay Creative

The autumn air is fresh and clear, the light is soft and uplifting and the autumnal forests are at their most beautiful. Combined with some smooth Swiss tarmac under my wheels, cycling conditions are perfect and I’m often out enjoying the hills in the middle of the day. But I’m not skiving, this is an… Read More

5 Ways to Communicate With Non-Visual Thinkers

Many, if not most designers will at some point encounter this scenario: they’ve just completed a digital wire-frame for a new project, with a new client. They’ve thought long and hard about the placement of everything, and they’re ready for feedback. They figure it’ll be a short conversation, just enough time for the client to… Read More

7 Secrets for Building Great Client Relationships

A colleague recently said to me, “I’ve heard that you’re a client relations guru. Are there any tips or tricks that you have for starting to build up those relationships?” I always love a question like this—something that makes me stop and reflect. It’s true. Working with people and developing new (or existing) relationships is… Read More

Should You Sell Website Support or Maintenance Services?

By now, you’ve likely encountered and worked your way out one of the more common problems freelancers face. In moving your business model from one that bills by the hour to value-based pricing, you become a trusted resource for clients instead of one they call on to tackle nitpicky requests. As a result, everyone stops… Read More

The Future of E-Commerce Platforms

The competition in the e-commerce market is fiercer than ever, as brands wrangle to outdo rivals by deploying the latest techniques and practices technology can offer. However, it’s hard to predict an industry-leader for a longer duration with the future of e-commerce constantly shifting. This fast-paced evolution of e-commerce has not only expanded the digital… Read More

The Freelancer’s Guide to Paying Tax

When you take the leap into freelancing and self-employment, it’s really exciting at the start. Eventually, the honeymoon phase wears off and you comfortably adjust to life as a freelancer, which, in all honesty, is a really great deal. You get to run your design business the way you want. Work with clients you like.… Read More

6 Ways to Speed Up Slow Clients

Frustrated with your client? Beginning to wish you’d never taken this job on in the first place? Do you just need some feedback so that you can move forward? Picture it: You’ve managed to land a great gig with a well-paying client and you can’t wait to get started and produce some of your best… Read More

Infographic: The Future of E-Commerce

Worldwide, retail e-commerce sales totaled $2.29 trillion last year. By the end of this year they’ll have reached $2.8 trillion. If the trend continues apace, e-commerce sales will reach a whopping $4.479 trillion by 2021. The message is clear: Consumers love the convenience of e-commerce; the reduced prices compared to real world stores, with their… Read More

How to Launch Your E-Commerce Empire for $100 (or Less)

No, it’s not a clickbait title and yes, starting with $100 can get you an actual running store. In this article I’ll go through every step you need to take to get your store up and running and explain the costs involved. Granted, to keep the costs down you’ll do all the heavy lifting but… Read More