Public speaking, bad projects, accounting and side projects – for Web designers

If there’s one great thing for a skillful web developer to contribute, it’s to share his knowledge to other aspiring web designers. But going up front and opening your mouth is a totally different story when you have to do it in front of a crowd. So brace up and go through these tips.

15+ Step-By-Step Public Speaking Tips for Web Designers and FreelancersImage

You may think that as a freelance web designer you don’t need to worry about public speaking. What you don’t know is that there are plenty of speaking opportunities for web designers. Here are just a few of them:

  • Meetups

  • Professional organizations

  • Client presentations

With all of these opportunities, public speaking is great addition to your marketing arsenal. It’s also a good way to establish yourself as an expert in your field.

More on Public Speaking tips for web designers here. 

10 Ways to Say “No” to Bad Clients (How to Refuse Bad Projects)

We freelancers are well aware that there are bad clients out there. There have been plenty of posts describing how to identify a bad web design client or a bad web design project. We’ve even mentioned bad projects on this blog in this post for new freelancers. There are also plenty of posts encouraging freelancers to say “no” to bad clients.

However, there aren’t too many posts that explain how to turn bad work offers down. And turning work down is harder than you might think (as any freelancer who has ever accepted a bad project will tell you).

Learn how to say no to bad clients here.

Basic Accounting Tips for Freelance Web Designers


How do you feel about accounting? How much do you even know about what kind of accounting records you need to keep?

If you’re like most web designers, Bookkeeping isn’t your favorite part of freelancing. But keeping accurate records is an important part of running a business.

It’s so important, in fact, that keeping good accounting records sometimes means the difference between freelancing success and freelancing failure.

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13 Side Projects for Fun and Profit

As web designer, you already work hard. You may feel that you’re doing all that you can possibly do. And that’s perfectly all right.

But many freelancers are taking on side projects–sometimes for fun, and sometimes for money.

Continue reading ’13 side projects for fun and profit’ here.

In my case, I take side projects to break monotony. When things get tedious, it’s a sign for me that everything’s gone extremely routine and it just zaps out the very essence of the craft, if you get what I mean. What about you? Why do you take side projects?