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Hola! Not much to report today, so here’s a couple of productivity things I’ve been trying that seem to be working well. 1. The Pomodoro technique. The idea is that you do 25 minutes of solid, focused work followed by a 5-minute break. After 4 of these in the morning, it already feels like I’ve … Read more
Ah, GDPR. My least favourite four letter word. As you’d expect, this is been a big part of our internal chats between our team, lawyers and the online community in general. First things first… This is not legal advice. You will almost definitely need to consult a lawyer to determine what you need to do … Read more
Want to get a little publicity for 10 minutes of your time? Have you had a little win in your agency? It can be tiny, as long as it improved your business or life in some way. Would you be up for sharing it with me in a mini interview? It would be by audio … Read more
This week I’ve seen a few people talking about struggling to get clients, so let’s talk about that. I’ve always maintained that one of the best ways to get clients in pretty much any business is partnerships. First, you have to know that it takes a lot of work to build solid relationships with people … Read more
Web Designer Imogen Allen of Umbrella Digital Media talks about how to manage client expectations for project success and how to get things right from the very first point of contact.
I hate to even mention this horrid four letter word, but have you heard about this whole GDPR thing? It’s some new legislation coming in that impacts anyone that has clients, or even has people visiting their website who are from the European Union. It’s pretty serious. And we are taking it seriously as well, … Read more
Writing a great proposal for your web design or marketing clients makes a big difference in winning that work, and being able to charge more. Adam shares a ton of good advice on how you can do that
“Sorry, after considering your quote, I’ve decided I’m going to get my cousin’s wife’s brother’s dog to build my website.” *Rolls eyes* If you’re in web design (hell, just about any creative industry), you’ve heard this before. Many-a-job has been lost to a “family friend” who is “just getting into web design” and “can do … Read more
Having worked for more than a decade in agencies, two things have become transparent about managing projects: #1 – you must have a project process in place #2 – very few of your projects will actually follow this process to the letter, the process needs to be able to flex to accommodate different needs from … Read more
Wassup designers! You know what’s not fun? Spending the long weekend sick as a dog with probably some Mexican flu. If we’re being honest, I probably deserved it. Time to get back in shape now… It also means it’s time to put a ton more effort into Content Snare. We’ve got a ton of web … Read more
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