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How to Pitch a Client For Non-English Speakers

Since most developers are looking for the top-end projects and most of those projects come from the United States or the United Kingdom, understanding those markets is key to getting noticed by prospective employers. Let’s focus on the largest market, the U.S. Every client is unique. Projects, needs and expectations always vary. But there are […]


Bad at Interviews? Let Your Code Do The Talking

Coders are traditionally not the most warm and friendly people. Most people, when they think about coders, think of this: Yes that is a depiction of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network.  Award, difficult to deal with, but a genius. That is not a terrible thing, and people looking to hire coders often just want […]


Before You Try To Get A Tech Job, Build Stuff

It’s great to go through a coding school and learn the in’s and out’s of whatever code language is in question, but potential hirers want to see what you have built.  Often times, it does not have to be specific to what they do, they just want to see your ability to be creative and […]


How Content Advertising Can Land You A job

A big trend in the past couple years has been clickbait content ads. If you are reading a story on Taylor Swift and you get to the bottom and see a bunch of pictures and titles of other pieces of interesting content, chances are, they are ads. These are quite popular and have the potential […]


The Problem With ODesk, Elance, Freelancer and Others

The easiest advice you can give someone who is looking for side web design/development work is to sign up for one of the freelance websites like ODesk, Elance or Freelancer. These sites are hugely popular, and companies or individuals will often use them when they have no options for completing a website or specific tasks. […]


5 Techniques To SEO With Your Online Portfolio

Just like with anything else, Web design and development (and content creation) is a balancing act and there is a lot of compromise between user experience and Google results. If SEO is a big part of your marketing strategy, then it should win out most arguments about user experience. Good SEO strategy is building a […]


Google Adwords is Not A Good Monetization Strategy

If your site is ad revenue-driven, realize that you won’t get rich from Google’s ad network — Google AdSense — unless you can deliver millions of pageviews. And if you are doing millions of pageviews, you should be able to monetize better. That does not mean you can’t make good money from ad networks, but […]

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Finding a Partner to Get You Web Development Jobs

If I had to pinpoint the most important step in my freelance career, it would be finding individuals to partner with that had no coding abilities. When I got started, I didn’t know anyone who had design/development work. I began answering ads in my local classifieds and through that, met some people who worked as […]


Replace Your Job With A Website

At the end of the day, it all comes down to the fact that you are just trying to make a living by doing web design or development.  Sometimes, if your skills are too specific or you are getting frustrated by a lack of clients, you may want to supplement some of your time with […]


How Many Web Projects Should You List On Your Website?

Another important issue to discuss is how you handle the projects you do get. You can get hundreds of projects in your career but still be struggling. Here is the breakdown of the number of projects you should have completed in order to be a stable freelance developer: Large projects (over $10,000): 1-3 Medium projects […]