You finally take the leap to work with a developer on your latest custom web design project. You’re excited to see your unique and intentional design come to life without having to do any of the development yourself. But…then you get the website from your developer and wonder what in the world they were even […]
Gathering content from clients can be a constant struggle. It gets stressful fast to have to follow-up with someone repeatedly, wonder whether your project is going to continue, and determine how you’re going to manage when your next scheduled project starts when this one is already running behind.
Outsourcing any part of your small business is a big step. Heck, I remember when I hired my first VA for a few hours per month. I was intimidated, had no idea what the process would look like, and was worried about releasing some of the control I had over my business. Handing-off something as […]
A couple weeks ago, we chatted about the most affordable and flexible way to work with a developer. If you checked out that post, you know we ended up talking about working with a developer on a monthly retainer basis. It’s a big step that feels super intimidating when you’re prepping to do it for […]
You’d love to outsource some of the coding and techy aspects of your web design projects, but you’re among the many designers who hesitate about the cost of working with a developer. I don’t blame you. Deciding to outsource custom development definitely adds to the cost of your packages and sometimes it’s just not reasonable […]
The design industry is a saturated one. Especially if you’ve found yourself in a niche that involves small business owners or creative business owners. Someone can post in a Facebook group looking for a designer and within 20 minutes there are 50 comments on the post. All designers who want (or even need) the job. […]
Managing web design projects where you collaborate with a developer is something I’ve seen a lot of questions on in the communities I’m a part of. No matter who you’re bringing into your process, having someone else to manage is a new way of thinking. And when you’re outsourcing something as important as development, it […]
Something I hear all the time is that designers are out there working like crazy, putting in long hours, but aren’t seeing the profits they want to see. There’s a vision of those $5k months, where at least 50% of that can be pocketed, but it’s much easier dreamt of than done. If you’re reading […]
With running your own design business, it’s common to attempt to do absolutely everything. You’re doing client work, managing and onboarding clients, staying active on social media, marketing your services, creating and selling products, supporting other business owners, answering emails, and writing blog content. The scary thing is…that’s just the beginning.
Running a business on your own gets overwhelming fast. There’s so much that needs to be done to be successful and making it all work is totally up to you. No pressure, right? To make matters that much more difficult, there are always “experts” coming up with new things we have to be doing in […]
There are a lot of moving pieces that go into partnering with a developer for your web design projects. If you’ve never done it, it can certainly be an intimidating task. Not only do you have to figure out how it all works, but you have to find the right person for the job and […]
Finding a developer you can rely on to bring your web design projects to life is a big and scary step. In fact, when I sent out a reader survey a while back, the most common question that was asked about working with a developer was how to find the right one. I totally get […]