A friend of mine who’s a crackerjack math teacher was telling me recently about various ways he gets his students engaged in learning. One of the cleverest ideas he shared with me was “Think Hard Thursday.” On Think Hard Thursday, the goal is to push yourself as hard as you can to learn more about […]
When you’re starting out as a WordPress designer, it’s tempting to start spending money on anything shiny that might make your job easier. The mere act of investing in a book, software license, or online course can make you feel like you’ve accomplished something just by virtue of your purchase. (Ask me how I know.) […]
Two powerful tools you can use when creating a collaborative site are Gravity Forms (affiliate link) and MailChimp. Gravity Forms is a supercharged form-building plugin that allows you to customize forms like a rock star…a rock star who has an internship at a form customization company, or something. MailChimp lets you send email campaigns in […]
So – you’re going to get yourself a team. But remember – we love it when a plan comes together. What should factor into your plan when you’re building a collaborative site?
Getting started as a freelancer is no small task, whether you’re replacing your full-time job or setting up a part-time business. When I began learning web design a few years ago, my resources were…quite limited.I was using a 10-year-old version of Paint Shop Pro that crashed when I created more than seven layers in an image, working with our TV for a computer monitor while I sat on the floor in front of our coffee table, and trying to spend absolutely no money whatsoever unless I positively had to. As a freelancing setup, it left a bit to be desired.
Now that I’ve gotten more established as a designer, I still try to stick to a tight budget for my work expenses. Here are five tools I consider worth investing in, particularly if you’re just starting out.