Everyone works their best on a different schedule, and that's what I love about being a freelancer. I know a morning designer that works from 7am - 3pm. I'm a night owl, so I tend to work 10:00am to 7:00pm and get all my household chores done in the morning (along with eating breakfast - the most important meal of the day!) before I start to work. Whether morning birds or night owls work 30 or 60 hours - there is one thing we have in common: what the 50th hour looks like. It's not pretty.Read More
Lucky for us - we live in the golden age of stock photography.
Places like Shutterstock and iStockphoto have very specific images for purchase (need a 50+ year old woman with glasses reading a computer? They've got you covered) - but what about for your site? What about depth, beauty, personality?Read More
Tonight when I opened my site to write a blog post, I wanted to start with my story - how I came to be a designer, what influenced me, how many years, projects, and struggles it took to get here. But most of you aren't interested in that. The #1 question I have been asked in the past year of 100% full-time freelance is this:
WHERE DO I GET MY CLIENTS?
Gaining a client base wasn't easy, and that's the honest truth.Read More
I get asked constantly from my Squarespace clients what they can do to boost their SEO. There's so much good material out there - but it can be overwhelming to swim through! Below you'll find the top 5 things you can do to boost your SEO on Squarespace and get your site listed higher on google. Much of this content comes from Squarespace itself, but hopefully this is condensed down to a more manageable bite!Read More