Categories for Freelancing Tips

August 4, 2020
How to undo your last GIT commit and preserve your changes

Recently I got into a pickle with GIT. I pushed to my development branch which is protected. I had forgotten to check out a branch off of devevelopment in order to be able to push to the repo later for merging. The problem however was that all my changes had now been moved into a… View Article

March 28, 2019
Should you become a freelance web designer?

In the past few years I’ve had quite a few people ask me what its like to be a freelance web designer and if they should follow suit and try it for themselves. Its an interesting question and I feel that a lot of people think being freelance is a ‘scary’ notion, however being your… View Article

March 12, 2019
Essential Tools for Freelance Web Designers

Becoming a freelance web designer is quite an easy thing to do on paper. All you need is a small client base and a few tools and you are on your way. From my experience there are a few key things that you need in order to maintain a professional and stress-free existence. Here they… View Article

September 21, 2017
How I get my Wordpress Database information into my git workflow

Anyone who is anyone uses git to manage their projects these days. Its a no-brainer when working in teams and even working alone its useful for version control and completing updates. One problem I’ve faced over the years is getting WordPress database information into my workflow so that its safe in the event something goes… View Article

September 12, 2016
How to stay motivated

Motivation is a key thing when you are working on your own, and its also difficult to maintain at times. When work gets slow it can be really hard to push on and stay positive as well as focused. Finding what motivates you is really a personal journey but there are definitely methods that I… View Article

September 9, 2016
3 tips to improve your coding overnight

Coding is a precise art, and as passionate coders, we all want to get it right. We want everything to work smoothly for our clients so learning and improvement is of vast importance. From my experience as a a freelance web designer and coder, I have put together 3 tips to help you improve your… View Article

March 10, 2015
Take a holiday ffs

Just because your clients are breathing down your neck, doesn’t mean you should feel guilty about some down time. Take a holiday ffs! Step back, drop your tools and book yourself a holiday. Its a great way to get away from everything, free up your brain and get some perspective. Three years into working self-employed,… View Article

October 17, 2014
Quickly locate a layer in Photoshop

As a web designer or freelance web developer you will often have to work with PSD files with hundreds of layers. What’s annoying is when you just want one particular layer and can’t find it because its lost somewhere in the list. Lucky there is a quick way to locate a layer without having to… View Article

October 2, 2014
Change your default browser on mac OS

I’ve often wondered why all my HTML files and browser requests opened in Firefox…that was until today. It turns out that Safari (The native browser with OS) is responsible for setting your default browser which is a tad strange, so you have to make changes through their Preferences panel. Open up Safari > Preferences. For this I usually… View Article

September 25, 2014
Freelancers, stop devaluing our trade

If this post gets as far as one freelancer and they take this advice on board I see this as a success… Sadly, we’ve all been there. Work dries up and we are forced to browse the horrible freelance job boards around the net. I myself have wasted many-a-keystroke ‘applying’ for these jobs in the… View Article