Categories for Freelancing Tips

September 23, 2014
How to prepare for a meeting

Meetings are an essential part of your business as a freelancer. Setting them up is easy and it can save you a lot of e-mails back and forth. A professional and friendly meeting can open many doorways, but this doesn’t come without preparation. Here are a few tips of mine which will help you to… View Article

September 16, 2014
How to find more freelance work

Freelancing can be both a difficult and rewarding trade. On the whole, once the work is steady, you can work the hours you choose and pick your clients…Great! However in quieter periods you will probably most likely be sitting at your desk wondering where the next pay cheque is going to come from. It can be really stressful…. View Article

July 20, 2014
Turn off voice-over on your Macbook Pro

Woops what did you press? All of a sudden your mac is telling you everything that is happening on your screen, and what’s worse you are in a public space and don’t know how to turn it off! Don’t worry is really straight forward to toggle: 1. You can just hit cmd + F5 to… View Article

June 11, 2014
Freelancing from home

If you’re any kind of freelancer, or you are self employed, you will know all about working from home and how hard it can be. There are times when sitting down at the computer and pushing pixels seems like the last thing you want to do. I’m with you on this one, I know all about… View Article

April 3, 2014
App can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer

Its annoying…You need a new tool for your web design or development, and when you come to install it you are prompted with a warning message by OSX which reads “App can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer”. I have frequently run into this solution, but fortunately there is a very simple… View Article

April 2, 2014
Blank HTML5 layout snippet for Sublime Editor

I’ve just moved to Sublime Editor this week and I have to say I am absolutely loving it. Click to get a copy of one which I created which makes setting up a HTML5 document really simple.

March 26, 2014
5 simple things you can do when the e-mails dry up

As a freelancer you can find yourself very dependant on your inbox for work and when the e-mails stop coming in it can be stressful times. In this post I discuss the things I’ve done to generate interest back to my web design services.

March 25, 2014
Fighting distraction with ambient background noise

Distraction is a terrible thing, especially for web designers and developers. One moment you find yourself knee-deep in code, the next you have twigged on to a conversation across the office and before you know it, you’ve had 15 minutes away from your desk. Read what I’ve been doing to help with this problem!

November 28, 2012
How to use an external monitor with your Macbook closed

When I’m in  my office working I like to hook up my Macbook up to an external Dell Monitor which I bought a few months ago. The advantage being that I now have a much larger screen size, which is useful when designing websites and brochures etc. Its a bit fiddly getting your Macbook to… View Article