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Working from home

Working from home – 5 tips to stay sane

Today it is much easier than ever before to work from home and even to start your own businesses with home as your base. Working from home has many advantages, but it also comes with challenges you have to face and solve. Many freelancers working from home deal with these obstacles on a daily basis. This is not an easy job, so don’t worry if you find yourself in struggle while working from home. Today, I want to give you a few bits of advice on how you can make working from home easier and more productive.

Remote employee

Remote work and hacking the workflow of employees

More than ever before we are seeing how internet and the possibility of working remotely across wide distances are changing the way we hire new people. In this day and age, you don’t have to search locally and hope to find the best people for the job. Your options are much wider now. With a few clicks you can search for, interview and hire anyone no matter where in the world he or she is. You can do it while waiting for your chicken salad and being done before the food arrive. Question is, will it work?

Game of numbers with your clients

Game of numbers with your clients

Many starting Web Designers are doing one almost special mistake. The ask their clients for numbers before they tell them. This is occur most often when Designer is beginner and got his first client (maybe second). Since this mistake can cost you a lot of money and also – from psychological view – your reputation, we will talk about this subject more today.

The paradox of mastery

The paradox of mastery

Couple days ago, I read interesting question on LinkedIn. One girl was asking developers how long it will take to master JavaScript. This question got my attention from two reasons. First, when people ask questions about learning they ask something like “how long it will take to learn x?”. I guess they mean learning from scratch – tabula rasa. Second reason was about the mastery itself…

How to prepare for Conference speech

How to prepare for Conference speech

With gaining recognition and reputation you will have the opportunity to speak at some Conferences you will attend. If this is fearful idea for you, calm down. Public speaking about what you do and other important stuff related to your industry is great way to contribute. It sounds hard to many beginning web designer and developers, so let’s split the whole process into more manageable parts.

Dealing with difficult clients

Dealing with difficult clients

Every web designer and developer working on his own as a freelancer or in a small company where he talk with clients knows this situation. For ones who are just starting off, it might be very hard to get used to. Especially for the first time.