Best business podcasts

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I’ve recently been writing about my favorite podcasts about the business of web design. Here are my favorite business podcasts that aren’t about web design, but do have great business content. I’ve listed these from most to least favorite. If you like these, you should read my other posts about podcasts. I’m always looking for […]

Best web design business podcasts

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These are my favorite podcasts about the business of web design. They frequently cover topics including marketing, pricing, project management, productivity, client relations, entrepreneurship, freelancing, proposals, and contracts and other legal issues. If you like these, you should read my other posts about podcasts. I’m always looking for more, so please add your favorites in […]

Review: Design Is a Job by Mike Monteiro

Design Is a Job

Design Is a Job by Mike Monteiro My rating: 5 of 5 stars This succinct book is densely packed with sage business advice for designers (especially web designers). Monteiro rightly calls it “a guide to making a living as a designer”, and shows that he has a lot of experience in the industry. It’s quite […]

SignNow.com: free electronic document signing

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I’ve been using SignNow.com to have clients electronically sign documents. I frequently need signatures for agreements and acceptance forms, and SignNow.com gives me a free, simple, legal way to get them. These are the general steps: Upload your document to SignNow. Enter the other party’s email address to invite them to sign. The other party […]

Review: The Web Design Business Kit by Brendon Sinclair (SitePoint)

The Web Design Business Kit 2.0

The Web Design Business Kit 2.0 by Brendon Sinclair My rating: 5 of 5 stars This SitePoint kit is packed with actionable advice and recommendations for web design and development businesses. The author draws on 10 years of firsthand experience plus tips from other successful web professionals. It’s a well-organized, easy read with summaries and […]

Review: Starting Your Career as a Freelance Web Designer by Neil Tortorella

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Web Designer

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Web Designer by Neil Tortorella My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m starting to freelance as a part-time web designer, so this book was exactly what I needed. It addresses all areas of freelance web design, including the design process, rates and billing, contracts, insurance, client relations, and marketing. […]

Book review: Web Design All-in-One For Dummies

Web Design All-In-One for Dummies

Web Design All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies by Sue Jenkins My rating: 3 of 5 stars A simple, visual reference for beginning web designers. Five books in one, covering many areas related to web design, including planning, designing, graphics, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, web standards, testing, hosting, and search engine optimization. In her examples, the author […]

Book review: Design and Launch an Online Web Design Business

Design and Launch an Online Web Design Business in a Week

Design and Launch an Online Web Design Business by Jason Rich My rating: 3 of 5 stars My long-term goal is for OptimWise to become a web design firm, creating and promoting websites for small businesses. I’ve been looking for the best books about succeeding in the web design business. I wasn’t very impressed by […]

Book review: How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Web Site Design Business

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Web Site Design Business

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Web Site Design Business: With Companion CD – ROM by Charlotte Evans My rating: 3 of 5 stars After meeting with a few local web designers a few weeks ago, I was inspired to accelerate my plans to move OptimWise into web design. I know how to […]

Book review: How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Web Site Design Business

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Web Site Design Business

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Web Site Design Business: With Companion CD – ROM by Charlotte Evans My rating: 3 of 5 stars After meeting with a few local web designers a few weeks ago, I was inspired to accelerate my plans to move OptimWise into web design. I know how to […]