Working From Home

How do you manage to be productive working from home when there are so many things to distract you? How do you motivate yourself to work hard when the tv is a room away or the phone is ringing? How do you stay on schedule with projects when the kitchen needs cleaning and there seems to be an endless amount of things to pull your focus away from your work?

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Why Your HTML And CSS Mastery Are Not Enough

Shortly after the new year started, Jeff Croft wrote an article titled, Web Standards Killed The HTML Star, which attracted my attention. It was’t so much for what the article was specifically about, but because what it said connected to something I wrote around the same time on design becoming a commodity.

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How To Price Freelance Services — Improving Cash Flow

Freelancers, at least this freelancer, has a tendency to see business in waves. We’ll be busy for a time and then not so busy. It can sometimes create an unrealistic picture of how much money is flowing into the business and it creates occasional months where cash, or rather a lack of cash, is an issue.

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How To Price Freelance Services — Reducing Your Costs

The last couple of weeks, I’ve been looking at the business side of freelance design and development. So far I’ve offered some thoughts on how to understand your costs and things to think about when determining a price to charge for a project.

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How To Price Freelance Services — What Should You Charge?

How much does a website cost? It’s a question designers and developers are asked all the time. It’s an impossible question to answer without details and your response is likely some variation of “it depends.” At some point you learn the details it depends on and have to come up with a price. How do you determine what that price will be?

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