Pay Me Please: A Freelance Web Designer’s Guide to Billing and Pricing

http://mirificampress.com/permalink/pay_me_please

“Going it alone as a web designer will quickly lead to the discovery that your accounting skills are as important as your design skills. If you’ve ever done any freelancing you know exactly what I mean. When should I bill? How much should I charge? What kind of pricing structure should I use? These are questions I’ve wrestled with more than once over my eight year tenure as a freelance web designer. Fortunately, out of the heap of triumphs and failures, a refined set of principles has emerged. I’m sure these rules will keep you out of some sticky situations.”

by: Matthew Griffin
MirificamPress.com

The Resume Is Dead, The Bio Is King

http://the99percent.com/tips/7025/The-Resume-Is-Dead-The-Bio-Is-King

“If you’re a designer, entrepreneur, or creative – you probably haven’t been asked for your resume in a long time. Instead, people Google you – and quickly assess your talents based on your website, portfolio, and social media profiles. Do they resonate with what you’re sharing? Do they identify with your story? Are you even giving them a story to wrap their head around?”