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Thinking of Hiring a Freelance Creative? 3 Things to Keep in Mind

How to Hold Freelancers Accountable | Alexis the Greek blog

If your startup or local small business can’t afford an agency to handle creative needs such as your logo design, bio video, website build, social media strategy, or photo needs, you might decide to hire a creative freelancer.

This is almost certain to be someone who comes to you by way of referral. A peer in business knows someone, or one of your new employees has a friend who does whatever it is you’re looking for. On faith, you meet with this freelancer, and if the price seems good, then you probably feel safe giving him or her a chance.

Creatives and young freelancers tend to think differently and play by an entirely different set of rules than the rest of us are used to. This can make working with one a stressful experience, unless of course you are mentally prepared ahead of time.

While in an ideal world any freelancers you work with will have rhythms and systems in place to hold themselves accountable, since you can’t always count on this, here are 3 tips for making sure the work you need gets done, and gets done at the level you’re hoping for. Read More

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10 Things Your Next Web Designer Wants You to Know

 

10 Things You Should Know Before You Hire a Web Designer | Alexis the Greek blog

I’ve been a full-time web designer for a couple years now, and on the whole, it’s a job I truly enjoy. When you work with creatives, like I do, designing a website from scratch is sort-of like being entrusted with the painted portrait that will hang in a prominent place in someone’s home. When you get it right, the client feels seenand by extension, truly happy.

My love of the work sometimes causes me to forget about the pieces that can be a pain. I don’t mean my clients are a pain; I mean that there are aspects of pulling together and debuting a website (what amounts to hundreds of lines of coded language that needs to talk with about a billion other lines of coded language on the internet). Sometimes it feels like it gets harder and harder every year.

So I pulled together 10 things I think every person (or business) should know when hiring a web designer and when going through the pains of building a website. These things will make the process faster, and easier, and in the end should result in a website you love… without caveats. Read More