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5 Fast Ways to Upgrade Your Website (for $0)

5 Ways to Update Your Website (for $0)

If you’ve stopped sending traffic to your website because it hasn’t grown with your business, you’re definitely not the first!

The prospect of overhauling, rebranding, or even just updating a website is so overwhelming for many business owners to face that they literally put it off for years—basically until they absolutely can’t anymore.

If you’re in the boat of “it’s too expensive,” or, “it’s too much work,” you’re in luck. There are actually a few things you can do pretty much instantly to improve your website if you have access to the admin dashboard/back end of things.

Take these 5 steps and see if you don’t feel a weight lift off your shoulders! Read More

Business

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

Business, Popular

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

Business, Photography

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Put Everything in Your Portfolio

 

3 Reasons Not to Put Everything in Your Portfolio | Alexis the Greek blog

This week, I had the privilege of launching the new REP Branding Co. website.

It was particularly exciting for me because this is a site I actually want to showcase in my portfolio.

I don’t showcase all my work. In fact, I’d say most of the web design work I’ve done I have never highlighted anywhere in my portfolio. Not on my website, not on my Instagram, not even in conversation.

Why? Well, funny you should ask. There are many reasons to be picky, but these 3 ought to convince you that sharing everything you ever create… well, it’s usually not exactly the best idea. Read More