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7 Signs Youve Got Business Burnout & How to Save Yourself

s you’re approaching business burnout & how to save yourself before it’s too late

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10 Must Web Designing Tutorials for Beginners and Experts!

Web Design is one of the best freelancing subjects to make money from your home but it isn’t as easy as commons think. There are certain misconceptions about freelancing which should be removed from one’s mind.There are people who wants to make money fast, easily and hassle-free but unfortunately it isn’t possible. Every work needs dedication, movement of muscles and hard work likewise freelance web designing also needs those 3 things too. There are a lot of web designing tutorials, pdf and podcasts about how to web design but there are some tutorials which actually make a difference when a person wants to learn from a authority and with a fast pace. Following are the best web designing tutorials to learn web designing in a quicker and smarter way.

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Struggling to find clients? Here’s how I built my business from nothing – Graphic Design Blender

Let’s pretend the internet doesn’t exist. Given that you are reading this blog while online I appreciate such a concept may be pretty hard to get your head around but please, bear with me.

Picture the scene.

You’ve left your regular paid job. You know you can make a living as a freelance designer, if only you could find the right clients.

You’ve set yourself up a new portfolio website.

You’ve bought your own software.

Your phone is on your desk ready to go.

You are building a nice little audience on Facebook, Twitter is a bit of fun, and you have joined a few forums, LinkedIn and online groups to chat to fellow designers.

But nothing happens. No enquiries, no commissions, not even one of those annoying automated messages.

via Struggling to find clients? Here’s how I built my business from nothing – Graphic Design Blender.

5 Fonts that will kill your design and 5 great alternatives – GDB

It seems like trends these days come to life and go to the grave in the time it takes to eat a sandwich. Designers have a difficult job of keeping abreast of typography trends and an even more difficult time admitting when their go-to fonts have become overused, and finally, cliché.

via 5 Fonts that will kill your design and 5 great alternatives – GDB.

Smashing Newsletter: Issue #119 | Smashing Magazine

Table of Contents

01. Scalable Vector Maps, In One Font

02. Animated Background Headers? Yes, Please!

03. Font Family Reunion: Compatibility Tables For Default Local Fonts

04. Selling Tickets, With A Sprinkle Of Canvas And SVG

05. App Design Workflow

06. Six Monkeys That Might Make You Love Email Again

07. Tools For Picking Colors And Gradients

08. Get Better And Smarter: Upcoming Smashing Workshops

via Smashing Newsletter: Issue #119 | Smashing Magazine.

How to raise your prices without ticking off your clients – GDB

Raising prices can be done in two ways:

Rip off the band-aid. Say, “To hell with it!” and raise them now, without warning (or with warning), and let the pieces fall where they may.

2) With the method outlined in this post (recommended if you like financial stability

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Where to Start When It Feels Like Nothing Is Going Right in Your Life

Everyone has times in their life when they feel demotivated, lost, and unhappy. Youre in a rut, and you dont know how to get out of it. Life may keep piling it on, but here are a few starting points for how you can climb out of your hole and get back on track.

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Shooting with a Smartphone | Videomaker.com

Letting a perfectly good camera sit in your pocket is a travesty when you could be shooting great video today! In this training video we show you how to get better video with your smartphone including mistakes to avoid, and tips on framing, stabilization, exposure & focus, lighting, audio, and accessories.

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Rethinking the Pixel: It’s All Relative Now | CreativePro.com

How big is a pixel? It’s widely thought that a pixel is the smallest dot that screen hardware can physically display: One pixel is one pixel. That was safe to assume for over a quarter century because the pixel density of most of our screens was stuck between 72 and 120 pixels per inch (ppi) during that era, even while everything else about our computers got exponentially faster and bigger. But screens would finally make their move, and for designers that would change how a pixel is defined.

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