4Apr 2015
Running Web Design Business no comments

Why Many Freelancers Fail and How You Can Succeed

There is a lot to love about the life of a freelancer.  From setting your own hours to working at home, anyone who has spent time as their own boss understands the joys – and difficulties – of freelance work.

Starting your own business comes with a unique set of challenges, often leading to mistakes made during your entrepreneurial career. Here is a list of some of the most common freelancing mistakes, and how (and why) to avoid them. read more

15Mar 2015
Area301 no comments

Area301 system update – big, exciting changes

I am very excited to show you a new version of Area301!

Among the biggest changes:

  1. New design!
  2. Improved algorithm – the amount of spam is now minimal!
  3. More leads from existing sources, with new sources added (Reddit, Guru,
  4. Remote project leads added, local targeting is now an option.
  5. Forum – we have a community forum to share knowledge and learn from each other.
  6. Mastermind Group for PRO Members – visit our forum for details.

Pro Membership price changes to $19.99 per month. We are closing the beta testing stage and more than tripling the amount of features and support available.

I look forward to your comments and feedback!


Video about the updates and how Area301 works:

8Sep 2014
Running Web Design Business no comments

How much for a small business website in New York City? Research, interesting results and conclusions.

Market research and knowing your competition is a crucial aspect of any successful business. If you don’t know the prices your competitors are charging, or the saturation level of your niche market, you are operating in the dark. One way to discover the state of the freelance web design market is to publish a fake job request and see how your competitors respond. (I realize some may find this approach a bit underhanded, but I found it to be an effective way to learn about your competition). The easiest and most basic research can be accomplished with a job posting on CraigsList. I recently submitted a web design ad for the NYC marketplace and have gathered the results, along with my conclusions, below. read more

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