Your Guide To Successful Freelancing

Do you want to earn more?

Everyone can make good money in freelancing. But most are happy to just make a living.

This site is for freelancers who want to get the maximum from this business. It will help you get paid better if you are professional freelancer or if you just get some extra work in your spare time. You will find advice how to get your customers accept your prices even if they are higher by your competitor’s offers. You will understand how to work more effectively.

Do you need more customers?

The hardest thing for any Internet based business nowadays is to get noticed in the unlimited competition. Every freelancer who works in the same field as you can be your competitor – regardless of where he or she lives.

But there is another side of the coin. Every potential customer all over the world can be your customer. On this site you’ll get some advice how to:

  • Get yourself noticed by your customers
  • Get clients finding your website, blog or resume
  • Find free leads for your service
  • Build a list of happy, returning customers

Start right away by visiting the Finding Freelance Jobs section.

Do you hate being scammed?

This is the Internet. You may never see most of your customers face-to-face. It is easier for a malicious person to scam you than it would be in the real world.

You need to protect yourself againts thieves. I have received some valuable lessons for being too trustful.…

Web Designer vs Web Developer

What is a web designer?
Web designers offers HTML and graphics services and designs visually focused web pages. Their focus is on the look and feel of a site

What is a web developer?
A web developer takes care of back-end coding aspects of a website. Things like database programming, session scripts, tracking codes, and other interactivity features. A good web designer will help you organize the information for your web site and develop navigation and layout.

I am skilled as a web designer, and I also have development experience as well. Many hosting companies these days make it easier for designers to implement some pretty advanced features

What is the difference between a web designer and a freelance web designer? The only difference is that freelance web designers work on their own ( they don’t work for a firm)? For this reason freelance web designers are usually much cheaper. The quality of website design depends on the designer themselves, no matter if they are a freelancer or not. I pride my self in being creating the best web designs based on my client’s requirements. I hope this may clear up a few questions you may have had, but if you have any more please contact me. More information on a freelance website designer.

Web Development is the backend of a website. It’s what puts the functionality into a website. Not every website needs to be developed, just designed. If you plan on having some advanced features available on your website, such as user login and authentication, then you need a development as well.…

5 Essential WordPress Tips You Might Not Know About

WordPress is a popular blogging platform that is used by a huge number of website owners. While the system is very simple, there are some essential tips that users should take into account to improve their website’s speed and security.

While a website can function without these tips, that functionality can be largely impeded.

Tip 1: Plugin Access

Almost every WordPress user has a list of different plugins they are using. These plugins are great, because they add new effects and properties to the blog. At the same time, if hackers know how to get into that plugin, they can easily enter your website.

Most users unknowingly allow access to their plugins page. For example, if you go to www.domain.com/wp-content/plugins (“domain” will be replaced with your own domain name), it will show a list of installed plugins. This can be dangerous. To fix this, just upload a blank HTML file. This will then load a blank screen, and it will keep you safe.

Tip 2: Don’t Display WordPress Version

Some users have their blog set to display the current WordPress version that is installed on the website. This may seem safe, but much like the plugins problem, this can impede security. For example, if the hacker knows how to bypass the security measures on the WordPress version you are using, then the hacker can quickly enter your website and destroy it. Instead, keep this information anonymous, and don’t let people know what WordPress version you are using.

Tip 3: Better Permalinks

When you make a new post with WordPress, the blogging system will usually assign a URL with a list of numbers and letters.…

Dodie Bellamy & Sam D’Allesandro Real: The Letters of Mina Harker and Sam D’Allesandro

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115 pages

A major contribution to the record of life in a world devastated by AIDS, Real confirms Dodie
Bellamy’s reputation as one of out most exciting younger writers. And it also confirms that with
Sam D’Allesandro’s death American literature lost a writer of exceptional talent.

I miss Sam. I was drawn to him–then close up his beauty seemed so large it scared
me away.His was the death that most diminishes my own corner of the writing world, and
I hope this book helps to establish his cult. His palm print is visible in the halting, desolate
story that was transcribed for Real.

Although Dodie was leading “in competition for grossout–but that’s such a yawn since
being female all the cards are stacked on my side,” in the end Sam won for shock and
extremity–he died. Dodie’s last letter (1993) is a homage to him (“To look as precisely as
possible at the everwavering presence…”) and a series of inventions on mortality in the time
of AIDS. The prose is pitched so high it’s thrilling. The letter is a summit of writing on sex
and death, a garden in which the void prospers. “Sam, I never dreamed that playing dead
could make you feel so alive.”

–from the preface by Robert Gluck

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