Ep 013 – Door to Door Cannibals

How do you start getting clients? Tune in to hear one of my ideas on this topic.

This one’s about our endless quest – How to get clients? Here is a good approach to starting off your freelance work and start getting clients. We all need paying clients, and especially if you’re just starting off, it’s hard to get them.

The 5 reasons why I suggest this approach (from the podcast)…

  • Have industry-specific suggestions and ideas
  • Understand the industry enough to upsell
  • Understand the SEO & marketing ins and outs
  • Have very valuable first-hand networking
  • Have secondary and tertiary fields

I really hope this sets you of in a good direction so you can get a good start in your web design journeys. Please

 

News & Articles

The survey
https://www.fastcompany.com/90422497/what-life-is-really-like-for-todays-freelance-designers-in-5-numbers

Inspiration ideas
https://dribbble.com/stories/2019/10/30/how-to-spark-creativity-when-you-feel-uninspired

Adobe’s excuse
https://www.creativebloq.com/news/adobes-inconsistent-icons

Come on guys..
https://mashable.com/article/adobe-creative-cloud-accounts-exposed

 

Resources

Paper newspapers are still relevant..?
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/11/newspapers-teach-web-design/

Get some cool color palettes
https://imagehues.com

SEO! NEIL PATEL!
https://app.neilpatel.com/en/ubersuggest/

The title

Chevelle’s Door to Door Cannibals has a bit of frightening imagery, but it’s a kick ass song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mBLdvSUH9g

6 Comments

Another great podcast! This is exactly how I got into web design. Older musical mentors of mine needed websites, so to help them out I started building sites. I have two quick questions that are a little off topic: 1) would you rather people leave comments on iTunes or here directly on your site? 2) what do you think about slider plugins like slider revolution and layer slider? Pros/cons? Have you ever used them? The functionality seems pretty cool….

Hi Zach, thank you for the kind words. I’m happy you liked it!

To answer your questions..
1. I just wanted to get some ratings showing on iTunes, but any questions you got, post them here!

2. I like slider plugins, and they’ve come a long way, so if used well, it’s pretty nifty. I have one episode planned on talking about the hero section, so I’ll be covering slider plugins.

Hope that helps!

After listening to this podcast, I decided to rebuild a site I did with Wix for a best in the world jazz artist. Since it’s for a mentor and friend of mine and there’s not much of a budget, I thought I’d use uncode. I bought one theme license before discovering Divi and your tutorials, and figured I’d just boom boom click and use the wireframes and templates from the theme. What a pain in the ass! Fucking builders. Now I completely understand why starting with a proof and then not using a builder and instead using custom CSS is the way to go and the correct method. I also noticed that uncode doesn’t utilize flex box. I got to write some css in my child theme like you taught me, and it worked! Still, I decided to abort the project and just do it with Divi and custom css. Maybe I’ll use uncode just to put a temporary one page site together for me to replace the Wix site I currently have until I have time to build myself a new site. Long story short; everything you are teaching us in your tutorials is pure gold and I hope more people coming from Wix and just starting out with WordPress and we design check out your tutorials. Thank you PK!

Hey Zach,

Uncode isn’t the worst theme out there, but it’s far from being the best haha. It uses an old builder (about as old as Divi) and it has a lot of stable but old CSS methods. I’m sure it’s caught up recently.. right? I’ve used it before, and I don’t hate it.. but.. I wouldn’t use it if I had a choice. haha

Thank you for the kind words, and thank you for taking the time to listen to what I’m trying to say.

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