Stop asking the same question

There is no point in asking a question over and over again. The answer was ready the first time your question popped up.

But you were way too preoccupied with the question to notice the answer.

To hear an answer you’ll have to stop verbalizing the question first. Otherwise you’ll hear more of yourself instead of what you were asking for.

Growth

Nothing happens all ag once. Yes, there are tipping points, but there was a build up happening before things “tipped” over.

Don’t expect to do big things. This is impossible.

Do small things that add up to something bigger, so that you create your own tipping point.

How to get work when starting out as a web designer (and you still don’t have a portfolio)

You’ve been learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and have just built a simple WordPress Theme from scratch.(Congrats! That’s not a small feat!)

You can do at least basic website development but, sigh, that won’t get clients swarming your inbox or a job at a digital design agency.

So, what now? Experienced people on reddit say that you have to start building your portfolio.

And there you go: re-designing and re-developing a website for a non-profit. For free.

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I’ve got my portfolio and website online. What is the next step to attract new clients?

So you’ve had several freelance gigs and have sorted out your website. You’ve got most of your previous jobs through services like oDesk or through meetings in-person. Now that you are happy with putting yourself out there you want to know the next step as to attract new clients.

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