If you’re a long-time freelance web designer, you may be experiencing a rather common problem. As freelance web designers gain experience, they naturally become more proficient. This generally leads to attracting more clients, and results in taking on more work.
Freelancers have obvious benefits. Like not having to work to someone else’ schedule, not having a boss looking over your shoulder, etc. Yet, it has potential downsides as well. One of which is created when a freelancer doesn’t bother to cultivate an efficient mindset.
A constantly increasing workload will inevitably result in working longer hours. And missed deadlines, the occasional loss of a client, and unnecessary stress.
It’s up to you to improve the way you work.
If this is happening to you, there’s a silver bullet you can use escape your predicament. There is, however, a caveat: The silver bullet is you. It’s up to you to improve your work habits.
Where to start? Let’s look at a few common causes:
It’s time to take a close look at pre-built websites, and see how they can save you tons of time; and, at the same time, improve the quality of your deliverables. There are presently 230+ pre-built websites, and counting, to work with.
With just a little imagination, you can transform the Snapshop pre-built website to suit any client.
It’s time for some tips:
Have you ever tried to calculate the time spent in sorting through a catalog of WP themes to find just the right one for a client? Have you ever had to try to justify your selection to a client who doesn’t understand what can and cannot be modified?
With 230+ pre-built websites to select from, this normally time-consuming process should only take a couple of minutes.
There are a two ways to approach this. The short way is to find all the pre-built websites that fit in with your client’s niche or category. Then, create a shortlist, and determine a best fit in terms of looks and features;
This pre-built website is destined to an e-book promotion.
The second way is to take a bit more time and make your selection from several categories. It’s easy to customize any pre-built website to build whatever you want. Your “best fit” can be determined by your imagination and creativity just as easily as by analysis.
If what you select doesn’t work as you hoped it would, just pick another one, or ask your client for feedback. You have 230+ potential solutions to work with, and if it requires 2 or 3 attempts to find the right one, you’ll still save lots of time in the long run.
If you happen to find yourself having to bounce back and forth from one possible solution to the next, or if your client has a new idea, or wants you to implement a new wrinkle, starting fresh is no problem at all in. Show a client the impact or results of a modification in minutes; instead of tomorrow.
This Christmas pre-built website might be what you need for setting up your client’s Store
Even if it takes nothing more than a sketching a rough flowchart, having a plan is indispensable if you want to avoid wasting valuable time deciding on your next step.
The plan need not be complex:
Select a pre-built website, a base grid, and a layout; choose among the 20+ header styles, upload your logo, and set the design elements. Follow that simple plan, and you’ll have a working prototype ready to present to your client.
Be Theme’s Digital pre-built website
Customizing each page is a snap; thanks to Be’s powerful Muffin Builder 3 and Visual Composer
Shortcodes can be fun and easy to work with, and there’s so much you can do with them to add details and special features or functions to a website. Although shortcodes take the place of coding, they can be edited if you like doing frontend work on occasion
The Be team has taken care of what needs to be done to make sure your website is SEO compatible and ready to go; so, your clients know that they can start working on their content marketing strategy right away.
If your productivity is lagging, and you don’t know where to turn, you need to identify potential problems and research their causes. If the WP theme(s) you’re using is the cause, give Be Theme’s pre-built websites a try: