3 Steps to Stand Out as a Freelance Marketer

3 Steps to Stand Out as a Freelance MarketerDid you know that 53 million people, or a third of all American workers, identify themselves as freelancers? As a freelance marketer, you’re among that growing crowd. And you know how crucial it is to stand out from your competition. Sure, you’ve got amazing ideas and your stellar portfolio should sway the odds in your favor – but you have to get potential clients to notice you in the first place. As a marketer, that’s the number one thing you need to do anyway.

So – how do you get clients to notice and recognize you?

With your own personal Read the rest

7 Habits of Highly Successful Freelance Designers

7 Habits of Highly Successful Freelance DesignersAs a freelance designer, you already have a winning combination of ambition and natural talent. Unfortunately, that’s still not enough to succeed in this cut-throat market. Along with good old fashioned grit, you’ll also need to set up systems, or habits, in order to stay competitive.

Without habits, you’re pretty much reacting to problems instead of anticipating them. Without a system in place, you lack organization and clarity. You lose the ability to develop your business for the long term because you’re constantly putting out fires.

When you have the right habits, you set yourself up to succeed. You plan … Read the rest

Why Your Site Needs a Custom Domain Name

Why Your Site Needs a Custom Domain Name

Have you been wondering whether to get a custom domain name for your website? Perhaps you came across the catchy domain name of a small business or your friend’s personal website; maybe you already have a site, but now you’re ready to upgrade to your own custom domain. Whatever the case, here are some tips and pointers to help you out.

What is a Custom Domain Name?

First things first, what’s a domain? A domain is the essential piece of any website URL – the “yoursite.com” part. A domain functions like a geographic address for a site on the … Read the rest

Strikingly Updates 06.15.2015

Strikingly updates

This week we’ve got two fantastic blog-related updates to share, in direct response to the recent requests we’ve been hearing from you. Developing the features you want and need is our number one priority, so please try them out and let us know how you find them. Anyway, here they are!

RSS Feed for Blog

A RSS button allows visitors who use RSS readers to directly stream your blog updates into their RSS feeds. By default, we’ve enabled a RSS feed for all Strikingly blogs so your readers can subscribe to your blog feeds. You can also disable the feature … Read the rest