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What is the Gig Economy and How do You Succeed in it

What is the Gig Economy and How do You Succeed in it

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We live in a gig economy—an environment where short term, temporary work positions are common. In America last year, more than 57 million people worked freelance, and temporary talent is in high demand.

But working contract to contract isn't easy. We spoke with some freelance designers to see how they set themselves up for success in the gig economy. In this article, you'll learn:

  • Where to find business in the gig economy
  • How to build a strong reputation for yourself
  • Steps to take to protect yourself as a freelancer

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Designing for the Next Billion Users

Designing for the Next Billion Users

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Around 40 percent of the world’s population now have access to the internet. Increasingly, however, new users come online using a mobile phone only, especially in emerging markets. This means we need to optimize our websites and apps for mobile.

We talked to Rachel Simpson, senior designer on Google’s Chrome UX team, to find out more.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  • Why designing for emerging markets is so important and how to do it with empathy
  • The three key barriers to accessing the internet
  • 5 conference talks and resources about the next billion

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16 Web Conference Talks You Need to Watch This Holiday

16 Web Conference Talks You Need to Watch This Holiday

Web Conference Talks: Email

This year, there have been a lot of real gems on the web conference circuit. Of course, nothing beats seeing a talk first hand, and then chatting about it with your peers afterwards. But a close second is reaping all the inspiration and knowledge in the comfort of your own home.

Here are our favorite talks from this year, all available online, for free, in no particular order. Sit back and enjoy!

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4 Crucial Steps to Building Strong Client Relationships

4 Crucial Steps to Building Strong Client Relationships

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While client onboarding is crucial to any new project, it should never stop there. It’s important to continue to build strong relationships with your clients throughout your projects.

In the last few years, a lot of people have talked more about ‘collaborative discovery’ rather than ‘client education’ or ‘client onboarding’, establishing a new way of working side-by-side with their clients.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  • Alternative approaches to client relationships.
  • How to build more trust and better communication during projects.
  • Transforming client relationships into long-lasting partnerships.

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8 Time Management Tips for Freelancers

8 Time Management Tips for Freelancers

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Time management is crucial if you’re a freelancer. Nobody really tells you what to do — you’re your own boss. And that’s the challenge: you can do what you like from wherever you like.
Today, we'll dive into a range of different strategies, hear very honest accounts, and learn from other freelancers’ experiences.

In this article, we'll cover how to:

  • Create reasonable to-do lists
  • Track your time and minimize distractions
  • Tailor your time management to your work

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A Day With Shopify: A Community Making Connections

A Day With Shopify: A Community Making Connections

A Day With Shopify: EmailLast December, roughly 100 Shopify Partners and Experts from around Europe gathered in the heart of Bristol, UK, for a day of networking, learning, and celebrating our ever-growing partner ecosystem.

With ample keynote speakers, the first ever 'A Day With Shopify' was a great opportunity to meet other Shopify Partners, learn more about the Shopify platform, and answer some of the big questions around running a successful web design or development business.

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What is Impostor Syndrome? 6 Ways for Designers and Developers to Beat it

What is Impostor Syndrome? 6 Ways for Designers and Developers to Beat it

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Job posts often rate lots of different skills as ‘desirable,’ which we might interpret as an expectation. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. There’s always a new tool that someone more skilled has mastered, and we’ll never be able to catch up, right?

This feeling is commonly known as “impostor syndrome,” and is characterized by an inability to internalize your own accomplishments and knowledge.

In this article, we'll cover:

  • What imposter syndrome is and how it affects you and your professional life.
  • Six ways for designers and developers to beat imposter syndrome.
  • Further resources to learn more about how to deal with it.

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