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After 3 Years On Upwork, Here’s Why It No Longer Works For Me

Design Business, Journey

September 25, 2023

In the beginning of my business journey, I had to make something happen from nothing. I had no clients and no real world experience designing anything for an actual client, and because of previously working in an industry totally unrelated to design, I had no network to really lean into for clients. For many, this […]

How to Give Your Web Designer Feedback That’s Actually Helpful

Design Business, Web Design, Web Development

September 11, 2023

One of the few *slightly dreaded parts of my process (and I’m sure one that many designers can relate to!) is when I am asking my clients to send me their thoughts on the mockup I’ve just sent them. It’s not because don’t love what I sent and that I think they’ll hate it. It’s […]

Website Audits: What is an audit, why would you need one, how much should they cost?

Design Business, Web Design, Web Development, Website Audits

September 8, 2023

Do you actually know what you are looking for and what you actually need? How much should an audit really cost? What do you do with those results and who helps you understand the solutions? Let’s break down a few things you should know about audits and how to navigate knowing what kind of an audit you need for your website.

How I Started My Design + Development Business

Design Business, Journey, Web Design, Web Development

January 1, 2022

After only a few months of coaching, tons of mindset shifting, and surrounding myself with a small handful of people who were doing the same if not better than me in their businesses, I was able to quit my job and take my design business full time.

Hiring a coach was the best investment I made in my business.

Design Business, Web Design, Web Development

January 1, 2022

When I quit my job, the first person I think I shared that news with was my coach. We had only been working together and getting to know each other for about 3 months when she asked me to think about what would happen if I quit my job. I told her I honestly hadn’t given it much thought but that right away it felt nice.

College wasn’t for me. But here’s what I did to start my tech career.

Design Business, Education

January 1, 2022

I didn’t go to college because I didn’t see the point. You couldn’t convince 18 years old Rae that there was a better thing to learn than a new language and I didn’t need college to achieve that. A coding immersive got me to my goal much faster than a traditional computer science degree.