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10 Tips for Becoming a Successful Web Designer

everyone GERD here from Cove the web and in this video I’m going to be giving you guys ten tips on how to be successful web designers is the first tip I have for you guys is effective communication skills extremely important

because in the world of web design you’re going to find you’re going to have to deal with a lot of people whether it be clients or colleagues or anyone else really in general because you’re going to need to be able to communicate what you’re thinking as well as understand what they’re thinking second tip I have for you guys is be able to sell yourself extremely important

you need to be able to market and brand yourself in a way that people are going to find approachable simple to deal with and friendly so that they want to come to you they want to have you on their team and help them accomplish their goals very very important that you help yourself by being able to sell yourself to other people all right so next and this is extremely important might be one of the more important tips that I’m going to be giving you guys and that is planned before you start to design you need to know what you’re doing what your project is what your client’s needs are or what

your company’s needs are or what the project whatever project it is you need to know what the needs are of the project before you can start throwing things on the Photoshop and throwing code into editors and anything like that you need to know what you’re going to do before you just go out there and do it so that way it’ll work out well and you won’t waste time down the line so another useful tip I have for you guys is be able to evaluate your own work and also find feedback from others around

you it could be your mom and dad I mean they’re always going to say it’s awesome so maybe look to others as well another really important tip I have for you guys is to stay up to date with current technology the web and just the world in general around us is always changing and it’s always important that you stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest technologies that are being used in the industry right on up there with one of the most important tips I’m going to be giving you guys today is this next one and that is gain experience now the only way to do this is just by simply do you just got to do it over and over again now of course an easy way to look at this is to say oh well I have to go out and find clients but

yes that is true and that more goes to dealing with people and dealing with dealing with people’s creative needs and learning how to cope with certain things that come up on the job however one thing you can do just pick a random topic and just create an awesome website for it and do the best you can give it your all and you’ll see that over time not only would you be able to build

your portfolio without having to actually go out and do work for clients but you’ll also learn more and more about yourself when it comes to design and develop your style before you actually are in the job alright this next one is extremely important and it will help you to streamline your workflow as well as just be better at getting the job done it’s something that is important no matter what field you’re in and no matter what you are doing be organized it is extremely important to keep all of your files whether they be images songs movies just type in general or text keep all of them organized so

it’s easy to find them when you need to last but certainly not least is have some business sense if you don’t or if you’re just not a business person go to a website like entrepreneur calm that’s the entrepreneur magazines website and you can find a ton of awesome stuff about how to get your business no matter what business it may be up and running alright thanks for watching guys if you found any of these tips helpful or if you liked the video in general definitely subscribe we’re going to be coming out with videos every Wednesday and Friday of every week from now on till the end of time take care peace

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