This month marks my 16th year as a freelancer, and I’ll be honest—I’m enjoying it more than ever. Revealing this new Dr. Freelance website is a major thrill, and I appreciate the fact that you’ve clicked in to check it out.
The Doc has undergone some major surgery behind the scenes, but now it’s time to discuss…
What’s in It for You?
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Creative Team Kudos
Before I close out, I need to give well-earned kudos to the creative team that made the new website possible. If you’re considering revamping your own marketing materials, I recommend any and all of them:
- Web designer and SEO star Carrie Morgan of Rock the Status Quo. Her guidance in choosing a theme, navigation, branding approach, and content was spot on—and her speed, design talent, and technology know-how putting it all together were simply astonishing. Equally important, she’s a heckuva motivator!
- Graphic designer Jane Gerke of Rubi Studio Visual Communications. I’ve partnered with Jane since my early days of freelancing, and she’s the creative talent behind the design of my books, business logos, and much of the imagery incorporated in the new site.
- Photographer and graphic designer Doug Smith of Douglas Smith Design. I’m far more comfortable behind a camera than in front of one, but Doug managed to make the photo shoot fun as well as capturing the images I needed. It was tough to choose the best of the bunch.
There’s occasionally a temptation to think of ourselves as lone wolves, but at its best and most successful, freelancing is a team enterprise: surrounding yourself with talented people who help you get the job done. (I’ll be posting more on that topic in an upcoming post.)