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themeinspired
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Hello guys, I’m new to web design but I believe TF is good place to begin my freelancer life. I’m good at coding but not computer arts.

2 ways ahead of me: 1. Learn website design (art design) from beginning; 2. Find a partner working with me.

Any advice, comments?

Thank you in advance.

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Australia
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get to grips with Wordpress and hook up with a front end designer ( wordpress )

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wopethemes
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maybe you should stop because the freelancer do all the things yourself and why you ask here?

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dnp_theme
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Day 1 – Study, practice, try new things, play, innovate.
Day 2 – Study, practice, try new things, play, innovate.
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Day N – Success!!

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Stylius
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maybe you should stop because the freelancer do all the things yourself and why you ask here?

Because a freelancer who thinks knows it all is not a good freelancer. Don’t ever say no to learning new stuff.

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Day 1 – Study, practice, try new things, play, innovate.
Day 2 – Study, practice, try new things, play, innovate.
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Day N+1 – Realise you dont know it all and refine your skills

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VF
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Any advice, comments?

Hard to advice without knowing your experience in the field. Since you said new to web design, I would suggest joining with a company as trainee – even if your goal is freelancing in the future.

I believe better freelancers don’t learn everything from home – there is a need for certain amount of experience working with a team / company (experience with fulfilling other’s tasks). And skill sets learnt only through online may never help for psychological balance on critical situations. And Theme making and supporting items may require more than freelancing experience/skills.

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smudgethis
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maybe you should stop because the freelancer do all the things yourself and why you ask here?

Dude, lame! Do not listen to this individual at all!!!

@dnp_theme put it perfectly. Try new stuff every day and you will get there quicker than you think.

No one was born with the technical skill sets they require to be a successful freelancer and teaming up with a front end designer is a perfect way to get started. You will learn so much as you work with them and when you feel you are ready, try your hand at designing something yourself.

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manuelvega
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Day 1 – Study, practice, try new things, play, innovate.
Day 2 – Study, practice, try new things, play, innovate.
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Day N – Success!!

+1

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I am also trying to become freelance full-time, I am getting there slowly.

My advice so far is if you have a fulltime job like me it can actually help in many ways at the start.

Not only does it cover my monthly living costs but it is nothing to do with what I do freelance so its a good contrast, and when I get working on freelance I find I can get idea very easy.

I spend my evenings and free-time freelancing, then as more comes in I slowly reduce my hours in work, half a day to a day at a time keeping the balance and income equal across both areas of work, until hopefully my work and income becomes 100% freelance.

Some of my inspirations for doing this:

1. I hate my boss, the guys a tool.

2. I do not like seeing my skills go to waste i.e. I feel that every second spent working in retail is wasting my time.

3. Me and my Fiancee want a puppy so freelancing would allow me to be at home (puppy will be a part of our training for our first child).

4. I want to work for myself

5. Reduced cost on travel

6. Reduced cost on living (bill discounts on utilities via tax man).

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