Author: Lisa-Marie Karvonen

Money Woes as a Freelancer and Overcoming THE PANIC!

A few years ago I decided to branch out. Up until that point I had decided to stick to my safe place (coding) because I was afraid that my design skills and product ideas weren’t up to much. I had to take a long look at what motivations and fears were holding me back and how I could overcome them. Fear #2 – Money One of the biggest worries for any freelancer is.. How am I going to pay my bills? It’s a valid question and an important one too. It’s this question that sends most (sissies 😉 running...

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Creatives vs. Geeks and Overcoming Prejudice

A few years ago I decided to branch out. Up until that point I had decided to stick to my safe place (coding) because I was afraid that my design skills and product ideas weren’t up to much. I had to take a long look at what motivations and fears were holding me back and how I could overcome them. Fear #1 – Prejudice One of the things holding me back was my own preconceived notions about what my role in the workplace was. In the web design business, people have traditionally been shunted into one of two categories;...

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