It may be very typical of a web designer to be doing well for a certain time period and then you suddenly feel that the spark is no more there and you’re literally dragging it. Why does this happen so? I know; it’s because you stopped letting inspiration come to you. You’re too occupied with your work that you can’t seem to squeeze in some room for inspiration.
1. One Tutorial Per Day
Often, setting up tutorials can kill the stagnancy in your work. They are a good way of recalling and brushing your skills. Set up one tutorial on a daily basis; this will also be a good way to entertain yourself.
2. Do What The Peers Did
This is a good approach; you can learn a lot of new things from this. Begin by following recreating designs that others created. Ask them him possible, this will enhance your knowledge on web designing, greatly. Refer to tutorials to so that you can clearly follow what’s being done.
Do not let yourself rot in a boring workspace; keep changing the outlook. This is good booster for creativity. If you have to then buy some new furniture or you could simply work with moving around your existing things and get that spark ignited within you. Redecorating can also enhance your efficiency.
4. Inculcate Reading Habits
I know the internet keeps you busy most of the time but if you look around the magazines and newspapers are also flooding with great articles from people who’ve had a rocking business in the industry; you might want to take a glance at them to find out how things are being done.
5. Building Relationships
Being online 24/7 won’t get you the credibility you desire. Begin with attending social conferences and like events so as to have yourself known in the industry. When like headed folks get together there’s a lot of learning that’s possible.
6. Get hold of a Moleskin
Well, that’s just what you could do; however, if you aren’t as fanatic about Moleskin® as I am then you could very well do with any sketchbook or notebook and get started on it. This should be used as an idea collector which you can put to use every now and then.
7. Design Blog Reading
I know I emphasized on reading magazines and newspapers but blogs tend to be quite inspirational too; you can access a load of ideas if you go through any random blog. Get in a habit of following a certain blog and surprise yourself with all the learning you can do. Follow them, suggest ideas and also ask questions if you think anything goes beyond your understanding.
8. Plan Everything
Schedule and organize your life. If you plan out everything you do then you’ll realize that everything will fall right in place without any problems. This will remarkably boost your efficiency and performance.
9. New Software Trial
Always take a tour around the software world to find out about applications that can increase your performance; this is for your own good. Your future performances could be wonderful if you just spend some time on selecting the right software.
Following these tips will lead you to make a load out of your career as a freelancer.