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Great tool for anyone interested in freelancing!

FREELANCE TO WIN

https://freelancetowin.com/

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When I first got into web design, I was so excited to do more projects, that I immediately tried to get clients to pay me for a site, even though I only made around two at the time haha.

So I researched all over the internet how I could find people around the world to pay me to do their site, all over the computer.

I came across a lot of tools, but the one that really helped the most with actionable advice was Freelance to win.

Whether you’re a video editor, a photographer, a web designer, a copywriter, a blog writer, or whatever creative work you can deliver, this tool shows you how to work with people and PROFESSIONALLY offer your services.

The only drawback I can think of, is that you should probably have some sort of portfolio in a specific area, so if you’re still unsure of what area you’re interested in pursuing, then this may not help. That’s why early on I didn’t get any responses to any of my proposals, which makes sense because I still didn’t build a large enough of a portfolio.

However, if you have an area that you’ve done work for yourself, and you’re looking to expand your projects (and get paid ? then this could be a great resource.

He offers a $600 course, but that’s a little out of my budget. So I just used all his case studies, posts on how to frame proposals, and a lot more all for free.

A lot of people try and charge you for the free advice he offers, so even if you’re still searching for what type of work you want to do, Freelance to Win can really motivate you with success stories, and show you how to talk to people professionally and convincingly which is something you may need in the future.

 

 


(W17-P3 Blog Search “The Founder”

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http://www.themovieblog.com/2017/review-the-founder-the-golden-arches-shining-bright/

One of my favorite actors is Michael Keaton, not only because of his amazing acting in Birdman, but because he was Batman in the 90’s! I loved the characters he plays. I could list a million different movies he has been in, but I will spare you the long list. Seeing him is what caught my eye and made me want to read this blog post, from this blog site. After I read the review, I noticed another movie I was interested in and was currently in theaters, in the “You May Like These Posts”. So, now I am interest in this site and the material it offers. Reading how other people write, feel, and react to movies is information for a filmmaker, like me, get to know the audience.

Themovieblog.com, is a blog about….you guessed it! MOVIES!  This is not a news site, but rather a place to give thoughts and opinions on movies. I love movies, like lots of other people, but finding a site that many people write on is refreshing to see. The community on this blog is big, whether you see comments or not. Listing things into categories of “The Good”, “The Bad”, and “Verdict”. These sections aren’t extremely long, which is nice, and get straight to the point. Also, available are trailers, reviews, posters, interviews, and features.

Some of the things I don’t like about the site are the advertisements. Funny as it is, McD’s was advertising right next to the review, and up top. (Made me laugh out loud actually!) “FREE COUPONS” the advertisement reads! How convenient! It isn’t the worst thing in the world, but I’m picky about that kind of stuff.

 

 

 

 

 


Typostrate: A world of Typography!

Typostrate is a professional typography blog.  I think the site design is chic and clean. I enjoy the use of black and white. Although a simple design, it is rather effective with easy navigation. The easy navigation is provided from the drop down menus and a search bar at the top of the website. Each drop down menu is linked to a category that leads to things from useful information to inspiring images and tips. Each category has at least 5 or more different sections to explore. For example, the resources tab has the sections of free fonts, book reviews, templates, videos, guides, pens of choice, and design deals.

One of my favorite pages from this blog is the Guides section under Resources. This section is just one of the many useful pages filled with quality information from Typography to even a Brush Pen Guide.  http://typostrate.com/category/resources/guides/

This site has so much  to offer readers with rich tutorials, quotes, and more! I also noticed this blog is frequently updated which keeps more people involved with great content.

Overall, I think Typostrate is a unique website that explores typography in a well rounded way. People seem to forget Typography is not something minuscule but something important that can make or break a piece. I think Typostrate knows that and seeks to share and educate people in the ways of this art form. I can see this through their mission statement on their about us page.

The mission since the begining of typostrate, was to create a site which shows the passion and power of typography to the world. Typostrate tries to reach as much people as possible on the planet and show them that typography is not only a niche product or a sublevel of graphic design. Typography is an own world and we take you on the journey through this adventure. Enjoy our site and spread the love for typography to your friends and family.”

-Typostrate.com

Here’s a preview of their website.

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You can visit Typostrate here: http://typostrate.com/

Thanks for reading!