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Nicholas Tart
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I was talking to an old client last week and she said, “Nick, I know I need help with the site, but I’m not sure what I need.”

So I asked around. Friends, family, other non-internet-y business folk. They all said the same thing:

“I need a checklist. I don’t know how to build a website. That’s why I need to hire someone. But I still want to know what’s involved.”

So I started making a list of everything we’ve done at AwesomeWeb (and some things we haven’t).

Here’s my promise…

…If you fix everything on this list, you’ll have one of if not the best site in your industry.
I was talking to an old client last week and she said, “Nick, I know I need help with the site, but I’m not sure what I need.”
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"No more bidding wars!"
Nicholas Tart talks about how to keep your edge as a freelance web designer in the competitive world of web design as well as having the right mindset in order to succeed as a freelancer without losing your respect.
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This reminds me of my Grandpas. A story well-told.
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I like when posts start with case studies.
Several years ago I was fortunate enough to work at Microsoft and take part in a fun usability study. We had two rooms, a one-way mirror, and a simple theory: If the start-up time of an application was faster, customers would have a much better impression of the overall experience (even if the application was [...]
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I really like this post. The takeaway: Offer something that solves a painful problem and talk about the pain, not the benefits. Walk through the pain points as someone who has clearly experienced them.
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WordPress only has 54.4% market share. Good info here.
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For almost two years I've been quietly working on a project that is a culmination of everything I've ever learned. Web design, web development, entrepreneurship, freelancing, writing, management, marketing, teaching ... every interest that surrounds my work is encapsulated in 24,932 lines of code.

It's called AwesomeWeb - a simple freelance marketplace for people who do and need awesome work.

To launch AwesomeWeb, we've organized a competition around another value that is important to me, mentorship. Please check it out and let me know what you think.
We're giving 24 people the chance to discuss their online work, ambitions, and dreams with the Internet's most accomplished people. Enter to win an AwesomeWeb Scholarship!
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I've been working on NicholasTart.com this weekend. Let me know what you think, but only if you think it's good.
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This is something I think about often. Who's to say that one skill is more valuable than another? Why are people who make things for the web coveted while people who dedicate their lives to a physical craft go hungry? And which one requires more skill?
In today’s world, web developers have it all: money, perks, freedom, respect. But is there value in what we do?
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I'm a sucker for well-written, humor-based, but point-driving content. This is part of the reason I don't like "startups."
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Great explainer post on those 2-minute videos that everyone wants for their website. 
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Co-founder of AwesomeWeb.com. Fan of the oxford comma.
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