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Just sharing my four years freelancing experience.

As a freelancer, the first important thing I have to consider is that I eagerly need stable income to maintain my livelihood. Almost all the earnings in the first two years are from my web design service in my country, I got a couple of common problems when I started, How to find the clients? How to get better prices? Well, let’s me start to tell you my stories and I summed up the a few main points of my experience, hope it will help some new freelancers.

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At the very early first, I was an atheist, now I’m a buddhist, you may ask me why, actually they are not confict with each other. People often say that buddha bless me please, will buddha really appear and help us? I don’t know, but I prefer to believe that actually buddha is always live in our deep heart, however, most of the time, we can’t find him and it’s difficult for us to hear from him, because of too many noise around us.

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Received a big surprise from Envato, Elite care package! I’m so proud to have this gift.

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自从在伯乐在线的访谈中分享了一些我自学Web设计和开发的经过以及成为Themeforest精英作者前后的一些心得以后,有不少对Web设计感兴趣的初学者在博客、微博上都私信询问我有没有什么学习的建议,时间所限,不可能一一详细回复,因此在这里回顾一下我个人的学习经过,虽然大多数都是依照个人的情况来说的,有其片面性,但希望也能有一些普适的建议可以对初学者有所启发。

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There are many authors talked about their rejected themes on the Themeforest Forum, actually some of those themes are really looks very good and useful, but unfortunately they just doesn’t reach the themeforest requirement, however, it’s not said these themes are become useless for end-user, right? 

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Samsara Multi-purpose WordPress Theme

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In the past two months, I worked on my new theme – Samsara, and it was finally get aprroved on Themeforest.net today morning! Thank Buddha!

Samsara is a Multiple Purpose Responsive WordPress Theme with fully customizable and unlimited style. You can not only use it to create a unique website with business style for your company service or product, but also create your personal blog or creative portfolios site easily. The important is that Samsara is compatible with WooCommerce plugin that allow you to append an online shop on your website conveniently.

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评论者Tracy在另一篇日志的评论中提到了关于了解西文字体的文化背景的问题,促使我又搜索了一些这方面的资料。对东方人来说,在设计当中运用西文字体的前提,是应该先或多或少的了解字体的文化背景,否则即便我们认为这样的搭配很好看,也许我们的用户会很疑惑的问这样的问题,“为什么在这个时候要用这样的字体?”,这很尴尬,就像穿了不恰当衣服去参加晚宴一样。

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I’m always hard working on Themeforest, I have released a new wordpress theme but it was rejected, I don’t want to waste my times I spent on this theme, so I tried to submit it to Mojo Marketplace and it was approved finally! To be honest, at first, I don’t think it will get more sales here than published on Themeforest, because Themeforest has huge traffic and buyers.

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Like my wife said, if you are working hard for your dream every day, the whole world will help you. Yes, she’s right.

In this year, I have the honor to join Envato market, to meet some warmhearted people, they were help me to improve my designing works, translate the product documentation, etc.

The most important is I’ve met a good friend, he was tell me more interest things about Zen.

Anyway, I have benefited a lot from them, thanks all the friends, Thanks Bodhisattva!

In the next year, I hope both you and me will be better and better, especially, I wish my English will be improved as soon as human possible, haha…

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