Front-loading is like blitzing. The idea is to go bananas at the beginning of a project and rush it. Rather than saving your long hours for a deadline push, you do them first.
A lot of us small business owners share the same desire. We want to grow our businesses. We want scalability. Here’s an example of what not to do.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve hired about twenty freelancers to help with website content creation, design and development. They’ve added expertise and additional resources when I’m juggling multiple projects. Hiring freelancers has worked out fairly well. Most freelancers have been good with a couple of all-stars (and one or two duds).
Project failures: I’d prefer to learn from insight rather than negative experiences. But there is merit to the value of some failures.
One of the most frustrating experiences for a freelance designer is working with a micromanaging client. A lot of times, suggestions for design changes can be downright arbitrary. Whether or not a background hue is purple or periwinkle might not make any difference to the success of a design.