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  1. 3 points
    Hi All, My name is eyarie and i just bought the freelancer course. Hope to get to know you all better as we share ideas and help each other on the journey of learning new skills. @StefanMishook, i have been following your videos on youtube for some time now. You are the real deal. Thanks for this product and all the quality advise you give newbies like me.
  2. 2 points
    I also tried this at first, and it was almost the same experience, most people don't know what they want, so I mainly use templates, show them, and change things up for them, its troubling when they yes too everything and trying to start from scratch, so by having a "menu" that I can serve to them on a silver platter made the whole processes much simpler. By that I mean, here are a few Menu - Home Page - Color Pallet Combinations, here are the most popular trending fonts, used in 2018 for clear visuals, and so on. Most people don't pay attention to small details at first but when its all put together, boom Although I have stopped offering this service, its something that I do believe worth doing, get to learn ALLOT just by trying to solve problems client have. keep it up! and don't give up
  3. 1 point
    A few things will cause your site to not appear in the search engines. First thing is to be sure this line of code IS NOT in your pages: <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow"> ... The above code tells the search engines to ignore your page and any links in the page. Instead, use this code: <meta name="robots" content="all"> You can learn more here: https://developers.google.com/search/reference/robots_meta_tag Check out this screenshot for details:
  4. 1 point
    Glad I could help and thanks for picking up the course. Stef
  5. 1 point
    OK I think i've just discovered the new place under API Explorer which takes you to here https://www.paypal.com/apex/product-profile/expressCheckout/getAccessToken (the second image). I haven't confirmed it by going through the steps, but it looks promising.
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    No worries Stef, I'm on this vid right now "Steps to Submitting a Payment" and it is hard to find the equivalent area on developer.paypal.com in order to generate the JSON like the vid is doing. Yeah it really needs an update. 😄 I was hoping to wrap this course up. Anyway it's been good so far getting my head into this whole MVC with PHP. Up to now I've only used PHP procedurally. I'll keep poking around and see if I can get this paypal sorted.
  7. 1 point
    Hi, So I've been checking out the numbers and have found that email marketing is still much more effective that social media. In fact, some people say it can be as much as 30-40x more effective! ... The problem is, you have to get those email addresses! So how do you do that? Build a content rich site. Use social media to get some attention. Have good spam filters in place so your list of emails/subscribers doesn't get polluted with the fake accounts. This is a problem btw that everyone on the Web faces. Even Facebook has admitted that a huge percentage of their users are just fake accounts. At killersites, I ignored this whole thing for years ... I let the lists go bad and now we are playing catch-up after years of neglect. The problem with not keeping your lists and user-base clean ... is that the spammers saturate things and the real people get lost. Stefan
  8. 1 point
    Hi, Rashomon $60k per year is average. Definitely, around 25%-30% freelancers are making more the 100K per year. Rashomon It all depends on the skills. If you have experience ( around 3-5 years) and skills, just go for freelancing after building some contacts. Keep one thing in mind in freelancing you will earn more than a regular job. It's just a matter of getting clients. Please let me know about your skill level and experience surely I will help you with other questions.
  9. 1 point
    I’ve been a developer for >20 years, and I want to go into freelance. The problem is that my design skills are very raw. Therefore, I believe I would greatly benefit from partnering with a good designer. I have some questions, though: 1) What percentage of pay is typically fair for both parties and how does one decide? To me, development seems more difficult and time-consuming than design, so I could see a larger split going to the developer. However, I could be wrong about the time and difficulty. Plus, it’s crucial to have good design. I just want to be fair to both parties. 2) Is it common for one party to find the work and then negotiate the dollar value for farming out the work? For example, if the designer finds a client, would he/she then offer a dev a certain amount without disclosing how much he/she is getting from the client? 3) What are the typical roles of both parties? I read an article that said that the designer usually works more closely with the client than the developer, which makes sense. 4) What else should I know about partnerships?
  10. 1 point
    You could do it with some JavaScript DOM programming. Where you would use JS to insert tags and CSS in the page where you would want it. But you will need to under JavaScript DOM programming. It isn't that hard, and if you want to learn, my course package teaches that: https://shop.killervideostore.com/ Stef
  11. 1 point
    Cheers mate! Nice to know someone is reading these. 😎
  12. 1 point
    Gibson Research offers a online test for your passwords. Type in something, your passwords or something close to them and check to see just how long it will take to be cracked: Gibson Research Corporation: https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm u@4azE2s : From professional hackers to Nation states - 1.12 min. to 18.64 hours A long passphrase is more memorable and takes longer to crack than a complicated password. World of Tanks: A game I like and could remember easily. A Nation state with lots of PC power - 3.31 thousand centuries to guess until it found it.
  13. 1 point
    The Real Rules for Strong Computer Passwords Go Against Everything You've Been Told https://curiosity.com/topics/the-real-rules-for-strong-computer-passwords-go-against-everything-youve-been-told-curiosity
  14. 1 point
    Hello, try opening folder/files from Sublime Text. Maybe you did not add Sublime Text as a File Manager, that could be a reason you don't see the option. Cheers
  15. 1 point
    <h1> is working, you were right its a blank page with title, that's why I couldn't see anything. Thanks
  16. 1 point
    Hi, The easiest way to do this is to go back to old-school web design and HTML. Something called an image map.
  17. 1 point
    Since I transferred from PC with keyboard to laptop, I've been typing all kinds of ways. Still learning where some keys are and trying to remember them, didn't really like the option of using laptop with external keyboard. For now I use 3 fingers on left hand and 2 fingers on right hand, let's see will that change Cheers
  18. 1 point
    Hello guys,you can call me Dammy,am new here.Its good to have a place like this to call home.😎😎😎😎 Nerds up! Hope am welcome!
  19. 1 point
    I recently landed my first unpaid client, started working on their website… Yesterday, this client referred me to another client, who is going to pay, while I am still not finished with the first site. I have feelings of being in way "over my head", with a full time job, not new to programming but new to the web stack, etc., but I am learning as I go. I completed your foundation courses recently... HTML Template or From Scratch In order to save time I decided I did not want to start these sites from scratch so I chose an HTML5 template. At times I feel like it is getting in the way of what I want to do, because I don't know the template very well. For example, I modify an element and it misaligns an element next to it, its made me regret going with a HTML template. Couldn't get the header to look the way I wanted so I was forced to cut out the existing header and make my own using flex box. Is this typical of what you hear from developers using HTML templates? Is it a bad idea to learn a specific template well or should I be starting from scratch on my next gig, too late for this one…What do the pros do? SEO Considerations When Redesigning Websites Lastly, SEO. The client with an existing website came to me a few days ago really concerned over losing their current organic search rankings. Its really stressing me out because the firm makes a lot of money from it according to them. I want to keep or improve their rankings. I read I have to keep the site structure in tact, keep all of the pages, and keywords. Update the robots.txt file, is there other things I need to do so I don't mess up their rankings? Thanks, Edwin
  20. 1 point
    Hi, With freelancing web developer, chances of liability are very, very little. It's not like someone can trip over your website and break their foot. That said, be sure to have a good standard contract that you use to avoid clients being able to come back at you after the job is done. ... Basically, you need them to sign off and absolve you of further work once complete. I would consult with local accountant though and they should be able to tell you when it makes sense to create an LLC. LLC's are more expensive to setup than a sole proprietorship and the accounting cost are higher. Where I am in Canada, setting up a corporation makes sense when you are making more than $60k profit ... mainly for tax reasons. ... A local accountant should tell you how that figures where you are.
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    We get a lot of questions about learning, but part of getting a job is also experience. Volunteering is not just a way to get experience but also built up a body of work and employers do tend to like people who volunteer. So how can I get experience? What are you thinking with volunteering? 1. Teaching: This will depend on your experience and area. In Germany I helped Youth Club staff build good web sites. Here in Juneau I did a seminar for local businesses. Here at Killersites I have learned things or made “mental connections” as I have tried to teach or help many of you with your issues. Often when helping others you realize other ways of doing things that you never considered before, you learn things answering other’s questions. Maybe teach a local high school computer club good web design. 2. Free web work: Like many others I did web work for some non-profit sites. I did the work for free, so they got a cheap web site and I had a web site to show besides my own and a professional reference for my application. Look around at charities, churches, and other non-profit entities online or your area. 3. Volunteering: Naturally any place you volunteer will aid you. I will stick with IT work here though. Even if it is not web design, you have more computer experience than most average folks to you can be of great help just doing basic IT stuff. You will also learn new skills and experience other IT areas you like more. I started in web design, then went to programming and am now my divisions cyber security person. So, do not fear volunteering for “other” IT work. A. Red Cross/Crescent – The Red Cross works differently is different countries, so I can only speak to the American Red Cross (ARC), but my guess is that the Canadian Red Cross, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V., etc. will have the same needs, just other terms. i. Disaster Services Technology (DST): The ARC is going digital more each year, many of the tools they use are online. Every time ARC volunteers deploy to a disaster, some of the first ones in are DST, and there are never enough DST volunteers. So, as long as volunteers are in the field at disasters, so are their technical support. Computers: There is a sub-team that handles passing out, setting up, managing and maintaining and collecting computers. Also support for the apps used. Networking: A sub-team that specifically deals with networking, connectivity, and Servers. Big disasters like this fall will have field servers deployed, many communications may be down, so we set up satellite internet connections. We use wired and WiFi connections, routers, switches and set up printers. Communications: This sub-team passes out and supports smart phones, tablets, handheld and mobile radios, radio base stations, antennas etc. Customer support: This is basically the help desk folks who help the users. [NOTE: these are the four official jobs in DST, but the disaster decides the actual build. You may find yourself doing multiple jobs if the disaster is not as big or there are not enough volunteers. DST from hurricane Harvey is still in the field from all over the country, and it is usually a two week deployment, so they constantly need people, so there may not be enough. I am the only DST member for all of SE Alaska] ii. IT End User Services (IT EUS) – Another ARC group to consider for those times between disasters. This is really just the IT shop for the ARC broken into regions. I am currently going through the process. As an EUS volunteer I will be dealing with maintenance and troubleshooting of ARC computers in my area, helping other volunteer and staff with their computer problems, running updates etc. Again, I am the only EUS person for SE Alaska, the nearest are almost 6 miles away in Anchorage. iii. There are many other volunteer jobs for logistics, shelter workers etc. with any of the Red Cross/Crescents as well both day to day and disaster situations. B. CyberPatriot – CyberPatriot is a national youth cyber education program run each year by the Air Force Association (AFA) and partners. The AFA sees the lack of cyber security trained people on the US workforce to be a National Security Issue. They want to get more youth interested in STEM and computer jobs and increase the number of women in the IT sector. You can volunteer as an assistant coach for teams in your area, or you can contact schools or organizations in the area to coach your own teams. This competition is not just for the geeks, it is built for people, teens or coaches with no idea about computers and or cyber security to be able to comete as the whole idea is to get kids not interested in computers to reconsider. It is a two-part program. i. The education part entails teaching youth to use the internet in a safe manner. They support schools or others running cyber safety summer camps and such activities. ii. Part two is the CyberPatriot Cyber Defense Competition where teams from across the US (I think Canada too) made up of teenagers, compete nationally for the best score finding vulnerabilities and securing a server system. Teams can be from schools, military organizations like JROTC or Civil Air Patrol Cadets for instance and other groups like boy scouts. They are even pushing for all-female teams. C. Civil Air Patrol – Quite wide spread down south, CAP is a civilian corporation owned by the US Air Force. Its task is the primary Search & Rescue agency in the US. Primarily for missing aircraft, but also hikers, boaters, etc. They are all volunteers and always need pilots, air crews, ground search personnel and those to run the search. Among other squadron jobs, there is an official job for IT personnel. So, check your local CAP squadrons, volunteer and maybe be their IT shop or if they have Cadets, offer to coach a Cadet CyberPatriot team. D. National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship – I have not dealt with this group, but it is a college version of CyberPatriot more or less, just for college students. If you live in a college town this may be another possible point to help out. This is just a partial list based on what I generally have had experience with. Anyone else have suggestions, even from their own countries, go ahead and add it. Just remember that when you volunteer you help your community and yourself. You can gain much broader experience that can only help you get jobs or pad your university application. Getting into cyber type stuff will give you a deeper grasp of computers and servers and help ensure your future web design customers have secure web sites.
  22. 1 point
    Darn, and I've had my Flash 4 Bible on my shelf for all those years knowing the day would come that I would find time to read it..... Just another great example of why sometimes, procrastination does pay off............
  23. 1 point
    SEO means Searach Engine Optimization. Google search engine robots works with specific algorithms and as per those rules your website must include meta tags like description, keywords and alternate tag for images. If you want to know in details then Google it with "Seo trends"?
  24. 1 point
    With MySQL PHPMyAdmin is easiest. I haven't learned how to do it the other ways.
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    Thank you everybody, Never mind I manage to fine the Airline and Hotel Reservations System. :cool:
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