Just for a moment, pretend you’re looking to hire a freelance blogger instead of be a freelance blogger.
Now imagine this scenario: it’s 10pm. You’re on the sofa in the midst of a well-deserved Netflix binge when you remember you need to check out that candidate blogger’s website for tomorrow.
Thankfully, your tablet is in arm’s reach. You grab it, punch in the URL, and… seriously? Their website isn’t responsive. You’re left staring at a full-size web page that’s simply been shrunk to fit on your tablet screen.
You squint at the tiny text and do the zoom-in-finger-thing. You try flipping the tablet vertically. Yet everything stubbornly remains the same.
Frustrated and unable to find what you’re looking for, you start to have second thoughts – who is this person? It’s 2015! Surely they don’t expect you to go find your laptop just so you can see their site properly?
Now go back to being your usual freelance blogging self, and imagine how awful it would be if that was your freelance writer site. How many customers might you lose if your site doesn’t work right on a mobile device? [Read more…]