Archive for April 2015

WORKING FOR YOURSELF IS LIKE FLYING A PLANE — SCARY, BUT REWARDING!

[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]W[/su_dropcap]orking for yourself is basically like flying a plane. You sit down behind that dashboard panel, and you start pushing buttons and pulling the throttle. You’re doing everything in your power not to crash and burn. Eventually though, you start to get the hang of the dials and the feel for the wings.…

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ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS

A simple guide to help you be the YOU that you WANT to be and you accomplish the goals that YOU want to accomplish! Over the last few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want and how to accomplish it. It’s really not that hard, you know. If you actually set down…

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WEEKLY BREW: GOOD AND BAD

This week on: The Weekly Brew we are discussing: Good and Bad… [su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]I[/su_dropcap] feel like I’m on this never-ending journey of self-discovery. I don’t know when it really started, or when it actually hit me that it was important to figure out ‘who I am’. But for several years now, and with the…

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HIRING A DESIGNER – VERSION 2.0

[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]F[/su_dropcap]or Good Measure: Hiring A Designer: Part II I was thinking last night… cause I can’t sleep… and I thought of a few more tips to consider before hiring a designer. Remember THIS POST? Well this adds to that. + Listen! You chose and hired your designer for a reason. They know what…

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HOW TO: HIRE A DESIGNER

[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]I[/su_dropcap] have been freelance designing since 2009 and I do believe that it’s time to set some ground rules for all of you thinking about before you select and then hire a designer. I have worked with A LOT of really cool clients over that time. I’ve designed some amazing blogs, some outstanding…

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SIX Tips for Designing a Kickass Mobile Website. + A Free Worksheet

[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]E[/su_dropcap]verything happens online. I’m sure that’s not news to anybody… now close your eyes and think about how YOU do online. Are you sitting quietly in a cute little coffee shop – open laptop, hipster music, and a latte in hand. Or are you smashed between Frodo Baggins and Wanna-Be-Elvis on the subway…

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BRANDING: IT'S AN ART

[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]I[/su_dropcap]’m sure most of you already know this, but just to make sure we’re all on the same page, branding is the art (and it really is an artform) of distinguishing one thing from the rest. Branding: It’s how you stand out from the crowd. For freelancers and new business owners, it is the art…

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TOP 5 TWITTER MISTAKES

[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]A[/su_dropcap]re you frustrated with Twitter? Are you not getting the results you want and debating just giving up? I’ve been hearing this a lot lately (or something similar). But not fret your pretty little heads. Chances are you are doing one of these Top 5 Twitter Mistakes: User Name: If people can’t find you,…

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FINDING YOUR NICHE

[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]A[/su_dropcap]s a blogger it’s important to have a “niche” or a “type”. It can be anything you want: photography, mommy, food, style, fashion, advice, design, lifestyle.. whatever floats your boat, the options are endless. Most times, they will overlap into several different categories. But finding this niche is important for you and your…

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SEO: TRUTH #1 – DO AND DON'T

[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]SEO[/su_dropcap] (Search Engine Optimization) is the “How-To” to getting your site to show up in search results. In other words it’s the skill to getting your site to stand out from the others that pop up when somebody types in a relevant search or keyword. Dealing with SEO can be a huge challenge sometimes. Search…

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