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Introducing The New Website

By Elle | May 5, 2017

What Just Happened? Creative Rebel Designs just turned¬† two years old (and sometimes acts just like the crazy little toddler it’s becoming), and this is my third website redesign. Is that excessive and maybe slightly crazy? Maybe. But the most important part of what I do, and what I pride myself on most, is the…

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5 Ways to Market Your Website And Make Money

By Elle | Feb 13, 2017

Congratulations! You’re a brand new (or newly rebranded/refreshed/refocused) business owner. My little entrepreneurs are all growing up. I’m so proud! So you’re sitting there staring at your awesome website and… now what? See that’s the problem – there are a lot of businesses and professionals out there that help you design, and create, and get…

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It’s Time To Stop Screwing Around! (aka Your Wake Up Call)

By Elle | Nov 5, 2015

I’m tired. I mean truly tired. I’m tired of hearing people whine and complain because starting + running a business and reaching for their goals is “hard”. Yes. It is. There’s no denying that. But who in hell ever told you it would be easy? WHERE did you get that idea, and WHY did you…

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6 Reasons Being Your Own Boss Isn’t Always A Benefit

By Elle | Nov 4, 2015

I’ve been going through a ton of blogs and articles lately about freelancing and becoming an entrepreneur and I have to say… the majority of them are full of shit. As a newbie freelancer I remember hearing about the awe and wonder of this new world. It’s mystical powers that would allow me to stay…

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Size Matters! Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

By Elle | Oct 7, 2015

Size definitely matters… in social media images and posts that is. Although it would be 10x’s easier to create one image and post it across all of your social media platforms, it’s really not the best way to go. For example: Twitter is wide and short where are Pinterest is tall and thin. Posting one…

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7 Business Blogging Tips You Can’t Afford To Ignore

By Elle | Sep 30, 2015

I’ve been a business blogger for a while… *cough* 7+years *cough*.. Not as many as some, but more than others. It’s a nice sweet spot to be in because I don’t have all the memories of horrible upgrades, or changing platforms, but I’m not so new that I don’t know what I’m doing. (aka. Goldilocks…

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Staying Motivated While Building Your Business Empire

By Elle | Sep 21, 2015

Running a business is seriously hard work. I don’t care how much you love what you do or how awesome it is – it’s a lot of damn work! Sometimes that work can seem overwhelming and we lose a little bit of steam. (Believe me, I’ve been there… several times!) There are those moments of…

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5 Important Questions To Ask When Creating A Logo

By Elle | Sep 18, 2015

The world we live in is very visual. Everywhere you go you see banners and billboards, signs and posters, flashing neon and giant bold letters. Our brains are programmed to make snap judgements on “LIKE” or “DON’T LIKE” within seconds – and it’s those snap judgements that brands are competing for. These days with the…

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Just Shut Up & Listen: Effective Leader Lesson #1

By Elle | Sep 14, 2015

There’s a quote that I hear often. My dad use to¬† say it to me. I’ve had bosses say it to me. And for the longest time, I ignored it. I just couldn’t wrap my brain around what it meant… and then I became a freelancer… “When you talk you’re only repeating what you already…

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