One of the questions often I get from my students is whether they should create a theme shop to get some passive income coming in. But theme shops are not passive. In fact, running a theme shop is a lot of work, and very little of that … [Read more...] about The truth about theme shops and passive income
Spending a week in the pool talking business? Yes. Two weeks ago I was in Cabo San Lucas at CaboPress soaking up some serious business knowledge (and sun). I went last year and it was a great experience, so when I had the opportunity to attend … [Read more...] about CaboPress 2018 Recap
We've all been there, things are going along swimmingly and then suddenly we hit a lull in business. It's scary financially, and if you're like me, after about 48 hours you're thinking no one will ever hire you again and you should just give up and … [Read more...] about What to do when business is slow
One of the things I'm asked most often is, "Do I really need a contract?" And the answer: YES. 100% YES. Do not make a website without one! I don't care if you're working with a stranger, your best friend, or your grandma. You NEED a … [Read more...] about 3 Resources for killer contracts!
As entrepreneurs, we're often pitted against each other in some sort of weird business-death match to be the first to reach six-figures. We're told to either watch our competition and outdo them, or ignore them completely, and focus on … [Read more...] about Why I don’t believe in competition
Are you still sending your list a new email each week or so? When new people sign up, do they get whatever your latest article is? If so, you're doing it wrong Look, if you've been blogging/writing to your audience for a long time, then … [Read more...] about The huge mistake you’re making with your email list as a web designer