Who doesn't love a good quiz? Well, I'm sure someone out there doesn't, but millions of people looking for ways to waste time on the internet take quizzes. Why? They're fun! And useful. How else would you know which Hogwarts house you belong to, or what state you really should live in? But seriously, people love quizzes. They love taking them, and they love sharing their results. Quizzes aren't just silly fun though, they can be used strategically to grow your email list and funnel … [Read more...] about How to use quizzes as a web designer
Odds are, if you've been designing websites for a few years or more you've either partnered with a developer on a project or considered it. After all, as our businesses grow it becomes more important to focus on the tasks we really love and less on the tasks that just get in the way. One way you can free up large chunks of time to focus more on design is to outsource your development. It's the perfect way to avoid the tech headaches and make your web design projects go more … [Read more...] about 4 Ways To Ensure Your Developer Collaboration Goes Smoothly
Do you have the Squarespace Blues? You love the simplicity, but find the limitations frustrating? Or maybe you have the WordPress Blues instead? You want the power and flexibility, but worry about hosting and security? Either way, your problems are solved. StudioPress Sites are here! What are StudioPress Sites? Well, they sum it up pretty nicely themselves: WordPress made easy without sacrificing power or flexibility. It’s perfect for bloggers, podcasters, and affiliate marketers, as … [Read more...] about StudioPress Sites: WordPress made easy
January 1, 2017 marked 5 years of full-time self-employment for me. Wow! To say I've come a long way would be an understatement. I remember charging $500 for a blog design back in 2012 (and being happy with that!). Now my prices start over $10,500. But I've done a lot more than just raise my prices, I learned a lot of skills and developed confidence in myself to make that $10,500 worthwhile to my clients. The websites I create today are certainly more effective, strategic, and look a heck of a … [Read more...] about Five things I’ve learned in five years of business
Are you a complainer? Do you spend all of your time complaining? I was recently at Circles 2016 and during Joshua Blankenship's presentation, he said something that really hit home and that was, "you can spend your energy complaining or making things." That's something that I really think is important because when you're spending all of your time and energy complaining, you're not creating. When you are not creating, especially if you're self-employed, then 1) you're not getting paid and … [Read more...] about Are you creating, or complaining?
If you're running your business in a bubble, you have to stop. Business growth happens when you burst your bubble and start connecting with your peers--both in the same industry, and in others. Earlier this month I challenged the Unstoppable Crew members to reach out and expand their network. The challenge is over, but it's never too late to make connections! I've rounded up some posts to help even the most introverted entrepreneur meet new people and grow their network--and as a result, … [Read more...] about Networking & collaborating resource roundup!