How To Get More Value From Your Website
When I first started designing and developing websites back in 2001, the web was just kind of coming into it’s own as a marketing tool for businesses and there wasn’t quite yet a URL on every business card. There was no Twitter. No Facebook. No WordPress. The dot-com crash was beginning to settle heavily on…Read More
Bring Your A-Game to Your Business Facebook Post
Does it seem like everyone is outscoring you online? You talk to your other colleagues or friends who are business owners and they seem to be having a ton of success with Facebook, while you can only get a “Like” on a good day–nevermind a comment! If you’re a local small business struggling to get…Read More
The No. 1 Way to Stay on Top of Your Goals This Year
This post is publishing the week after Valentine’s Day. Many of you may have already forgotten about your New Year’s Resolutions. By this time, more than 35% of us have abandoned them altogether. Statistically speaking, only 8% of those who set goals for the new year actually reach them.Read More
Using Images To Make Your Blog Post More Effective
People have figured out that images matter on the web. Nearly every blogger that gets the kind of traffic you only dream about knows how to use images in a way that helps you get past their blog index page to the content. While you’re there, you’re supporting their advertising, and exploring other posts –…Read More
Product Review: Bidsketch
One of the biggest needs any business has, no matter how big or small, is adequate systems to handle cash flow. For the freelancer it’s even more important, because we have to wear all the hats. When you’re a freelancer, any tool that can help you do your job well is a tool that you…Read More
How to write a blog series: How long should it be?
Deciding how long each post should be in your blog series can be a tough choice. One thing that’s key in your series is consistency. If you run all of your posts really short and then the last one is extra long, you may lose out your audience at the big finale. Nobody wants that.…Read More
How to write a blog series: Creating an outline
Okay, so by now you’ve discovered that you really do want to write a blog series. You’ve got a great idea that you want to explore and expand on, providing some extra value to your readers – and yourself! But now the question is, “How do I definitively take that first step to get started?” Here’s how…Read More
How to write a blog series: What to write about?
Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started, you know? You’re faced with this ginormous task that at the time seems extremely cumbersome or even impossible. Or maybe you know it’s possible, but you just know that it’s going to take so much work that you’re doubting whether or not the investment will be worth…Read More
How to write a blog series (Part 1)
Last year, I wrote my very first blog series. I was looking to stretch myself and grow a little bit in what I’d been doing, and I thought a series would help me out in that. Not only did I have a solid run during the series, but I picked up a few tips along…Read More
Embedding tweets on WordPress just got easier.
You won’t believe how easy it was to embed this tweet onto my WordPress Blog. Plus I found out that WordPress supports direct embeds from numerous video sites as well!Read More