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Post by Tim Brownson. Photo by Stephen Poff There are any number of books, magazines and blogs out there that are happy to tell you that you must follow your passion in your work to be really and truly fulfilled. I’m here today to tell you, they’re all wrong. I must admit that until fairly… Read more
Photo by Anthony DeLorenzo Let’s see a show of hands: Anyone in the audience tried to sell something online, but failed miserably? (Here’s to hoping I’m not the only one with my hand raised….) We launched the Making Web Video that Sells toolkit a while back to a “meh” reaction. This floored me. I had… Read more
Photo by Zevotron On most days there is blind woman that goes to the coffee shop I frequent. Karen’s one of the sweetest and most genuine people you’ll ever meet. What’s most amazing about Karen is her complete trust in her guide dog, Comet. Comet leads her everywhere she needs to go, and allows Karen… Read more
Just wanted to let you guys know that I’m releasing an ebook today titled “Jump-Start Your Workspace: Small changes that improve focus and shorten your day“. It never ceases to amaze me how the combination of our physical environments and our mental state can affect our work areas. Great work environments are much more than… Read more
Working from home has many, many advantages. Comfy environments, no commute, to name a few. However, working from home also comes with just as many disadvantages. It’s easy to become distracted, the pay is never guaranteed, and it can get quite lonely. However, one of the worst parts about being a home worker for me… Read more
photo credit: Thomas Rockstar Creative individuals have plenty of ideas. Great big, earth-changing ideas. Unfortunately, not many of them ever evolve into anything fruitful. Why? Because having an idea is only half the battle. The real challenge is refining the idea into something more than a vapor of your imagination. There is a fine art… Read more
Whenever I find myself in a creative funk, I have a list of web sites that I can visit that instantly give me a shot of inspiration. I try to visit most of them everyday, and have found that merely studying these great sites on a consistent basis has expanded my own capacity for being… Read more
“If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.”- Lane Kirkland Everyone knows the business norms: work from 9-5, sit in a cubicle, drink bad coffee, and complain about the boss. Fortunately, as freelancers we don’t have to deal with these any more. But unfortunately, we’ve… Read more
Ideas can’t be transferred. It’s just not possible. Ideas can be built upon, but you’ll never fully transfer an idea or dream. I came across a post by Darren of Problogger that I think gives a pretty decent example of a website that spiraled downward once it was acquired. Zookoda is an rss-to-email newsletter service.… Read more