Super Beginner’s Guide: How to Start Your Own Blog

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There are many articles on the internet on how to start a blog of your own. I hope to make this information simple to follow as well as include some recipes for success. 1. Find a Host The best way is to purchase your own hosting. You can find decent web site hosts for as…

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How to Appeal to Diverse Age Groups

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I had a client recently engage me about wanting to reach younger audiences without alienating the older groups and vice versa. In my experience, there isn’t necessarily as big of a disconnect with regard to your website as you might think. You don’t have to try to mix styles – modern and old-fashioned. Rather you…

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Free Tools to Help You Run Your Business

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I’ve built and re-built my business several times over. Usually my “startup budget” was negligible and competed with grocery money for the week. I’ve come to rely on free tools to help me with my daily, monthly, yearly and overarching tasks. Let me share a few of my staples. 1. Free phone calls and texts…

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Top 10 Tips for Keeping Things Fresh

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If you work at home as a freelancer, the daily grind becomes something of a redefined phenomenon. Here are some tips for keeping things creative, motivating and moving forward. 1. Make sure you have a space just for work There were times in my career where I just plopped down anywhere with my laptop and…

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Your Blog is the Hub

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Do you have a blog? You need to. It doesn’t matter if you’re a plumber in the Midwest, a talent scout in Texas or an off-off Broadway producer. If you’re in business, get a blog. Now, obviously, I’m being a little facetious. There are probably some fields for which blogging would be counter-intuitive, but we’re…

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The Wonder of Web Design

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I got into web design many, many years ago after taking my first HTML class in college. It was a requirement for the Management Information Systems business degree. During one of the assignments, we were to create our own web page, and I was hooked. That was back in 1996, when animated gifs and flashing…

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Finding the Right Font for your Logo

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Trying to find a good look for your logo? There are a couple different ways I like to use to accomplish this. The Photoshop Method and the DaFont Method. Both are easy and have different advantages. I’ll let you decide. The Photoshop Method:   Open Photoshop and create a new image about the site of…

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Creating Your Brand Is More Than Just a Logo and Colors

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When I talk to clients about branding, sometimes the conversation can turn into a laundry list of CSS styles and font choices. In the world of web design we tend to drill things down to their implementation rather than the broader scope of vision that true branding requires. If we get too lost in the…

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How To Make Simple Changes To Your Web Site

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Get to know a wonderful little program that sits inside Firefox Browser. It’s called Firebug, and it will help you find all those glaring design changes you want to make. You can find it here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firebug/?src=hp-dl-mostpopular Click the + Add to Firefox button and follow the instructions. It pretty much just installs, and you may…

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How to Change the Divi Sidebar to the Left Side

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Here is how you change the Divi sidebar from right to left by default in WordPress using simple CSS. So I love the Divi Theme for WordPress. It offers a lot of great features and is easy for most people to use. I love that I don’t have to re-invent the wheel every time I’m…

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