One of my favorite things about running my design business is working on a range of projects with a variety of businesses.Read More
In my early days of freelancing, it was pretty standard to make a massive todo list with everything on my plate and try to get as much done in a day and then just carry over whatever didn’t get done to the next- not exactly an efficient strategy.Read More
There's a lot out there on setting goals, but what about keeping track of them?Read More
As a freelance website designer, I’m certainly no financial expert. But over the years, I’ve found a few favorite tools to help keep my finances in check and plan for the future.Read More
Is it just me, or is pulling back the curtain from processes always super interesting!?Read More
I’ve mentioned Board Booster on the blog a handful of times in the past. It’s helped me to completely automate my Pinterest marketing. Since using board booster, Pinterest has become my #1 traffic source.Read More
There is a myth that motivation is easily accessible. That it can flow easily from a tap if you can simply force yourself to turn it on. When we first start a project, it feels so easy...so simple to make a plan to achieve our goal but than so hard to actually do the work. I like to call it procrastiplanning... I'll spend HOURS strategizing, researching and coming up with ideas, when all I really need to be doing is the execution part.Read More
Today, we're doing a little something different. Several of you have asked how I got into freelancing and since we're coming up on the 4 year mark (!!!), I thought it would be a good time to look back and share some of the ups and downs.Read More
Recently, I've been getting questions about marketing, specifically - what to do when there are so many things you "should" be doing - it can be overwhelming!Read More
Achieving maximum productivity is a constant cycle.
- Analyzing your current habits
- Cutting items out
- Batching tasks together
- Prioritizing the tasks that are going to take you to the next level.
Rinse + RepeatRead More
These days, there’s one MAJOR priority on every blogger’s todo list → Focus on growing your email list.
It's a great way to grow your community, have a reliable spot to communicate with your audience (social media can be unpredictable). Not to mention, making sales from your email list has been proven very effective.Read More
According to a recent study, the #1 struggle facing bloggers is growing their audience.
Now - I’m no Pat Flynn, but I have managed to accumulate a combined social following of 20,000+ folks and make a full time living off of my creative business for the past several years.
So today, I’m sharing 5 simple strategies that you can take to grow your blog audience.Read More
There is an abundance of resources out there for growing your blog and online business.Today, I'm sharing 5 of my recent favorites covering a range of design, marketing & business!Read More
Branding is how you position yourself as an expert in your field.Your business's visuals (logo, colors, and identity) are a way to instantly communicate to your ideal customers what you offer and how you can help them with your products and services.Read More
Rebranding is a business move that can not only help streamline your visuals, but positions yourself for future (and accelerated) growth. A rebrand is a great way to align your business with your personality, business goals and values, and connect more authentically with your customer base. Not sure where you stand? Read on for 8 signs it’s time to rebrand your business.Read More