Boundaries

Something that I am asked often as the wife of a “work at home” man is how it works. What people are really asking me is what the boundaries are. There seems to be this false impression out there that being self employed and working from home offers the ultimate freedom. I think a lot […]

Supporting your Entrepreneurial Spouse

This week for our blog series you guys get to listen to a new voice. I’ve been the “behind the scenes” person in Curtis’ business from the beginning and when we were talking about starting to run a series of posts on his blog every now and then he asked me if I would be […]

Identify your income cycle

When you start running your own business you are going to find that some months are awesome income wise and others are less than stellar. I’ve noticed that there is a yearly cycle in my income and I’m going to share it with you today. Yearly Cycle The biggest trend that I’ve noticed is that […]

Motivating Yourself to Freelance and Work Fulltime

I was recently asked what motivated me to keep working and freelance. There was a time, about a year ago now, that I worked 40 hours a week at my full time job and 30 hours a week freelancing. Add to that the fact that we own one car and my wife finished 1 – […]

5 Jobs Clients Have During a Web Project

For some reason many clients think that the only job they have in developing their websites is to hire the person/company that is going to build the site. Unfortunately they haven’t realized that once they hire someone to build the website their work has just begun. Establish Your Business Goals: A site is not just […]

The Long Proposed Death of IE 6

The proposed demise of IE 6 rings with the shouts of joy from web developers the world over, but is it truly on the horizon? While sites trying to kill IE 6 extoll all the valid reasons web designers and developers have to want the death; clients sit and look at philosophical arguments and compare […]

Cars with no Tires Eh?

The Setup You don’t make sure you new car comes with the tires because it would be absurd to sign the paperwork and come outside to your new car up on blocks. It’s a general expectation that cars come with tires. Why then do we put clients in that situation with websites? Take a new […]

Contribute to the Link Economy?

You are reading a blog post (profound I know) and staple of blog posts is to cite other sources via links. Like when I wrote “You Might Need a Redesign if…”. In that post I linked to Niki Brown’s Ugly Website competition. So why did I do that? Well ultimately Niki had content that was […]

Twitter for Business

Where ever you look today you see that everyone is using social media and not just in their personal lives. Look around many of the big companies are using social media as well. Some do it well some do it poorly. What is twitter for big business? It’s more than just a place to tweet […]

Your Clients Best Interest

When clients come to you to do a job they do it with the belief that you are the best person they can find for the job. Often if we are honest with ourselves we are not the best person for the whole job. With very few exceptions there is always someone better at user […]

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