Working a Networking Event

As much as I do like going out to meet ups and local events, I’m terrible at networking for my business. I suppose I should follow tips like this but it just doesn’t feel like me. By nature I’m not pushy, I figure that my work and clients will speak for themselves. I do good […]

Getting Your Freelance Business to Succeed

When looking at becoming a Freelancer (yes I dislike that term but it’s understood) you need to make sure that you have a marketable skill. Design, development, photography, writing, all translate easy to a marketable skill. Even if you have that skill there is something way more important to have or you’re not going to […]

Getting Customers for a New Product

I’ve mentioned before that I have a product in the works so I’m obviously interested in how to get customers for it. While there are a number of good tips in the article a few seem off base, or at least shady. Build a network of landing pages that target various other long tail keywords […]

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 […]

Google Conversion Optimizer

I attended a webinar on Google Conversion Optimizerrecently and had to write a summary for work that I thought I would share with everyone. I don’t profess to be an expert (that’s why I went) so if there are things I am missing let me know. What is the Conversion Optimizer? At it’s core the […]

Just Fix the Problem Now Regardless of Cost

It would probably be a safe bet that you have a cell phone. It would also probably be a safe bet that at one point or another they have been less than stellar in their customer service. Whether it was billing or a DOA phone or dropping your message box it has happened. The worst […]

The News: IE 8 may not suck and the freelancer bootcamp

What I feel is the biggest news of the day is the fact that IE 8 now passes the Acid 2 test. So it may be that we won’t hate IE as much in the future. Admittedly we will still have to wait for IE 6 to die. Over at Freelancer Magazine there has been […]