Let's be honest. Banging out quality content, week after week is hard work. But coming up with blog topics that are useful + share-worthy is often harder. And when you've found your topic you still have to write it, format it, create graphics AND promote it. That’s...read more
A few weeks back I wrote a post called 50 Places to find free + attractive stock photos for your website. Yes, a massive resource list that got some great feedback - thank you! But there was one that really caught my attention... “This is a fantastic resource, thank...read more
If you have a blog then you’ve probably come across WordPress Categories and Tags and wondered wtf am I meant to do here? Maybe you decided they weren’t important so all your posts get lumped into the default WordPress category (uncategorized) or you went full out and...read more
Whether you're planning for a new website or maintaining an existing site, you're going to need images for your website and plenty of them. But please, hear this and hear it good, you can't just pick and use any old image from around the web. There are copyright laws...read more
If you're anything like me, planning for a new website project really gets you excited. You can feel the energy building, the pen and paper come out and the brainstorming begins as you create a framework to give it life. And before you know it, you have files,...read more
If you’ve been following along these past few articles, then it’s safe to say that your online home is beginning to materialize as you now have a solid foundation to bring your vision to life. But you still need to infuse YOU into your website and by that I don’t mean...read more
While catching up with a friend you tell her all about this exciting new business of yours. She's over the moon for you (naturally) and asks for your website address so she can tell everyone she knows about you, to which you reply, "Yeah, well - ah... it's in the...read more
Over the years of helping folks to build remarkable websites, I've heard many saddening stories that have prevented some from starting their business. One that comes to mind is about a lovely lady who had been trying to build her website for almost a year and she was...read more
The decision to hire a web designer is a big deal and should be a very rewarding experience. We’re designing your online home after all - and if you’re happy, then we’re happy. But sometimes things can start heading south which can ultimately affect your experience,...read more
It's common practice these days for your potential customers to learn about you from an online source. Whether they find you through social media, online reviews, Google search or word of mouth, they will eventually end up on your website. Which is why it's more...read more
So you’re still sitting on the fence about hiring a professional web designer? I know. It’s a big deal but one that I’m pleased you’re considering for many reasons. There's plenty of ways a web designer can help you so, let’s just get to it shall we? Here are 7 way a...read more
Over the past few weeks I've had time to reflect on how 2015 went down and in doing so I was able to pin point four, seemingly small business decisions I made that resulted in a better work focus, more free time and an improved income. Today I want to share with you...read more
What I'm about to share with you took some time (as you'll see) and is really a story about what's possible when you're committed, patient and have the courage to deviate to the path of your own integrity. It's also a great example of how the world opens up to support...read more
The holidays are upon us once again but there's still time to improve your website before then. Whether you're going on vacation for 4 weeks or 4 days, I've got you covered with some handy tips to holiday-proof your website. I've also created a handy checklist for...read more
It's no secret that the posts that get read, liked and shared the most are those with images. The problem though is that different social channels require images of various sizes so you can't post the same image to Facebook and Twitter without some cropping that...read more
Creating a website is a huge milestone for new and seasoned business owners alike. It’s a time of excitement and trepidation and requires loads of energy and a ton of commitment. But oftentimes, amidst the mix of delight and pandemonium and with the vast amount of...read more
It's no secret that this digital world is saturated with everything that's ever been thought, said and done. And I bet you've seen evidence of this with loads of opinions about list building all over the web (ie; ethical bribes, lead magnets, opt ins, freebies). Heck!...read more
For the longest time I’ve believed that "Work Life balance” was just some myth dreamed up by a well-meaning, empty nester because in my waking hours, these worlds collided regularly, almost every day. And up until recently, I tackled this vicious cycle head on,...read more
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