I think sometimes when you're the kind of person who's been making a living online for nearly 20 years like I have, you tend to have this, "I can do that for you!" mantra that pops out of your mouth every time someone tells you what they need. Sometimes it's happened on coaching calls. It's determined the person needs a new branding package, so I hand them a deal since they're a coaching customer. Other times, … [Read more...] about How and Why I’m Cutting Back My Services for 2015
Wanna know yet another nugget of truth about yours truly? Many people see me as this strong-willed, strong-minded, strong person. In many ways, I am, because growing up, my wonderful parents always told me that I could do whatever I wanted, be whoever I wanted, and as long as whatever I chose made me a happy, responsible adult, they would support me a thousand percent. So I was raised to never fear the idea of going … [Read more...] about Your Happiness Requires Permission From No One
As some of you may know, I've worked with Fortune 500 companies just as much as I've worked with individuals and small businesses. I've dealt with extremely creative people and extremely "corporate" people. Guess who I resonate best with? Not that I can't work with corporate people. I totally can, and I blend in quite well. But my heart absolutely swells with pride, joy, and complete awesomeness when I get to … [Read more...] about Stepping Off Point – Making A Choice & Sticking It Through
You may read through the following list and choose to believe that none of this applies to you and your site or blog. You will be wrong. 99.9% of you? Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. It's not entirely your fault, though. See, you're a "creative". You make things, paint things, forge things out of wire or metal... you're a hands-on rockstar when it comes to making art. No one ever told you (or your stubborn creative side chose … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Your Artist Site Is Boring The Heck Out Of People (and How To Fix It)
So the other day I was minding my own business, and I missed a call from someone. Yeah, par for the course sometimes as a working mom. Anyway, whenever a number I don't know (especially one that's not local to me) calls, I let it go to voicemail and pick it up later. Later came, and I had a moment so I checked it. Someone in Florida was looking for an artist, and was referred to me! YAY! I always get excited … [Read more...] about Alert: The New Marketing Scam to Avoid
Do you even know the answer to that second question? Hey, it happens. I can't tell you how many times a new client comes to me with an utter disaster of a website. Or they hire me for business consulting, and we spend the entire first hour going over what's wrong with their online presence before we can even get into the meat of the rest. So here's what I've done... You can now grab a custom website … [Read more...] about Already Got A Website? Does It Suck?