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?
This post is probably going to come off as more of a 'rant', but I assure you it's not. I'm simply trying to hammer this through so many heads right now, that I felt the need to explain it in writing. You have to have something to market before you can market what you've got. Period. Don't come at me asking to help you build/market a website so you can make millions and then you'll give me a percentage. … [Read more...] about Build First. Grow Later.
YOU DESERVE MORE THAN MEDIOCRITY! I know it's "comfortable" and "safe" - but you are an amazing human being, with a brain that's capable of so much more! I've been fortunate enough to meet some truly amazing people in my life. Both online and in person. Some are CEOs of companies they built from the ground up. Some are worker bees. Some are women who choose to stay at home and work on the side. Some are men … [Read more...] about Facing Your Entrepreneurial Fears – Part 1
Or... Remembering Your Inner 10 Year Old's Bravery. Do you remember your first lemonade stand? I do. Vividly. Where I grew up, we had well water. An Artesian Well, which to me always sounded so sophisticated. Our runoff went into the creek across the street, while my neighbor's runoff came out of a pipe at the end of his driveway, into the rain ditch. People used to "sneak" up in the middle of the night and … [Read more...] about Finding Your Childhood Audacity