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Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers: Good and Bad

Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers: Good and Bad

As bloggers, we face a wide variety of tasks each day related to managing and building our blogs. Productivity and efficiency are vital, especially for part-time bloggers. A number of extremely addictive and time-consuming habits stand in the way, though. I’m sure all bloggers wonder, “How did others make it...

How Metrics Can Make You A Better Designer

How Metrics Can Make You A Better Designer

Before you read any further, answer this simple question. As a designer, who do you design your work for? Your client, your company, your customers or for yourself? I am sure different designers will have different answers. And this goes out for other professions too, e.g writing, teaching, playing music...

Explaining Creativity To Clients

Explaining Creativity To Clients

Is it that clients don’t understand business or is it they don’t understand creatives? Why is it creatives around the globe all have exactly the same complaints and horror stories about clients from hell? It’s not just ridiculously silly comments and requests, which make for the amusing stories we share...

How to Know and Beware of Some Bad Clients?

How to Know and Beware of Some Bad Clients?

This article is not really a usual site. Conventionally we have been told that our dear Mr. Client is the best thing that has ever happened to us. And we must do any and everything with in our reach to make certain that the client remains gleeful and satisfied with...

QR Codes and Microsoft Tags: New Promotion Generation

QR Codes and Microsoft Tags: New Promotion Generation

QR Codes are the latest cutting edge technique for linking the consumer of a traditional product to the digital world. They are a new way of spreading messages, improved by all those advantages and flexibility which Internet can offer. QR codes work in a variety of ways, including pointing people...

How To Do Keyword Research (What You Need to Know?)

How To Do Keyword Research (What You Need to Know?)

Search-engine optimization (SEO) is a main ingredient in website upkeep and an inescapable part of online marketing. The process of keyword research is vital to good SEO. Keyword-stuffing used to be the master card in terms of SEO, but those days are gone. Keyword research still carries weight, and website...

YouTube vs. Self-Hosted Video: Pros & Cons for Webmasters

YouTube vs. Self-Hosted Video: Pros & Cons for Webmasters

Video is a favorite way to attract new website visitors. As you know new visitors, means higher traffic. The higher traffic – the more chances to spread your ideas worldwide. The more juice you input in your ideas, the more new people will stop by at your site. This circle...

Why I HATE Twitter… And LOVE It!

Why I HATE Twitter… And LOVE It!

In a recent article, I made a generalization about Twitter only being used to drive traffic to a designer’s web site or blog. There were a couple of comments, stating I was wrong. Sure, it was a generalization to save 1,200 words, telling people what they already knew, but in...

Gearing up to Become a Professional Freelancer

Gearing up to Become a Professional Freelancer

A freelancer is somebody who is self-employed or works from his or her own space. Over the years, freelancing has emerged as a professional designation throughout the world. A huge number of freelancers make an living from their own cozy comfort. Ample offers are available for freelancers, ranging from writing...

Give Them What They Want: Targeting Your Audience with Blog Design

Give Them What They Want: Targeting Your Audience with Blog Design

You may have a list of blogs whose visitor counts you envy. With the right techniques, however, you too can increase your daily or weekly visitors, and possibly even one day rival this list of blogs. You may already know that a blog design should be highly customized to an...

Demystifying Twitter: Do’s and Don’ts of Twitter

Demystifying Twitter: Do’s and Don’ts of Twitter

Simply put, the basic concept behind Twitter can be identified as a modem version of short messaging service (SMS) channel with some added features. Your followers on Twitter are the people, who choose to be updated with the tweets (the post or message displayed on your profile page) you share,...

Plan the Best Content for your Emails

Plan the Best Content for your Emails

Email marketing is one of the really successful techniques currently used in the marketing world. It has become one of the most popular techniques in recent years and is an indispensable part of online marketing. Sending mails keeps your site active among your audience and increases visits and clicks on...

How to Get the Most From Your Design Education

How to Get the Most From Your Design Education

Finding the best way to get a good design education is hard. The costs of going to a university are getting out of control and the wages designers are making are not going up. There is enough information online to teach yourself how to be a designer but finding the...

What Kind Of Leader Are You?

What Kind Of Leader Are You?

They say people are born to lead or to follow. I can’t say whether that is true or not. I was always a leader. As a child I hated listening to others tell me what to do. I always had the ideas that led to trouble for the kids in...

Manage Your Money to Avoid Freelancing Failures

Manage Your Money to Avoid Freelancing Failures

Business is always about monetizing one component from among a host of other important things. The reason behind every business is to make money or generate revenues. Given the inherent focus on revenues, when launching a business or a site, it is critical to understand how to manage finances, which...