The ‘Off-Publishing’ Activities of a Blogger

The blogosphere is in an abiding increase both as size and importance, many blogs being considered as very trustful and enjoyable entities. Following this trend, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that, in the near future, the importance of blogs and bloggers increases as well and many of their opinions will really be taken into account (somehow, we are contemporary with the beginning of this change of mentality). Apparently, it seems that to create and maintain a blog is mostly a nice job, pretty simple with a lot of interesting activities; thinking this way, many people have started their own blog but the results were ruinous. Where did they go wrong?

The ‘Off-Publishing’ Activities of a Blogger

There are a great series of factors and a clear answer can’t be pronounced, but the main mistake is to disrespect what indeed the blogging activity requires.

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Professional Practices They Don’t Teach You In Art School: Contracts – It’s Business!

Yes, everyone says GET IT IN WRITING! Still most people are afraid to ask a client for a contract. Don’t be ashamed of yourself for not doing it – most freelancers don’t. There are many reasons behind this problem.

You don’t know what to include in a contract.

Professional Practices They Don’t Teach You In Art School: Contracts – It’s Business!

You’re afraid you’ll “insult” your client.

You’re afraid the client won’t want to go ahead with the assignment if you insist on a contract.

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Top 10 Ways to Use Email Marketing Effectively

Many businesses implement the use of email marketing in tandem with their overall marketing strategy. From e-commerce sites to brick and mortar stores, large or small, business all around are engaging in email marketing to increase sales. Statistics don’t lie, 88% of B2C firms currently use email marketing and another 10% are planning to use it before December 2011. This is great for business as 72% of responding companies reported ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ return of investments for email marketing plans.

Top 10 Ways to Use Email Marketing Effectively

Therefore, whether a business has an email marketing plan in place, or are thinking about adding one to their current marketing strategy. There are some valuable tips that cannot only increase performance, but can also gain subscribers and increase the ROI.

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Announcement: Winners of Design TNT Giveaway

A weeks ago, we created a contest at instantShift called Awesome Design Goodies from Design TNT had announced the five winners of subscription to awesome design goodies from Design TNT to InstantShift readers.

We’ve got more than 90 response comments. After voiding spam and non-legit comments we have left with 78 valid comments. It’s really good to see that how we can able to help in our reader’s life and their profession.

Announcement: Winners of Design TNT Giveaway

In case, If you missed this giveaway, make sure you are ready for next one as we going to create more such giveaways in future.

Congratulations to all the winners!
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8 Lessons to Learn from Past Social Media Debacles

In many ways, social media represents a dangerous space. Customers have an easy means by which to share negative stories with millions of people and companies now have to communicate back, often publicly too. Customers themselves are appearing in brand spaces, and companies have to let them. In this process, through openness and an increase in the sheer quantity of communication, mistakes are bound to happen – some more preventable than others.

8 Lessons to Learn from Past Social Media Debacles

The following shows 8 different kind of mistakes companies have made in the past, including examples, from which we can distil lessons and learn how to potentially avoid them.

After these 8 types will follow a description of the traits to be found in the kind of social media marketer that won’t fall into these mistakes.

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How to Prepare a Well-Focused Graphic Design Portfolio

A graphic designer has to take care of its portfolio because it is the way in which he presents his abilities. The portfolio is a collected sample which showcases your creativity and ability and you need to submit it properly to your public. Potential employers or clients may read it and what they see can help them to decide whether they want to hire you. That’s why a good presentation has to be properly built up.

How to Prepare a Well-Focused Graphic Design Portfolio

Along this article we will analyze which samples are better and how to arrange them, we will see example of both online and printed portfolio and how to present them to potential customers/employers.

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