In the food industry, there's a certain percentage of product you want to throw out at the end of the day. Sounds weird, doesn't it? Let's think about a donut shop. If you have zero donuts at closing time, that means you sold out. Your first … [Read more...] about The Tools of My Trade I’m Happy to Pay For
Business & Freelancing
Following are articles and lessons I've learned running my business. For articles specific to growing your business skills as a freelancer, visit my other blog at TheFearlessFreelancer.com.
It's the time of year to kick back, pour a mug of something heart-warming, and do a little thinking over the past 50 weeks. Most of the numbers for the year are settled (invoices, payments, etc.), all projects are either completed or … [Read more...] about 2013: My Business Year in Review
Years ago, when I was manager with Starbucks, my boss would encourage me to "reach out to" or "connect with" somebody over a particular topic. Those phrases always bugged me - they sounded like corporate speak for "pick up the phone" or "send an … [Read more...] about Reach Out
Raise your hand if you'd like to make a little passive income off your website? Yeah, me too. Affiliate marketing is a great way to do that. Trouble is, you don't want to accidentally be a smarmy douche in the way you implement your affiliate … [Read more...] about How to Run a Successful Affiliate Campaign Without Being a Douche
Everybody give a big welcome to Heather Steele, owner of Blue Steel Solutions, and the next contributor in the Project Workflow series. You can follow her on Twitter or check out her blog here. Ok, so let's be honest - how many of us independent … [Read more...] about Pimp Your Workflow: CRM Tips for Developers
Once I wore this really cool shirt. A friend complimented me on it and I volunteered, "I got it at the Gap just last week! It's probably still there if you wanted to get one, too." And then, just like that, my friend and I were shirt twinsies and … [Read more...] about How Affiliate Programs Work (and Why I Use ‘Em)