Email: We love to hate it. It's such a convenient form of communication, but inboxes can get out of hand in a hurry, creating a virtual ball and chain that make us want to rip out the wifi, throw the computer out the window, and move to a mysterious island. Or maybe that's just me? Well, if … [Read more...] about How to Write Emails That Don’t Suck
Business & Freelancing
I'm a small business owner and service provider. Below are articles about my experience with freelancing, running a business, customer service, and more.
I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid. I held on to this vision until 1986 when the Challenger space shuttle exploded just after lift-off -- I was watching it on live television with my classmates and it's an impression I'll never forget. It wasn't long after that I decided I wanted to … [Read more...] about Are you cut out to be a freelancer?
Anytime I have multiple people in my network asking me the same (or similar) questions, that's a good indicator that it'd make a good topic for a blog post. So, what are people asking? Well, it seems that folks in the Genesis community are wondering whether there's a market for selling Genesis … [Read more...] about Is There a Market for Premium Genesis Themes?
In the time that I've worked with the Genesis Framework, I've learned the biggest barrier to entry for folks is understanding how to interact with it. Because the Genesis Framework doesn't follow the typical templating model of other WordPress themes, it requires a learning curve for both seasoned … [Read more...] about Putting the Framework in Genesis Framework
Okay, maybe the title of this post is a bit grandiose, but whatever. Here we are. The Backstory I participate in a number of affiliate programs and am quite opinionated about how affiliate links and banners are used. Almost three months ago, I made a decision to remove affiliate banners from my … [Read more...] about The Great Affiliate Experiment
(skip down to my recommended email hosting providers) I was on vacation in Cancun with some girlfriends. We're talking the kind of vacation where I'm enjoying cocktails before noon, books on the beach, and just the right amount of conversation with friends. I didn't bring a computer, didn't have … [Read more...] about Know what’s a terrible idea? Mixing hosting with email.