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Balance | Lifestyle of a web designer

Balance | Lifestyle of a web designer Balance is very important. Balance is a tough conversations for most free lance web designers.  Most free lance web designer will not turn away work, because of a superficial  fear that their competitors will take all the new...

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Moo | Lifestyle of a web designer

Moo | Lifestyle of a web designer What is a partnership? Instead of a plugin of the week, I have decided to discuss one of my many partnerships. I have a partnership with several theme developers.  I have a partnership with several plugin developers.  I have a...

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My Code for Success | Lifestyle of a Web Designer

So what is my code for success? There is no real secret to success.  Find something that you enjoy.  Surround yourself with a good supportive team.  Keep pressing the learning button to continue thriving. Find something that you enjoy do so much, that it truly does...

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My Defining Moment | Lifestyle of a Web Designer

I had a defining moment this past week!!! On Monday, I received an email from Stripe.com, indicating one of my recurring payments was flagged as "fraudulent".  I was totally shocked.  This payment was a recurring payment.  The client was provided with an email about...

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Yoast SEO – Plugin of the Week

Yoast SEO - Plugin of the Week   What is Search Engine Optimization? According to Wiki, Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a  website or a web page in a web search engine's unpaid results—often referred to as "natural",...

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Opportunity | Lifestyle of Web Designer

"Every problem is a opportunity" - Gary Vaynerchuk This is one of my favorite quote!  (I must include a verification indicator...it does not say every problem is your opportunity). A few weeks ago, I was looking at some of my projects.  I began reflecting on how I was...

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Morality | Lifestyle of web designer

Morality | Lifestyle of web designer Recently I meet a potential client.  He wanted me to created a membership site with live stream capabilities.  The site was going to allow paid members to web chat and live stream with others. As I dug deeper during the planning...

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Relaxing | Lifestyle of a web designer

Relaxing | Lifestyle of a web designer Relaxing is a rarely used term to a free lancer. Somewhere during the entrepreneur process, the ideal of taking some down town has been viewed as a bad thing.  A few months ago, I was working on  three (3) projects.  I usually...

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Akismet – Plugin of the Week

Akismet - Plugin of the Week Happen-chance!!! One of my favorite plugins, Akismet was introduce to me in error.  I was asked by a faith based organization to help will all of their spam issues.  I was given a few hundred bucks to clean out the spam.  I was like sure,...

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Brand Marketing | Lifestyle of a web designer

Brand Marketing | Lifestyle of a web designer Brand Marketing | Lifestyle of a web designer. I have notice that many designers, are becoming jacks of all trades.  They are designers, developers, search engine optimization experts, brand marketers, and support...

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