Are You Over-complicating YOUR Online Business?
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Are You Over-complicating YOUR Online Business?

What are the best tools to use that will help you grow, manage and market your online business? Is there a chance over-complicating things? Over the years, I’ve purchased and tested countless tools, apps, and services. Most of the time the purchase was based upon the recommendations of others. And yes, sometimes I bought based…

A Selling System for Creatives
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A Selling System for Creatives

How can the average freelancer, designer, consultant or service provider create an effective selling or sales system for their online business? Although I’m primarily writing this for those of us selling online services, the principles are universal and can be applied to anything. What do freelancers, designers, consultants, programmers, etc. all have in common? I…

How to Sell More of Your Online Services
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How to Sell More of Your Online Services

Why is it so difficult for so many self-employed, online entrepreneurs to get new clients, grow their income, and successfully sell their services online? It’s a genuine struggle. Most graphic designers, web developers, writers, editors, coaches, SEO people, and social media managers face what seems to be an uphill battle. They’re finding it very difficult…

The Truth About the Freelancer Lifestyle
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The Truth About the Freelancer Lifestyle

How much money does the average freelancer make? Questions like these often raise more questions than they answer. If you’re just starting out as an aspiring website designer, writer, virtual assistant, etc., it’s probably the most important question of all. How much can you really make? Or, maybe it’s safer to ask, how much should…

What is the Best Business Model for an Online Entrepreneur?
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What is the Best Business Model for an Online Entrepreneur?

What is the best business model for online entrepreneurs? As of this writing, there are four business models that stand out. In a minute, you’ll see why. None of these business models require a large financial investment. None of them require buying stock or merchandise. That alone adds greatly to their appeal! There are negative…

The Rise of the Developer/Marketer
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The Rise of the Developer/Marketer

What does the future hold for the average developer/designer in a changing, maturing marketplace? I believe the future of this industry belongs to the individuals we can categorize as the developer/marketer or the designer/marketer. I’m talking about individuals whose technical efforts create a definable, measurable return on a client’s investment (ROI). In other words, those who…

The Future of the Web Design & Development Business
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The Future of the Web Design & Development Business

Is there a future for you in the website design and development business? I believe there can be, but your success will be determined by your ability to do more than just designing and building a good-looking website. I’ve been in the web design and development industry for 20-years. When you’ve done anything for a…