Posted December 7, 2007 in Productivity
The content of this e-book is also available on BoDo (Business Of Design Online) as it was first published there (8 posts). But you can now download the free ebook, it’s nice to have as it’s filled with incredibly useful tips and resources. [Click Here to Read More...]
When I’m not giving marketing advice and using dirty words on my own website IttyBiz, I’m over at First Wives World being an editor and blog manager. I hire writers. A lot of them. While I’m sure many of our applicants are good writers, I’ll never know because I don’t get back to them. Learn from these writers. They screw up so you don’t have to.
1. Treat it like a real business.
I recently received an otherwise wonderful job application from a woman whose email address was prissymissy456[at]aol.com.
I am not joking. The only thing I changed was the number. Would you hire an accountant with an email address like that? A lawyer? Would we elect this woman to Congress?
Get a real email address. Answer your phone with your name. Do not let your kid record your voice mail greeting with “You’ve reached Sherri, Larry, Barry, and Kerry! You know what to do!” Get business cards, the kind you didn’t print off on your own ink jet. [Click Here to Read More...]
Posted December 3, 2007 in Productivity
Nobody’s perfect, and we’ve all made our share of business-building mistakes in 2007. But your results come from your daily habits, and if you don’t want to make the same mistakes in 2008, you need to have a plan to change the right habits, right from the start. Here’s how kick it all off.
Step #1: Get Clear On What You Should Have Done Differently
Take five minutes (ten max) to sit down with pen and paper and reflect how you ran your business in 2007. What were the key things that held back your business? Was it a personal issue like procrastination or lack of focus? Or was it a more strategic failing such as not spending the time to improve a neglected segment of your business or marketing? Just ask yourself, “what issues sting the most,”and your gut will tell you what you need to know. [Click Here to Read More...]
Posted December 1, 2007 in Uncategorized
Hello everyone, time for another ‘links folder‘ post, it’s been quite a busy week for me, well so was my week-end! :)
Don’t worry your to-do list will still be there when you’re done reading these posts. Make sure you hit ‘save‘ in Photoshop, Fireworks ,Flash, , because you surely don’t want to lose anything, it’ll only take a couple of minutes (maybe a little more) and you’ll be back to work! Maybe with some new ideas and a fresh perspective.
Here we go:
- Six Essential Questions for the Business Blogger
- A lesson to all freelancers (part 2) (part 3)
- 9 Things Freelancers Should Do Before the End of the Year
- 37 Unhabits of Highly Successful Managers
- The Flickr Guide, Part 2: How to Caption or Credit Photos in Posts
- My Puppy Can Teach You Marketing
- The Toolbox Toolbox: 100-Plus In-Depth Resource Collections for Web Workers
- 10 types of programmers you’ll encounter in the field
- 20 questions that clients ask before choosing a designer
- SEO Techniques All Top Websites Should Use
- When a Client Can't Afford You: Why It's Still Better to Bid High
- How To Stop Scrambling For Clients And Get A Steady Stream Of Paying Gigs
- A Simple Way To Stop Clients From Rejecting Your Proposals
- 3 Reasons Your Rates Are Still Low (And How To Start Raising Them)