Over the last few years everyone from freelance web designers to large agencies have been growing their businesses thanks to Shopify, the hosted ecommerce platform founded in Canada in 2006.
Helped by the free to join Shopify Experts programme wed designers and front-end developers are reaping the rewards of the immense growth happening in the ecommerce marketplace. With over Shopify 70,000 active shops online, and over 3,000 new stores launching every month, the need for great designers with an understanding of designing for ecommerce and building Shopify themes is growing rapidly.
If you aren’t familiar with Liquid it’s a templating engine first developed by the founder of Shopify and now widely used. Templating languages make it really easy to pull in the data from your online store into your templates.
Quick, what’s your first impression of Tumblr?
If you’re thinking of a site that serves as an online diary for thousands of teens, you’re only partially right. Many of Tumblr’s users are teenagers. However, I was surprised to learn that the average age for a Tumblr user is 34.6 years old (according to Garrett Button’s article, Age, Gender and Social Media Strategy: Audience Analytics for B2B, published on the ArgyleSocial blog). That’s about 15 years older than I expected–certainly at 34 years old most users are past the teen diary phase.
While Tumblr is popular with teens, like other social media platforms before it, it is moving into the mainstream. In fact, according to this recent post from Julie Bort on Business Insider, Tumblr Is Being Used In A Supreme Court Case For The First Time. You read that correctly. The U.S. Supreme court will be referring to a Tumblr blog in a case.
So, as a freelancer, what should you know about Tumblr?
In this post, I’ll explain what Tumblr is and share five Tumblr blogs that might be helpful to freelancers.
Have you ever unexpectedly found money?
I know that I have. I once reached into the pocket of a coat I hadn’t worn in a long time and found a crisp ten dollar bill that I didn’t know that I had.
I still remember how I felt when I found the money. It was a happy surprise. Almost immediately I started to plan how I would use my unexpected bounty.
The opposite of finding money is losing money, and believe me, when you’ve lost money the feeling isn’t nearly as good.
I remember when some friends gave me a fairly large gift card. I thought I put the gift card away in a safe place. Instead, I lost it. I never saw that gift card again and I’ve always felt bad about the waste.
If you’ve ever lost a freelancing gig you expected to get or gotten freelancing work you didn’t expect, this post is for you.
Can you even answer that question? Many freelancers cannot. They look at their income from time to time, but unless they’ve actually received a check that day they can’t answer the question without digging into their accounting records.
How much you earn as a freelancer is very important. It can determine whether you’re running a profitable business or losing money.
Unlike traditional employees who receive the same amount regularly, most freelancers receive irregular pay. Some weeks they earn more money than others. This can make keeping up with our earnings tricky.
Recently, I started tracking my income from day to day. It just takes a few minutes to do and I’ve discovered some surprising advantages to daily income tracking.
In this post, I’ll share seven of those advantages as well as some tips and tools to help you track your daily income.
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