How to add a hover effect to images – step by step tutorial


A client I’ve been working for recently wanted some rollover (hover) effects incorporated into some of the images and image maps she had on her blog. I think rollover effects are so cool and add a lot to the character of a website. I then started playing around with some more advanced effects and realized [...]

Seven Sexy Secrets for Success


Okay so these secrets for success aren’t very sexy but they will give your blog the confidence boost it needs! Whether you’re just starting out in the blogging world, or you have been running your beloved blog for ages, the best thing you can do for yourself is be constantly learning what is working, what’s [...]

Stop caring what other people think


Looking back, there is one thing that I wish I had done differently when I first started my design business. But now that I’m thinking of it, this is just a good rule to live by in general. To put it simply.. stop caring what other people think. I didn’t realize how much taking things [...]

How to best use social media to promote your business

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Utilizing social media is an excellent way to promote your brand and business… if you’re using it the correct way. If you’re looking for some techniques to boost your online presence try out some of these tips. Interaction Be social. That’s the point of social media right? If all you do is tweet about your products or articles [...]

Make extra money online – Update!


A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how I earn some extra money online in my spare time filling out short surveys using (You can read that here) I’m sure when you hear about quick easy ways to make money, you think of scams and while a lot of sites are out [...]

How to improve your product photography – 5 Tips

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When selling your items online, good photography is crucial. Since potential buyers can’t physically see or touch the product, your pictures and description are all they have to go by. Another thing I have found is that high quality photographs are without a doubt more often shared by others. If you notice on Etsy the [...]

Forming an LLC, Part 1


The next few posts will be a series of articles about forming an LLC. I recently formed one for my graphic/web design business and at least for me, it was pretty complicated to understand everything. There are a lot of forms to fill out, legal actions to take, and certificates to get published. If you’re [...]

10 Social Media and Blogging Statistics – Infographic


I did some research today and put together a little infographic about interesting social media and blogging statistics. While I did design this graphic myself, I take no credit for the actual statistics. I found them on two great websites that you should definitely check out if you’d like to learn more: and Did [...]

How to use a vision board to transform your business

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I’m sure most of you have heard about vision boards, the idea was made hugely popular when The Secret was first released. However, it’s a concept that’s been around for ages. A vision board is a powerful visualization tool that is used to activate the law of attraction.  Before I go into detail about vision [...]

How to create and install a custom post divider for your blog


Today I’m going to show you how to easily add a custom post divider to your blog. It’s a great way to add some extra personality to your blog, and also, well… divide your posts! For this tutorial I’m working with blogger, however the coding is the same for any blog platform.   Step 1: First [...]


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