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How to craft for a living

I spoke on a panel at Alt Summit last week about freelance, and being a contributor for websites. The room was packed – it’s fun to see how many people are interested in freelancing online. Freelance craft design is one of the major parts of my job. Being a contributor has allowed me to make the […]

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Using Mantras For Work/Life Balance

The new year always prompts me to re-evaluate everything. Throw out the sofa, change the wall color, and update my schedule. This year I have been thinking more than ever about the balance between work and home. When you start a business as a passion project and it turns into a full time job, there is […]

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4 Things to Consider Before Working Together

The husband and I decided to do an experiment this year. Over the summer Matt took leave from his job to come on board as my business partner. It is something we thought a lot about, and we felt like it was the time to make the leap with this blogging business I’ve built. He came […]

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How Blogging Is A Lot Like Dieting

In almost every class I teach, I tend to start with some version of this statement: blogging is a lot like dieting– don’t you think? Here is what I mean: there are classes, blogs, conferences, books, consults to be had- All to share the secrets to building a successful and profitable blog. It’s becoming a […]

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how to find the original source for every image

When I teach blogging courses, one of the first things I mention is being able to find original sources for images online. If you are going to post images that someone else has the right to, then it is imperative to make sure you are sourcing the image correctly. Firstly, because it is just good blogging, and […]

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