It seems to be the natural evolution of the freelancer that sooner or later we all try our hand at photography. While we may never classify ourselves as anything more than a photo hobbyist, we all strive to improve our photography skills.
The new Rockable Press book How to Take Great Photos with Whatever Camera you Got is here to help!
Have an upcoming conference presentation? Or does your freelance work have you creating presentations for clients? If so, then you need to make sure your visuals communicate clearly. That’s why GraphicRiver has some of the best designed PowerPoint and Keynote presentation templates on the market! Get a feel for the quality of these presentation templates and then visit Graphic River for more information and options. These designs will help you properly convey any idea in a clear, succinct, and beautiful way — whether you’re a PC or a Mac user.
In my away-from-the computer life, I’m an avid bicyclist. Talk about a gadget-centric activity. It seems as though there’s always another nifty, lightweight bike to buy. Or, if you already have a bike or two, there’s some must-have accessory that you just can’t live without.
Which means that an affordable form of transportation – or recreation – can get pretty expensive. Same goes for photography. If it isn’t a new camera to buy, it’s one of those gizmos that will improve your shooting.
Enter Steve Johnson. An Englishman who now lives near Chicago. Johnson is the creator of the popular Minimalist Photography 101 blog. It’s the sort of place that frugal creatives will feel very comfortable visiting because Johnson’s into getting the highest level of results at the lowest cost. He’s just written an eBook that presents his minimalist photographic philosophy in a very readable format.
As a web developer or designer you know how valuable a content management system like WordPress can be in running a client’s website.
But how many times have you run across a client that is comfortable right out of the gate using WordPress? Chances are you are going to be holding their hand and teaching them the ins-and-outs of the system.
First, let me share a little secret with you. I am a master procrastinator. I always manage to get the job done, and often to the best of my abilities, but if I don’t have that looming deadline, sometimes time slips through my fingers. I blame YouTube, Twitter, FreelanceSwitch, WorkAwesome, and lifehacker. If it weren’t for them, I’d be massively productive whenever I sit in front of the computer.
As I started to get more clients, I realized that I needed a task manager to help me stay on top of the various projects. After trying a few of the free or freemium options, I opted to take the plunge and pay the annual fee for Toodledo. Continue Reading
Imagine if you will, just that morning you find out your car has given up the ghost and your only recourse is to consign it to the boneyard. Now after arriving home you find a burst water pipe and an impromptu swimming pool forming in your basement. Now with no car, no house, and now no money; what do you do?
This is the situation Joseph and Denise found themselves in after beginning their freelance career. It’s enough to put any freelancer into an early grave – or at very least getting them considering giving up on the dream and returning to the work force.
Have you ever met a person who was kicked out of a high school English class for sarcastic remarks during grammar lessons? Well, now you have.
I was never a big fan of grammar; in fact, I was pretty much its worst enemy.
Fast forward to today, and in a strange twist of irony, I find myself writing for a living. Grammar and I have had to put our shaky past behind us and make friends.
I have a dirty little secret. I hate ecommerce design.
In my history as a designer I’ve always found ecommerce design equivalent to trying to wrestle with a five-hundred-pound greased gorilla. At best it is a big hassle, and at its worst it is blood and carnage flowing down the streets.
My biggest complaint is usually how unwieldy and annoying it is to work with most ecommerce backends. Trying to force your design into some ridged code is often a recipe for disaster. So when I heard that I was going to review Adobe’s Business Catalyst, I braced myself for the worst.
Fortunately, there was very little grease and barely any gorilla required at all.
Finding good online markets to write for is like panning for gold. When you dip your pan in the waters of the Web, instead of gold, you often get lots of rocks. Not a great way to find leads.
So when The Urban Muse Guide to Online Writing Markets was published, I was intrigued, but skeptical. Not because of the author (seasoned freelance writer Susan Johnston) but because so many online markets pay so little.
I’m also fairly new to freelance writing. So besides leads, I needed advice. That’s why I bought the guide which promised both. It is $15.99 (USD) and easy to buy online. Here’s what I found. Continue Reading
Web based applications are overflowing the internet these days, but to short down the humongous list of several thousands – I thought it would be best to showcase 10 of the Best Web Based applications a freelancer needs. These are all great apps, some might work for you, some might not. It all depends on who you ask; I have found these to be the best for what I need. I suggest you try these out before making up your mind on which ones are great and which ones are bad. It´s all in the “Eye of the Beholder” after all. Continue Reading
When a copy of The Wealthy Freelancer showed up at my door, the wife was quick to open the package and start perusing the contents. Now, I won’t get into how I feel about other people opening my packages, but what she said next caught my attention.
“You’re going to like this,” she said.
I asked her why, but she kept replying, “Just read it. You’ll find out.”
So I did.