business

5 Reasons GoDaddy Is Terrible And You Should Run Now

I've had enough of GoDaddy's shenanigans, and I'm going to let you in on what professional web developers know and discuss amongst themselves.
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5 must have plugins every wordpress website
technology

5 must-have plugins for every WordPress website

These are my favorite WordPress plugins, installed on every site we build. Discover how our WordPress hosting is better, and find new tools for your website.
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productivity

Easy Time Tracking with TimeCamp

If you bill by the hour, you should be using a time tracking app. There are many options available, so here's a quick overview of how I use TimeCamp.
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best note-taking app Evernote vs. Bear software review
productivity

note-taking apps: Evernote vs. Bear

I've been an Evernote user since 2011, but Bear comes highly reviewed... which is better? Turns out, I still prefer Evernote. Read on to find out why.
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business

A Crash Course on Working From Home (With a Kid)

It seems we'll be working from home for a while (something I've done 10+ years). Here's my quick list to help you work from home + shelter-in-place with kids.
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branding

Why Your Printed Logo Looks Grainy (Raster vs. Vector Files)

The main reasons for poor logo quality on printed materials are 1) your logo was created in the wrong format or 2) you used the wrong file for printing.
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free business card design template with bleed
design

How to Set up Bleeds for Printing

Learn to set up bleeds for printing. I'll explain what bleed is, why it matters, and how to set up your files for printing (bonus: business card templates).
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how to

Broken Google Map on Your Website? Here’s Why and How to Fix It

As of 2018, embedding a Google map on your WordPress website is no longer a simple process. Find out why and how to fix the broken map on your website.
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technology

What Is Website Encryption (SSL) and Why You Need It

Website encryption changed a lot in 2018, so I’ve updated this post with the current state of website encryption and SSL certificates.
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business

Google Workspace (G Suite) Email Setup Instructions for All Your Devices

Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) is a paid Google account using your domain ([email protected]). Here's how to set up email on iPhone, Android, Apple Mail, Outlook or manually.
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business

Advice for Freelance Designers and the Entrepreneurs Who Hire Them

This is an edited version of my response to a new freelance designer about a difficult project, with bonus tips for the entrepreneurs hiring them.
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how to

How to Achieve Inbox Zero With 3 Simple Habits

After months (!!!) of not seeing the bottom of my inbox, I finally achieved Inbox Zero, and it feels amazing. Lest you think I had a backlog of several thousand emails, I should clarify. If I’m managing projects well, 10-15 emails is normal. Most of this year it’s hovered around 60-75. That still low number is ... Read more
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productivity

8 Apps I Couldn’t Live Without

I’m a productivity nerd and I love seeing how other people work and picking up new tricks, so here are the main (iPhone) apps I use most, and how I use them.
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how to

Is Your Password Hack-Proof?

At this point in our tech-centric lives, it’s a pretty safe bet that anyone reading this post has had to come up with at least a handful of personal passwords at some point. WiFi, bank accounts, social media, Paypal, Amazon, Netflix… the list goes on and on. And if you’re like me, at least a ... Read more
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interviews

Interview: Wanda Wolmar of Duplika Jewelry

Drop by a craft show in the greater Kansas City area any time of year, and chances are you’ll find 20-something local Wanda Wolmar hard at work in the Duplika Jewelry booth. Starting as a hobby in her studio apartment in 2012, Wanda’s hand-assembled jewelry has quickly blossomed in popularity, now available in KC’s own ... Read more
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how to

how to customize your Facebook URL

If using a Facebook page for your business, it's important to set a custom username so clients can find you by searching facebook.com/yourbusiness. Here's how.
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productivity

books: 18 Minutes by Peter Bregman

Peter Bregman is a management consultant (Bregman Partners) and writer on the HBR Blog Network (and elsewhere). Reading him there is what led me to pick up his time management book, 18 Minutes, published in 2011 and currently #11 on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Time Management list (which is really more like #7 seeing how ... Read more
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