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A good copy writer will be able to listen to your story, observe how you do business, listen to your goals and motivations, and write absolutely magical copy for your website. In my 10+ years in business, I never thought hiring a copy writer was *necessary* for my business. This past year I’ve experienced a […]

Why I Recommend Working With A Copy Writer For Your Website

Website Tips

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We all see hundreds of memes and instagram posts daily, and many of them contain some sort of business advice (some good, some bad). Before the days of memes I learned a lot of what I now know about business from books or just word of mouth advice passed down from important people in my […]

3 Pieces of Advice That Have Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

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I’ve been designing Showit website templates for eight long years. My first few didn’t sell….at all. I think I went three years with just one sale….and I made the mistake of telling the customer she could pay half upfront and then paypal me the remaining balance a month later. Do you think she ever paid […]

5 Tips For Designers Creating Their First Website Templates

Templates

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I will always be an advocate for working with a designer for a custom website build. Our job is to help organize your thoughts and get you from point a to point b (making money). We know the best way to organize your content for maximum impact and functionality – we’re up to date on […]

How and When To DIY Your Own Website (just because you can, doesn’t mean you should).

Business

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As a creative, I know firsthand how crippling it can be. I felt it this morning, showing my work to friends (it’s weird that I feel it less when showing work to strangers than people close to me – but I’m sure that’s an entirely different set of issues!) Everyone you’re comparing yourself to on […]

3 Mindset Shifts To Tackle Imposter Syndrome

Business

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I did a big thing last fall. I bought a house. It’s still to this day one of the most rewarding (and also the most stressful) things I’ve ever done. I knew I was fully DONE AND OVER apartment living, and knew that buying a house was the right step forward. I’ll admit, I watch […]

Tips for Small Business Owners Looking To Buy Their First Home

For Designers

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Make sure the product(s) are 100% finished before you start planning the launch I know this sounds like no-brainer, but in the past I’ve chosen a launch date before the templates were actually finished and it didn’t go that well. I thought that giving myself a deadline would help keep me accountable, but in reality […]

3 Things I Learned From My Most Recent Template Launch

Business

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Passive income is tricky. When you’re making steady, consistent revenue it can be life changing (read more about that here). I started selling Showit website templates about 4 years ago and it took a while to really get into the groove of things. I built a shop page on my website (sales were done via […]

Ready To Explore Passive Income? Here’s 4 Things I’ve Learned.

Business

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Plot twist, I’ve never taken a design course in my life. I’ve spoken a few times on here about how I went to school for photography, not design. After I graduated from Buffalo State College in 2011 I spent a few months trying to make it as an artist….entering art festivals, shows, and trying to […]

How I Became a Brand and Website Designer

Business

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As a creative business owner I know firsthand how easy it is to get overwhelmed with client work. It’s a downward spiral that can be very difficult to pull yourself out of. Over the past few years in business I have developed systems to help keep every project on track. A very large part of […]

The 3 Biggest Time Saving Apps I Use In My Business

Business