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Getting Buyers With a Little Help From a Friend

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Two months ago my younger sister Karla and I opened an online store called All Handcrafted Gifts. Karla researches products and handles fulfillment, while I handle product descriptions, marketing, and PR. Setting up our store and filling it with products that everyone would (virtually) line up to buy was challenging, but fun and exciting. The […]

All Dressed Up: Bourn to Balance

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A few years ago I met Jennifer Bourn at a conference where we were both speakers. I left her session with almost two pages of notes and plenty of ideas for improving my website. Jennifer’s enthusiasm for what she does makes web design, branding, and anything to do with the Internet, interesting.  Recently I saw […]

Make Blog Posts More Interesting With GIFs

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If there’s such a thing as a blog bucket list, knowing how to add GIFs to my blog would be at the top of the list. When I asked a group of bloggers in a Facebook group about adding GIFs, blogger Sarah Bunton posted a GIF guide that I knew I needed to share. Guest […]

10 Habits to Increase Your Productivity

10 Habits increase productivity

When I worked in a corporate job, I wouldn’t say that I was a slacker, but I also wouldn’t say that I cared whether or not I wasted time at work. My clients were happy, I met deadlines, but I also ran errands, made personal calls and took advantage of the freedom I had by […]

5 Ways to Focus While Working From Home

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Does this sound familiar: it’s almost noon, you’ve been sitting at your desk in your pajamas, workout clothes, or your birthday suit all morning and you still haven’t taken a shower? This happened to me a few days ago. I started to leave my house early in the morning to go for a run (in […]

5 Texting Mistakes to Avoid

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E-mail is the perfect timesaving tool, but so is texting. In a past blog post I shared stupid e-mail mistakes I’ve made. Last week I asked a few friends and associates to help me create a list of stupid texting mistakes. (We like to be good examples of what not to do.) As you read […]


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