The importance of customer service is growing as is the amount of online customer service happening over email. Email communication makes it harder to delivery an excellent customer service experience simply because the customer can easily misinterpret even the best intentions. If you follow these 6 guidelines, you can better communicate with customers through email and clearly deliver excellent customer service. Continue »
If you didn’t know by now, gig poster collecting started out in the 60′s and the tradition is still going strong today. In fact, the community is bigger that ever. Indie music fanatics around the world have turned into collectors. This isn’t some small fad or trend, there are entire online communities/marketplaces solely dedicated to buying and selling custom gig posters. Continue »
We all know that sometimes it’s tough when employers refuse to pay you, claim your work, and ask you to go far and beyond what your initial job entailed. So, what can we do to protect ourselves from scams, terrible employers and other annoyances while we are just trying to make a living? Continue »
Imagine this – you are all set. The audience is settled and silent. You switch on the screen and stare at the projector for a split second. There, in that split second, you panic. Continue »
Most marketers know by now that increasing conversion rates is an entire branch of science itself.
Getting to the bottom of which presentation techniques and graphic design elements actually have a measurable influence on customer behavior has become something of a Holy Grail-type quest.
Thankfully, there are only so many variables to try. Here we’ll take a look at one of them – typography – and examine what you can do to take advantage of its flexibility. Continue »
If you’ve been working for awhile and feel the need for a change, you should considering taking a shot at freelancing. Almost everyone that I know has thought, at one time or another, about working independently. Some have a passion that they want to develop while others dream of being able to use their work time creatively. Continue »
Productivity is a frightening word for many people. If you asked somebody, what PRODUCTIVITY is associated with, you would probably get these false answers; longer work hours, banned coffee breaks, no social networking while working, etc. This false dichotomy is too rampant in our society. Continue »
Small business owners are always searching for ways to add extra income to their businesses. After all, you’re already putting in the time, work, and money it takes to make your business float – it doesn’t take that much extra effort to add a new income stream to an existing business. There are many ways you can do this, but a few of the most common include publishing eBooks, offering video courses, or giving in-depth support options. These options can tie into just about every type of business. Here are some suggestions to get you thinking outside of the box. Continue »
The world is constantly changing, and so is your business. No matter how great your values and ideals were twenty years ago, if they don’t need an upgrade, at the very least you should consider marketing them differently. Since nothing stays the same way for too long, it shouldn’t be a surprise that you need to rebrand your business at some point.
Rebranding isn’t something you do on a Saturday evening. It take time, patience, and brain power to implement. Like many procedures, this one requires some baby steps. Today we will take a look at how you can successfully rebrand your company. All you need is the motivation to do it and some extra time, costs come later but you’ll make them back in no time. Continue »
Thanks to technology, you’re no longer tied to one place geographically. Ever since laptops and tablets were introduced and dial-up internet connections gave way to Wi-Fi, location independence has been possible for everyone with the desire to start their own business or work from home.
Of course, this sort of lifestyle isn’t for everyone, though most people only figure this out when they try it for themselves. This is a particularly troubling thought as you would need to quit your job to do so. Continue »
Good design never goes out of fashion. In fact there’s something about using vintage and retro style design elements, they can (when used correctly) lift a design and somehow make it seem modern. Just like physical appearance, you never get a second chance to make a first impression with your business card.
Poorly designed business cards flood your local town, so why not stand out? Show your potential clients that you don’t cut corners with a beautiful business card. Today we collected some amazing vintage style business cards for your inspiration. Enjoy! Continue »
Web design, for a long time now, has always been about the looks. It’s been about the colors, the typography, and the language used to build a website or the core platform the website is based on. With a judicious mix of concepts, wireframes, graphics, content, and overall planning, websites would come alive. They’d make it to the “designers” hall of fame or gain massive recognition among the design community, but are these websites worth the money being spent on them? Continue »
I know, Hummingbird went into effect months ago. However, many bloggers, businesses, and marketers continue to play by the rules of the wrong game today. With Hummingbird came some big changes for SEO and content marketing. Luckily, though, Google is moving in a direction that should benefit everyone: consumers and site owners alike. Continue »
You know that feeling. You’ve been meaning to take action for a while. You’ve a great idea and an inkling to to make the next Snapchat. But how? It’s super hard to code right? Not completely true. What better a time to start learning than 2014!
Coding is a serious business and it’s not easy. There’s no doubt about that, I assure you. Programmers oftentimes encounter vicious bugs and errors which take hours, if not days to overcome. The first step in your journey is to learn patience. If you already have that, excellent! Continue »
For those of us with creative minds, we need to stay on top of our game in our free time and down-periods. That means we always need to be on the lookout for new trends and get familiar with new platforms. While it might be a confusing theory that spending our leisure time creating more work for ourselves is actually a stress-relieving exercise, it truly is. Continue »
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