How To Enjoy Days Off Without Guilt As A Freelancer

It’s been a busy week for me.  Both with work and play.  My personal life this week took me out of the office and I don’t feel one bit of regret.   Maybe I feel like the backlog got a little larger, but it’s totally worth it. Three major events happened this week: A close friend…

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WebCami’s Toolbox: GT Metrix

I find myself using GTmetrix.com almost every single day.  I just ran it on a site that I built for an organization on an entirely volunteer basis.  The site is flunking out on this test because the photos that have been uploaded since I turned over the site have not been scaled.  While I never…

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How ManageWP Changed My Life

In early 2015, I was at my wits’ end.  My business had been growing leaps and bounds.  I was working constantly on projects, client maintenance requests and a overwhelmed with the back end updates that needed to happen.  I would wake up in the middle of the night and think, “I wonder if (insert client…

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Must Read: Organize Tomorrow Today

My summertime dog walks have been a great time to listen to Audible.  I’m always looking for tips on getting more productive and effective with my daily processes. Organize Tomorrow Today has been a book I’ve returned to again and again. The book offers eight ways to retrain your mind to optimize performance at work…

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Why WordPress Web Designers Don’t Need To Wireframe

I was reminded of wireframes this week while updating a community website that I didn’t design or build.  The website is a Photoshop to WordPress design and I spent my time replacing images and changing CSS to match the graphic designer’s PSD file.  Can you tell I love doing that so much?  This was common…

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How To Get The Most Out Of Networking

I am convinced that the best way to get traction for your web design business is through networking.  This is true for any business, really.  My business has nearly quadrupled in the eight years I’ve been part of a formal networking group.  I will admit that all networking opportunities aren’t created equal. You have to…

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