What is Shopify? – eCommerce Websites for Designers

by Brant Wilson
on July 9, 2013

in Business/Freelance

As I’m sure many of you are aware you can use Shopify is a online store platform. The reason this audience is going to be interested in their platform is because of the details of their stores. They give users the ability to design beautiful online stores. Designers are visual creatures. We rely on the gut feeling over the substance. Our intuition drives nearly every visual decision we make. Shopify has carefully crafted stores to give their user base some of the most eye catching and functional shops found anywhere on the web.

The stores come out of the box with lots of great features. Just to name a few:

You can choose from over 100 professional themes
Complete control over the store. They allow you to take their store and make any custom CSS or HTML edits.
Shopping cart integration provided
Unlimited hosting bandwidth
They’ve got pricing plans ranging from $14 per month to $179. See pricing plans here

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Improve Your Creativity & Problem-Solving with these 7 Brainstorming Techniques

by Laura Spencer
on June 23, 2013

in Business/Freelance design

Do you allow yourself enough time for creative brainstorming?

Most designers don’t. In fact, many designers don’t allow themselves any time for brainstorming. Then they wonder why they feel uninspired.

Maybe you feel uninspired because it takes time to be creative–time that most freelance designers don’t work into their schedules. The true creative cycle looks something like this:
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But many designers act like this is the cycle:
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No one is a never-ending fountain of creative ideas. We all need inspiration sometimes. In this post, I share seven great brainstorming techniques that you can use to improve your creativity and solve problems. If you’ve ever suffered from creative block, this post is for you.

If you liked this post, you may also like My Best Ideas for What to Do When Your Freelancing Creativity Fails You.

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Grab Your WordPress Bootcamp Seat Today and Save $200

by Brant Wilson
on June 18, 2013

in Business/Freelance

If you’re looking for a fast way to learn WordPress, LearnWebDevelopment.com has created the perfect program. It’s their WordPress Bootcamp – a training course that will teach you how to build a fully-functioning WordPress website in just 8 weeks! And, because they give all their students weekly feedback as they go through the course, you’ll […]

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Articles on Longtail Keywords for SEO Strategy

by Jake Rocheleau
on May 24, 2013

in Business/Freelance

When targeting search engine results you need to understand the most common strategies for website ranking. Longtail keywords are the searches which make up over 70% of Google search terms. These are often longer than 3-4 words and they can be very specific in relation to your website. This is why most visitors who search longtail will stay on your website for a long time, if you can fill their exact need(s).

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For this post I just want to share a few alternate resources which are related to longtail keyword research. There is no perfect solution and it merely requires new attempts at different areas for driving positive traffic. Search Engine optimization is a long-term process and you must be ready to continue studying years into the future.

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