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After over two years of freelancing full-time, my business has finally started to run itself. It's become more organized and efficient. I know what to expect from it. The kinks and quirks have been ironed out and that helped make 2017 my best year of freelancing yet.Everyone How to Write Great Copy When You’re Not Actually a Copywriter
Learn how to write great copy for your website that converts viewers into customers even if you don't have experience with copywriting, sales, or marketing.Everyone 2016 Year in Review
2016 wasn't filled with many professional achievements or accomplishments. It was quiet and more refined. My business grew naturally, and it grew a lot.Everyone Reduce Referral Spam in Google Analytics Without Using Filters
Referral spam can pollute your Google Analytics account and make it impossible to track user data accurately, but you don't need to use complex filters.Everyone 6 Tips for Negotiating a Higher Salary
Each year people accept salaries less than what they deserve. It seems like employers always have the upper hand, but that doesn't have to be the case.Everyone My Journey Through College, Design Agencies, and Freelancing
In this interview, Lakera's thought-provoking and inspiring questions got at the heart of my college and career life to reveal the path that led me to where I am today. I want to share our conversation with you in hopes that it will inspire you to recognize your passions and pursue your dream career.Everyone The Simple Tweet That Got Me Featured on Dribbble
In 2016, I was featured as a success story in Dribbble's "For the Win" series. Find out how Dribbble helped me make over $150,000 in just 3 years.Everyone How I Solved a Complex UX Problem Using the Bible
Find out how I used the Bible to solve a complex UX problem and design an interface that made browsing municipal code online easier for anyone.Everyone Add 50 Hours to Your Month by Subtracting Social Media
Do you ever wish there were more hours in a day? Most of us end our days feeling like we haven't accomplished enough. The truth is, you can grant yourself that wish if you're willing to sacrifice the time you spend on social media.Everyone A Simple Design Process to Use for Every Digital Project
There's a simple 3 step process that you can use for every digital project by breaking the design process down to it's fundamental elements.Everyone Why Responding to Every Email is Good for Your Business
Responding to every email is a great way to build your network, but it's also time-consuming. Using pre-made email templates will save you hours each week.Everyone 2015 Year in Review
After two amazing back-to-back years in 2013 and 2014, I wasn't sure if 2015 would be able to top it. But it totally did. I hope that by sharing my accomplishments I can inspire you to do great things in your personal and professional life too.Everyone Gravity Forms + ConvertKit: The Killer Combo That Defeated MailChimp
When I first started my newsletter, my goal was to cultivate an audience that I could educate and offer paid products to in the future. So, I quickly researched popular email marketing platforms and chose MailChimp, but it turns out that ConvertKit was the better choice.Everyone Get Back in Control of Your Inbox With a Single Click
When you look at your inbox each day, how do you feel? Do you dread opening Gmail because of all the emails that need your attention now? If you're anything like I was, you'd be stressed already and not even out of bed yet.Everyone 6 Things I Wish I Learned From New Media Design at R.I.T.
Design students often graduate without some of the most vitally important "real world" skills necessary to thrive in their creative field. Yet, many of them feel prepared to totally dominate the industry on graduation day. I was no exception.Everyone Get Hired With The Perfect Online Student Portfolio
If you are pursuing a degree in any digital or creative field, it is no longer optional that you have a personal website to show off your best work to potential employers. Thanks to many of the latest advancements in web technology, it's easy for anyone to make one.Everyone How to Respond to an Email That Could Determine Your Future
Just before he graduated college, one of my friends asked me to help him write a response email to the president of a company he really wanted to work for. This email could determine his future with (or without) this company. Here's the story of how I helped him respond to the CEO.Everyone Invisible Design
When we use the word “design”, chances are it doesn’t translate the way we, as designers, often think it should. Too often, design is perceived as only being visual, but that’s only partially true.