[Event] Want to hang with your freelance peeps? Join me at #FreeCon in Austin.

  I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at #FREECON19!  This action packed, 3-day conference is happening October 27-29th in sunny Au...

[Podcast] Learning to love the money conversation

If you are like most creative professionals I work with, you hate talking money. Whose responsibility is it, anyway?

Yours, if you want to be perceived as a professional, that is. And it’s just one of the 3 things you must do to be the professional that good clients are looking for. 

How to get testimonials

  Like it or not, what others say about you is more credible than what you say about yourself. That’s why testimonials are so important. But what’...

Simplest Marketing Plan: August Extras (2019.8)

On August 1, 2019 I released the 8th installment of the brand new Simplest Marketing Plan for 2019. This planner represents my best effort yet to:...

[Podcast] #374 How to Write Ridiculously Good Email News-“letters" with Ann Handley

  If you’ve been following me lately, it would be hard to miss my ranting about email newsletters, sharing some excellent examples and my latest ab...

When you add someone to your email list, say this...

Heads up, this is a bit of a rant. (If you prefer, listen to it here.) I need to get something off my chest. I know I've been harping on email news...

How to put more "you" in your marketing. Watch this! [QTMM 7/18/19]

Out of sight, out of mind -- that's more and more the reality these days. So if you do nothing else, please use an email newsletter to stay top o...

[Podcast] #373 Asking for Help = Business Growth with Danielle Z. Hughes

Last month, I got this message from Danielle Z. Hughes, a strategic copywriter I've been coaching:   I was talking to a friend yesterday who is ver...

When is a 1-page estimate enough?

A designer in one of my small coaching groups was working on a proposal for a big project recently and a question came up about how long the propo...

[Podcast] #372 Tom Ross of DesignCuts.com on Learning to Love Marketing

If you’re not sure how to bring your creativity into your marketing, today’s episode with Tom Ross is for you. Tom is host of 2 podcasts, includin...

Simplest Marketing Plan: July Extras (2019.7)

On July 1, 2019 I released the 7th installment of the brand new Simplest Marketing Plan for 2019. This planner represents my best effort yet to: ...

Why I loved dance class

I love to dance. Legend has it that I was born dancing, although that’s not exactly true. But it is true that I spent almost all of my spare time ...