Why I Want to Join Toptal

So I was looking, yet again, for another web programming gig and I found Toptal. Whoa, stop the presses! I’ve always wondered why big outsourcing websites allowed so much competition among developers from different countries. It didn’t seem fair as we’ve worked hard to hone our skills and create value. Even more than the money, we want to make solutions that solve problems. One of the biggest challenges to freelance coding, is the competition. You […]

Clients: Setting The Tone For Your Business Relationship

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“The Customer Is Always Right” is a statement used by business owners and clients and I’ve heard this phrase since I was a child and believed it until I was in business for myself. What was the turning point for me when dealing with business clients? The customer is never “Always Right”. The real question is, how much will you say yes to before you go completely crazy. Anyone with me on this? Case in […]

Rock Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day


Have you ever wondered how much time it really takes to have an impact on Social Media? Take a look at this and let us know what you think in the comments. I’d love to hear from you! by Pardot. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

The Art of Getting Retweets


Do you want to get more retweets? Retweeting isn’t just about tweeting about good content, there’s actually a science behind it. From the words you use in your tweet to the time of day you tweet, all of these things impact how many retweets you are going to get. So if you are looking for your tweets to spread all over Twitter, follow the steps in the infographic below. Click on the image below to […]

Why I’m Not A Social Media Expert

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But you have a website and lots of followers on Social Media. Doesn’t that imply that you’re an expert? Let me explain. Many people in the Social Media space are saying that they’re experts or gurus and taking money from people while making “pie-in-the-sky” promises that amount to further drains on your wallet. I could count on one hand the number of people I personally would trust with my Social Media profiles. Why I’m Not […]

Twitter Basics: How to Setup Your Twitter Account

Twitter Basics

Are you new to Twitter? Maybe you’ve been in the shadows watching others connect with people around the world and have great success in their businesses because of Social Media. Regardless of where you stand, if you’re going to be on Twitter personally or professionally, there are a few things to consider as you’re building your account.   1. Pick A Great Twitter Name On Twitter, you’re known by your name or “handle”. These names […]

[Infographic] Top Social Media Image Dimensions


Every wonder how big that Facebook cover should be? Or maybe your twitter profile photo? You’ve come to the right place. Get ready to bookmark this page because what’s to follow is an exhaustive info graphic of all the most popular image sizes for the top social networks. Social Media Design Dimensions – An infographic by the team at Social Media Design Dimensions

How to Get More Followers On Twitter


Twitter is an animal of a different kind in the Social Media world. On one hand its really easy to spread your message, if you message is spreadable. Not everyone loves to text, so the concept of 140 characters might sound daunting, but its really easy to get started. The following is a list of things that will help you gain followers on Twitter. 1. Do you post links to helpful information? There has to […]

How to Make Money with Social Media


Social Media is like riding a bike. Until you learn to balance (keyword there), you’ll never be successful at it. If you’re interested in making money at Social Media, what are the most important things you need to focus on first? I’m glad you asked. 😉 1. Does your website solve problems? There needs to be a clear-cut message and problem solving articles on your website that help people solve problems. Your website is the […]

Social Media Managers: Why You Need One

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Like any great marketing plan, you need a strategy for platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Pintrest. SMM’s (Social Media Managers) come with knowledge of how to best represent your company on these social networks. The following is a list of reasons why an SMM will bring value to your business. SMM’s are specialists in their field. You’ve done the research to be an expert in your industry, a Social Media Manager has the […]



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