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Today I’m doing a special shoutout. Last week, I reached out to one Nicola Tweed to ask for her advice on aspects of my work that are holding me back. She jumped on a call with me the next day, and we chatted about all things biz. Chatting to her has inspired me and helped me hugely. I followed her advice, and it has already saved me hours of struggling. She’s helped me level up to be a better design professional.

Today I’m doing a special shoutout. Last week, I reached out to one Nicola Tweed to ask for her advice on aspects of my work that are holding me back. She jumped on a call with me the next day, and we chatted about all things biz. Chatting to her has inspired me and helped me hugely. I followed her advice, and it has already saved me hours of struggling. She’s helped me level up to be a better design professional.

When working with a creative service provider, and they offer you advice, please listen. You don’t have to take the advice, but please listen. From my experience, I offer advice to clients to help them make better decisions and improve their websites.  Their reputation is on the line, so they’re not going to give you bad advice. You’re paying for expertise as well as skills.  If you don’t at least listen, you’re wasting your money, and missing out on an effective solution

When working with a creative service provider, and they offer you advice, please listen. You don’t have to take the advice, but please listen. From my experience, I offer advice to clients to help them make better decisions and improve their websites. Their reputation is on the line, so they’re not going to give you bad advice. You’re paying for expertise as well as skills. If you don’t at least listen, you’re wasting your money, and missing out on an effective solution

I’m sharing my mantra today. I usually prefer to keep this sort of thing to myself. But I’ve decided to share more personal anecdotes on social media. My Mantra: Keep learning, keep moving forward. This has reminded me not to berate myself for not knowing something, and to continue to strive for progress.

I’m sharing my mantra today. I usually prefer to keep this sort of thing to myself. But I’ve decided to share more personal anecdotes on social media. My Mantra: Keep learning, keep moving forward. This has reminded me not to berate myself for not knowing something, and to continue to strive for progress.

You already know that I design websites. But what you may not know is that my service extends way past just the design and layout. I help you with your website’s copy, the security, the SEO, lead generation strategies and loads more.   This isn’t bragging. I say this because I know that what I do is a comprehensive solution. I’m here to think about the things that are easily overlooked in the excitement of getting your website designed.

You already know that I design websites. But what you may not know is that my service extends way past just the design and layout. I help you with your website’s copy, the security, the SEO, lead generation strategies and loads more. This isn’t bragging. I say this because I know that what I do is a comprehensive solution. I’m here to think about the things that are easily overlooked in the excitement of getting your website designed.

New month – new goals! Bring on October! I’m working on a few website projects this month and am so excited to give my clients a beautiful new online home.

New month – new goals! Bring on October! I’m working on a few website projects this month and am so excited to give my clients a beautiful new online home.

Another month is over. During the last few days, I always review the month in my planning systems to track how many smaller projects I’ve completed as well as the steps I’ve taken towards my bigger projects.

Another month is over. During the last few days, I always review the month in my planning systems to track how many smaller projects I’ve completed as well as the steps I’ve taken towards my bigger projects.

I love working with biz owners who appreciate my giving them all the info they need to make a decision (I don’t hold back), and understand that I’m going to be unconditionally honest with them about my process and the work I’m doing.

I love working with biz owners who appreciate my giving them all the info they need to make a decision (I don’t hold back), and understand that I’m going to be unconditionally honest with them about my process and the work I’m doing.

Developing a fixed routine is something creatives are so reluctant to do. But it’s hands-down one of the practices that’s saved my sanity and improved the quality of my work.

Developing a fixed routine is something creatives are so reluctant to do. But it’s hands-down one of the practices that’s saved my sanity and improved the quality of my work.

People who tell you that a website is *just* a layout, some images and text hasn’t done their homework and has no idea what they’re doing. Talk to any web designer, and they’ll tell you that their projects involve user experience design, SEO, setting up email opt-in boxes, using APIs to get systems to work together, and an understanding of digital marketing to make a website part of a brand’s marketing system.

People who tell you that a website is *just* a layout, some images and text hasn’t done their homework and has no idea what they’re doing. Talk to any web designer, and they’ll tell you that their projects involve user experience design, SEO, setting up email opt-in boxes, using APIs to get systems to work together, and an understanding of digital marketing to make a website part of a brand’s marketing system.

Having the space to be alone in my office and to focus on projects is one of the biggest privileges of what I do. I have a little doggy bed in the corner where my daxie, Milo, sleeps while I work.

Having the space to be alone in my office and to focus on projects is one of the biggest privileges of what I do. I have a little doggy bed in the corner where my daxie, Milo, sleeps while I work.

I spend a fair amount of time chatting to entrepreneurs just like me. I sense a general feeling of excitement and buzz around the work they’re creating. It’s so inspiring to be part of a larger community of people doing good work. If you’d like to get involved in a group of fantastic lady entrepreneurs who are kicking butt all over the world, join The Fempreneur Collective on Facebook…

I spend a fair amount of time chatting to entrepreneurs just like me. I sense a general feeling of excitement and buzz around the work they’re creating. It’s so inspiring to be part of a larger community of people doing good work. If you’d like to get involved in a group of fantastic lady entrepreneurs who are kicking butt all over the world, join The Fempreneur Collective on Facebook…

I’m creating some crazy-valuable blog content for The Fempreneur Collective’s new website. Join the Facebook group so that you can be first to know when the site launches. Click on the pic to get to the group.

I’m creating some crazy-valuable blog content for The Fempreneur Collective’s new website. Join the Facebook group so that you can be first to know when the site launches. Click on the pic to get to the group.

Implementing systems has been the biggest lifesaver for me. I love creating and documenting processes that I follow on a regular basis. This allows me to spend less time worrying about each step in the process, and more time focusing on creating the work.

Implementing systems has been the biggest lifesaver for me. I love creating and documenting processes that I follow on a regular basis. This allows me to spend less time worrying about each step in the process, and more time focusing on creating the work.

Busy day:  Content planning in the morning, and business development in the afternoon.

Busy day: Content planning in the morning, and business development in the afternoon.

I have a long day planned in the studio today. Working on a website for a client who wants a complete redesign with a few fancy additions. If you’d like me to work on your website, let’s chat.

I have a long day planned in the studio today. Working on a website for a client who wants a complete redesign with a few fancy additions. If you’d like me to work on your website, let’s chat.

I’ve stopped scheduling client calls and meetings on Fridays so that I can focus on creating things for my business.  It’s been so rewarding to shut everything off and just spend time with myself while I nurture my business.

I’ve stopped scheduling client calls and meetings on Fridays so that I can focus on creating things for my business. It’s been so rewarding to shut everything off and just spend time with myself while I nurture my business.