Edmond van der Bijl

70 Added | 9 Magazines | 72 Likes | 30 Following | 3 Followers | @EVDB_ARTIST | Artist and designer based in Washington DC. I believe in simple and elegant problem solving no matter the challenge.

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

Augmented Reality

How the 80/20 Rule Helped Me Double My Income in Two Months

Learn how you can apply the 80/20 rule to your business.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>When I first read about the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Principle, I had a healthy skepticism for it. I couldn’t wrap my head around how 80 percent of my work would only lead to 20 percent of results and that …

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15 Steps to Making (Serious) Money with an Amazon Affiliate Site

Your site should already have at least the basic setup done, even if you don't have any content there yet, as they'll review the site manually before …

What Should You Put in Each Section of Your Facebook Page for Maximum Engagement?

Facebook is the biggest social network in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s a marketer’s dream solution.I spend a ton of money on Facebook fans. …

Marketing

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

Business Strategy

IKEA Art Hack Ideas for Large Blank Walls

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Finding affordable art that you actually like is one of the hardest parts of furnishing a home. And once …

Cross-stitch

Marketers Reveal How They Create Content That Works | Inc.com

Content marketing--like every other type of marketing--continues to evolve as new social channels emerge and audience preferences and habits shift. It can be challenging for marketers at the largest brands to keep up, even more so for those with limited resources. A good place to start whether your …

Marketing

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

The Complete Guide to Getting Started With Facebook Ads

Paid advertising on Facebook seems to be one of the most immediate ways to impact the reach of your content. Though it's not without its questions.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Understanding how to leverage Facebook Ads is becoming a staple part of almost every social media strategy. And …

AdWords

Fstoppers Reviews the Google Pixel, a True iPhone Killer

Apple lovers around the world, including myself, now have some serious reason to leave behind their beloved iPhone they have for the new Google …

How to Build Your Instagram Account from Scratch

We all know the importance of social media today. Whether you are a business or a brand there are a multitude of reasons for you to keep up with your …

Are You Aware Of This Brand-New Way To Make Money On Facebook?

Did you know that Facebook users watch 100 million hours of video every day? It's true. My household accounts for about 30 percent of that number. We like watching kittens, OK?<p>There are more than a billion people using Facebook every day, and video has exploded on the social media platform over the …

Advertising

10 Books on Creativity to Spark Your Inner Genius

Creativity isn’t just a “wonderful to have” asset anymore. It’s a strategic part of business survival in a world crowded with businesses. Creativity, …

Creativity

25 Promising Digital Design Blogs To Follow This Year

Let me ask you a simple question. How much value you get from the blogs you read every day? Are they worth your time?<p>Whether you are a startup founder, entrepreneur or a creative freelancer you read a lot of blogs and magazines every day. In the age of digital noise, it is extremely hard to find …

Graphic Design

20 Rising Web Development And Design Blogs To Follow In 2017

A year ago I listed 25 promising digital design blogs to follow. When you look back, you notice how much have changed. If you’re aiming to become a successful entrepreneur or a freelancer, you must learn marketing, design and web development.<p>Today I’m sharing a handy list of 20 rising web …

Web Design

9 Podcasts to Make You a Better Marketer in 2017 | Inc.com

Though podcasting has been around since the early '00s, 2016 was arguably the year of the podcast, with so many great ones hitting high points, with more and more terrific luminaries joining the medium.<p>For those of us looking to bring our ability to succeed to an entire other level, here are the …

Marketing

The Marketing Technique That Made This Entrepreneur Over $1 Million In Six Months | Inc.com

It's no secret that we live in a world of ubiquitous content. It's everywhere.<p>We read, stream and binge-watch content at all times of the day: on the train before work, during our lunch break, with friends at the bar.... even when we're on the toilet. (Warning: Just don't drop your phone.)<p>With so …

Marketing

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

Creativity

These Incredible Soothing Illustrations Were Made With a Freaking Pencil

Filled with effortless grace, the fine-lined works of Marsi van de Heuvel deftly modernize Impressionism.<p>Fine-tipped flowers blend with fineliner pens in the soft, soothing tableaus of one visual artist's floral-focused, two-dimensional works. The Cape Town-based artist weaves the delicate nature …

Art

How one 24-year-old runs a $70,000-a-month business while traveling the world

Aileen Adalid entered the corporate world at age 19 after graduating from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, with a degree in business …

Faroe Islands

38 Blog Promotion Sites to Share Your Article (and Get FREE Traffic)

Promoting is the more prominent slice of successful blogging, creating content is not. Don't pray for traffic, use these fantastic 38 blog promotion …

10 Creativity Apps I Used the Most in 2016 | Inc.com

Your creativity is your ability to generate ideas that are novel and useful, whether for business, art, or other areas. However, to implement your creative ideas, you need tools. I use many helpful apps to let my creative ideas materialize.<p>The criteria for selecting the apps for the following list …

Apps

8 mobile apps to make real money

Times are rough and everyone can use a couple of extra bucks for the holidays.<p>Fear not though, tech has come to save you (sort of, provided you don’t need any <i>serious</i> cash) with apps that let you earn real money from an Android or iOS device.<p>There’s certainly no shortage to choose from, but many …

6 Charts Showing How Social Media Influencers Work With Brands

Travel brands want to reach new audiences and regularly use social media influencers with large social media followings to connect with …

Public Relations

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A month after I joined Texas Instruments in 2002 I flew to Dallas to meet my boss for the first time. We had a pleasant conversation, at the end of which I asked a potentially career-limiting question (warning--don't try that at home...): "We don't really have a long-term strategy in our business …

Innovation

The 11 Best Social Media Automation Tools For Content Marketers

Social media is all about being quick and responsive these days.<p>If you want to save your time while working on your digital marketing strategy, then …

Marketing

How I Use Facebook Groups To Grow My Business

Less than a year after quitting her job, this solopreneur now attracts 95% of her consulting work through Facebook.<p>Eleven months after I started my own business, I found myself fully booked and in a position to pay myself a salary equal to what I was making as a VP at the marketing agency I’d left. …

North Carolina

Mastering Social Media is One Key to Your Small Business Succeeding - Small Business Trends

Learning how to use social media is a proven, effective way to help your small business grow. Social media has become essential for small businesses’ …

Small Business

Find the Bright Side: 6 Things Brands Should Do in Light of New Facebook Page Layout

The summer of 2016 has been a little rough for businesses, brands and marketers that use Facebook as an important part of their marketing mix. Not …

Marketing