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5 Simple Touches that Deliver a Warm Welcome to New Email Subscribers - Copyblogger

We use ConvertKit for our email marketing and proudly recommend them as a marketing partner.<br>Find out more here.<p>You know the old adage: you never get …

3 Quick Tips to Get a Better Email Response Rate

No doubt you see digital marketers discussing the newest and most exciting email marketing tricks just about every day all over the internet.<p>Some of …

Marketing

A Morning Routine to Set You Up for a Kick-Ass, Super-Productive Day

What’s the first thing you reach for the instant your eyes open in the morning? I bet it’s your smartphone. And within 105 seconds, you’ve check your …

Three New Books to Step Up Your Game at Work (and in Life)

<b>1. “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations”</b> <br>by Thomas L. Friedman<p>The globe-trotting <i>New York Times</i> …

15 Things Only Those With Curly Hair Understand

10<p>views<p>Curly hair girls are a breed of their own. We have to deal with things no one else has to deal with. Frizziness to the extreme, broken combs …

The Anxiety That Comes With Getting A Hair Cut

"I don't know about you but I'm feelin' 22," I have waited 6 long years to sing that and actually be 22! Now 22 doesn't seem like a big deal to …

Record And Immediately Send Video Of Police Brutality

Islam is not a religion of peace.<p>Christianity is also not a religion of peace.<p>But, most people in both religions are generally peaceful.<p>More …

11 Things Vegetarians Are Sick Of Hearing

The relationship I had with myself growing up was toxic– and I broke myself down every day because of it.<p><b>I broke my own heart and spirit.</b><p>The only …

A selection of the best product design and UX/UI design resources

Came together with the cool wind of this fall is the Mockplus v3.2. Recently, Jongde Software has just released this fully optimized version. Let's se …

The 7 Best Freelance Sites to Find Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This time last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that 15.5 million people in the United States were self-employed. By 2020, that number is expected to shoot to roughly 60 million, or more than 40 percent of our nation’s …

Employment

25 tools and apps to help freelancers stay more productive at work

When you freelance, it can be difficult to cancel out distractions or avoid time-wasting activities. Especially if you work from home or base …

Apps

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10 fundamental design rules for nonprofits

Good design can change the world — or at least help nonprofits and social good organizations in the process.<p>Whether it's using a website to tell …

8 Ways to Earn Passive Income as a Graphic Designer

<b>Start a Blog and Monetize It</b>In a previous article, I covered the importance of starting a blog as a graphic designer. Monetizing your blog can create …

Graphic Design

20 Unacceptable Behaviors for Freelance Web Designers

I know what you’re probably thinking right now:<p>“Wow! 20 is a big number for a list of <i>unacceptable</i> freelance web design behaviors, isn’t it?!”<p>And you …

Web Design

The Big List of 200+ Content Marketing Software & Tools

<b>89% of businesses that do content marketing say it works</b>, according to a recent study.<p>And yet the majority of businesses do not have a content …

4 Must-Watch Inspirational TED Talks on Creativity in Business

Get inspired and let the creative juices flow with expert advice from these top TED speakers.<p>There are days that I'm on fire with creative ideas--I have tons of Post-It notes and email reminders to prove it!<p>But there are also those dreaded days that a creative block strikes, when it's like pulling …

How much am I worth as a freelancer?

It’s always inspiring to talk to people who work outside of your industry or field, especially as a freelancer. We had the pleasure of attending Freelancer Union’s June Freelancer Spark event in Brooklyn with attendees from all different industries, from writing to photography, from film production …

10 Smart Freelancer Tips to Use Every Day

Whether you are a full-time freelancer or it’s just a part-time gig, you need to be smart about your time and business. The most successful …

Small Business

10 high-paying jobs you can do on the side

Brie Reynolds, the director of online content for FlexJobs, an online service specializing in telecommuting and remote work, says "side jobs" are defined as anything part-time, including freelance, temporary, short- or long-term, work-from-home, or in-person flexible gigs.<p>To qualify for the list, …

Employment

20 Amazing Sites That Will Pay You $100+ Per Article

Content is more important than ever.<p>Research from the Content Marketing Institute reveals that at least 55% of companies will increase their content …

How To Write an “About Me” Page That Gets You Hired

About pages are hard. You have one page to summarize who you are, what you do, and how you’re different in a clear, concise, and confident way. No …

Web Design

20 underrated tools for graphic designers

So you're a graphic designer? Got the latest version of Adobe Photoshop? Illustrator? InDesign? Of course you have - these are now the common, almost …

Graphic Design

10 Sure-Fire Ways To Improve Your Copywriting Skills

Information overload is a creature that has been growing on the Internet’s back since its beginnings. The bigger the Internet gets, the more …

99 Tools To Enhance Your Freelance Lifestyle

The world of freelancing is incredibly competitive, even now more than ever. If you want to be successful as a freelancer in the 21st century, you …

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

3 Off-the-Wall Techniques to Spark Creativity

Looking for some inspiration? These unique tips will get your creative juices flowing in no time.<p>Creativity is necessary to be successful in business, both because so many companies want a slice of the market share pie, and because what consumers want is always dynamic. Creativity is not, however, …

How to Use Distraction to Your Advantage

Have you ever noticed that you find it difficult to ignore the chatter of a radio station playing in the background, or that your best ideas come not …

Creativity