Depression
Depression
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Depression is a major and serious topic. So first of all, I have to let you know that I’m not a doctor, all the suggestions in this story are from a man who always suffering from depression, yea, me. And, all “depression” means Major Depressive Disorder in this article.

I hesitated to write this topic for a long time, I was afraid to give someone the wrong direction, but empathy often drives me to step right into someone’s shoes, so think that I should tell you all I know, without reserve.

Bad Happened Sometimes

One of the typical symptoms is that I often fall into deep depression without any reason or with unknown reason, suddenly. Remember at that moment, I got fighting mad, I was anxious to doing something but I didn’t know. I tried to smoke and calm down, but no luck. I couldn’t handle the furious sorrow or the other emotion, started to scratch my head, hit something or hurt my arm with the edge tools. Even more extreme, suddenly have the urge to leave this world, but I often pump the brakes on this caprice idea. …


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I remember my original purpose of using WordPress is blogging, just share my life or knowledge on my personal blog. After I quit my job and started WordPress business, I focused on thinking about how to make money with WordPress. Besides selling WordPress products( themes, plugins or service), blogging is another important way to earn money with WordPress. So, in this article, I will introduce 3 effective ways to make a profitable blog.

1. Share Something Cool And Get Donation

Get donation is not new, but if the high-quality content can help or inspire people to make things happen, the kind readers will not generous with a little money to support you and express their gratitude. However, all that is based on the premise that you need to write out high-quality content with an unsparing hand, build a strong community for your blog. …


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About the passive income, I know two types for increasing income: linear growth and exponential growth. For a simple example, the linear income growth means you sell your time to only one client, if you want to earn more money, you have to spend more time on more clients, such as doing the outsourcing projects.

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Linear Growth Chart

The exponential growth type means you can sell your time to unlimited users, once you have a good product, the only thing you need to do is sell it, then the income will be increased faster than the former method.

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Exponential Growth Chart

My Story

In the past 6 years, I have kept trying exponential growth, because the product-driven business is easier to create the passive income channel. The passive income is very important for me, a workaholic who burn the midnight oil. I always worry about my health so that my family will fall in an economic crisis, sounds contradictory and why not choose the healthy lifestyle? Sometimes, I feel quite helpless, you know the income of freelancers is not always stable, I must do a lot of works to get ready for the raining day. Unfortunately, bad happens sometimes, I was sick. …


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You may read many guides such as how to earn $xxxx a month, how I earn $xxxx with selling xxxx, blablabla… Now I will tell you how to build a shop from scratch for selling digital downloads.

First of all, you should choose one or more platforms, or build your own online shop. With my experience, I prefer to launch and operate my own online shop primarily, but don’t give up the third-party marketplaces, because the traffic is gold, drive the traffic to your own online shop, build your own brand.

There are many marketplaces such like Creative Market, Envato and Mojo Marketplace. If you are a graphic designer, musician, web designer or web developer, these three are good places to start your business quickly, just do your work, and upload your work to these platforms, that’s it! …


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Maybe you have already read many posts which talk about PWA, or you haven’t yet, anyway, here’s a simple guide to let you, maybe an E-Commerce entrepreneur knows what is PWA and the benefits for your mobile strategy.

The full name of PWA is Progressive Web Application. As our first important impression is the user experience is enhanced, lightweight and cross-platform such as both on iOS and Android. The UI and interactive experience of Mobile PWA looks extremely similar to a native App. PWA can be run on the browser, but the user still can install the “favorite” icon to the home screen of their phone if they want, but it’s not simply equal to add a shortcut, because once they install your PWA on their home screen, then PWA will run as the standalone view mode as same as the Native App, no browser toolbar and the other components, even support offline browsing, is that amazing? …


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Nowadays, more and more people visit the internet through their mobile phone. No entrepreneurs want to miss the opportunity on the mobile internet. There are three primary forms of the mobile information carrier: Responsive Website, Mobile App, Mobile Web App. The most popular solution to make your website mobile friendly is make a responsive website. But in my opinion, it’s only for the mobile reading friendly, let’s me simply list the cons and pros of the responsive website.

Pros:

  • Easy and fast to do. Using CSS3 Media Query can easy to make your desktop website mobile friendly.
  • Low development cost. As above, CSS3 only can do that, generally, make the pages and elements width narrow, automatically adjust the font and image size fit to display on the mobile screen. …


One of my biggest hobbies is writing. I’m with Major Depression, I used to lose sight of what life means and shatter all things that I had, even wanted to kill myself. I felt no one know me and chosen silence. Only thing I can do is writing, it’s an important exit to me.

About two months ago, I was planning to write something about the days I struggle with depression. Organize everything in a book, I call it memory notebook. At first, I published the articles in my personal WordPress blog, but for the different reading experience, I had an idea to make a flip book WordPress theme. …


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Nowadays, build an online shop is not a difficult thing. There are many E-Commerce platforms or free open source software can help you launch a brand new online shop fast. Maybe you used to spend too much time on shop template/theme choosing but ignored the following 5 very important details which can be optimized for improving sales conversion rate effectively.

Many shopkeepers drive traffic with PPC or CPM advertisements such as Facebook Ads and Google Adwords, so I did the same thing before, but I wasted a lot of money on it. The CTR seems not low, I was not sure how many visitors were truly reached on the landing page, but I knew some of them closed the page impatiently before it was completely loaded, because I was noticed there are some rendering-blocked resources slow down the page loading speed, such as a dead link, too many javascript files and so on. …


As a freelance web designer, I focused on the client projects three years ago, it was my primary income but it wasn’t stable. Because bad happens sometimes, for example, I can’t get good project or I had to stop all my works when I was sick, then there was no income during a period of time, that was terrible! So, I was started to think about how to build my passive income channels.

There are many passive income strategies for the freelance web designer, such like write blog and earn the money from Google Adsense or affiliate programs. Surely these are good ways to earn passive income if you are also good at copywriting, online marketing and SEO. However, in fact, the most of web designers are not familiar with marketing, just like me, the headache thing for me is that how to drive the web traffic, feels so hard! So I was thought that why not spend times on the things I’m capable of. Hmm, sell my design on my website and third-party marketplace? …


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Since 2009, I’ve been heard Themeforest, a growing fast marketplace can buy and sell many web products like HTML templates, WordPress themes, and the other CMS themes. Many early authors got big sales with their WordPress themes, looks so admirable! So I was always thought about a question day and night: “Can I quit my day job and sell my WordPress Theme?” because I’m not sure whether it’s worth to be a full time job or not, I asked some authors. Fortunately, I received a reply from a kind author, she said “Don’t spend too much time to mulling things over.Just roll your sleeves up. ” You can’t think how I appreciate her words! …

About

Wu Bo

A freelance web / UI designer, indie hacker, and owned a small company for making things happen. I write technique topics and my freelance life here. | wubo.me

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