I have been writing for the last eight years. I have gone through aggressive spells of freelancing to canceling every job I get for weeks. Most of my work I got from freelancing websites like Upwork (back when it was Odesk), Elance (now known as Upwork), Guru.com (don’t even ask), Facebook groups, local and international magazines, digital magazines, and some other clients I found through weird methods.
Consider this a list of what not to do as a freelance writer.
It was the start of my career. I had been writing for three print magazines for over a year. I…
Pinterest is a visual search engine. It’s for inspiration, yes. But it’s also great for finding similar products if you already have something else in mind. It’s great for looking for visually similar products.
Pinterest offers tons of features: rich pins, product pins, recipe pins, etc. It integrates beautifully with Etsy. According to Pinterest, 83% of pinners have made a purchase based on the content they saw from brands on Pinterest.
Pinterest generates traffic to your content, blog, website, ecommerce store, Etsy store, etc., via organic recommendations based on people’s (Pinterest) search history, activity, and interactions on Pinterest.
Before I begin, I will not be sharing the real name of the brand as I do not own this brand. All the screenshots below are, however, real. I have been managing the brand since my company acquired it.
I usually write whatever thought pops up in my brain. I usually write a lot. Something about long paragraphs and never-ending sentences with a large pinch of commas and semi-colons scare people; they don’t read it and even on the most public platforms, my words stay obscure.
This time, for some reason, I feel self-conscious about writing. Putting barriers around my mind is not something I’m good at. Full disclosure, this may not be the most brutally honest jumble of words I’ll write.
Sadness is tiring. It is not just you who get fed up with the mess I have…
Is the design too cheap or the bar too high? What design can you get for $29 today?
It is a tricky era, confusing. We are not pushing ourselves anymore believing everything has already been invented. It is a privileged era where you already have everything when it comes to technology. You don’t need to invent anything new so you come up with bizarre inventions.
At times, you need to look back to see how far you have come, to see if there is any progress.
According to WebPage FX, in the years 1995 and 1997, making one website would…
A good product sells itself. But not with an unattractive design.
There are people who will tell you that a pretty website comes later, clients come first. That servicing clients’ needs come before the appearance of your internet personality.
And you know what, there is no other statement truer than this. But what happens when a potential client asks you to share your web and social links and you have got nada!? Been there, and it is awkward.
You can almost feel them judging you. ‘Get a load of this guy! He talks about taking my digital business to the…
Previously, I talked (read: rant) a lot about buying font packs with complete licenses. At the end of the day, you end up paying only a few cents for each font.
But if even that looks out of your reach, I have these 26 beautiful fonts with commercial licenses and complete font families.
In no particular order:
Fonts are like clothes, no matter how much you want to buy this font, you will always find another even better font you just have to have!
Everyone has a thing for something. For some, it is makeup, others have a thing for video games, there are people who prefer shopping over everything.
For us, it is fonts.
It could be like a lipstick shade you keep buying over and over. Or the way half of your closet comprises of only one color because you always ‘reach out for it,’ and just ‘cannot help yourself.’
You might as well join…
Choosing a font can be an overwhelming process. What’s more nerve-wracking is to buy a new font. You don’t know how you will use it or if it goes with your other fonts. Is it too much, too less? Is it for header or copy? Am I ever going to use it? What do I pair with it? What font combinations do work for which design?
Down below you will find 8 font combinations of three fonts that are made for each other. Each combination contains a Display/Heading font, Body Copy font, and a Script font (to spice things up?)…