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Angelina Samadhi had always been successful. She landed a job with a small agency after college and was able to work on some of the company’s most important accounts. But after her agency career and two businesses of her own, […]


My son, August, is just under two and is showing all the normal signs of two-year-old behavior: throwing hard objects at my head, refusing to put his diaper on, and protesting even when I give him exactly what he wants. […]


I hear it all of the time: “I’m going to set up my portfolio so I can start landing freelance clients!”  And at a glance, you might not think there’s anything wrong with that statement. But you’d be wrong. So […]


If “word of mouth” is your main source of new clients – this is for you. Don’t get me wrong, word of mouth is great, but it’s also inconsistent, unreliable, & sporadic. That’s because you have to wait for your […]


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As a freelancer, you need to be concerned about the security of your website, especially if you use WordPress. I’ve met some designers for whom the word ‘security’ is met with either disdain or a long, painful cringe. The idea, […]


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The other day, while sitting at my desk, I looked over at my bookshelf. I do this often. It’s part of how I think. I come across a problem, and I turn my head to the left and gaze at […]


Let me ask you a simple question: what are you doing here? Yes, I mean you. You’ve been combing the internet for months. Maybe even years. You’ve read up on more articles about freelancing than you ever thought could possibly […]


Automation. It’s such a sexy word. I mean, who doesn’t want the most time-consuming, annoying pieces of their business to run on auto-pilot. A few years ago, when I first read Tim Ferris’ landmark business book The Four Hour Workweek, […]


Being a freelancer is tough in so many respects. Yet, you have the awesome skill set that is valuable to someone, which sparked the urge to strike out on your own in the first place. With freelancing, there’s so much […]


When we first started Reliable PSD, our web development firm, 3 years ago, we faced many new challenges we’d never experienced before. How do you run a company with employees (we’d never had employees before)? How do you keep your […]


Denise Love spent over a decade toiling away in kitchens and bathrooms. Not scrubbing them, but designing them. “Working in the kitchen and bath industry was really stressful,” says Denise. “But I wanted to use my interior design degree.” But […]


As agency owners, my partner and I have received quite a few pitches over the years from freelancers. Most of them get deleted pretty fast. But occasionally – one pierces our jaded, overly-pitched hearts and inspires us to at least check out […]


The biggest hurdle I’ve overcome is my own mind. From things I’ve read, heard, & seen related to business, I now have ideas and stories floating between my two ears. Unfortunately, most people don’t know what they’re talking about. Which means […]


As a designer running a small business from home, the part I love most about getting to the gym is the break it gives me from staring at that same computer screen for hours on end. The chance to get out […]