Posts in Blog & Biz
How to Start a Blog for $20 in 20 minutes

If you're looking to start a blog the quick and cheap way, then keep reading! Blogging is such a passion of mine and I've been doing it since 2009. I've tried many different platforms, but one I really love for someone on a budget is the Wordpress platform. If you just follow along with this post I will walk you step by step through starting your blog in the next 20 minutes.

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How to Use Leadpage Leadboxes with Squarespace [VIDEO]

Over the last few months I've fallen completely in love with Squarespace and Leadpages! I use leadboxes in every post where there's a free download. If you're using Squarespace and Leadpages, but don't quite have a grasp on how to put them together seamlessly this tutorial is for you! I'm going to teach you how to quickly integrate Leadpages Leadboxes in to Squarespace so the boxes pop up right over your website when your reader clicks on a button or image.

If you like getting your tech tutorial in video because it's easier to see each step, you're in luck! I recorded this quick 6 minute video for you that walks you through the three ways to integrate Leadboxes in Squarespace. 

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How to Use Paypal to Send Clients Professional Invoices

When I started as a freelance designer in 2012 I’m going to be honest, I basically gave away my blog designs and I started on Etsy. As my portfolio grew, my rates went up and I moved to my own site and stopped selling my services on Etsy. When that time came I had to find a new way to invoice clients on my own. Paypal was the first payment system I used to invoice my clients. It was something I had used for years from buying and selling online, I already had an account and I was just comfortable with it.

Then over the course of the last few years I strayed. I tried several different ways to collect payments like Freshbooks (love) and Wave (don't love) and a few others that I can’t remember off the top of my head. But recently I came back to my tried and true method: Paypal. Truth be told, I don’t invoice clients a lot these days. I’m working on diversifying my income and moving away from doing design work for clients so I decided it was silly to pay a monthly fee when I could do it straight from Paypal with just the transaction fee (that every payment processor will charge you).

If you haven’t tried Paypal for invoicing yet, do it! It’s simple. It’s free of a monthly subscription fee. People know the name and trust it.

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13 Things You Need To Do To Make Your Business Look Legit

If you're just starting out with your business or you've been in business for years you need to make sure that your business looks, feels, oozes trustworthiness (is that technically a word?). With online business people can be hesitant because they don't know you, they can't see you, and it feels like you could just run away with their money. So making sure that your business looks professional and trustworthy is ridiculously important.

Hold up. Before you start thinking that I'm about to make you spend hundreds of dollars let me tell you that you're wrong, my friend. Note that making your business look legit doesn't have to mean multiple thousand dollar website designs, expensive software or anything fancy. The tips below cost you little to nothing and can boost your biz cred instantly.

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