Deposits and What Beyonce Can Teach Us About Doing Business

If you’re self-employed or an independent contractor, you’ve probably had a lot of thoughts regarding deposits: “Should I or should I not ask for deposits?” “Is it rude to ask for a deposit?” “Why do contractors ask for deposits?” To answer these questions about deposits, I turn to Beyonce’s 2008 hit song, “Single Ladies” (see… Read more Deposits and What Beyonce Can Teach Us About Doing Business

Where Can I Print Business Cards Online?

Need business cards for your new company? Not sure where to start? Only have a small budget for your print materials? You should think about using online printing services. These services can make brochures, menus, postcards, and most importantly, business cards.   Why Print Business Cards Online? There are several reasons why you might want… Read more Where Can I Print Business Cards Online?

How to Make Powerful Pictures

Want to know a huge secret about designing websites?  If you have awesome pictures but a shoddy design, viewers will overlook flaws in the structure and design of your website. If you have awful pictures but a superb design however… then you just have an awful website. The secret is this: pictures are important.  … Read more How to Make Powerful Pictures

Ron Recommends: Bluehost for Web Hosting

Cheap. Fast. Good support. Those three things are what you should be looking for in a web host.  Those three things are also why I’ve been using Bluehost for my websites for over a year now. Scroll on down for details.   1. Bluehost is cheap. Did you know that free web hosting exists? I’m really frugal,… Read more Ron Recommends: Bluehost for Web Hosting

Destructive Criticism Can Be Good for You

A friend of mine told me that my blog did not have enough personal input from me. To remedy that, I’d like to share something that really affected me personally when I first started in 2012. Several months into my new career, I got some destructive criticism via email: email: JohnAsmith@hotmail.cmo message: Seriously your website is… Read more Destructive Criticism Can Be Good for You

Save Website Space With “Condo-Style” Design

Did you know that the district of Gangnam in South Korea has approximately 6.6 people per square foot of space? “How is that even possible,” you might ask. Well, the reason is simple: despite the small size of Gangnam (it’s a third of the size of San Francisco), the district is able to fit boat-loads… Read more Save Website Space With “Condo-Style” Design

What’s the Best Column Width for Websites?

What column width should you be making for your website content? Do people think bigger is better? Or do they like it short and sweet? Well, you’re in for a treat, because someone actually spent the time to research this topic and the answer will amaze you.   The Study How Physical Text Layout Affects… Read more What’s the Best Column Width for Websites?

Survey Says: People Don’t Trust Companies with Crappy Websites

If you’ve ever come across a client that thinks there’s no problem with their website that was designed by their grandson back in 1996, you might want to share this bit of information with them: a survey suggests that people don’t trust companies with poorly-designed websites.   The study In 2011, an online poll was… Read more Survey Says: People Don’t Trust Companies with Crappy Websites