February 2, 2018

An understandable review on Web hosting services - a must read for the beginning blogger

Remember the short Wordpress series I wrote a while back? In this series of four blog posts I wrote about my personal experiences with starting a self hosted Wordpress blog using Bluehost as my web hosting service. I was bluntly honest in my opinion of the hosting services Bluehost provided, resulting in quitting my blog on Wordpress even before the year (that I paid for in full up front) was over. So Bluehost was out of the window, but then what? To which web hosting service do you turn when you really want a self hosted Wordpress blog or other self hosted website? The answer came in an email...

December 6, 2017

The year in review - how am I doing in my webshops?

It's been quite a while since I last posted a blog post. I seem to have lost my blogging mojo unfortunately. And besides not being inspired to write anything, I have been busy creating new products for my web shops this year. It's an ongoing thing really. If someone ever tells you an Etsy shop is a form of passive income, kick their ass. You have my permission ;-)

Well, let's not promote violence in this season of love and light ;-) But really, there are people that think you can run a web shop 'on the side' while the money keeps flowing in. After almost 4 years of selling online I can tell you it is exactly the opposite. Even if you are not busy creating new products, your online selling venue has to be monitored on a daily basis. Now that the end of 2017 is upon us I thought it would be a good idea to share my online selling experiences of this year with you all. What went well and what went wrong? What did I learn and what am I going to change next year? Let's take a look...

August 20, 2017

Calling out all photographers - I need your help

Recently I bought my first 'good' camera to start a bit of hobby photography. It's been on my mind forever to explore my creativity in that area. But while I hope to get better and better at it over time it is not my plan to ever start my own photography business. I just like to create graphic design to pay my bills. But, I do rely heavily on beautiful photography to show off my graphic design products, and that is the area where I would love to get some help from photographers.
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