Learning How to Design for WordPress Websites

Have you ever wanted to learn how to design a website for WordPress? Do you want to know how to start with the design concepts for client work and then take your creative idea all the way through the wireframing stage to design comps to final designs for your...

Freelancing Requires Discipline

Freelancing from home is awesome. You can set your own hours and you can work around life events that are important to you. You don’t have get dressed up or dressed at all (just be sure NOT to hit video on your calls). You are master over your own domain and the...
Strategies for Great WordPress Membership Sites

Strategies for Great WordPress Membership Sites

In my last article, I asked the question Are WordPress Membership Sites Dead? While I believe that the gold rush days for making lots of money by just setting up a membership site is largely over, it certainly doesn’t mean that this business opportunity is dead....

Are WordPress Membership Sites Dead?

I remember my first experience with the membership model in WordPress. It was in 2008 while I was working at iThemes that I was able to meet Stu McClaren and Tracy Childers, co-founders of WishList Member, for the very first time. They were offering a WLM workshop in...

Custom Sketch: Chinese Dragon

Most of my childhood was spent drawing cartoons or sketching everything from cars to people to fantasy artwork. It was a way for me to escape the world as I knew it. There was always something magical about having a blank piece of paper and a 5 mm mechanical pencil at...

A Heartfelt Post from One Who Served Our Country

I have gone back and forth on whether I should even write this post and put it out there for the world to read. At this time I’ve been told that I should be very aware of what I say and how I say it because of the new mission I’ve been called to lead. I...

Why I Launch Often and Fail Quickly

Life is short. Too short in my opinion. If it were my choice, I’d probably choose to live to be a thousand years old. I’d be really crusty and smelly by then, but at least I’d have the opportunity to chase all the wild ideas and dreams that my brain...

The Best Books I Read Last Year

For those of you who know me, I am like a crack addict when it comes to books! I am a voracious reader who reads four or five books per month. The only other hobby I enjoy more is shooting rounds downrange or blowing stuff up, but with all the gun control craziness in...

I’m Not a Great Designer, but I’m Great at Design.

I am a perfectionist in every sense of the word when it comes to anything I create or design. I am my own worst critic and I can see every flaw, every element that could have been better. Yet I will never achieve perfection. Not even close. Over the years I have...
Reviewing Genesis 2.0.2 from StudioPress

Reviewing Genesis 2.0.2 from StudioPress

I admit that I have a problem. I am one of those people like Brian Gardner who likes to mix things up and change my website as much as I change my underwear. Actually I think I change my WordPress websites more. Only kidding! Reviewing the Genesis Framework from...
Custom Gravatars and Hand Drawn Illustrations

Custom Gravatars and Hand Drawn Illustrations

Custom gravatars and hand drawn illustrations are an awesome way to spice up your website, social media channels, book covers, t-shirts, or business materials. Get an illustration created of yourself, your business mascot, or something unique and totally off the wall....

Discouragement

Sometimes no matter how hard you might try, it seems like failure follows you like a wolf after sheep. You can’t shake it. You feel like you’re nothing more than dead meat. You decide to embark on a purposeful journey and no one seems to care. You launch a...