As I talked about in one of my first blog posts – Free Patterns Lead to Sales, it’s a fairly common practice for crafters to offer free patterns on their blogs and websites. Freebies can lead to a multitude of free links and advertising for your site. And it’s not a technique for garnering links […]
I can make that! I wrote that! My daughter wrote that, ain’t she smart? It seems like an endless battle to fight the scammers, thieves and other no-good-knicks that STEAL from others. Just when I thought I had gotten the content theft occurring on my Foods Not Safe for Pets article under control, I found […]
Trade Secrets – Are you telling too much? A recent email conversation with a wonderful polymer clay artist, who specializes in making buttons, reminded me of something that I think many crafters fail to do. By our nature, crafters are a friendly bunch who like to help each other. But, how often have you found […]
An open letter to other bloggers who don’t understand why they should have an About Me page and suggestions on how to utilize it as a link building tool.
Looking back, I can’t really remember using the term recycled for much of anything before everyone wanted to go green. Most of what we talk about recycling is what we once called garbage, trash, refuse and junk – old newspapers, building construction scraps, tin cans, glass bottles and even diapers are now commonly being recycled. […]
The transaction started much like any other. He wanted to hire me and agreed to pay a 50% deposit through Paypal. Like I’ve done countless times before, I sent him an invoice. For three days my client tried and tried and tried to make payment. And for three days he was told “This payment can […]