It’s never been easier to successfully create, market, and sell a profitable product or service: Interested in writing a novel? You can create an entire eBook from the comfort of your living room, upload it to Amazon, and then start selling it to your readers in a matter of minutes. Looking to teach a course? Websites like Skillshare and Udemy provide all the tools you need to design and create entire online courses. How about offering one-on-one consulting services? Tools like Google Hangouts and Skype allow for real-time audio and video chat, effortless sharing of documents, and so on. Plus, the widespread availability of other affordable and effective business tools makes the entire process of launching a business today far easier than in the past. Despite these facts, many people continue to suffer from the inability and/or unwillingness to go beyond mere ideas by actually executing a business plan or strategy. As entrepreneur and investor Chris Sacca once famously said: … [Read more...] about 6 Books Guaranteed to Help You Execute Your Business Idea
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Would you like to become a renowned blogger? When I started blogging, I was blogging because it was fun and it was something I enjoyed doing. Perhaps you are also one of those budding bloggers who is blogging for the passion, or maybe you are trying your luck in the field of blogging to earn money or to make a name for yourself or your brand. Whatever your reason is for blogging, what's important is how well you are doing. If you are spending two hours a day on your blog and the results are not up to the mark, it's time for you to re-think your strategy. If you are not motivated, then you should read this blogger motivation guide which will surely make you feel refreshed and will help you to get your blogging mojo back. What's important in blogging is to always be learning something new, and to share it with others for whom it is new information. This article will provide practical insights and motivate you to leave your … [Read more...] about Brilliant Tips to Improve Your Blog & Write Like a Pro-Blogger
Recently I released an eBook on my blog and After writing the content in it, I was working on designing the eBook cover. First I started designing the cover my self in Photoshop, then I downloaded some applications that were especially made to design eBook covers. I tried them all but did not get satisfied with the performance. At last, after working for about 1-2 hrs I came up with a simple solution and in my today’s article I am going to tell you a very simple way to design your own eBook cover in less than 60 seconds. Lets start: Requirements Adobe Photoshop A little knowledge about using it Tutorial to Design eBook Cover using PhotoShop I’ll tell you how to design eBook cover with the help of Photoshop actions. Follow the step by step tutorial below: Step1: Download 3 photoshop actions from here. This is ZIP file and when you will unzip it you will get following three photoshop action files: Ezine Spiral Binding Book Design HardBack Book PaperBack Book Here is a … [Read more...] about How To Design eBook Cover In 2 Easy Steps : Photoshop Tutorial
If you have been following the business news, a lot of organizations are moving towards a concept called ‘Design Thinking’. Organizations like Infosys and IDEO seem to swear that this is the new way to go! Executives are being told to use this approach and keep the end -user (customer) at the heart of all operations. You may ask, so how is this relevant to me? I’m just a Blogger! Turns out… a lot! So What is Design Thinking? The only way you become better at anything and achieve maximum efficiency is through continuous innovation and improvement. As Bloggers, we find ourselves in a world which is intensely competitive and at the same time needs massive co-operation among the Blogging community to be successful! And Design thinking helps you do just that. In simple terms, Design thinking is a technique used by designers to solve complex problems and find solutions for clients. Design Thinking makes one use imagination, intuition, system thinking and logic … [Read more...] about Design Thinking for The New Age Blogger!
Over the years, I’ve noticed a lot of blogs pouring into the web with unique & creative designs. These blogs are either designed by some unknown company or by the owner himself. Usually, no issues arise when blog owners are themselves web designers but when it comes to a third party, the actual problem starts! So, in this article, I’ll just list out few points that you should consider before getting a custom design from third parties – be it blogger or WordPress. There are many beautiful WordPress themes out there, for example from WordPress theme repo, you can get many free designed WordPress themes, and if budget is not a concerned you can get Genesis theme with all skins package, and give an uplift to your Website. But the problem with all existing theme is, anyone can use it. You miss out the chance of branding, and having a unique look. For example, look at ShoutMeLoud.com, here we use custom design, and if you search for ShoutMeLoud theme, you will find … [Read more...] about What should you look at when getting a Custom Blog Design?
Home » Blogging » Why Design Is King? 3 Themes that Will Make Your Design Awesome Let’s face it. If your blog design is boring, no one is going to stay on it no matter what. If you are focusing on creating great content by using a mediocre blog design, you are going to disappoint the readers. If you give make it really hard to read and digest your content with your design or typography, no matter what visitors will quit reading your blog. First impression is always the best impression in blogging, if you want to make money online, you need to invest money on design. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on making your blog design impressive, you can make it appealing even by just investing few dollars. We will discuss how you can make it look appealing without robbing a bank. Why use a premium theme for your blog or website? Here are few great reasons why should you use a premium theme for your blogs and websites. To increase search … [Read more...] about Why Design Is King? 3 Themes that Will Make Your Design Awesome
As someone said, “A picture is worth more than 1000 words.” In the present scenario, a picture is a very good way to share and summarize your blog content. You can use chart, Information and text together to create an Infographic. Infographics are quite popular on Social-media sites & readers love it as it convey the message in an easy to understand format. Most of the bloggers think that you need to be a highly skilled designer to create an infographic, which is not entirely true. These days there are many online Infographic maker sites are there to help users like you & me to create Infographics for our blog post. This is your handy guide to learn everything about designing Infographics for your blog even if you have not done it before. First thing first: Let’s see what is Infographic? Infographic is a visual representation of Information, data, and knowledge. They can be used to show patterns, timelines, and trends. Earlier it was used in Newspaper and TV … [Read more...] about How to Create Stunning Infographics for Your Blog Post
Last time when I talked about blog design, I explained how custom design will help you in better branding. Though, the problem with solopreneur blogger like you and me is getting the best work, at a decent price. Usually, when I hire someone for blog work, I prefer social recommendations, over using Google to find people. At times I use network like elance, Freelancer to find developers, designers. The problem with freelancing sites is, even if you wish to spend good for quality work, result is not always the same. A good solution to this problem is crowdsourcing. Imagine, you have a budget of $400 for your blog design, and you have your design requirement ready, instead of hiring individual guy, you organize a contest, where all designers can submit their design, and the design which you like, takes the money. The concept of crowdsourcing is nothing new in freelancing business, as existing business like 99designs is using it successfully. Crowdsourcing model is very beneficial, when … [Read more...] about How to CrowdSource Your Designs using Freelancer.com
It isn’t a strange fact that many webmasters turn into web designers these days because it is quite obvious that a webmaster tries to tweak some design stuff, more often than not, to improve the appearance of his blog. Gradually, he tends to learn web design and seeks a path into the world of web design. Only a handful of people reach great heights choosing web design as their career while many do not. So, in this article, I’ll discuss few tips that shall pull out a top designer from you. 5 Easy tips to become a better Designer: 1.Constant Learning This is the most important factor that plays a major role in the growth of your career. It applies to all fields – be it a web designer or photographer. The moment you stop learning, that’s the moment you stop growing. So, keep your minds open and grasp the maximum you can, around the web. Subscribe to blogs like Smashing Magazine, CSS – tricks, webdesignerwall, hongkiat, etc.. The list goes on!!! In short, … [Read more...] about How to Be A Better Designer
Well, we all know that how an innovative application with good web design is very much in demand for representing the core purposes and ideas of a company. If you are a freelance web designer, getting acquainted with the best and latest application that can meet all the criteria of present necessities is a kind of mandatory. With no vain, various freelancer tools & applications are now available to avail and utilize for multiple purposes, be it in cases of pushing pixels and crafting code to business management and productivity. By availing these privilege applications in your web development job, you will doubtlessly find success in segments of the market. These applications and apps provide effective and quality solutions that will easily resolve and manage away with numerous complexities you may counter when dealing in enormous facets of online business. As there are multiple freelancer applications, you might find a little bit of confusion while choosing the required ones for … [Read more...] about 5 Freelancer tools Useful for Freelance Web Designers