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How to build a $37 million online cat empire

How to build a $37 million online cat empire | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
It's hard to believe that a blog about cute cats with funny captions can attract funding of more than $37 million.
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One of his advice which is true for me too, i LOVE what i do : 
You don't need work/life balance.
"You just need the balance that you want. I work all the time," he says. "People look at me and say: 'You don't have work/life balance'. I get annoyed with this because why should you impose your concept of work/life balance on me? I love what I do!"

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10 Useful Findings About How People View Websites

10 Useful Findings About How People View Websites | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Gutenberg diagram It describes a general pattern the eyes move through when looking at (usually text-heavy) content. It fits this zoning conclusion pretty well, with the exception of the bottom right area.

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Eyetracking and research have studied how people look at websites. Here are 10 useful findings you can use.

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The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015

The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015 | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
top 7 social media marketing predictions for 2015
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 look ahead to 2015 to predict social media marketing trends we can expect over the coming year.

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The Quick Guide to Timing Your Tweets

The Quick Guide to Timing Your Tweets | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

breaking down three levels of time analysis you can use to perfect your Twitter strategy. | simplymeasured

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Timing your Tweets is absolutely crucial for all of your goals on Twitter. With all the noise on social media these days, it’s crucial to know when your audience is online and consuming content. Whether you plan to drive engagement, visits, or brand awareness, you need to be aware of when your audience is online. 

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Melbourne illustrator furious after artwork stolen and sold on online clothing stores

Melbourne illustrator furious after artwork stolen and sold on online clothing stores | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
One of the drawings that Ms Thompson says was stolen from her website and used as a design as a dress, skirt and shirts
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A Melbourne-based illustrator has been left reeling after her artwork was stolen, printed on clothing and put up for sale on global shopping websites. 

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How to Get Pinterest Followers - Tailwind Blog

How to Get Pinterest Followers - Tailwind Blog | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Via Kelly Lieberman
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It's the question asked by even the most cavalier marketers - how do I get Pinterest followers? Outlined are a few tactics to help grow your audience.

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7 Science-Backed Tips for Breaking Through Creative Roadblocks

7 Science-Backed Tips for Breaking Through Creative Roadblocks | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
That feeling. You’re stuck. Nothing is coming out right, and you can’t seem to figure out what to do. It happens to every creative professional, but it doesn’t have to stop your work.
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Invisionapp says : Take the lead from top designers. Here are seven tips from them, backed by science, for you to implement next time you’re grasping for the next step.

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5 Pinterest Marketing Tactics That Produce Big Results

5 Pinterest Marketing Tactics That Produce Big Results | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Via Kelly Lieberman
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Here’s how to use Pinterest marketing to get out of this world results… while promoting a product, a service, an experience, a book or just… yourself!  ~ jeffbullas.com

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The Best Times for Tweets, Facebook Posts, Emails, and Blog Posts

The Best Times for Tweets, Facebook Posts, Emails, and Blog Posts | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
When is the best time to tweet, best time to post to Facebook or the best time to send emails or best time to publish blogposts? We found out.
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a guide to help you work out what to test for your own audience, so that you can see what actually works best in your specific case.

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Inspirations | The War of Art and Travel

Inspirations | The War of Art and Travel | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance. Pressfield’s art quotes applied to travel
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“Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
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The First Step To Becoming A Successful Photographer: Don't Go To College

The First Step To Becoming A Successful Photographer: Don't Go To College | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

We have been sold on the biggest myth of all time; In order to succeed at anything and have a lustrous career you must spend 4 years in an overinflated educational institution and spend a small fortune

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if you are looking to flourish in anything creative all you’ll need is some experience, a solid portfolio, a set of business skills and the ability to talk to people. This most definitely applies to the world of photography.

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7 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Creativity

7 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Creativity | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Why do we believe we aren't good enough to create our art?  Maybe it's because we keep telling ourselves the same stupid lies over and over again... It'
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this quote is spot on for me ~ especially the part that say "create to remind yourself you're still alive.."   Another great article from the skinnyartist!

 

You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself. ~Frederick Terral

 

Read more at: http://skinnyartist.com/7-lies-we-tell-ourselves-about-creativity/

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How to decline requests for free work with style

How to decline requests for free work with style | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
It's aggravating and demeaning when a business asks for free work. You feel belittled and often foster an urge to prove that you offer a professional service t
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Webdesignerdepot says : Unfortunately, there are designers who continue to do free work on the vague promise of “exposure,” “paying work later on,” and the client’s “rich friends” who will see your designs and “pay big fees” for your work.  The truth is, when you do free work, you have set your value and that client and his/her rich friends will also ask for free design work because you “did it for so-and-so.”

 

read more : http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2014/08/how-to-decline-requests-for-free-work-with-style/

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Free eBook: Tips, Tricks & Other Info about Becoming a Successful Freelancer

Free eBook: Tips, Tricks & Other Info about Becoming a Successful Freelancer | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Since it’s Friday and we don’t really feel like working today, we decided to give you a cool freebie that we hope you guys will enjoy. 

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Part 1 of an eBook about various aspects from the life of designers, web developers, freelancers and even marketers.


Here’s what’s in this eBook:

1. Thinking about Going Freelance? Here’s a Few Tips

2. How to Become a More Productive Freelancer

3. The Daily Schedule for Freelancing Success

4. The Successful Freelance Web Worker: Increase Productivity and Reduce Stress

5. How to Make Your Freelance Business Stand Out.


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The Definitive Guide To The Top 9 Pinterest Analytics Tools

The Definitive Guide To The Top 9 Pinterest Analytics Tools | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Many still hold the opinion that Pinterest only attracts a limited audience. Rest assured its demographic has grown substantially in the past few years. With 70+ million users – mostly young and af…
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handy guide to help you select the right Pinterest analytics tool.
Read more at business2community

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13 Best Chrome Extensions for Marketers

13 Best Chrome Extensions for Marketers | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

for marketers or self employed artist, freelancer who do their own marketing and promotions..

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13 best Chrome extensions for marketers. There are some to help save you time, some to help save you headaches and a few to just help make your day-to-day life a bit more fun. via TailWind blog

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The Ultimate Guide to Cutting Stuff Out in Photoshop

The Ultimate Guide to Cutting Stuff Out in Photoshop | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
No matter what you’re working on, you can be sure that almost every project will require an image to be removed from its background!
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from spoongraphics : Sometimes you just need to quickly remove something from its background with no questions asked. If the final result doesn’t have to be pixel perfect there’s a range of Photoshop tools that offer you quick and easy clipping solutions.
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Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography

Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
get Mark’s expert tips on astrophotography, everything from camera settings to gear to post-processing!
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Want to master capturing an awesome meteor shower, or the next Supermoon, or the milky way galaxy across the night sky? Award-winning photographer, visual effects artist, and Adventure.com‘s new photojournalist Mark Gee will show you how. Based in New Zealand, he is the 2013 winner of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year award.

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How to Create and Manage the Perfect Facebook Page for Your Business

How to Create and Manage the Perfect Facebook Page for Your Business | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
test what works for your individual business and brand, and make changes as you learn.
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Bufferapp/Social (blog) says : We’ve experimented a lot with various Facebook marketing tips over the past several months, and we’ve enjoyed figuring out the best way to create and manage our Facebook page here at Buffer. I’d love to share with you how the process has worked so far!

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How to Create Sharable Social Media Images: 3 Powerful Tools |

How to Create Sharable Social Media Images: 3 Powerful Tools | | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Do you include sharable social media images with your articles and updates? This article shows three online design tools to make your own sharable images.
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In this article Kristin will show you three online design tools to make your own sharable images–no formal design skills necessary.

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5 best tools and techniques for Better Street Photography

5 best tools and techniques for Better Street Photography | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Street photography is all about finding unexpected moments and interesting people. …

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 To be able to capture these spontaneous moments, the photographer needs to be ready to adapt quickly and interact with the subjects at the right times. Here are the five best tools and techniques for capturing street scenes.

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Twitter's testing a way for you to make purchases on Twitter

Twitter's testing a way for you to make purchases on Twitter | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A new way to discover and buy products on Twitter.
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Today Twitter are beginning to test a new way for you to discover and buy products on Twitter. For a small percentage of U.S. users (that will grow over time), some Tweets from their test partners will feature a “Buy” button, letting you buy directly from the Tweet.

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How To Create Beautiful Bokeh Images

How To Create Beautiful Bokeh Images | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Unbelievable Photography
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A few weeks ago, 500px shared Ursula’s striking bokeh-laden image, “Seedling” on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter—the response was popular enough, with many of you asking how the picture was created. In this tutorial, Ursula reveals how she shot and processed “Seedling” so you too can recreate this eye-catching effect, as seen in the image above - 500px

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Art program offers hope for Santa Cruz County inmates - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Art program offers hope for Santa Cruz County inmates - Santa Cruz Sentinel | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
In an effort to prevent crime relapse in Santa Cruz County, ART Initiative volunteers are making an effort to provide care and mental health help for those behind bars.
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SANTA CRUZ >> The UC Santa Cruz student-run organization, Artistic Rehabilitative Therapeutic Initiative aims to prevent relapse into crime for inmates at the Santa Cruz County Jail through art therapy.

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6 Websites Offering Free Fax Number For Online Faxing

6 Websites Offering Free Fax Number For Online Faxing | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
01 – FaxBetter Free FaxBetter is an Internet service that allows you to send and receive faxes over the Internet without fax machine. No credit card required to sign up! When you sign up for a FaxBetter account you receive a toll free fax number. When documents are faxed to this number they are emailed …
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I haven't had time to check these out yet - but thought i'd post it here, so i know where to find it. Many times i have had to fax something and would have to find alternative methods (like snail mail!) cuz with ADSL internet i can't send faxes like we could back in the ole' dial-up internet days..

 

Yes - faxing is still around -- are you surprised? I sometimes am - i thought it would be all email or dropbox by now ;)

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How to turn your blog into an online store

How to turn your blog into an online store | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Are you thinking about how to monetizing a successful blog by selling digital or physical products, services or subscriptions? If you answered yes and aren’t sure how to add ecommerce to your blog then read on. I’ll share with you some simple steps to turn your blog into an online store. No excuses, you can start now...  Selz Blog / Read more »

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