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Finding Your Window Of Opportunity - Illustrated

Finding Your Window Of Opportunity - Illustrated | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Window of opportunity is an infographic that illustrates the best period to open a business. For the entrepreneurial mind, the window is almost always open.
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The Best Times To Start a Business : if absolutely nothing is going on in your life – let’s call it stability – it is a great opportunity to start a business. | fundersandfounders
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AUSTRALIA #Artists | Colour with #COPIC for chance to WIN over $1000 in COPIC Prizes

AUSTRALIA #Artists | Colour with #COPIC for chance to WIN over $1000 in COPIC Prizes | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Eckersley  are giving away OVER $1,000 in COPIC prizes!  To enter, you need to get DRAWING and COLOUR IN with COPIC markers! Then simply upload your COPIC creation to the Eckersley’s Facebook page before 11.59pm on the 31st August for your chance to WIN! 

Winners will be given Eckersley's gift cards to purchase their favourite Copic products out of the entire Copic range in-store or online. There are two prizes to be won - 1st prize: $750 gift card, Runner-Up prize: $300 gift card.

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DIY : Transform An Old Playstation Into A Stunning Light-Up Clock

DIY : Transform An Old Playstation Into A Stunning Light-Up Clock | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Looking for something different to do this weekend? How about making your very own Playstation clock?

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Now you know what to do with that broken Playstation you cannot bear to throw away!

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6 Simple Photo Tools for Creating Social Media Visuals

6 Simple Photo Tools for Creating Social Media Visuals | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Create graphics, collages, add text, edit pictures and make cover images for your blog or social media profiles without using Photoshop.
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6 Exit Overlays that Convert More than Others

6 Exit Overlays that Convert More than Others | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Capture & convert more of your website visitors with exit overlays. Julia Borgini explains 6 of the best converting ones on the Daily Egg.
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Are Women Worse at Self-Promotion Than Men? (The Abundant Artist)

Are Women Worse at Self-Promotion Than Men? (The Abundant Artist) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
— The Abundant Artist
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found via The Abundant Artist : Many women struggle to promote themselves. Of the top 100 selling artists in the last year, only one was a woman. Why?  a really great discussion that was put out as a podcast.  Check it out here: http://theabundantartist.com/podcast13/

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5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make When They Share Photos Online

5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make When They Share Photos Online | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Sharing your photography online can be an incredibly rewarding, educational, and empowering experience, but you need to do it right! Here are 5 common mistakes you should avoid.
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GREAT Article/TIPS!  recognize the most common mistakes photographers—both newbies and, surprisingly, advanced shooters—make when they begin sharing their work online. Below are the 5 most common mistakes I see, and if you’d like to have your work noticed and appreciated, NOT doing the 5 things below is a fantastic place to start.

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FREE : Productive Entrepreneur Course Bundle - Business & Lifestyle Tutorials

FREE : Productive Entrepreneur Course Bundle - Business & Lifestyle Tutorials | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
The Productive Entrepreneur Freebie Bundle - Hack Your Way To The Top With These Business And Lifestyle Tutorials
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What you get in the bundle : 

 

Connect and Sell to Local Businesses Course | Unlock The Power of Cold Emailing to Create Business Opportunities

 

Land a Startup Job & Become an Entrepreneur Course | Gain The Skills to Land A Startup Job

 

Crack Cold Emailing Course | Master Cold Emailing with This Step-by-Step Guide

 

Gmail Productivity System Course | Escape Your Inbox w/ These Gmail Productivity Strategies

 

Biz Dev For Startups & Tech Companies Course | Unlock Massive Growth for Your Company

 

Optimize Your Sleep Course | Employ These Sleep Hacks & Take Charge of Your Sleep

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4 Fun Ways To Find Your Passion & Do What You Love | Inspirational

4 Fun Ways To Find Your Passion & Do What You Love | Inspirational | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

+ are three inspiring stories of rags to riches entrepreneurs whose pursuit of their passion paid off.

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Do what you love and you’ll never have to work another day in your life.” But what if you have NO idea what you love? Maybe you have too many passions to choose from and you don’t know where to even begin.

Here are 4 ways to have fun to start your journey of discovering your purpose! -

 

.. (read more at creative writing agency.. )

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New Research: The Best Time to Tweet for Clicks, Retweets, and Replies

New Research: The Best Time to Tweet for Clicks, Retweets, and Replies | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Best time to tweet & get interaction with your followers, results from (nearly)  all around the world!

 

With a big hand from Buffer's data team, they analyzed over 4.8 million tweets across 10,000 profiles, pulling the stats on how clicks and engagement and timing occur throughout the day and in different time zones. - Now they are sharing the results with us - Thanks Buffer :)

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10 Free Social Media Tools That Will Save You Time

10 Free Social Media Tools That Will Save You Time | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Want to create better tweets, save time and reach more people? Well you need these 10 free social media tools.

 

- Excellent list /post from James Johnson (shareimageblog)

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Learn how to create Digital Zentangle Using Seamless Lite by COLOURlovers

Learn how to create Digital Zentangle Using Seamless Lite by COLOURlovers | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Zentangle is a personal art form. It does not have to be perfect. While you can achieve a more precise line-work by using this digital method of Seamless Lite, a web app which is FREE to use. with no strings attached at Colourlovers... (read more)

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20 Lies Designers Tell Their Clients

20 Lies Designers Tell Their Clients | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Some clients are amazing, others, not so much. No matter who your clients are though, I'm willing to bet you've told a few little white lies to them over the years. Nothing big, just a…
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#sofunny - The Creative Market crew created a series of funny posters that show some typical designer lies and "half-truths."

If you see a lie you're guilty of telling, Pin, Tweet, or otherwise share it out. If you don't see one that you relate to, write a new one and share it out on social media with the hashtag #designerLies. (via creativemarket blog)

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Painting Effect Plugin + The Mysterious Disappearing Filters in Photoshop

Painting Effect Plugin + The Mysterious Disappearing Filters in Photoshop | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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alternative to Pixel Bender - came across this - sharing, might interest some digital artists 

   If you use filters in Photoshop CS6, Creative Cloud (CC) or CC2014 you may notice that some of your old favorites are missing. Some (sadly) are gone forever, and others are just less easy to find. So, here’s what you need to know about the filters .. (read more)

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How to Make Creative Resumes for Creative Fields

How to Make Creative Resumes for Creative Fields | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
If you Google “creative resumes,” you’ll bring up a seemingly-infinite showcase of unconventional ideas. Resumes made to look like Google search results, subway maps, and movie posters…
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How much creativity is too much?

The “general rule” is that jobs in fields without much competition require “safe” resumes, where jobs in fields with heavy competition may take something more creative to stand out from the crowd.

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How much creativity is too much?

The “general rule” is that jobs in fields without much competition require “safe” resumes, where jobs in fields with heavy competition may take something more creative to stand out from the crowd.

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How much creativity is too much?

The “general rule” is that jobs in fields without much competition require “safe” resumes, where jobs in fields with heavy competition may take something more creative to stand out from the crowd.

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Five Simple DIY Photography Lighting Setups You Can Create At Home

Five Simple DIY Photography Lighting Setups You Can Create At Home | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A good way to avoid burning a hole in your pocket buying fancy-schmancy photography lighting equipment is to simply construct your own setups
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Kai and Lok from DigitalRev TV show us how easy it is to create a light table, DIY photo frame diffusers, a Pringles can snoot, a soft box from a home organizer and a beauty dish using a round aluminum pan.

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Why Facebook Is Blue: The Science of Colors in Marketing

Why Facebook Is Blue: The Science of Colors in Marketing | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
How do colors affect us when we buy things? The latest research reveals the science of colors in marketing and how to use it for your advantage:
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6 Tips for Pinterest Marketing in Just Minutes a Day

6 Tips for Pinterest Marketing in Just Minutes a Day | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Is your Pinterest marketing taking too much time? In this article, you'll discover 6 tactics to help you market on Pinterest in minutes a day.
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12 Signs Your Design Style is Out of Date

12 Signs Your Design Style is Out of Date | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Is graphic design fun? That's a question my colleague was asked last year, and after intense discussion we decided that it's a strangely hard one to answer. The reason is that although…
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A list of signs that your design style has become dated, pulled from the trends of the past couple decades. Bear in mind that these are only symptoms, and most of us have been plagued by at least one of them. But if you check off everything on this list, it might be time to re-think the way you work. (via creativemarket blog)

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Pantone Predictions Are Down To Earth

Pantone Predictions Are Down To Earth | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

When it comes to color, Pantone guides us all in the design industry and they are the top trend setter

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In Fall of 2015, Pantone predicts that earthy tones and colors will be all the rage. Pantone has released their Top 10 colors for the fall season. Check out this infographic for the full list and expect to see the design industry and the fashion industry filled to the brim with these colors.

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Quick Copywriting Tweaks to Lift Conversions 30% or More

Quick Copywriting Tweaks to Lift Conversions 30% or More | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
4 actionable tips on how to super-charge your conversion rate with small copywriting tweaks.
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 4 actionable tips on how to super-charge your conversion rate with small copywriting tweaks.

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7 SEO Best Practices That Now Seem Weird

7 SEO Best Practices That Now Seem Weird | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Search engine optimization (SEO) and conversion rate optimization (CRO) go hand in glove.
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 If you’re still optimizing like it’s 2005, then you’ll have a very different experience, because SEO has changed — a lot.

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Color Themes Come to InDesign | Tutorial & Tips

Color Themes Come to InDesign | Tutorial & Tips | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

this tutorial had exactly the bit i was looking for - InDesign / color theme tool

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In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel explores the options involved in using the Color Theme tool to help take a lot of the hard work out of selecting colors.

 

good, clear tutorial with the shortcuts that don't get mentioned most other places - bookmarking here, so i can find it again :)

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5 Tips for Cranking Up the Comments on Instagram

5 Tips for Cranking Up the Comments on Instagram | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

 How do you get your Instagram followers so pumped on your post that they just have to say a few words or notify a friend?

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some great ideas for instagram use for biz

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12 Free Ways to Learn Design

12 Free Ways to Learn Design | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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You don't always have to spend money to make money. There's plenty of free information available and it is now possible to learn how to design online. Here are twelve great tips, all at no cost to you.

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How Pinterest’s Buy Buttons Can Change e-Commerce

How Pinterest’s Buy Buttons Can Change e-Commerce | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Via Kelly Lieberman
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The platform’s latest move has the potential to change how people shop online.

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Dawn Matheson's curator insight, June 11, 3:39 PM

This says it all. The platform’s latest move has the potential to change how people shop online.

PS - HBR will limit your access to the article. I've never been on the site before, and the second time I tried to read this article it told me I'd used my limit of "5 times as an anonymous user."