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12 Must-follow Typography Guidelines For Every Web Designer

12 Must-follow Typography Guidelines For Every Web Designer | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

This is a guest post by Mike Swan, a Chief Writer at markupcloud.

Typography does not just mean selecting the right font for your website, it refers to a lot of other things that are crucial..

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follow these simple guidelines and see how typography would become a fun activity for you.

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Amazon counterfeiters wreak havoc on artists and small businesses

Amazon counterfeiters wreak havoc on artists and small businesses | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Amazon.com's growing marketplace business is attracting an increasing number of fraudsters who are stealing designs from other ecommerce sites.


Designers of custom T-shirts, iPhone cases and pillow covers who sell their work through websites like Zazzle and Society6 are seeing copies of their products pop up at an alarming rate on Amazon. | read more..

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How To Sell More: 25 Shopify Store Owners Share Their Insights

How To Sell More: 25 Shopify Store Owners Share Their Insights | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Do you want to know the secrets behind some of the best Shopify shops out there? Here are tips from 25 of Shopify's top merchants.
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Market Like A Pro - Promoting yourself as an artist

Market Like A Pro - Promoting yourself as an artist | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

It’s easy to look at the social media accounts of artists who have hundreds of thousands of followers and go, “they’re just awesome…that’s it, that’s their secret.” But even the biggest artists had to put a lotta work in to get their art noticed. Sure, skill and making good art is part of it. But those followers were earned – not magically gained. And once that following is gained, if you don’t give followers a reason to stay a fan? Then... (read more)

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Instagram a boon for Australian beauty businesses Trophy Wife and Kester Black

Instagram a boon for Australian beauty businesses Trophy Wife and Kester Black | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Relying on visuals to sell your business? Look no father than Instagram.
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Tutorial | 80’s Style Chrome Text Effect 

Tutorial | 80’s Style Chrome Text Effect  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going back to the 1980s to create a rad text effect based on those 80s style chrome logos we used to see for games, movies, TV shows and more.
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Freelance Tips: Tracking & Billing Time

Freelance Tips: Tracking & Billing Time | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Pricing services to make a profit involves putting a value on your time and expertise, and is trickier than pricing a product which is more tangible and typically governed by unit cost. There is no set formula, but you don’t need to be a maths genius to work out how much you should be charging. Here are the factors to consider when you are crunching the numbers: |  read more at The Loop
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Made Throughout America: How One Couple Funded Their Dream in a Mobile Studio

Made Throughout America: How One Couple Funded Their Dream in a Mobile Studio | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

“We moved to California at the time of the recession. We were creative people but couldn't really find creative jobs so we opened up an online shop as a small hobby business. From there, we grew it for a few years until we saved up enough money to travel. But we didn't want to drain all of our savings to do it. We had an idea inspired by food trucks – maybe we could do a mobile retail store. At the time, we really couldn't find any examples of anyone else doing it. | read more & be inspired..

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How to Live Like a Creative: the daily habits of a modern creative

How to Live Like a Creative: the daily habits of a modern creative | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how other creative people live? And whether you share things in common with them? Well, Format – a pretty nifty online portfolio platform – has teamed up with witty Toronto-based illustrator Sam Island to create How to Live Like a Creative, an interactive infographic that gets to the bottom of how creative types live, work and play.
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A Practical Guide to Promoting and Selling Art on Redbubble

A Practical Guide to Promoting and Selling Art on Redbubble | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

As a consumer I’m looking for a clear path to finding your entire body of work and as someone who writes about art I am on a steady search for something new. A new artist. A new design. A new take on an old thing. The art directors I know do the same – they scour Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and shops like Redbubble in search of new artists. We want to find you. 


The following list of tips is meant to help you be found as many practical ways as possible. I’m looking at this from my own personal perspective as a consumer and someone who spends hours a day looking for new work. These are just some of the ways I’ve noticed that help me like, share, buy, and connect with artists and the work they make

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some really great insight – get the full story | read more at : » A Practical Guide to Promoting and Selling Art on Redbubble
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How to Use Niche Marketing to Build a Business from the Ground Up

How to Use Niche Marketing to Build a Business from the Ground Up | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

 Specialization is at the heart of kickstarting a sustainable, successful, and scalable business. Whether you’re trying to get your online store off the ground or you’re still looking for the perfect idea, carving out a unique niche for your business is the key to growing your customer base. Niche marketing is all about providing an audience—especially one that might feel ignored or undervalued—with a sense of identity and belonging | read more at Shopify

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5 Social Commerce Trends To Watch Out For In 2016

5 Social Commerce Trends To Watch Out For In 2016 | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
 Direct sales revenue from Facebook, Twitter, etc. is on the rise. With so many transactions happening on social, the social commerce trends of 2016.
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Knowing what’s up and coming and what’s already working will help ensure you’re taking advantage of new opportunities. Here are 5 social commerce trends you should focus on in 2016  |  read more   http://goo.gl/ep6iFb
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Knowing what’s up and coming and what’s already working will help ensure you’re taking advantage of new opportunities. Here are 5 social commerce trends you should focus on in 2016  |  read more   http://goo.gl/ep6iFb
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Are Procrastinators Creative?

Are Procrastinators Creative? | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
When are you most creative? And what does procrastination have to do with it? The answers may surprise you!
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71 Ways to Write a Social Media Update

71 Ways to Write a Social Media Update | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A deep dive into the specific ways to compose social media updates. Everything from capitalization, link placement, symbols, and more.
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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, May 17, 12:25 PM
There are updates and then ... there are updates.  If social media is included in your tool box for success you have to maximize energy and effort expended in social circles so you don't end up just going around in circles.  Did you know there are "25 Ways to Write a Facebook Update"?  There are also multiple creative ways to compose updates for Twitter, LinkedIn, GooglePlus and Pinterest, to get the reader's attention.  This article by Kevan Lee, BufferSocial, lists 70+ ways to share updates.  He calls them his "go-to moves".  :)
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The million dollar mural makers

The million dollar mural makers | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A faded billboard advertisement for The Dark Knight movie on an old milk bar in the Melbourne suburb of Preston was the catalyst for the formation of a unique business that specialises in producing commercial murals.

Tyson Hunter, Tristan Minter and Hamish McBride are the team behind Apparition Media, which produces hand-painted murals for its clients.  

They started off in 2014 painting murals for free, but have now painted 100 works. The business has experienced 400 per cent growth in the past 12 months and Apparition, which now has 15 staff, is on track to turn over $2 million this financial year.
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What You Need To Know About Pinterest's Activity Changes

What You Need To Know About Pinterest's Activity Changes | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Have you noticed anything weird with your Pinterest account lately? No descriptions? Pins that suddenly have 1,000s of repins? You’re not alone and don’t worry – there isn’t anything wrong with your account. Pinterest is just rolling out some new changes. | read more at tailwindapp

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Pinterest to become an affiliate's best friend again

Pinterest to become an affiliate's best friend again | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Pinterest today reports that affiliate links are back in play. The new decision is based on improved spam tracking technology that can help ensure that the affiliate experience does not detract from a solid engagement experience.

report link : https://business.pinterest.com/en/blog/affiliate-links-are-now-allowed-pinterest
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this will be good news for many - but don't go crazy y'all ;)
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LEARN | TypeTalk: Mastering Type and Color 

LEARN | TypeTalk: Mastering Type and Color  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Color can be used for the actual type, or used in the background to help emphasize the type, which might be black, white, or a color. It can attract and influence a viewer in both overt and subtle ways: color can create visual excitement and variety while drawing the eye to important words, points, or other information you wish to highlight.

The Psychology of Color

What color is used as well as how and where to use it are critical to communicating a particular message. Color can be used to draw attention to important elements, but it can also be used to communicate specific themes and moods. Red,  | read more..

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Logo Design Basics for Bloggers | DIY Branding 

Logo Design Basics for Bloggers | DIY Branding  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

There are so many resources to help you design a logo out there that you can easily begin to feel stressed and overwhelmed. You might need some guidance to understand which ideas are the ones you need to stick to, and that's exactly creativemarket's blog done with this article.

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How to Market Your Business on a Small Budget

How to Market Your Business on a Small Budget | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Whether you're new in business or you want to find more low-cost ways to do marketing, this post will show you 75 ways around how to market your business.
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The procrastination activity that will boost your productivity

The procrastination activity that will boost your productivity | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Procrastination can come from not knowing where to start, or being stuck and not knowing what to do next. Happily Kelly Exeter’s discovered a simple technique that’ll bust right through those mental blocks.
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How One Man Escaped to the Woods and Gained 116,000 Instagram Followers 

How One Man Escaped to the Woods and Gained 116,000 Instagram Followers  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Facing your fears in life and business   
Lots of people want to follow their dreams, start a business, or perhaps fly off a cliff like you did below. But fear holds us back. How do you decide to take the leap?
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Free Tutorials | 33 screencasts feat Yoast SEO plugin 

Free Tutorials | 33 screencasts feat Yoast SEO plugin  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Do you encounter any difficulties configuring your Yoast SEO plugin? Want to know more about all features and settings of the Yoast SEO plugin?  Joost has made a series of Yoast SEO plugin tutorials for every tab on every page of the Yoast SEO configuration pages. A playlist of a total of 33 screencasts is available for free for all of their users!

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The 10 Best Places Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Go To Find Product Ideas

The 10 Best Places Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Go To Find Product Ideas | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Coming up with a great idea for a product to sell online will occasionally strike when you least expect it. Many times though, it’s something you need to be proactively on the lookout for. The internet contains a wealth of ideas and inspiration, but as a new entrepreneur, where do you begin? Shopify have compiled a list of the best resources to give you direction and get you started. | https://goo.gl/gCqQqC

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Top Digital Artists Reveal Their Tips for Instagram Success

Top Digital Artists Reveal Their Tips for Instagram Success | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Instagram isn't just a place to fuel your #fomo, scroll through your crush's feed and snap latte shots, it's also a massive marketing channel for artists and entrepreneurs alike. In many ways, it's become the new blog, bringing fans and followers into an artist's story; generating massive potential for sales and new customers.
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Photoshop Alternatives | Online Graphic Tools | Listly List

List of Photoshop alternative software or/and Online graphics programs, Digital Painting and also apps. Including photo editing programs/apps an
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