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Facebook for Business | Another New layout - concerning for those who have custom tabs

Facebook for Business | Another New layout - concerning for those who have custom tabs | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A preview of the updated look coming to Pages.
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Facebook Business Page (another) NEW LOOK : This week, Facebook begins rolling out a streamlined look for Pages on desktop that will make it easier for people to find the information they want and help Page admins find the tools they use most. 

 

It will come into full effect by March 28, 2014

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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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How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business

How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
The complete guide on how to choose a social network for your business, featuring valuable statistics, research, demographics, and questions.
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The most popular social networks, by active users | What the raw data can tell you about choosing a social network

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Know When To Outsource Your Copywriting | You don't have to do Everything!

Know When To Outsource Your Copywriting | You don't have to do Everything! | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
As a graphic designer, you already have the skill set needed to launch a brand. But what about your content marketing?
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 Something i want to read up more and been wanting to do, outsource the things that i know how to do at 60% (or less) so i can concentrate on doing the thing i know how to do at 100%

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This is a major area of brand promotion, and not everyone is equipped to do it themselves. Are you?  Before you decide, there are a few things you should understand about content marketing, including the skills and time commitment needed to make it work.  


~ read more of Dina Rodriguez article at Lettershoppe

 

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Let’s talk about margins | Publishing & Books

Let’s talk about margins | Publishing & Books | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
We’re making a book.
The margins are important.
Do you know how important?
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For writers, publishers and graphic designers too..

 

"A book with proper margins says a number of things. It says, we care about the page. It says, we care about the words. We care so much that we’re going to ensure the words and the page fall into harmony. We’re not going to squish the text to save money. Oh, no, we will not not rush and tuck words too far into the gutter.

 

A book with proper margins says, We respect you, Dear Reader, and also you, Dear Author, and you, too, Dear Book."
- medium | @craigmod

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11 ways to stop clients asking for endless revisions

11 ways to stop clients asking for endless revisions | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
11 ways to stop clients asking for endless revisions | Career | Creative Bloq
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What do you do when clients won't stop asking for revisions? Egle Karalyte, founder of My Visual Brief, has some advice. 

 

As a designer, you've probably had the experience of working with a client who repeatedly asks for revisions with no end in sight. It's frustrating, right?  You want to keep the client happy without driving yourself crazy or ruining your profit margin.... 

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Conversion Copywriting: Words & Phrases That Make People Click [Infographic]

Conversion Copywriting: Words & Phrases That Make People Click [Infographic] | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
This data-backed infographic shows why word choice is so important in marketing, and which words are most likely to convert today's consumers.
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Think of the number of new posts entering our social feeds every hour. How do people choose which ones to click on and which ones to ignore?

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Product Photography Tips For Crafters

Product Photography Tips For Crafters | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

This is a must read for handmade business owners.

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Awesome product photography tips for online business owners! Make your handmade products pop in your photographs with these tips and tricks.

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Unlikely things Aussie millionaire and finder.com co-founder Fred Schebesta will claim on his tax

Unlikely things Aussie millionaire and finder.com co-founder Fred Schebesta will claim on his tax | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
HE WAS a millionaire at age 30. And he didn’t get there without knowing more than a few savvy ways to save a buck.
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He recommended small business owners investigate what tax breaks were available for research and development. He also urged taxpayers visit the Australian Tax Office site to see what particular deductions were available for their professions.

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Looks Amazing! Lumi: Inkodye : Printing with Light

LUMI: PRINT WITH LIGHT "Lumi is a revolutionary new permanent photographic print process that utilizes a unique water-based series of dyes which develop thei...
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Lumi Inkodye is the world's only light-sensitive textile dye. Inkodye can be brushed, dipped, rolled, stamped, stencilled, screen printed, and more! Works on most natural fibres such as cotton, rayon, linen, wool, silk, and even leather, wood and unglazed ceramics. Dilute with water for varying colour intensity from vibrant to pastel tones. Once finished, your print is permanent and can be machine washed without fading. Won't fade or rub off, and fabrics remain soft to the touch. 

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Steampunk Resources: 40+ Tutorials, Fonts & Photoshop Brushes

Steampunk Resources: 40+ Tutorials, Fonts & Photoshop Brushes | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Steampunk is a genre that contains elements of science fiction and fantasy.

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 a cool steampunk bundle of 46 tutorials, fonts to suit the Steampunk style and Photoshop brushes too,  that can be used to inspire and create your own steampunk design.

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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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How to Get Your Content Shared

How to Get Your Content Shared | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Social media marketing is all about content sharing. Learn how to get your content shared.
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I have always said that people 'hate' (well, maybe not hate, maybe 'extreme dislike' ) to read. And an image is faster than a thousand words :)

 

"There’s a reason you keep hearing that people are drawn to visual content online. Time after time, it’s been proven that people interact most with posts that include great visuals. " - Tailwind

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3 common misconceptions about Twitter hashtags

3 common misconceptions about Twitter hashtags | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
When hashtags were first introduced on Twitter seven years ago, they were used to help users tag their tweets under a certain topic so that people could easily find relevant content on Twitter.
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Hashtags have become a key part of the Twitter experience. Today's valuable tip from the TwitterCounter blog looks at the three most common misconceptions:

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This woman started a retreat empire | Women in Business

This woman started a retreat empire | Women in Business | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
After early failure, Janine Hall now has businesses in Bali, Morocco, Byron Bay and now Portugal.
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Hall says the impetus for her small business dream first came when she decided to take a year off at the age of 30 after a relationship breakdown.   “I thought I'm going to give permission to do things a little bit differently,” she says of that time.



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40 Free eBook ePUB Reader and Cover Creator Software

40 Free eBook ePUB Reader and Cover Creator Software | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Not sure exactly when this was posted, looking at the comments date - about 2011 - so as with how fast technology changes, am sure there are new things out now (and some that has ceased). But this list gives you the writer and publlisher a good start :)

 

from Gecko&Fly : How to create an eBook with free software in PDF and ePub format? Below is a list of 20 software to create and edit your eBook, iBooks Author is a free software for Mac OS and it publishes to Apple’s book stores for free. Some editors are free, but they will take a cut from the sales generated online.

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Where to Learn Hand Lettering Online

Where to Learn Hand Lettering Online | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Hand lettering is, at its core, the process of turning the alphabet into artwork. With digital print taking over everyone’s lives, more and more people are seeking out the human-tinged…
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Here you’ll find five great places to learn the art of hand lettering online, some paid, some free, but all of them an excellent intro to the process.

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3 Words that Will Change Your Life

3 Words that Will Change Your Life | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

I was exhausted. Most days my head would hit the pillow and I would wonder, what did I really accomplish today?

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Most of us don’t need any more goals or things to add to our to-do list. What we need is a way to focus our mind and cultivate our creative soul…

 

Read more at: http://skinnyartist.com/3-words-that-will-change-your-life/

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The art of shameless self promotion

The art of shameless self promotion | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
The Kardashians have this nailed and you can too. But do you really want to?
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You can be brilliant at your craft, trade or profession, but if no one knows about it, there’s no point in bothering. By being a shameless self-promoter, you’ll at least be given the opportunity to demonstrate your talent. But if you’re shy about how good you are, you’ll never get a chance to show it off.

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4 Techniques for Combining Fonts | Hoefler & Co.

4 Techniques for Combining Fonts | Hoefler & Co. | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Building a palette is an intuitive process, and expanding a typographic duet to three, four, or even five voices can be daunting. Hoefler & Co.'s approach for mixing font families is to keep one quality consistent, and let the others vary.

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TypeTalk: Laura Worthington, Script Designer Extraordinaire

TypeTalk: Laura Worthington, Script Designer Extraordinaire | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Read more at http://creativepro.com/article/typetalk-laura-worthington-script-designer-extraordinaire
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- i LOVE all her fonts, and have purchased nearly all her script! 


" One of the most accomplished and prolific designers of script typefaces, Laura Worthington, reveals how she got started, where she finds inspiration, what her toughest challenges are, and more."  ~ creativepro.com

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