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How Much Should Photographers Charge Per Hour? - DIY Photography

How Much Should Photographers Charge Per Hour? - DIY Photography | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
How Much Should Photographers Charge Per Hour - A detailed explanation of the key factors to be considered by photographers when setting their rates.
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Photographers that undervalue their services are not doing themselves any favors, and are in fact contributing to the wholesale undervaluing of the entire industry. - DIYPhotography

 

This article could be easily suited also for graphic designers, digital artist, like myself (i also do photography)

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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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How I became a millionaire in 1000 days + 12 key tips to follow

How I became a millionaire in 1000 days +  12 key tips to follow | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Irish high school dropout Niall Harbison's 12 tips for building a lucrative empire.
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Like many millionaires, Niall Harbison didn’t do well at school.
The 34-year-old Irishman, who failed the same year three times and left school at 17, is quick to point out that Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga all succeeded without university.


Harbison has now published a book, Get Sh*t Done, with some of the key lessons he’s learnt. Here are his 12 key tips to follow in his footsteps.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/strive/how-i-became-a-millionaire-in-1000-days-20140701-zsrro.html#ixzz36Cwi1Psu

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Daily Inspiration: Sleeping Patterns of Brilliant People

Daily Inspiration: Sleeping Patterns of Brilliant People | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
We associate creative genius with sleepless nights and manic all-nighters. And this is true for some - Leonardo DaVinci, for instance, having the misfortune of being both a perfectionist and a terr...
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We associate creative genius with sleepless nights and manic all-nighters. And this is true for some..

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Laura Hansen's curator insight, July 22, 9:46 AM

Brilliance doesn't originate in the brain. Brilliance is flow of the universe through the mind effectively expressed. The mind is a vast network of connected thoughts in a field of limitless possibility. Each of us has a brain and a mind. And, we are neither. We are here to experience and become by using both.

 

During your day today and before you go to sleep, give your brain permission to rest. Give permission for your mind to rest. Allow yourself to rise out of your life for a while, resting in the arms of the universe -- the source of  yourself.

 

When you wake up, take a few minutes to experience the unity and power of the universe flowing through your rested mind and brain. I know it seems like a wild thing to ask, but you may find it easier than you expect.

 

Let me know how it goes.

 

Enjoy your brilliance.

 

 

 

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Photoshop VS InDesign: Which is Best for Print Design? Article

Photoshop VS InDesign: Which is Best for Print Design? Article | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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These Photoshop & InDesign ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ are based on the experience Grace Fussell had in producing designs for print. Are you a similarly indecisive InDesign/Photoshop print designer? 

 

I have always asked this question. These days i have both open at the same time..

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New tax apps for Australia's End of the Financial Year (EOFY)

New tax apps for Australia's End of the Financial Year (EOFY) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Make June 30 a breeze with these new technologies.
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The end of the financial year is a time that many small businesses and individuals dread. But a number of apps and new accounting software features can make compiling your tax return easier.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/new-tax-apps-for-eofy-20140523-38tnu.html#ixzz34rxt7cDK

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This Teacher Quit Her Job To Pursue Painting – Now Her Pieces Sell for $100,000

This Teacher Quit Her Job To Pursue Painting – Now Her Pieces Sell for $100,000 | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing us—that there is always time to start a ...
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Read and be inspired!

 

We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing us—that there is always time to start a new dream.  California music teacher Layla Fanucci, who simply wanted to paint a picture to fill a space on her wall, and wound up unleashing a hidden talent that's now earning her millions."—Marlo

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Using Images in Social Media

The Ultimate Guide to Using Images in Social Media | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Interested in how to best apply images for a certain social network such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Here is a guide to using images in social media.
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When it comes to social media, there is no denying the fact that the images we use in our content can have a huge impact on how the content is perceived by the community.

 

Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2014/06/23/the-ultimate-guide-to-using-images-in-social-media/#lMXsjiKZmmcHQiMw.99

 

me : always handy to know these info, especially the measurements. 

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How to Use Textures The Right Way | Tutorial

How to Use Textures The Right Way | Tutorial | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
WHAT WE'RE CREATING: A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FORMAT Hello Design Cutters! Simon here. I'm excited to share a new set of tutorials with you today.
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Good tutorial to go thru ~

 

A common issue we hear from the community at Design Cuts is that people tend to ‘over do’ their texture art. It’s easy to get carried away with adding beautiful textures to your work, but it takes real design skill to build up a subtle texture effect, and to do so using a professional workflow. Today, I’m going to walk you through a couple examples of how to nail working with your new textures.

| by Simon (DesignCuts)

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The golden rules of selling online

The golden rules of selling online | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Build a site and customers will come, right? Wrong. Here are our secrets to successful e-tailing.
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Setting up an online store without a solid strategy “is like setting up a shop in the desert”, says e-commerce expert Nigel Burke. “You've got to drive people there.”


If you run your online store, it's likely you're doing at least one thing wrong, and scaring away potential customers – and profits – in the process.


Here are some common pitfalls to avoid to ensure you're not,


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/the-golden-rules-of-selling-online-20140523-38u46.html#ixzz34sAcW6px

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So how do you get a patent? | Australia

So how do you get a patent? | Australia | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
This skateboard entrepreneur has learnt that protecting his deck is gnarly business.
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The three kinds of registrable

 

- IP most sought by small to medium enterprises are designs, patents and trademarks.

 - Annual fees apply to keep the protections in force.

- Copyright protects the expression of your idea in original works and cannot be registered.

- The process starts with preparation of a patent specification, which describes the invention, followed by a complete application within 12 months and a patent officer examination, says Brendan Nugent, director of Astute IP.


 

- Applying for a trademark is a two-part process, explains Ursula Hogben, chief operating officer and legal practice director at LegalVision Australia. It starts with an application.


- “IP Australia charge an initial fee of $120 and you'll also need to pay for your trademark attorney or lawyer's fees, which are generally from $300 to $1000, and you will then need to pay a registration fee of $300 in seven-and-a-half months, when the trademark is registered.”

 

- Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/so-how-do-you-get-a-patent-20140509-37zlw.html#ixzz34rsy1rHG

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