Tag Archives: Making Money Online

Finding the Perfect Pricing Model for Clients Over the Years

Education and experience never end. There truly isn’t a place you reach where you can finally say: “Alright; complete; my expertise is perfect.” Even the “10,000 Hour Rule” has its criticisms. That said, after 12 years of being a professional web designer, I’m confident in saying I’ve figured a few things out. One of those […]

The Logo Design Price Debate: An Experiment that will Make Some Angry

You get what you pay for, right? Well, there are plenty who do not agree with that sentiment or model, and aspire to provide quality and affordability. I’m a seasoned professional; I provide quality work; I don’t charge exorbitant fees; I’ve had hundreds of satisfied clients over the past decade, and have remained successfully self-employed […]

9-5 vs Self-employment

I designed the above graph more as an anecdotal thought experiment as opposed to an accurate analysis based on any sort of available research or data. But, I feel it fairly and accurately makes the point of what I and many other self-employed professionals go through. Of course, there are certainly outliers on both sides […]

No More Fragmentation and Compromise for Digital Creators

Most of my ideas/projects/inventions/companies (whatever you want to call them) come from a place of wanting to solve a problem, counter something I think is wrong, address an annoyance or pet peeve I have, or stick it to “the man” or the way things are “suppose to be.” Sometimes, they’re just for fun. But, I […]

How to Work Remotely

In reference to the image above: “Amateur Wireless Station” — Ha! That’s a perfect nickname for my office. Sadly, phrases like “Work from home!” and “Be your own boss!” have become synonymous with scams and spam. Well, I have worked from home and been my own boss successfully and legitimately for over a decade now. […]

Selling on Flippa

Even though I’ve been selling on Flippa for the past 7 years (or at least trying to), I’ve only recently gotten into the groove of it. In my experience, what I’ve learned so far is that Flippa buyers aren’t much interested in only domains (unless they’re strikingly good one-word domains like water.com, books.com, etc.), but […]

craigslist — Still Crazy After All These Years

Within the last year I’ve started browsing craigslist for projects again, along with all of its eccentricities and flaky users, it is still one of the best places to find work. Recently, I applied for a logo design project and here was the reply I got: “I appreciate you taking to time to consider my […]

Domain Brokers

Most domain brokers are pure sleaze, period. Sorry, that’s just the way I feel about it in the most simple terms. First, I should say that I auction off domains and websites myself. But there’s a huge difference. The only domains and websites I sell are legitimate ones where I was at one point maintaining […]

Web: A Needle in a Haystack Industry

The web is a truly unstoppable industry, growing exponentially and completely unaffected (in my opinion) by the economy like other tangible industries, construction and real estate for example. It’s a global community with little to no overhead. It’s never mattered how any specific city, state, country, or even continent is doing, because I’ve reached them […]

Sellwire — The Best Way to Sell Digital Goods Online

Sellwire is hands-down the winner for the overall best way to sell software, themes, plugins, PDFs, etc. online. I discovered this after weeks of signing up for and testing all the popular competitors. I tried Fetch, Pulley, PayLoadz, Sellfy, and a desperate dozen others to try and find something suitable. What I needed and Sellwire […]