Personal Brand Building with Your Own URL Shortener

You may have noticed that last year I started the process of reinforcing my personal brand image, placing a larger importance on personal branding.  This included a web site makeover, a new logo for consistency between the web site and social media, and yes, my own URL shortener.

The first two things may make a lot of sense to people, but I know that the importance of owning your own URL shortener may leave a few folks scratching their heads.  Is that really necessary?  And by that I’m referring to the custom URL shortener, not the personal branding itself.   [Read more…]

Schedule Your Day to Improve Productivity in 3 Easy Steps

I once wrote a post about the importance of avoiding distractions as a freelancer. It began with a little story about burning a pot of coffee and related that to how distractions can yield a similar result in your work.

Since then, I’ve come to expand on those ideas a little more, finding a structured scheduling process that has become very effective.   [Read more…]

5 Top Bloggers Teach You How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

These 5 top bloggers command top dollar for their advice and expertise. Here is an opportunity for you to get some of their best advice on how to get more blog traffic. And you don’t have to spend a dime to get it.  [Read more…]