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My WordPress Blog Launch Checklist

By Keith on August 12, 2010

Launching a new WordPress blog can be a very exciting time, but it’s important that you don’t let your excitement lead you to launch your blog without everything properly set up. This post focuses on the technical aspects to launching a WordPress blog. I am not covering what you should do before you launch any […]

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How should a freelancer charge for a project?

By Keith on August 09, 2010

Why you shouldn’t charge hourly If you’re good at what you do, you short yourself. My main problem with charging hourly is that it punishes the freelancer for being fast and efficient. I purposely put time and effort into making reusable templates for different things that a project may need (a dropdown menu for example). […]

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How to minimize aging of your laptop battery

By Keith on August 06, 2010

Battery studies today are leaning heavily toward lithium-ion style batteries, like the one in your laptop. In many ways, these batteries are superior to other batteries that were previously used in portable devices. Laptop batteries are expensive, so it pays to take care of your battery to get the most life out of it. There […]

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How to stop Google Analytics from tracking your visits

By Keith on August 03, 2010

If you are constantly visiting your website, you may want to exclude yourself from the analytics data so that your stats can be more accurate. This is very simple to do. Log into Google Analytics On the bottom of the “Overview” Page, click Filter Manager Click Add Filter Give your filter a name (1 in […]

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How to display your latest WordPress blog posts on a static web page

By Keith on July 29, 2010

Many bloggers use Feedburner to publish their feed for their blog. There are many obvious benefits to using Feedburner, such as measuring your subscriber count, using email subscriptions, and the ability to change your feed location without losing subscribers. There are also countless free options that come along with Feedburner, like the ability to convert […]

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Stripey Business Card Template

By Keith on July 21, 2010

DOWNLOAD THE PSD FILE HERE Requirements: Any version of Photoshop A computer A print shop This business card template would work great for freelancers, students, and personal use. The cards are in the CMYK color space and are sized with bleeds so that you can bring them to a professional print shop easily. If you […]

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Google Analytics Traffic Sources Overview

By Keith on July 07, 2010

One of the most useful tools in Google Analytics are the traffic sources tools, which show you how visitors came to your website. This post will show you an in-depth look at the traffic sources features and how to interpret them. Note: For the sake of simplicity, this post will not cover AdWords or other […]

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Three Gmail features you should be using

By Keith on July 01, 2010

I love Google, and if the people at Google decided to take over the world, I would support them the whole way. Whether you love them or are afraid of them, you have to admit that their services are powerful and useful. I use Gmail as my email client and I don’t ever see myself […]

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