I got one of the coolest mails from the post office, of all places. It looks like they’re trying to serve small businesses much better than before with some new services to their PO Box offering. I know, it doesn’t sound like it could be cool, but it is. Check it out:
- Street Addressing – You can use the address of the Post Office (officially now?) instead of just the PO Box addressing.
- Real Mail Notification – Get an email or text each day you receive mail at your PO Box (Monday through Saturday)
- Signature on File – to receive signature-required mail and packages
The Post Office is now competing with some of the other brick and mortar alternatives. I’m thrilled. I wish I had a link to send you to, but the best I have is poboxesonline.com
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Laura shares some tips on how to discover your brand, and some links if you need more information. I need to work on this.
A pretty in depth article on pricing your services, how people trick themselves with math and even touches on subcontractors and utilization.
A quick round up of tips on pricing principles, like this one: 3. Update your price regularly.
In case you don’t know.
Not everyone wants their details all over the web, so ask them before hand.
So, freelancing isn’t about rockstar lifestyles?
I don’t want to say it’s easier for some bloggers to do this, but it’s not easy for me. I stopped blogging a while ago and stuck with mostly linkblog type posts. Theadvice is always the same: write for your customers, not your peers. Damn that’s hard to do. If you’ve figured out how to write for your customers already, this might help you make your content actionable.
Be meticulous about tracking your time. I really need to get better at some of the data I track, including time, especially time I spend on projects and products for myself.
Some common sense tips to do your job well without selling your soul
The trick is saying these without condescension.
Some best practices from some of the top providers on this service. It’s a decent list.
I had a project and I thought one of these would be great for it. Actually it was Elegant Web Elements but I had no idea what they were called. Progress trackers, it appears. Thanks to @mrichman for helping me sort that out.
Some good tips on creating Landing Pages.
Because you’re capable of being amazing.
No, not a rockstar.
Good looking theme as I was digging around for a new one.
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