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You’re spam until you prove otherwise

You’re spam until you prove otherwise

Today’s post is a guest offering from the lovely and talented Rachel Allen of Bolt from the Blue Copywriting wherein she elegantly tackles a sensitive issue around how entitled we feel to the attention of an ‘audience’ [whatever THAT means] online. It’s a big issue and one that clobbers so, so many people. This post… more>>

Why no one is reading a word that you write. And what to do about it.

Why no one is reading a word that you write. And what to do about it.

Today’s post is from Makeness Chief Story Maker, Miki DeVivo. ******************************************** So…. you’re a rockstar, badass, amazeballs, kick-ass guru ninja, and you just know that your business is full of game-changing awesomesauce, and will help people live their totally EPIC passion, have more confidence, and crush it with clarity. And…. …you want people to know… more>>

FTW Wednesday: Amanda Farough captures and creates web design that matters. Like lightning. In a laptop.

FTW Wednesday: Amanda Farough captures and creates web design that matters. Like lightning. In a laptop.

This week’s feature is pretty cool. (I mean, they are ALL cool, but this one is extra cool.) Why? Because I’m happily featuring my “competition” – the lovely and talented Amanda Farough of violetminded Media. Amanda and I share the opinion that competition is a ridiculous and antiquated concept – that collaboration is truly king.… more>>

FTW Wednesday: Halley Gray recovered from the first year blues by booking herself solid six months out

FTW Wednesday: Halley Gray recovered from the first year blues by booking herself solid six months out

This week’s winning gold star goes to the awesomesauce, pull-yourself-up-by-the-underpants stylings of Evolve & Succeed‘s Halley Gray. I connected with Halley when she was fresh out the gate of new business ownership – a little less than a year ago. At the time, I had no idea how new she was. She came off like all… more>>

FTW Wednesday: Michelle Nickolaisen rules at guest posting. Like a lot.

FTW Wednesday: Michelle Nickolaisen rules at guest posting. Like a lot.

This week I’m featuring the lovely Michelle Nickolaisen of Bombchelle Industries who completely rules at something I have never really been all that fantabulous at… dum…. dum….. duuuuuuum….. guest posting. I don’t know about you, but coming up with even more time and topics than what I already do has generally felt like an overwhelming… more>>

FTW Wednesday: Ellen Ercolini wants you to make more money

FTW Wednesday: Ellen Ercolini wants you to make more money

This week, I’m featuring my lovely new friend Ellen Ercolini of EllenErcolini.com. Ellen is a money-making expert for creative pros. For reals. After years of coaching ups and downs, she found that the thing she’s best at is helping you make a better living. And she’s a BOSS at it.  In this week’s interview, Ellen tells… more>>

FTW Wednesday: Marion Van Namen sings her heart out all the way to the bank

FTW Wednesday: Marion Van Namen sings her heart out all the way to the bank

This week’s for FTW [For The Win] Wednesday is a little different. I’m not featuring someone from the online business world, and am instead spotlighting a small local, brick and mortar business. It’s my belief that the lessons of business are true, no matter where or how you do what you do. And this week’s… more>>

FTW Wednesday: Jessica Kupferman on Podcasting your way to never selling again

FTW Wednesday: Jessica Kupferman on Podcasting your way to never selling again

We had to change the name. Winning Wednesday was lovely, but Spam filters apparently dislike the word ‘winning’ – so roughly half of you missed our very first feature last week and have no idea what I’m talking about. Last week, Makeness began publishing a brand new weekly feature called ‘Winning Wednesdays’ [now FTW or… more>>

How To Not Kill Yourself When The Going Gets Tough

How To Not Kill Yourself When The Going Gets Tough

by Makeness Contributor Rebecca Tracey So you’ve started a business. Dear god, do you have ANY idea what you’ve gotten yourself into? Sure, it’s gonna be great. Freedom! Working from home! Sitting in your PJs all day scouring Facebook between afternoon naps! Woooo, entrepreneurship! They forgot to mention the sleepless nights when you’ll fuck up… more>>

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