Getting started in your creative career is tough. You’ve got boatloads of ambition and energy, but you lack experience, the kind of knowledge that feels like you can see into the future because you’ve been there before. So we’ve introduced a new column that will allow you to get the benefit of hindsight before you’ve actually gone through the experience.Welcome to “The First Five Years” where Mitch Goldstein, a professor of design at Rochester Institute of Technology, answers reader questions related to the unchartered waters of beginning a career. This month, Mitch answers a question about how to determine, and
You’re living the ultimate dream. No morning commutes. Nobody dishing tasks out to you. And the best part? You can work from wherever in the world you desire. It’s becoming a popular career choice – with 35% of the US workforce now working from home. But there’s a whole other side to being an online business owner. It’s not always pajamas and lounging on hot sandy beaches every day. When you work from home, in any capacity – you wear all the hats. You delegate your own tasks, you keep yourself motivated and productive. The onus is on you to
If you’ve been around the blogging block, you know that guest posting is one of the tried-and-true ways to promote your blog. That’s why we’ve written so much on topics like guest blogging strategy and crafting great guest post pitches. And it’s also why you get bombarded with all those email requests from people asking to guest post on your blog (if you haven’t yet – it’s coming soon – trust me!). But not all guest post opportunities are created equal. And if you’re going to take the time to write a quality guest post for someone else’s blog, you
These days, if I told you that it really is possible to get your dream job and use it to fund a never-ending adventure around the world, would you believe me? In the past, the idea of the ‘digital nomad’ lifestyle – having a location independent job that allows you to travel the world as you please – was a dream for most people. Now, however, it’s far more common than you think. More and more people are waking up to the fact that a traditional 9 – 5 office job is an archaic structure, with employers and employees alike
Getting started in your creative career is tough. You’ve got boatloads of ambition and energy, but you lack experience, the kind of knowledge that feels like you can see into the future because you’ve been there before. So we’re introducing a new column that will allow you to get the benefit of hindsight before you’ve actually gone through the experience. Welcome to “The First Five Years” where Mitch Goldstein, a professor of design at Rochester Institute of Technology, will answer reader questions related to the unchartered waters of beginning a career. To kick things off, Mitch takes on a personal
In the few years before she died, my mother did something I never understood. Until now. She would drive to our local grocery store each afternoon. My father had passed away a few years earlier and she was living alone. As a thoroughly logical and pragmatic young man, I thought it would be smarter to […]
For some reason, there was a surge in solid productivity advice over the last couple of weeks. Maybe after a couple of months of goofing off during summer, we all started getting serious about finishing the year strong. Productivity In any case, review the articles below and find the ones that you best relate to, […]
It’s been a couple of weeks since I last analyzed which content I’ve promoted really tickled the fancy of my followers, so I’m featuring more than I usually feature. (Psst. A secret: I’m also taking a special look at the best recent productivity articles and will publish something about them in a couple of days.) […]
Has WordPress jumped the shark? Is Gutenberg the New Coke? You can pick your comparison, but there’s no doubt that legions of loyal and long-time WordPress users are having fits over the radical change in the WordPress editor, dubbed Gutenberg. As users upgrade to the newest version of WordPress, they are greeted with a box that […]
Don’t you hate it when you click to read an article and find that except for the first few lines it’s hidden behind a pay wall? I’ve recently stumbled on two ways to (sometimes) dig my way under the pay wall. I was trying to read an article on the Adweek website the other day […]
Do you want to live a location independent lifestyle? Ditch your fulltime job? Hire a writer to create content for you? This collection of curated content from around the interweb will give you a good push toward your goals. Productivity and lifestyle “Focus on what you ultimately want, not who’s right or wrong.” That’s just […]
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