Note from the writer: To date, this was my all-time best performing blog post. — Ben
Have you ever looked at some of the awesome photos posted on sites like Instagram or Flickr and wondered how you could shoot like that? If so, this post is for you. I’m going to break down the three keys to shooting awesome photos. The best part is that you can use these keys with anything from your smartphone camera all the way up to a DSLR.
Ready for the three keys? You sure? Okay, let’s get started.
The three keys are:
Note from the writer: This was a piece I put together as a lead magnet for a short-lived phone repair side project. — Ben
Like any repair business, you need the right tools for the job if you’re going to be successful with phone repair. Here’s a list of the essentials tools you’ll need to be an awesome phone repair specialist:
Note from the writer: I put this piece together as a lead magnet for a short-lived digital marketing side project. — Ben
Use these for your Google Ads, your blog, and your social media posts:
Note from the writer: I wrote this piece back when I had first discovered static website generators and was convinced they were the way of the future. To be clear, I still feel they’re a great option, but I also see the value in more traditional options more so than I did when I wrote this. — Ben
If you’re a small business owner, picking the right platform to host your website on is confusing. You’ve seen or heard advertisements for services like Wix or Squarespace. You’ve talked to people who use tools like GoDaddy Website Builder. You’ve consulted with…
Note from the writer: I wrote this piece back when I was learning to program and was gung ho about sharing it with as many people as possible. — Ben
There are three big misconceptions about programming:
Note from the writer: I wrote this back when I was on a big Trello kick. I don’t use it anymore personally, but I do still feel that it could be a valuable tool for others. — Ben
In this post, I’m going to show you how to use a free tool to change your life for the better. You’ll be better organized, forget less stuff and get more done.
Let me begin by saying that I’ve tried almost every productivity tool out there. I’ve set them up, gotten a good feel for them… and then abandoned them…
Note from the writer: This was a piece I wrote on the merits of the Golden Rule in business. — Ben
What’s the biggest challenge you face in your small business? If I ask ten people that question, nine of them will say “getting more customers.” In this post, I’m going to share one very special secret with you that will help you get more customers faster.
Are you intrigued yet?
Mohandas Gandhi reportedly said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” He never actually said this, but he made a similar statement.
Note from the writer: This may very well have been fixed by now, making this post obsolete. However, it’s a decent example of a technical how-to post. — Ben
If you work in a field that requires a lot of scheduling — sales, consulting, professional services, etc. — you know it’s a massive pain in the backside. Sometimes you might send three or four emails back and forth with someone to try and nail down a time that works for both of you. And then if something comes up that requires you to reschedule… not a fun prospect. Calendly was…
Note from the writer: I wrote this back when I first discovered Buffer and thought it was about the coolest thing ever. For the record, I still think it’s a useful tool. — Ben
If you own a small business, social media is one of the most powerful tools you have in your arsenal. Leveraging the most popular platforms — Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. — allows you to reach more people and grow your following faster than ever. And every savvy business owner knows that a bigger following will inevitably lead to more revenue.
There’s just one little thing that…
Note from the writer: I wrote this back in my Ubuntu heyday. It’s outdated now, but it’s still a decent example of a technical how-to article. — Ben
Ubuntu is quite possibly the most popular desktop distribution of Linux ever. It provides a solid experience with a wealth of compatible software and a massive amount of tutorials online to do just about anything you could want. That’s why it’s my distribution of choice and has been for a number of years now.