Apps that Save Me Money

I feel like I’ve been hitting it out of the park with apps that help me save money lately. It’s like I have people coming up to me and saying, “Shut up and take my money!” These apps do more than save money, but I’ve focused on that feature for this post.… Get the scoop...

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Tools to Fight the Robocallers

Although it seems like we’re losing the battle against robocallers, you don’t have to sit idly by while they take over your phone lines. Use these tools to block, identify and control unwanted calls.

They can help you by…

  • Comparing incoming calls with a database of known spammers and suspicious callers.
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Showcase Your Images with Easy Mosaics

This week I had too much fun playing with mosaic tools. These are the programs that will take hundreds of your photos and morph them into one giant photo.

Mosaics are great for…

  • Family photo montages
  • Showcasing a related group of images, such as images from one location or a timeline of shots over the years
  • Engaging viewers with an interactive image experience
  • And illustrating the concept that the parts make up the whole, as in our clients make us who we are

Things to know

  • Mosaics require a lot of photos — plan on 150+.
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Envato Elements: My new favorite stock image site

I’ve updated my list of free stock photo resources here, but if you regularly need graphic content for your small business, you have to check Envato Elements out.

For about $200 a year (~$17 a month), I have access to hundreds of thousands of all kinds of content that a small business might need:

  • Images
  • Video footage
  • Illustrations
  • Presentation templates
  • WordPress website templates
  • WordPress plugins
  • Audio files
  • And more, more, more

Envato Elements is the very first place I look when I am creating anything that needs a graphic element.… Get the scoop...

Your Passwords Are Not Safe

“The Mother of All Breaches”

“Biggest EVER collection of breached data”

“An astonishing 773 million records exposed”

“Ooh, this is a big one.”

Do any of these headlines get your attention? The site HaveIBeenPwnd discovered a cache of emails and passwords called “Collection #1.” The data included records from previous hacks as well as millions of data points that had not previously been known.… Get the scoop...

Building a Video Studio

When I posted this picture the other day, many people wrote to ask if I could share how I put together my home office video studio.

You want it, you got it. BUT FIRST… you have to see this 10-minute video that shows you the whole set up and talks about the settings and options, as well as the process for the green screen magic.… Get the scoop...