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How I saved a thousand dollars by cancelling my cellphone (while keeping my number)
I finally took the plunge and cancelled my cellphone. I’ve been using internet based telephone systems for years now,...
Slow websites suck – how I turned around my web hosting nightmare
My webhosting story has been a bit of a nightmare. As I’ve expanded my online presence  with currently over...
Do you smell the social media bull sh*t? Here is my guide on how to do it right
Do you have a Facebook page for your (art) business? I’ve recently seen a lot of people complain that...
Ditch Your Snail Mail Filing Cabinet And Go For Digital Document Storage
Confession time. As an author, my desk is always covered in paper. Lots of paper. Funny how I help my clients stay organized and optimize their processes, yet I’m a mess myself. I get bored easy, and always have several projects on the go. Someone said, “A clean desk... Read more
Top 5 Invoicing And Cloud Accounting Apps (And Alternatives To Freshbooks)
Ok so Freshbooks kicked me out. For 8+ years I’ve been a “loyal” customer, using their app to send an invoice-and-a-half a month. Most of my income comes from book sales and people signing up for my online classes – not much comes in via the good-old-invoice. I like... Read more
Lessons Learned From Teaching On Udemy For 3+ Years
My motorcycle shop has a sign above the reception desk that says: You can have it good, cheap, or fast. Pick TWO. To some extent this applies to online learning. Of course, everything online is already fast. When you buy an online course, the delivery is (or should be)... Read more
My Favourite Canadian Movie: One Week
One Week is one of my favorite movies. In the movie, Ben Tyler, played by Canadian actor Joshua Jackson, has been diagnosed with cancer. Foregoing his required treatment, he instead decides to take a motorcycle trip from Toronto across Canada to Vancouver Island. (I took part of that inspiring... Read more
How I saved a thousand dollars by cancelling my cellphone (while keeping my number)
I finally took the plunge and cancelled my cellphone. I’ve been using internet based telephone systems for years now, and started using my cellphone less and less. Here’s my story of how I saved over a thousand dollars every year, while still keeping my number for now – just... Read more
Where Was This When I Created My First Online Course?
When I first started creating online courses, the process was a nightmare. I felt uncomfortable on camera, had to edit out hours of “ehms” from my recordings. And when it was all said and done, I had no idea how to get my course online. I struggled with finding... Read more
Slow websites suck – how I turned around my web hosting nightmare
My webhosting story has been a bit of a nightmare. As I’ve expanded my online presence  with currently over 13 different active domains, the web hosting companies I worked with before couldn’t keep up. And slow websites really suck. People abandoned my sites and I was losing traffic, and business.... Read more
Turn Facebook into a real book: Build the book of your life that will last forever
Every once in a while I stumble on something online that I think is so cool it deserves a little attention: Blurb social books is of those things. They extract your Life from your Facebook and Instagram accounts, and turn it into a keepsake book. How cool is that? I had to give... Read more
Do you smell the social media bull sh*t? Here is my guide on how to do it right
Do you have a Facebook page for your (art) business? I’ve recently seen a lot of people complain that their posts on Facebook are only seen by about 7% (or less) of their “fans” on Facebook. I’m no different. My page on Facebook has almost a thousand fans, but the... Read more
A simple guide to share and print your own favorite vacation photos
I’m often asked if I can print a picture someone took themselves. Understandably so: each limited edition photograph I sell comes on a variety of museum quality products, like metal, acrylic glass, or even bamboo. I take the motto “make your walls smile” very seriously, and the products we... Read more