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Why Free Internet Delivery Is the Future for TV and Movies

I’ve been using Hulu.com for a couple of weeks now and absolutely love it! My wife and I are getting more and more accustomed to watching TV shows (due to the writer’s strike) online with our laptops …. and when I heard about this awesome venture between NBC and Fox, I jumped on a beta […]

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Why Every Freelancer Should Use a Contact Form on Their Site

When I first started doing freelance design work, I set up my site so that prospective clients could come see my previous work (portfolio), see who I was (about page), and get in contact with me (an email address only). But, as I tried to streamline my marketing and sales process, I realized that one […]

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Dealing with Negativity

One of the issues I wrestle with on an almost daily basis as an entrepreneur (a rookie one) is negativity. Personally, I simmer, stew and dwell on any kind of negativity that comes my way — self-generated or otherwise. And for me, it’s one of the issues I have a hard time letting go. (Probably […]

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The Purple Cow Hunting Season

I really love this post from John titled Tis Better to Be Found Than to Find. It’s at the core of what we’re trying to do with iThemes — build quality web templates in WordPress that take away the pain (time, money and hassle) of creating beautiful and effective websites. I think a big part […]

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5 Lessons Learned as a Blog Advertiser

As part of getting our name out there at iThemes, we’ve started to do some significant advertising on blogs out there. After dealing with numerous sites and their respective owners, and trying to finalize ads with them, I thought I’d share a couple of tips for bloggers wanting to offer advertising on their sites. Here […]