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Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping. I’ve had to buy car parts, sporting equipment for my kids and towels for a recently repainted bathroom. I just received a deposit into my paypal account for about $50 because I used one of those “click here first” sites called Ebates. All I had to do was Read more…


This is a great article about blogging. If after reading the article, you would like to try blogging for your small business, contact me and I can help get you started. 4 Misconceptions about Blogging as a Small Business Marketing Tool.  


eBay.com has a great guide to taking pictures. Obviously, they are primarily discussing what works best for eBay, but the information is helpful for any picture taking of a product. The pictures, photos, or art are really what make a website stand apart from others. So, if you really want to do your own images for a Read more…


CJ Creative Design, LLC (CJCreativDesign) is now on Pinterest. Here you’ll be able to find links on important business topics like Search Engine Optimization, as well as samples of my work. As you explore Pinterest.com, you’ll see that it is basically a visual, sharable bookmark tool. It works great for spotlighting business projects, products, or just your favorite Read more…


Reason #1: I learn how to fix stuff. Using the internet to learn how to fix or repair something myself can save a lot of money. Today was just another example of that. With some help (OK, a lot of help) from this video on YouTube, I replaced the screen on my son’s used Apple iPod Touch Read more…


WordPress is the way to go for many new sites. It is an open-source, community-based blogging platform, which can be used for static sites as well. I’m looking forward to seeing what is available to the community in the near future. View external article to see some current stats on WordPress: 19 percent of the web runs Read more…


You see these pound signs or number symbols on TV programs, on the news, advertisements and in social media. Essentially, a hashtag is a keyword for searching Twitter’s massive amount of posts. This article: “What is a # Hashtag?” gives a great explanation.  


You’ve heard about Twitter. You’ve probably used Twitter. But, have you gotten the most out of it? Twitter can be used to connect with friends, businesses or to keep up with current events. It can be used to send out information about your business and promote your website, too. For more information about getting the most out Read more…


Why a new business needs a visual identity. Great article by Designers Up North explaining why a logo is so important.


My Art On OpenClipArt. I just signed up on OpenClipArt.org. I love this site! I contributed my first two pieces of art this week. I’m not too impressed by them, but I just wanted to see how easy or difficult it was to add art to their site, so I didn’t spend too much time on the Read more…