Author Archive | Brian Morris

The time-loss continuum (delegating tasks to free time)

olympicsTime is of the essence, and nothing shapes your ability to earn money more than time. How long does it take to complete a project? …

Play music to boost business

man-playing-guitarUntil about 18 months ago, I never played an instrument; and at no time have I ever considered myself a musician. Growing up, music was …

Graphic designers: Make passive income from your downtime

dollar-close-upYou’re between projects or you’re waiting on a client to respond before you begin a revision round. You hate sitting on your hands, but you …

Quality vs. quantity: One truly great thing is worth more than 50 OK things

Ever ask someone how they liked a particular movie and they say, “It was OK”? It seems Hollywood puts out a lot of “OK” movies. …

Three innovators creating opportunities for you

lightbulb-iconNearly every entrepreneur is always on the lookout for new marketing avenues, and 2009 has brought a slew of newcomers that create opportunities for you …

The web hobo

web-hoboWhat a glorious time to be a hobo! I’m not talking about the historical train-jumping vagrants who slung sticks ‘n sacks over their backs. Instead, …

Replacing squeaky (when demanding clients limit your growth)

squeaky-wheelThey say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but for design firms, freelance writers, designers, and developers the squeaky wheel can take up so much …

Tired of the marketing lies

Turn on the tube late at night and they’re easy to see — lies everywhere. Like the super towel that “Olympic divers use to dry …

My favorite business cards of all time

You know you need a great business card, one that grabs attention and leaves a lasting impression. Here are my favorite business cards of all …

Three websites for marketing research

marketingWouldn’t it be great to know what keywords your competition uses, how much traffic they get off those keywords, who links to your competitors, and …

Why summer is the perfect time to market

summer-marketing-lounge-chairSome marketers swear by the summertime blues — the season when people are so busy you can’t market effectively. I say bah! Summer is actually …

The art of the bid

win-more-freelance-jobsMany firms and freelancers get their start — or bank their entire careers on — on bidding websites such as Elance, Scriptlance, ODesk