Q: How long ago did you make the trusting leap to start your business and what was the catalyst that told you "hey, I can actually do this and do it well"? A: After feeling really unfulfilled in my ‘day job’ and the longing of branching out on my own, I just took the leap and started Creative VA 9 months ago. I knew I wanted to do something for myself but not quite clear on the what.
One thing’s for sure. Life is moving fast and with it, technology is always changing and evolving. And from time to time, you’ll need to make updates to your website to reflect that. Whether it’s your website’s user experience that demands an overhaul or Google setting new standards for website best practice, it’s inevitable that change [...]
As a copywriter I honestly still get a thrill every time I see my words live on a website. But more than that, I like to know that my words are making a difference for my clients. The best feedback I get is when my clients tell me how much their customers connect with their copy or buy as a result of a really funny or engaging product description.
The beauty of the online world is its connectedness. An action is rarely an isolated event but rather it creates a ripple effect and its reach is wide. The potential then for opportunities is immense, which is really quite remarkable. And then the downside is needing to always take into account that ripple effect and [...]
It’s easy to view your website as just another marketing tool. Sure, it can definitely play a big role in generating sales but it is so much more than that. I like to view it as a book cover. Like it or not, we judge a book by its cover and the same is [...]
The company you use to host your website is important and there are many factors to look at when choosing the right one for your needs. Your website hosting company is responsible for a lot : your website speed, support if something goes wrong and saving regular backups of your website that you can easily [...]
In my many years of designing websites for a growing number of clients, perhaps one of the most asked questions from them when they're editing their website or drafting a blog post is, "how do I resize a photo for my website?". Either they're needing to crop a photo to a set of exact dimensions [...]
When you’re just starting out in business, the to-do list is endless. There are literally pages of tasks to tick off and the feeling of overwhelm is huge. From the administrative set up of a small business to all the elements that make up the marketing side of things, there’s lots to do. Pretty high [...]
It’s pretty important to have a visually pleasing website. Really, we all judge a book by its cover, even though we know there’ll still be gems inside if the cover doesn’t immediately grab us. And we all know we do this with websites too. Surely I’m not the only one who cringes when you land [...]
If you’re one of the 37 million people worldwide who have their website built using WordPress, you’ll know there are a few ongoing costs associated with keeping your website live and functioning to optimum levels. You pay your yearly website hosting invoice, because if you don’t, you know that your beloved online home will cease [...]