wordpress security

WordPress Security – What Matters and What Doesn’t

Last month's hack of TicketFly's website made national news, and for good reason. The company resorted to completely turning their online-based business, offline. And not just for a matter of minutes, or ...
Read More

Damage Control with Time-Wasting

There's only a few things in life that are a guarantee. One of them is time, although unfortunately we have no way of knowing how much of it ...
Read More

“Trust me, it’s super easy…”

When building websites, I've come to realize that there are very critical ways in which you need to qualify your prospects. If you're a developer who's just getting ...
Read More

Don’t be Uncle Rico

Ever find yourself watching football, and thinking things like "man, Tom Brady gets paid a million dollars to play one sixty minute game. What am I doing wrong?" ...
Read More

16 ways to ensure your web developer stops returning your phone calls

Business owners: I have put together a comprehensive guide of the 16 best ways to ensure your web guy never returns your calls again! See below and act accordingly: Start ...
Read More

Committing Social Media Suicide

Keeping up with social media is a huge pain in the ass. You're just trying to run your business, which keeps you busy enough as it is, and ...
Read More

Business owners: stock photos suck

Stock photos suck. See exhibit A: Excuse me while I wipe the vomit off my keyboard. Maybe you're a little bit shy or perhaps a tiny bit crazy (most business owners are, ...
Read More

Why are you working for free?

First things first, it's not lost on me that I previously wrote about not being afraid to work for free. Am I now contradicting myself? A little bit ...
Read More

Idiotic quote of the day: “We will submit your site to search engines!”

Search engine optimization. If there could ever be a profession that was on par reputation-wise with selling snake oil, it would have to be anyone who sells SEO. Don't get ...
Read More

Having your nephew’s cousin’s uncle build your website

We all need to start somewhere. When I first started building websites it was still acceptable for your design to look like this: Thankfully, I didn't build that website, ...
Read More

Don’t be Afraid to Eat Ramen

If you're wondering how I'm going to connect the dots with ramen noodles and building websites, read on. And for the record, I'm not referring to the fancy ramen that's ...
Read More

Setting Boundaries 101

Have you ever had a client call you at 11pm on Sunday night because they're locked out of their AOL email account? And before you even have time to ...
Read More

The Art of Upselling

Yes, I’m aware the title of this post comes off a bit used car salesman-ey. Read on and you'll see it's not a complete sleaze fest. Growing a loyal ...
Read More

Why fixed-price is usually a terrible idea

Back in my humble beginnings of building websites, I would charge a fixed-price. In these much simpler times, it would be commonplace for me to end up billing ...
Read More

Communication is Key (apologies for the awful title)

Some of the most important lessons I've learned as a web guy have nothing to do with things like PHP and CSS; they have everything to do with honesty ...
Read More
dunkin donuts wifi sucks

Brand Loyalty and Donuts

I have someone doing renovations on my house today, so I looked for somewhere close by with Wifi. I stumbled into Dunkin Donuts, bought a coffee, and setup ...
Read More