Tips & Tutorials

Show Me the Money!

Making a living with WordPress “WordPress is everywhere. Now, how do I make money with WordPress?” That is the prevailing question asked by anyone who has had a…

Ask TGD 004: So Many Ideas, So Little Time – How to Pursue the Best Ideas and Let the Good Ones Go

Emerline Ji asked us via Typeform: How do you know when to let go of some good ideas and when to roll with others? Is it based on…

Realize Your Passions: The First Step In Bridging the Work/Life Gap of the Creative

Welcome to the second piece in our journey on Keeping Creative Passions Alive! In our last installment, I introduced this series and the purpose behind it. Creatives live…

Accessibility – The Next Big Thing Was Always Here

This is for everyone #london2012 #oneweb #openingceremony @webfoundation @w3c — Tim Berners-Lee (@timberners_lee) July 27, 2012 “This is for everyone.” The intent and actual function of the web…

Ask TGD 003: The Myth of the “Right Time”

Noah Jacobus asked us via Typeform: How did you reach the decision that it was the right time to launch such an ambitious Kickstarter, that you’d built up…

Keeping Creative Passions Alive: How to Bridge the Work/Life Gap of the Creative

Hello, and welcome to the new series: “Keeping Creative Passions Alive: How to Bridge the Work/Life Gap of the Creative”. This series is dedicated to helping all creative…

Ask TGD 002: From Passion Project to Day Job

. @greatdiscontent how did you monetize your blog in an authentic way, free of annoying banner ads & obvious advertorials? #asktgd — Elizabeth Sensky (@senskycreative) August 5, 2014…

If You Build It, They Will Come

Welcome back to our journey towards overcoming the plight of the creative entrepreneur. Up to this point we have been working hard to understand why, how and what…

Ask TGD 001: Wrestling with Creative Satisfaction

@greatdiscontent What has been the most surprising answer to the question of feeling creatively content? #asktgd — Tanner Christensen (@tannerc) August 4, 2014   Tanner, Tina from TGD…

Is Your Pricing Model Working for You?

In our last post on overcoming the plight of the creative entrepreneur (or the CE as I have been calling us), we talked about charging for our value….

My First Experience with Managed WordPress Hosting

Managed WordPress hosting has been around for quite some time, but I’ve always stood on the edge of the pool, watching everybody splash around. Recently, I finally dived…

Installing Vesta on the DV Developer

Vesta is an easy-to-use open source web hosting control panel that is compatible with RHEL 5 & 6, CentOS 5 & 6, Debian 7, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10,…

Charge What You’re Worth!

In our last post we focused on overcoming the plight of the creative entrepreneur, we talked about the fact that defining How you do your work is important…

Modern Style Guides for Web Design and Development

Next time you find yourself in the company of web designers and developers, ask the following question: “What is your preferred declaration order for CSS?” This seemingly innocuous…

The Anatomy of a WordPress Install

Through my work with Tidy Repo, I often get bogged down with the micro-details of WordPress development. Every once in a while, however, I like to take a…

How to Introduce Virtual Currency into your Community the Right Way

Introducing a virtual economy to a social network or multiplayer game can completely change a community. Money has a major influence on behavior, and when added to any…