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The WordPress Warchest

If you spend enough time building sites for clients, or if you just own and maintain several of your own, you soon start to develop a little stash…

Keeping Creative Passions Alive: How to Demolish the Work / Play Divide

It’s time for another step in our quest to bridge the work/life gap of the creative. Those of you following along may found yourselves in a pretty uncomfortable…

Keeping Creative Passions Alive: Redefining Success

Now that we know more about what moves and inspires us, we can continue on our path to success. Before we do that, however, let me ask you…

ASK TGD 005: The Business of Creating

Brendon Cromwell asked us via Typeform: How does one keep going with the creative side of a business without being hindered by the business side of the business?…

Baby Steps into Version Control with WordPress

Version control. You’ve probably heard of it and you may even be cringing with guilt at this very moment because you’ve read one too many articles that tell…

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…