Simple Fitness Tips for Desk Jockeys


I recently worked in a chiropractor’s office. I usually work from home, but was interested in what drew people to the chiropractor. Beside personal injury, problems resulting from years of bad ‘desk’ habits are common. Exercise Ball This was a revelation to me. I noticed an exercise ball behind the reception desk and asked the… [Continue Reading]

TopStyle Lite – Free Style Sheet Software


When I first started getting my feet wet with web design and support, I had trouble understanding style sheets and how they worked. TopStyle Lite — the free, downsized version of TopStyle — was recommended to me as a good visualizing tool. And so it is. The nature of style sheets is evolving, but I… [Continue Reading]

The Gimp – Free Image Manipulation Software


This is some pretty hefty software.  It does everything but tap dance. There is a learning curve, but if you’ve worked before with image manipulation software, you already have a leg up.

Part Two of The Best Work at Home Strategies I’ve Discovered

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This is part two in a series of The Best Work at Home Strategies I’ve Discovered.

The Best Work at Home Strategies I’ve Discovered

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This is part one of a two part series on The Best Work at Home Strategies I’ve Discovered. 

Treepad Lite – Personal Information Manager


There are more and more reasons to save data digitally with every day that passes.  A belt-and-suspenders approach to traditional note-taking is a good idea.  A solid option for saving items traditionally relegated to a notebook is Treepad.   There is a more sophisticated paid version and there is a free pared down plain-text version called… [Continue Reading]

doPDF – Free PDF Converter


Anyone who uses a computer as a part of his or her day-to-day life — business or personal — will eventually need to send a printed document to someone via email.  The options are to attach the original document (not advised, usually), a scan of the document (acceptable, but tedious to the sender), or a… [Continue Reading]

X-Sheet Invoicing – Good starter business finance software


X-Sheet Invoicing is a wonderful little financial management application for business developed by the folks at Development-X to show the flexibility and ease of use of their X-Sheet technology.  I use X-Sheet to manage my own consulting finances, although I also use services online to help me with the taxes as eis tax relief online. … [Continue Reading]

Hashtag Twitter Hacks for Tweetdeck Users


Have you been involved with Twitter for a while now? Ready to take it to the next level with hashtag discussions? Shelly Terrell over at the Teacher Reboot Camp blog has a great post on how to use Tweetdeck to follow those trending and other hashtag topics efficiently. To tell you the truth, this information… [Continue Reading]

Market Your Freelance Writing in 31 Days: An E-Book Review


Thursday Bram’s new ebook, Market Your Freelance Writing in 31 Days, is a concise plan of attack for those looking to take their freelance writing career to the next level. At thirteen dollars, this sixty-five page strategy resource has a great deal to offer.