The Best 3-Part Elevator Pitch

By |2021-02-27T20:31:43+13:00September 15th, 2020|Articles, Business, Entrepreneur, Marketing|

Make your bio sticky, clear, and shortPhoto by ismagilov on iStockThe best elevator pitch I ever heard was from Cory Huff. Cory has a website called theabundantartist.com, and when I met him at Pioneer Nation, I said, “What do you do?” He replied,I help people sell their art online.Sticky, clear, and short.I immediately thought of everyone I knew who [...]

How Playing Games in Zoom Can Increase Your Effectiveness

By |2020-11-01T21:48:47+13:00August 31st, 2020|Articles, Business, Productivity|

  Have you felt Zoom Fatigue within the last month? If you’ve been meeting with people remotely — your family, your co-workers, your team or your community — via Zoom, then I think it’s safe to say the answer is ‘yes.’ These meetings aren’t necessarily boring, but without any novelty or variety in the place we meet, it’s easy [...]

Remote Culture, Communication, & Collaboration

By |2020-06-16T09:21:26+12:00June 16th, 2020|Business, Entrepreneur, Marketing|

My next Masterclass, Remote Culture, Communication, & Collaboration, is divided into three parts: Remote Culture Remote Communication Remote Collaboration (The agenda is in the title! Why didn't I think of this before?) If I was smarter, I would have named this Masterclass Remote Connection. At the center of Culture, Communication, and Collaboration is Connection. Over the [...]

The Challenges of Solopreneurship

By |2020-01-16T14:07:27+13:00January 21st, 2020|Business, Entrepreneur|

Do you work for yourself? Are you your own boss? Do you make all the decisions in your business? Then you are probably a Solopreneur. The easy definition of a 'Solopreneur' is: a person who sets up and runs a business on their own. After 10 years of working with Solopreneurs, I've found they generally [...]

The 4 Types of Solopreneurs

By |2020-01-16T14:02:00+13:00January 13th, 2020|Business, Entrepreneur|

What is a Solopreneur? Solopreneurs are the kinds of people who value flexibility and autonomy. People who prefer to guide their careers by the kind of work they want to be doing, instead of the work that a manager tells them to do. A Solopreneur might employ freelancers or contractors, or even have a [...]

Gutenberg is Coming to WordPress

By |2020-02-03T11:28:33+13:00August 12th, 2018|Blog, Business, Content Marketing, Entrepreneur, Geek Time, How To, Marketing, Stellar Platforms, Web Design|

The new Gutenberg editor is the future of WordPress. I've decided to take Gutenberg for a spin in advance of the core update. Since WordPress website design is the foundation of my business, I'm always testing the latest tools and upgrades in advance, for two reasons: a) I want to make sure it doesn't break [...]

Professional Clarity

By |2017-09-01T19:45:29+12:00February 13th, 2017|Business, Entrepreneur, Introspection|

I've decided to get clear about what I do.   For years, the unofficial feedback I get from people is, "I'm not entirely sure what it is you do, Caelan - but I know it has something to do with computers!"   I've heard this so many times, so consistently over the years, it's been [...]

Pivot to Pivot

By |2018-01-01T17:47:07+13:00December 19th, 2016|Business, Entrepreneur, Introspection|

I took almost a year off of this blog, and there were many reasons for my absence. The biggest reason is: during 2016 I pivoted my main brand three times. Pivot 1: BeTheBetterDad.com Pivot 2: WellnessWebsiteDesign.com Pivot 3: StellarPlatforms.com Pivot One Internally, I still call this project Father Fitness, even though it went [...]

What to do when your name’s domain name is taken

By |2020-02-03T11:32:39+13:00January 26th, 2015|Blog, Business, Hacks, How To, Marketing, Pura Vida MultiMedia, Web Design|

Yourname.com is owned by somebody else. Does that mean you are exiled from the internet? Of course not! This is an opportunity to get clever about how to shoehorn your name into a website URL. Here are three options: Option one - Check the other TLDs. Around the world, .com is seen as the most 'reputable' [...]

Sharpen your Prospecting Power with Ideal Client Profiles

By |2016-12-20T07:37:09+13:00February 5th, 2014|Blog, Business, Entrepreneur, Pura Vida MultiMedia, Slider|

Does your business run better with a shotgun? Or a laser? Lemme 'splain. When you want to hit something with a shotgun, you point it in a vague direction, and hope to hit something when you pull the trigger. With a laser, you have to be precise. Aiming at one specific point. Most small business owners [...]

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