The best ways to invest your money to grow your freelance business
Lisa Tanner

Lisa Tanner

Lisa Tanner is a freelance writer and virtual assistant. As a homeschooling mom to seven, she loves helping other parents balance diapers and deadlines. She enjoys life on the farm, and starts each morning milking her cows. You can connect with her on Twitter @lisatannerwrite.

  • The best ways to invest your money to grow your freelance business

    November 14, 2017 by Lisa Tanner

    Remember the old idiom, it takes money to make money? Well, to a certain extent it’s true! If you want to grow your design business, you’re going to have to invest in it. But, how much should you be spending? And what should you be spending money on? While there’s no magic number or a…

  • 5 free WordPress calendar plugins that’ll help your blog stay super organized

    October 6, 2017 by Lisa Tanner

    Are you struggling to keep your blog up to date? Do you have a list of great ideas for blog topics, but are unsure when you should publish each one? If you’re on WordPress, a calendar plugin can help you create a content calendar! Simply put, a content calendar is just a method of assigning…

  • 5 free invoice generators for designers on a budget

    March 15, 2017 by Lisa Tanner

    Getting paid is an essential part of freelancing or running a small design business. You don’t want to work for free, so you’ll need a plan for invoicing your clients and following up to ensure you actually get the money you’ve earned. While you could just whip up an invoice template on your computer, there…

  • 6 tips for setting professional boundaries with clients

    December 13, 2016 by Lisa Tanner

    Do you feel obligated to check your email at all hours of the day and night? Are you worried that you’ll miss an important update on social media if you put your phone down for too long? Are you working all the time? If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, it’s…

  • 8 business tasks designers can outsource to a virtual assistant

    October 24, 2016 by Lisa Tanner

    Growing a design business on your own takes a lot of time and energy because you have to do everything yourself. Your business hours won’t just include doing the actual design work you love. In order to keep your business running smoothly, you’ll also be in charge of all those other tasks like staying up…

  • Why you should create a content calendar for your WordPress blog

    October 13, 2016 by Lisa Tanner

    If you manage a blog for your business, a content calendar can help you keep it running smoothly. As Benjamin Franklin said many years ago, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Even though this quote came decades before the internet and blogs, it definitely applies, which is why you need a…

  • 8 amazing collections of free Adobe Lightroom presets

    September 23, 2016 by Lisa Tanner

    Utilizing Adobe Lightroom presets can help cut your photo processing time and add flair to your photos. There are tons of presets available for purchase and for free across the web created by photographers and designers. With so many choices to pick from, it can be hard to know which presets are worth the effort…

  • 4 strategies for building a community when you work from home

    August 25, 2016 by Lisa Tanner

    Working from home can feel isolating at times. You’re not in an office touching base with your colleagues on a regular basis. You’re alone, or perhaps sharing the company of your kids or your pets, neither of which make for stimulating adult conversations. The isolation can go even deeper when you’re working online. Your friends…

  • 3 WordPress plugins to help you start an online course

    July 21, 2016 by Lisa Tanner

    The world of eLearning is booming. If you have knowledge you can teach others, it might be time to create your own online course. It’s an excellent way to diversify your business and add another income stream, because once you get your course up and running, you can enjoy a fairly passive way to earn…

  • How to save time processing photos with Adobe Lightroom presets

    June 15, 2016 by Lisa Tanner

    Processing images takes time, especially if you’re working on multiple pics. If you’re looking for a tool to help you batch image edits and speed the process along, turn to the presets feature of Adobe Lightroom. What is a preset? A preset simple takes one or more settings in Lightroom and saves the slider exactly…

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