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Writing and publishing

As I mention elsewhere, my first business was publishing a magazine about kart racing in Canada and was tremendous fun to run for the year that I kept it up (it was even profitable after the third issue!). As a Journalism student, writing professionally has been a big part of my full-time career and side…

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Website design

Truthfully, calling web design a personal business is a bit of a stretch — it’s been more of a side hustle from time to time. But I’ve done sites for a number of businesses and have even surprised myself with the functionality I’ve been able to build into mostly WordPress-based websites. Website design posts

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Wedding photography

Between 2007 and 2015, photographing weddings was the core of my full-time photo business. It was great fun and I shot over 100 weddings in that time. I loved running my own company and living or dying on my own personal efforts. It’s something I wished I’d done long before when I was a younger…

Website refresh for award-winning photographer
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Website refresh for award-winning photographer

Website: LoveandLifePhotography.comBusiness: Photographer: weddings, engagements, families, and babiesPurpose: Provide examples of top-quality photography to prospective clients, pass-word protected galleries of clients’ finished photographs, details about working with Tracey. When I was in the photography business, the pros advised us to update our website every six months to keep our image fresh and current. That advice might…

Visit Jackie’s art show safely
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Visit Jackie’s art show safely

Website: TheTextileArtisan.comBusiness: Artist, with original art and prints for display and for sale online. Purpose: The site introduces Jackie and her outstanding art to potential customers. They can learn about Jackie and her art philosophy and techniques, and peruse and buy from her catalog of art. In this instance, we used her blog post to present…

Enjoying a car show during Covid shutdown
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Enjoying a car show during Covid shutdown

Website: OceansideAutoAppraisers.comBusiness: Specialty Auto AppraiserPurpose: a unique web page to promote, instruct, and display a virtual car show allowing specialty car owners to meet virtually during the Covid shutdown and show off their cars. My long-time best friend David in British Columbia, Canada, runs his own specialty auto appraisal business. Recently, we re-did his entire website…

The Textile Artisan
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The Textile Artisan

Website: TheTextileArtisan.comBusiness: Textile artistPurpose: Build awareness of textile art and the textile artisan, share new works of art, and provide an appealing online shopping experience for art buyers. Jackie Weatherly-Cadzow is an artist that loves bright, bold color.  Her silk paintings and textile art and acrylic paintings are full of vivid hues and bold shapes,…

Appraisals of specialty and vintage cars
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Appraisals of specialty and vintage cars

Website:¬†OceansideAutoAppraiser.comBusiness: Specialty auto appraiserPurpose: Provide information about company services, Information about why different kinds of appraisals are a good idea, and online booking and completion of auto and motorcycle appraisals. David Sampson, a name you may remember from other posts about slot-car racing and radio-control car racing, is someone I’ve known since grade 9. He’s…

Texas high school football excitement!
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Texas high school football excitement!

Website: TheOldCoach.comBusiness: Texas High School sports news, specializing in footballPurpose: Spread Texas high school sports news, primarily football, and create competition excitement . Carl “the coach” Bailey, who worked with us on his actor’s site and a site for a new movie, College Bound, recently he asked for our help in upgrading TheOldCoach.com. TheOldCoach.com is a…

Actor Carl “The Coach” Bailey
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Actor Carl “The Coach” Bailey

Website: CarlTheCoachBailey.comBusiness: ActorPurpose: A calling card for casting, a place for the actor’s reels, photographs, and for publicizing his abilities and depth as an actor. Carl “The Coach” Bailey took one of those life decisions many of us daydream about. Several years ago, he left his career as a high school teacher to pursue his dream…