Virtual Realities and A Bit of Holiday Cheer from MojoMediaPros

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Investing In Remote Culture

If you’re wondering how the Hollywood Christmas Parade photo above relates to MojoMediaPros, or to investing in remote-team culture, read on. We’ll get there – I promise. 

Among other, even less pleasant challenges, 2020 will be remembered as the year everyone learned how to work from home — the year of Zoom, as it were. The majority of remote workers were thrust into this new reality practically overnight. Most had no say in the decision, much less any advance warning. Making the transition seems to have been much harder for some than others. 

I’m one of the lucky ones...

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10 Tools to Boost Your Productivity on the Road

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Digital nomads are reinventing the traditional home office, and I am one of them.

Ever look at your home office and think: “I could take this on the road”? That’s exactly what my husband and I thought at the beginning of 2019. One puppy, one wedding, and just about one year later, we have taken our work/life balancing act out on the road and are living out our dream life via one big road trip.

Digital nomads are pushing the next evolution of what a traditional home office looks like, and I am one of them...

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The High Cost of Failing to Protect the Crown Jewels

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Domain Names — Way More than Branding

Having created websites and providing digital services to clients for the past 25 years, I feel like I’ve seen it all, including a lot of unnecessary drama around domain ownership and registration.

Let’s face it, these days your online domain name is probably the most critical aspect of your company’s identity. Not only is it the essence of your online brand, but when you factor in email communication, online sales activities, internal collaboration, and intranet resources, it’s no stretch at all to say your domain name is at the very core of your company operations...

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Creativity needs to be dangerous and unpredictable.

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When everything becomes a little too comfortable and controlled, it’s easy to produce work that’s devoid of surprises.

Humans are very adept at falling into ruts. The more we do something, and the better we get at doing it, the greater the inclination to keep on doing it the very same way. We tend to repeat actions and patterns that evoke positive responses from others. Which can be a good thing — for a while anyway...

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Entrepreneurship in the Face of Crisis

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The Gift of Adversity

The 2020 Coronavirus crisis and worldwide COVID19 pandemic, has grabbed our attention like nothing in our lifetime... For business owners and entrepreneurs, the notion of “business, as usual”, is not only impossible, it is hard to imagine when things will return to “normal” and what the new norm may feel like. But that in itself is not all bad...

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Here are 10 Secrets for Surviving Quarantine

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A Freelancer’s Perspective on Quarantine Readiness

As a freelance designer who works from home, I've basically been living in quarantine for years. In my solitude, I've had plenty of time to find ways to make it as pleasant as possible.

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Step-by-Step Edits for the Perfect Profile Picture!

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Learn to Use Your Smartphone’s Photo Editing Features for a Perfect Profile Pic!

In my last blog on creating the perfect profile picture, I linked to a few free photo editing options and suggested the best way to create a flattering, natural photo was to adjust brilliance, highlights, shadows, and color temperature. It’s incredibly easy to over-edit a photo and to walk away from it looking like a caricature of yourself...

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Professional Tips For The Perfect Headshot

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Learn to Take a Beautiful DIY Profile Picture Every Time!

With the ease and access of smartphone cameras (not to mention the ever-increasing quality of them) it’s easy to believe everyone a photographer. When an employer wants a current headshot, though, that pretense can splinter! Here are some of the best ways to guarantee a gorgeous headshot.

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How to Engage the Nashville Creative Community

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MojoMediaPros Events Calendar – Your Guide to Connecting with Creatives in Nashville

Boasting a reputation as a hub to tech startups and creatives, Nashville is buzzing with many supportive meetups and networking opportunities. On any given week, you can find pockets of cross-discipline creatives gathering all across the city. So many in fact, it’s hard to keep up! No worries, Mojo has you covered! Check out our NEW Mojo Event calendar!

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Nurturing Nashville's Freelance Economy

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Craft Content 2018 Presentation

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at Craft Content Nashville 2018. The talk I presented was an update and elaboration an article I posted in 2015, "Nurturing the Freelance Ecosystem". This new presentation touches on the mega-trend of the Gig Economy and shares some interesting statistics.

Watch the video and access the slides...

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Maximizing Web Presence to Attract Investors

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Recently, I had the opportunity to present to a group of startup business founders and entrepreneurs at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. I was one of three presenters. The topic we were asked to speak on was the role of social media in grooming your company for investment. My piece was to address the role of SEO...
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Nurturing Freelance Ecosystems

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In this article, I briefly share my experience and philosophy about supporting freelance communities and some practical advice for nurturing their ecosystems.

The Case For Freelance Symbiosis

I am no stranger to either freelancing or hiring freelancers. In fact, throughout my career, the companies I have founded and the projects I have managed have largely been staffed by freelance contractors. Recently, I calculated their number to be in excess of 1250 individuals. 

Freelance is not for everyone, but for those who can make it work...

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