By Jess Stratton | Wednesday, July 02, 2014
You’ve built the shop, and you’ve got a stunning set of handmade products to sell that you’ve worked hard on. How can you take your existing shop and make it great?
To get the answer, let’s examine some traits of Etsy sellers who took their shops and turned them into successful businesses.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 30, 2014
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m going to show you a neat little add-on that you can use with your Gmail account to schedule email delivery.
It’s called Boomerang and it works with a Gmail account and the browsers Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
Boomerang allows you to compose an email and schedule it for a date you specify. With the free version, you can schedule up to 10 emails a month for free. This is fantastic if you have a nice chunk of free time and want to get ahead of your game!
By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 23, 2014
Did you know that you can download your entire Facebook timeline onto your computer?
First, let’s back up. Why would you want to do a Facebook timeline download? Perhaps you’re a lawyer who needs access to someone else’s timeline to make or break a case. Maybe you want to go through it offline, taking your time. Or maybe you simply want a backup copy of it.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 16, 2014
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll introduce you to a crowdsourced GPS app called Waze.
Crowdsourced GPS means this: The more people who actively use it, the more information you can get from it. With a quick tap, you can actively alert nearby drivers using Waze of traffic, accidents, detours, and other hazards.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 09, 2014
This week’s Monday Productivity Pointers focuses on Office 365—software that helps you boost your productivity.
It can be tricky to sort out the licensing and structure of Microsoft’s new cloud and desktop versions of the Office suite. In my free video this week, I’ll help you understand what you’re actually buying when you purchase Office 365, if the cloud and desktop versions differ, and how the software works—from the download page right down to the account management page, where you can see which family members have already installed it on their computers.
Watch today’s movie to get started, and check back next Monday for more Productivity Pointers.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 02, 2014
Your blog isn’t just a way of keeping your website up to date. It’s also your history. It’s a virtual record of what you’ve been doing, what you’ve been writing about, and what’s important to you. It’s a little bit of who you are.
Sure, you might already have your blog entries saved in a Word document. But what about the comments? The photos? Those are part of your story as well.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, May 19, 2014
This week’s Monday Productivity Pointers focus on creating good habits, and more importantly, being held accountable for them!
An iPhone app called LittleBit exists just for that purpose. LittleBit helps you change your lifestyle just a little bit, each and every day for 30 days. Hopefully, by the end of that 30 days, you’ve turned your goal into a habit and can move on to a new habit you’d like to adopt.
By Jess Stratton | Wednesday, May 14, 2014
If you have kids, then your computer, phone, or tablet may be chock full of protective measures, as it should be. You’ve also most likely talked to your children about browser safety– where they are allowed to go online, what they are allowed to post, and whom they should tell if they come across something inappropriate.
However, it’s not uncommon for a child to go to a friend’s house or a public kiosk computer that lacks those protective measures you’ve put in place at home.
Here are four browser safety tips to help your kids navigate some hazards of the Internet—and suggestions for turning those tips into teachable moments.
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