Swapping Marbles: How to Get a Top-Notch Site Without Paying a Dime

Written by Stefene Russell

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and housecleaning. What holds most of us back from hiring a professional web designer is cost. However, there's nothing saying that money has to even come intorepparttar picture, if you have something your designer needs (or even better, just wants!). Put ads on bulletin boards,repparttar 117882 local paper, or ask around; maybe one of your best friends has a kid in college who's studying web design, and could use your site as an opportunity to start building his or her portfolio. You can also trade for instruction on how to update or re-design your site yourself, or a tutorial on how to userepparttar 117883 latest, cutting-edge software. If you feel a little reticent, don't. It's just like marbles when you're a kid. Your friend wants your green marble, and you want his orange marble, so you trade 'em acrossrepparttar 117884 table. It's as simple as that.

Take it from a second-generation barterer rader: when I've traded writing or editing for carpet-cleaning or a haircut, not only was I able to eat off my floor, or drive without having to peer through a curtain of hair, but I felt allrepparttar 117885 closer to my hairdresser or my housecleaner afterwards. Trading is not only a cost-effective way of doing business, but you'll be strengthening your ties to other small businesspeople-and your entire community.

Stefene Russell is a freelance writer living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has worked as a print journalist and as Senior Content Producer for citysearch.com. She is currently Dr. Kevin Nunley's in-house website expert, providing site analysis to e-businesses. For a free website analysis, email her at stefene@drnunley.com or for a detailed analysis, visit http://www.fixmywebsite.com/analysis.htm

Goals Galore!

Written by Terri Seymour

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You can also put down in more detail what has to be done in each time block.

This is a typical day of mine, however all of our schedules are different. You have to organize your daily goals to best fit your schedule. This can help you get more work done and be less overwhelmed. I used to start my day knowing I had to do this and that and then some more and I wouldn't know where to start and I just felt lost. Writing down and scheduling my daily goals has really helped me get more work done.

You should also write down your weekly and monthly goals inrepparttar same manner. Check on these periodically to see if you are doing what needs to be done. One word of advice, use these as a guide and do not beat yourself up if you do not make them exactly as you have written. Some goals may take a little longer to attain than what you think. Organization isrepparttar 117881 key to getting more work done and feeling more in control of your goals.

For more information on attaining your goals and organizing your time visit these sites: http://www.win-winresourcecenter.com/lookherfordi1.html http://www.topachievement.com/ http://www.mindtools.com/pggoalef.html http://www.iss.stthomas.edu/studyguides/scheduling.htm http://www.findyourdream.com/Network_Marketing/settinggoals.htm http://www.organizing-solutions.net/

With a little time and organization, you can reach all your goals!

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