Sean Hodge
I'm the Business Editor at Tuts+. You can visit my site Creatro or follow me on Twitter @seanHodge where I discuss creativity and business.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    We're Hiring Design & Illustration Course Instructors for Tuts+Writeforus
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    If you have an overflowing design or illustration portfolio, and a craving to share your knowledge, then we have an opportunity for you. How would you like to work with a dynamic team of instructors, whose mission is to educate a large, creative audience? Learn how to become a Tuts+ Design & Illustration instructor—and get your application in today!Read More…
  • Business
    How to Rebrand a Startup: An Interview with Layla FoordPreview rebrand layla ford envato studio interview
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    Today we sit down with Layla Foord, the General Manager of Envato Studio, which is a project formerly known as Microlancer. They recently did a major brand overhaul and changed course shortly after crossing their first million in sales milestone for this project. There are interesting lessons here on being agile, discovering where your customer value lies, shifting directions as needed in your startup, and planning your company's path forward. Read More…
  • Business
    We’re Looking for Business Instructors for Tuts+Writeforus 400×277
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    Would you like to help creatives and tech-savvy entrepreneurs advance their business knowledge? Tuts+ is looking to build our business instructor team. Find out how you can apply.Read More…
  • Business
    Social Promotions That Impress Clients and Keep Them Coming BackPreview social promotions impress clients
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    All too often, clients are dead set on a particular design or promotion, but as an agency you hold tremendous sway in your clients’ marketing efforts. Use that to your advantage and give your clients what they want: social promotions that generate results including likes, email addresses, and general awareness.Read More…
  • Business
    Session: Twitter for FreelancersSession twitter for freelancers
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    If you're not on Twitter right now promoting your freelance business, then you may be a bit skeptical about the benefits of social media marketing. Is it really worth all the time you can sink into it? It can be, especially if you approach it with a strategic mindset. This Session, written by David Masters, highlights the strengths of Twitter and shows you how to get set up, grow your following, promote your freelance business, analyze your metrics, and more. You can use Twitter for research as well, it's a great place to network, meet new clients, pose questions, get answers, and pull the information you need.Read More…
  • Business
    Session: Build a Profitable Authority BlogSession build authority blog
    In this comprehensive ten part series, professional blogger Tom Ewer, shows us how to launch a blog with impact, staying power, and authority. This ten-part Session is comprehensive. Start at the beginning if you're just now looking to build a successful and profitable blog. Work through individual parts at your own pace. You'll learn each major component needed to launch your authority blog: discover the best tools, create epic content, pull-in an engaged audience, and earn a respectable income.Read More…
  • Business
    Series: Working with CSV Data FilesSeries csv data files
    Being able to manage data and move it between apps is a marketable skill. With a few tricks up your sleeve, you can save a lot of time, which allows you to make more impact in your workday. In this quick series, written by Mark Boyd, you'll learn how to work with CSV files. They are not intimidating and quite easy to use, once you get familiar with them. After learning the basics, then dive into how to use data files in connection with keyword research and managing social media accounts—just two of the high value tasks you can use CSV files for.Read More…
  • Business
    Series: Creating Landing Pages That ConvertPreview landing pages that convert
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    Are you about to launch a product on the web? If so, you want the sales to jump. To do that well, you need to learn the core concepts of creating landing pages that convert. In this rapid-fire, three-part series, written by David Masters, you'll discover the core knowledge you need to create compelling landing pages. Jump into the fundamentals of how to design effective landing pages, write sales copy like a professional copywriter, and learn how to optimize your landing page to maximize conversions. Master this material and you'll improve your bottom-line.Read More…
  • Business
    Session: Evolve From Freelancer to AgencySession freelancer to agency
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    Are you a seasoned freelancer? Is the amount of work on your desk bursting at the seams? When you have more work than you can handle, it becomes clear that it's time to expand. This Session, written by Thursday Bram, will assist you with the growth of your business. There is a clear path to take from freelancer to agency, many have walked this path before, and you can too. Learn how to draw more clients, structure your agency, keep your team busy, market to the right clients, and set your agency up for the long run.Read More…
  • Business
    Session: Launch and Grow Your Freelance BlogSession launch freelance blog growth
    As a freelancer you're always marketing and trying new approaches to bring in clients. There is a proven method online to raise your profile and that's blogging. Done the right way, you'll bring in more clients than you need. If you're fresh to blogging, or have a blog that isn't getting the attention it deserves, then nows the time to sink your marketing time into this tactic. In this Session, written by seasoned freelance blogger Carol Tice, you'll learn how to improve your freelance blogging performance. Find out how to write effective blog posts, design your freelancer blog for conversion, hook client's on your content, and score guest posts on top blogs. You'll discover promotion strategies and methods for earning from your freelance blog as well. Read More…
  • Business
    Session: Building a Successful Freelance Email NewsletterSession successful email newsletter
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    As a freelancer you're actively marketing, working to bring in new clients, and encouraging existing clients to continue to use your freelance services. Email newsletters are an affordable and effective tool for pulling in consistent business. Are you ready to start an email newsletter? In this Session, written by Thursday Bram, you'll learn the ins and outs of launching your fresh, freelance newsletter. Uncover how to choose the best email newsletter software, create compelling newsletter content, convert readers to clients, and keep your email newsletter from being marked as spam.Read More…
  • Business
    Session: Get Going with Google+Session get going with google
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    If you’re a freelancing, running your own business online, then you're constantly looking for tools that can benefit your business. Social media is a proven medium for interacting with potential clients and growing your audience, but with new platforms launching on a regular basis, it's difficult to know how much time you should sink into yet another tool. This Session, written by David Masters, highlights the strengths of Google plus and shows you how to use it to grow your freelance business. There are eight parts to this Session, covering ground from setting up your account, networking with circles, using Google Plus to boost your search rankings, leveraging it to find clients, and more results driven material.Read More…