Great Links

Seriously Stellar Articles

Cool idea: Answer Customers’ Questions
Story of Starting Zero Cater
Do Less and Focus More
How to Build Online Businesses That Gross $250,000+ Per Month
How to Give a Killer Presentation


Long Reads

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold
The Chef who Saved my Life


Decisions

How to Master Your Life – “Stop holding out for perfect”
The Best Way to Get Unstuck – Seth Godin


Inspiring Work

Salih Kucukaga Design Studio


Transparency

$26,679 in 24 hours: Stats from my latest book launch – Stats from ebook sales, Nathan Barry


Design

HTML Entities Reference – how to write &, ×, ©, etc. in HTML
ems, pixels, or % for font?
Site Color Inspiration


Free Images

Interface for browsing sources of free images, icons, videos, etc.
Collection of all the free images
FreeImages.com
FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Flickr Creative Commons
Public Domain
500px Creative Commons
Unsplash
New Old Stock
Pic Jumbo
The Pattern Library
Gratisography
Get Refe
Pngify
Oozled
Pixabay
22 others
Stock Snap
List from Reddit
Pixabay
Pexels
Stock Snap


Free Design Resources

Graphic Burger – For both personal and commercial use
Font Squirrel – free fonts, both personal and commercial use


Free Music (personal and commercial)

YouTube Audio Library – Some downloadable, others must use within YouTube video editor
NoiseTrade – Free music from thousands of artists
Incompetech


WordPress

SEO Site Structure
SEO Strategy
Cost reference 1
Cost reference 2
Cost reference 3
Cost reference 4


Learning

Lynda
Code Academy
Treehouse
Khan Academy
Code School
Become a Graphic Designer in 5 Minutes
Method of Action – Learn design through a series of challenges
Hack Design
A Beginner’s Guide to HTML & CSS
An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS
Are You Making the Most Common Pricing Mistake? – Great advice on pricing
Does It Generate Income? – Online case studies of money making businesses


Other

Instructions for set up of custom email management via Gmail – These are instrucitons for Bluehost, but still apply in most other situations. I also find that leaving the “Treat as alias” is a good idea
Awesome List of Tools for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers
EchoSign – digitally sign documents
Trello – keeping track of leads and clients
Toggl – time tracking
Invoiceable – invoices
Google Hangouts – screen sharing with clients
Genius Scan for iPhone – use your iPhone as a scanner
Moqups
Testico
Hack Design
Contrast Rebellion
Favicon Creator
A Litmus Test for Your Ideas
Are Coders Worth It?
How to Manage a Remote Team
How to turn a simple idea into a high-growth company – Cool story about the beginnings of Salesforce.com
What “no” means
Why “Product First” is the Better Way to Build a Profitable Audience
Before you try to recruit a technical co-founder
How Software Companies Die – by Orson Scott Card
TED – Ideas Worth Spreading
Animoto – Video Slideshow Creation
Join.me – Screen Sharing
Verbling – Practice Languages
LiveMocha – Learn Languages
Are You Making the Most Common Pricing Mistake? – Great advice on pricing
Does It Generate Income? – Online case studies of money making businesses
Want a Better Pitch? Watch This – 5 Steps to a better pitch
Webaim – Good information on how to make your website more accessible