Category: Solo(preneur) in the City

Cities are home to many self-employed creatives, including web developers, graphic designers, social media experts, SEO strategists, and others. We work from home and enjoy the convenience and fun of living in or near an urban downtown. Read a little about my journey as a self-employed web developer.

Thank you, Mom and Dad

Thank you, Mom and Dad

When I was in grade school in my tiny two-room schoolhouse in rural Vermont, our school got a computer. One computer. And apparently I used said computer and became interested in computers because I asked my parents to buy me one of the first “personal” computers that was ever available to the public: Radio Shack’s …

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A Search for Dignity

A Search for Dignity

It is often difficult to live with dignity in a small town. And it is even harder to get people to understand that you are searching for dignity without coming right out and telling them (which erases all the dignity you seek).  A lack of diverse jobs leaves people feeling as though they are sentenced …

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Your online legacy

Your online legacy

So, you want to start a blog or build a personal or business website? Great! Everyone should learn how to build an online presence. But first you should learn some things about the world wide web. Logic would tell you that if you post something online that paints you in a bad light, you can …

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My new laptop: Acer Aspire S3

My new laptop: Acer Aspire S3

I just improved my productivity by about 200% by getting a new laptop and updated software!  And it was long overdue – my laptop was at least 6 years old.  Most people would’ve bought 2-3 new computers during that time.  But not me.  My Dell was so trusty that it just wouldn’t quit… and it …

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Life at a different pace

Life at a different pace

I’m living life at a different pace here in Vermont.  Along with the two businesses I was already running, I am now managing a third.  Also, instead of being able to sit in my house uninterrupted for 3 days without seeing another human being, I am going to soccer games, buying 4 times as many groceries …

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Facebook Expectations

Facebook Expectations

There is a weird phenomena on Facebook.  It is called “Facebook Expectations.”  It is that idea that if you are someone’s Facebook friend, you will re-post and attend every event they throw, recommend every product or  service they supply, and support their business to the best of your ability.  The problem?  I have almost 1200 …

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