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Contact me directly for discounted rate! Being a freelancer I am always looking for that next gig. So I signed up for UpWork to see if they could deliver me some jobs. I have tried Thumbtack and Fivver in the past and was glad to see that UpWork does not charge a fee to bid on gigs. They do take an upfront cut of whatever you bid but are transparent about it. You can adjust your bid and see the commission they take in real time. You can always email me thru website for the best deal! ...

I am really excited about this latest project for Etherium Lighting. LED lighting is the future and this company is poised to bring innovative and essential designs to markets all over the world. They even are building a facility to make LED tubes right here in the United States! Etherium is based in Columbus Ohio with offices in Commerce, Ca and Shenzhen, China. This lighting distributor is both Port adjacent and centrally located. I played a major role in the development of their new website, from creating the motion sliders and layout to editing CSS for final fit and finish. ...

Social media has been something I was passionate about since my first account. From the days of running Friendster and MySpace pages for bands to managing paid advertisements and brand accounts on Facebook and Instagram. Social Media can seem like an obstacle for small businesses, it does not have to be. With the right team supporting your endeavors you'll find it drives engagement with your website and has a great ROI (return on investment). Creating awareness and helping drive engagement is what it's all about, so stand out.. be different.. and stay targeted! If you have more questions or would like to talk...

5 easy ways you can improve your website speed. Studies show that visitors who experience even a 1 second delay in average/anticipated load times will often abandon the website all together. Enable compression. Lots of plugins are available to take it to the next level, I like Hummingbird. Minify CSS, JavaScript, and HTML where possible. Again, if you are using WordPress there is a plugin for this. Reduce redirects, these can slow you down significantly. Use a CDN (content distribution network). Optimize your images. Test your websites speed for FREE at Pingdom. [inbound_button font_size="20" color="#c8232b" text_color="#ffffff" icon="arrow-circle-right" url="https://potardesign.com/potar/contact-2/" width="" target="_self"] Contact...

Now certified for Video Ads, Shopping Ads and I also earned the general award for Web Designer basics at Google Ads Academy. While I do have a good bit of experience with Google's shopping platform I had never had call for Video Ads. I will certainly be preaching the benefits my clients. I am really looking forward to diving into Google's Web Designer application. It is a full-on HTML5 platform for websites, animations, ads and everything else under the Google sun. No programming experience needed. After running thru the courses and taking the assessment, I know will be utilizing...

Updated: I now have the first two three certificates of completion from Google Analytics Academy. An amazing online resource from Google. I learned a lot of new tricks. Some will help me help you understand who your visitors are, what they are doing and sometimes even why. A really fantastic set of courses. Here are links to my certs: Basic Certificate Advanced Certificate Power User Anyone can get these certificates if they are willing to watch the videos and take the assessments. I finished these two in one afternoon. I highly recommend it for anyone in the web design or marketing fields. Feel free to contact...

Just finished a quickie for Voyager Hotel Group and their upcoming chain "The Ranch Hotels". This website went together very quickly as the client was 100% prepared. He had all his images, copy, and a pretty good idea of what the overall look should be. Currently available. Always looking for new clients! [inbound_button font_size="20" color="#c8232b" text_color="#ffffff" icon="arrow-circle-right" url="https://potardesign.com/potar/contact-2/" width="" target="_self"] Contact Michael[/inbound_button]...

I am now accepting Square payments as well as Paypal for all online and face to face transactions. Square is a great way to collect payments via credit card from clients who do not use or are otherwise turned off by Paypal. Square charges .05% more that Paypal but I strongly believe it is worth the extra money as more and more people are dropping Paypal. Possibly the coolest thing about Square is that you can add your products and services into the account portal, or just create a price and swipe your customers card. As well as the small card...

Album Cover Art is almost as important as the music it is representing. In some cases it is the first thing to draw a new listener in. Before I ever heard a note of Iron Maiden's music I knew I would love it, all based on the amazing cover illustrations by Derek Riggs. Likewise the striking design work of Reid Miles on the early Blue Note records really peaked my interest. Having collected records for most of my life I understand album cover art a little better than most. I know what is necessary for record labels and stores as well...

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