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I’d say that 90% of the giveaways I see on Instagram aren’t legal. In fact, when I see one that is legal it stands out. So how do you make your giveaway legal? Watch this video to learn the five required steps!
Before law school, I was a wildlife biologist. And after nearly a decade of counting birds and rodents, I was ready for a change. But I wasn’t sure what that change was. At the time, I was showing my nature photography in galleries and I debated trying to go full time. But law school had […]
You get a customer email with a glowing product review. Can you pop it on your sales page? Or do you need permission? Learn in this Ask Kiff episode.
Elizabeth Hahn is the designer behind Cow and Rooster Design, a firm with a hyper-local focus and personal touch. In fact, she primarily serves small local businesses within two California counties. And she tries to meet each client at their place of business so she can get a feel for their businesses before diving in. […]
In my late 20s, I worked at an environmental consulting firm. When I first started I had a boss that believed that he was the only one that could look good. He took all the credit for good ideas and passed all the blame to us. Needless to say, it was a very unhappy team […]
In the past few months, I’ve been a test knitter for two different patterns. Both patterns had mistakes and confusing sections. But as of last week, both projects are blocked and finished. One designer, I’d happily test knit for again. And the other I’d politely decline if she asked me. The big reason is that […]
Your customer has just posted the perfect photo showing your product on her Instagram feed. Should you #regram it? Or ask permission first? If you want to use customer photos (or client photos) then you won’t want to miss this week’s episode of Ask Kiff. Watch the video | Listen or download an audio-only version […]
Do you need to register your copyrights? Learn why registration can mean the difference between getting something or nothing from your copycat. Get instant access to a 66-minute actionable workshop so you can understand the value of registration. Plus get access to the workshop slide deck and a best practices workbook. What is a website […]
Thinking about your holiday or year-end editorial calendar? Considering including a product roundup or gift guide? Then make sure you tune into this week’s episode where I share how to do it without ending up in legal hot water. Watch the video | Listen or download an audio-only version | Read the show notes | […]
Do you know that not all “free” stock photo sites are created equal? Join me for this week’s In Session and walk away knowing: the difference between Creative Commons license types why this is important what to check before using a photo reputable free stock photo sites Season 2 Episode 7 Live Broadcast Replay Season […]
Want help in learning how to leverage your LinkedIn profile to find new clients? In this free workshop replay, learn how to change your mindset around LinkedIn, from a boring, stuffy social network, to a no-fluff way to connect with clients. My guest co-host Becky Mollenkamp shares three ways you can elevate your LinkedIn game […]
I know that for many of us this has been a hard year. It feels like every day there’s a new injustice, someone acting badly, or actions that further marginalize and divide our country. And in times like this, it’s hard to stand up and fight every time we disagree. Because it feels like too […]
The amount of information you need to know to run a business is overwhelming. Which is why each Friday, I host In Session, an educational experience designed to put the ease back in legalese for creative business owners. Every In Session, I share practical, actionable legal information that gives you what you need to start […]
Running a creative business is a rollercoaster. You have amazing days and tough days. Last month, I was in a serious funk. The tough days seemed to keep piling up. And for a few days, I fantasized about burning everything to the ground. And after that running away to a cabin in the woods for […]
the artist’s Courtyard Resource Guest Post Contract Template + Checklist Do you allow guest contributors on your website? Grab the guest post contract template and checklist. It will make sure you cover all your bases when putting together your guidelines. Members Only Not a member of the artist’s Courtyard? Join and get instant access to […]
Do you need to register your copyrights? Learn why registration can mean the difference between getting something or nothing from your copycat. Get instant access to a 66-minute actionable workshop so you can understand the value of registration. Plus get access to the workshop slide deck and a best practices workbook. You, like me, probably […]
Overwhelmed by all the legal to-dos? Click here to get a free legal tip each week in your inbox from your friendly legal eagle. With a cup of coffee in hand, you open up your laptop and sit cross-legged at the kitchen table. As the screen comes to life, your browser is open to your […]
Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of Internet discussion (and hopefully discussions over food) about appropriation art. These discussions can all be tied back to a single man, Richard Prince. This is not the first time that Price has been in the limelight over his work. And he has long been […]
Every month or so, I end up clicking on a link that takes me to LinkedIn. And when I do, I’ve got a gazillion notifications. Requests to connect from people I don’t recognize and don’t give me any context of how I might know them. Promotional messages from existing contacts. And then just down and […]
Instagram is probably my favorite social network. As a photographer, I love to see how everyone else views the world. It’s such a sneak peek into understanding them, their perceptions, and what they value. (If we aren’t connected there, and you’d like to connect I’m @theartistsjd!) The last few months I’ve noticed more and more […]