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Do you inspire and motivate your clients to increase their potential? Then this post collection will help do it on the legal up and up!
How long do I have to wait to sell my work after I submit my copyright registration application?
Congrats! You submitted your copyright registration application to the U.S. Copyright Office. But…then you discover that it’s going to take 2-10 months for your certificate to arrive. Do you have to wait to sell your work until you have a certificate in hand? Learn how quickly you can start selling your work in this week’s […]
Do you need to find a way to add ease to the legalese?
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 […]
Do I need permission to add testimonials or feedback to my website?
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.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
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 […]
Is LegalZoom good or bad?
LegalZoom is cheaper than a lawyer, but you’ve heard good and bad stories about it. When should you run far away? When might it be okay to use it? Before you use LegalZoom make sure you check out this week’s episode of Ask Kiff. Watch the video | Read the show notes | Read the […]
How can you foster connections between your clients/customers?
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 […]
Do I need a process to use customer photos? If so, how do I ask without scaring them off?
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 | Read the show notes | Read […]
Does having my VA email on behalf of my business turn her into an employee?
Want to tame your inbox by delegating it to your virtual assistant? Would you like them to answer emails, book appointments, or respond to customer requests? Then you won’t want to miss this week’s episode of Ask Kiff. Watch the video | Read the show notes | Read the transcript Show notes Read this post […]
How to get the most bang for your copyright registration buck
I can’t emphasize enough how important copyright registrations are when it comes to stopping copycats. Yeah, yeah you have a copyright from the moment you create your work. But bluntly, that fact means nothing when it comes to enforcing your copyright. When you try to enforce an unregistered copyright, you are walking into a fight […]
Can I place a blanket copyright on everything on my website?
What is a website copyright notice? What does it mean? Does it protect my website? How do you create one? That’s exactly what we’re going to cover in this week’s episode of Ask Kiff. Watch the video | Read the show notes | Read the transcript Show notes Read this post to learn the value […]
Why should I bother registering my copyrights? Here’s why…
Karen Lynn Ingalls came to one of the first Office Hours sessions I offered. (You can see the next Office Hours session here.) And I’ve enjoyed getting to know her. She’s got a teacher’s heart and it was so nice to finally meet her IRL when she came to my CreativeLive workshop. When Karen attended Office Hours, […]