Get your money’s worth

If you decide to publish independently, you may opt to hire a publicist or someone else to help you draw attention to your website. Here are some things you’ll want to know before contracting with anyone. Of course, check with your lawyer, too.

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring an SEO Consultant

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227229

Interior inspiration

Every now and then, when she needs inspiration, a friend of mine (hi, Kara)  makes a trip to the office supply store for organizational tools in bright colors and quirky designs. When she took me with her once, I realized I had been doing the same thing for years, but less consciously. This article talks about sating the same impulse, but on a larger scale. Paintbrush, anyone?

Head Into 2015 With the Goal of Creating an Inspiring Workspace
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240979

Be brave

Are you a writer who is ready to make the leap toward traditional publication soon? Get ready for rejection.
Remember, sometimes rejection isn’t even about your work. Maybe it really doesn’t fit. Maybe an editor is having a bad day. Maybe an agent has an ideal client list based on a narrow genre and your work, though good, is outside the range.
Here are some tips for
dealing with the bad news.

4 Ways Writers Can Deal with Rejection

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6343736