One Simple Video to Welcome You to New Adventures

New YouTube Channel Visitors Get Welcome Message

I have a new video on my YouTube Channel‘s Home page, this one is for new visitors. As of 2016, I have retired from Instructional Design and e-Learning Development.

However, I’m semi-retired, moving into a new career!

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Please Complete My Survey for Estimating Training Time and Costs


How to Estimate Training Time and Costs (select here to read the blog post)

It amazes me how a blog post I wrote in 2010 continues to top the Stats in my WordPress Dashboard. After five (5) years, it’s the most popular blog post on my site.

I need your help so I can help my readers (including you).

Please select the link above to read the blog post (or, read it again), and then select the SurveyMonkey link at the top of the post’s page to answer 10 brief and easy questions.

Thank you!


How to Find Your Happy Place with Free Stock Files free stock filesIf you work with media, you are probably already familiar with – if you aren’t familiar with them, I’m happy to introduce you!

e-Learning instructional designers and developers, graphic artists, Web developers, technical writers, video production specialists, voice-over actors, eBook authors and publishers, copywriters, advertising gurus…the list could go on for several more lines. I know that there are several terrific sites on the WWW for finding and downloading stock photos, illustrations, audio, and video files.

For years, I’ve stuck with because, well…they just make it easy for me to find, save to Lightbox, purchase, and download stock files. Awhile ago, they began sending emails to members highlighting free, high-quality stock files.

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What’s New? September 2013

We have had a few new things this month, so I thought I’d mention them.

  • First, we’re now on YouTube.
  • Second, we have purchased Articulate Storyline and are ready for your projects.
  • Third, Mark and I are still working through working with each other.
  • Fourth, I’ve updated our home page to add Mark’s skills as well as our YouTube channel link.

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How to Determine Hourly Rates for Independent Consultants

Note: At the end of this post I refer to “Freelance Switch”. They have changed their company’s name to Envato. You can find their archived content here:

In this economy in the USA, more and more people are starting their own independent consulting businesses. Freelancers and freelancing are growing in numbers each year. So, it’s no surprise that an “old” presentation of mine is still popular. It receives a lot of Views and is “Favorited” often by other SlideShare users.

While I’m working on some upcoming blog posts, I thought I’d take time today to share my presentation on this page with you. The information is still true and current. The economy produces challenges for small businesses. But, hang in there. You can do it. Believe in yourself. Work hard. Good luck!

Hat tip and heart-felt thanks to: