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UI Practicum #11. Real-Life UI Audit Example: BuzzSumo

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Today I’m sharing a custom UI audit report for BuzzSumo — a popular analytics tool for content marketers. I’ve always admired their product success story, and did a little dance when they asked me for UI/UX help.

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UI Practicum #10. Is Full Customization Always the Best Choice? (Three Ways to Handle Reminders)

Every single day founders (myself included) are bombarded with feature requests. Our gut instinct is to rush ahead and provide as much customization “power” as we can. But do users really need endless choices? Today we’ll explore three possible levels of customization. You’ll see how three web applications handle reminder settings in totally different ways.

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How Sean D’Souza Changed Everything I Know About Pricing

Until yesterday, I’ve been a confident user of a three-tier pricing strategy. But then Sean D’Souza (author of my favorite book, The Brain Audit) came along with his talk at Double Your Freelancing Conference in Stockholm. His pricing method turned my world upside down. So I’m sharing his method with you!

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How to Automate Onboarding for Your Podcast

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Some podcast hosts think that automation makes guest interactions less personal. I see their point! But both my guests and myself are busy people. Automation speeds up the process, eliminates email exchange, and prevents both parties from forgetting things (which happens all the time). Also, I’ve been getting plenty of compliments about such professional setup. (more…)

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Turning Thirty: Story of My Life

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Today I’m turning 30, and I’m thrilled to share this milestone with you. Unlike previous birthdays, this one feels somewhat dramatic.

As something special, I decided to write down my bio. I’ve done many interviews, but there’s rarely an opportunity to share details. So I’m stealing the spotlight today! You’ll learn about my childhood, my first dozen jobs, and why Jane Portman isn’t my real name.

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2016

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My dear friend, it’s time to pick up the stones and line up the ducks. This year at UI Breakfast was big! Read on to see how different ideas worked out, and what the plans are for the upcoming year.

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Black Friday Deals for Consultants & Freelancers

Illustration: Deals for Consultants and Freelancers

My dear friends, happy crazy Black Friday! Here’s a roundup of the best deals for consultants and freelancers.

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The UI Audit: Why I Did a Rewrite of the Sales Page

Dear friends, I just did a big rewrite of The UI Audit sales page. In this post you’ll learn more about the process and the thinking behind it. To celebrate this little change, I’m doing a book sale! Use the promocode REWRITE39 on checkout to get 39% off any of the book packages.

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How to Build a SaaS Product While Having Limited Technical Skills

Being a SaaS founder is no easy feat if you don’t possess necessary technical skills. Today I’m answering a question by Tobey Tozier, a designer from Portland, Maine:

“Say you have a big idea for a SaaS project, but many of the skills needed to execute it are outside your expertise as a designer. Where do you start?”

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Should You Include Solutions or Mockups in Your Proposal?

How do you win the heart of a new client? Should you do free work to quickly illustrate your skills? Here’s a question from Tiffany Teng, a UI/UX designer based in Malaysia and Singapore:

“In order to win a client project, would you recommend us to include mockups (proposed solutions) in the proposal? And why?”

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