I downloaded an audiobook from iTunes the other days and have happily been listening to hours of dialog on the concept of "free". This talk discusses when to give things away for free when not to and how it positively affects business when giving something away for free is done well.

Right now, I'd like to give away some of the laptop debug headaches I've been having at my full time job, lol, but I digress...

Have you given anything worthwhile away for free lately? There are times where I have exchanged services for my web work or offered a discount to a non-profit organization. I recall designing a site layout for free b/c it was a good cause.

Here's the question of the day: Does giving a service away for free lower its inherent value? In the midst of this recession, the housing market is clearly echoing "your home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it". Is the value of design work rapidly declining as well?

I'm still assessing how the "power of free" can be used in my business- if it will be used at all. Still, this is a very interesting listen~

...and the biz goes on

So this new blog marks the first day of another critical look at my website and business. I still need to get those print examples up and perhaps sift through some of my photography and video examples.

I feel like I work constantly and would like to update my site so that there's something to show for it. This is proof that although a website may become stagnant for a time (and getting married and moving does take time, lol), chances are that the business is not. Yet we live in America where everything is needed yesterday, and today's news is out of date.

Well, bear with me as my massive amounts of wedding planning projects have come to an end. At some point, I will post my invitations and all of the design elements that went in to the production.

Also, be on the lookout for my latest design comps. I'll be posting this project as soon as I can put the screenshots together. God bless~