The blog for Pura Vida MultiMedia, a Costa Rican website design creative agency. Blogging about Wordpress, content marketing, blog post planning, and productivity.

Sales & Marketing Jam Wellington, New Zealand @TechWeekNZ

By | May 14th, 2017|Blog, Business|

Tech Week NZ - National Tech Conference All around the nation during the week of May 8-12, workshops and events were being held that celebrate and investigate the technology sector in New Zealand. I visited the country for the first time to attend this conference, and started my trip at the Sales & Marketing [...]

Fizzle.Co Review – 5 Things Fizzle Does For My Business

By | October 10th, 2016|Blog, Business, Entrepreneur, Reviews|

Joining Fizzle has made a major difference in my business. I've had coaches before, and I've paid for marketing courses before, but there is no single thing I have ever done that has been as valuable for my business as joining Fizzle. This review is going to go over some of the specific things that I [...]

How To Make Blog Post Digests with

By | March 6th, 2015|Blog, Case Studies, Content Marketing, How To|

If you write a lot of blog posts, getting them all into one place can be really useful. Having a digest of sequential blog post can streamline your promotion strategies on social media, and also serve as an easy reference tool for when you need links in the future. Case study: The Aware Show The [...]

What to do when your name’s domain name is taken

By | January 26th, 2015|Blog, Business, Hacks, How To, Web Design| is owned by somebody else. Does that mean you are exiled from the internet? Of course not! This is an opportunity to get clever about how to shoehorn your name into a website URL. Here are three options: Option one - Check the other TLDs. Around the world, .com is seen as the most 'reputable' [...]

‘The Happiness of Pursuit’ Book Review

By | September 16th, 2014|Blog, Reviews|

Chris Guillebeau is a champion of adventure, and his latest book is an analysis of the mechanics of modern quests. He profiles dozens of adventurous people in his latest book The Happiness of Pursuit, to contrast the different quests they have pursued. Through his chapter-by-chapter formula, he distills the essence of adventure down into something [...]

How To Change All Your Passwords After Heartbleed

By | April 9th, 2014|Blog, Hacks, How To, Productivity|

You need passwords. For your banking, email, and social media profiles, you need passwords for every account. And Heartbleed has made every password you've ever had very, very vulnerable. What Is Heartbleed? Heartbleed is a security flaw in OpenSSL, the open-source security certificate that encrypts sensitive data. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol that [...]

Pioneer Nation Conference 2014

By | April 2nd, 2014|Blog, Entrepreneur, Portland, Reviews|

Last week I attended Pioneer Nation, a 3-day conference of solopreneurs and location independent entreproducers, organized by the same folks who put on the World Domination Summit. When I attended WDS last year I realized what Chris Guillebeau had done by bringing this community together: he gave us a digital guild. Before WDS, I was [...]

How to Find Copyright-Free Images For Your Blog Posts

By | March 19th, 2014|Blog, Content Marketing, Graphic Design|

Featured images for blog posts look great. Blog posts with featured images enhance visual appeal, increase clickthroughs, and augment the user experience on your blog. (With clever use of titles and ALT tags on each image, you can even boost your SEO.) It is really easy to find images online, and downloading them is a [...]

High Five! Custom Image Design With Your Emails

By | March 2nd, 2014|Blog, Content Marketing, How To|

Recently a friend of mine moved to Ojai, and I wanted to reach out and make an impression. So I decided to send him an Ace of Sales Email Greeting and give him an ‘Ojai Five.’ Making this customized image only took a few minutes. I’ll walk you through how to customize your own photos in [...]

4 Lessons Learned from Content Marketing

By | February 19th, 2014|Blog, Content Marketing, Guest Posts|

Guest Post by Becki Andrus Content marketing is one of the most effective ways to build a real, solid relationship with your customer base. I learned this lesson firsthand when I installed an opt-in form on my blog, and started offering a free ebook to anyone who signed up for my newsletter. With [...]

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