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I strongly believe that if you do anything for 25 minutes a day, you cannot help but get good at it. If you love your hobbies and wish that you could do them for a living, just take the time and work at it for a short time every day. Then, much sooner than you think, you will become an authority in that realm so that you can change careers.

How do I know? I put it into action every single day of my life, since I absolutely Love all types of marketing (the honest type of course), I am always researching, taking classes, reading books and because it is a passion of mine, I always seem to absorb the information that I can find enabeling me to excel in the field.

The work I do today is a far cry from my original career as a welder/machine maintinence man in a factory, in fact, I could barely get myself out of bed in the mornings to drag myself in. I always knew that the life I was leading was wrong for me but I had no clear way out but in 1996 I was given a great gift of a cheap computer, by cheap, I mean cheap cheap. After learning to boot it up I decided that I was going to learn it. I remembered a couple of books I had read years prior, one was by Bruce Kumar, the other Peter Ralston. I cannot list everything that I learned from those books but the basic theory that I picked up on that day was that if you take any kind of art that you love, all you have to do is do it and it will be yours. So I read everything I could in my spare time which was only 30-90 minutes a day but I was getting more and more drawn into it as time went on.

Another strange thing that made a difference to me was that I noticed a sort of strange phenomenon going on, SIMS were getting popular and I saw people spending hours upon hours of their time building fake businesses online, I thought to myself.... why not do it for real? If you are going to spend hours on something that you wish you could do in real life, well it just makes sense that you should!

Soon I was good enough at it to make a living working on sites and writing ad copy for mailers. Eventually I was farming our the other projects and was able to bow out of the industrial service part of my life.

These days, I never forget how hard it was to make a dollar and I maintain the ability to place myself in a consumers mindset. I enjoy taking my companies clients as well as my own businesses to that ever obtainable "next level"

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Digiscapers commented on 08 Aug 2010
RE:"It's not exactly rocket science… "

I don't know of any good craftman in any industry that does not check, check, and double check their work. There are also a lot of times where a find/replace might be used, checking work after that is also a good idea. This is a great tool.

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Digiscapers reviewed on 01 May 2010
I used to swear by Macromedia's versions and was even loyal after Adobe came along. I stuck around until CS3 was released and it because apparent that Adobe just did not value Mac Users. What a horrible time it was... as the software developer was cashing in big time I was constantly of my freezing and crashing while trying to be productive for my client base.

Let's be honest here, We all thought CS4 would bring some nice improvements to the mac versions because of how bad CS3 was... but we are burned again. I believe adobe sees the issue we all have here with their price cuts for CS5 but it's still $2K. I am still feeling shady about all the time I lost with the DW freeze-ups (on a top of the line mac pro) from this version, at my hourly rate I could have bought a subscription all the way through CS9.

Hear me and consider this, YOU are only as good as your tools, to be the best you will want to find alternatives to Adobe wherever you can, this is not (or should not be) the standard any longer, at least until Adobe actually starts using the software themselves to see what we are going through with the quality they slew out to us.
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