Shawn Christenson's
You don't have to just be someones 'Web Guy'

Believe in your Customer More Than They Believe in Themselves

Be the person that believes in your client more than they believe in themselves. Be the one that instills in them a desire to be better. Be the one that let’s them know how to deliver their passion. My client, let’s call him Bilbo, has a hobbit party planning company. He loves to plan parties [...]

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Going Beyond The Minimal Amount of Effort – Is It Worth It?

I’m working on this great project with a fabulous client of mine.  This guy is a designers dream to work with.  I think the trouble is, most designers wouldn’t recognize it soon enough.  With a constant look at ‘what I can be paid right now’ designers don’t think long-term relationship. A Long-Term working relationship, with [...]

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It Wasn’t Me, It Was The One-Armed Man!

When I was 15 I was extremely excited for the movie with Jim Carrey ‘The Mask’.  I was a big Jim Carrey fan because of “Ace Venture: Pet Detective” and I was also nuts about computer generated imagery.  At the time I wanted to be a 3D Animator.  So, naturally, “The Mask” was the coolest [...]

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Look Forward To Your Future As Your Own Boss

We’ve all heard how we can’t just be the technician in our business because we get caught up in the day-to-day and the tedious aspects.  We get stuck ‘Getting it all done’.  We work IN the business instead of ON the business. (You HAVE heard this right?  From Michael Gerber of ‘The E-Myth’.  If not [...]

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Become a Social Media Consultant – A 12 Step Guide

Are you a Social Media Consultant? Why Not? Have you learned how to use Twitter and Facebook?  If so, you’ve qualified to call yourself a consultant. Now that you know how to use Twitter and Facebook, you can use it to build your social media business. But first, you need proof that you rock.  You need [...]

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Capitalize on Your Inspiration in 5 Steps

Do you not Act because you think someone else already is? 3 Months ago, I realized something about myself. When I had an idea – I didn’t act on it.  I didn’t write it down.  I didn’t move on making it happen the moment I thought it.  And I also thought of a reason why [...]

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Hesitation is a Virus. Action is the Cure.

Are you comfortable hesitating? I used to be – and it was poisoning my mind. A virus is, by definition, ‘something that poisons one’s soul or mind’.  Hesitation, when given into at every potential occasion, is exactly that. When it’s time to make a decision on where you want to eat with a group, do you [...]

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Is Luck a Factor in the launch of Your Business Idea or Product?

Here’s something I think you’re not going to hear from many (possibly any) ‘guru’ out there. LUCK plays a BIG role in your success. Have you ever listened to a Self-Help Guru or a Internet Marketing Guru?  Listen to their start?  Almost each one has some sort of LUCK that factors into their success.  Some [...]

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Suck It Up and Ask Them to Their Face

“A true friend will tell you the truth to your face – not behind your back.” – Sasha Azevedo Imagine knowing someone for years – and slowly realizing that everyone else they know has a major flaw.  A flaw they have informed you about.  It slowly starts to click that every single person this friend [...]

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Making Money is the Point of Being in Business

Stop lying to yourself. Making money is something you want to do. You want to make enough to cover your bills. You want to make MORE than that! Admit it and move on. GOOD People make money doing what they love. And they know, as a business, they need to be making money to operate. [...]

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