How to Create a Logo for Your Blog

When you ever decide to start a blog, you have to conceptualize what your blog should be. Among the things you will consider are content, layout, color scheme and logo. You must develop your brand and when you do that, you consider every aspect of your blog. Logo is important because like any other logos of established companies, it becomes a representation of your blog. Another thing is that with logo on your blog, your site is perceived to be legit and trustworthy. It connotes professionalism and power branding.
While you can opt to just use a simple text for your name and a tagline, it is nice to have a custom logo. It has a power to draw readership and followers. Therefore, you might want to give it some effort.

You can hire someone to do it for you, but let me share with you several options where you can make the logo yourself and where you can see people who will do it for you.

Using Photoshop can be costly, but if you have access then you can use it to make your own blog logo. If not, you can try GIMP which is a photo editing tool. This is available on a Linux platform and it’s for free. If you have an idea on what your logo is going to be and you have a good eye for colours, I’m sure you can come up with a good one.

Urban Fonts
This is also a free source for custom logos. Font styles are numerous and you can set what colours to use.


In case you do not have the patience of photo editing then here is an option for you. Cooltext is an amazing site that can help you make text logos. You can play with the various fonts, colours and effects. This is a free site and you can have your logo in an instant. What is also nice is that it can create transparent logos if this is what you prefer.

If you do not have the patience to do the work, you can go to Fiverr. Fiverr is a big community and you can find people here who can do the job for you at a very affordable fee. It may not be as professional as you would want it to be but it’s acceptable and useable.

Just in case you get excited about going to this site, before you do a booking with a certain designer, make sure you have read reviews first. Just a little caution will not do you any harm.

If you are looking for a professional work, then this should be the place to check. You can avail of professional services here at reasonable prices. The turn-around time for orders is impressive. Having to pay around $27 is worth it. What is so cool is that you can have it revised until you become satisfied. I’ve tried this site and if I can remember it right, I requested 7 revisions for one order.

So, there you go. You now have an idea what to do and where to go to get that logo for your blog.

Welcome to the Blog!

welcome-41467_1280Since I’ve found my way around internet marketing and building websites, I’ve been continuously amazed by the things I am able to discover.  Being a businessman first among other things, it excites me to see the endless possibilities of running a business online.  The opportunity it offers are for us to harness.  I’ve had my ups and downs as I was just starting up but that was long ago gone.  I’ve seen how it works and learned the way around to making online business successful.

This blog will be all about sharing to you how I made my way,  it’s going to be interesting.  You will be learning a lot and I’m also looking forward to making new acquaintances whom I can share and discuss my views on how things should be.

As a self-made successful entrepreneur my philosophies are simple.

  1. Work hard.  Success doesn’t come easy because  it is a product of hard work.  Failing and succeeding are part of the game and  laziness has no room.  Keep on working at the same time never forget that part of working hard is learning.  Learn from your mistakes and  learn from others.
  2. Not all have the endurance to persevere.  A true businessman has the endurance and stamina to forge forward even things are going against him.  He never loses his sight because  he knows what he wants.  He plans, executes and achieves.
  3. Be patient. Patience is a virtue that can bring you to places.  When you persevere and have the patience to see results which may not come automatic, you will be able to see the fruits of your labour.  Sometimes when the road is going steep, you stop and turn your back.  You should move forward instead.  The view from the top is much better than the spot where you are right now. Persevere and be patient!
  4. Be ethical. Never compromise your work ethics to something unacceptable.  When you do business right, you’ll get results.  Don’t do shortcuts if it entails you to bend your values.
  5. Work-life balance. Work is always around,  it’s never ending.  You have to create a work-life balance.  It doesn’t mean it makes you less of a hardworking person.  You can’t appreciate your work when you do not know when to pause and live the fruits of your efforts.  Besides, you can’t accomplish much when you are always stressed out because ideas won’t flow.  So, schedule a break from a long week of work.

There you have it,  these five items should be part of your personal brand.

This is just the beginning because this blog will bring my philosophies to life.  You will be getting advices and many “how to” posts relating to entrepreneurship and e-marketing.  It’s going to be a fascinating journey that’s full of learning.  Who knows in the future, we can collaborate and build something exceptional? I am excited with the possibilities.  The World Wide Web is too vast but too small for people like us.  Let’s connect!

Welcome to my blog and I look forward to interacting with you.

My 5 Favourite Business Podcasts

podcastI love stories of successful people because they inspire me and get me excited.  Podcasts are definitely a superb source for these kind stories.  Here you can learn doable strategies you can also implement in your business and life in general.  It offers convenience as you can easily turn on for a podcast while commuting for office or home for example.  At least, this is what I do during my commute.

Podcasts are both informative and inspirational.  Let me share to you several podcasts that I personally think have been very enlightening and helpful.

Learning with Leslie is phenomenal.  It talks about advices for people who are thinking of starting and growing a business.  One particular podcast that I find very helpful was “How to Become Familypreneurs” by Patrick and Sarah South.  They shared how they decided and pursued their business leaving their 8-5 day jobs.  It’s full of amazing ideas which you and I can apply.  You must listen to this!

EntrepreneurOnFire keeps your fire going.  This was awarded as the 2013 Best of iTunes.  It is the idea of John Lee Dumas and what you can expect from his podcasts are everyday inspiration using the best insights of successful businesspeople like Tim Ferris, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuck, Barbara Corcoran and Guy Kawasaki. I love the episode by Sally Hogshead, “How to Fascinate”

Curlbox is uplifting.  This is founded by Myleik Teele which is a subscription service exclusively for curly hair merchandise.  She shares her business genius to a 20 minute podcasts.  Topics range from time management, dating and money.  You can expect amazing tips from Myleik.  My favorite episode is Mistakes I Made & How I ReboundedIt is inspiring since it teaches us to get up after failing.  Forging forward to that goal was highlighted in a very exceptional way.

Michael Hyatt’s this is Your Life is unparalleled.  Podcasts touch topics like leadership, motivation, character and how these affect one’s business and career.  All podcasts are provided with transcripts.  Michael Hyatt has an established career at Thomas Nelson Publishers. He is a former chairman and chief executive officer of said organization.  I recommend My Top 10 Productivity Hacks, this is truly a great find.  Increasing productivity is paramount to being successful in any endeavor we undertake.  I am sure you will also appreciate the content of this podcast.

The Public Speaker is awesome.The host and the woman behind The Public Speaker is Lisa B. Marshall.  She would usually share tips and techniques on how you can become a better communicator.  She believes that great businessmen are leaders who have exemplary communications skills. I find this one useful as I’ve learned a lot from it, How to be a great guest speakerSpeaking is not one of my best skills and listening to Lisa every now and then proved to be helpful.

These are the top in my list, be sure to drop by again for another list hopefully soon.

Are you fond of listening to podcasts?  Why not share it with me? I’d appreciate it a lot.