SMJ Online Studios Sneak Peak

I know I haven’t posted anything in a while but I have been busy with the new baby and also working on creating my very own new WordPress theme.  Below is a sneak peak of the site.  I took a screen shot and then just cropped out a section so you could have a look at what I have been spending my time on.  Don’t want you to think that I have been just doing nothing.

SMJ Online Studios screen shot

SMJOnlineStudios.com

Since right now I am using a wordpress.com site, I am unable to upload my own theme.  So, I have been looking around and I think that I am going to go with iPage for my hosting.  Looks simple to use, has very nice sign up and referral bonus, and pretty cheap hosting at $4 and change a month.  Hope you like the look of the new site and thanks for reading.

Elance

Image    Yesterday, I signed up for the free version of Elance.com.  Elance is a web site for user to post jobs that they need done with a brief description of the work they need, and the price range they think it is worth or they can spend.  Freelancers, like myself, then bid on the job, telling the poster a little about yourself and what you think that you would be able to do the for.  The poster then has a list of freelance web designers, in my case, to choose from.  In the free version that I signed up for Elance.com gives you a select number of “tokens” that you can use to bid for jobs.  This way one person can go submit a bid to every posting on the site.

After signing in, I browsed through some postings, searching for postings mentioning WordPress.  I then made a bid on 3 different projects.  I did also mention to each of these posters that I was just starting and that I am by no means a professional, yet.  The jobs that I made bids on were for small things like changing some fonts, changing a little css, and a few other minor changes that I think that I should have no problem with.  I also think that I will be making a few bids a day until I get a job conformation.  Keep your fingers crossed.  It would be really cool to see some money flowing in to help get this project jump started a little.