Ryan Clover

🚀 Launching a community to fight the oil & gas industry!

By Ryan Clover | December 8, 2021

This is a big week for us as we get ready to open the doors on our new Circle Community for Halt the Harm Network (screenshots below), a project serving people impacted by oil & gas pollution. We’re kicking off the community with an awards ceremony – honoring 4 leaders in different parts of the…

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Free Mini-Course – How to build a website that grows your business

By Ryan Clover | March 10, 2021

Chances are you’re not happy with your website, even if you’ve hired a professional, or started with a template. Despite the incredible amount of options, learning resources, and platforms, building a website is still challenging for most people. The biggest difference between doing it yourself and hiring a professional is process. A true professional (someone…

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3 Month Web Design Internship Available, March – May

By Ryan Clover | January 19, 2021

Want to gain experience working with a mission focused creative and design agency? I’m offering a partially-paid internship where you can get experience in : working with clients website design and development freelance business management marketing and campaign design email marketing automation mobile app development solving interesting problems. Volunteering During this internship, you will create…

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3 things your website absolutely MUST have to build a business

By Ryan Clover | November 14, 2020

The most important thing to build your business (pro-actively) is having a list of leads, people who are interested in working with you. If your website isn’t providing you a list of all the people interested in working with you, then it’s simply a brochure and its impact is more or less a mystery. But…

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Acknowledging Native Land on Your Website

By Ryan Clover | October 12, 2020

Where do you live? I don’t mean, what state do you live in… rather, what is the original name of the place you live? If you don’t know off hand, now is a good time to look up whose land you’re currently living on. Find your location on this map: https://native-land.ca – then add these…

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Life Skills That Matter When Growing a Business

By Ryan Clover | October 8, 2020

I had a chance to chat with Stephen Warley, host of the podcast Life Skills That Matter. Listen to episode 346 on his website here. Even though the title is about becoming a freelance web developer, we don’t really talk about programming or anything like that. This is the story of growing a business starting…

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Choosing Colors for Your Next Project

By Ryan Clover | August 24, 2020

I recently changed the color scheme for this website. Did you notice? Having a cohesive look and feel on your website shows a level of “togetherness” and makes everything else you’re doing more compelling. Your color scheme is a big part of that. Here are the top resources I refer to when building a color…

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How to access a complete photo library from inside your website.

By Ryan Clover | August 3, 2020

Unsplash for WordPress is finally here! Amazing. Unsplash, the free stock photo website with thousands of amazing images anyone can use on their website, is now available on WordPress. This gives you the ability to search for an image while writing a blog post, and immediately add it to your content. and probably much more.…

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Changes you can make to your website to support racial justice

By Ryan Clover | June 29, 2020

While fighting institutional racism (housing discrimination, prison industrial complex, police violence, racial profiling, etc….) is work we should all be doing in one way or another… There are some small ways your website can contribute to shifting the culture toward racial equity and social justice. This is not an exhaustive or particularly well researched list…

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Free Online Tools For Small Businesses (and nonprofits too)

By Ryan Clover | April 4, 2020

Most of my clients have been affected in some way or another by the pandemic, cancelling their programs, shutting down events, delays in the book launches, and sometimes complete inability to work with their clients. Right now we have an obligation to step up and help each other. Honestly, I feel like this obligation already…

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