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Laura Melchor

Laura Ojeda Melchor (she/her) is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Parents.com, Mom.com, Gardener’s Path, and of course, PickFu. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut middle-grade novel, Missing Okalee, was published in the fall of 2021 by Shadow Mountain Publishing. Find her online at lauraojedamelchor.com.

From Cinderella’s evil stepmother to The Parent Trap‘s Meredith, there’s no shortage of despised stepmoms in the stories we encounter every day. But for many people, stepmothers are the pillars …

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Etsy is the one-stop shop for handmade goods, custom gifts, clothing, art, home decor, and those random but awesome knickknacks you just can’t live without. Founded in 2005, Etsy features …

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It takes a lot of thought — and testing — to design a logo that will hook customers. Every detail matters, as one PickFu user discovered in this Head-to-head poll …

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If you’re an entrepreneur, you know the importance of a strong logo. It sticks in your target audience’s mind, sets you apart from the competition, and encourages brand loyalty. It …

Go to any drugstore and you’ll see dozens of skincare products on the shelves. If you’re an entrepreneur in the skincare business, how do you choose a product name that …

Crystals are a form of artistic healing that many people find useful — and some entrepreneurs build businesses around. Choosing the best name for such a business requires strategizing and …

How to use PickFu for Kickstarter advertising and marketing

There’s never been a better time to get into crowdfunding. Nearly one-third of Americans say they contribute to a crowdfunding project each year, according to a report by the Lilly …

Kids’ book covers do double duty: they have to attract not only kids but also the adults who actually buy the books. In this PickFu poll, a user tested two …