Sunday Link Love is a recurring series of hand-picked digital marketing and entrepreneur lifestyle links from around the web. The links are very, very rarely affiliate links, but if any are, you'll see an * beside the link. Along with sharing my recent favorites, it's also a way for me to keep an extra-personal touch to my blog. Social media is great, but my blog is still my home base!
Anticipating... My new headshots and branding shots from Porter Loves Photography! The duo behind the Porter Loves companies are amazing. If you're around Pittsburgh and need family/event photography OR need help marketing your artwork, check out Porter Loves Photography and Porter Loves Creative.
New headshots and branding photography for @danielle.zeigler coming soon from the amazing @porterlovescreative! If you're any type of artist or creative around Pittsburgh, I highly recommend their services. Can't wait to see the final photos. Also a big thank you to Jess at Whetstone Workgroup for letting us use her coworking space space!
Loving... I've been feeling an increase in creative energy lately, so I have a few art projects lined up. It's been awhile since I've done anything non-digital, so I'm excited for the return of inspiration.
Reading... Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty's latest book, for a nice fiction summer read.
Listening... 30 Seconds to Mars in anticipation of seeing them with Muse this week! See you Tuesday, Jared Leto.
Watching... Game of Thrones (of course), and Gypsy is my new Netflix love.
What are you watching this week?
Now on to this week's round up!
Marketing + Entrepreneur Lifestyle Round-up:
» Growth hacking is one of those terms that seems to have popped up everywhere and gets easily thrown around, but what does it really mean? As you may know, I'm a big fan of organically growing your brand and business. Chelsea explains what growth hacking is plus 20 simple ways you can start growing your email list today.
» For the past little while, I've been making some changes to my brand. One key part of improving your brand is figuring out the compelling brand stories you should be sharing. This will help you to build strong connections with your followers and potential clients, which are vital to building a business with the capacity for continual growth.
» I'm definitely guilty of "multitasking" - a.k.a getting distracted - whether it be in my business or my personal life. I'm also a believer in taking care of yourself so that your business can grow. Jo is sharing 13 reminders for single tasking and being more intentional with your time, which can actually help you be more productive.
» Speaking of self-care and being intentional, here are 5 simple self-care tips for entrepreneurs and how you can start implementing them immediately.
» It's no secret that social media marketing is huge and is definitely a part of your business you can't ignore. But it's important to remember that it isn't always about the number of followers you have. It's about building a social media strategy that encourages and fuels social media engagement and building long-lasting relationships with your tribe.
» Sales funnels can easily become over-complicated and lead to feelings of overwhelm (I've been there recently...). Hailey is sharing a behind the scenes look on how by using layers you can build sales funnel that provides you with the flexibility to mix and match.
» Running your own business and putting yourself "out there" brings many challenges. Even more so as an introvert when you may be tempted to sit back and hope people will just simply find you. Here are 10 tips for running your product based business as an introvert. From one introvert to another -- you'll thank me later ;)
» Many side hustlers aspire to take their business full-time in the hopes of finding freedom from corporate rules in an effort to expand their creativity. Yet the reality is that having too many choices can lead to anxiousness and stress. Psychologists even refer to it as The Paradox of Choice. Sarah shares how constraints don't have to be about deprivation. Instead, it can be a tool to force you outside your comfort zone to greater things.