Read Louise’s startup story for how she fell into tech and built her SAAS (Software As A Service) business, the popular online design platform Designsta. Don’t miss her great tips for building a tech company which can really apply to building any business!Read More
You don’t need a new site, you just need to clean up what you already have! Learn how to take small simple steps to audit, update, and cleanse your website, so you can attract and convert more of your IDEAL clients. These 5 tips will help you make the most of what you already have, while helping convert more visitors into followers and customers.Read More
The past two weeks included a trip to California, another round of The Imperfect Boss campaign, and a busy week trying to catch up on emails. On my mind... With all of that going on, the idea of the entrepreneurial "hustle" and finding the right flow in my business have been weighing heavily on my mind. You can read more of my personal feelings on hustling in the first Instagram post below. I'd love to know your thoughts in a blog comment or Instagram comment!
What I'm loving... I can't get enough of The Lively Show podcast and the direction Jess is going with flow, intention, energy, quantum mechanics, etc. It's so fascinating! What podcast are you loving lately?
Now, on to this week's round up!
Marketing + Entrepreneur Lifestyle Round-up:
» I had never heard of Peek User Testing before but thanks to this great list of must-have business tools by Studio Krystal I will definitely be checking out.
» I've heard people mention mind mapping but haven't had the opportunity to test it out yet. The visual organization aspect of it looks really helpful.
» Like I always say when you feel your best, you'll do your best! These ideas will help you to fight the winter blues and prepare for spring.
» There's a lot of confusion surrounding how to best use categories and tags on your blog. I haven't found a post that explains it exactly how I view it, but this one comes really close.
» If you're an introvert, you can still be an excellent entrepreneur and have a social media personality.
» I love lists, organization tips, and spreadsheets...so this post is PERFECT.
» Want to monetize your blog but not sure what to believe? This post breaks down popular myths about making money from blogging.
» #1 and #3 are the biggest business habits I'm trying to break this year. Which ones are you working on?
» Having great images is SO important for your online presence, but you don't have to break the bank to create them. Also, check out this great guide on where to find free or inexpensive styled stock photography.
My life lately according to Instagram...
Join me on Instagram for a behind the scenes look at my business + life plus tips to grow your blog and business.
Images can increase customer engagement in general by about 40%, and customers who identify with your brand are twice as likely to buy. Find out where you can find feminine styled stock photos for free or cheap so you can uplevel your brand design!Read More
I'll be honest..I've tried to learn Photoshop for the past 5 years, at least. I've learned a bit, but I don't have the patience for it. There are plenty of online tools to make photo editing quick and simple, thankfully! Your blog will look beautiful and professional in no time! Plus, do better on social networks with images worth sharing.
Free Photo Editing Tools for Bloggers:
Improving Your Pictures with Free Photo Editing Tools - A round-up of free photo editing tools- both for smartphones and online.
My favorite editor when I first started blogging. You can use this to create Facebook cover photos, blog photos, pretty quotes, collages or just edit your photos for better lighting. It's super easy.
I have definitely resorted to PP out of frustration with Photoshop, especially before I knew how to make a transparent background. Make infographics, edit photos, add text, etc. (You have to sign up for Hubspot to get the infographic templates, but you should be signed up for Hubspot anyway!)
If you're just looking for options to create title images for your blog posts, I've got 10 easy and free tools in the post above.
What tools and website do you use for your photos?