When I started my design business back in August 2016, I thankfully had enough foresight to know that I needed a way to keep contracts, invoices, client correspondence, and my general workflow organized. I knew that, because I’ve completely failed at that type of organization before. Oops.
Are you looking for the perfect gift for that blogger or entrepreneur in your life? I get it – my partner doesn’t always know what would be useful to me and my business either. That’s why every year, I give him a list of useful blogging tools that I’d like to have. He uses this list for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, and especially at Christmas (which is truthfully when I get the real nice stuff…ha!)
One of the first choices new bloggers and business owners agonize over (ya know, after they finally decide on a name for their new venture), involves picking a web hosting company. There are a lot of choices out there ranging from the suspiciously cheap, to the painfully expensive. With so many choices, how do you choose a web hosting company that’s right for you?
If you are new to designing graphics, or you cannot afford to hire a professional to do them for you, there are some basic design principles you need to know about. I’m choosing today to talk about Tracking and Kerning, two principles that make up a large part of utilizing typography that seem to get overlooked often by inexperienced creatives.
Confession: I only figured out in the last year or so what it really means to grow an e-mail list and why I’d put forth any effort to do so. I thought it meant that I was trying to convince people to sign up for monthly updates containing my recent posts. I was doing it all wrong and I’m going to pass on what I now know – how to grow an email list and why you need one.
A big key to growing your blog is to keep up with regular self-promotion by way of posting on social media. But what do you do when you have very little content to share? It feels monotonous (and kind of icky) to keep posting about your same handful of topics day to day. And let’s be real… you aren’t going to gain an audience that way.