01 – Your Content determines Your Website Design

Often we designing your own website, you rarely get it right the first (second OR third) time. That’s largely because your content isn’t properly in place whenever you start something new.

In this episode of the #designSaturday podcast I talk about how to bridge the gap between content and design so you can get your website up and running correctly. Continue reading “01 – Your Content determines Your Website Design”

How to prepare for the New Year (December Goals Post)

I hate New Years resolutions. They are the hype man of the year: promising big things only to fail to deliver.

It’s discouraging. And once you become discouraged you generally abandon your goal altogether sending the rest of the year into a directionless spiral. Continue reading “How to prepare for the New Year (December Goals Post)”

10 rules you should follow when online as a brand

When I restarted my blog I wrote a detailed post about what branding is (and isn’t). If you haven’t had a chance to read that post, please check it out and then come back to this post.

Because it’s trendy to start brands and side-hustles, there have been an advent of people who run a main “personal” account and then multiple minor “branded” accounts. Continue reading “10 rules you should follow when online as a brand”

How to promote yourself effectively using Twitter

Previously on the blog I wrote a post about various ways to promote your work and various ways to make passive income. Today, I want to talk about how my promotional content reaches half a million people regularly by focusing on one social media platform: twitter. Continue reading “How to promote yourself effectively using Twitter”

How to write 3 months of content consistently

If you’re here to grab your content challenge worksheet, you can download the worksheet for free here.

So it’s been a minute since I’ve done a goal post, but the last quarter of the year is starting. Typically, I use this quarter to prepare for Q1 and Q2 of the next year.

This year, I’m doing a content challenge for Q4. The idea is to create content consistently as a means of proving a concept for a few new brands I’ve created.

Three months is the perfect amount of time to determine if you can stick to an idea, and execute the idea, or if you need to let it go. Continue reading “How to write 3 months of content consistently”

6 things you need before hiring a web designer

So, you’re finally ready to leave the world of DIY design and hire a web designer. That’s so exciting. Congrats.

Switching from DIY to professional design services can elevate your brand in a way you aren’t trained to do. Web designers know how to create a site that will get you more social engagement, more newsletter followers, and more product sales. Continue reading “6 things you need before hiring a web designer”

The 10 WordPress Plugins you need to install today (2017 edition)

It seems like in some form I do a post like this every year. As WordPress updates and changes standards some plugins rise to greatness, and others fall. This year, here is my list for the 10 WordPress plugins you should have installed on your website. Continue reading “The 10 WordPress Plugins you need to install today (2017 edition)”

How to make Passive Income online

If you’ve read my guide on ways to make money as a freelancer, you know the concept of passive income. For those who are new here (welcome!): passive income is money that you make residually after a putting in a short, one-time-only amount of work.

Meaning: you create something 1 time and you consistently make money off it an infinite amount of times without any additional labor. Continue reading “How to make Passive Income online”

3 Small Ways to Win Big with SEO

Social media is the most taught way to market your blog, services, and products.

However, using social media correctly, and consistently, takes a lot of time and energy from your busy life. And building audiences on social media, while beneficial, means you are using another person’s platform to create your own. Continue reading “3 Small Ways to Win Big with SEO”

3 Places to get Free, Unique Stock Photography

The struggle is so real to find unique stock photography. This is mainly because most of the free websites are the same site, just repackaged. And photographers submit their work to every single site.

This only becomes a problem when you need niche specific stock photos. For example it’s extremely hard to find stock makeup photos of black women. So, it’s not uncommon for a bunch of lifestyle blogs to feature the exact same stock photo.

To combat this, I’ve put together a short list of my favorite places for unique stock photography, meaning these photos won’t be plastered across every blog in your category (yet, anyway). Continue reading “3 Places to get Free, Unique Stock Photography”