Why everyone needs a 5 year plan
A 5 year plan doesn't have to be the tiresome task many view it as. If done correctly, a 5 year plan is just a map, or timeline, of your life for the next 5 years which can help you achieve your goals, both personal and work related.
When looking at the bigger picture, it's easy to become overwhelmed but having a 5 year plan can allow you to break down your goals into smaller, more manageable chunks.....Read More
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Building a global client base: Fran Barker Design workshop to worldwide
Fran Barker is a UK based jeweller with over 14 years experience in the jewellery industry. Having more than 30 thousand Instagram followers, Fran proves social media has huge impacts on online business and shares her thoughts on the highs and lows of starting your own business and making it a success......Read More
Old image showing when sharing website on social media
Ever shared a post on social media but been frustrated that it's showing an out of date photo? This happens because the data has been cached! Facebooks debugger tool allows you to preview how your content will look when it's shared and debug any issues with your Open Graph tags.....Read More
Side Hustle to Self Employment: ClosettCandyy
Jesse Whale shares her first year of self employment as a wardrobe consultant, personal stylist & shopper and explains her tips for perfecting your service and taking your side hustle full time.
"You can't just hope to learn something. Hope is not a strategy. If you want to get better at something, you need to plan and carve out time for it...Read More
How to share recent posts in Instagram stories
Seen other people linking their Instagram posts in their stories? Here's how you do it! This works for other people's posts too so you can share your favourite accounts with your followers!
- Step 1: Head to the post you want to share...Read More
From bedroom to boardroom: the face behind Disciplined
Daniel Luke has worked with hundreds of clients and helped them achieve their fitness goals whilst growing an online community. He believes that people can manage their fitness goals around their busy lifestyles and that health should be the main focus, not the scales.
What is 'Disciplined'?
We are a successful online personal training experience that helps people achieve results with their health worldwide. We help people live happier, healthier lifestyles they can sustain without sacrificing the quality of their lives...Read More
10 tips to increase productivity
Whether you're lacking productivity at work, home, the gym or other areas of your life, below are some tips that could help!
- Write your to-do list the night before and break it into manageable chunks
- Limit your distractions - put your phone in a drawer out of sight and turn the radio down a notch or two
How to add custom font buttons in HTML
Ever wondered how people make their buttons look so fancy? You can add CSS to buttons, or instead upload images and give them the action of the button which is far easier (in my opinion)!...Read More
5 best tools to help your business succeed
Since starting my own business I've become reliant on some fantastic programs that have all helped grow my business. From task planners to photo editors and everything in between, I've listed my 5 favourites below!
- Photoshop - no list would be complete without it. I use photoshop on a daily basis for clients social media content, even just to bring up the brightness a bit. It's ease of use and array of tools makes it so worth the money!
- Pexels - with a library currently over 40,000 large, Pexels is my go to for stock images. There are photos that can be used for free for any personal and commercial purpose...Read More
How to compile your hashtag list
Your hashtag list should be updated regularly, in most cases monthly is fine. Finding the best hashtags for your business can be time consuming but is well worth doing if it means you gain relevant followers, organically.
When putting together clients hashtags lists I always start with their competitors. This means finding similar accounts that have a substantial following and looking at what hashtags they are using. If they're relevant to the brand and have a lot of posts under them, note them down...Read More
Yearly Round Up
As the tax year draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on the year I've had.
When I graduated university, I would never have thought I’d be here today, as a business owner myself, creating websites on a daily basis and honestly loving what I do to the point where my weeks merge into my weekends subconsciously because the end results are too exciting to put off.
If embarking on this journey has taught me anything, it's that the big leaps are often the scariest but also the most rewarding. As cliche as this all sounds, going it alone is scary stuff as there are no security blankets. You have to say goodbye to that guaranteed monthly wage...Read More
How to remove .html from your URL
If you are creating your site from scratch and not using a CMS (content management system) such as Squarespace to help, you may be wondering how you remove the .html from the end of your URL (for example: www.katiehamling.com/blog.html).This post will show you how to in just 3 easy steps! ...Read More
How a mood board can help you create your website
Mood boards are a great way of visualising the design concepts of your website such as the colour scheme, font, navigation and pages before the development stage. It becomes a bit like a scrap book of ideas and means you can change your mind a few times before committing to anything and spending hours re-creating...Read More
Iconosquare vs. HopperHQ
Having previously used HopperHQ to schedule and post to Instagram, this week I tried out Iconosquare after they went from just scheduling to now posting on your behalf. HopperHQ did everything I needed it to do, it allowed me to schedule content in advance and posted on my behalf with the first comment of each instagram post (great for hashtags)...Read More
The Instagram Algorithm
Since the new Instagram algorithm was introduced you've no doubt heard people moaning about the affects it's had on accounts but with more than 800 million users, 500 million of them active daily, it isn't impossible to reach your target audience...Read More
Why hire a Squarespace developer?
If you've already jumped on the Squarespace bandwagon you might be wondering why you need someone to help you with your site, after all Squarespace is known for being so easy to use! When designing a site in a CMS (content management system) such as Squarespace it's easy to put navigation and content anywhere on the page that looks good to you, but this can be a massive mistake and cause potential customers to leave your site early! There are many people out there that will sell you a service for designing, developing and improving your website but its important to find someone that understands your business, your needs and your goals...Read More
How to add your Instagram feed to your website
Keeping your website updated is so important but finding the time/money to do it can be tricky so embedding your Instagram feed onto your website is a fantastic solution. This blog post shows you how to embed your instagram feed into your website, for FREE, using Snapwidget...Read More
What is a social media plan?
A social media plan is an outline of your goals relating to social media. This should include your current position in social media, your goals for where you want to be with social media and an outline of how you are going to get there...Read More
What is SEO?
SEO stands for 'search engine optimization' and in short, is the process of getting organic visitors to your website. Your aim should be to get your website on the first page of search results and whilst you can pay to be there, it usually isn't a viable option for small businesses. Whilst SEO refers to any search engine (Bing, Yahoo etc.), Google owns 71% of the global search engine market and therefore is the one you should be focussing on. Google's SEO algorithm is top secret but here is what we do know...Read More
How can Instagram drive sales?
With over 700 million 'instagrammers' its unsurprising that brands are relying more and more on Instagram to boost their sales. Instagram has had a massive impact on businesses, in fact, there are more than 15 million business profiles worldwide! This is because users want to be inspired, they want to follow their favourite brands and be kept in the loop in real time; 75% of instagrammers take action after being inspired by a post...Read More