• How To Video,  Marketing

    [Video] How to set up a Google Business Page

    https://youtu.be/pCGxzJ78QxI There’s nothing more exciting than talking about your business or services and getting it all set up online. It creates such a euphoric feeling of confidence and completion. One way to achieve that feeling is setting up your Google My Business page. This helps you ready to introduce your business to the digital world! Here’s how you can do it: 1. Login to your Google account Log in as you normally would to Google Drive or Gmail. This gains you access to all Google-owned features and services, including the My Business feature. 2. Go to the Google search homepage In the bottom right-hand corner of the search homepage, you’ll see…

  • Marketing

    My Top 10 Favorite Business Podcasts

    Below is a list of my top ten favorite podcasts that I always listen to and help me stay on top of marketing trends, business strategies and help me keep an open mind on ways to expand my business. A lot of these podcasts have a wide variety of guest who range from the ultra-famous to Etsy shop owners who have done more then 100K in sales.  Each host brings a wealth of knowledge in each of their fields and I always have a take away from every episode I listen to. I know these podcasts will help you on your journey to grow personally and professionally.  Enjoy! #1 Goal…

  • Marketing,  Squarespace

    Keyboard Shortcuts for Squarespace

    (This is a continuation of the Keyboard Shortcut series, make sure to read the WordPress keyboard shortcut blog post.) Recently I switched from a PC to a MAC and I was expecting a lot of differences from Microsoft and with the MAC interface. BUT I did not think how the keyboard shortcuts would all change!! It has taken me a solid 3 months to finally find all the right shortcuts for coding, menu options, and even taking screenshots.  When I started thinking about it, I couldn’t be the only one who has run into this issue, so I reached out to you all on Instagram.  What I learned was; a…

  • Marketing,  Wordpress

    Keyboard Shortcuts for WordPress

    Recently I switched from a PC to a MAC and I was expecting a lot of differences from Microsoft and with the MAC interface. BUT I did not think how the keyboard shortcuts would all change!! It has taken me a solid 3 months to finally find all the right shortcuts for coding, menu options, and even taking screenshots.  When I started thinking about it, I couldn’t be the only one who has run into this issue, so I reached out to you all on Instagram.  What I learned was; a lot more people use Shopify then I thought not many people knew there was keyboard shortcuts for their CRMs…

  • Marketing,  SMB

    My Top Mobile Apps to Run a Business

    With in the past year I have had to learn to be mobile and flexible when it comes to working with clients and working on my business. The apps I have listed below are my go to applications when it comes to running my business and being able to reply to image/logo requests from clients while shopping with a friend. Or correcting an email template for a client when on a car ride out east to the wineries.  Don’t get me wrong, a mobile device can be a little limiting but there are ways you can get 75% of your work done with a mobile device. I have used an…

  • Lifestyle

    My Home Office Set Up

    Getting my office set up and getting it to the picture I had in my mind has been a journey for over a year. Recently is when I started truly focusing on it and wanting my vision to come to life. Having an inspiring and clean work environment is a big deal for me and if I have anything to distract me on my desk like dirt, my cell phone, my notebook, or random papers, it will side track me from what I am trying to accomplish.  This image is almost exactly the type of desk I have been envisioning in my head and for me if I could get…

  • How To Video,  SEO,  Wordpress

    [Video] How to Install Yoast on WordPress

    The great thing about WordPress is that it not only is it a super easy web design platform but that it offers a ton of incredibly useful features referred to as “plugins”. Plugins are individual digital add-ons you can activate to work with your WordPress website that has their own unique functions. You can activate plugins for simple contact forms, chat boxes, email sign-ups, and more. Most of them are free, and some of the more robust plugins or plugin packages cost a small fee. One of the most useful free plugins is an SEO plugin called “Yoast”. Yoast provides you with reports on the health of your site’s SEO…

  • Marketing,  Wordpress

    WordPress Release 5.0.1

    The WordPress 5.0.1 release went live December 13, 2018 This release contained a lot of security updates that will effect anyone who has 4.9 or lower. It also included a lot of bug fixes for the lower versions. With this being a bigger update, that means a lot of the plug ins updated as well.  So, when you log in and your updates menu lights up like a Christmas tree.  Don’t panic.  When ever WordPress does a large update it is very normal for the plugins to update and you can auto update plugins if you would like too.  When you auto update plugins you just have to keep an…

  • Email,  Marketing,  Social Media

    Email or Social Media? Where Should You Focus

    Marketing comes in many different shapes and forms, and your style of marketing should be a reflection on the tempo and product of your business. Two of the biggest marketing tools we have at our disposal are email and social media. But which one is right for your business? Email Marketing Email marketing has been around for a long time, and it gets results. It’s a more traditional approach, but many industries expect emails, and social media just isn’t as “catchy” as social media, which has viral potential. Billions (approximately 3.7) have an email account, and email is often the first thing people check in the morning, before checking social…

  • 101,  Wordpress

    The Best Free WordPress Plugin

    Design Your Website Without Code It’s something that practically every small business owner has encountered—a need for a website. And since you probably have a great idea of what you really want and need, it makes sense to want to build it yourself. But if you’re like me, you probably aren’t an expert in the code that builds the foundation of web pages. Don’t fret! There are tools to help you design your website without using code. In full disclosure, my personal experience is with WordPress, and the best free WordPress plugin I’ve found for designing a website is Elementor. What is Elementor? First things first, its drag-and-drop page builder…