Best Resources for Creating Video and Online Courses

Best Resources for Creating Video and Online Courses

You want to get started with video and online courses but you're not sure what you need. 

When I started my online business I definitely fell into the I can do #allthethings AND I learned how to procrastiperfect things... I would literally perfect things so much that it would turn into procrastination. DO NOT DO THIS. Done is better than perfect!!

I quickly learned to just do the thing and use what I had.

3 Mistakes People Make When Delivering Opt-Ins ( + How to Avoid Them)

3 Mistakes People Make When Delivering Opt-Ins ( + How to Avoid Them)

When you deliver opt-ins it's easy to make a few mistakes and trust me, I made these mistakes too when I first started delivering opt-ins to grow my email list.

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Here are 3 Mistakes people make when delivering opt-ins (+ how to avoid them):

1. Not giving your audience a Call To Action (CTA) on your opt-in form. 

3 Reasons Why You Need to Deliver Opt-Ins

3 Reasons Why You Need to Deliver Opt-Ins

If you have a small business then you have most likely heard that you need an opt-in to grow your list. But what exactly is an opt-in? An opt-in is anything that you give someone in exchange for their email address.

Other names for opt-ins include; freebie, content upgrade, opt-in gift, trigger, and lead magnet. 

The goal of an opt-in is to provide a solution to one problem.

4 Places Opt-Ins Should Live on Your Website

4 Places Opt-Ins Should Live on Your Website

After you have created your opt-in, you need to share it. The best place to promote your opt-in is on your own website.

Here are 4 places that an opt-in should live on your website:

1. Before the fold.

The fold of the website is right before you have to scroll, so think about it on both your computer and mobile.

How to Get Started with Live Streaming Video

How to Get Started with Live Streaming Video

Last November I started a free Facebook group called, Creative Biz Haven for creative business owners to come together and learn how to use the tools for their businesses. I had this crazy idea that I would go LIVE each week to answer questions, share value and etc.

Here's the thing though... live video used to scare me so much.  Seeing my face on camera for any video scared me BUT I knew in my gut that I needed to show up to humanize my brand.

How to Schedule Social Media with Smarterqueue (+ 30 Day Free Trial)

How to Schedule Social Media with Smarterqueue (+ 30 Day Free Trial)

Recently I wrote about Why I Switched from Meet Edgar to SmarterQueue and this post has been super popular. To read my 3 reasons why I switched to SmarterQueue click here.

SmarterQueue is quite new to the social media scheduling world but I love it! 

For reference, I have used these social media scheduling tools: Post Planner, buffer, Hootsuite, Meet Edgar, Sprout Social, Recurpost, and IFTTT. SmarterQueue makes the most sense for me and my business and hopefully after this post you'll see why I love this tool. 

These videos will help you learn how to get started with SmarterQueue.

How to Create Quote Graphics for Social Media

How to Create Quote Graphics for Social Media

Sometimes social media is more than just a pretty photo, when you USE words on your graphics, you are able to connect with your audience, ask questions and provide inspiration. 

 I schedule my quote graphics on other platforms to grow my reach and recycle them weekly. When I started sharing quote graphics on Instagram and Twitter, I noticed a huge difference in engagement and shares!! I want this for you too!

This is the EXACT process that I use when I create quote graphics.

Why I Switched from MeetEdgar to SmarterQueue

Why I Switched from MeetEdgar to SmarterQueue

You know that social media is important for your creative business but let’s be honest, social media takes TIME. I used to spend every Sunday evening planning out my content for the week ahead. I would set up my prompts for my facebook group and make sure that they would post at the same time each day. I would add other people's content to my queue in Buffer and rinse and repeat the next week. But you know what? I knew that there had to be something better. Something that would save me more time!

As a previous social media manager, I have tried lots of different tools for social media scheduling (Buffer, Post Planner, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, CoSchedule to name a few) but I wanted to find a tool that would allow me recycle posts so that they were always posting on their own to help save me time.