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.

3 Mistakes People Make When Creating Opt-ins (+ How to Avoid Them)

3 Mistakes People Make When Creating Opt-ins (+ How to Avoid Them)

When you start to create opt-ins for your blog or creative business, it's easy to make a few mistakes. Let's be honest, everyone says that you NEED an opt-in but no one really explains why, how, and where to create one.

These are 3 mistakes that I made when I first started creating opt-ins for my website and I want to help you learn how to avoid them. 

Prefer to listen to this post instead? 

3 Myths About Creating Opt-Ins for Your Niche

3 Myths About Creating Opt-Ins for Your Niche

Okay so you want to create opt-ins for your niche but you're not quite sure about a few things, right? I keep hearing a lot of people talk about this and I am going to bust through a few of these myths for you! 

MYTH #1: YOU HAVE TO HIRE A DESIGNER / EXPERT TO CREATE OPT-INS FOR YOU. 

5 Creative Opt-in Ideas to Grow Your List (+ FREE Cheatsheet)

5 Creative Opt-in Ideas to Grow Your List (+ FREE Cheatsheet)

If you are a small business owner 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. By creating opt-ins you will build trust, humanize your brand and in return grow your email list.

Struggling with what kind of opt-in to create for your small business?

Here are 5 Creative Opt-In Ideas:

2016 Black Friday + Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers and Entrepreneurs

2016 Black Friday + Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers and Entrepreneurs

This upcoming weekend is said to be one of the best sales for your creative biz. To keep things simple for you, I am going to have this roundup list that I will add to as more sales become available.