Last year I mentioned in this post how important it is to track your stats for your online business or blog. At the end of March 2018, I realized that not only did I gain 100+ followers on Pinterest but I also increased my monthly page views on Pinterest to over 150k! This is HUGE for me and I wanted to see what I was doing to gain so much growth so that you could do this as well.
Have you ever tried to record your computer screen for a video course, tutorial or show someone how to do something?
Here are five ways to record your screen using your Mac.
If you would like to watch the video, scroll down to watch the video instead or you can click here to watch the video on YouTube.
Have you ever wanted to hide your header and footer on Squarespace to make you're own landing page without using a program like LeadPages or OptinMonster or a Cover Page template?
In this blog post, I'm going to show you how you can create a page in Squarespace landing page that hides your header and footer. This is separate than a Squarespace Cover Page.
I created this page for my instagram account.
It's on Squarespace and it's essentially my "all the links" page which is very similar to a site called linktr.ee.
Since I designed it on Squarespace, I'm able to have more flexibility without having the header and footer.
I have had so many people ask me how to do this so in the video below I'm going to show you real quick how I did that.
Today I'm going to share with you things that are helpful as far as video creation goes.
When you first start creating video... I want you to start with where you are comfortable.
I don't want you to say things like, "oh I need to have this or I need to have that or I need a new camera or I need a background or any of that stuff." You really really really just need to focus on what you are comfortable with and where you are now.
When I first started doing video, I did not want to be on camera. I did not want to see my face on camera because I was self conscious and I had a lot of fears/excuses but I just had to get over that. Once I got in front of the camera I have been able to connect with people more, grow my online presence and my business has grown FAST.
Growing your online presence is tricky when you first start your blog or online business but there are so many ways to stand out online and still be true to you.
While it is very easy to fall into the trap of trying to mimic what worked well for other people, it’s easy to lose yourself in the process.
In order to stay true to who you are you need to learn how to use other people's strategies as motivation for yourself! Take their strategies and steps and still utilize your own strengths. Plus, it's much easier to be yourself!
Here are 5 ways to Stand Out Online in 2018:
The important thing to remember when taking online courses is that they won't work unless you do. Of course, you'll have some that you just don't feel like work out best for you and your business. Before you buy a course, be sure to do your research, make sure that it's something that you have time/money for and is something that you really want to work on.
I have taken a few courses that really weren't as great as the teacher perceived, or on par with where I was at that time and that was disappointing. So again, do your research.
You can research courses before you take them by:
- Googling the course name and reading reviews
- Reaching out to someone that you know has previously taken a course and asking them any questions that you may have
- Finding a FAQ for the course and reach out to the teacher or team
- Search in Facebook groups that you are active in
I love taking courses that help me in areas that I'm not proficient in, want to expand on or were recommended to me. Inside my Simplify Your Biz Tools free course, I listed these out in more detail, you can enroll here for free!
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Have you heard of Loom Video Recorder?
Loom video recorder is a web tool that allows you to record your screen and create quick videos.
I love to use Loom for:
- quick video replies via email
- quick video tutorials for clients, students or Facebook group members
- how to tutorials to post on YouTube or inside online courses
One that that I really like about loom is the fact that you can record your screen and be inside a little bubble while you're you're doing a tutorial which is really helpful for just being able to see the person instead of just watching the computer screen. If you don't like that and if you don't want to be or have your face down in that bubble you can just turn that off and you don't even have to be there.
Another thing that I like about loom is the fact that when you do record your videos all of them will be saved to your video library and what's nice is that you can download the videos, you can link the videos and if you don't like them you can just trash them. It's super convenient that anytime you use loom it will put your videos to the folder. I love that it doesn't automatically download them to your computer or disappear or something like that and this feature just comes in handy!
I usually download my videos if the video is going to go on a course or if it's going on YouTube If I need to edit it I'll even just quickly download it and work on it but if it's just something quick and dirty that I needed so send to a client or something like that I will grab the link and then I just shoot them a link and then that way they can just go ahead and get started.
Here's a quick video on how I use Loom for my online business and how you can too:
There are a lot of different things that you can do within this app, it's super helpful that you don't have to download any software or anything and it's FREE!
If you have any questions just leave them below and if you're interested in learning more about any other tools that I use for my business you can enroll in my free course Simplify Your Biz Tools by clicking here.
Hey there, I'm Lindsey the online educator behind hazelhaven.com. I help creative business owners learn how to use the tools to grow their online presence. I'm an introverted extrovert who loves tech systems, dark chocolate and a strong cup of coffee. Be sure to click here to learn about my favorite tools and resources that I use to run my business everyday!
Have you used Loom before? How do you like to use this tool?
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