How to Record your Screen on a Mac (2018)

How to Record your Screen on a Mac (2018)

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.

How to Hide the Header, Pre-footer and Footer on Squarespace (2018)

How to Hide the Header, Pre-footer and Footer on Squarespace (2018)

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

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.

How to Get Comfortable with Creating Video Content

How to Get Comfortable with Creating Video Content

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.

How to Stand Out Online in 2018

How to Stand Out Online in 2018

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:

Online Courses That I Have Taken and Recommend

Online Courses That I Have Taken and Recommend

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!

How to Use Loom Video Recorder for Your Online Business: My Review

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products that I highly recommend. I promise that I won't put anything in this post that I haven't verified and/or personally used. Thank you so much for your support!

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.

You can start your FREE account by clicking right here.

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

and more!

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.

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Hey there, I'm Lindsey the online educator behind 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?


Cyber Monday Deals for Creative Bloggers and Business Owners (+ Free Course) [2017 Edition]

Cyber Monday Deals for Creative Bloggers and Business Owners (+ Free Course) [2017 Edition]

Did you know that most software programs only offer 30% and up deals only twice a year? Black Friday/Cyber Monday is a great time to hop on these deals and the BEST part is that most of these purchases will make you MONEY and they are a complete write-off!

Sometimes shopping the sales can seem overwhelming but lucky for you I have found the best deals for Creative Bloggers and Business Owners.

Most of these deals end at midnight tonight so you want to take action soon!

How to Create a Video Intro or Video Bumper for Your Videos

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products that I highly recommend. I promise that I won't put anything in this post that I haven't verified and/or personally used. Thank you so much for your support!

When I first started doing videos, I learned all kinds of new terms like lower third, bokeh and video bumper.

The bumper was the first one that I tackled and I’m thankful that I did. Think of a video bumper as being similar to a bumper on your car, it protects your car on both the front and the back. A video bumper does the same thing, it frames your video.

Does that make sense?

It’s also known as an intro! Of course, you don’t have to have an intro/video bumper but it does help you and your videos look a little bit more put together!

If you want to go ahead and watch the video training you can do so below, if you'd like the step by step walkthrough continuing reading below the video.

Here's what a few people are saying about this video training:

"This is amazing. Who knew the intro is also called a bumper, so many more search results than youtube intro. Thank you."

"Nice walkthrough! Thanks for sharing!"

"FINALLY- I'm going to create one this weekend! THANK YOU!"

"I love this video, Lindsey! You explain everything well, the editing is awesome, and I love how I can get a feel for your personality through your laughter and enjoyment for the process."

"I was looking for this last week, and I had no clue what to call it, as I wanted to look into creating one. Well, I gave up frustrated. Now I have the solution "

Here are the steps that I took to create my video intro/bumper (and how you can too!):

Step 1: Research

You want to go to video hive which is through envato market. Then you want to look for logo stings or intros. I went with after-effects and then I just picked a few different things that I wanted.

DISCLAIMER: You can easily spend a lot of time going through all of these but and just try to think of something that is on brand and with what you have going on with your videos.

Then start playing through them and just finding ones that you might be interested in.

So this is the one that I ended up choosing and it came with about twelve different versions which was really helpful incase I want to use them in the future.

Step 2. Sync up with sound.

The best way to do this is by getting two browser windows next to each other.

In one window use your videohive with the opener that you want to use and then in the other window go to audiojungle.

I tried to find ones that were similar to the same time as my opener.

When you're searching for audio for your opener, sometimes it will even have opener in the file name, so for instance if you chose a logo sting for your video you could look for an audio file that has logo sting as well. This helps when you're trying to go through all the different audios.

I tried to get my video to play at the same time that my audio would play at so I could try and line them up and see which ones fit best.

Note: Anytime you hear ‘audio jungle’ said with a female’s voice on somebody's video you know that they just downloaded the free version.

You can play through different ones to see what is out there to choose from. Some of them are really not what you want and that's okay but at least you know that you can go through them and find ones that you need.

Once you find on that pairs up pretty well you want to click on the title to get the info on the audio file. Then you want to make sure that it doesn't have any licenses or if it does have a license you can abide by it.

For most of these you can go ahead and download the templates and then you can put it in something like iMovie or ScreenFlow or whatever video editing software you're using to see how well they line up as well.

This is the audio file that I chose for mine.

Step 3. Make your purchase.

Once you have decided on your video intro as well as your music go ahead and buy the ones that you want so you can continue to the next step.

Step 4. Find someone to hire.

I used somebody on Fiverr just because it was a lot easier than trying to do a lot of research and I had a friend who had used this one guy.

I searched for after effect logo opener or search for whatever files that you bought.

Look for somebody that will use those same files and as you can see there's tons of people that are like ‘hey I'll do this for you and here's how much I charge’ or you know it starts at this price point etc.

I hired Frank D and he is in Greece. Oh my gosh it was awesome, I sent him my files and I said hey this is what I want. He responded within a very short amount of time and next thing I know I have my completely formatted bumper or video intro.

It saved me so much time and money. I think I only spent about $30 total video/audio files included.

I highly recommend Frank just because he was really great to work with.

This is the one that I chose, “I will edit any After Effects template from videohive” and he lists all the different things you have to do so that was super helpful while I was putting these things together.

Step 5. Organize your files to deliver.

Once you have decided that you are going to hire someone it will be a whole lot easier on yourself and them if you just go ahead and organize all your files into one folder.

I took everything that I had for my bumper and put it in a folder on my Mac.

In the folder, I included:

  • the download for my video intro file ( which is the after effects file)

  • the audio jungle file

  • I chose some stock images and put my brand color overlay on them in Canva.

  • my logo

  • my website

  • And a note explaining everything.

I packaged everything up nicely so that when it was passed over to Frank he would able to say okay here's everything I need and then if he had any questions all he had to do was email me. Easy peasy.

Step 6.  Wait patiently.

After you have passed everything over it's really easy to think  “Ahhhh where is it!?!?!” but just wait patiently and know that your project is in good hands. Most likely whoever you decided to go with will also have a revision of some type, so if you don't like what they send back to you, you can send it back and they'll shoot you one that works.

and finally….

Step 7.  Import your file at the beginning of your video.

Once you have your complete bumper and it's good to go you will be able to add it to your videos.

When you go edit your next video, you will upload it into your video software and add it to the beginning of your video.

If you’re using ScreenFlow:

  • Click on ‘add the media’.

  • Choose your bumper.

  • Click and drag it to the front of your video file.

  • Play through it so that it works.

  • Resize it if need be

and that's it!


Do you have to have a video intro? No.

Does it help your videos look a little bit more professional? Yes.

I could have definitely figured out how to create a video bumper or video intro on my own by downloading After Effects or Keynote like Conrad Know How showed but why waste all of that time when you can hire someone to do it for you?!?

If you do want to hire someone to create your video intro or do video animations for you here are a few people that I recommend:

Now you know how you can create your own video bumper or video intro.

Be sure to enroll in my Free Course so that you can learn all about my favorite tools and resources that I love and use for my business.

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Hey there, I'm Lindsey the online educator behind I help creative business owners learn how to use the tools to grow their online oresence. I'm an introverted extrovert who loves tech systems, dark chocolate and a strong cup of coffee. Be sure to join my free community by clicking here Creative Biz Haven

Have you created a video intro yet? Do you think that you will now that you know which steps to take? Let me know in the comments below!