Toronto Instagramable Locations
Recently, my partner and I went for a few days to Toronto, and we just got IN LOVE with that city. It was our first long trip since the pandemic started, so we enjoy every minute of it, of course we make the most of our trip by creating a lot of content, which is why today I will share to you the BEST places where you can take photos on Toronto. Edward Garden’s - Is one of the most beloved public gardens at Lawrence Avenue and Leslie Street (Mid-town) among several parks located along Toronto's ravines, many of which are connected by hiking and cycling trails and connected to the shores of Lake Ontario. The park's manicured lawns and flower beds make it a popular for tourist to take photographs, especially on this time of the year. Toronto City Hall - Is the seat of the municipal government of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and one of the city's most distinctive landmarks there you can find a very illuminated and modern Toronto Sign which is perfect to take some pictures if you want to create some travel content for your blog or social media If you’re touristing hard, you must make a stop at the Toronto Sign located in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square. It’s just a must-check-off-your-list, but depending on when you go, they would hold events at the Square. Gooderham building - Is an historic office building at 49 Wellington Street East in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the eastern edge of the city's Financial District. It's one of the most photographed structures in the city, mostly due to its unique shape.and it's also a home to offices of several companies. Other places you DEFINETLY should visit while in Toronto are: Casa Loma - It is a Gothic style mansion and garden in midtown Toronto that is now a historic house museum and landmark. Due to its unique architectural character in Toronto, Casa Loma has been a popular filming location for movies and television. Few things that may help is to use a wide-angle lens or visit in the summer or spring and then try and compose your shot with flowers in the foreground. Polson Pier Skyline View - which is one of the classic Toronto spots. It’s somewhat secret as most tourists probably aren’t aware of this location. If you want to make the most of the golden hour and then the blue hour you add Polson Pier to the list of places to take good shots on Toronto. Allan Garden’s - This hidden gem is located right in the heart of the city and is surrounded by one of the city’s oldest parks. You’ll feel like you’re in a wondrous jungle at times with narrow pathways lined with lush plants and trees. It’s easily one of the best places in Toronto to photograph. High Park - Set right in the heart of the city, High Park is full of fun photography spots any time of year. High Park is not a traditional city park. There is a big portion of the park that is still in its natural state, providing a wild experience in the middle of the concrete jungle. You’ll find everything from ravine trails to beautiful gardens. I hope you find these tips helpful, am so excited to see what you are inspired to create on those beautiful places! Thank you so much for reading!!!
Blogging Mistakes I Made as a Begginner
Hello there! Welcome to a new blog post! Blogging has become an excellent tool for content creators, influencers, entrepreneurs and pretty much all kind of business has taken advantage of it. With a blog you can grow traffic and build a reputation online, for that reason they’re investing their time and money in writing and promoting them. Sometimes, when you are new to blogging chances are that you will make a couple of mistakes in the process of launching a new blog and keep it running. Just when people start a new job, they usually mess things up at the beginning. Today I will share with you some mistakes I used to make at the beginning of blogging. - Not Defining Your Target Audience. This was one of my first common mistakes. The target audience for any kind of business is the group of people who are most likely to be interested in your offerings because it fulfills their specific needs. It’s essential to know relevant and specific details about your audience then with that information you can make a successful blog strategy that appeals to your audience and helps you stand out in the search engine ranks. - Blogging Inconsistently. Don’t Stop Writing!!! This is a common mistake, if your blog drives a good chunk of traffic to your site, it’s never a good idea to pause content creation. One of the biggest reasons people visit your blog is because of the fresh content they get to read on your site. If you put a pause on that your audience could lost interest in it. Sometimes when we get unmotivated we tend to stop posting, for that it’s ESSENTIAL to have a posting schedule!! - Deviating from the Target Niche. While we try to write new blog posts its very common to deviate from our niche! to cover a wide range of topics to appeal to a mass audience. The problem is that we don’t know what the audience wants to read or whether your audience will like what you write. No matter if you are an individual blogger or a business blogger, you should target a specific niche to blog about. This will help you reach out to the right audience for your business, also, your engagement rate and grows on your blog will increase and It will be easier for you to create your authority as a blogger on that specific niche. - Publishing Short Content Frequently. As I mention before the consistency is the KEY in blogging successfully, also its important to create content that span the topic you are writing about, its recommended to all bloggers to focus on creating long-form content of 2,000 words or more to answer as many questions as possible on a given topic instead of writing short content of 1,000 words or below every day. - Have No Blogging Goals. At the beginning its important to set minor goals to help you stay motivate, focus and consistent! No matter if you are a part – time blogger you should be setting short time goals. Ask yourself where do you want to see your blog grow in the next three months? When you’ve goals, you create a clearer picture and it makes it easy for you to prepare an action plan! -Focusing Too Much on SEO. If you want to improve your online visibility content, however you shouldn’t be prioritizing SEO over user experience. The first step in writing SEO content is to drive a keyword research. It will help you find the terms or phrases that can be added to your content to enhance its online visibility. - Not Using Google Analytics. This tend to happen to every new blogger. Why is so important to check out our statistics? When you know your audience demographics, high peak times, page views and more, you can improve your blogging strategy! For this you can use a tool called “google analytics” It helps to figure out the best-performing pages, and how you can improve those pages and it also determines what pages are slowing your site. - NOT Having a Mail List. Email marketing is enormous! Though social media is fast and this is where the message circulates easily but emails are still effective. If you have a blog and you want to turn it into a business in future, then having an email list is crucially important, also is a great way of interacting with your audience!! - NOT Using a Social Share Button. If you’re missing this step you’re already losing readers, it’s so important your audience can share easily your content to other platforms. It’s easy to use a plugin, and activate it on your website. Some free options are social pug, warfare, Sumo me. - NOT being authentic. The competition online is HUGE! Almost every niche is crowded, you need to show yourself a genuine person to build a following. Your readers want a trusted person to share their experiences, so start creating unique content, content that you actually like and stop copying others! just get inspired and transform your own ideas! - NOT Promoting Blog Content. Promoting your content is so important to increase its reach. You must promote your blog posts on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to increase your content visibility. As you see there are a lot of mistakes we tend to do as we start blogging! We all have been there! The best thing is to identify such blogging mistakes and grow faster. I hope this tips help you avoid this kind of mistakes! What other tips have you made while starting blogging?
Create Quality and Unique Content
Hello there! Welcome to a new blog post. These days as we know there are many platforms where you can start creating content, BUT there are also a lot of people doing it, YouTubers, bloggers, tiktokers, influencers, entrepreneurs, business owners, and others. So the question is, how can you stand out above others? Well, this can be very complex, because there isn't a secret r ecipe, but today I will share with you some tips that might help you start creating quality content! Have a conversation with your audience and ask them what they want. The best thing you can do is start getting to know what your audience wants to see. If someone wants something specific, there is bound to be someone else who is looking for that content too. The best part is that they might give you an idea that you would have never thought about. Something that no one else is creating content around. And that could be your big break. Create and Write about what you Like. If you constantly feel stuck when it comes to figuring out what to create or write about, start with what you like. Just because content should be helpful, does not mean it has to be stuffy and boring. And you don't have to write about everything in and around your business. You can choose to focus your efforts on topics that truly interest you. I guarantee your content quality will significantly improve once you quit trying to cater to things you don't care about, because of that is important to add your style and personality to your content, for that you can use Pinterest to search and get inspiration on creative content ideas, colors, photoshoots, and others. Share things that others aren't sharing. As I said before is better when you create something you found interest in it, so start seeking those things that you might like and evaluate if others are sharing it, this way you can stand out and reach more people with a new topic. Invoke positive emotions. Emotional content is three times more likely to be effective. One of the best ways to start making viral content is to invoke positive emotions on your content. Don't copy what has been successful to others. I know trends are super fun and you can recreate them but you need to add it your style and personality don't just copy what others are doing. I've found that the content that works best for me is the ideas that I came up with myself. Things that pop into my mind at night and I create the next day. Those ideas perform the best!!! You don't have to create mind-blowing content. As I mentioned before a good content must be genuinely helpful and solve a problem for your readers. BUT that doesn't mean it has to be mind-blowing, innovative, world-conquering content. Remember that sometimes things that you already know or that simply come easily to you, maybe mind-blowing to someone else Try to create guides and other practical content. Guides and Practical Information are among the most shared elements on the Internet. That's because people like to learn how to do it themselves. Many people experience successes by just adding the word "How" at the beginning of the article, so when you are creating or writing something you should add value by helping others to understand how to do something by themselves. Other things you can do to add a plus on your creation are: Using plus-in for social media. The content will have more value if you make it easier to share!!! Mention people in your messages. Mentioning people in your messages, whether on the site or social networks, is great to get their attention. If they like your publication, the individual can share it with their fans. This is particularly useful when targeting the best influencers in your industry. Add images to your messages. Adding images is an extremely effective way to help increase the chances of viral content. That's because it plays an essential role in online engagement. Humans are a visual species, and the perfect image can easily invoke almost any target emotion. Many of these high-quality photos can be found for free on the Internet. As you can see there a lot of things you can start doing to Create Quality Content, and above that is so necessary to understand the importance of the uniqueness and quality of it. The Content you Create Can: Communicates your message. Educates your readers or audience, and help them stick to your content If you're a business owner, it can persuade your audience to purchase your products and services over your competition. I hope you found these tips helpful! Let me know if you know another tip to start making unique content for your social media or business.
HOW TO MAKE PINTEREST PINS GO VIRAL?
drive traffic to your blog with these tips! Hello there! Welcome to a new blog post. As we know Pinterest is one of the major traffic sources for bloggers! Because of that is so important to create pinnable images that are aesthetically pleasing. If you are not getting viral pins or any traffic from Pinterest, then you need to work on the Pins you are creating. But first what is a "viral pin"? A pin that has become incredibly popular in hours or days by being shared by most Internet users. How can I make my pin go viral? There are certain things you can do to greatly increase your chances that your pin goes viral, and today I'm going to show you the tips that have helped me increased my viral pins and blogger traffic. 1. Use pin-worthy image. Pinterest is all about images! It is a visual discovery engine for finding ideas and more. So, there is a big impact on Images because it helps people to decide your pin is worth clicking or not. When deciding on the image to use, you want to ensure it makes sense for Pinterest, here are 2 tips to create catchy images for Pinterest: You should be creating vertical tall images instead of horizontal pics. Long vertical images usually perform the best because it takes up more space in the Pinterest feed. The sizes of your Pinterest Pin are so important. If you don't have the right size, you are setting yourself up for failure. Pinterest has always said the perfect pin ratio is 2:3. So never use square images. They are not aesthetically pleasing and Pinterest will less likely show your pin as they don't like square images. Good Quality Image. The appealing of the images is everything. Stay away from blurry photos. Always go for high-resolution, eye-catching photos. You can either take your photos or use stock photos. There are a lot of free stocks photos you can use, the problem is because is free it's used a lot by many people meaning your image would be repeated, you can also use the sites of stock photos that are paid, they tend to perform better because Pinterest sometimes gets saturated with all the same images. You can get really good paid stock photos using Shutterstock and Deposit photos. 2. Use catchy Pins titles: This is very important if you want to get a lot of traffic on your social media with a viral pin, the first thing you can do before picking a title is to think If you want to click any pin, ask yourself, why would you click it? ."Eyeball-Grabbing Titles Are Everything" If your blog titles are thump, it will get less traffic even if the blog content is outstanding. Even if your content is not that great but has a title that stands out, blog views are more consistent. Also, go bold!!! As your scrolling through Pinterest, you might become most drawn to pins with bolder text. The bolder the text the easier it is to read. The pins that get re-pinned the most on Pinterest are the ones with bold text. Go big and go bold. 3. Use Keywords. They would be your best ally if you want to make sure the right people find your content. You must use words that fit into your niche, and by now you must be wondering how can I find Keywords? Well, the easiest way is to search for "blogging" on Pinterest and it would give you suggested terms, and these terms are your keywords. 4. Use hashtags. Using hashtags is one of the best ways to tell Pinterest which categories are related to your pins. Once you put a hashtag on a description of a new pin, users can click on that and find other pins for those who tagged on the same hashtag. It also worked with the Pinterest search so that if someone typed the hashtag #Blogging and all of the related pins about Blogging came up with the search result. Simply, put your most important facts on description first, and never overuse hashtags. 5. Keep Repining I recommend pinning your post to multiple boards and group boards that are associated with the pin. "Pinterest Group Boards are the best way to increase your reach, repines, and clicks. All you need to do is, find group boards related to your niche and ask to join". Also If you want a viral pin you have to re-pin your image more than once. There is no limit on how much your re-pin. Just make sure you don't do it too much, or you could lose followers. 6. Use a good Pin description. You need to tell the platform what your pin is actually about. Meaning, you have to specify in the pin itself that your pin is about a certain topic for this you need to write a good catchy description! 7. Mind your popular pins. "Popular pins hold some past success points with themselves" So Pinterest might favor those over new pins as they have proven to be high quality before. To know which pins are popular, go to your WordPress statistics or google analytics and search for your top referrer, in the Pinterest area, see the top pins that bring you more traffic and repine those pins to other group boards. 8. Colors are important. Some colors are known to be pinned more than others. People are drawn to certain colors, so create pins with bright and warm colors. Don't use dark colors. You want your pin to pop and stand out to people as they scroll through Pinterest. 9. Ask your followers to Pin it! A call to action to "pin me for later!" has been proven to help increase your engagement. A lot of them will be more than happy to share. Especially if they enjoy your post and content and thought it offered them valuable information. Also when creating your blog, you want to make sure you install a "social share plugin" this will help your readers to easily share your blog post to their social platform of choice. All they have to do is click the share button and they can easily promote your blog. So make sure you add at least one pinnable image to your blog post. This way your readers can easily share it to Pinterest. By now you must be wondering, How exactly do I know if My Pin went viral? You can check your analytics using Pinterest Analytics & Google Analytics, there you can check your high impressions your saves, and high clicks. So, which one means I went viral? All three work together. "Pinterest runs on a smart feed, so they will display your content to multiple people (impressions) and based on if they liked your content (saves) and/or loved your content (clicks) Pinterest will know if they need to show your content to even more pinners (more impressions)" As you can see, getting a viral pin is not an easy task, you need to look into a lot of aspects to get it right, and not every time it is in your control. But a few things that I mentioned above are enough to make your pins more popular. I hope you found these tips useful, and let me know if you have other tips that could work for pins to go viral!!
Affiliate Marketing Networks You Need To Join
Fewer efforts, better payouts! Hi there! Welcome to a new blog post. Today I'll be showing you one of the easiest ways to earn passive income by joining affiliate networks and marketing programs. If you're a blogger, online business owner, or content creator this might interest you! WHAT is Affiliate Marketing? Well, is one of the best and easiest way to make money while blogging, by promoting products and services for other companies using a unique link, then when someone purchases the service or product you're promoting you will get a cut from de sale. This is a good way to optimize your time and earn passive income while you sleep, or work on another project! HOW does it work? Write about a product or service that you want to share with your audience in a compelling way or that shows why you recommend it. And if someone purchases it, you'll gain a percentage of the sale, the amount will depend on which affiliate program you're using. There are two main types of affiliate marketing opportunities. Affiliate programs: These are offered by an individual company or product/ service creator. Affiliate networks: These are third-party companies that work with multiple companies that have affiliate programs. HOW and WHERE do I find which affiliate programs to join? Find affiliate programs that match your brand and your audience and make a list of reputable affiliate programs that offer a good commission. Once you sign up, you will be given a unique affiliate link. Once you share it with your audience it will be able to track your stats and your sales. You can promote your affiliate links every time you mention that product or service on your social media or blog. What are the BEST AFFILIATE NETWORKS AND PROGRAMS you should join? Bright Data: They offer a wide range of products and services. Companies can get access to accurate data from millions of websites. The best part it's free! Share your unique affiliate link on your social media or blog. You earn 50% revenue share, up to $1K per customer without any time limit when a user pays for the service using your link. 3D Cart: This is the #1 e-commerce service for selling products online. You create an online store to sell products online and this website offers monthly subscription plans from $19.99 to $129.99 A very similar program in Shopify where you also will create an e-commerce website. It powers over 800,000 merchants in 175 countries and made over $100 billion in sales. Blue Host: This is the largest website hosting provider and powers millions of websites. They offer different hosting plans and for each referral, you get $65. Plus, the more you refer, the higher the payout will be. The blue host has become almost every blogger's favorite affiliate program. Not only because they pay high commissions, but they are one of the best hosting providers on the market today. Another website provider is WP Engine, Site ground and Host gator, and while their hosting packages are not cheap, and start at $31/month if you refer a customer and make a purchase they pay a generous $200 per sign-up. Wealthy Affiliate: This is an online learning platform that prepares you for every aspect of internet marketing and online entrepreneurship. When you start referring others to the community you will earn an average of 121$ for each sign-up. Teachable: This is an all-in-one platform allowing creators to build and sell online courses. Their commission structure is also pretty good, earning you a commission for the lifetime of the account. Another similar program is Podia some content creators have express that is the best online course creation platform on the market today, it's super easy to use and among create online courses, you can sell digital products such as digital downloads, memberships, and webinars. Convert kit: This is an email marketing tool that is specially designed for bloggers, it allows us to create a very powerful email campaign in the easiest way possible and let us running them in automation mode. You can sign up for their affiliate program and earn a lifelong 30% commission based on the price of the subscription that your referral signs up to. Another related program is Constant Contact which also allows you to easily manage your email lists, contacts, customizable email templates, the marketing calendar, performance of your email campaigns, and more. Ultimate Bundles: It's a collection of eBooks, e-Courses, templates, workbooks, planners, and other digital products that are sold as a bundle for a steep discount of 90-97% of. If you affiliate to this program, not only you can earn a massive 40% commission on each sale, you can get free marketing training, ready-to-send emails, social media posts and webinars to help you get the most from the sales. Another very similar platform is Sendowl a platform that also helps you sell digital products or services, and you will be able to receive your money into your PayPal or bank account. Flex offers and share sales: These programs offer a wide variety of products to promote such as clothing, web hosting, WordPress theme, food and much more. These are important because most of the individual affiliate programs choose one of these two companies to host their affiliate products. You can also earn more money with the refer a friend program. You can earn 50% revenue from the income of those you refer!!! Awin: It's a program that allows you to connect with companies like Etsy, Lonely Planet, Fiverr, Superdry, Swagbucks, and Booking.com. With the pay-per-lead and pay-per-sale programs. To get started with Awin, you will need to pay a sign-up fee of $5. Another platforms like this one is Skim Links (75% of the sale) and CJ Affiliate but these are both free. Amazon Associates: It's free to join and you can earn up to 10% commission of the sale amount. Although is quite low, you can get paid for items that you didn't even advertise. For example, when someone clicks on your affiliate link and decides not to buy, but ends up buying something else, you can still get a commission for the total orders placed within 24 hours. Click Bank: This is another popular affiliate network that offers a great commission structure. You can earn up to 75% commission on qualifying purchases. You can choose your payment threshold from $10 to $1,000,000. Travel Payouts: It's an affiliate network but especially for travel bloggers, travel agencies, and travel-related sites. You can earn income by recommending flights, hotels, insurance, car rentals, tours, and general activities. Grammarly: This is a digital writing tool that detects punctuation, grammar, and spelling errors. It's a very useful tool for all content creators and bloggers to double-check their work before publishing. Almost anyone can join as an affiliate and the most amazing thing about their program is that they'll even pay you when someone signs up for their free account. Viglik: This is slightly different than most affiliate programs, Viglink has connections with thousands of brands and will automatically add affiliate links to your posts if you mention a product or brand that Viglink has a connection with. This eliminates the need to join multiple affiliate programs and also makes affiliate marketing easy, in my opinion, this is a great starting affiliate program for beginners. Builderall: This affiliate program is open to anyone and the commissions are significantly higher than most other programs. Builderall is web software that truly has it all. You can build an App, create webinars, courses, send unlimited marketing emails and create sales funnels, this is a great product for bloggers, small business owners, and anyone that has a website or online presence. Rakuten Marketing: #1 affiliate marketing network. The network has been successfully providing the latest technology, training, and strategy for all affiliate marketers. It displays thousands of best affiliate programs to join for free. Some of the popular programs are Sephora, Walmart, Udemy, etc. Reward style: This program focuses primarily on fashion, lifestyle, and beauty bloggers. They also own the Liketoknow.it a program on Instagram that makes shopping outfits and home photos simple. Reward Style allows bloggers to earn commissions on products they recommend by using affiliate links. This platform is known as the middleman between bloggers and retailers. Another program very similar is Shop Style Collective it allows you access to a ton of stores. You will earn 70% of a sale while they take the remaining 30%. You can search for products or stores and they will show an estimated commission amount that you will earn with each sale. All of the programs that I mentioned above have their unique pros and cons but you're the only one that can choose which program(s) will work best for you, your content and your earning goals. By this time, you must be wondering, how many affiliate programs/affiliate networks should you join? The truth is there isn't a perfect number. My advice is that you join as many affiliate programs as you can within your niche. That is the only way to know which of those programs resounds better to your audience. Have you applied to any of these programs yet? I hope this guide was helpful to you! and I encourage you to join a few of them, it will change your blogging journey
Apps for Entrepreneurs - Save Time | Earn Money
ALL THE APPS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER AS AN ENTREPRENEUR! Hi there! Welcome to a new post. Do you sometimes wonder if you're getting the results you're expecting from your content or business? Well, you're in the right place, today I will show you the best Apps you can use to get organized and free up your time. No matter what type of content you're creating or if you're starting a new business these tools would change your life and helps your business run smoother! Content creators APPS savers! 1.Lightroom: This is a powerful photo editor and camera app that empowers your photography, helping you capture and edit stunning images. Easy-to-use image editing tools like sliders and filters for pictures make photo editing simple. If you're creating content all the time with this app you will have a nice balanced feed on Instagram you will be able to edit all of your photos with the same tools, creating presets with your favorite colors! Best part you can use it on your desktop or on your phone! 2. VSCO As square ready, if you are seeking consistency in your Instagram feed this app would help you with your editing process, especially on iPhone shoots. What I like the most is that I can upload straight from the app into Instagram. 3. Canva: This is a design tool that lets you create and edit graphics to use across your social media platforms you can create a video (with added music), business cards, animations and so much more! It also has a compilation of fonts, stock photos, fun graphics, and more that can be added to make your creations unique, and even if you have zero ideas about design, Canva will help you out, especially with their free and customizable templates. If you are an entrepreneur who is in the digital space this is a MUST. 4.Flick Hashtags: This is a tool that would help you find, analyze and manage Instagram hashtags. What I love the most is that they can help you not only find the right hashtags for your content, but they can help you manage them as well this way, you can analyze hashtags that fall into your content’s category, and you get to decide which ones you use and which ones you don’t. They know how important hashtags are to the success of your brand, and they make a point of helping you find ones that are highly targeted for this. Another thing I really like is that they offer new clients a free trial for seven days! 5. Latergramme: This app is perfect if you're always running out of time and you forget to post when you are supposed to. you choose your photo, write your text, and then tell the app what time you want to post that particular image + text. Then, whenever it's time for the post to go live, you get a notification on your phone from Latergramme- all you have to do is swipe to the side, and it'll upload to Instagram for you. 6. UNUM: It’s a design app for Instagram users with customized options for creating a specific theme, planning the grid, and scheduling posts. As an Instagram content creator I’m always obsessing with having a perfect feed, the UNUM app is what helps me achieve the flawless feed layout. It offers the Basic plan, which is free and Elite plan, which is 4.99$ a month. For me the features of the Basic plan work perfectly! 7. Facebook Creator Studio: This a is Facebooks scheduling tool. This app is perfect if you feel overwhelmed and disorganized trying to build your business but, it does more than just organize your posts. You can manage your previous posts or scheduled posts, create videos and post with music, manage your business page inbox and more! And since Instagram is owned by Facebook, you can also sync your Instagram account up so that you can schedule and manage your Instagram and Facebook accounts from one place! The great news? It’s a free tool as well! 8. Toggle App: This is one of the best apps for tracking your time, it helps you evaluate the time you're spending on different projects and how much to charge. Also to know if your business is running efficiently, at the end of the month you're going to be able to gather some data that will show you how much time did you spend in different business, at the end this could help you to see if you need to delegate some tasks or spend time in some activities above others. Great news: the basic plan is free! 9. Uber Conference: It's a free chat/audio calling software very similar to Skype. But, unlike Skype, it doesn't need users to have a special login. You just need your Chrome Browser and the link to the conference and you're good to go. The call quality is top-notch and the screen sharing feature is very good too. This app is perfect for easily doing training workshops! 10. Acuity Scheduling: This is a smart calendar tool that allows people to book appointments with you based on your availability. You can customize it to have your brand name as part of the booking URL, set up specific time slots when you're willing to take calls or meetings and it will send your clients to your scheduling page, this is a perfect way to keep track of your schedule, and organize your client's meetings too, the best part: it has a free basic plan! 11. Metabase: This is a business intelligence tool. It lets you ask questions about your data, and displays answers in formats that make sense whether is a detailed table or a bar. Metabase also makes it easy to share questions and dashboards with the rest of your team, this is perfect for organizing your data in the required format. The bad news is that it's not free! But is affordable and very helpful if you're starting a business! So is worth it! 12. Bear App: This app it's perfect for writing, from quick notes to in-depth essays. A focus mode helps you concentrate, and advanced markup options are an online writer's best friend. Full in-line image support brings your writing to life. It's affordable and really easy to use and the best is that you can use it on any device you like! All of these apps have helped me on the following: Automation of workflow, smart scheduling of content, and productivity. As a work from home professional, you would find that all of these tools are fantastic! Being an entrepreneur could be very overwhelming at times and take A LOT of your energy, but with the tools that I already show you, you can free up your time, stay organized and create more amazing content! Which of these do you use? Do you have any favorite tools of your own as a content creator or business owner?
Grow by Repurposing Your Content
Hello there! Welcome to a new post. One of the biggest mistakes I’ve been seeing whiting bloggers, content creators and influencers is that they write different content for Instagram than they do for Facebook, their blog post, their newsletter and their YouTube videos. Here is a little secret: YOU ARE ALLOW TO RECYCLE YOUR CONTENT! If you're always running out of time and ideas for content creation, you've found yourself in the right place. PD. The blog posts contain affiliate links. These don’t cost you anything extra, but they allow us to continue running this site and providing free content for our readers. Full disclosure here. What is repurposing content? It’s taking something that you’ve already created and turning it into something else, for example turning a video into a blog post. Why should you recycle your content? By repurposing your content, you can: · Increase your engagement and grow in different platforms, instead of just make a blog post you can turn it into a video, Instagram post, IGTV and many others, that way you will be found in all of these platforms and it will help you grow in your niche. · Make your audience seeing you as an authority in your niche, they will find you in different platforms leading a topic and they will see you as a referent of the subject in question. · Get your points across. Sometimes people need to hear, watch and read something to comprehend it. By providing content in different formats, you’re helping them to get your key points, and also they will consume your content the way they prefer. · Save time!!! Spend less time creating content, which requires a lot of research instead, you should spend more time promoting content. What type of content should you repurpose? In my opinion, you cannot recycle all of your content, you should be focusing on those that are getting a lot of engagement, so ask yourself: how else can I use this content? Here I will give you 10 ideas on how to repurpose your main piece of content on different platforms: 1. You can turn your YouTube videos into a blog post or in reverse: If you have a YouTube video that is getting a lot of comments and views instead of creating new content for your blog you can recycle it, you can use web pages like Rev.com or Temi.com for transcribing your content. 2. You can transform your Facebook or Instagram live into a blog post or a LinkedIn article: The best way to transform your live into an article is using google docs the function of voice typing, that way you can save everything you are saying on your live and use it later for another platform. 3. You can turn your main post into social media graphics: If your main post is a YouTube video or a blog post you can transform it into different social media graphics that you can post on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and many others. For that, you can create them using Canva. 4. You can use your videos (YouTube, IGTV, podcast) and share a sound bite of it on social media: You can crop a part of the video and share it as an Instagram story, that way you will promote the original video and it will have more views and engagement. 5. You can share positive comments or feedbacks of your main post: Create new content using the comments that you get on your main post and later post it on social media, this also will direct people back to your video. 6. You can transform your YouTube or IGTV into a TikTok video: Recycle a part of interest of your main video and transform it into a TikTok and it will also help people get to your main content. 7. You can create a pin for Pinterest of your main post: Turn the information that you are posting into different pins and later pin it on Pinterest and link it back to that main post. Also, you can share for example your Instagram stories, and repurpose those into your Pinterest stories. Another thing you can do is use the captions of your Instagram posts, and you can repurpose those into infographics, utilizing Canva list- style graphics and then post it on Pinterest. 8. You can chop up your blogpost: Turn little fragments of your blogpost and transform it into bite-sized social media posts. 9. You can transform your main post into an Instagram carousel: Turn your main post (YouTube video, blog post, IGTV) into an Instagram post using a carousel this is a perfect option because you can add different slights and also carousel post tends to have a really good engagement. 10. You can reuse past content: Reshare relevant content that you already post it in other platforms, and also you can update it, for example a blog post that you wrote a month ago you can update it and add other things that you found relevant. As you can see you have many options to transform your content into something new! You can help yourself using apps like headliner which is a really good choice for those who don’t want to spend a lot of money and want to get some help to turn the main post into different formats. There is another option more expensive and in my opinion is directed at those who have a business and people who have to create massive content every day, its call repurposing house. And also if you are a beginner you can do the transformations yourself using different web pages like rev.com or temi.com, canva, google docs and many others. I hope these tips have worked for you and help you grow while recycling content. Remember quality is above quantity!! Enjoyed this? 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Camera and Gear to Start Blogging
Hello hello welcome to a new post! I have been asked many times on my Instagram what camera do I use and until about a month I was using both my Sony Alpha 6000 and my iPhone 11. But I decided that after 5 years of having my old camera I needed to improve if I wanted to improve the quality of my photos. And I got my Sony 7iii, which I love love. This I think are a necessary purchase are. Camera, it does not have to be the most expensive one but the more professional it is the better photos it will take. Tripod, the best purchase I have made. It is light to carry and it is so so functional. Light, not everyday will be sunny and not all photos will be taken when the sun is out, so for those moments the ring or the led lights are perfect. Backdrop, the backdrop has become something I use weekly for my photos at home. I love love having a clean background and with this you only have to be creative with colors and that is Camera bag, mine came in the bundle with my camera and I'm in love. It is the safes my camera has ever been What I want to say if that you don't need an expensive camera but you can start buying things as you grow in the social media of your choice, and you will see that the moment you collect all these things the quality of your content will be much more better. Hola hola bienvenidos a una nueva publicación! Me han preguntado muchas veces en mi Instagram qué cámara uso y hasta hace un mes estaba usando mi Sony Alpha 6000 y mi iPhone11. Pero decidí que después de 5 años de tener mi vieja cámara necesita algo mas nuevo si quería mejorar la calidad de mis fotos. Y compre mi Sony 7iii, que AMO. Cosas que creo son necesarias para tener buen contenido: Cámara, no tiene que ser la más cara, pero cuanto más profesional sea, mejores fotos tomará. Trípode, la mejor compra que he hecho. Es ligero de llevar y es muy funcional. La luz, no todos los días estará soleada y no todas las fotos se tomarán cuando salga el sol, por lo que para esos momentos el anillo o las luces LED son perfectas. Telón de fondo, el telón de fondo se ha convertido en algo que uso semanalmente para mis fotos en casa. Me encanta tener un fondo limpio y con esto solo tienes que ser creativo con los colores y eso es Bolso para la cámara, la mía vino en el paquete con mi cámara y estoy enamorada. Son las cajas fuertes que mi cámara ha sido Lo que quiero decir si no necesita una cámara costosa pero puede comenzar a comprar cosas a medida que crece en las redes sociales de su elección, y verá que en el momento en que recopile todas estas cosas, la calidad de su contenido aumentará Estar mucho mejor.
Identify a Non-Real Brand Collaboration
We all have been through here! If you're on Instagram or a blogger, you will get messages and emails from brands asking you to partner with them on a collaboration. After many emails, it is now easy for me to identify the scam ones very quickly. It may be exciting, receiving an email from a brand wanting to collaborate with you, but before responding or opening any clicks, think if it is real. So before you get your hopes up, remember a few key things. 1 . Brand Ambassador Messages Please don't bother responding to them. Just delete! These include: - Requests for you to purchase their product first for reimbursement later. - Requires you to purchase at a discount. - You have to cover the shipping fees and expenses. - Leaving comments on your photos asking for YOU to dm THEM. Most of the time, this is a computer doing people to see who is going to bite. - Asks you to create content for their use on their Instagram/website, using their product but don't pay you. And say that in return, they will help promote your social media accounts. 2 . Discount for Followers and % of your Sales - For this, it is best to use affiliate sales from Reward Style, and many others without purchasing anything. - You don't have to post anything if you don't want - Only promote things you like and already use - You don't have a specific timeline nor contract Related Posts: Affiliate Marketing For New Bloggers 3 . On Your Email One of the ways I check the legitimacy of a brand offering sponsorships is by first checking their email address and the signature at the end. It’s an immediate red flag for me when the person reaching out to me uses a free email account (aka Gmail, outlook, yahoo, etc.). If a brand has a product to sell and a website to sell it on, they have an official email account. - Sent from a "@gmail.com'" instead of a professional email like 'email@example.com." - Using language that isn't professional as sweetie, darling, honey. - Do not start by your name; if they are not capable of knowing who are they sending the message it is not worth your time. - A collaboration scam will always ask for extra work for you without really compensating you for it. Note: Small businesses who have their business on Etsy or Amazon may be an exception, it’s still presents as a fishy offer. 4 . Read The Brief vs. What They Are Offering Just by the description, I knew that it was nothing more than free publicity for the brand. Here's how I knew: - The words they use, one of the most common, is that they need you to help "spread the word" or give "tips to your readership" about what they can do with said product. - They say they are new in the market or that they 'do not have a budget right now'. The first thing I ask is what the budget is for the project. When there isn't one, the email would say something like, "We don't have one; we simply wanted to generate some buzz." Sorry, but that is not how it should work. That's when you know this is for their benefit and not yours. - Flattering Words, the brand called me the perfect person to talk about a product not even related to my niche. Flattery will get you nowhere unless you plan on paying for what you want. 5 . No Sponsorship Contract, No Partnership - If you do get approached by a brand, and they're asking you to partner with them in a legitimate paid collaboration or sponsorship
Always ask them to sign your contract. - Any brand that's not willing to sign the sponsorship contract you send to them to ensure you are protected legally should be turned down. - In case you have to send your Contract, Amira at A Self Guru has an easy-to-customize Sponsored Posts Contract. - She has a fantastic Legal Bundle that every site needs to be legally and financially protected. 6 . The Whole Brand Deal is on DMs When a brand reaches out to me in the DMs. I send them my email! I ask them to give me the information through email and that way is more formal. If a brand really wants to work with you, they will be happy to take the extra step. Brand managers and PR professionals usually reach out via DM when you’ve interacted with them on social media or if they need your email address. 7 . How To Get REAL Brands I have said it before, and I still believe in it! If you are a small blogger/ influencer, it is more accessible to work with brands through apps and websites in the middle of the collaborations. There are many companies out there that work with Instagram influencers to connect them with brands. As I am still a small account on Instagram, these platforms' price range is always good for the engagement I offered in return. 8 . How Do I Know When To Accept a Collaboration Don't Sell Yourself Short. Always know that your time, effort, and your profile or blog is worthy of a properly paid collaboration, where you get adequately compensated. Your time can be better spent on new pitching opportunities with brands than responding to questionable brand collaboration inquiries. Always charge for the post of your photo, for the stories, for the swipe up feature; if they want you to add the link to your profile, charge for that. - If a brand wants to use your image for ads, charge for it - If a brand wants to use your content outside of the social media where your posts, charge for it Most of these photo usage charges are more 'photographer' related costs per photo, per month of usage, and per place of use. So do you think you are ready to stop wasting time on scam brand deals and start spending time on creating content that attracts the right brands? Enjoyed this? Pin it for later below! Follow me on Pinterest.
Top Hand Lettered Fonts for Small Brands
Are you ready to take your blog and business to the next level? Then it’s time to start branding with the best hand lettered fonts! Whether you’ll use them in your website, blog, physical or even digital products. Using calligraphy fonts is always a great idea for branding as they add a touch of feminine elegance to every project You may use them for - Promotional Posts - Facebook Ad Landing Pages - Online Contests Website - Banner - Logo - Business Cards - Posters Social Media - Pinterest Pins and Board Covers - Infographics - Instagram Stories - Facebook Banner Choosing and uploading a different font that wha you would find on Canva or your computer. Will help your viewers to think of you just by looking at the font because it is likely that they have not often come across it! 1. Shorelines 2. Breathing 3. Elmore 4. Mango Salsa 5. Rafelya Carrotin 6. Sagitarius 7. Veronica 8. Qittuny 9. Harmony 10. Alexander Lettering Which of the above hand lettered fonts is your favourite? How will you incorporate it in your blog design and branding? These are all free to download, so don't wait more time and go get creative! Enjoyed this? Pin it for later below! Follow me on Pinterest.
Upload Fonts To Your Wix Blog
Yes! You read it right! We can upload our own fonts to Wix and make our pages even more on brand. And because I happen to be such a sucker for different more into brand type of fonts I will show you how to add yours to your website. One of my personal fave Wix features is the ability to upload your own fonts to the platform. So in this post, I’ll be showing you how to do just that! It’s an incredibly quick and simple process. 1. Go to your Wix website editor 2. On the left side panel click on 'add' and next on 'text'. 3. Under 'Themed text' add 'Heading one' to page. 4. Double click on text to edit and on small text setting box click the down pointing arrow next to 'Fonts'. 5. Scroll all the way down and click on 'Upload Fonts" 6. Click on the orange button at the top right, the fonts have to be on TTF, OTF, WOFF or WOFF2 format. 7. Locate the font on your computer and click on 'open' 8. Once green checkmark appears next to the new font click on "Done" 9. The fonts uploaded will appear at the very top of the Fonts drop down menu on the 'My Fonts' section. And that is it! You can find fonts on http://dafont.com or you can upload your own on calligraphr.com and use not only on Wix but also on your computer and social media! More on types of Calligraphy on my next blog post! Enjoyed this? Pin it for later below! Follow me on Pinterest.
Are you NOT Growing On Instagram ? How To Fix It
Have you seen everyone around you grow and grow on followers but you are stuck on the same number for ages? That was me! I totally get it, believe me! With some many people on the same platform making sure your are found and you have something different to bring to your followers is not as easy as it was months ago But I am here to show you my tips to make change and get out of that stuck zone you have been! PD. The blog posts contain affiliate links. These don’t cost you anything extra, but they allow us to continue running this site and providing free content for our readers. Full disclosure here. 1. Your Biography There are two main places that you should check right now Your @username, which is the one people will tag you from, make it your name or a name that relates to your nice, if you want to learn how to name your profile check out this blog post Your name, is the one that shows in bold, make sure you add your first name or nickname + niche. This way, you double the opportunity to be found by either your name or what is it you do, some people also write their city here. 2. Your Description It is the space to connect with your audience and let them know how you help them. The best way to write the description is to be very clear about who your target audience is and identify what they want, so that the message is super targeted using words with which they identify. - In one sentence explain what is it you talk about in your profile, what's that thing people will find there - Add your location, your email and if you have any #hashtag on constant use - Place a sentence that will make people click on your link, such a 'Click here to find your free ebook' or 'click here to find the newest Amazon Deals' Think to yourself, what is it you give to your followers on your posts? What is it you usually talk about in your stories? If you have trouble knowing what to write on your bio and your name, feel free to fill up this information so it can give you more clarity on your niche and theme. 3. Profile Photo Try to keep it consistent; make it a close up photo of you better if you are wearing the colors you usually use on your feed photos. Use the same photos on all your social media platforms, because it case someone saw, let's say, your Youtube video and are on Instagram to look for you, they know which one is the real one by looking at the profile photo. 4. Visual Strategy Make it seem seamless by planning before posting. I have a whole blog post on how to plan your feed to make it as aesthetic as possible; check it out. But using apps like UNUM to plan your photos and see how they will look next to each other before posting them is what you need to do. Your last nine photos are the most important because usually when people get to your profile, those are the ones they will see before deciding if they want to follow you or not. Try to keep your posts always cohesive between them and only post things you are genuinely proud of. 5. Color Blocking Try to keep using the same filter when editing your photos to make them look so much smoother side by side. If you don't have a preset just yet, please check out the one I have in my shop. Those are the ones I use on my profile every single day. And the same thing with clothes, try to keep your clothes in the same colors. As we may not notice but clothes take a considerable part of our photos and our feed, so choosing the same tones of colors for your clothes will make a huge difference in your feed. Follow all these steps and let me know how that changes your increase in followers! Leave me a comment with your IG handle and I will check it and DM your if I see any possible changes Enjoyed this? Pin it for later below! Follow me on Pinterest.