One of the best ways to create a beautiful brand identity and gain followers on Instagram is to have a cohesive theme or aesthetic to your feed. But how, exactly, do you go about creating one? It might be easier than you think. Personally, my Instagram is very bright, white, and minimal. I like how
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I know we’re well into the autumn season now, but don’t worry – there’s plenty of time left for cozy and classy fall fashions. Today I’m taking a look at Octer.com, an awesome online fashion, beauty, and home marketplace that lets you shop your favorite life + style brands from one platform. Scarves Obviously scarves
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What are weekends for, if not to totally treat yo’ self to some Grade A pampering? I’d already made up my mind to totally treat myself this weekend, since it’s been a while, and since I’ve recently received a lot of really fab spa/beauty products in various subscription and sample boxes. So, I thought I’d
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Well friends, it’s really only fitting that I’m writing this to you now. If you hadn’t noticed, it’s been nearly 3 months since I published a blog post. From the bottom of my heart – my bad. In some ways, this is an okay thing, because the reason that I’ve been absent is due to
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A little less than a week ago, Instagram revealed a new feature called Instagram Stories. The entire world consequently flipped out because, well, Instagram Stories is basically identical to Snapchat. You can now post photos, videos, and gifs to your Story, which will disappear after 24 hours. Sounds familiar, right? Two main differences between Snapchat
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Today I wanted to chat about something that affects a lot of bloggers and creative entrepreneurs: imposter syndrome. For those of you who haven’t heard that term before, you’re probably thinking something along the lines of Criminal Minds or something (I know I was the first time I heard the phrase “imposter syndrome”). However, imposter
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For creative entrepreneurs, designers, virtual assistants, or anyone else looking for new and amazing clients, Facebook groups can seem like a nirvana of eager potential clients. However, time and time again I see entrepreneurs going about marketing and promotion all wrong in these groups. There’s a fine line between spammy self promotion and selling your
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I love to write and share the lessons my family is learning in this game called Life. But blogging was a game changer for me. To be honest, I had never even read a blog, or at least not one that I remembered! So when I decided to create my own blog, I was a
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Growing your Instagram followers isn’t as simple as creating beautiful images and then watching followers flock to your account. There are plenty of other pieces of the puzzle that fit together to make a solid Instagram growth strategy. Perhaps the biggest and most important of these puzzle pieces is hashtags. Are you ready to learn
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I’m sure you’ve heard by now the all-encompassing life changing power of Pinterest in re: your blog or creative business. Melyssa Griffin of the Nectar Collective has sworn up and down for years about how utilizing Pinterest correctly has transformed her website. Personally, Pinterest makes up nearly 60% of my monthly site traffic, which is
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As creative business owners, the best part of the gig is being able to, well, create – all day, every day. But when you’re weighed down by administrative tasks and daily duties, it can be hard to get back to the creative aspect of your biz. So, what’s a savvy business owner to do? If
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Happy Tuesday blog babes! I’ve got an awesome giveaway here with the help of Oh My Gosh Beck and the other fabulous bloggers listed below! Who couldn’t use $500, amirite? What would you use it for? Prize: $500 Cash Co-hosts: Jenns Blah Blah Blog // The Mommyhood Mentor® // Krystal’s Kitsch // Sand, Sun, & Messy
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I talk a lot here about running your own creative business and the idea of working for yourself – but sometimes, that’s not possible, realistic, or desirable. Maybe you don’t want to work for yourself, or you don’t see your blog being more than a hobby or a side hustle. If you’re looking for a
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Everyone has to start somewhere. This is true in all areas of life, and blogging is no different. And generally speaking, you have to kind of suck at something before you get good at it, right? No one wants to be the obvious new kid on the block who’s still using Comic Sans and has
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When you’re working by and for yourself, running a creative business, sometimes the lines between your personal life and your business can get kind of blurry. It’s not like working a “day job” where you’re at the office from 8-5, then hang up your coat and call it a day when you get home. It can
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I know this is a bit out of the ordinary for me to be sharing a lifestyle post nowadays, but y’all – I love love. Valentine’s Day and I have had a fairly tumultuous history (like my middle school boyfriend who broke up with me the day before so he wouldn’t have to buy me
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Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Robin from Snippets of Faith. Her blog is brand new, and she writes about family life with a special needs child, faith, inspiration, DIY, healthy living, and lots more. We worked to develop a new brand identity and to get her site up
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He (or she) who holds the keys to social media can rule the world. Ok, that may be a little dramatic, but it’s not far from wrong. Social media is a powerful tool that’s here to stay. Sure, the platforms may change, but the concept of social media? We’re stuck with it. Likely forever. So
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Most of you have probably heard of or used Bloglovin‘ at some point in the past, but for those who don’t know, Bloglovin’ is a feed aggregator which allows you to follow all your favorite blogs and to easily read new posts in one place. But it can also be a powerful tool for those
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One of the most effective ways to quickly and easily build your blog and business is to identify your ideal audience. Without knowing your audience, and their habits, how can you effectively create content that they want to read? After all, readers are the key to successful blogs. But how do you go about finding
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Chances are, at some point in your online life, someone has unfollowed, unsubscribed, or unfriended you. It’s an unfortunate fact of life, especially for bloggers and those who spend a large amount of time and energy on their online presence. I used to get really bothered when someone unfollowed me, or more recently, when someone
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