Posts tagged 2018
What You’re Doing Wrong on Social Media

Social media is one of the most effective tools we can use to market our brand and build our business. It helps us stand out online, and gives us the opportunity to express who we are as a brand and how we work in the real world.

With such an amazing tool at our fingertips, why is it that so many of us struggle with growing our tribe on social media?

The reality is that so many of us are not using social media the right way. The result? We start losing followers and losing faith in our brand.

Guys - let’s stop that from happening. Let’s look at some of the things we may be doing wrong on social media so we can start taking action.

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4 Things They Don’t Teach You At Design School

No matter how much time you spent studying how to become a graphic designer, there are just some things lecturers don't teach you at school. I know. Shock horror, right? Aside from learning the ins-and-outs of design, you’re pretty much left in the dark when it comes to running your own design business.

I came fresh out of University with ideal dreams and ideas of what it would be like to be a freelance designer; to be my own boss and watch my business grow. I knew how to design, of course! But what I didn’t know was how to run a successful design business.

In reality, I was a complete novice. Even though I had the practical skills needed to design, I knew nothing about the business world. I came to realise that there are just some things they don’t teach you in school, and being a successful freelancer is one of them.

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DesignJesseca Stewart2018
Master The 7-Day Digital Detox

If you don't think that social media is taking over your life, you're either in denial or you don't have a smartphone. Let's face the facts, we've all become addicted to being connected online. For most of us, it seems as though social media has been around since the dawn of time, and you'd be right, for us millennials, it was.

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Three Proven Ways To Conquer Designers Block

Designers block can be challenging. As a budding freelance designer, your entire livelihood depends on your ability to create stunning designs for your customers. However, not being able to achieve that can really throw a spanner into the works. Your business grinds to a halt while you try and muster up the capability to keep going.

We know that designers block can be a nightmare, and we sympathise. However, there are a few proven methods for curing the irritation that is designers block. We’re going to be looking at three of them here, in the hopes that they can re-energise your productivity and get your creativity back on track.

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Why You Should Be Using More Video On Social Media

In the modern age, it’s never been easier for us ladies to get out there and create a vibrant new career option. The age of the young and creative entrepreneur is right now, and we have a wealth of resources available to help us in this goal. However, there is one resource which you should use to improve your small businesses, and that is the power of the video. What’s sad is that a lot of people don’t know how video marketing can be utilised on their social media platforms, and how useful it is generally, so I’m going to be taking a look.

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What You Should Include In Your Design Portfolio

When was the last time you updated your portfolio? It's something we always say that we will get round to but other things seem to take priority. Why are portfolios so important? If you're a freelancer, your livelihood depends on winning clients. Everyone who considers you will want to see your work before they hire you. Applying for a new job? Any designer who works full-time will know how important it is to have a portfolio that stands out from other potential candidates. Whilst all this seems obvious, as a creative bunch, we're not updating our portfolios regularly enough.

If you're a designer, writer, illustrator or photographer, I'm sharing with you what we should all remember when creating and keeping up-to-date with our portfolios.

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My Favourite Tools For Organisation and Productivity

In the digital world, we are bombarded with so many tools which claim they can deliver the best organisation and productivity. From staying on top of our everyday lives to tackling tasks at work or for your business, a simple to-do list can get a little out of control.

I’m a total techie at heart and I’m forever on the lookout for new apps and tools to keep everything in one place. I did, however, find a few hidden gems (ok, not so hidden) that might just help you get organised once and for all.

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Are You Oversharing Free Content On Twitter?

Twitter is a great platform for sharing, but not oversharing. Some people have a tendency to get a little over enthusiastic when promoting themselves on social media. In this blog post I’ll talk about some key things you should think about before sending tweets.

I’m not suggesting that you stop posting promotional tweets altogether. I just want to make you aware of how you may be coming across to your audience. I’ve had no choice but to unfollow people because they were posting the same thing day in, day out. Boring. It’s not doing anything for me as a follower, or anything for them as a business. Think about why you're there, what your purpose is. Show your worth, share awesome stuff and the followers will, well, follow.

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