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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