Category Archives: Marketing

Your Headshot Is an Important Part of Your Personal Brand

If you are a solopreneur, consultant, coach, or freelancer, your headshot may be your most important visual asset. If you are building your brand as a one-person company, you must get a professional photo taken of yourself. What is a headshot? A headshot is a photo of a person that usually shows their head and…  Continue reading »

Is Branding the Same as Marketing?

Many people talk about branding and marketing in the same breath, like they are the same thing. Branding and marketing are related, but they are distinct.  Branding vs. marketing Imagine coming up with the idea for a business. You research what people want and see what competitors are currently offering. Then you figure out a…  Continue reading »

Save Time and Money on Marketing When You Invest in Your Brand First

Branding and marketing are separate but integrated. Both are important for your business. Marketing can have a more direct effect on generating money for your business, but if you invest in your brand first, you’ll save time and money on your marketing. When you develop your brand, you create one finalized way of representing your…  Continue reading »

Choosing the Best Stock Photos for Your Brand

To create your website, social media posts, or marketing materials, you need some images. There are two primary things to keep in mind when using or to create images: Does the image establish the right impression of your brand? Would your ideal client be attracted to the image? Stock photos vs. your custom photography There…  Continue reading »

The Best Places to Get Free (or Low Cost) Images for Your Brand

Images can portray a feeling and get a message across in just a few seconds. You may need images for your website, social media posts, printed brochures, or packaging. Most small businesses and startups don’t have a huge budget to hire a photographer or pay for expensive stock images. We’ve put together a list of…  Continue reading »

How to Research Your Ideal Client

Identifying your ideal client is key to the success of your company. There are many pieces of information that you can research to identify these factors. The specific combination of characteristics will act as a compass that will influence all business decisions. The first thing to do is to brainstorm your ideal client. Think about…  Continue reading »

Squarespace vs Wix vs Weebly: Which is best for building your branded website?

Small business owners and startups often use DIY web building tools like Squarespace, Wix, or Weebly to create their first website. This is because websites are crucial to most businesses and nearly every business needs one. Unfortunately, a huge mistake many business owners make is launching a website that doesn’t reflect their brand. No matter…  Continue reading »

What’s the Difference Between Branding and Marketing?

Although often mentioned interchangeably, branding and marketing are two separate things. Ask around, and you will get various answers regarding the distinction between the two. Some people may even tell you they are the same thing. Knowing the difference between branding and marketing is key to mastering both parts of your business. Branding and marketing…  Continue reading »

Improve the Look of Your Mailchimp Email Templates

Mailchimp is a popular, easy-to-use marketing platform best known for helping users create and deliver e-newsletters and email campaigns. Recently, Mailchimp has expanded its capabilities to become a full marketing automation tool. In addition to sending mass emails, you can now build your website, create landing pages, or send promotional postcards. While these new features…  Continue reading »

Five Ways to Get Affordable Branding

While starting your own business takes a great deal of effort, the work isn’t done once you launch your product or service. You need to get the word out about it. You need to communicate how your business is different and better than the competition. You need to attract and retain customers. This means you…  Continue reading »

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