The Blog

How to Create a Beautiful Instagram Feed

Instagram is a powerful marketing tool, and using it as a way to promote your business is an awesome thing to do. Most people are on Instagram, and are hungry for lots of quality content. One of most difficult parts of using Instagram, however, is curating a beautiful feed! It’s so easy to post content that is beautiful on its own, but doesn’t fit with the rest of your images. This is something I’ve struggled with for a long time, and recently I’ve discovered some essential tips for how to create your own beautiful Instagram feed.

How to Create a Beautiful Instagram Feed

How Todoist Can Help You Stay Organized

One of the hardest things for me as a freelancer to handle is organization – simply because there is so much that needs to be organized! There are basic things to organize, like invoicing and tax documents. There are social media posts to create and schedule on a regular basis. And there is the entire client process to set up and organize. I’ve found a program called Todoist that makes all of that organization so much easier to handle! Here is how it’s helped me, and how it can help you as well!

How Todoist Can Help You Stay Organized

Why You Should Set Aside Time for Yourself

It’s so important to set aside time for yourself and make sure that you don’t spend all your time working – and here’s why!

Why It's  Important to Set Aside Time for Yourself

01 Set aside time for yourself to keep yourself energized

In order to work hard you have to have energy! If you’re constantly going full-speed with your work, you will burn out very quickly. You’ll not only lose the energy to work, but will lose the energy for your personal life. It’s important to stay energized for the sake of your work and your personal life!

What You Should Charge for Freelance Design

One of the biggest questions I had when I was starting out as a freelance designer was what to charge. It’s important to know how much your work is worth, how much you should be paid for your time, and when to adjust your pricing. Here’s how to know what to charge for your own design work!

What You Should Charge for Freelance Design

01 Know Your Own Value

While you should always stay positive about your work and not beat yourself up for not being the BEST designer in the world, it’s also very important to have a realistic knowledge of how skilled you are. A designer with very little experience and skill can’t expect to charge top dollar – they haven’t earned that ability yet. In order to know what to charge, you need to know the value of your work.

How to Spread the Word About Your Business

You’ve started your business and are excited that you’re ready to offer your services/products to the world – but how do you let people know you’re there to help them? Business promotion and marketing are the very important ways in which you spread the word about your business. Here are some key ways to get that process started for yourself! (Or jump-start your current process!)

How to Spread the Word About Your Business

Spread the word through giving

This is so important that I could spend most of this post talking about it! What is going to make people see, notice, and come to you? How can you make your presence known, and make that presence so desirable that people will pay you money for what you offer? You do it by giving to them. Give to your audience without reservation, without catches, and they will love you for it! As humans we love it when others give us gifts, or help us out for nothing in return. It’s a gesture of kindness that touches every heart. As creative entrepreneurs it should be our goal to advance our businesses through the hearts of people. We should exist to serve them.