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8 Reasons Your Brand Needs a Vision Board

A Brand Vision Board is not just an excuse to get out the glue. Although we do love to pull out boxes of color pencils and paints and get out our glue guns! Vision boards in and of themselves are intended to help you visualize where you’re going, usually in your life or business, and a Brand Vision Board helps you to figure out the direction of your visual brand as it connects to your brand messaging. It’s one of ...

10 proven tips to improve your calls-to-action

Are calls-to-action that important that you should have one on every single page of your website? Yes! They’re extremely important, especially if you find yourself struggling with where things are currently in your business. If you’re having a hard time getting people to sign up, to click, to schedule a call, to fill out your contact form, or to visit your shop, then there’s probably something off or missing with your CTA’s. And it’s my goal to help you make ...

Fate won’t help you get customers. Why you need calls-to-action on your website.

Have you ever seen the movie Serendipity? It’s one of my favorite romantic comedies and it comes to mind when I think about how people use the calls-to-action (CTAs) on their website. Bear with me. This will make sense soon. The story goes that two people meet, have a heart-eyed-emoji kinda evening and decide to exchange telephone numbers. BUT they write the digits on a random $5 bill and on the inside cover of a book. They could have just ...

You don’t need a perfect freebie if you’re just starting out!

The colorful lights and dance music faded as the speaker took the stage. I sat down at our VIP table in the front row, out of breath from the short dance party that got our blood pumping to our brains (Translation: I moved my arms and legs awkwardly from right to left for about ten minutes while everyone else danced in perfect synchronicity). Opening my notebook and picking up my polka dotted pen, I listened as Chalene Johnson started in ...
25 Things That Have Inspired My Creative Life

25 things that have inspired my creative life

If you’re looking for some creative inspiration, you don’t have to look very far. Here’s a list of 25 things that have inspired my creative life (maybe some of them will inspire you too): 1) Magazines Artful Blogging, flow, and Bella Grace are my must-haves. A perfect weekend afternoon for me means sitting in a comfy chair at my local Barnes and Noble with a stack of magazines in my lap. I pour over the pages and collect all my ...
Are you making these 5 mistakes with your freebie offer?

Are You Making These 5 Mistakes With Your Freebie Offer?

Growing your email list may seem like THE magic bullet that will fix ALL the things wrong with your business, but what if you’re struggling with creating an opt-in incentive and getting it out into the world? It feels hard and like you’re doing it all wrong. But you need to grow your email list so you can make enough moola to support your habit of buying every book at Barnes and Noble on your Friday date nights (or is ...

Behind-the-Scenes of my first email challenge & how to use challenges to grow your list

“People are not signing up for my email list. I’ve tried everything. How am I going to make this work? Should I just quit?” We’ve all felt these things. At some point in our entrepreneurial journey, we’ve come to the conclusion that we need to grow our email list, and we’ve all taken steps and strides to build them. But it’s not as easy as people make it seem. We gain one subscriber, and then we lose 10. Or worse ...

How to strategically place your opt-in forms on your website & quickly grow your email list

So, it’s about time to start building your email list, isn’t it? I know you’re probably starting to think “this Amanda girl is crazy! Another email list post?!” It’s important, though! I’ve jumped on this email marketing train and I’m trying really hard to get you to hop on too because it’s soooo important. And it’s something we need to do as business owners, no matter how much it scares us (don’t be skeered). Let’s talk about how to actually do ...
The 8 reasons why I chose ConvertKit for my email provider

8 reasons why I chose ConvertKit

This post is a part of a 4-week series to get your email marketing up and going. Here are the other posts in this series: Want to grow your list from your website? Your first step starts here. 8 Reasons why I chose ConvertKit How to strategically place your opt-in forms on your website & quickly grow your email list Behind-the-Scenes of my first email challenge & how to use challenges to grow your list A year ago my reaction ...

Want to grow your list from your website? Your first step starts here.

This post is a part of a 4-week series to get your email marketing up and going. Here are the other posts in this series: Want to grow your list from your website? Your first step starts here. 8 Reasons why I chose ConvertKit How to strategically place your opt-in forms on your website & quickly grow your email list  Behind-the-Scenes of my first email challenge & how to use challenges to grow your list For seven years I’ve been ...