Using Social Media for Business: Getting Started on Google+

Welcome to the first in a series of posts about getting started on different social media platforms! Today we are focusing on Google+ (also known as G+). Many people make the mistake of passing Google+ up, thinking it to be smaller and less effective than it actually is. Learning how to use Google+ is easy […]

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Social Media Content Ideas You’ve Never Thought About

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What do you usually post to social media to promote your business? Many creative businesses post about sales, new products, and events they’ll be appearing at, all of which are good pieces of information that your followers are probably interested in. But this kind of content isn’t going to build a solid relationship with your […]

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How To Set Goals When Using Social Media

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If you are using social media to promote your business, then you probably have already set some goals, such as reaching a certain number of followers in a set time period. But social media goals should go beyond the number of followers and sales. One of the biggest challenges I see facing businesses using social […]

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How to Use Hashtags on Facebook for Your Crafty Business

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Last year the popular social media network Facebook.com added active “hashtags” to posts.  This means that you can tag your posts and comments with searchable words that help your company get found- so cool!  Let’s look at how this new feature works and how to use it on your crafty business’ Facebook Fan Page. As […]

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Canva Series: Social Media Template Tutorial

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Lately I’ve been obsessing over graphic design and creating new images to promote CreativeIncome and FaveCrafts. I love art and graphic design and I love seeing the impact my designs have on blog traffic, site design, and social media engagement. I may have minored in Art in college, but here are three fun facts: I […]

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Pinterest Personalization and What it Means for You

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Pinterest Personalization If you have been on Pinterest lately you may have noticed that your Pinterest feed looks different than it did in the past. That is because Pinterest added a new “personalization” setting to your account. Which means you will see images from pinners that you haven’t even followed. Here’s how it works: When […]

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How To Track Your Online Growth

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As a small creative business owner, you have probably been hearing over and over again about how you should have a blog, be sharing on social media, and doing lots of other things online to promote your business. Sometimes it can feel like you are doing a lot of work but you are not getting […]

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Instagram for Business: Building a Community

This is Part Three of a three-part series about Instagram. Find Check out Part One and Part Two. Now that you’re posting to Instagram, you might be wondering how to interact with followers. Instagram is a social network,which is a community of people who want visual stimulation as well as conversation. Look at Instagram as […]

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Instagram For Business: Basics and Beyond

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series about getting started on Instagram. Find the first part here. Now that you’ve gotten started with Instagram, you have to figure out what to post, how to attract followers, and how to drive sales/web traffic. What should you post to Instagram? You should create visually appealing […]

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