Marketing Your Small Biz – August Link Roundup

Marketing Your Small Biz – August Link Roundup

Here’s my favorite August marketing posts to help make your online presence awesome:

Three ways to help you choose the right social networks for your business – http://blog.marketo.com/2017/08/50-stats-help-choose-right-social-networks-brand.html

You know you need a website… here’s some great advice on making sure your website is awesome – http://www.fusioncreative.org/small-business-websites/

SEO Tips for 2017: Experts Share their insights on SEO – https://mytasker.com/blog/seo-tips/

Instagram Hacks: 44 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About – (My fave: #26 Save drafts for later) – https://blog.hootsuite.com/instagram-hacks/#hacksH

Understand and learn to read your websites Google Analytics – http://nancybadillo.com/understanding-google-analytics/

Happy marketing friends!

xo – Katie

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Tech Tip – Deleting Photos and Freeing Up Space on Your Smartphone

Tech Tip – Deleting Photos and Freeing Up Space on Your Smartphone

Is your phone slow? Does it freeze, or does it all of the sudden say ‘out of memory’ when trying to snap that perfect photo for Instagram? Even if you are diligent about deleting photos and videos… do you empty the deleted folder? I completely forgot to do this and could not understand why ‘photos’ was still coming up as the largest storage folder on my iPhone. Emptied, good to go!

Two other culprits of storage-suck; Instagram and Snapchat! You wouldn’t think they would store data on your phone… they’re apps for crying out loud, but they do! So, you just need to delete both apps once in a awhile and then re-load them, you will see them disappear from your storage list, until you start using them again, of course.  Keep an eye on those apps in your storage folder and when they start to reach 500 MB or more delete them and re-upload.

Suggestion: upload the Google Drive app on your phone and transfer photos and videos you want to keep, there.

Happy snapping!

 

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Marketing Your Small Biz – August Link Roundup

Marketing Your Small Biz: March Link Roundup

Here’s my favorite March marketing posts to help make your online presence awesome:

Find Out the Best and Worst Words to Include in an Email Subject Line via Buzz Sumo – http://ow.ly/DSiN30aFJrF

5 Stock Photo Websites That Are Perfect for Instagram via Later.com –  http://ow.ly/IVPV30aFBOW

Google Analytics: How to Analyze the Behavior of Your Site Visitors via Social Media Examiner – http://ow.ly/ckZE30aFChj

Tips to Boost Your Blog Traffic via Jeff Bullas – http://ow.ly/NgRu30aFDEc

5 Reasons Why a Social Media Content Calendar Is Important For Business via Hootsuite – http://ow.ly/oOk730aFIUm

Happy marketing friends!

xo – Katie

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New Year, New Goals, New Business

New Year, New Goals, New Business

Ahhh the start of a new year… it can be exciting or it can be overwhelming.

For me, December tends to be a bit dark… and I don’t just mean the Seattle weather, ugh! I start to think about what I didn’t accomplish the past year, what I should have done, what I didn’t do. And then January 1st comes, and I miraculously snap out of it! Maybe some of you experience something similar?

New Year, New Goals, New Business

Let’s all (meaning me too) look at 2017 as an opportunity to do, to change, to be ______ (fill in the blank). I’m sure you have many personal things you would like to work on… see the kids more (or less) 😉 volunteer, eat healthier, walk more, take an amazing vacation, clean out that hoarder-lookin’ back bedroom… and so on. I wish you luck with all of that, I have a daunting list myself. However, I am here to help you plan and accomplish your business goals!

Here’s a few things to think about:

– When was the last time you updated your website (if you have one, if you don’t and you just heard a loud screeching… that was me screaming in horror)

– Have you been adding contacts to your email list, do you have an email list, do you have an email platform, Mailchimp is FREE

– Are you updating your LinkedIn profile, growing your connections, posting updates (LinkedIn is THE best biz platform)
Social Media platforms don don don (doom tone) have you picked 2-3 to ROCK ON

– Blogging… don don don (again, doom tone) are you writing about what you know and posting it on your website and sharing it out to the masses of people on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn

– Is your email, gmail, outlook, or other server over crowded, acting wonky, not loaded on your phone, tablet or…

– Do you need a graphic designer, new website, branding expert, content writer… I know a guy and a bunch of girls!

Maybe you’re asking yourself; how does all of this help me get new and returning clients/customers. WELL… let me tell you how. You know Google right? Everybody Google’s everything! Stop and think about that. If everybody Google’s everything, where will new clients/customers find me? GOOGLE! Updating your website, pushing out content on social media, blogging, mapping your location or just claiming your business on Google, and even email marketing, gives you Google juice!
I for one LOVE Google. I google everything. What new Netflix series should I binge watch? (thats for real, I googled that)

OK, enough badgering, you get the gist!

2017 can be the year you do all of these things for your business, or just one of these things for your business… it’s all good. Here’s how I can help. Email me, I email you back, we chat on the phone, we prioritize, we strategize, we DO!

xo – Katie

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What The 2016 Election Taught Me

What The 2016 Election Taught Me

I have to say I was shocked when Donald Trump was elected. I actually slept through the whole thing because I was fairly certain Hill had it in the bag!  How could she NOT triumph over this pompous, bigoted, realty TV, orange man!

Well… it went another way now didn’t it?!  Honestly I was only a little bit shocked.  What I truly felt was sadness.  I woke up to my daughters texts saying, “mom, mama, mom where are you? I can’t believe this is happening, mom where are you? I’m getting drunk now mom, call me!”  I was asleep… I had only got 3 hours of sleep the night before, so I was in bed at 6:30pm and sound asleep by 7pm.  So my baby girls text messages were the first thing I saw Wednesday morning. I turned on the TV immediately to see Hill giving her concession speech… I got very teary.  Not because I was completely devoted to Hillary Clinton becoming our President but because we elected Agent Orange… a misogynistic, bigoted, swindler.

So this is what I learned:

I believe our country is not yet ready to elect a woman… sad as that is, it’s probably true!  I believe the electoral college is still ruled by a “good ol’ boys club” mentality. Our country is NOT as open-minded and liberal as we would like. I live in a big emerald colored bubble, I live in the Pacific Northwest where we are liberal, open-minded, tolerant, accepting of others and of course high on the ganja and happy to be, ha!

I worry about the future of my children, my children’s children, and their children in a government that is decided by a handful of stagnant, non-progressive, intolerant man puppets. FUCK THE PATRIARCHY!  I’ve learned that nothing is impossible, that the most unbelievable and unthinkable things can and will happen, and what really matters in our lives is how we react and what we do next when the unexpected and unbelievable does happen.

We need to continue to support our own beliefs and strive to educate others about diversity, kindness, tolerance, and unity. Take care of our community, reach out to those in need and respect the abundance of resources and freedom we enjoy. Be diligent in our tolerance and acceptance of others and be of good service. Stand up for those who are under attack, make a stand against wrongful acts like racism, bullying, abuse, and hate.  And mostly be kind to each other and treat EVERYONE as you would like to be treated.

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