21 Amazing Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

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Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing crappy stock images of people in suits shaking hands. Not only are a lot of these stock photos tacky, but they cost a lot of money!

Thankfully, there’s been a growing number of websites with beautiful stock photography popping up all over the web. Best of all, they’re free.

In this post, we’ve curated a list of awesome websites for free stock photos. [click to continue…]

How to Get More Leads from Social Media

Social media leads

We use social media to connect with new users, build brand recognition, and promote our businesses. A lot of brands put a great deal of effort into getting leads from social media.

Social media marketing often feels like a blackhole when businesses first get started. Many brands don’t even know where to get started when they want to generate more leads. In this post we’re going to look at the most effective, tried-and-true strategies I use to help my clients get more leads from social media. [click to continue…]

6 Ways to Grow Your Email List Fast

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Most brands are relentlessly pouring all of their energy and resources into social media marketing. They’re hiring specialists and analysts to help them connect with their target audience with videos, images, posts, and perfectly-used memes. A lot of brands put so much energy into their social media marketing that they seriously neglect their email marketing campaigns.

Email marketing is crucial to a large number of brands, regardless of size or industry. It is the tool most valuable in identifying, nurturing, and converting leads. You can send specific, targeted messages to segmented lists of users. This ensures that they’ll be given the messages most relevant to them exactly at the moment they’re most receptive to them. You can even use segmented lists to run social media ads with highly targeted messages.

In order to benefit from email marketing, however, you first need to build your email list. We know that everyone wants to build their email list fast, so we’re going to go over 6 ways to grow your email list quickly. [click to continue…]

The 4 Most Effective Ways to Use Facebook’s Carousel Ads

Facebook carousel ads

Facebook is continually rolling out new features that benefit both marketers and users, and one of my all-time favorite features they gave us is their carousel ads.

Carousel ads don’t cost more than single-image ads with the same objective, but are more dynamic and consistently result in better results. In fact, Facebook reported that on average, campaigns with carousel ads resulted in 30-50% lower cost-per-conversion and 20-30% lower cost-per-click than single-image ads. Carousel ads, which can also be used on Instagram, also frequently yield higher click-through rates. [click to continue…]

9 Types of Content That Aren’t Blog Posts and Why They Matter

9 types of content that aren't blog posts

Businesses and brands are fully aware of how valuable content marketing is to their brand, and blogging gets most of the attention. While blogging is and should be an essential part of your content marketing strategy, it shouldn’t make up the entire strategy.

There’s a ton of other types of content that often gets overlooked, often to the detriment of the brands neglecting them. We’re going to look at 9 types of content that aren’t blog posts and why they matter to your brand so you can start utilizing them today! [click to continue…]

How to Use Quora for Marketing

Quora for marketing

All businesses and brands (even single member LLCs) are always looking for new methods of connecting with their target audience. They’re also looking for ways to stand out from the competition, and to showcase their industry expertise and knowledge. Quora is an often overlooked marketing source that can help you promote your brand.

For those who haven’t heard of it, Quora is a question-and-answer site where the community of users both ask and answer each others’ questions. It’s a lot like Yahoo Answers, but the answers tend to be a little higher quality. It’s got some great features that can be used for marketing, including the ability to set your areas of expertise and creating a specific profile that links to your site and shares relevant information. As an added bonus, it gives you an extra SEO result when users search for your name on Google, and sending them to your profile that’s showing off your expertise is never a bad thing. [click to continue…]

4 Scientifically Supported Productivity Tips for Busy Professionals

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Today’s world is a busy world, and it’s one that never seems to stop. We’re plugged in to more devices and apps that ever before, giving us more tools to increase our productivity than ever before. While these tools can be helpful, however, there are different habits you can create and actions that you can take to boost productivity without them.

In this post, we’re going to take a look at 4 scientifically backed productivity tips to help busy professionals ramp up their efficiency in the workplace. Let’s get started! [click to continue…]

5 Psychology Tips to Improve Social Media Posts

Social media psychology principles

Businesses everywhere are using social media marketing to connect with new leads, build rapport with existing customers, and showcase their products and brands. Most brands know that they need to post regularly in order to fight organic reach and stay connected with their customers. Their posts, however, aren’t always optimized for engagement, clicks, and off-platform results like conversions.

Sometimes, all it takes to get better results is a little psychology knowledge. In this post, we’re going to look at 5 easy and effective psychology tips to improve your social media posts that will be applicable regardless of your brand’s size, industry, or audience. [click to continue…]

13 Helpful Resources for Color Palette Inspiration

Color Palette Inspiration

When it comes to graphic design, color plays an important role. In fact, selecting a great color palette is one several graphic design tips we advocate.

But if you’re not a designer, you might be a little low on inspiration.

Not to worry…

In this post, we’ve curated a killer list of resources for color palette inspiration. Now you’ll never run out of colors ever again.

Let’s dive in! [click to continue…]

Twitter Header Size: The Ultimate Sizing Guide [2016]

The ultimate guide to sizing your Twitter header

Raise your hand if you’ve struggled with Twitter header dimensions.

Thought so…

Even though Twitter has provided guidelines for their header photo size, it’s still ridiculously difficult to get the sizing just right. That’s because Twitter does this funny thing where they chop off part of your cover photo even if you follow the recommended guidelines.

In addition, you also need to worry about how your header photo scales across different screen resolutions.

The good news is we’ve solved this problem and I’m here to help you do the same.

In this article, we’ll cover the in detail what Twitter header size you should be using along with some guidelines to ensure that it displays properly. [click to continue…]