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Canva – WordSearch Engagement Post

Here’s a fun way to engage your followers. Create a crossword puzzle to see who can find all the words or if they see a word first that might describe them or the next thing they might purchase. Be creative and use words that are relevant to your audience. Here’s one we did for a…

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Canva – Carousel Post for Enagement

Instagram allows for carousel posts. These are one post but can contain up to 10 images. The viewer is able to scroll through the posts in order to see the next image. You can just upload 10 photos but in this tutorial, I want to show you how you can make them look like a…

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Canva – This or That Engagement Post

Use a Canva this or that post to help with engagement on your social media channels. Rules for This or That post Only 2 options  Say this or that…choice 1 or 2, choice a or b, Green or Red, Round or Oval, Wreath or Swag, Grapevine or Deco Mesh, etc. Copy can go on the…

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Link in Bio Website Using Canva

What is a link in bio website? A link in bio website is a place on your social media bio where you can send your followers to get more information regarding your brand. Most bios give a place to include a website url making it the perfect place to include quick links for your followers.…

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Etsy Branding – Shop Cover Image in Canva

The shop banner displays across the top of your Etsy Shop homepage. It is the most prominent graphic that buyers see when visiting your shop. Shoppers only see your cover banner when they’re already in your shop.  Branding your shop could give shoppers more confidence in buying from you, but it won’t help you get…

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Canva Training

Video 1 Opening an account Tool bar explanations Moving around Designing with Grids Photo tips Video 2 Branding and Brand Kit tips Video 3 0:00 Text alignment tips 8:29 White Space 11:07 Hierarchy 15:40 Color 18:40 Filters Video 4 0:00 Facebook Cover Photo directions 0:21 Etsy Cover Photo directions 0:44 Pinterest Pin Directions HELPFULL CANVA…

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Creating a Collage Graphic for Products

In this video, use Canva to create a collage of your products. Collages are a great way to group similar items together or create gift or shopping guides. Use this on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. Click here to use our Canva Pinterest Templates.

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Pinterest Video Pins

Video is KING! How many times have you heard me say this? Well it’s true no matter the platform and espcially true for Pinterest Pins! In this video tutorial, I want to show you various ways to use your video to create pins that get further reach and more clicks back to your products! Why…

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Common Tax Expenses for Home Based Business

The following are common tax deductions for your business. Hopefully, you’ve been keeping good records of your biz income and expenses! I suggest everyone have a separate checking account for their business to help with tracking. Even if it’s not a biz checking due to high fees, just a separate personal checking account in your…

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Etsy – Branding Your Shop

Branding brings the unique story of your business to life, helping your shop stand out from the crowd and connecting your products with your target market. Having a clear brand identity achieves several goals: 1. It contributes to the perception people have about your business. 2. It can make encounters or purchases much more meaningful…

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How to Facebook Group Cover Image

Below are a few basic templates for creating a Facebook ‘Group’ Cover image. Please follow the instructions below closely and watch the video.  Make sure to use Google Chrome when working in Canva.com. I’ve got more canva training here in the portal. Step 1: Login to your Canva.com account in a separate window/tab. Step 2: Click >>THIS…

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Giveaways to Grow Your Followers with Kingsumo

Giveaways are one of the fastest ways to grow an audience or a following but if not done carefully, they could attract the wrong kind of followers and this will not help your sales. The trick is to run the giveaway away from your social media accounts and also to offer something that will attract…

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SEO – Creating Valuable Content for Search

Below are some of the notes I took when at the Haven Blogging Conference last month. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization (meaning words to use in order to get found on google, Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook) SEO is a game on two main fronts; User Experience/Intent and Content User Experience This may not seem like…

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Instagram Tips & Story Highlights

Everyone trying to build an online business should be on Instagram and here’s why: Facebook owns Instagram. There’s a massive shift going to Instagram Pages! It’s now easier than ever to share between Facebook and Instagram, making marketing on both platforms super easy! Heck, you can even answer people who comment on your IG page through…

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Pinterest 2018 Updates

Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest. Why do you keep changing on us? You make it SO hard to love you, or to teach people how to use you! LOL New Pinterest Features The new profile includes a fun new cover image.  – You can choose from a few different options for your cover image, such as your…

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May 2018 Advertise a Sale Timeline

So, you’ve stocked your shop and your ready to promote your sale! Here is a timeline of what I’ve done in the past that has worked HUGE for me! With every social media post and email include: Dates of Sale (July 1 -10) What the Sale is (% off, free shipping, BOGO, etc.) Where to…

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Graphic Design Tips

Do you want to design your own graphics or hire a Graphic Designer? When you have an online presence it’s important to develop a consistent look in the form of branding.  This helps people to recognize you.  When you choose your brand colors (typically three or more), what message do you want to communicate.  Yes,…

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Black Friday Sales

 VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4 VIDEO 5 Black Friday Sale Last week of October – First week of Nov stock your inventory and make many items as you can muster. Run a “pre black Friday sale” – before buyers have time to spend all their money on actual black Friday and…

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August 2016- Facebook Pages 1.0

Facebook Pages TRAINING #1 Create Page/Personal Profile   Facebook Pages TRAINING #2 Posting Ideas/Tips   Facebook Pages TRAINING #3 Etsy/IG/Pinterest   Facebook Pages Q & A   Facebook Pages How to Schedule a Post   NOTES: Facebook Business Page Guidelines https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php Link to Create a Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/create/ Video on how to use Canva https://youtu.be/0_eTuhoy9QU…

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September 2016-Pinterest 4 Profits 1.0

Pinterest Module 1- Basics & Why Pinterest   Pinterest Module 2- SEO Basics and Keywords Pinterest Module 3- Create a Business Account Pinterest Module 4 – Your Business Brand Pinterest Module 5 – Boards Pinterest Module 6 -Pins and Pinning Pinterest Module 7 – Ways to followers Pinterest Module 8 – Tailwind App Pinterest Module…

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