This is sooooo true! #DoYou Let your business/product/service be an option. #DontPlayYaself
Regrann from @supa_cent - They have thousands of makeup brands and it didn’t stop me from selling makeup. There’s entirely too many people in the world to feel discourage about starting your business. One business can’t cater to everyone. Let your business be an option. #OverSaturatedMarket - #regrann
Closed for the weekend! Have fun lovelies!!
How to make the Instagram algorithm work How long is a piece of string. Haha. ~
5 tips are:
1. Create great content
2. Know your followers and engage with them
3. Write captions that encourage engagement - like asking a question
4. Make it clear what your post is about .
5. Make sure you have more then one set of hashtags
Do you struggle with hashtags Let me know below👇
Here’s to a great night with great food and even better friends!
You know it’s amazing when you can talk shop, laugh a ton , and find out you have a favorite TV show in common!
Erica and Jon thank you for coming out with us!!
You just spent thousands of dollars on a gorgeous new website… and now no one is coming to it. 😱 Ouch.
What can you do 🤔
It’s a common misconception that just building a website it enough. 🖥 It takes some effort to generate traffic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here are some tips:
1 - Submit your site to search engines. 🔍 This will speed up the process of crawlers finding you and you showing up in search results.
2 - Utilize keywords in your content. ⌨ From your “about” page to your blog, you should slip them in wherever possible, just don’t overdo it!
3 - Be active on social media. 📲 Social is a great tool for garnering attention and then using it to drive people to your site.
With just a little effort, 💪🏾you can get your website working for you in no time!
P.S. At Studio Lavi we take care of all of the above for you. 😉
#embracelavi 🌿 Studio Lavi is a creative studio that creates elegant and luxury brand experiences for lifestyle brands ran by modern women. DM to hire us and turn on post notifications to learn how to tell your brand story to those who need to hear it most.
Sometimes I get asked… “At what point did you bring a designer on to help with branding (if ever)”⠀
Well, working with a designer can be inspiring and empowering, it gives you access to thousands of hours of training and years of experience, leaving you free to focus on what you do best.⠀
I have opened a few FREE calls to plan out a design direction and to help get you from concept to completion. So you can get back to do what you love, spend more time with friends and family or enjoy some quality “me” time.⠀
Book your appointment →Click the link in my bio (http://bit.ly/studiomeeting) ⠀⠀
... and let’s create a design roadmap that tailor to your business.
With your competition, and society, fixated on shortcuts, immediate gratification and instant results there is so much room for you to succeed if you commit to this one thing. .
While they’re wasting their time trying to hack the system and find the shortcuts, you’ll be spending your time mastering your purpose. And as time goes on they’ll still be running in circles while you’ll have made some serious progress. .
Don’t fall for the lies friend. Social media is full of people trying to sell you the lie that success come in three easy steps or a perfect body comes after taking one little pill. .
That would be like a shoe salesman saying all you need to do is buy his awesome shoes and then running a marathon will be a breeze. And you won’t have to do any training at all. Just buy the shoes, put them on and then show up on the day of the race. .
How ridiculous is that!
But yet, society is falling for these kinds of lies like crazy!! Don’t be fooled friend. And the one rad thing is, when the mass majority is falling for this kind of junk that means there is plenty of room for you to succeed since so few are focused on mastery. Since so few are willing to go the distance and put in the work, day after day. .
There is no end to mastery of purpose, keep at it each day. Learn to enjoy the growth process and your life will be so blessed! Much love. .
PS. For a more in-depth read about mastery, we recommend the book “Mastery” by Robert Greene.
Heading out on my first date so he’s know I am overdressed.💅🏾 by Aleia Morais for Wonderland Magazine. #BeautyInspo #MakeAStatement
We love illustration! Take a look at this project we previously worked on for the City of Charles Sturt ❤️
How do you know when your audience is online
Another question I come across quite often!
I have just uploaded a podcast talking all about how to figure out when the hell to post on Instagram and Facebook!
What time do you usually post on Instagram
Did you know I'm a logo designer too! What do you think
Thanks @citywidejani_chicago trusting me with your brand 🤗
I have seen this caption a LOT: "chocolate or vanilla"⠀
Well, I am more of a plain Jane, I do choose vanilla. But this post is more about your #marketing :)⠀
It is OK to be mostly vanilla, as long as you add some sweet sauce or sprinkes, or a healthy scoop of berries, to make it intereting.⠀
You will like it more and so will the people that follow and buy from you.
So: #chocolate or #vanilla ⠀
#marketing #socialmedia #branding #icecream #heatwave
The blood moon - in the wee hours of the morning. If you’re Aussie based, this will be the last lunar eclipse you’ll be able to catch until 2021.
She’s in Aquarius : and as I sit in my fave coffee shop @gleecoffeeroasters, writing this post with the Forrest Gump soundtrack blasting in the background on this gorgeous Friday morning - the Aquarian energy couldn’t be more on point than that!
Have a fab Friday lovelies! 📸: unknown.
I know from personal experience, it's quite easy to focus on what's not yet happening in your business. We can get frustrated with not seeing the fruits of our labors come to fruition yet. But it is so important to take a moment, or a few moments, to really take inventory of what all you have accomplished so far. Take some time this evening and look back and I promise you're going to be amazed at what all you've done so far. Take time to be grateful and then take your next best step towards your dreams. Instead of just writing your to-do list, make sure to write a done list and celebrate your accomplishments! #makealisttonight #Godhasgreatthingsinstore #havefaith
No meatballs No problem. 🇸🇪 Here's how Ikea's big move to small stores shows the power of their mission✨✨✨
Blue and yellow boxes. Maze-like showrooms. Swedish munchies. The Ikea shopping experience is iconic. But now the retail giant is making a mega move: stores measuring 900 square meters vs. 25,000 square meters. Less space, less stuff and (gasp!) no meatballs.
✨✨✨As people drive less and shop online more, the move makes business sense. But it also makes sense with Ikea’s mission: Create a better everyday life for the many people by offering a wide range of well-designed furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. ✨✨When you break down this down, there are two promises at the heart (1) A better everyday life and (2) for the many people. Ikea has delivered on these promises for years. But customers' lives have changed. And Ikea needs to evolve with them to truly reach the many. If you think about downsized stores from this angle, it’s a move that needs to happen.
⚡️Insight⚡️A mission statement that speaks to your purpose and your larger goals will help you assemble your brand from the start. It'll also give you future direction to build your decisions, no tiny screws required. #brandsthatgetyou
Do you agree 🤨
This thought used to make me feisty, but right now it rings true 🛎 TBH, this week taking care of baby AND crossing off everything on my wacky to-do list was too much. Here’s what helped:
FINDING SINGLE FOCUS WHEN YOU’RE A CHRONIC MULTITASKER
💁♀️ Write down your MOST important items for the week. The essentials.
💁♀️ Choose 1 day for 1 task. That’s it.
💁♀️ On days that are not the designated day, you CANNOT use mental hard drive thinking about other day’s tasks.
💁♀️ On the designated day, specify the time. Overshoot how long you think it will take so you’re pleasantly surprised.
Tell me what works for you in the comments!
Here's why you should choose your you tube ad format.
I shared my favorite apps and softwares (to create graphics like this) in my new 10 Day MicroCelebrity Branding Challenge. ... Click on the link in my bio for this FREE DOWNLOAD!
Pick a color palette that matches your brand. Stick to it. One of the best things about determining this first step is it makes everything else much easier when deciding what to post. There’s no second guessing whether it fits your look and naturally creates a more together look, even if you’re still figuring out some of the other steps. This is also one of the most difficult for me as I usually find myself taking pictures of everything, but this helps control that urge to post and allows me to say, yes it’s pretty but no it’s not right for this.
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I used to think I loved myself.
I loved myself when I went out and got lots of attention from men.
I loved myself when I was praised for my accomplishments.
I loved myself when people told me I was smart and talented.
Truth is, I was in love with my ego.
And my ego loved how things looked on the outside.
My ego loved that I was fiery, outgoing, and ambitious.
For the sake of my protection, my ego refused to acknowledge the softer edges, my love of nurturing, compassion, and humility.
My ego thought my true self was weak and destined to be hurt.
My ego never let people in to see the real me.
Only ever cracking to share what it was willing to share.
And though I was safe, I wasn’t whole.
Until I burned it all to the ground and built it back on a solid foundation of authenticity.
And damn it feels good to be me.
Photos by @alicialeighphoto
A magical sky! 🖤
🔥 Harvard Business Review said that Trevor is considered "one of the greatest experts in digital marketing in the world." And 🔥 MIT Tech Review called him a "global thought leader" in digital strategy. 👉 These posts are part of an ongoing experiment attempting to understand Instagram audience behavior.
Follow Trevor here: @jtrevorchapman
I find many of my clients have trouble posting consistently on their social media sites📱.
While you may not always be inspired to post amazing content, I recommend you keep this in mind:
Post consciously🤓, not automatically!
It’s far more meaningful to post when it will bring #value to your audience (whether that be inspiration, advice or insight on a topic) instead of posting for the sake of posting.
The world won’t come crashing down because you skipped out posting one day, I promise✊🏼.
Being mindful of this will help build a strong reputation and your audience will thank you for it with loyal engagement.
If you struggle with this I got you 😎, I like to set up my clients with a core framework that gives them structure and purpose when posting so they won’t have to deal with running out of ideas or consistently providing value.
Email me or check out my site (link in bio) to learn more about working together to solidify your brand presence.
#contentisking #alwaysprovidevalue #fitnessbranding #brandingtips #fitfluential #shareyourjourney #qualityvsquantity
“She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another”. -Sarah Addison Allen
This past year has been all about transitions for me.
I transitioned from being an employee to an entrepreneur now running two businesses.
I’m in the process of transitioning from being a wife, to a wife and mom and I couldn’t be more thrilled 😍😍😁. Life isn’t about staying the same or in the same place year after year.. In fact, some of the most important work you will ever do will be done when you’re in the midst of navigating life’s major transitions.
#brandingstrategist #lifestylecoaching #lifestylecoach #youareyourbrand
A nice bright image for Friday! Feeling extra motivated today as we had some great news from a client. 😄⠀
They have been running for 15years and engaged us to brand manage their marketing back in December. After putting together a marketing plan for their surgical business and working closely with the team, we found out yesterday that last quarter was their biggest quarter yet!!! For revenue and profitability 👏🏻⠀
Can't wait to see what their next 3 months brings!!! 🍾 🥂
#toucan #greatresults #fridayfeels #resultswitheight10
Our interns work hard, but there’s always time for fun! Today they surprised us with matching (Steve Jobs inspired) outfits, totally unplanned and totally rocking it! Always love giving a shoutout to our summer cohorts! Happy #nationalinternday, proud of you all! 😉💙 (Not pictured @ajz641 @take_a_will_pill)
Are you trying to grab hold of that next idea to drive your business forward Hunting down a fresh angle for your next email blast Maybe it's time to shut the laptop and go play.
Even if its just 15 minutes, adding creativity into your workweek isn’t just important—it’s necessary to productivity. As Edward de Bono said: "Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” So, fill a bottom drawer with fun stuff like Play-Doh, a Slinky, Silly Putty, checkers, a hula hoop, Nerf guns, a jump rope, bubbles, jigsaw puzzles, a Rubik’s cube, Twister, Etch A Sketch, and Legos. Grab a canvas and paint, write a prolific thank you note, create a flower arrangement, or just strum on a guitar.
Give your workday a heartbeat. You never know it just might turn a rusty cog in your brain that sparks your next big idea. ~ The Birdsong Team
#creativeprompt #creativity #ideas #graphicdesign #FranklinTN #NashvilleTN #marketing #branding #webdesign #digitalmedia #tourism #destinationmarketing #agency #moneymaker #productivity #bizquotes #contentmarketing #onlinestrategy #brandingtips #salestips #construction #Tennessee #biztip #instalike #art #igers #bestoftheday #motivation #work
Start with magic... 💋
/ Emma Scott. VENICE BEACH. The one place that everyone kept saying I must see in my travels is this street - Abbot and Kinney Blvd Venice Beach. Gorgeous restaurants and boutiques and of course the quintessential palm tree lined street heading to the beach. Had the best meal of the trip here at a place called Plant Food Wine, by renowned chef Matthew Kenney. Sooooo delicious. So much so nearly missed my flight!! @abbotsandkinney @plantfoodandwine @venice.beach #california #venicebeach
Did you know the largest business sector in this country is the one with the fewest number of employees It’s true—92% off all businesses in the U.S. have four or fewer employees...and we’re guessing a lot of you fall into that category. We're celebrating all of our spirited entrepreneurs and small businesses owners out there with a post on micro-businesses and their badass owners. Link in profile for more. 👊🏽 #microbusiness
Brittany is another one of my clients who is killing it!
I shared her logo with your guys a few weeks ago, but I didn't get to show you the finalized version of her website.
It was soooo good! I truly love her brand because it is SO happy and colorful - and her photos are SO. FREAKING. GOOD.
Having good photos can be one of those make-or-break things in your brand - and in her case, it made SUCH a huge difference.
We worked every single part of her brand, from messaging, to identity, to marketing and she really has been massively successful which makes me completely happy because she is incredible at what she does!