The Marketer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags (2022 Update)

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Instagram hashtags can help you get your brand in front of more users on the platform.

While Instagram is best known for its visuals—and now its video content, such as Reels—hashtags help you make your posts more specific. With Instagram hashtags, you can tell the platform more about who should be seeing your content.

Wondering how hashtags on Instagram work and why you should be using them? Let’s jump right into it.

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The Best Photo Organizing Software in 2022

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We live in a highly digital world right now, and that world is exceptionally visual. Videos and photos reign supreme, especially in business.

Websites, apps, and social media are full of pictures of businesses’ offices, employees, customers, products, and even image quotes. You can use Snappa to create gorgeous branded images and graphics… but then what do you do with the images once you download them?

That’s where photo-sharing tools come into play. Cloud-based photo sharing and organization tools are crucial for both businesses and individuals. In this post, we’ll look at the best photo organizing software on the market in 2022, depending on your specific needs. [continue reading…]

The Ultimate Guide To Form Design

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Have you ever booked an appointment, scheduled a call, added items to your shopping cart, and registered for Spotify or Netflix?

Then you’re familiar with online forms. And you know you need them to carry out all these and similar actions. 

That said, online forms have been in existence for about as long as the internet. And without being aware of it, internet users became dependent on them.

Want to design better online forms? Then this guide is for you. We’ll walk you through as you design beautiful forms that get the job done. [continue reading…]

Instagram Story Ideas + Free Templates

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Instagram Stories have become a high-engaging wildly successful social media tool over the past few years. Users love it, and Instagram and Facebook have invested a ton into it— more stickers, music, and the expansion of Stories to Facebook.

So every business knows that they need Instagram Stories for marketing. But with many brands posting over three times a day on Stories alone, that very idea becomes incredibly overwhelming.

You need to come up with a lot of ideas, and you need to create a lot of visual content to meet that number.

Planning ahead is the best thing you can do to stay on top of this, while using templates to speed up the creation process.

So, are you looking for high-performing and easy-to-execute Instagram Story ideas? Let’s take a look at seven of our favorites and some free Instagram Story templates that can get you started. [continue reading…]

9 Work From Home Tips We All Need for 2022

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Working from home used to be considered a luxury, reserved largely for lucky workers in select positions or freelancers.

After COVID-19, however, that’s no longer the case. 76% of workers say they now have a preference for working from home, and two years into the pandemic, 59% of workers who say they can work from home are doing so.

Whether you’re a freelancer, business owner, or a conventional employee, working from home in many positions is becoming the standard instead of the exception.

Speaking from experience, working from home is an exceptional perk. I’ve been doing it since I started freelancing in 2014, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I have flexibility in my day for doctor’s appointments, lunch with my husband, or going to the gym.

There’s no commute time, and I can spend the day working in loungewear with my dogs around me. And as someone with a chronic illness, I’m typically able to keep working even when I don’t feel well; that wouldn’t be the case with an in-office job.

There are, however, hardships to working from home. For many, it’s been a sometimes bumpy transition, with challenges like poor internet access or home equipment, difficulty collaborating with a team, and even kids barging in on important Zoom calls.

So how can remote work be effective, productive, and enjoyable? In this post, we’re going to look at nine work-from-home tips that we all need in 2022, backed by science and tested by your friendly neighborhood freelancer! [continue reading…]

12 Cool Shapes to Try in Your Designs Today

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Whether you’re making graphics for your social media, blog or website, finding unique elements to use in your graphics can sometimes be a chore. That’s where cool unique shapes come in. A nicely placed vector can transform a graphic into something magical. Vectors are fully scalable, high-quality shapes that can be used in basically any style of design. Adding some cool shapes in a fresh color palette can be the lynchpin to take your design to the next level.

In this post, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite cool shapes we’ve been enjoying lately. Whether you’re running the socials for your work account or just your personal account, you’ll definitely want to incorporate these unique (sometimes weird) shapes into your content. Let’s jump in together! [continue reading…]

Branding Inspiration to Help Your Business Stand Out

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When the floors need to be cleaned, I don’t ask my husband to “mop” the house; I ask him to “Swiffer” the house.

We don’t actually even use a Swiffer; we have a similar product from OXO with refillable cleaning jugs and washable cleaning pads.

That’s the power of branding.

Branding is an essential part of building and establishing any kind of business, and knowing how to create a strong brand can be what sets you apart from the rest of your competitors.

In this post, we’re going to go over the basics of branding, as well as take a look at some branding inspiration that can help you get started with creating a stand-out brand of your own! [continue reading…]

Email Banner Size: What You Need to Know

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Email is likely the way you keep in touch with your most loyal subscribers. That means it’s important to make sure that your email newsletters, including email banner size, look great and keep their attention.

Setting up your email marketing for the first time or tweaking your design ahead of a new promo or lead magnet launch? You’re going to need a strong email banner that plays well with your brand, is easily visible and legible on both desktop and mobile screens, and helps to move your subscribers into action.

Including the right email banner size in your newsletters is key to making each send look its very best–which can only help your chances of boosting that conversion rate. In this post, we’re going over everything you need to know about email banner size, so let’s get into it. [continue reading…]

How to Design the Perfect Header Images for Your Social Media (2022 Update)

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Let’s face it: header images are crucial to social media success.

Back in the good ol’ days, brands only really needed to worry about one image on social media: their profile picture. Images were used in posts, but not often, and header images either didn’t exist yet or weren’t popular.

We’ve come a long way since then, and header images are now a must-have for all businesses and organizations using social media. Profiles look downright empty without them, and the last thing you want your audience to say when they visit your page is “Wow, they’re not really trying all that hard.”

Designing the perfect cover photos for social media isn’t all that difficult with the right tools and ideas in place. In this post, we’ll take you step-by-step through the process so that you can immediately give your profiles a visual and branding boost. [continue reading…]

36 Productivity Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Whether you’re in an office or working from home, there’s a high chance that you could benefit from a little productivity boost!

With all of our daily distractions, it can feel overwhelming to tune in and focus on your task(s) at hand. That’s why we collected some productivity quotes to keep you motivated and shake things up a bit. These quotes will leave you feeling inspired and ready to face the day.

Before you dive in, why not give yourself a little break? Maybe take a walk around the block, grab a glass of water, and close your other tabs before you get started. Our hope is that within these quotes, you’ll find your spark to pursue a new idea. Check ’em out:

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