Etsy is a popular site that entrepreneurs, crafters, artists, and artisans use to sell products that can range from everything including bath bombs to hand-carved chopsticks to diamond jewelry. Anyone with the talent to create valuable goods can get on Etsy and start selling their products directly to consumers, a little like an Amazon for hand-crafted goods.
While the goods themselves are an important part of your success on the platform, they aren’t the only factor that you need to consider. Most of the top-selling stores on Etsy have strong branding and marketing, helping their customers to remember them while establishing both credibility and momentum. Your Etsy banner is an important part of this.
In this post, we’re going to look at the best practices for how to tackle this important part of your store branding, including the perfect Etsy banner size and design techniques to help you stand out! [continue reading…]
To continue to thrive in the business and marketing world, we all know that it’s essential to prioritize continual learning. Stagnation is not an option if you want to even maintain success, let alone build on it. There are some truly exceptional resources out available that make this task easier, especially when it comes to business and marketing podcasts.
Regardless of what you specialize in, there are a number of business and marketing podcasts that everyone can learn from. These are the 31 business & marketing podcasts you need to listen to in 2019. [continue reading…]
Between social media and content marketing and ad campaigns and brand reputation management, marketing can feel chaotic. Sometimes, though, all we need to see is a quick quote that cuts right to the point of what we’re trying to accomplish in fifteen words or less.
Need a little inspiration, or a little clarity? That’s what these powerful marketing quotes are for.
Whether you’re a marketing agency or a small business (or freelancer!) grabbing your marketing by the reigns, these 105 incredible marketing quotes will transform your business and how you think about advertising, social media, content creation, and so much more. [continue reading…]
YouTube Channel Art Dimensions
Optimize your YouTube channel art with these dimensions: 2560 pixels wide by 1440 pixels tall. Keep in mind that channel art looks different on desktop, mobile, and TV displays.
Video is hot right now, and since it’s going to stay that way for the foreseeable future, YouTube is a fantastic platform that more businesses should be using.
While most businesses have optimized their Facebook Pages and Instagram profiles, a lot of small businesses neglect their YouTube accounts if they even actually have them. Fortunately, making your YouTube channel look incredible isn’t too difficult. The first step towards making your channel look great (and legitimate) is with high quality YouTube channel art.
In this post, we’re going to discuss everything that has to do with these banners, including best YouTube channel art sizes, examples, and practices. [continue reading…]
Graphic design has always been a skill that I look to improve every year and it doesn’t help that designs trends are always changing. That’s why this year, I’ve prepared a list of graphic design trends to look out for in 2019. This way we can enter the new year with some well-designed graphics prepared and a much needed head start.
Whether you’re a dedicated graphic designer or not (like myself) – we should all understand the fundamentals of design. Having strong visuals in your content marketing strategy is essential and incorporating new design trends to your canvas will take your visuals from good to great!
Here are 5 graphic design trends you need to know for 2019! [continue reading…]
YouTube Thumbnail Dimensions
Optimize your YouTube thumbnails with these dimensions: 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall, with a minimum width of 640 pixels. A ratio of 16:9 is ideal as it’s used most often in YouTube players and previews.
If you want to get more views on your YouTube videos, there’s one tactic you can use to get them instantly: use better thumbnail images.
Thumbnail images are just as important as the video’s title if you actually want to get clicks. The images themselves are what can jump out at users and help you stand out in a long line of search results. Since these image thumbnails also show up on Google’s search engines, they’re essential to maximize your impressions.
In this post, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about YouTube thumbnails, including the ideal size, how to create them, and the only best practices list you’ll ever need. [continue reading…]
Twitter Header Dimensions
Optimize your Twitter header photo with these dimensions: 1500 pixels wide by 500 pixels tall. You’ll also need to account for your profile picture and the invisible area.
If you’ve ever struggled with Twitter header dimensions you’re not alone…
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 in detail what Twitter header size you should be using along with some guidelines to ensure that it displays properly. [continue reading…]
It’s pretty impressive how we can now share photos with our friends instantaneously. I still remember the slow dial-up internet days and now we live in a generation where it’s odd when a photo takes more than 2 seconds to load.
Instagram continues to revolutionize the social media realm with its photo and video sharing capabilities. But most recently, the implementation of the Instagram story is the platform’s biggest hit.
With Instagram stories, you can now update your followers on what you’re doing at any given moment. You can post Instagram stories in the form of a short video or a vertical photo, which disappears in 24 hours. You can keep track of who views your Instagram stories and you can even add your story as an IG story highlight to your Instagram profile.
We’re starting to see more and more brands using Instagram stories and the main question that comes up is, “how do I achieve the best Instagram story dimensions?”
We’ve dug deep and analyzed the art of the Instagram story. Here are some of the best practices and the proper Instagram story size so you can go out and create professional and compelling IG stories to share.
When it comes to graphic design, fonts play an integral role. But if you’re not a designer, you might be asking yourself:
“What fonts actually go well together?”
Not to worry! In this post, we’ve laid out 50 perfect font combinations that you can use in your designs today. Of course, all fonts mentioned in this post are included in Snappa.
Now before we begin, let’s go over some quick terminology so you can better follow the different font combinations that we outline in this post. [continue reading…]
Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing cheesy 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. [continue reading…]