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Learn how to get traffic from Pinterest to your blog and website and how Pinterest actually works from uploading your content to Pinterest to getting a blog visitor. Read about the top 8 strategies get traffic from Pinterest to your blog and website. Not sure, how to get click thoughs from Pinterest to your blog, so convert repins to traffic? Learn how getting traffic from Pinterest to your blog and website works in 5 steps with my Pinterest infographic. Read about my most effective strategies and sign up for waiting list for my Pinterest course Up Your Pinterest Game
Learn how to prepare for a brand design and for hiring a brand designer. Read about 7 things to do before hiring a brand designer and what to expect from working with a brand designer. Not sure how brand design process actually works? View the 7 things to think about before hiring a brand designer.
Brand & website design for Emily Hall from Oh My Foodie was probably one of the most optimistic and bright brands I’ve ever designed. It was definitely the one a bit out of my comfort zone (in terms of super bright and vibrant colours), but it inspired me to change my own brand colours a little bit, so I’m super excited to share the brand identity and website design for Oh My Foodie!
I’m a bit late, because we’re close to the fifth month of 2017 (time flies right?!), but I thought it would be cool to create a blog posts which is a sort of round up or collection of all posts I’ve written in 2016 on branding, design, branding, WordPress, social media, business & blogging
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Since the beginning of this year, I was working really hard behind the scenes on my new brand & website design services which I want to introduce to you today. In January, I sent out the survey to my email list and for the past year, I’ve been researching and observe my audience and it all helped me craft services which cover all of creative entrepreneur’s design needs.
Exactly a year ago, I published my first blog post as MintSwift. Today I’m celebrating my one year of business anniversary! I can’t believe that it’s been a year already and I feel like it’s been five years because I learned SO MUCH through the first one. I want to thank you so much for following along with my journey and helping me evolve. Today, I thought it would be nice to tell you about 7 things I would do differently in my first year of business.
Well-designed brand identity works like a system. Each of the elements is showing the values and mission behind the brand. I adore working with clients like Nicole Stewart, who already been in business for few years and their vision is clear. She knew exactly who she wants to attract, what values she wants to represent visually and what she’s trying to achieve with her new brand identity.
Learn how to quickly change the default WooCommerce shop title from Products Archive to Shop in WordPress using the Yoast SEO plugin.
At the end of November 2016, Pinterest introduced the new feature for a Pinterest business accounts called Showcase. You’ll learn what is a Pinterest Showcase, why you should create a showcase for your brand, what to put on the Showcase and How to create a Pinterest Showcase for Your Blog & Business. Learn how Pinterest Showcase it’s going to help you get traffic to your website, get your products or services in front of your audience, to grow your email list & showcase your brand on Pinterest.
The 8 blog and business lessons I’ve learned in 2016 + how to take action to grow your business in 2017. The blog and business mistakes I’ve made in 2016 + what to do instead, to grow my business in 2017.
The quickest and the easiest way to make sure your Pinterest boards fits your brand is to design custom board covers using your brand colours, fonts and other elements like patterns or photography. In this post, I’ll show you how to design custom Pinterest board covers and how to upload and add a custom board cover image on Pinterest.
Step-by-step design process behind a logo and submark design for Canyon Heart by MintSwift- logo design, submark design, branding, graphic design, brand board
In this post, I’ll show you three easy methods to remove yourself from Google Analytics data. One of the methods requires excluding your IP address from Google Analytics, the second is an exclusion setting in Google Analytics WordPress plugin and the third one is quite radical, but it works if you have a dynamic IP address (which changes every day or once a week) but it has a huge downside.
In this post, I’ll show you 5 benefits of having a Pinterest business account. You’ll learn why you should have a Pinterest business account, how to create a business account or convert a personal account to business account and what are the features of Pinterest business account and why do you need them.
Pinterest is a not social media platform it’s a search engine, therefore followers there don’t play the same role like on other platforms. This is probably the biggest myth and misconception which in people still believe and keep focusing on getting more and more followers on Pinterest, so missing the larger goals and more important factors.
When you just started your blog and you have five blog post, you probably don’t have a lot of your own content to share on Pinterest. It’s not a secret – long, vertical images work better on Pinterest rather than square and small, but not everyone wants to include a giant image for the blog post or want to include five different blog post graphic within the post because it’ll look cluttered and can distract your reader. Today, I want to share my secret weapon which helps me get more traffic from Pinterest, by making my content visible to more people. You’ll learn how to hide vertical images for Pinterest in a simple way, so you can have more than one image for a blog post.
Rich Pins add extra details to Pins from your website, which means that the pin will show your branding (favicon) title of your blog post and description, also information about you (pinner) and call to action buttons. There are five types of Rich Pins: movie, recipe, article, product and place. In order to enable rich pins for your website, you need to verify it first. Without Rich Pins, your blog seems unprofessional and they are essential in getting most of Pinterest to use it as a funnel to your website, not just another profile when you get followers and admirers, not clients.
Email marketing is essential in growing your blog and online business. At first, you might feel intimated by it, especially when you don’t like tech stuff, but actually, it’s super easy to set up. In this post, I’ll prove it to you, that you don’t need to be a tech guru to set up MailChimp correctly. Everyone eventually wants to convert blog readers into email subscribers, but how can you do it? Today, I’ll walk you through the steps how to set up your list, how to set up sign up form and how to create opt-in (embedded) forms in MailChimp so you can start collecting emails today!
The other day, I saw something in my Google Analytics dashboard in the real-time mode – someone was visiting my blog post from Instagram. Turns out that Google Analytics is now tracking Instagram referrals! It’s a great news for those of you who uses Instagram for business purposes and to share your latest blog post with your Instagram audience. Being able to track to track user conversions from Instagram to website or blog is important for any business owner or blogger. Click trough to read the whole post !
Struggling to maintain cohesive brand identity on Pinterest? Having trouble with getting Pinterest followers? Not sure how to get traffic to your blog from Pinterest? Not getting email subscribers? Sign up for my FREE 6-day email course, Pinazing Results and find out my best strategies to grow your traffic from Pinterest, building your email list, brand awareness quickly, and effectively. Click through to sign up! ...It's FREE!
Premade Branding Kit are now available in MintSwift Shop. This is a perfect option when you’re on a tight budget but still want a well-designed brand identity. The visual aspect of your brand in essential in making a good impression on your website or social media visitors, getting more followers, subscribers, clients and traffic MintSwift premade branding kits were created with a thought of small business owners, bloggers, and creative entrepreneurs. Investing in a branding design can be really hard when you have thousands of other expenses, so MintSwift premade branding kits allows you to brand your business on a budget. Click through and see all premade branding kits available in MintSwift shop!
Visual mistakes can make you appear unprofessional and untrustworthy to your audience. Today, I share my top 10 design mistakes to avoid and what to do instead. Learn about the common design mistakes like using blurry photos and graphics, scaling text or images disproportionately, using hard to read fonts, using too many colours, not using paragraphs and more. The visual aspect of your brand identity, so anything design related you’re showing to your potential clients is the core of the first impression. Well-designed website and brand identity will help you get more clients, customers, email subscribers, followers and more.
How to brand your Pinterest business profile. 7 ways to create a consistent brand identity for your business beyond your website. Brand your Pinterest profile, and create a cohesive, consistent experience for your audience. Get recognition on Pinterest and get more traffic to your blog and website. Stand out among the others and let your brand shine through the Pinterest profile. Brand your profile picture, business name, bio, boards, branding your board covers and creating pinnable images
When you are a solopreneur, it’s like a rollercoaster – one day you’re super motivated, have thousands of ideas for new blog post, email newsletter, social media post, but let’s face it – there are also days when you feel like giving up, you question every decision, thinking “Why the heck I’m even doing this?!” and it’s ok. The beauty of having your own business and being your own boss is that you can always take a break and no one would blame you, especially when you work with or for other business owners and they been there too.
Have you ever wonder where to find free stock images for your blog, website and social media post? I’ve listed my top 10+ websites with beautiful, free, creative commons images. Also, free styled stock mockup image of iPhone 6s is waiting for you, come and get it !
Today it’s the last post of “My Creative Process Series”. At the beginning of the series, wanted to create a separate post for “Final Presentation” and “Approval”, but I’ve decided to describe those steps in this post. Also, I’ll be sharing information about “Files delivery” and “Launch”.
Today, I’ll share more about next steps in my creative process which are “Concepts” and “Presentation”. These are my favourite steps, because they are all about design! Let’s start with my definition of a logo concept. Logo concept is an idea translated to graphical representation and it includes font choices, setting up an overall layout, choosing colours and proper style.
Today, I’ll share more about my third step in my creative process which is “Research”. In this step, I summarize all the information you’ve provided me with during “Get in touch” and “Questionnaire”. I sometimes call the third step “Brainstorming”.
Today I’ll share more about first and second steps of my creative process for custom logo designs, which are ... | Click on image and read more, or pin it for later!
As an creative entrepreneur, I’ve been able to establish my own creative process for custom logo designs. It may seem like creating a logo, illustration or any other graphic design piece, is easy and only requires drawing in Adobe Illustrator for few minutes ...
At the beginning of the year, I had a pleasure to work with Winning Moments on their new logo. Winning Moments is an agency, specialises in competitions and promotions as a method of advertising but they're moving more towards editorial content and product review as well as just competition features...
A logo is a visual representation of your business and, therefore, it’s crucial. Logo design establishes your identity, and it is also the most powerful marketing tool. When someone enters a store, visits a website, or sees a product on a shop shelf, the first thing he or she notices is a logo with a name of a brand or a symbol that represents a business. A well-designed logo is an essential part of any company's marketing strategy.
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