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What is a prospective client intake form and why you should be using one
March 30, 2020
Did you know that having a prospective client fill out an intake form could be the most important and valuable part of your relationship with them? While this may seem far fetched, a well-detailed client intake form is a game-changer in whether or not you move forward with a client. This can all be achieved by crafting a well thought out a prospective client intake form and uploading it to your website. Still don't believe us? Let's look at what a prospective client intake form is and why you should be using one.
How to create an effective client information sheet
March 26, 2020
Is your client’s information all over the place? Do you feel like you’re constantly about to blow a deadline because you simply don’t know where anything is? You know your client told you an important piece of information but you have no idea where you put it. Could it be in an email? Written down somewhere on an actual piece of paper? On an Excel sheet? Keeping track of all the details and information you receive as a business can be tough. After all, there are so many communication channels out there. Odds are you’re writing emails, making phone calls, having in-person meetings, and more. So, what is the solution to all of this? Get organized – and that starts with an efficient client information form.
Top 5 Open Source Document Management Systems that save your cost
March 23, 2020
Are you looking for a way to streamline your business’s organization methods? Using a document management system (DMS) is a common practice when it comes to keeping your documents organized electronically. A DMS allows you to quickly and effectively organize and manage documentation to ensure that your day runs smoothly but buying and maintaining a DMS can be expensive – enter open-source document management systems. We’re going to go over what open-source DMS is as well as the top five open-source document management systems out there.
Top 5 data collection tools with data gathering methods
March 19, 2020
As a business, there are a lot of reasons why you need to collect data. It not only supports information for yourself and your company but also provides solid evidence to your customers that you know what you’re talking about. It’s a way to accurately answer any questions that have been asked about a particular subject and to produce quality information by using information that has been professionally tested and proven. So, what are the best strategies for collecting data and how do you effectively go about doing it? Let’s take a look at our top five best data collection tools to help you effortlessly produce high-quality content.
What is an Electronic Document Management System and how it can help your business
March 16, 2020
Let’s face it, paperwork isn’t fun. Nobody likes having to sort through page after page of paperwork and it can easily get lost. When you’re starting a new business, you have about a million things to do - making sure your paper documents don’t get lost should be the least of your concerns. This is where an electronic document management system comes in to save the day. Ideally, you have started your business using one of these systems but, if you haven’t, converting to this kind of organization is possible. Keep reading for information on how an electronic document management system can help your business.
Content Marketing Services to Increase Traffic - Where to Focus Your Efforts
March 9, 2020
Have you considered hiring a content marketing agency to increase organic traffic to your website? We don’t blame you – content marketing services provide expertise on how to increase quality website traffic and encourage conversions that you simply wouldn’t know how to do on your own. Did you know that there are different kinds of content marketers available? How do you know which are best for your business goals, and more importantly, what are the different kinds? We’re going to take a look at different content marketing services out there to help you increase web traffic so you know where to best focus your efforts
7 clever content marketing examples with amazing results
March 5, 2020
Are you lacking inspiration when it comes to creating new content for your website? Do you feel like you’re just creating the same content over and over? You’re not alone. Zazzle Media has reported that 60% of companies struggle to produce consistent content. Coming up with new and original content regularly can be tough – after all, how many new angles of the same article can you come up with? Well, we’re here to tell you that there is an abundance of ways to create clever marketing content that doesn’t have to feel stale or dull. Creating content isn’t just about writing killer blog posts – it’s also about creating everything from infographics to social media posts to videos and more. Here are seven clever content marketing examples with amazing results that help you come up with some new ideas and get your creative marketing juices flowing.
Top 10 high performing types of content marketing
March 2, 2020
When it comes to getting your website discovered by search engines and being appealing to your audience, there’s no better way to go about it than content marketing. Even the most recognized brands in the world spend more money on content marketing efforts than television commercials. The internet is quickly beating out traditional forms of marketing with well-known and established companies changing to keep up with the times. Creating a content marketing strategy is the way to go but what’s the best way to go about it? Here are the top 10 high-performing types of content marketing for your business.
What is a content creator or influencer, and why do brands search for them?
February 27, 2020
Social media content creators or influencers have become quite a phenomenon in recent years. You cannot browse social media without being bombarded by influencers, many of their posts boasting that “ad” hashtag on Instagram or announcing their sponsorship with a particular brand in a YouTube video. So, why are your favorite companies spending tens of thousands of dollars a year asking social media influencers or content creators to advertise their brand? There’s one simple answer to that: because it works. Let’s look at why brands search for content creators and why it could mean a big profit for them in return.
6 great content planning tools to organize and streamline your marketing
February 24, 2020
When it comes down to it, good content ideas are really all you have when creating a website. Content is the heart and soul of any website so you want to make sure that what you’re putting out there for you audience is top-notch. That said, a good amount of research goes into producing quality content so you have to stay organized. If you know the steps that go into planning content, it can seem overwhelming. That’s why there are content marketing tools out there to help organize and streamline your digital marketing. We’re going to take you through six of the best content planning tools available online so you can make your content creation process a little easier and a lot more organized.
20 web content writing tips for beginners and pros
February 20, 2020
Are you a beginner looking for tips creating website content? Or are you a pro hoping to optimize your search engine optimization writing skills? We’re here with some useful web content writing tips to remember when you’re trying to create engaging content, whether you’re a beginner or a pro. After all, if you’re writing content for a website, you want it to have as much of an impact as possible, leaving few corrections for those who have to go in and edit. There is certainly a learning curve to being a content writer, so don’t panic too much – we’re here to give you 20 valuable do's and don’ts for producing quality content.
7-step content development process: step-by-step guide
February 13, 2020
Creating powerful content for a website is all about providing quality information so viewers can make an informed decision and decide for themselves if they want to continue looking at the company’s webpage or if they’re interested in handing over some of their hard-earned money. So, how does one get to this point? How does the company decide which content is created and how the viewer even finds it in the first place? We’re going to take you through the seven-step content development process in a simple guide because, unfortunately, it’s not as simple as pulling an idea out of the air, creating content, and then hoping the right person stumbles across it.
How to create a client intake form for your service-based business
February 12, 2020
Client intake forms have a huge impact on building a working relationship with a client. Let us take you through everything you need to know about client intake forms, starting from its benefits down to finding the right template for you.
What is a content strategist? The Ultimate Guide
February 10, 2020
Did you know that the demand for content strategists is at an all-time high? We live in an age where the creation of online content is one of the top marketing platforms that a company can invest in which clearly drives the need for a position such as a content strategist. Let’s dive into what this position actually is, what a content strategist can do for you, and how you can become one yourself.
11 best prototyping tools for UI/UX designers — how to choose the right one
February 6, 2020
Creating a prototype is one of the most useful steps you can take when collaborating with a client during the design process of any project. Too much time is wasted in the form of countless emails, phone calls, and meetings so the designer can better understand what the client wants. When your client can see a visual representation of the design you’re creating for them, it allows them to either approve of where you’re going with the project or pinpoint any changes they’d like you to make. It takes away the hassle and the additional step of having to make more changes after the final project is presented. When you start with a prototype, you have a chance to get it right before setting it in stone saving time, money, and frustration in the long run. So, what's the best design tool for UI/UX designers to make this vision a reality? We’re going to give you a quick rundown of the 11 best prototyping tools out there so you can choose the best one for you.
4 different ways to create a website mock up
February 3, 2020
Looking to design a website from scratch but don’t know how you want it to look? Say no more! You can put together a website mockup to create a representation of what your website is going to look like without setting anything in stone - and by “stone”, we mean code. But what exactly is a mockup, you ask? Let’s take a look at what a mockup is and what it isn’t and show you four different ways to create a website mockup yourself.
A guide to prototype design – UX design process
January 30, 2020
When it comes to prototyping – whether it’s creating a simple wireframe without visuals and working links or a fully functional mockup that’s got it all – mastering the skill is extremely valuable to the UX design process. Mastering the skill of prototyping may seem like a waste of time – after all, it’s up to the client to make the final decision – but knowing how to deliver something to the client that requires as little corrections as possible saves valuable time during the final design and the correction process. Think of it as usability testing. To give you a better understanding, here’s our guide to prototype design and what the UX design process should look like.
The 10 best wireframe tools to make wireframes, mockups & prototypes
January 27, 2020
Here are 10 of the best wireframe tools to help you create wireframes, mockups or protoypes of websites. This is a crucial part of the design process.
Why content-first design makes better websites
January 19, 2020
Content first design can help you complete projects faster and with more profit. Here's how.
5 best web design software to help you build a website
January 3, 2020
Whether you’re a large-scale business or a small local store, the first thing your potential customer is likely going to do after learning about your brand is to google you. Your website is an online equivalent of a business card, so it has to look and feel professional. Luckily, with more and more tools and […]
Logo questionnaire template with 14 questions
December 18, 2019
- by James Rose
Your logo design questionnaire is one of the first things your client will see. Learn how to create a professional logo brief in this post.
How to create a content workflow for your business
November 29, 2019
A content workflow document makes managing your content process more efficient and productive. Here's how and why you would create one
How to create a branding questionnaire for your clients
October 11, 2019
- by James Rose
In this post, you’ll learn how to create an effective branding questionnaire you can use to help your clients build their brand identity. At the end of this post, you’ll find sample questions to ask in your questionnaire to get the most out of your research. What is a brand or brand identity? Your brand […]
Seven areas where your business site might be lacking
October 1, 2019
Your business's website has a very limited amount of time to make a great first impression to your target audience. Here are some areas your site could be lacking and find out how to boost your engagement.
Creating a clear tone of voice for your brand
September 17, 2019
If you create any marketing content for your brand (online or offline), then tone of voice is important to you. But what is tone of voice exactly? Why does it matter to your business? And how do you decide which tone of voice is right for you and your brand?
How to write a price increase letter to your clients
September 9, 2019
Writing a price increase letter to your clients can be a daunting task. Here are some proven ways to write that letter, along with some examples and a template.
The best graphic design websites to inspire you to create your online portfolio
August 20, 2019
Are you a graphic designer looking for inspiration to create your own online portfolio? Then check out this curated list of the best graphic design websites to inspire your own
The top UX tests you should run on websites before launch
August 7, 2019
You've just completed your website design or redesign and are almost ready to launch your site live. But wait! Before you take your website live, there are some usability tests you should run to ensure your site visitors experience a seamless website that hits all the points to convert visitors into customers.
Comprehensive website planning guide
July 22, 2019
Mari Kondo from the Netflix series “Tidying Up” has made millions from inspiring us to organise our homes, roll our towels and keep only the things that spark joy. While websites don’t house our treasured possessions, if we took the time to organise them well, they would spark joy for the user. The thing is, […]
How to write a creative brief
June 4, 2019
- by James Rose
A solid creative brief starts projects on the right foot. Learn how to create a creative brief with templates and examples