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How to Make Sure Your Mailchimp Images are Never Blurry

By Krista Smith / July 19, 2019

In today’s video tutorial, I’m tackling the issue of how to ensure the Images you add to Mailchimp never come through as blurry. In today’s world with the high resolution screens we have, it’s important to use retina rules where we can so our images come through crystal clear. In order to do that, we need to bring images in at 1200 px wide (by whataver height) and then go into the settings and constrain them, by 50% to ensure crisp photos! Sound hard? It isn’t. I promise. I’m walking you though it in this video tutorial:

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How to Update Your WordPress Website

By Krista Smith / June 18, 2019

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had clients and students reach out and tell me how fearful they are to perform updates on their websites. The biggest reason it’s important to stay on top of your WordPress updates is security. Hundreds of websites are hacked every single day. The #1 way in which hackers are able to accomplish this is from outdated plugins + themes. They find a vulnerability (think secret back door) in the code of a particular piece of software that keeps your website running and they create code to gain access to your website. I…

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Fresh, Spring Wallpapers for Your iPhone!

By Krista Smith / April 12, 2019

Spring is finally in the air here in Nova Scotia and today I was inspired to create three new wallpapers for my iPhone. I quite honestly couldn’t decide which one I liked the most so I wanted to share all three with you. You get to decide which one you love the most! Happy Spring, friends!

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How to Write Blog Posts That Inspire My Audience To Hire Me

By Krista Smith / April 3, 2019

One of the biggest things you can do for your SEO and your bottom line is to use your website for its intended purpose : Attract Your Audience. In my daily conversations with the women I work with, I know that coming up with a list of ideas to generate content is a real road block to moving you forward in your business. Today I’m sharing with you my FREE cheatsheet that comes complete with 100 different possible topics that you can write about RIGHT NOW for your audience. You can instantly get access to it right here: Set yourself…

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How to control your avatar when you comment online

By Krista Smith / March 17, 2019

In today’s video tutorial, I’m walking you through the steps on how you can create or update the avatar image that shows up next to your name whenever you post a comment online. It’s possible you have a new email address or a really old headshot or possibly have never created one! In this quick video, I’m walking you through the exact steps you can take to control which images shows up when Globally Recognized Avatars are an option. Gravatar Website:  

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3 Mistakes You Want to Avoid Making on Your Website

By Krista Smith / March 2, 2019

In 2019 and beyond, it’s crucial for even a new business to have a website. AND when you’re just starting out, it’s hard to invest in a full custom website + strategy. It’s even a conversation that comes up in many of my early discovery sessions with clients. Once we start talking about target audience, ICA (ideal client avatar), what your audience struggles with, what they want to learn from you, and how you’re uniquely positioned to help, it oftentimes becomes clear that instead of investing in a custom design right now, it’s more valuable for you to get something…

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How to Develop a Mission Statement for Your Business

By Krista Smith / February 19, 2019

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past several weeks scouring the web for a solid resource I could send to my clients (and use myself!) that would help articulate their mission. What I learned is that I couldn’t find one resource that gave me a step-by-step, easy formula that I could begin to play with and refine for what I felt like my mission was becoming. So I returned to the teacher in me (my education degree STILL comes in handy, see Mom!) and I developed a worksheet that I used to flush our my own mission. I…

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How to Use Your 404 Page to Engage Your Audience

By Krista Smith / February 5, 2019

It happens, ladies. We redesign our websites. We direct traffic from one URL to another. Inevitably, a visitor will stumble onto a 404 error page. Now it’s not as bad as it sounds. A 404 page is a page that exists on your website to let people know the link they’ve followed is no longer there. You might access a 404 page when the web page you’re trying to get to doesn’t exist anymore. Some of the reasons it may have disappeared include: The URL (the link) or its content (such as files or images) has been deleted or moved…

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How To Create A Branded Signature For Your Email

By Krista Smith / January 28, 2019

In today’s post I want to show you how I created the branded signature that shows up in every email I send. NOTE: I use G Suite for my email. If you use Gmail, you can also follow along using this tutorial. Before you get started, it’s important to think about WHAT you want to include. Here are some examples I saw when I looked through my own inbox: Name Job Description or Title Professional Designations Link to email Link to website Headshot Brand Icon/Logo Social Links Link to book an appointment Invitation to sign up for Newsletter Freebie/Opt-in Phone…

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How to Turn Your Glowing Reviews into Likes on Instagram

By Krista Smith / January 21, 2019

I have a client who wanted to create an Instagram graphic to showcase a glowing review she received. She had a lovely little image she pulled together in Canva that she wanted my opinion on. Once I had a peek, my designer and brand strategy hats had an opinion AND an idea. I believe we need to think less linearly when we’re thinking about our Instagram feed. We need to start using the “adding multiple images” option more instead of trying to keep everything in one, easy photo. One thing I’ve seen more recently, is that Instagram will actually show…

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