Sometimes when you’re running a business online and you’ve decided to use content marketing (i.e. you’ve got a blog!) it seems like you’re constantly churning out content. Like you’re a mouse on her wheel. Round and round you go.
I know I feel this way sometimes.
Another common thought: once you’ve published and promoted your piece of content you’re done with it. It will just live on in your archives forever and maybe someone will stumble upon it after a lucky Google search a year from now.
Neither of these feelings are necessary though. You can jump off your content creation wheel and get people reading/viewing/listening to your existing content again. It’s all about repurposing.
Here are 7 ways you can jazz up your existing content to re-promote today: [click to continue…]
We all have ‘em right? The days we feel like we’re getting nowhere with our business. The days wasted unproductively sitting at your desk. The days you spend on tasks that leave you feeling like a nap. The days full of procrastination.
Maybe you’re having one of those days right now.
Well, I’ve got 3 things you can do right now to turn your average day around – to make sure you’ve actually accomplished something! [click to continue…]
Are you over it? Your creativity rut that it is.
Has your well run dry? The ideas become scarce?
Perhaps your blog editorial calendar is empty? The new project you were oh-so-excited about has stagnated? You think your creativity, ingenuity and originality have simply packed up and left the building?
Yep, I’ve been there. We all have. Especially those of us whose creativity is an integral part of our job/career/business. Creativity is not endlessly available. Creativity can’t simply be tapped and poured like a frothy pale ale at your local on a Friday night. Creativity needs to be nurtured. Nourished. Cultivated. Looked after. And, especially, supported.
Your creativity-muscle can so easily be overworked. Sprained. Or even torn.
Sometimes your creativity rut is a symptom of burn-out. You must learn to recognise when ‘pushing through’ is going to do more bad than good. Long term creative-health should be put in front of short term creative output.
So how do you will that creativity well back up? Here’s 5 ideas for you: [click to continue…]
It’s hard to believe that this time last year I was finishing up my corporate job in the city. Excitement was brewing, but I couldn’t quite believe that I wasn’t coming back in the new year. It sort of just felt like I was going on the normal Christmas holiday break. It was only in January when my man, my friends and my (ex) colleagues started returning to their offices and jobs that it really started to sink in. I wasn’t getting back on the train. I didn’t have anywhere I HAD to be. There was no monthly paycheck waiting for me! SHIT. That’s scary stuff. It’s the stuff that pushes your buttons and hikes up the adrenaline levels. [click to continue…]
I’ve been off the blog for a bit – a super busy client schedule will do that to a girl. I’m sitting here listening to a Christmas song playlist on Spotify and feeling thankful for the air conditioning in the office I’m working from today, it’s humid, sweaty hot outside. It’s definitely holiday season in Aus! So, I’m detouring from my normal blog topics and bringing you a holiday wish list. And it’s not my own wish list, I’m lucky enough to already have all of these things (or a at least a variation of them). But that means I know just how great they all are! That’s why I’m recommending them to you.
Some of my ideas have a business-slant, some are designed for self-developement (since when didn’t that help in business though!?) and some are just pretty rad and make me smile.
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What first attracted me to Buttercup Ink was the clean, consistent and on-point graphic design throughout Vari’s website and on social media. Fitting, as Vari is a designer herself!
What kept me coming back though, that was all Vari.
She isn’t afraid of getting personal (blog titles such as ‘The Perfect Sneaker’ and ‘How to grow out short hair – 3 month stage’ aren’t rare) in amongst her super practical and insightful business content.
Vari is such a great example of someone who has created and shaped a personal brand. And I’m telling you, personal branding is the future (just think about Marie Forleo, Danielle LaPorte, Kim Kardashian or Kris Carr).
Read on for insights from Vari. [click to continue…]
Even as a writer I really struggle when it comes to writing about myself, especially when I had to write my website’s about page.
But I know how powerful an about page is. It’s where we tell our story. Where we connect on an emotional level with prospective clients or customers. It’s where we can set our business apart from the rest.
As a copywriter I write about pages for my clients fairly regularly. But I wonder, for those who don’t have the cash to splash, where are they finding support in writing their own about page?
So I decided to put together a guide and workbook on writing your own about page. I wanted to make it a pain-free process, where before you know it, you’ve got an about page you adore (and one that is going to engage your clients or customers!).
So after much work, I present to you Write Your About Page with Punch and Poignancy – part how-to guide, part workbook. And it’s only $9.99 (+10% GST for Australian residents).
It’s a bit of a steal considering hiring a professional copywriter to write your about page could set you back hundreds!
Want to know more? Check out all the info over here.
So you’ve heard that Facebook advertising it where it’s at. It seems like everyone is using it to get their brand out there. You’ve got some money set aside for an ad campaign and you’re ready to post your ad.
Awesome! Glad you’re on board. But, I want you to pause a moment and think about why you’re posting this ad. I want you to take some time and really put some thought into what your desired outcome is. [click to continue…]
Streamlining your social media processes is a great way to take the pain out of the whole thing. What if you could schedule in a whole week or a whole month’s worth of Facebook posts? Well you can, and here is how you do it:
1. Write your post. You can add in a video, links, all the usual stuff. Write as per normal. [click to continue…]
Now, I’ve got nothing against Twitter – in fact I use it daily – but I do have something against being a part of a social media network ‘just because’.
Just because so-and-so told you to be. Just because you heard it was all the rage. Just because someone told you if you weren’t your business would fail.
Just because is evil.
Just because is pointless.
Just because someone told you to join Twitter doesn’t mean it is going to work for you or your business.
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