UPDATE!Jill is holding a free webinar that you won't want to miss! You'll learn a lot from her and I can't wait to see you there on Friday, August 16th at 2:PM MST! Sign up here! I've long been a follower of The Prairie Homestead. I love Jill's voice and I've enjoyed watching her site grow and become a source of income for her family. When I found out she was going to be offering a course to teach other bloggers how to do what she's done, I got really excited! I messaged Jill immediately to see if she had an affiliate program and she set one up just so I could join and make money promoting her
Y'all, I might be all geeky and considered a veteran when it comes to this blogging gig, but media kits for blogs? They've always scared me. I don't work with brands a whole lot and I was never taught how to make a media kit. Till the past two weeks when I 'attended' Melissa Culbertson's Media Kit SMASH course. Melissa's course comes with a daily email which links you to members-only content where the daily lesson is hosted. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday you get lessons with assignments, free downloads and video how-tos. Wednesday is catch up day and chat with the folks taking the course
A lot of people looking to hire a developer to build them a website end up dissatisfied with their site or the experience. Finding, hiring and working with a web developer doesn’t have to be scary and chaotic. Here are a few tips for working with a web developer. Developer vs. Designer When you hire a web developer, be sure to ask if they are also a graphic designer, or if you need to find/hire one separately. Many developers specialize in coding/building sites and either don’t know how, or don’t enjoy graphic design. So, it’s possible you’ll need to hire someone else to create a logo for you.
To say I'm a fan of Darren Rowse and his blog, ProBlogger.net would be an understatement. I've been following him since before he started his first 31 Days to Build a Better Blog course, which he later turned into a book. I subscribe to about 5 blogs that I read every night. ProBlogger is one of those blogs. So, when I learned he was opening his Training Event: Gold Coast up to online attendees I got really excited. I really want to attend this conference online. I've seen the names of the speakers and I know the content is going to be top-notch. Yes, I'd much rather be in Australia attending the
I recently wrote a post about how to add text and overlays to images in PicMonkey and since then have had people ask about how to add a drop shadow effect to their text. Since this is not yet a PicMonkey function, I thought I'd show you how to do this manually. Adding a drop shadow to text in PicMonkey isn't hard. You just need to know how to duplicate a layer, recolor it and send it to the back. Adding a Drop Shadow to Text in PicMonkey First, create and position the text you want a shadow for. Then right-click (on a Mac you hold the control key while clicking) on the text box and select Duplicate
Having images in your blog post has changed so much since Pinterest came into play. Now it's not enough to have images, you have to have gorgeous pinnable images. And, if you want to be re-pinned like crazy they need to look absolutely smashing. The pressure to have the best, most re-pinable images is high. And for most, very daunting. But, with PicMonkey is doesn't need to be. Here are a few small tricks to help you rock PicMonkey and create beautiful images for your blog. How to Pick an Image Start with a vertical image if at all possible. If you don't have a really pretty image of your own, find