Hashtag Rules You Don’t Know Exist

If hashtags are still a mystery for you, it’s important to know that there is strategy behind hashtags. It’s a new form of digital language, that if understood, can help with your online business growth. This blog post discusses the “rules” that you didn’t know existed when it comes to learning about hashtags. 1.You can’t Read more about Hashtag Rules You Don’t Know Exist[…]

How to Respond to Fake Accounts & Hackers on Instagram

Fake accounts following you on Instagram: Ignore them. Spam account and bots will eventually get removed. You can report them as spam, but move on and don’t worry that they followed. If your account is hacked on Instagram: As long as you can keep accessing your account, get into the account and change your password Read more about How to Respond to Fake Accounts & Hackers on Instagram[…]

Why You Can’t Rely on Your Social Media

Let’s be real, you can’t rely on social media: algorithms change, advertising is a pay to play game, and online marketing is a constant changing environment. By the time you figure out a strategy to gain fans and followers it seems like something has changed. While social media has to be apart of every business’s Read more about Why You Can’t Rely on Your Social Media[…]

6 Things to be Aware of with Instagram Giveaways

Giveaways on social media can be a fun way to quickly grow your audience and add a bit of buzz around your products. There are a handful of things that tend to occur around social media giveaways that are hard to avoid but important to be aware of when designing your own giveaway. Disappointment: When Read more about 6 Things to be Aware of with Instagram Giveaways[…]

20 Reasons Why You Need An Instagram for your Art

A frequent question I get from artists is if they really need an Instagram account. There are plenty of blog articles that can tell you HOW to do Instagram, but this posts outlines WHY you need an Instagram.  It supports your creative business by being focused on visual imagery and visual content.  Many small businesses, Read more about 20 Reasons Why You Need An Instagram for your Art[…]

Social Media Updates, Hacks, & Changes You Don’t Want to Miss

Many social networks have had updates and changes this week. Here’s the information you need to know which can impact your creative business. Google + is being shut down due to a security bug…and also because of the fact that nobody uses Google+. It was supposed to be the rival social network to Facebook but Read more about Social Media Updates, Hacks, & Changes You Don’t Want to Miss[…]

How to Market in the Digital Age

If you are debating whether or not your should pay to boost a social media campaign, or if another email blast will help your marketing strategy then this post is for you. Marketing in 2018 is anything but re-ordering business cards and sharing a post from Instagram to Facebook. Its about creating value, building social Read more about How to Market in the Digital Age[…]

To Boost or Not To Boost: Paid Promotions

Tempted by those requests to boost or promote for only a few dollars? Constantly reminded by the free $10 credit to online advertise. This blog post will introduce you to the impact paid promotion has on your online art marketing. Paying for Likes and Followers: Using promotions and boosting posts, is buying likes, followers and interactions, Read more about To Boost or Not To Boost: Paid Promotions[…]

Hashtag Basics

Still don’t understand hashtags? This post boils down hashtags into simple steps. Whats a Hashtag? A hashtag is used to identify messages of a specific topic on social media. You use the hash or pound symbol and follow it with a identifying word. There is no space between the hashtag symbol and the word (or Read more about Hashtag Basics[…]

Naming Your Business

Choosing your business name can be a difficult choice. This blog post outlines the three considerations to remember when naming your business. Check for Availability  Not only is it crucial to your new organization’s identity to obtain a unique name under which to operate, its also Minnesota law. Any potential name for a new business Read more about Naming Your Business[…]