Showing posts with label Resources. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Resources. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

How To Do Keyword Research Book At Amazon

 

Now at Amazon in Kindle and paperback format. 

Simple Keyword Search That Even You Will Feel Like Doing

Find the PDF version at Printaphoria:

Simple Keyword Search PDF Book

Learning and using keyword search doesn't have to be expensive, tedious or frightening. In Simple Keyword Search That Even You Will Feel Like Doing, you'll learn to conduct fast, free and easy keyword phrase searches. If you:

  • have never done keyword research,
  • are not sure what it is,
  • have no idea where to start
  • but know you need to,

then this simple, keyword phrase search guidebook is for you. 

Developing good SEO (search engine optimization) habits through keyword search and use is necessary to increase traffic to your listings and content. It's especially vital when selling from your own shop, website or low-traffic platforms. Even at high-traffic venues, competition is so massive now that it's next to impossible to benefit from some of that traffic.
Why beat your head against the traffic-blocking wall when you can quickly learn how to carry out simple SEO keyword searches and use them to pull in more customers? Once you learn, you can carry your skills wherever you sell on the internet. You'll no longer be dependent upon anyone else's website to make sales.
SEO through top-ranking key phrases application is a major player in successful e-commerce. It's great that you are learning just how useful and essential this skill is!

 






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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Google Domains Discount For New Users

Google Domains is extending a discount for new users. If you're looking for a place to host your domain, I got an email today saying: 
 
Invite Your Fiends. Have a friend who hasn’t tried Google Domains yet? New users can enter code FRIENDSOFDOMAINS at checkout for 25% off** a new domain or transfer-in.

I've been using Google Domains for a few years now. I pay $12 a year each for my two domains and they are .coms. I found them through my free Blogger blogs so it was easy for me to make the transition from sub domains to my own domains by following the instructions.

If you don't know a lot or very little about launching your own domain for a blog/website that you want to start, just start by opening a Blogger blog. It will be easier from there to buy your own domain. Blogger and Google Domains offer lots of help articles and groups. There are many Youtube videos on starting a Blogger blog and buying Google Domains.
 
Searching on the internet brings up a plethora of help about these subjects. So, you can have a blog that you use to share content and sell products and services. You can design your blog as a website with pages. It is possible for you to do what you've been putting off, even if you have very little understanding. I don't know a lot about websites and domains but I took time to search, read and follow instructions. You can too!

I am not an affiliate of Google Domains or Blogger.


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Monday, March 14, 2022

Free Images: Fashion & Dogs

 

Free Image Mondays has become FREE IMAGES and I will be sharing them occasionally.

Today's free image is a fashionable, pre-roaring 20s lady accompanied by her sleek, black dog. Alter the colors to suit your needs. Enlarge, reduce. It's yours to use as you please. From the New York Public Library Digital Collection. The dimensions are 1000 x 1886 px, JPEG file.

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jFezS6QW-N2qiQnA

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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The bonus image is an Arabian rider on his brown horse as his white dog chases an animal. From the New York Public Library Digital Collection. The dimensions are 760 x 507 px, JPEG file.


 

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jFSPekQElmqJBSCz?e=0U68II

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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Comment if you have problems accessing the images.

HAPPY CREATING!

 

 

I suggest that you edit the images or add them to your own designs to make them unique to your brand. This is important especially if you are using them in products that you are selling. 

After all, free images may be currently used, as is, by any number of sellers. Editing them or adding them to your own designs will help prevent your potential customers from confusing you with another seller.

You want your customers to return to your shop because what you have is unique. Don't lose them to another shop because they mistakenly thought they were buying from you because the products have duplicate designs. 

I share images from the Web and from my own studio. While I cannot guarantee that my internet-obtained, free images are copyright free, I only share images that are labeled on the internet in one or more of these forms:

  • free to use without restriction,
  • for personal and commercial use,
  • no need for a commercial license,
  • no compensation needed,
  • no attribution required.
You can always do your own research on any free image that you obtain from Printaphoria & Creative Living.


Image Sources:

The Graphics Fairy

The New York Public Library Digital Collections 

PublicDomainPictures.net

Pixabay.com



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Saturday, March 12, 2022

Dropbox And Onedrive Pros & Cons

I've been using Onedrive for some time but have known about Dropbox a long time, as well. I've had to download some files at Dropbox that I purchased. Both cloud storage systems offer free accounts with Onedrive being more economical for the value. Both services are also affiliated with Microsoft and Onedrive is free with a Microsoft account. I've been a longtime user of Outlook, so my Onedrive is through my email service.

I'm going to continue with Onedrive for now. Since Dropbox offers a free account, I'm going to sign up. It's such a popular cloud storage platform and I may need it in the future.

Casey Schmidt at Canto breaks down the pros and cons here:

Dropbox vs OneDrive – Which should you choose?



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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Free Image Monday: Coffee Cups

 

Today's free image is a warm, cozy, color-accented, white mug of steaming coffee. Alter the colors to suit your needs. Enlarge, reduce. It's yours to use as you please. The dimensions are 1495 x 1920 px, PNG file.

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jFCUS-qwU2h5A2nA?e=vSyvlY

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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The bonus image is a black and white line drawing of a coffee cup and saucer with coffee steam drifting upwards. The dimensions are 1103 x 1280 px, PNG file.

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jFHNoH6_JumWMPcA

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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Comment if you have problems accessing the images.

HAPPY CREATING!

 

 

I suggest that you edit the images or add them to your own designs to make them unique to your brand. This is important especially if you are using them in products that you are selling. 

After all, free images may be currently used, as is, by any number of sellers. Editing them or adding them to your own designs will help prevent your potential customers from confusing you with another seller.

You want your customers to return to your shop because what you have is unique. Don't lose them to another shop because they mistakenly thought they were buying from you because the products have duplicate designs. 

I share images from the Web and from my own studio. While I cannot guarantee that my internet-obtained, free images are copyright free, I only share images that are labeled on the internet in one or more of these forms:

  • free to use without restriction,
  • for personal and commercial use,
  • no need for a commercial license,
  • no compensation needed,
  • no attribution required.
You can always do your own research on any free image that you obtain from Printaphoria & Creative Living.


Image Sources:

The Graphics Fairy

The New York Public Library Digital Collections 

PublicDomainPictures.net

Pixabay.com



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Monday, February 28, 2022

Free Image Mondays: Vintage Botanicals

 

Today's free image is a vintage bunch of leaves and flowers from The New York Public Library Digital Collections. Alter the colors to suit your needs. Change the background to white or remove. Enlarge, reduce. It's yours to use as you please. The dimensions are 760 x 672 px, JPEG file.

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jE694lcxdeFWtj-h

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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The bonus image is a pretty, engraved-look, yellow flower with green leaves drawing from The Graphics Fairy. Would look wonderful enlarged and framed or in a card design. The dimensions are 1950 x 1808 px, JPEG file.

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jE-To6Z3OTCLxo7Y

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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Comment if you have problems accessing the images.

HAPPY CREATING!

 

 

I suggest that you edit the images or add them to your own designs to make them unique to your brand. This is important especially if you are using them in products that you are selling. 

After all, free images may be currently used, as is, by any number of sellers. Editing them or adding them to your own designs will help prevent your potential customers from confusing you with another seller.

You want your customers to return to your shop because what you have is unique. Don't lose them to another shop because they mistakenly thought they were buying from you because the products have duplicate designs. 

I share images from the Web and from my own studio. While I cannot guarantee that my internet-obtained, free images are copyright free, I only share images that are labeled on the internet in one or more of these forms:

  • free to use without restriction,
  • for personal and commercial use,
  • no need for a commercial license,
  • no compensation needed,
  • no attribution required.
You can always do your own research on any free image that you obtain from Printaphoria & Creative Living.


Image Sources:

The Graphics Fairy

The New York Public Library Digital Collections 

PublicDomainPictures.net

Pixabay.com




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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Free Image Monday: Vine Flourish & Wreath

 

Today's free image is a black vine flourish in anticipation of spring designs. The dimensions are 728 x 191 px and it is a PNG file, so it has a transparent background for easy application.

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jEtyxY5g_LtAc6QJ

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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The bonus image is a wreath of a variety of moss green foliage with a tiny, pink butterfly at the bottom center. The dimensions are 1920 x 1920 px and it is a JPEG file.


 

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jEpfng5t8GmMwY_C?e=NPRcWx

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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Comment if you have problems getting the images.

HAPPY CREATING!

 

 

I suggest that you edit the images or add them to your own designs to make them unique to your brand. This is important especially if you are using them in products that you are selling. 

After all, free images may be currently used, as is, by any number of sellers. Editing them or adding them to your own designs will help prevent your potential customers from confusing you with another seller.

You want your customers to return to your shop because what you have is unique. Don't lose them to another shop because they mistakenly thought they were buying from you because the products have duplicate designs. 

I share images from the Web and from my own studio. While I cannot guarantee that my internet-obtained, free images are copyright free, I only share images that are labeled on the internet as being for personal and commercial use, without need for a commercial license, compensation or attribution. You can always do your own research on any free image that you obtain from Printaphoria & Creative Living.

Image Sources:

PublicDomainPictures.net

Pixabay.com



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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

New Resources Section At PCL

A new section has been added to RESOURCES: Forums/Groups/Social. The first entry added is the crafting website GetCrafty. What they say about themselves:

Welcome to the Arts & Crafts Forum at GetCrafty.com. Our site is a friendly community dedicated to all things Arts & Crafts related, just some of the subjects we cover here are: Crafts, Paper Craft, Crafting, Kids Crafts, Craft Ideas, Christmas Crafts, Crafts for Kids, Craft Supplies, Craft Shows, Halloween Craft, Easy Crafts and more.

This website is active. I counted 23 posts made today and at least 7 yesterday. As with most social sites today, spam proliferates. Bypass the posts on egg donation, cryptocurrency and sports betting and pick out the creative threads that inspire you.



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Monday, February 14, 2022

Free Image Monday: Hearts Backgrounds & Printable Papers

 

Today's free image is a cotton-candy pink, distressed hearts background or printable paper. The dimensions are 3600 x 3600 px and it is a JPEG file. 

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jEh7cZxgMnDK89XS?e=yNWLjM

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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The bonus image is also a delightful hearts background in bokeh reds, peaches, oranges and white. The dimensions are 1920 x 1920 px and it is a JPEG file.

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jEfaWoTg4UrU-ksi?e=UyW1fK

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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Comment if you have problems getting the images.

HAPPY CREATING!

 

 

I suggest that you edit the images or add them to your own designs to make them unique to your brand. This is important especially if you are using them in products that you are selling. 

After all, free images may be currently used, as is, by any number of sellers. Editing them or adding them to your own designs will help prevent your potential customers from confusing you with another seller.

You want your customers to return to your shop because what you have is unique. Don't lose them to another shop because they mistakenly thought they were buying from you because the products have duplicate designs. 

I share images from the Web and from my own studio. While I cannot guarantee that my internet-obtained, free images are copyright free, I only share images that are labeled on the internet as being for personal and commercial use, without need for a commercial license, compensation or attribution. You can always do your own research on any free image that you obtain from Printaphoria & Creative Living.

Image Sources:

Pixabay.com


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Monday, February 7, 2022

Free Image Monday: Hearts Tree

 

Today's free image is a hearts tree graphic in reds, peaches, pinks, melons, corals and brown colors. The dimensions are 1920 x 1343 px and it is a JPEG file. 

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jEB4bhtyTd7brsW3?e=dKeGFb

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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The bonus image is a sweet, whimsical light blue-colored bird carrying a heart-embellished envelope in it's beak. The dimensions are 1920 x 1162 px and it is a PNG file.

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jD8bNaH_LCNUmI0D

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

................................................................. 

Comment if you have problems getting the images.

HAPPY CREATING!

 

 

I suggest that you edit the images or add them to your own designs to make them unique to your brand. This is important especially if you are using them in products that you are selling. 

After all, free images may be currently used, as is, by any number of sellers. Editing them or adding them to your own designs will help prevent your potential customers from confusing you with another seller.

You want your customers to return to your shop because what you have is unique. Don't lose them to another shop because they mistakenly thought they were buying from you because the products have duplicate designs. 

I share images from the Web and from my own studio. While I cannot guarantee that my internet-obtained, free images are copyright free, I only share images that are labeled on the internet as being for personal and commercial use, without need for a commercial license, compensation or attribution. You can always do your own research on any free image that you obtain from Printaphoria & Creative Living.

Image Sources:

Pixabay.com



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Roberto Blake On Successful Brand Deals

When asked if he finds it more difficult, as a person-of-color graphic designer and Youtube creator, to obtain brand deals in comparison to others, he replied,

Not really but I’ve also built a system for brand deals...I also do better on brand deals than most Creators my size or larger regardless of their background, due to my ability to negotiate and package my deals.

While discrimination is often endured daily by many of us, his successful focus is on evaluating how to deliver more value to the clients/customers whom he does acquire.

While I'm not aspiring to produce and upload YT videos (the unpopular slideshows format works better for my schedule), I love Roberto's content. He's clear, engaging and relevant. This is not the first time that I've written about him. 

I like making a pit stop at his channel to see what he's currently sharing. I am also a graphic designer but I don't freelance. I prefer to design pre-made products and services. Roberto produces many videos with inspiring content that can apply to any creative pursuit.

Check out his YT channel and website for great info on boosting the success of your brands.  

About Roberto Blake

Roberto Blake is dedicated to building the creator economy through helping creators and influencers build brands and businesses online. Learn how to monetize your creativity and skills, grow an audience, sell products, monetize YouTube videos, make money online, and build a personal brand. He has grown his Youtube channel to over 500,000 subscribers.

Find Roberto Online

Youtube Community

Youtube Channel 

Awesome Creator Academy 

Roberto's Youtube Starter Kit

Interested In Sponsoring Roberto Blake And Sharing Your Brand With His Viewers?

info@robertoblake.com

725 Ponce De Leon Ave
ATTN WeWork Roberto Blake 2nd Floor
Atlanta GA, 30306 

 

 

 



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Friday, February 4, 2022

Blogger Email Follow Replacement Svcs

In seeking a replacement for the discontinued Feedburner email follow widget, I've been seeking a free-to-start, easy to use email mktg platform. I've seen ConvertKit recommended often, along with MailChimp. MailChimp has been moving away from being known primarily for email marketing, so I'm not sure how simple they have remained.

I took a peek at Mailchimp and saw plans titled Marketing Platform and Transactional Email. Just that quick look-around made me feel tired. ConvertKit's pricing page is straight-to-the-point, easily understood, at least to me, and shows many features for the free tier.

I subscribed to Peggy K's weekly newsletter to see how she does it, although I'm not sure I want to take on the extra work of newsletter production. I just want an easy way for my readers to follow by email.

Peggy K writes about a variety of tips and tricks for creators on many platforms. She chose to use Revue, a newsletter platform acquired by Twitter, to replace Feedburner's terminated RSS to email svc.

If you are interested in exploring newsletter sharing, you can read about Peggy K's overview of svcs here: Alternatives To Feedburner's RSS To Email SVC She overviews not only newsletter svcs but also RSS to email svcs.



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Monday, January 31, 2022

Free Image Mondays: Hearts

 

Today's free image is A watercolor and ink heart in delicate but bright, pastel colors of turquoise, teal, white, pea green and taupe. The dimensions are 1920 x 1789 px and it is a JPEG file. 

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jD3DtpcNey8ZDG0g

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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The bonus image is a black and white hearts doodle including stars, dots, blossoms, pinwheels, loops and curls. It would make a jazzy, tiled background. If painted in with bright colors it would be reminiscent of Peter Max's 70's style. The dimensions are 1280 x 1920 px and it is a JPEG file.

Download It Here From My Files At Microsoft OneDrive:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AucUJVHYQ3s5jD5996pRxs07IUqD

Then click the download link at the top of the OneDrive page.

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Comment if you have problems getting the images.

HAPPY CREATING!

 

 

All Free Image Mondays pics are copyright-free and public domain for personal and commercial use, no fee, no license, no attribution needed. I have gathered them from around the internet and some of them are my own graphics and photos. Print out or use digitally.


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Friday, January 28, 2022

Optimizing The New Facebook Business Pages

In this still relevant, late 2020 post, Brandastic shares some points on how to make the new Facebook Business Pages work for your brand. 

Their focus is on changing how we use a Page. I like these 2 points:

  • Focus more on educational rather than promotional content.
  • Join and interact in FB groups with your business page. 
Read the full article here:

Are Facebook Pages Still Useful in 2020?


Another great post on optimizing Facebook Business Pages is this article from Tripepi Smith. The 2022 new pages transition is discussed and tips on optimizing the new design are shared.

Follower count is now rounded up and it seems that page likes are no longer displayed. Some business features, such as jobs and appointments, are no longer available.

Facebook’s New Pages Experience 101


 

 Steps To Creating A Facebook/Meta Business Page

Create A Free Business Page In Minutes  

What To Know Before You Create A Facebook Business Page

 



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