3 OF THE BEST WAYS TO DRASTICALLY IMPROVE YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE

3 OF THE BEST WAYS TO DRASTICALLY IMPROVE YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE

It can be easy to get complacent with our online presence when we reach a certain goal, have enough followers or have a constant stream of opportunities coming our way.

These are the things we’re working towards, right? So once we get them, we tend to just take things a bit slower.

But what happens if one of those opportunities falls through tomorrow? What if you just decide to take a break from your online presence and your followers and engagement decreases?

The life of a blogger can be an emotional rollercoaster, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can be as successful as you want if you put your mind to it and dedicate yourself to it. And sure, when you’re sitting with your feet up waiting for people to come flocking to your latest post, it might feel great.

But are you really doing enough?

Do you have systems in place that are always activated so you can take a break?

It might sound extreme when I say “always activated”, but having SOMETHING in place is so important, both for your continued success and your sanity. Plus, you want to improve your online presence, right? Don’t you want to get bigger, better opportunities, and more visibility?

Yeah you do!

Improve your online presence today!

You might want to grab this 5-day email challenge that’s starting on Thursday as an extra add-on to this post. I guarantee you’ll be feeling clearer about your online presence by the end of it!

THE SIMPLE TOOL TO SKYROCKET YOUR COMMUNITY AND BLOG TRAFFIC

THE SIMPLE TOOL TO SKYROCKET YOUR COMMUNITY AND BLOG TRAFFIC

Do you want to skyrocket your community and blog traffic?

You need Sumo. Seriously.

It’s essentially a plugin that will help you generate more blog traffic and grow your community. This works in different ways, through social share buttons, email opt-in forms, plus analytics and more.

I’ve been using this tool for over two years and it’s one of very few that have been a faithful part of my blogging toolbox.

Before I started using Sumo, I was mainly looking for a way to collect more subscribers, and to make it easier for people to share my posts. I tried HelloBar, but I didn’t find it to be that effective.

Then I came across Sumo.

I was super impressed when I first started playing around with this tool, mainly because of the helpful tips and so many useful apps that it has. Trust me, there is way more to Sumo than meets the eye.

What’s also great about this tool is that it works on various content management systems, including WordPress, Squarespace, Blogger and Shopify. Pretty cool, right?

So in this blog post I want to run through how to install and make the most of what they have to offer.

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT CLUTTER-FREE WORKSPACE AT HOME

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT CLUTTER-FREE WORKSPACE AT HOME

The one thing that really helps my productivity when working from home? Having a dedicated workspace.

It’s simple, right? When you have a clean and organised desk, you’ll find it’s so much easier to concentrate and work through your to-do list.

Even when I’m on track with my work, I find it much more difficult to get in the right mindset if my workspace is cluttered. It makes me feel unorganised which can really affect the way that I work.

So how do you create the perfect workspace at home? It starts with a plan of course!

There’s a little bit of prep work to do before getting into the actual workspace planning and that’s decluttering. But I don’t just mean physical decluttering - I mean digital too.

Digital detoxes and having social media free weekends are super important to increase your productivity. Doing this at a weekend is also more effective because you’re getting in the right mindset for the week ahead.

If your desk is filled with papers and sticky notes, or your desktop is full of files and your inbox has hundreds of unread emails - it’s the same thing. It can start to make you feel anxious, which leads to a decrease in productivity.

Have you ever noticed when you procrastinate? Is it because you’ve got distracting things lying around or too many tabs open? Having a workspace that’s too busy can be really bad for your concentration.

So while you want it too look pretty, you don’t want to fill it with fancy notebooks, ornaments and mugs. This can actually lead procrastination and while you might think you’re being productive, you’re not - you’re just being busy!

So the first step when it comes to creating a clutter-free workspace is to pick a chunk of time and get organising. Don’t just think about it in your head - write it down in your planner so it’s in your schedule.

If you don’t write it down and assign a deadline, you’ll keep putting it off because of everything else you have to do. Just like you plan all your other projects and appointments, plan for this step too.

Once that’s in your calendar, it’s time to sort out your digital clutter.

5 OF THE BEST TWITTER TIPS TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWERS AND ENGAGEMENT

5 OF THE BEST TWITTER TIPS TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWERS AND ENGAGEMENT

If you’re not familiar with me, then I think it’s important for you to know that Twitter is my ultimate, number one favourite social media platform. I think it’s the best place to network with people, nurture your community and promote yourself.

I don’t think people realise how powerful Twitter can actually be and the results that it can get. By implementing a solid Twitter strategy, it’s worked wonders for my online presence. I want to remind you of the larger purpose behind what Twitter can actually do.

That being said I know there have been some changes to Twitter recently, what with the new introduction of the 280-character limit. I also think a lot of people are also quite fearful when it comes to self-promotion on this platform because it makes them feel uncomfortable.

But there are some things you can do to make sure you’re getting the best chance of increasing your presence on there and bringing traffic back to your website, which is exactly what I want to talk about.

11 BIG TWITTER MISTAKES YOU MIGHT BE MAKING (+ HOW TO FIX THEM)

11 BIG TWITTER MISTAKES YOU MIGHT BE MAKING (+ HOW TO FIX THEM)

What’s the one thing we all want to do on Twitter? That’s right...grow our community and engagement.

Twitter is my favourite social media platform out there for lots of different reasons. It’s one one of the best ways that bloggers and entrepreneurs can market themselves - without a lot of extra money and effort.

Obviously Twitter’s unique proposition is that you have a limited character count of 140, which is actually increasing to 280. But that still means you have to think carefully about each tweet.

You’ve got the power to make the structure of your tweet the best it can be, by doing things like adding hashtags. These are great for grouping tweets together around the same topic (e.g. #BlogTip or #MondayMotivation).

You can also retweet people, take part in Twitter chats and follow as many people as you want. All of these are really great ways to grow your following on Twitter.

But what if no one is hitting the follow button?

If you’ve got a bit of a following on Twitter already, then I’m guessing you’ve implemented some social media strategies. Maybe even some you’ve read on this blog.

You’ve taken notes from other bloggers, business owners and influencers that you admire. You retweet other content quite regularly and you even tweet a few times throughout the day yourself.

But when you look at your profile, you’re a bit concerned. You either a), think your follower count and engagement should be way higher for the effort you’re putting in. Or b), you can see the number of followers you have is a lot lower than those whom you are following

You start to question yourself. But surely I’m doing all the right things?

Possibly. So what could be the problem? Here are 11 of the biggest mistakes that you might be making on Twitter - and how to fix them.