Do I Need a Website?

Do I Need a Website?

You might be thinking that if you have an Instagram page you don’t need a website. Or if you’ve got a Facebook page, you’re probably pretty good.  Or a strong referral network because you’ve worked with a lot of clients that love you.  In your...
It’s About the Ripple Effect

It’s About the Ripple Effect

Summary: I create professional websites for consultants and coaches who want to make an impact on the world. I love being part of the ripple effect…helping you by creating a website to help you attract those you can best help. Have you ever watched a ripple on a...
Always Behind the Scenes

Always Behind the Scenes

I’ve always been a ‘behind the scenes’ worker. In school I’d be on a team for group assignments contributing in my quiet way with great final projects. All of my previous jobs were supporting others to accomplish their goals or objectives....
Be Vulnerable

Be Vulnerable

So there I found myself, live in front of my peers feeling super vulnerable. The coach was taking us through a planning exercise and I was feeling super stuck, so I private messaged her my frustration thinking she’d simply reply in kind (privately).It all ended up...
What do I Do Next?

What do I Do Next?

You’ve got your business name and email set up, maybe you’ve already created a website (or had me create one for you, hint, hint) and you’re wondering what to do next to attract the ‘right’ clients. Show up consistently, giving them a...
Where do I start?

Where do I start?

A new business owner and I were talking the other day. She shared that she’s been struggling a bit lately not being sure where to start with everything now that she’s shifted gears in her business. Funny enough, a second person mentioned the same thing a...
What is a Strategy Session?

What is a Strategy Session?

At the beginning of each of my Essentials Brand and website projects I lead my clients through a website strategy session. Strategy sessions for my website-only clients are very similar, but not as in-depth. This strategy work not only helps me in creating websites,...
Is Your Website Collecting Dust

Is Your Website Collecting Dust

This post could also be titled “Why add a blog to your website” Ever wondered why you should blog, or think it would be really hard to have a blog on your website? Is your website collecting dust, waiting for search engines to visit it again to show you in...
Curriculum Consultant

Curriculum Consultant

Educational consultants want to put their best foot forward to make a good impression on the educational professionals that would be hiring them to make such a huge impact in their schools. Essential branding components like logos, fonts and colors make a lasting...
Bird Houses and Websites

Bird Houses and Websites

I’m sitting here looking out my window at the drab gray skies beyond the leafless trees and remembering last spring. There was this beautiful, blue-skied day and I was watching this little bird check out a birdhouse I had just put up. It kept flitting to the...
What does your ideal client need from you?

What does your ideal client need from you?

The other day I was watching my hubby spreading out grass seed prepping one last time before the snow falls. The ground is all prepared, but the seed is landing everywhere. This reminds me of how we sometimes approach our businesses. Prep Work You can have done the...
What you can learn by watching

What you can learn by watching

I’ve spent a lot of time the past few months at the skate park with my youngest. Sometimes there is no one there except him on his scooter. He goes back and forth practicing and perfecting his tricks, spending time experimenting, and adjusting his technique. He...
I was voted Most Quiet

I was voted Most Quiet

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about introversion lately.  I’m an introvert. When I was little I was called shy, quiet, sensitive, withdrawn, timid, insecure… In my senior year of high school I was voted ‘Most Quiet.’ My worst nightmare...
Where to Search for DIY Brand Elements

Where to Search for DIY Brand Elements

When you’re just starting your business, before you start thinking about a website, it’s good to think about how you want your business to be perceived. And when DIYing your own website, its sometimes hard to know what direction to go in when you start out...
First Steps Before A Website

First Steps Before A Website

You’ve just gotten your gumption up to start that business! Congratulations! So, now you’re probably wondering how to start getting in front of people. Naturally you’re thinking your first step is to get online with a website, right? Well,...
How NOT to Stand Out

How NOT to Stand Out

Hubby and I went on a double date a few months ago. OK, it was actually back in the summer, but we don’t get out very often…We went to this great BBQ place in the village. The pulled pork sandwich was amazing! We’ve been wanting to go back ever...
Necessary Ingredients

Necessary Ingredients

We’ve been home social distancing since March 13th and we’re starting to get tired of practicing our math. It’s also causing us all to gain a few pounds. Um, yes, we’re doing some baking around here!  I love to bake. It’s a major stress...
5 Tips and Tweaks to Make Your DIY Website Look Pro

5 Tips and Tweaks to Make Your DIY Website Look Pro

Want to level up your DIY website? Over the past two weeks I’ve gone live in my Facebook Group, Simply Launched several times. I’ve been sharing tips and tweaks to make your blogs and websites look like they were created by a pro! Make your site look like...
New Service: Quick Start Blog Package

New Service: Quick Start Blog Package

I’ve been blogging about blogging for several months now, and am excited to announce I’m now offering a Quick Start blogging package! I have to confess, I’ve delayed launching this due to everything that has been going on in the world, but have also...
Breaking Up

Breaking Up

Let’s talk about when breaking up is a good thing. No worries…I don’t mean breaking up a relationship, I’m talking about breaking up your wall of text in a blog post. Keep reading for 4 tips to make your blog post easier to read!Formatting your...
The two easiest ways to generate blog post ideas

The two easiest ways to generate blog post ideas

So last week we talked about categories and tags. If you took action, you made a list of categories and tags for your blog. That’s what I consider the first step to come up with blog post ideas. Use these categories and tags to brainstorm some more specific post...
How to Organize Your Blog

How to Organize Your Blog

I talk a lot about having a purpose for you website and the same goes for your blog. (You can read more about that where I talk about knowing why you want a website.) Having a purpose will make it so much easier to keep adding fresh content to your site by blogging....