Branding and Design

Why should I care about creating a personal brand?

WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT CREATING A PERSONAL BRANDING


In today’s episode, we will learn why it’s important for you to create a personal brand (especially if you work a 9 to 5). Be sure to download the personal branding checklist.

Personal Branding Checklist

Thanks so much for listening to today’s podcast.  I’m confident that my side hustle of helping others to invest in themselves via my youtube channel, podcast, and most importantly my online courses can be of assistance to you.

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Remember, if you’re everything to everyone then you risk being no one. You never know who you may inspire. See you in the next episode!

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How To Create a Business Signature for Email | NEWOLDSTAMP Tutorial

In today’s video, you are going to discover why you need to take advantage of the email business signature service called NewOldStamp. NewOldStamp email signature service allows you the subtle ability to promote your service.

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Podcast: Rey Ybarra of RY Media Network

Rey Ybarra RY Media Network

In today’s episode, I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Rey Ibarra. He is the owner and creator of Rey Ybarra Media network. His company is responsible for hosting Sharks & Stripes, which is a networking event featuring successful entrepreneurs from the hit show Shark Tank in order to help Military Entrepreneurs/Veterans and their spouses to start their own successful business.

Rey is an incredibly inspiring person. I’m confident that you are going to enjoy and learn so much from this interview. Don’t forget to check out Rey’s free Success Strategies Video series. Click here to sign up right now!

Thanks so much for listening to today’s podcast.  I’m confident that my side hustle of helping others to invest in themselves via my youtube channel, podcast, Facebook Group, and most importantly my online courses can be of assistance to you.

My courses are geared towards teaching people how to create their own website, and promote their endeavor through digital marketing, and so much more. You never know who you may inspire.

If you enjoy Starengu’s podcast, please consider becoming a supporter of by donating to help offset the cost of producing this show. 🙂

In order to be notified when new content is available, please be sure to subscribe to my podcast on Anchor, iTunes, and Spotify.

What message does your brand convey?

what message does your brand convey

Discover in today’s podcast, the top three components that you should consider when creating your brand.

Thanks so much for listening to today’s podcast.  I’m confident that my side hustle of helping others to invest in themselves via my youtube channel, podcast, Facebook Group, and most importantly my online courses can be of assistance to you.

My courses are geared towards teaching people how to create their own website, and promote their endeavor through digital marketing, and so much more. You never know who you may inspire.

In order to be notified when new content is available, please be sure to subscribe to my podcast on Anchor and iTunes.

How to Create Infographics and Presentations with Visme

How to Create an Infographic and Presentation with Visme

Bloggers are well aware of how important it is to have high-quality resolution photos. We use them on our blogs, social media, videos, etc. When you ask most bloggers what software they use to create their visual content, you will most likely hear Photoshop, Illustrator or Canva.

I’m guilty of this as well. Photoshop and Canva are my go-to software (I also use RelayThat which I discuss in my Brazen Brand and Design course). However, if  I need to quickly create infographics or presentations I’ve been using Visme (especially for the infographics). Visme is incredibly user-friendly an allows you to create infographics, presentations, social media content, etc. in minutes.

Even though I highly recommend Visme, I do feel that there are areas where I feel that they could improve:

1.) I realize that you have the ability to customize your templates, but I would like to see an increase in the number of available templates. I rarely build my templates completely from scratch. I try to look for a template that has the layout I want and make adjustments from there. I wish there were more templates in Visme because having that variety can help spark your imagination.

2.) None of the major online visual content creation software allows you the ability to automatically create additional social media images without having to create only one image. This is one of my favorite features that RelayThat offers and one I hope to see become a standard in other software as well.

These are the only two areas I feel need to be improved and I’m sure you will agree. Check out the video and let me know your thoughts.

 

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How to Create and Embed Social Share Links within a PDF

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One of the best ways to build your email list is to create a lead magnet. A lead magnet is valuable content (i.e. checklist, cheat sheet, etc.) that your audience desires to receive in exchange for providing you with their email address.Getting people to provide their email address is not an easy feat to achieve. Therefore, you have to make the most of your opportunity. One way to do so is by creating social share links that you embed within your lead magnet.Check out the below tutorial and don’t forget to download our Social Share Links Guide.

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How to Create a Mockup with Adobe PhotoShop

Starengu's How to Create a Book Cover Mockup

Starengu's How to Create a 3D Book Cover with Photoshop

I’m obsessed with packaging. I’m going to attribute that to the fact that I’ve worked in the CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) industry. One of my favorite aspects of my job was helping to decide on product package designs. I know how important it is for people to visual themselves using the product. One of the ways you can do this is by making sure that you use 3D book cover mockups, pdfs, tablets,  etc. when you are trying to entice people to purchase or download your content.

In case you don’t know how to create a 3D mockup, you’re going to love this tutorial! It will show you how to create a 3D book cover mockup using Photoshop. In the event that you are looking for a free alternative to Photoshop, check out Pixlr.

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

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It’s Time for Your Blog to Thrive

This is the last post in the It’s Time to Launch Your Blog series. If you would rather watch this series, then click here to access the video course. Click here to download the FREE It’s Time to Launch Your Blog Workbook.

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This is the last post in the It’s Time to Launch Your Blog series. If you would rather watch this series, then click here to access the video course. Click here to download the FREE It’s Time to Launch Your Blog Workbook.

Phase 3: THRIVE

Quick NavigationShow me the money!Create a productHost a virtual workshopCreate an affiliate marketing programJoin an affiliate marketing programIt’s a wrap!

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My friends, we are almost at the finish line! Today, we are going to discuss the THRIVE phase, which also happens to be the last phase in your online journey. Please do yourself another favor and do not compare your journey to someone else’s. You will be tempted to do so, but take comfort in the fact that you will make it here if you continue to consistently create content that your audience finds irresistible.

Show me the money!

I feel ya my friend! That’s how everyone feels when it comes to monetizing their site. The main three ways to monetize your site are the following:

  • Create a product
  • Host a virtual workshop
  • Affiliate marketing

Create a product

I am a huge advocate of creating your own product. This is your chance to shine, so make the most of your moment! In my opinion, some of the best online products to create are elearning courses.

I love learning by video because I’m a visual learner. Oftentimes, there are concepts that are difficult to explain without using images, charts or diagrams. Plus, videos enable me to learn at my own pace. Clearly, I’m not alone in my line of thinking.

According to elearning industry, by 2019 video content will make up 80 percent of internet traffic around the world. It’s estimated that U.S. adults consume over 5 hours of video a day.

If you’re interested in creating your own online course, I highly suggest using Thinkific ( stay tuned for our upcoming course creation workshop!). It’s a free, extremely user-friendly platform, that enables you to set your own prices. One of the BEST parts, is that you don’t have to worry about hosting your own videos. They truly created this platform with keeping creators in mind, so you can focus on what you do best–CREATE!

Host a virtual workshop

People want to continue their education, but they might not always have the funds to attend an in-person workshop. One of the things I love about virtual workshops is that you have a chance to ask questions live and interact with other folks that are taking the class via the chat box or by phone. Virtual workshops and online courses are definitely a formula for creating an ideal successful learning environment.

Create an affiliate marketing program

You can create your own affiliate program and pay people to market your product or promote someone else’s product in exchange for commission.

Again you will always make more money creating your products. Think of this as your opportunity to create your own marketing team to help you promote your product. Of course, you need to provide enticing commission incentives to encourage others them to do so.

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Join an affiliate marketing program

I’m not big on advocating other people’s products unless I’m absolutely thoroughly in LOVE with that particular product. In order for people to trust you, you must make sure that you are being honest with them. The only way you can accomplish this feat is by making sure that you actually use the product you’re suggesting to your audience. You always need to keep in mind how the product will benefit your audience. If you can’t, then you risk losing your audience’s trust. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite affiliate marketing programs and sponsorship opportunities in a later blog post.

It’s a wrap!

Congrats on completing this series! If you made it this far you’re ready to thrive online. Below is a quick recap of everything that we covered 

  • Determining your niche
  • How to conduct market research
  • Learning the SMART goal setting approach
  • Creating your business name and determining your structure
  • Develop your brand identity
  • Setup your hosting information
  • Choose your website platform hosting company and theme
  • The importance of lead magnets and elements of a great marketing campaign
  • Ways to monetize your website

Now, if you’re a visual learner like me, you may need to see what was discussed in this series in much further detail. No worries, we got your back! All of our online courses go into extreme details in how to perform every aspect of the steps you need to take in launching your business. The courses are divided into three distinct phases:

  • Phase 1 Start: You will establish the foundation for your business.
  • Phase 2 Drive: Accelerate your business by effectively promoting your brand.
  • Phase 3 Thrive: Keep the momentum going by learning various ways to monetize your site.
  • The Ultimate DIYer: This is a course that comprises all of the three distinct phases.

You will find more detailed explanations of each course by clicking hereI TRULY hope you found the information in this course to be helpful. If you have questions about this series, feel free to contact me. 

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