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How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Being a Freelance Designer

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Being a Freelance Designer | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
There’s a lot to be said for the benefits of working remotely. From being able to keep flexible work hours to having access to a far greater pool of tasks, the freedom which comes with being a freelance designer is more than enough to tempt a growing number of employees. However, without careful attention and …
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The Most Overlooked Aspect Of UX Design Could Be The Most Important

The Most Overlooked Aspect Of UX Design Could Be The Most Important | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Benjamin takes us through the what, why and how used to provide great empty state / empty data designs screens. Looking at great examples in apps today.
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19 Easy Ways to Survey Your Potential Customers 

19 Easy Ways to Survey Your Potential Customers  | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

Don't leave your content to chance! Follow these 21 Easy Ways to Survey Your Audience about what they really want. 


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, September 26, 6:40 AM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Terry Yelmene's curator insight, September 26, 9:50 AM
It's OK to think about asking for insight from your prospective audience in more than one channel - Its a great way to not only have you solution fit and market product fit questions answered you may learn a bit more about where your prospective tribe is actually hanging out!
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26 Ways to Use Video for your Social Media Marketing

26 Ways to Use Video for your Social Media Marketing | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to increase video views and engagement? Discover 26 ways to use video to improve your social media marketing.
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Facebook ad targeting: every possible option available #infographic

Facebook ad targeting: every possible option available #infographic | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
A couple weeks ago, a "simplified" Facebook Ads Manager user interface arrived, merging what used to be several separate targeting boxes into one megabox.

 

This article and infographic helps to explain targeting using Facebook ads and the updated Ad Manager.


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Internal Linking Cheat Sheet to Boost Your SEO | SEJ

Internal Linking Cheat Sheet to Boost Your SEO | SEJ | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
In this ultimate guide, Syed Balkhi will explain the importance of internal linking as well as share six best practices and tips to help you get started.

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16 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter

16 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever found yourself just nodding along and smiling blankly as the people around you discuss thought-provoking issues and news, it might be time to dust off that computer mouse and seek out some smarter content. With children and adults alike heading back to school this month, now is the perfect time to build your body of knowledge and increase your overall intelligence.


However, with an overwhelming amount of information and resources available online, it can be difficult to know where to start. It’s also hard to discern credible sources from not-so-legit content or even a well-done parody account.


Smart is subjective, but a general sense of intelligence is gained through having a grasp on a vast body of knowledge. Especially helpful with this, Twitter allows for a large amount of information on a wide variety of topics, and insights into the brightest organizations and individuals on the web. To help you stay sharp through 140 characters or less, we’ve narrowed down some of the best Twitter accounts for boosting your brainpower....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 20, 1:24 AM

Here's a great collection of some of the best Twitter accounts to make you smarter.

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16 of the Best Website Homepage Design Examples

16 of the Best Website Homepage Design Examples | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

You never get a second chance to make a first impression -- that’s why your homepage is undoubtedly one of the most important web pages on your website.


For any given company, the homepage is its virtual front door. If a new visitor doesn't like what they see, their knee-jerk reaction is to hit the "back" button.


That's right -- unfortunately, a lot of people still judge a book by its cover.What makes a website's homepage design brilliant instead of blah? Well, it takes more than looks alone -- it also has to work well. That's why the most brilliant homepages on this list don't just score high in beauty, but also in brains....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 26, 12:23 PM

Browse through these excellent website homepage design examples to get inspiration for your own homepage design strategy.

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Free Retro eCommerce PSD UI Kit

Free Retro eCommerce PSD UI Kit | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
This free ecommerce UI Kit offered by GraphicLoads can be regarded as one of the most precious free resources.
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How To Use Pinterest for Business

How To Use Pinterest for Business | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Pinterest may be one of the best ways to showcase your business’ products and services. Get the most out of Pinterest to drive traffic and tell your story.
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Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 20, 12:21 AM

 

Pinterest is a high profile social media site that deserves far more attention from businesses seeking to drive more traffic to their websites. Showcasing your products or services on a Pinterest account is not difficult, and can lead to significant additional traffic to your website, if done properly. This definitive guide, should prove very helpful to those businesses looking to establish a foothold in the Pinterest world.

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Brett.Ashley.Crawford's curator insight, May 23, 10:49 AM
For the arts Pinterest's visual qualities and majority female audience make it an excellent channel. 
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5 Tips to Create an Irresistible Call to Action

5 Tips to Create an Irresistible Call to Action | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

If you are getting website traffic but not conversions - use these 5 tips to create a compelling call to action and get more visitors to take action.


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Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 11, 7:18 PM

 

Business owners who use their websites as lead generators, need to ensure that they use a strong call to action on each page that directs site visitors to take specific action, to move them into their business sales funnel. Unfortunately, many businesses operate websites that have no calls to action, or the calls to action that they do have, are weak or totally ineffective. The tips in this article on how to write an irresistible call to action should prove invaluable to such business owners.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 12, 8:57 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Bryan Worn's curator insight, May 17, 4:32 AM

If we are shy about doing this we should hire someone who isn't .

Nice concise advice.

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The Anatomy of a Successful LinkedIn Profile #Infographic

The Anatomy of a Successful LinkedIn Profile #Infographic | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
To stand out amid the millions of LinkedIn users, you need a stellar profile that captures attention and starts conversations. This infographic can help you get started on creatin

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 22, 9:21 AM
A nice review of what it takes to have a great LinkedIn profile.
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A Nutshell Guide to Proper Keyword Research

A Nutshell Guide to Proper Keyword Research | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Here’s a brief but functional guide to keyword research in today’s evolving SEO world – Content Marketing Institute

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Minimum Viable UX: A Guide for SaaS Design | Chargebee's SaaS Dispatch

Minimum Viable UX: A Guide for SaaS Design | Chargebee's SaaS Dispatch | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Know the bare essentials of UX for building your SaaS app.
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Startup Branding: How We Rebranded Our Company in 3 Months | Process Street

Startup Branding: How We Rebranded Our Company in 3 Months | Process Street | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Here's the exact process we went through while re-branding our startup. If you're thinking of doing the same, you can see the work that'll need doing so you
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How to Create a YouTube Channel in 3 Simple Steps

How to Create a YouTube Channel in 3 Simple Steps | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

Everything you need to know about how to create a YouTube channel for your business, including a step-by-step guide for setup, cover art, and profile info.


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23 Quick LinkedIn Updates To Make You More Hireable #Infographic

23 Quick LinkedIn Updates To Make You More Hireable #Infographic | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
This infographic from Skillcrush highlights some helpful tips for quickly updating your LinkedIn profile to ensure you’re more searchable on the site and come across as a desirable hire.

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Why You Need An Animated Explainer Video For Your Business

Why You Need An Animated Explainer Video For Your Business | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

An animated explainer video helps make complex things simple by both explaining your product features to customers, and boosting your business.


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New Study Looks at What Motivates Facebook Users to Share Content #Infographic

New Study Looks at What Motivates Facebook Users to Share Content #Infographic | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
What motivates people to share content? This is one of the key questions all content marketers would love to understand more about. And while sharing, in itself, is rarely the end goal, shares do help spread the message and connect your content with a wider audience.

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New Study Looks at What Motivates Facebook Users to Share Content #Infographic

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32-Step Success Roadmap For Local SEO [Infographic]

32-Step Success Roadmap For Local SEO [Infographic] | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Want your local business to rank higher on search engines? This local SEO infographic will help you achieve a better ranking as well as getting more leads.

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Excellent Collection of Negative Space Logos

Excellent Collection of Negative Space Logos | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
By negative space arts it means to create images in a way that their surrounding defines them. The shape and the meaning of the object drawn are given by its
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8 Phrases to Use When Your Client Is Extremely Unhappy

8 Phrases to Use When Your Client Is Extremely Unhappy | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

Most people are not trained in how to deal with anger, frustration, disappointment, and a host of other emotions that happen as a result of client-agency interactions. When a client expresses his emotions due to a mistake from the agency or a miscommunication, people struggle with figuring out the right thing to say or the right way to handle the situation.


So how do you calm the client's visible displeasure and salvage the trust that remains? How do you refocus their frustration and work together to find a solution to the current problem?


The first step is getting the client to talk through the problem. Use these prompts to continue the conversation in a productive way:...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 25, 9:54 AM

Use these phrases when dealing with unhappy, frustrated, and angry clients.

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Are you writing the perfect blog? [Infographic]

Are you writing the perfect blog? [Infographic] | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
In theory, writing a blog can seem so simple. However, do you have the ability to craft a post people actually want to read?
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21 Video Marketing Ideas for Small-Business Budgets #Infographic

21 Video Marketing Ideas for Small-Business Budgets #Infographic | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Content - Making captivating and effective marketing videos doesn't cost as much as you think. The following tips can help you get started.

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4 ways to avoid personality mismatch when hiring

4 ways to avoid personality mismatch when hiring | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Assembling a senior team that really complements one another is one of the biggest challenges facing any CEO or business leader. After all, your fellow senior executives must lead and inspire their own teams effectively, while this mix of personalities also needs to work together seamlessly to consistently achieve great results for your business overall, including dealing with difficult strategic issues that will determine the long-term future of the business. Getting this mix wrong can conversely have a disastrous impact on the performance of your organisation. Interestingly, research I recently read indicated that personality mismatch was far and away the main reason behind unsuccessful hires, accounting for 81% of failures. That’s a remarkable statistic so it’s worth exploring why this goes wrong so often.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 28, 3:30 AM

In the end, collaboration is about people - choice and dynamics. Useful hiring advice from big recruitment CEO!