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How to Market Your Business on a Small Budget

How to Market Your Business on a Small Budget | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Whether you're new in business or you want to find more low-cost ways to do marketing, this post will show you 75 ways around how to market your business.
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The procrastination activity that will boost your productivity

The procrastination activity that will boost your productivity | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Procrastination can come from not knowing where to start, or being stuck and not knowing what to do next. Happily Kelly Exeter’s discovered a simple technique that’ll bust right through those mental blocks.
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How One Man Escaped to the Woods and Gained 116,000 Instagram Followers 

How One Man Escaped to the Woods and Gained 116,000 Instagram Followers  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Facing your fears in life and business   
Lots of people want to follow their dreams, start a business, or perhaps fly off a cliff like you did below. But fear holds us back. How do you decide to take the leap?
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Free Tutorials | 33 screencasts feat Yoast SEO plugin 

Free Tutorials | 33 screencasts feat Yoast SEO plugin  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Do you encounter any difficulties configuring your Yoast SEO plugin? Want to know more about all features and settings of the Yoast SEO plugin?  Joost has made a series of Yoast SEO plugin tutorials for every tab on every page of the Yoast SEO configuration pages. A playlist of a total of 33 screencasts is available for free for all of their users!

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The 10 Best Places Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Go To Find Product Ideas

The 10 Best Places Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Go To Find Product Ideas | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Coming up with a great idea for a product to sell online will occasionally strike when you least expect it. Many times though, it’s something you need to be proactively on the lookout for. The internet contains a wealth of ideas and inspiration, but as a new entrepreneur, where do you begin? Shopify have compiled a list of the best resources to give you direction and get you started. | https://goo.gl/gCqQqC

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Top Digital Artists Reveal Their Tips for Instagram Success

Top Digital Artists Reveal Their Tips for Instagram Success | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Instagram isn't just a place to fuel your #fomo, scroll through your crush's feed and snap latte shots, it's also a massive marketing channel for artists and entrepreneurs alike. In many ways, it's become the new blog, bringing fans and followers into an artist's story; generating massive potential for sales and new customers.
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Photoshop Alternatives | Online Graphic Tools | Listly List

List of Photoshop alternative software or/and Online graphics programs, Digital Painting and also apps. Including photo editing programs/apps an
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Designers' Concern : Countering the Growing Intellectual Property Theft Threat

Designers' Concern : Countering the Growing Intellectual Property Theft Threat | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Intellectual property theft affects all areas of design and development and the internet has helped it increase dramatically over the past decade. All designers have felt the ping of anger when discovering your client's design used illegally. With many products and licensed products, it's an epidemic -- global thieves stealing, duplicating and hawking anything to make a buck! This was sent by the FBI for all to read .. 

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America's True Colors - United States Interior Decor Trends

America's True Colors - United States Interior Decor Trends | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
What are the most popular decor colors in your area? This color map of America reveals the most purchased fabric, wallpaper & gift wrap colors in your state.
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15 inspirational women making ideas happen in Australia

15 inspirational women making ideas happen in Australia | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

These 15 inspiring women are not only making their ideas happen, but also creating positive change in a range of ways from community projects to global enterprises.

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Infographic: The Best Tricks to Reduce Photoshop File Size

Infographic: The Best Tricks to Reduce Photoshop File Size | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Struggling with Photoshop file size? If you can relate to the situation below, you'll want to bookmark (and print!) this infographic..

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Fun Photoshop File Format Facts

Fun Photoshop File Format Facts | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

One of the most important kinds is the Photoshop file format. You can read the entire specification, current as of 2013, updated on Adobe’s website. The more of it you read, the more you learn about the history of commercial software. Because Photoshop has to be backwards-compatible, and it has to deal with every kind of image imaginable, and it ultimately has to do that perfectly for millions of people.

You might think that a Photoshop file is just, like, a bunch of pixels. But not at all —- via Postlight

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What Are the Best Times to Post on Social Media? 

What Are the Best Times to Post on Social Media?  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
If a post is published and no one is around to see it, does it make a sound? And by sound I mean internet buzz that translates into sales and fans. Believe it or not, there are best and worst times to post on social media. The trouble is, depending on your 1: Time Zone, 2: Country, and 3: niche, they can vary a bit.
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Made Throughout America: How One Couple Funded Their Dream in a Mobile Studio

Made Throughout America: How One Couple Funded Their Dream in a Mobile Studio | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

“We moved to California at the time of the recession. We were creative people but couldn't really find creative jobs so we opened up an online shop as a small hobby business. From there, we grew it for a few years until we saved up enough money to travel. But we didn't want to drain all of our savings to do it. We had an idea inspired by food trucks – maybe we could do a mobile retail store. At the time, we really couldn't find any examples of anyone else doing it. | read more & be inspired..

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How to Live Like a Creative: the daily habits of a modern creative

How to Live Like a Creative: the daily habits of a modern creative | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how other creative people live? And whether you share things in common with them? Well, Format – a pretty nifty online portfolio platform – has teamed up with witty Toronto-based illustrator Sam Island to create How to Live Like a Creative, an interactive infographic that gets to the bottom of how creative types live, work and play.
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A Practical Guide to Promoting and Selling Art on Redbubble

A Practical Guide to Promoting and Selling Art on Redbubble | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

As a consumer I’m looking for a clear path to finding your entire body of work and as someone who writes about art I am on a steady search for something new. A new artist. A new design. A new take on an old thing. The art directors I know do the same – they scour Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and shops like Redbubble in search of new artists. We want to find you. 


The following list of tips is meant to help you be found as many practical ways as possible. I’m looking at this from my own personal perspective as a consumer and someone who spends hours a day looking for new work. These are just some of the ways I’ve noticed that help me like, share, buy, and connect with artists and the work they make

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How to Use Niche Marketing to Build a Business from the Ground Up

How to Use Niche Marketing to Build a Business from the Ground Up | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

 Specialization is at the heart of kickstarting a sustainable, successful, and scalable business. Whether you’re trying to get your online store off the ground or you’re still looking for the perfect idea, carving out a unique niche for your business is the key to growing your customer base. Niche marketing is all about providing an audience—especially one that might feel ignored or undervalued—with a sense of identity and belonging | read more at Shopify

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5 Social Commerce Trends To Watch Out For In 2016

5 Social Commerce Trends To Watch Out For In 2016 | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
 Direct sales revenue from Facebook, Twitter, etc. is on the rise. With so many transactions happening on social, the social commerce trends of 2016.
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Knowing what’s up and coming and what’s already working will help ensure you’re taking advantage of new opportunities. Here are 5 social commerce trends you should focus on in 2016  |  read more   http://goo.gl/ep6iFb
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Knowing what’s up and coming and what’s already working will help ensure you’re taking advantage of new opportunities. Here are 5 social commerce trends you should focus on in 2016  |  read more   http://goo.gl/ep6iFb
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Are Procrastinators Creative?

Are Procrastinators Creative? | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
When are you most creative? And what does procrastination have to do with it? The answers may surprise you!
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71 Ways to Write a Social Media Update

71 Ways to Write a Social Media Update | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A deep dive into the specific ways to compose social media updates. Everything from capitalization, link placement, symbols, and more.
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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, May 17, 2016 12:25 PM
There are updates and then ... there are updates.  If social media is included in your tool box for success you have to maximize energy and effort expended in social circles so you don't end up just going around in circles.  Did you know there are "25 Ways to Write a Facebook Update"?  There are also multiple creative ways to compose updates for Twitter, LinkedIn, GooglePlus and Pinterest, to get the reader's attention.  This article by Kevan Lee, BufferSocial, lists 70+ ways to share updates.  He calls them his "go-to moves".  :)
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Strong Rivals To Photoshop, ‘Affinity Photo’ & ‘Designer’, Coming To Windows

Strong Rivals To Photoshop, ‘Affinity Photo’ & ‘Designer’, Coming To Windows | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Affinity Photo’ clinched Apple’s ‘Best Mac App of 2015’, while ‘Affinity Designer’ won an ‘Apple Design Award’ in June 2015. Over the upcoming months, Affinity aims to launch Windows-friendly versions for both apps, comprising identical features to their Mac-specific counterparts.


The purchase price of Affinity’s apps for Windows will match that for Mac– US$49.99/€49.99/£39.99 with no subscription. You can register now for the free beta of Affinity for Windows | read more at DesignTaxi

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Complete 2016 Guide to Facebook Image Sizes 

Complete 2016 Guide to Facebook Image Sizes  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Really handy infographic that lists all of the Facebook image sizes for ads and pages, including Facebook Canvas! Also includes Instagram image dimensions. - by Andrew Hubbard

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The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet [Infographic] | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
This 7-part Infographic from Leisurejobs.com, titled The Ultimate Linkedin Cheat Sheet, is absolute dynamite!
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The mystery over the @ sign 

The mystery over the @ sign  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

The @ character is the symbol of the internet age, crucial for emails and social networking. But no-one really knows where it came from, writes Claire Bates.

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Instagram Ads vs. Email Marketing vs. Media: A Case Study

Instagram Ads vs. Email Marketing vs. Media: A Case Study | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Instagram Ads vs. Email Marketing vs. Media: A Case Study This is a post from Blaise Lucey, Senior Content Strategist. If you’ve been thinking a lot more about how Instagram fits into your marketing...
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via Bitly : One eCommerce company recently found that Instagram Ads drove 30% more clicks than email marketing, traditionally the largest digital channel for ROI. The team discovered this while analyzing their New Arrivals campaign performance in Bitly Campaigns. See how they did it. | read more...
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