7 Epic Time Investments You Can Make in Your Online Business

7 Epic Time Investments You Can Make in Your Online Business

Let’s discuss time. You probably don’t feel like you have enough of it, what with running an online business and all. Specifically, let’s talk about ways to invest your time that will have epic effects on your online events, your brand as a whole and the way you do business.

Over the years, we’ve invested in seven areas that have paid off big time. We hope you’ll stick with us as we explain the multiple benefits and applications of each area.

Making these time investments can help any online coach or trainer, freelancer, infopreneur, blogger, or solopreneur . . .


1. Making videos. Even though we all hated being in front of the camera when we first started.

As an introvert with unruly hair, I (Regina) thought it wise to stay off-screen for most of my life. But, with the way the Internet evolves and explodes every single day, I thought it unwise to not try multiple forms of media. Periscope is the video of the day! No wait, it’s now Snapchat. Um…it’s Instagram Stories! Whoa…now it’s Instagram TV!

Whatever the platform du jour is, if you learn to create video, you’ll be able to pivot with the platform. If you run Internet businesses like we do, then the #1 rule for us is:

Once you arrive, don’t stay at your destination too long; you have to set a new course.

In other words, get ready to pivot.

Whatever goal you’re setting right now, once you hit it, celebrate, have a Martin Scorsese marathon, play some Scrabble and drop Z’s and X’s and J’s on your opponent, then set a new course. Even if your new course is taking your current project to the next level. Trying to apply IRL (in real life) speed to an online business is like trying to apply tortoise speed to the hare. Wait. Bad example. The tortoise beat the hare . . . but you get what I mean.

Area #1: Make some videos, yo. All the videos.

Benefits:

  • Videos increase the chances of people on the Internet finding you.
  • They take your brand to the next level of helpfulness.
  • They attract people who are prone to get a little lost in too much text.
  • They allow you to communicate certain things (tutorials, deep thoughts, etc.) more effectively than screenshots or words that don’t come with tones or facial expressions.
  • You can get out your thoughts faster when you speak (on video) than you can in text.
  • Videos allow you to express your personality (and personality quirks…) that help create authentic connections between you and your audience. That’s important in an impersonal world, yo.

Try: Facebook Live, Instagram Stories/Instagram Live/Instagram TV, Zoom recordings, G+ Hangouts On Air, YouTube tutorials, screencasts of your computer screen, recorded presentations, or any other type of video that helps you communicate with your ideal audience.

P.S. >> Tools: I use Camtasia or QuickTime for screen recordings, a DSLR and a lavalier mic for recording myself, and I upload most of my content to YouTube + Vimeo. Don’t underestimate the power of inexpensive (and free!) tools available to you. With just a $25 mobile phone tripod and your camera, you can build your audience and provide epic video content for them.


2. Writing a book.

Wait, writing a book is a time investment? Now you’re just talkin’ crazy…Let me tell you about the hardest thing I’ve ever done professionally. And the second hardest thing I’ve ever done professionally. It’s the same darn thing. Writing a book.

One was a physical 200-page manual and the next one was a 200+ page digital book. I just want to be honest with you here. THEY WERE NOT EASY TO CREATE. At all. But, I don’t want that to scare you off from it. Writing that first book is probably the best thing I’ve ever done for my business.

Do tell us why, Regina.

I will, my friend. I will.

Even though I feel my writing has changed + grown so much since my first book (so yeah, it’s a little painful when I read it), I’ve been able to use that book for IRL classes and its organization and information truly make a difference for people who are just getting started in business. I’ve been able to take some of the book’s content and make long format blog posts out of it; I’ve been able to modify some of the book’s sections and make them more specific for certain industries . . . then include them as content in my online classes and products.

Oh, and it’s made a little money over the last year or so.

Area #2: Invest some (serious) time in writing a book.

Benefits:

  • Writing a book will force you to create lots of content. Whether you give it away for free or charge for it, the amount of content you have to work with and form into different things will be worth it. You feel me? I know you feel me.
  • Your book makes you look legit. Straight up. It just looks sooooo legit that you have a book in your niche/genre/area.
  • Your book can help you make income. You can sell it solo, or bundled with other materials, or as a part of your workshop, or packaged with a baby sloth that you ship to my house. Seriously. I want a baby sloth even more than Kristen Bell. Please say I’m not the only one. And yes, I realize it’s probably not 100% legal or whatever. (note: the lawyer on our team just told me to stop suggesting that anyone ships baby sloths as a book bonus.)
  • Writing a book is just such a milestone that I truly believe you will experience a mindset shift after you’ve completed it. You’ll see your business and yourself differently. You’ll be someone who is a Published Author.

3. Learning doc layout + design.

If information is your game (I’m looking right at you coaches, infopreneurs, bloggers, authors, and online bootcamp instructors) or if you’ll be sending your clients documents (freelancers), then learning how to lay out and design attractive documents is vital. I invested time into learning Adobe InDesign at first. I could tell that it was going to take a bit more time to master than I had to spare in the moment, so I instead invested time in learning Apple Pages. Best decision ever.

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Now I’m able to create workbooks, slides, and downloadable PDFs that don’t take forever to prepare and publish or require me to hire a contractor to do for me.

eBooks and digital workbooks

Area #3: Learn how to lay out documents in the program of your choice.

Benefits:

  • You’ll be able to quickly create documents to add value to your content (checklists, media kits, guides, etc.).
  • You’ll be able to dream up digital products you can create and then actually execute them.

Try: Checklists, individual worksheets, adult homework, workbooks, products, eBooks, media kits, and other guides with your word processing or layout software.

 


4. Learning graphic design software.

I have invested many hours into learning Photoshop (as well as Pixlr and Canva), and it is so useful. Even if you just edit templates or designs you have made for you, knowing a bit about graphic design software will help you create the promotional materials you need much sooner than hiring someone every single time.

I honestly believe that graphics are what will initially help you stand out. Whether it be your Facebook cover photo (that you update with each event launch), your blog post images, or flyers + business cards to promote your brand, knowing how to “whip something up” can be crucial in this fast-paced business world.

Area #4: Find graphic design software that has the functions you need and doesn’t seem to have the largest learning curve ever (unless the software is going to be a key part of your day-to-day operations).

Benefits:

  • You won’t have to constantly wait for your designer to complete things if you’re able to do them yourself.
  • You’ll be able to quickly take advantage of any opportunities you see to promote your brand or products with graphics.
  • You’ll be able to add more to your emails, blog posts, social media accounts, and website when you know how to create or modify graphics.

5. Learning to take + edit photos.

Photography makes a huge difference on social media channels (like the vegan chef’s Instagram feed @fitmencook), your blog, in products, and anywhere else you need on-brand images.

Learn photography and editing with your device.

Area #5: Put an emphasis on learning the basics of photography and lighting, whether you use a mobile phone, or a point-and-shoot camera, or a DSLR.

Benefits:

  • You won’t have to always use stock photography to get your point across in your posts and products.
  • You’ll be able to catch more moments as they happen instead of needing to hire a pro just to get great images.
  • Custom photos will help you stand out, especially if you develop a style of your own.

Try: Learning the settings of your device and taking multiple pictures to get the hang of what makes something awesome vs. ordinary vs. poor quality.

P.S. >> Tools: Most of the photos on my Instagram feed are taken with a Canon T5i and a 50mm lens. But, some are taken with my phone. Almost all of them are edited with VSCO Cam or Snapseed.


6. Creating templates for blog posts, visual collateral, and resources.

This has straight saved me from going insane. All the content you create and clients you serve can be a lot to manage, there’s no need to add blog post graphics to your list for every single post.

Now that I’ve created templates (but you can always purchase one created for you if you don’t like design or purchase a pre-made set on Creative Market), I literally have a 3-step process to get a new image going for my newest post: (1) I open up my template, and (2) bring in the new photo I want to use, then (3) change the text.

How I use and modify my blog post templates.

Area #6: Develop templates (or hire someone to develop them for you) for any items you’ll be repeating somewhat frequently–blog posts, Pinterest, resources, etc.

Benefits:

  • All your images on the various social media channels will have the same feel to them and help your brand become more recognizable.
  • You will save a lot of time by using templates as opposed to creating something from scratch each time you want to publish a new resource/article.

Try: Multiple software platforms that are affordable and have support videos or free tutorials for you to refer to.


7. Creating a challenge (or even an email course).

We love challenges!

I’ve said it quite a few times before, but I’m saying it again because I really, truly believe it works. Host some challenges. This is one of the main ways my blog traffic grew when I was first starting out with this brand. I created a challenge years ago that I thought might be fun to do with a few people, but it started sending my site more traffic than any of my other articles. People like to be challenged because they love to reach milestones.

Check out this 30-day challenge by Jen Carrington as an example.

Area #7: Create a challenge your ideal audience would consider extremely important or engaging. Consider surveying some of your audience, family, or friends to see what they think a good challenge might be.

Benefits:

  • Challenges can be great for spreading your brand name.
  • Challenges can drum up excitement about your new online program or can be used as an ice-breaker in the beginning of your challenge.

  • Challenges are awesome for engaging and connecting with other people who have similar goals.
  • Challenges are typically pretty share-worthy.
  • Challenges usually only last a certain amount of time, which creates a sense of urgency for participants.

So, what do you think? What are some epic time investments you have made or want to soon make in your business?

Graphic design and article: Regina Anaejionu

  1. I was literally just thinking about you in my elevator yesterday. I was like WHERE HAVE HER WISE WORDS BEEN? Then I worried that somehow you were posting wonderful things and somehow you weren’t in my reader anymore. Glad to see you again and thanks for posting!!

    1. Erin! Thank you for your comment and for thinking of me. That’s THE nicest thing to hear. I appreciate your time and kind words, as usual.

  2. Thanks goodness you are back! I’ve missed you. Another great post, Regina. My day is off to a crappy start and this post just helped me shift my perspective on focus on all the amazing stuff I have in the works. Thanks! 🙂

    1. Martine, you are just too awesome to me. Thank you. I’m also anxious to see the epic things you have in the works; I enjoy your beautiful site and all the truths you share there.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  3. So glad to see you’re back with a new post! Your advice is always golden. There are a few things on this list that I definitely need to set some time aside for.

    1. Chloe, thank you for your comment and taking time out to encourage me. I’m still just so excited that you invested time in creating your book last month. You’re epic! Hope you know that and hope you know I really believe that.

  4. YEEEEES to all that stuff about design and templates and formatting. Design is what slows me down all over the place in my business. I’m making Pages my friend while I wrap up my info book. After that, I’m sure I’ll feel all powerful and ballsy so I can get to conquering all the other design software of the world. 🙂

    1. Ashley, ha, exxxxxactly–I love your plan to conquer all the design software. And seriously, you already do such a great job with everything you add to your site.

      I can’t wait to check out your info book. Running InfoBoMo with you was everything cool.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment this a.m.

  5. Hi Regina,

    Glad to see you back after the last post (which I still have to dissect anyway). Thanks for another great post.

    Points 5, 6 and 7 are areas I need to spend some time on. Now, I don’t have a fancy camera – I’ve used my cell phone in the past to take photos I have used on my blog especially after I read a post of yours last year advocating for us to take our own photos and avoid all kinds of legal drama than can sometimes result.

    Now my question is, do you know of resources that help you learn better cell phone photography ? I’m sure I could find such a course on Udemy or Lynda but was just wondering if you knew of any you’d personally recommend.

    Oh, also about templates ! I’ve been using Canva for my graphics and I used to create them from scratch EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Well, one day I got the GREAT idea to use templates and my life has literally never been the same. So yes, you are right on point there ! Cuts graphic creating time in third.

    Anyway, thanks for a great post & please, enjoy the rest of your day.

    1. Gertrude, thank you so much for your comment. It always means so much to me to hear from you. As to your phone photography question, I don’t know of any current resources that I can recommend (so I’d definitely check Skillshare and the other sites you mentioned), but it’s such a big deal that some collaborators and I are planning it into an IRL blog conference + workshop we’re hosting next year.

      And yay to you and your templates! Sorry I didn’t have an epic answer to your question, but I’m so glad you stopped by, and I hope you enjoy your day as well, Gertrude. Thank you.

  6. Yay, I was so glad to see this post in my feed this morning! 🙂
    I’m right there with you in wanting a baby tiger; my friend had one in junior high (long story as to how they got one) and would send me photos of her playing with it. So not fair.
    As for your other tips…thanks to #infobomo, I’m slowly but surely finishing up my first workbook. The hardest thing I’m encountering is FOCUS. I’m nearly done with this one and know that I need to kick it into gear with a promotion plan but my mind is already on the next two books/workbooks I want to create. Ah, me…how do you stay on task? Or do you let yourself flit from one project to the next?
    Hope you have a great week–so glad to have you back! 🙂

    1. Ha, okay Jennie, not that you asked, but here was my thought process while reading your comment:

      >> Yay, it’s Jennie.
      >> Aww, thank you for being so nice.
      >> YESSSSSSSS. Someone else is on this baby tiger thing too. Baby tigers are so cute.
      >> Ugh, I’m so jealous of her friend.
      >> Wait, how was her friend taking + sending pics in middle school?

      When I was in middle school I would have literally had to take a picture with a real or disposable camera, get them printed, then mail them to you (or find a mythical, magical “scanner” then get them on a CD, then mail that to you). Sheesh, it’s crazy that we can create that same effect in approximately 7 seconds nowadays.

      But moving on, I’m so happy to hear about your InfoBoMo book, and to be honest Jennie, the thing you’re experiencing is what was so hard about my first book. I was nearly done and I was losing focus EVERY SINGLE DAY. I couldn’t bring myself to wrap it up and make a marketing plan.

      In my case, I eventually figured out it was this thought buried deep down that I could possibly release my book to crickets then criticism. It made me slow down, procrastinate, then focus on all the other books I should be writing instead. When I pinpointed the thought, I sat down and forced myself to finish it. It wasn’t necessarily much easier, but it did motivate me since I wanted to beat the mind games our doubts can play.

      I’m not sure if we think alike in that regard, so it totally could be some other reason for you, but maybe trying to figure out the root reason momentum has slowed (or your mind has switched gears) will help you. I definitely do the project flitting at times, but it’s not always my recommendation . . . especially when leaving something awesome at 80% done.

      Okay, enough of a ramble here. Thank you for commenting, Jennie, and I hope you enjoy your excellent week as well.

      1. Um, yeah. You nailed it. I have been having these thoughts of, “What if I put in all of this work and lost a LOT of sleep and sell one copy to my mom?” (even though I love my mom, you know what I mean!)

        Deep breaths. I need to just DO this thing.

        And p.s., my friend moved out of state in middle school, and we wrote each other letters. She had her photos printed and sent to me (ah, the olden days!) I was so jealous because she dressed up as Jasmine from Aladdin one Halloween and had pictures taken of her and her tiger. So not fair.

  7. I’m with Lauren – I’ve been missing you big time around here, Regina! This list is fantastic, and as a fellow introvert-with-unruly-hair (let’s be honest, the swamp they call Washington DC will make **anyone’s** hair unruly in the summer… #lionsmane), I’m suddenly reconsidering the value of making videos, which is HUGE for me.

    Thank you for yet another epic dose of your blog + biz wisdom!

    1. Michelle, thank you so much for this comment. I didn’t really think about that with DC, but I’m glad to know–and I’m definitely making mental notes about which months I should avoid visiting in. I haven’t been there in so long and would really like to get back.

      And YES to videos. My first ones felt meh, but now that I’ve done 107 (that might be the legit actual number), I’m getting way comfortable and having a lot of fun with them. I just know, know, know that with all the valuable comments you make in online communities and all the EPIC things on your blog, your videos would be so important and awesome. I’d love to see that happen.

      Thank you again for taking time out to encourage me and to comment.

      1. Pleeeease come visit DC! Reality is, the weather here basically changes its mind every day no matter the time of year, so holding out for the “right” time might actually be a total crap shoot. (Except maybe in January. It’s pretty set on ‘I will freeze you to death and I will NOT be sorry about it’ in January).

        Also, your comment replies are the best.

  8. Yay, so glad you’re back Regina! I was wondering what’s been going on, and figured you’d been busy with your courses and such. I’d look in my feed everyday, and be a little sad that I didn’t see a post from you. I knew not to worry though, because I just knew when you return you’d have something awesome for us…and you did!

    Thanks so much for these amazing tips on investment! I’ve invested in many of these myself, but I definitely have some takeaways from your post on what else to invest on . 🙂

    1. Hey, Tenns. You and your beautiful site make me smile. I appreciate your comment–and you are so right about the courses and such. Thank you for hanging with me though and coming back to leave an encouraging comment.

      I can tell you invest serious time in your brand as a whole. It’s always wonderful to see online and it stands out so much. Thanks again for taking time to comment, Tenns.

  9. Awesome post! I’ve certainly been waaay too lazy with my business lately, and this list of investments really points out how much I’ve been neglecting!

    This really motivated me to take action and follow through on my old plans of expansion! Thanks!

    1. Hey there, Mathias. Thank you for your comment; I really appreciate your time. I’ll be very interested in your expansion plans, as your blog already looks very helpful, thoughtful, and fun. Thanks again for taking some moments out of your day to read this and leave a comment.

  10. Great advice! I think these are all awesome time investments. I really want to make videos, but I don’t have the guts to be on camera at the moment. lol. I’m looking into other options! I’m working on writing a book too. I know that is a serious time commitment but you’re right about it being a milestone. I’ll feel like such a pro when I finally get it done!

    1. Tanea, yesssss! So happy to hear you’ll be writing a book. And I feel you on the videos, my first few videos were all screencasts so that I didn’t have to be on camera.

      Will your book be in the web design space? Or will it be lifestyle or blogging or . . . ? Either way, I’m super ready for it.

      Thank you for taking time out to comment today, Tanea.

      1. Thanks, Regina!

        That’s a great idea, but the only thing is that I hate the way my voice sounds. lol. I’m gonna have to get over it or work with a vocal coach, though, because I know video and podcasts are hot right now.

        It’ll probably be about blogging, since that’s where I feel I can gather the most ideas from. I’m also working on my first opt-in and a few other things. It really does take a certain mindset to get all of these things together. Thanks again!

  11. I always love your generous, long, information-packed posts! You are definitely my go-to on all things blogging! Thanks for the tips!
    xx Lane
    And I wouldn’t hate having a baby tiger.

    1. Lane, this is so, so random, but I just read on your bio page about how y’all love Alias–and somehow I love you even more than I already did. Your site is beautiful as always–is that a new layout?

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave such a sweet comment. And thank you for confirming the baby tiger thing. They’re just too adorable.

      1. First of all: We are originally from TX, so I love you for saying “y’all.”
        Second: Alias! Ah! We are obviously a decade late, but we are seriously obsessed with its kick-assery.
        And Third: Why yes, we did change our blog’s physique. We’ve got some new stuff going on and felt the need for a slight shift 🙂

        Thank you for the kind words! You are so sweet.
        xx Lane

  12. I love this Regina!
    I’m especially leaning toward the photography thing … as a food blogger this is very important. I have definitely improved, but it still needs a lot of work.
    Also, setting challenges – what a great idea. I’ll be checking out your 30 day challenge now! 🙂 Thank you!

  13. HI Regina:

    There are a million reasons I value you, your advice, your classes, and your blog, mostly, it’s because you are amazing in everything you do. That’s the only reason.

    🙂

    Here’s my question: I think videos are great, and my recent webinar seemed to really please folks, but no one bought my course. Also, the last video art tutorial I put up got so little attention, I got the idea that maybe scrolling over some photos felt like less of a time commitment than pressing play. I feel like video could be doing MUCH more for me, and I wonder what I’m missing…Any input?

    have a loverly Friday!
    Amy

  14. I am really glad you’re back! I recently stumbled across your blog and books (for which I am extremely thankful). You are very inspiring and the information here is wonderful. Thanks and glad to see you’re back.

  15. Talk about an epic list Reg! I really need to start doing videos, and completely agree with ow important they are for creating brand awareness and connecting to readers. Absolutely loving Blog To Profit as well as your Creative Coaching course btw 🙂

  16. Sometimes I just want to jump through the screen, give you a big hug, and then dance with you like no one is watching. Seriously! Your spirit and energy LIGHT. ME. UP. You know what matters and I am forever grateful that you share it with us. Thanks, Regina!!!

  17. Dear Regina, I have missed you!! A lot! Although I knew you were working hard on Infobomo and preparing some good things as usual. It’s always funny to read you are an introvert because you hide it so well. You seem to have been doing videos for all your life! I laugh whenever I read one should do videos. I’m not even ready to share my name so showing my face and actually talk on the camera … right! However, I’m proud to have compromised with a video presentation on my about page for a start. I’ll be thinking about how to do more for other topics, but this is as far as I can go! Thank you for this rich article, it’s the second time I read it and I feel there’s still a lot to dig and brainstorm! I can’t wait to know more about your book!

  18. Just discovered you and love, love, love your writing style! I feel right at home, but geez, now I’m going to have to spend hours reading all your posts……….thanks!

  19. So glad you’re back Regina! Great tips as always. Gahhh what would I do without your blog + biz geniusness?

    Videos are a great idea. I always like hearing someone’s voice and seeing them in action. I feel like it can really establish a more personal connection. I’ve been considering making my own, even though I always feel like the biggest dork when I’m on the other side of the camera haha. I know it’s one of those things you just have to get used to by doing it a lot, though.

    Also, MAJOR yes to learning layout and graphic design! It’s saved me so much time, along with having templates ready for post images and such. Love the idea of creating a challenge too.

    Thanks for the all the awesome advice! You always have the best posts. 🙂

  20. So glad to read this Regick! And I couldn’t agree more. Over the past 3 years I’ve invested time, interest and money in all of the above. Last thing left was creating a challenge and I just bought your Creating a Challenge ebook last week to get right into it!! Man, this journey is pure PASSION and it’s great to have u in it! Don’t leave so much time without posting again plzzzz we miss u! 😉

  21. I was just thinking lately “where the heck is she?!”. Like, I’ve even been checking your twitter like a mad woman and the blog (but noticing the huge decline in posts). Needless to say I was very happy to see an update! As always, terrific post. I actually just started to include blog post image templates as part of my branding packages. It saves so much time!

  22. Regina, I HAVE MISSED YOU! Hahahaha. (Seriously though, I’ve checked your blog many times over the last couple weeks with anticipation of your next amazing blog post!!!!) This one is great. One of my goals this year is to write a book (digital) and I can already tell that it will take loads of time. I signed up for the write a book in a month challenge last month but completely uh … well …let’s just say that I missed that boat! But it’s still on my mind. So are videos. And challenges.

    Thank you so much for all the helpful info!

    xoxo
    Allison
    http://www.wonderlass.com

  23. I just started a course in Photoshop, have been tinkering with Pages to create some interesting downloadable worksheets and I am currently working on unifying my branding, all thanks to you. Already looking forward to your next post!

  24. Gah… everyone keeps saying video/audio. BUT I’M SCARED REGINA!
    I also have half-drafted challenges that I’ve never managed to get out the door. *sigh*
    Soon, soon, I keep telling myself. Thanks for the kick in the butt.

  25. Yay – you’re back! Delighted to see you…

    Excellent tips as usual and as for templates – yep, I always know when something is by you whether it’s on Pinterest, Feedly or elsewhere on the web because it ‘looks’ like you. I am trying to emulate (quite possibly failing but I’ll get there).
    The advice on learning is spot on too – I have invested SO MUCH in myself since going freelance and none of it has gone to waste (unlike all those courses I did when I was in the ‘corporate world’). Thanks for the advice!

  26. I just got my first Mac and I am trying to teach myself Pages. Regina, you have a gift for always writing a blog post at the right time for whatever I am trying to learn. 🙂
    Learning to take my own photos is next on my list, so that i can save money on stockphotos.

  27. Hey Regina!

    Yes, you were missed. I kept thinking where is she. Welcome back! Thank you so much for sharing these amazing tips and resources. One thing I plan to focus more on is learning Apple Pages. I’ve created some cool worksheets thus far but I’m ready to learn and experiment more. Will you be doing any more Apple Pages webinars? I’ve watched the one you did a few months back and it helped me a lot with getting started.

  28. Glad to see you back! I’ve been compulsively checking your blog and you posted just in time, it was getting obsessive. Awesome post, thanks for the amazing tips as always!

  29. Ah, yes, video. I’ve been dipping my toes there lately – and am not too pleased with what I see! Thanks for the boot up the backside. Onwards and upwards – plenty to think about here. Cheers, Abi

  30. Regina, you just have this insight that you always know what I need when I need it…again and again. I’ve been away as well but thought of you this morning and wouldn’t you know it that’s just what you started off with. Valuable topic and all 7 (umm, 8) were spot on like usual. My focus has been on graphics and photos, given my topic is visual learning one of my pet peeves is bad pictures to explain what’s being said so I spend a lot of time working to try to get the right picture that I would want to see if I were coming to my website to learn…I love using picmonkey.com to edit my photos. Thx again for your wonderful insight and even though we have never met I have this sense that we would be best friends, you talk my language. Keep up the great work, we’re listening.

  31. HUGE YES to #6! Creating image templates has saved me so much time and frustration. I have them set up for all my social media accounts, so once I’ve made one, I just pop it into another template, resize a little, and I have images optimised for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter in a jiffy. Yes, a jiffy! 😀

  32. Hi Regina, awesome list as always. Love all of your resources and how you’re also so willing to give value consistently. Quick question, with the document composition and page layout. Do you mean the Apple Pages that comes with Apple iCloud? Or the premium Pages?

  33. Oh Regina, your IKEA trip caused brilliance. I’ve been re-branding (to give my biz a more spesh feel) and building new templates has gote stumped. I just can’t work out a style to compliment the branding *sigh*. I’ll get there eventually.

  34. Hi Regina!
    Just found you on Pinterest and I LOVE your blog. How did you learn Pages? Did you just dive in and play with it or did you learn from an online course?

    Thanks!
    Renée

  35. Wow, blown away! I already known and use Photoshop, but yep I need to get consistent with my branding. Templates will be on my list of things to do for sure!

    I need to get more comfortable in front of the camera though for full on video, I screw up more than anything. Watching your videos (a lot unedited too!) I commend you for not screwing up, or just laughing it off.
    As a fellow introvert how did you overcome that?

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