How to Run an Instagram Contest

Posted: 24/02/2017  Author: Ashley  Categorized: Social Media

As a business owner, running an Instagram contest is one of the easiest and quickest ways to grow your following. In exchange for an awesome prize and with very little effort, you are able to connect with your audience and get people excited about your brand. Starting an Instagram contest is super easy, but it’s

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Staying Organized in Your Biz

Posted: 23/02/2017  Author: Ashley  Categorized: Entrepreneurship

Staying organized in your business is something that is difficult to do but also super important. I’m naturally very organized, so I instantly set up methods that will help me to keep track of everything related to Dash of Social. If reading this made you worried that you’re not as organized as you should be,

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The 1/3 Social Media Rule

Posted: 22/02/2017  Author: Ashley  Categorized: Social Media

If you know me, then by now you’ll know that I’m a firm believer in using a content calendar, and I schedule out my social media EVERY DAY except for weekends. It’s time-consuming but definitely worth it. However, social media shouldn’t only be about promoting just yourself; you should focus on creating a well-rounded strategy

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Tips for Using Facebook LIVE

Posted: 21/02/2017  Author: Ashley  Categorized: Social Media

If you have “liked” my Facebook page, then you probably saw that I did my first Facebook LIVE EVER last Thursday! After researching and realizing that Facebook’s algorithm favors video content, especially LIVE videos, over text content, I’ve been wanting to do a Facebook LIVE for a while; I was just unsure what I wanted

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Creating Branded Photos

Posted: 20/02/2017  Author: Ashley  Categorized: Marketing

A major part of creating a cohesive brand consists of creating branded photos. Making sure that your photos all align with your brand’s color palette will allow your website and social media accounts to look clear and clean. For each blog post I write, I create an image using a template that I have in Canva

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6 Terms to Know About Email Marketing

Posted: 17/02/2017  Author: Ashley  Categorized: Marketing

Email marketing is one of the most effective ways to grow your business and turn your audience into clients. I’ll admit that when I first tried to get into email marketing for my fashion and lifestyle blog four years ago, I was totally confused on how to use it and what to use it for.

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Giving Yourself A Social Media Audit

Posted: 16/02/2017  Author: Ashley  Categorized: Social Media

It’s good to give yourself a social media audit 2-4 times per year to analyze your current marketing strategy – are you totally successful with it, or are there things you need to improve on? Sometimes taking a step back and doing so will allow you to think about what type of content your audience

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Strategies for Using Hashtags

Posted: 15/02/2017  Author: Ashley  Categorized: Social Media

Using hashtags are a great way to encourage engagement with your audience and growth. However, for each social media platform, there is strategy required in order to get the most value out of hashtags. Check out how I use hashtags for these four social media platforms. Twitter ABSOLUTELY use hashtags on Twitter! Hashtags are an

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Why You Need A Mentor

Posted: 13/02/2017  Author: Ashley  Categorized: Entrepreneurship

As an entrepreneur, especially if you’re just starting your business, it’s important to have a mentor for a variety of reasons. Sometimes people find their mentors by hiring coaches, but you can even find a mentor for free if it’s someone who just wants to help you out. I’m thankful to have Liz Theresa as my

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5 Content Ideas for Email Marketing

Posted: 09/02/2017  Author: Ashley  Categorized: Marketing

If you haven’t created an email list, it would be the most beneficial to you to make one as soon as you can using an email marketing program like Mailerlite! Email lists are a great way to easily share your content in a quick format for people to read, whether you decide to send content

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