Graphic Design

Graphic design is one of the most important aspect in a business.

Why? Well, because when you start a business your website, along with your social media accounts, have to look more than just “okay”. They have to look professional, clean, and, most importantly, speak for your company.

And, well some (very few) of us are good with graphic design most of us are not. That’s where the benefits of having a designer working with you comes in.

Designers will become your best friends when it comes to making your website, social media platforms, and blog look AMAZING. A little unsure about how to make your website look professional? Have an idea about what you want your business’ logo to look like but not sure? That’s where designers come in. They’ll take the vague idea you’ve got for your site and turn it into just what you are looking for.

Graphic design takes your business to the next level. One of the tough parts about graphic design is finding the right designers. And we understand that. Trust me, I know as well as anyone how difficult it can be. Nobody likes to research about the best designers for hours, or waste money working with an artist, only to have them not meet your standards. Well, when you sign up with Flocksy you don’t have to worry about that. Now, before you think I’m crazy let me tell you, it’s true. All you have to do is sign up, fill out a design brief, and get your design! Yup, it’s that simple.

And the quality of your design is only the best.

Now this process only works this way if you sign up with a graphic design business that has one set price for all the work you want done. Otherwise you might have to pay every time you want any (even minor) change done to a design.

You want to have the best of everything for your business, and that includes Graphic Design. Not only do you want (and need!) graphics to promote your business, but you want the best graphic design team you can get.

Three Benefits Of Social Media

When you think of using social media other that for recreation you probably think of it being a lot of hard work and time consuming. Yes, you are right, but what about all the wonderful benefits that come with that hard work and precious time?

I’m going to tell you three benefits of using social media for business and than you can decide for yourself if it’s worth it or not!

Free advertisement: When you get a Facebook , Twitter, or Instagram account for your business you get free advertisement for your business. In my opinion there’s nothing better! You gain interested followers and potential clients and with one click your post can reach out to them. Advertising is a big expense for your company, so by getting a social media account you’re cutting that expense in half.

Interacting one on one with customers: Getting to interact with your customers one on one is a huge benefit of social media. You have the opportunity to talk back and forth with your customers, being more relaxed and casual than you normally would on your site. They can ask you questions on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest that they may not feel comfortable asking you on your site. You get to see a little bit into their personal life, and you can show them a little bit of yours.

Tell People about the Latest Happenings: Think how easy it is to tell your customers about the 40% off sale you’re having, or those new arrivals that are in the shop! You can let your customers know about the latest deals that they probably wouldn’t have known of otherwise. And don’t forget, the more excited you are about these deals, the more excited your customers will be. If you tell your social media followers about a sale ahead of time you can almost be sure that you’ll have twice the amount of customers coming to your store for the sale you told them about!

This is a tried and true approach that many people are already using to gain clients, communicate better, and have a greater growth reach. We see it working in our business and know it can work for you too!

 

Four tips to make writing your blog easier

 

Sometimes writing a blog post can be difficult. Finding the right words to transfer your thoughts to a post isn’t always the easiest and you might find yourself sitting looking at a screen for far too long without any results. And I’m pretty sure that none of us really has the time to waste on blank pages, and empty screens.

Here are four tips to make writing a blog post quick and easy!

Have an idea: If you have an idea already in your head, and know that basic format and approach you are going to take BEFORE you sit down at the computer it’ll probably be much easier to start writing. It’s a common issue (like stage fright) to have your brain freeze when you sit down to write if you don’t already have at least an idea of what you want to write about before sitting down.

Keep it simple: Keep it simple and to the point. People like to see what they came to see and than leave. Nobody wants to sit reading something for forever-no matter how good the writing and content is. Use 300 to 500 words per a post, and no more or else it gets too long.

Bullet point: Pull out all the bullet points. It makes certain sections stand out, among your writing, highlights (without using the highlights). However, make sure when using bullet points you keep your paragraphs short. About five to six sentences. Say what you want without boring your readers.

Know what you want: When writing if you know what message you want to get across first, then getting it down in writing will be ten times easier. Think about what you want your post to be about. The newest iPhone, how to cook a steak, the latest  news, a book review, etc, have an idea and then get busy typing!

By using these tips you’ll be able to write fast and have awesome blog posts that people can read in five minutes or less.

 

Best social media platforms for you

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumbler, YouTube. In a world of so many social platforms how do you know which ones you REALLY need? Obliviously it would be nice to have them all, but, let’s be real, you can only focus on so many accounts at once, and there’s got to be the best one, right?

Facebook is a no-brainer. Come on, even your Grandmother is on Facebook. Even though many are moving on and Facebook is not used quite as much as it was a couple years ago, it’s still the most used social media platform. You need a Facebook page for your business, and you need to use it.

Instagram is up and coming. More and more businesses are finding a way to reach their clients though Instagram and it’s working well. We really recommend Instagram as a way to reach out to your audience, let them know what’s new, and engage with them.

Twitter is also a must-have. Let others know what’s up, keep is simple, to the point, and fun. Got a new product, a update, a fun fact? Tweet and let everyone know in seconds without having to spend to much time writing it out.

Pinterest might not get used quite as much as other social media platforms,  but it is just as important, maybe even more important, for your business  as other social media platforms. People are able to pin something faster then they are to post on Instagram or FB and save it for later. Besides being more time efficient Pinterest is also great for your business in many others way. Unfortunately there are too many to include in one paragraph.

Other social media accounts are good, and important, but this is what we think are the best, if you’re only having four, start with these and then add more.  Give it a shot and see if they help you has much as they have helped us!

Thank you for your time, please feel free to ask any questions you might have.

How to clear your website’s clutter.

So you have a website. You have good content. How do you make all that stand out?

Clear the clutter? Yep, that’s right. Get rid of all the things pulling your audience away from what you want them to see, and get them focusing on the important stuff (i.e, what you have to offer them).

All the white space:

You need a lot of white space. You want your content to stand out. This means a white background, and plenty of neutral colors (no bright red or pink font, please).

Get rid of the junk: 

Have a messy header? Too much in the sidebar? Lots of ad between pages? Hit the delete button. You don’t want all that taking up space, and your audience sure as hell doesn’t want to have to wade through all that just to find your content.

Make them see what YOU want them to see:

If your writing in your strong point make it clear, concise, and to the point. If you have nice images make sure that they are large, and all the same size. Selling a product? Be sure to make the listing easy to view, be clear about what you are selling, and make sure that you have a good description of the product.

Make your site easy to navigate:

Nobody likes to wander around in the dark. You want people to easily be able to find things on your site. Whether it’s an “about us” page, or your terms and conditions be sure that you have them easily accessible.

Don’t get stuck in a rut:

Been doing things one way for a while? Maybe it’s time for a face lift. Sometimes new is better, and every so often take a step back to review, look over things, and (even better) ask for some objective insight into what others think about your site.

Make sure things WORK:

Nobody likes a slow website, and nothing makes folks leave  faster than a slow site. Make sure that you don’t have glitches, links that don’t work, and a wonky interface.

 

Using these six easy steps above your website will stand out bright and clear!

Thanks for taking the time to read. Questions are always welcome.

 

Do you really NEED help with your website?

It’s kinda a given that big, multi-million dollar companies need to have in-house help to give around-the-clock 24/7 design work. But what about your company? Do you really need to have someone on-call to help with that new logo, ad, or brochure you have lined up?

The answer is a resounding yes.

Of course, you can always try to do it yourself, or try to contact some designer online and pay them to work on it. But considering the time you have to take to work on the project, the effort to communicate your needs to the designer, etc, in the end, is it really worth it?
 Probably not.

That’s why having a company on-call to work with you and help with all your design needs is a necessary, not a luxury.

No matter what size your business is, the key to any successful company is your presentation. Bottom line. If you expect to sell, you gotta make it look not just good, it’s got to look best.

Companies like Flocksy, that offer unlimited design work for a set fee every month are growing by leaps and bounds. It’s starting to be realized the invaluable time that you can save (and invest in other areas of your business) by simply having someone else oversee your design work.

 

So, is it necessary? Yeah, we think so. And you should too.

I hope this has been of some help to you and you’re business. If you have any questions on the subject, please feel free to ask. I will answer them if I can.

Best Unlimited Graphic Design Service

When starting out with building a small business the little things can help as much as the big ones. One thing that has helped us build our social media up and make our website look stunning is graphic design, web development, and copywriting.

When you can have one set price and don’t have to pay every time you want something done it makes all the difference!

Here at Flocksy, we offer unlimited graphic design, web development, and copywriting for one set price starting at $420 a month, whereas other places might charge by the project. However by having one set price makes it so all the people starting out with small businesses can get the best graphic designs and web development just like the big ones. 

All of our PMs ( project manager) have a good, hard-working team behind them and can give you designs within a 24-hour turnaround. PMs can give you a call anytime you need them to and you talk directly to the PM that communicates to you on the website. Which makes it easier for you because they already know what’s happening with your project. We also give a 14-day money back guarantee, so you can give us a try and see if we do designs to your liking!

Often it can be hard work to get your business to where you’re bringing in the right amount of money to pay for expenses and to bring in a  good profit. So a very important thing to do would be to make your website and any social media platforms you have look the very best they can. Because that is what they’re going to be seeing first.

I’m going to tell you a little bit about a few of the best designs you can use that will help you with your business.  

Mockups are great if you want to show a book cover or anything for that matter. It shows how the cover would look on the book and then you know if it’s what you’re looking for. And it can be tweaked until it looks just how you were planning. Trust me, mockups can be extremely helpful!

Example of a Mockup

Flyers are another good way to get your business out there. No matter what event you have coming up, you can count on flyers getting you more guests than you expected. The better the design, the better you look to do business with!

Example of a Flyer

 

T-shirt designs are awesome if you want t-shirts for your business. You could sell the t-shirts to people, and then right there you have free advertisement for your business! But of course, you’ll only come out on the right end if you have the best designs and best prices.    

 

Example of a T-Shirt design

These are only a few of the amazing things we can do and that can help you grow your business. I’m going to leave some links at the bottom if you want to see our website and a few of our social media platforms. 

Give us a call or DM us on Instagram if you want to ask some questions about what we do more, someone will be more than happy to talk with you!

Thank you for taking the time to read. I really hope you enjoyed it!

Sophia   

 

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Pinterest for Your Business

 

Pinterest, though it may seem like one of social media’s more insignificant platforms, we think it can help you build your business significantly.

I am here to share with you a bit of advice on how to use your  Pinterest account to the best advantage for your business. We personally like to use Pinterest as one of our more relaxed social media platforms. While Facebook and others tend to be more business-like and serious, we use Pinterest to be a little wittier and laid back; overall a more casual part of our business.

 It could also be a  more serious social media platform, depending on how you want to use it. For instance, although we would go for ideas like ‘Silly Sunday’, good ideas for a more serious account would be ‘Quote Wednesday’, or ‘Motivational Monday’. Or if you would like to keep it strictly for posting your product, that too can get you customers. Either way, we believe that Pinterest can strongly benefit your business, no matter what type of account you decide to use.

Boards: Pinterest sets up boards that you name and then add each post to a separate board. This makes it easier for your followers to find what they’re interested in. Get creative with your board names. For instance, if you had an online bookstore, good board names would be ‘Mystery Books’, ‘Children’s Books’, and ‘Classic Literature’. This also can make it so your followers can only follow which boards they’re interested in. 

Filling your boards: This is very important as it helps people see the different things that you have to offer, having a smaller selection on each board makes it appear as though you don’t offer as much as you really might, so be sure to keep them updated with the latest!.The more boards you have and the fuller they are the more people will visit to see the updates.    

Captions: These are also a great way to get people interested. If you’re going for a more casual Pinterest account then use funny and witty captions, or if you’re trying for a more serious one than keep it formal and business-like. So use captions quite a bit.

Hashtags: These are a big part of how to attract people to your account, play around with them, figure out what works. Then use this to your advantage by keeping track on the ones you get the most views on (you can see how many times each hashtag has been used to the right while typing it in) and use them on other posts. Hashtags really do make a world of difference so try hard to find the perfect ones to help promote your business. 

You will be amazed how fast your Pinterest account will grow after using these tips! Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see a difference right away, it takes time. But it will be worth it in the end.

Do you have any other tips for Pinterest? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts. We’re always looking for ways to improve our account and are always interested in learning something new!

Thanks for taking the time to read.

Sophia

Facebook

Facebook has over 2 billion users. Think about that for a moment. 2 billion. That’s a lot of people and I’m guessing that quite a few of those are business accounts. We use Facebook for our business and think that it is one of the best social media platforms we have. If you don’t have a Facebook account for your business then you definitely should get one.

There are so many great social media platforms. You might be thinking, “why Facebook?”  Well, I am here to tell you that although there are many social media platforms out there, you will definitely want to use Facebook. I’m going to tell you a little bit about how we use Facebook for our online business.

We get quite a few messages on Facebook requesting to learn more about our business, and a lot of our customers like our page and keep up to date on the going on’s and the latest updates.

But not only do steady customers come to our page, others that may be thinking about becoming a customer in the future and would like to see and learn more of what we do, will check it out, as well as keep up with what we’ve been doing. It also helps for people to be able to talk to you in a different setting than on your website or on the phone where they can sometimes feel intimidated.

On Facebook we can show the simple things that we do; like posting a quick photo of getting coffee, going out for lunch and getting away from the office for a while. Just these small things can make your customers feel like they know you better and therefore may feel more comfortable doing business with you rather than they might other places.

Facebook has recently added the feature of Live Video. This can be a great advantage for your business. You can answer questions, talk about your business, or just chat with your followers. You could even bring your phone/tablet/computer to the office with you and show your followers what a normal day at the office looks like. Your customers and potential customers will feel like they have a closer connection with you and your employees after getting to see even a small glimpse of the goings on  “behind the scenes”. There are many more great ideas you could try with Live Video. Give it a shot and see what works for you!

There are so many different and wonderful reasons for you to have a Facebook account for your business that if I were to tell you all of them, I could be here for a week! So I think I’ll stop here and let you find out the rest for yourself.       

Thanks so much for taking the time to read!

Feel free to ask any questions you might have, I’ll be happy to answer them if I can!

Sophia