How to Use Trello to Organize Your Week

How to Use Trello to Organize Your Week

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Hey Friends! With all of those who are now working from home, and have kids out of school. I know it can get overwhelming with all that needs to be done. I want to share an easy, free tool I use to keep my week on track. I use Trello to organize my week for my business, but I also am using it to keep track of the kids work for the weeks ahead too!

Let’s get started!!

What is Trello?

Trello is an online list-making software that uses boards, lists and cards in an organized manner to keep track of anything and everything.  You can even use the app on your phone. It has a free option that is extremely robust. They do have a paid version for teams and businesses that want to take it up a notch. But for this post, we will be using the free version I use in my business.

This software uses Boards > Lists > Cards, in that order. I am OCD when it comes to organizing and love to take notes in my notebooks (I have 3 on my desk right now).

I have come to notice that as my business grows (and for those new to working from home) taking notes on paper is fine, but I needed a place to keep all those notes and tasks in one place…enter Trello.


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How does Trello work?

It’s super easy. I started using Trello a while ago, but just recently had an aha moment when I created my Weekly Business Planner Board.

I created the board, with a pretty on-brand background (you can use any image or color you like).

Then I started to create my Lists. Each List is a column that holds the cards/tasks you are working on and you can click and drag them as you need to.

Check out this video below on how I created my Weekly Business Planner.

As you can see it is pretty simple to set up, I have my top Priority tasks first ( I call them Client Onboarding Tasks) and it is the first thing I see when I log in to the board.

Then I create the daily task lists: Monday > Friday, Urgent weekend Projects, and Completed Tasks. When I go through the week I can click and drag those cards along. If they get completed they move to the completed list.

You can always archive a card when completed, but I like to look back at some of them and evaluate how it went, like will I need to change the checklist or workflow on the card.

Checklists and Due Dates

Each card has the option to Add in checklists and a due date and you can assign it to someone on your team, if you have a biz, or make it a list for your kids to do.

Say you have a call or meeting, create a card, add the date and time and place it on the day of the week that it is scheduled. You can use the checklist on a task like this to remind you of the things you need for the call. You can add the link (if it’s a video/Zoom call) in the Description. Or you can even add attachments of files, images, etc. Use the Activity section to make your notes, or if you are working with someone on this particular task, you can invite them in the “Members” tab, and make comments about the project.

Are you Ready to Organize Your Week?

Don’t you just love the simplicity and ease of Trello? There are so many ways you could use Trello to get organized, for example:

  • Meal planning
  • Homework tracking
  • Client tracking
  • To-do lists
  • Chores
  • Grocery lists

Therefore, the possibilities are endless!!

 

I have made a sweet and simple template you can use on Trello, like the one in the video, just for you! It is the one I use for my weekly business planner, but you can use it however you’d like.

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5 quick tips for Tailwind Tribes

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You have written the best blog post ever, created the perfect Pin image and have shared it with all the socials. So, what else can you do to get your content seen? I am gonna give you 5 Quick tips for Tailwind Tribes to boost your Pinterest marketing for free!

Tailwind! As you may or may not know, Tailwind is a great way to save time when using Pinterest for marketing your business. You can schedule multiple pins per day to go to multiple boards and increase your reach that each pin will get. It also is a great time saver from having to pin manually, and Tailwind also knows the best times to pin so your audience will see it.

But, there may be an aspect of Tailwind you may not be using. Tailwind has a section called Tribes, which are like what Group Boards are on Pinterest, but they are so much more powerful if you use them regularly. They are free to use, and anyone can pin to them. They are a great booster to your current marketing plan. Here are my 5 Quick Tips for using Tailwind Tribes.

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Tip #1 – Use all 5 Tribes available to you

When you sign up for Tailwind, you are given a free trial to use for your first 100 pins, but you HAVE access to the Tribe feature immediately. After your free trial, Tribes are still free for 5 tribes. You can Power up with more, but if you’re just starting out, 5 will be sufficient.

You want to find tribes that are in your niche. Find 5 keywords of topics you write about, or you can pick 2 or 3 topics and choose more than one tribe in that category

tailwind tribes search screen

Tailwind will give some suggested categories and you can choose from those or type in your own. A list will populate with several tribes you may be interested in, but how do you choose a good one?

 

Tip #2: Choose a Tribe that you can benefit from

A list will populate with tribes available to join. Some you can join immediately and some you have to request. You want to look at a few things when choosing a tribe.

tailwind tribes search results

You want to look at how many members, and the activity. Bloggers Supporting Bloggers has over 1,000 members, but the activity is about mid-range. BossLady Experts has fewer members, but high activity – which means those members are busy sharing pins from this tribe.

I would suggest Previewing the tribe, and it will show you the last 10 pins, but you can see the pin/share/repin ratios in the preview which will help determine if this is a good tribe to join.

What is the difference in Joining Now tribes vs. Request to join? In my opinion, some of the tribes that you need to request may have better ratios than those that are immediately available. Then again I am in “Join Now” Tribes and they are great about sharing. I guess it’s really 50/50, you will have to monitor your stats to see how they do, but that is tip #5…so keep reading!



Tip #3: Follow the Reshare Rules and Reshare Quality Pins

Each tribe will have rules they want you to follow. For every pin you add to a tribe you need to reshare, some are 1:1, some can be 1:2. Just check the rules and make sure to follow ( I love my rule followers). You can keep track of how many you add vs. how many you have shared by looking at the left column in the tribe.

tailwind tribe share counts

The gray number is the amount you have added and the green number is for how many you have shared.

That Red number to the left is how many of your pins were shared by your Tribemates.

If someone shares your pin, thank them. You can send messages in the tribes when you look at your pins in the tribe. It will show which members shared your pin when you hover over the number.

 

You want to reshare quality pins from the tribes. Those pins will have a title, a good description, and a quality pin image. You can click through to make sure the pin leads to what the images says it is, and not spam or a stolen pin.

** Yes stolen pins are a thing and you can read more about them in this post – Who stole my Pin? 

There are also these little blue flames in the corner of Pins and they represent how many times that URL has been shared on Pinterest. I usually choose a pin that has a higher blue flame number, BUT there are also great pins to share that may be awesome new content that your audience needs to see.

images of pins in tailwind tribes

 

Tip #4: Say Thank you to those who share

I love seeing that little red number go higher and higher. Sharing is caring, people, and we need to use our manners and say “THANKS”. Hop into the “your pins” tab once a week/month and find out who is sharing your content and just say thank you. This can get time consuming and I really don’t expect everyone to say thanks when I share their pin, but it’s nice to see every once in a while. Community over competition, it is called a Tribe for a reason.

You can also see who is sharing your pins in the Insights section of the Tribes tab as well. Tribe highlights will show you your stats over the last 7 days but Tribes Activity will let you know how these tribes are working for you over time. Which leads us to our last quick tip…

 

Tip #5: Monitor your Tribe stats

tailwind tribes statistics

Every 3 months or so, depending on how often you add pins to tribes, Check on your stats. Are there reshares happening, is the reach acceptable to you? Compare how many pins you have shared to a tribe vs. the reshares. This is going to tell you if that tribe is benefitting your marketing efforts.

That little blue box up there says it all, Small tribes can mean highly-engaged Tribemates, so if the bigger Tribes are not working, it’s OK to leave and search for a new tribe.

You can also create your own tribe. You have awesome content to share and there is no limit on how many tribes of your own you can create. Set some rules, invite others in, and get collaborating!!

Conclusion

I hope these 5 quick tips for Tailwind tribes have been helpful. If you have been hearing about them but aren’t using them, give them a try. Share your new and best content, reshare others, say thanks, monitor for success and create a tribe of your own!

I think you will see that Tailwind Tribes will boost your Pinterest efforts for free, even if you have a small following!!


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What is the Pinterest Trends Tool

What is the Pinterest Trends Tool

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Hey Pinners, out this week is the new Pinterest Trends tool. I want to show you how to find it, how it works, and what you could use it for.

This new tool is still in beta and is only available to certain areas for the time. You can go to https://trends.pinterest.com/ to check it out!

 

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If you have been following me for a while, you know I am a keywords geek when it comes to Pinterest. I am one that truly believes you have to do your keyword research before creating any content for Pinterest if you want your posts to be seen. Pinterest is a search engine, like Google, and just like Google likes SEO to find your blog content, Pinterest has its own SEO to get your content to the right audience.

 

If you want to learn more about Keywords for Pinterest, check out my Keywording Workbook. It makes SEO fun and easy to use for your Pinterest Marketing.

 

HOW TO USE THE PINTEREST TRENDS TOOL

It is pretty simple when you get to the main page a search bar and some graphics will populate. Enter a keyword or keyword phrase that you use in your business, blog, or shop frequently.  pinterest trends tool

 

I entered the search query with Save the Date, a drop-down menu with appear with some line graphs to the left, I choose “Save the Date ideas”. I work with creative businesses, so it is hot into engagement season right now.

The results are indexed 0-100 relative to the search volume for each term compared to all other searches of that week. These are showing last year’s stats. This is going to be a comparison tool. Below the graph, it gives other terms you can add to compare the volume relative to search. You can add up to 4 terms to compare.

pinterest trends tool comparison

As you can see starting at around Dec 25th-to about the end of January there is a spike in search for these terms. I added in Bridal Shower ideas, so if you create content that uses that keyword, Dec 25th- Jan 30th is a popular time for your content. It does stay up till about July, then tapers off again to Dec.

 

HOW TO USE THE PINTEREST TRENDS TOOL INFORMATION

I really think this would be helpful for when you are creating and planning your content. You want to be the related content at the time it starts to spike and keep it going until those searches start to decrease according to the graph.

As you can see the “Save the Date ideas” looks like it is pretty consistent as evergreen content (year-long content), and hits a spike at Christmas (Engagement season coming in HOT!)

If you are using Tailwind as your Pinterest Scheduler, create evergreen loops for Save the Dates, but if you have bridal shower ideas, then maybe a Seasonal Loop of your best pins during those peak times would be a fantastic idea!!

Below the graph will show popular pins, this then, in my opinion, can give you pin image ideas that Pinners are clicking on. Inspiration for your next amazing pin (no copying…no, no!)

 

RECAP

Then new Pinterest Trends tool is up and running. It is in beta so not all have early access to it.

The interface is easy to use. The stats are from the previous year and each data point compares the search volume of a term to all other searches during that week. The results are then indexed from 0 to 100 to compare the relative volume of each term. These are RELATIVE, not exact, but gives us a good comparison to plan and schedule our content.

My best suggestion for this tool is to use it for content creation and at what time of the year certain topics, trends, and keywords are more popular. This is also a way to see if your content is consistent year-round in search or has spikes up or down to adjust your strategy.


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How to Schedule Pins with Tailwind

How to Schedule Pins with Tailwind

HOW TO SCHEDULE PINS WITH TAILWIND

Hey, Hey friends! As you know, (because I talk about it all the time) Pinterest is the place to be to if you are looking to market your business and increase traffic to your website or online shop! Some of you may be hesitant to start using Pinterest, due to time constraints. Maybe it seems all too overwhelming and confusing to use Pinterest and actually do it right to reach your goals.

I hear you, and I am here to help! It’s so funny that I tell my clients all the time, my own Pinterest account tends to suffer because I make sure my clients are taken care of first so they can reach their goals. “Hey, don’t look at my Pinterest account – my numbers are weak.” I know, as a Pinterest Strategist I need to take the time to stay consistent on the platform.

Here I am preaching that the 3 pillars of Pinterest are – Keywords, Images, and Consistency and I was completely failing when it came to my own account.

I am going to just swallow my pride and show you how easy it can be to just take 1 hour a week to schedule your Pins in a few different ways by using Tailwind, an API approved app for Pinterest scheduling.

I have been blocking my time over the past few months to grow my Pinterest account “Practicing what I preach”

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What is Tailwind?

Tailwind is an app that lets you schedule several pins a day at the best times on auto-pilot. It is an official Pinterest Marketing Developer so you know your account is safe and secure and they are required to follow all the rules of Pinterest.

It is an easy tool to use with an extension you will add to your browser. The Tailwind extension is the fastest, easiest way to schedule your pins. When you sign up for a Tailwind account on the main scheduling page you will see a button at the top – I use Firefox, that button will guide you through installing the extension.

then you will see a blue logo in your toolbar like below:

 


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3 Ways to Schedule Pins through Tailwind

There are 3 different ways to schedule your Pins: using the extension, the hover button, and direct upload.

To use the extension, say you are on Pinterest and in your smart feed or following feed you want to share those pins to some of your boards, just click the blue logo button and then click to choose which images/pins you want to schedule. Your screen will do this:image of several pins from pinterest using the tailwind extension

I chose 3 pins and they are at the bottom left, then click go schedule, this will then populate the draft window:

3 pins in the draft window of tailwind

Here you can enter a PIN TITLE,  edit the description, Fill in which board or boards to schedule them too. If more than one board, you can interval those. I will show you that step later in this post.

Then hit that big green button and they will be put in your queue…easy peasy, right?

**side note, I do not usually schedule pins with no description, so I would just delete those 2 on the right. Sometimes the descriptions do not pull in when scheduling this way. No, biggie, just go back a choose a few more.

 

image of laptop with text overlay email marketingThe second way to schedule is with the hover button. Because you have the extension installed any image on the internet (from your blog or Instagram) can be scheduled directly to Tailwind. When you want to pin your latest blog post just hover over the image in the post and a gray schedule button will appear in the lower-left corner, click that again it will bring up the draft window, edit/add title, descriptions, hashtags (if you use them) and choose board/boards. Interval and click the green schedule button. Bingo, Bango, in the queue!!

As I said, you can do this on Instagram as well if you would like to pin some of your IG content. Click the image in your feed you would like to pin, hover, click the schedule button, go to draft…edit/add, choose boards, interval, and schedule.

We now have scheduled several pins at one time and in just a matter of a few minutes you have your queue full and Congrats you are being consistent on Pinterest, but let me show you how to use the direct upload on Tailwind to schedule several images at one time.

 

This is a great way to get all your pins that have the same URL to a blog post up at one time. When creating new content to Pin, I suggest you make 3-5 Images per blog post, that way you have fresh content for Pinterest to show to your audience instead of pinning the same image over and over again. (Let’s not be Spammy Pammy!!)

 

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On the main schedule screen at the top of your schedule queue, you will see the create a new pin. This will let you upload images/videos, or pin from Instagram (if you use Tailwind for your IG account and it is connected). For this let’s click upload images. Go to where your images are stored, choose multiple if you would like and click open. These images will populate on the drafts page. Here is where you need to be careful with editing.

Go through your steps…choose boards. The Title will auto-populate as Home- website, because Tailwind will default your URL to your home page. You will need to change the Title ( this is a new feature out this week on Tailwind). You will have to add your keyworded descriptions and hashtags.

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tailwind pin url

 

Next and the most important step…Change the URL to go to the post related to the image. If you do not change it your pin will lead to your home page!!

Intervals

Here is where we can chat about Intervals. If you choose more than one board. There will be a button left to the add to queue button. Here you can choose how many days between that pin will go to the next board on the list in the draft. If you choose 4 boards, it will schedule the first board, then next, and so on.

I recommend spacing those pins out 2-3 days apart. There is a slider and you select how far apart you want the interval. Then set an interval, and the green button will say schedule. There it is!! If you look at your queue you will see those pins with a lock on the set times you requested.

 

I have a handy dandy Checklist to help you with going through these steps because I know this may be a bit much all at once. I love teaching others about what I know of Pinterest and the techy step by step stuff is what I love.


 

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Tailwind Tribes

Speaking of that checklist, there is a section that talks about adding your Pin to Tribes. Let me chat briefly about what Tribes are. Tribes are like the group boards on Pinterest, they are niche specific and can really help you reach a bigger audience. I suggest you join some tribes that your content would be relevant in.

In the drafts when you are editing your pin there is an option to add to tribes, click and then choose which tribes to add that pin to, click share and poof out your pin goes to those Tribes.

Tailwind tribes are an awesome tool for my clients and we see great repins from utilizing those tribes. There are rules, like if you pin 1 then share 1, so make sure you follow the rules for those tribes as to be an awesome fellow pinner!!


Round-Up

  • We learned what Tailwind is.
  • How to schedule Pins 3 different ways
  • Learned how to Interval pins to multiple boards
  • Talked a little about Tailwind Tribes.

Can you tell I love using Tailwind? I know…long post, but I hope it helps you save time in your Pinterest marketing. Pinterest doesn’t have to be hard and time-consuming. With Tailwind you can spend about 30 min or so scheduling pins for the next several days and weeks, and it keeps you showing up for your audience.

You can get your first 100 pins for free with my Tailwind referral, and then it is just $15/ month which is a huge value when it comes to saving time and you are just not ready to have a Pinterest VA handle your account.

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How to Name your Pinterest Boards using Keywords

How to Name your Pinterest Boards using Keywords

Creating Pinterest Boards – Names and Ideas

Hey Hey Pinners!!

When creating your boards on Pinterest, whether a beginner or a seasoned Pinner, you want to utilize keywords to optimize your board names and descriptions for Pinterest SEO (so, your content will be seen, searched, pinned and clicked on)!! Having the right board names is crucial in ranking your pins higher on Pinterest. Get ready to dive in!!

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1. HOW MANY BOARDS DO I START WITH?

When starting your Pinterest Business account you need to create about 10 – 15 boards. Don’t have a business accout?-Create one here

  • Your First Board needs to be where you place all your content and only your content. “Best of …”
  • Create up to 5 Boards with your Core Content
  • Then from those Core Content boards – Create niched down topics.

I always use weddings as an example, just because there are so many sub-topics to use! Alright, we have your Best of Dream Weddings for your blog content, then take it to Wedding Decor, Wedding Venues, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Ideas and Inspiration, and Wedding Photography (if you talk about it on your blog it needs to be a main topic board).

Now, let’s niche those down, but first, we need to do a bit of keyword research.

 

2. USE KEYWORDS FOR YOUR BOARD TITLES

Finding keywords on Pinterest is easy peasy by using the Search Bar at the top of the Platform.

Now, you want to think like your client…what would they be putting in that search bar to find. How would they word it?  Board names need to be a focused keyword. Like the example above type Weddings, then see what loads in that suggested menu before you hit enter. Those are good base keywords to name your boards depending on your niche.

 

 

 

 

Let’s select one of those suggestions, weddings colors > Enter > then all the pins with that keyword in them will pop up. There will also be a row of colored tiles and those tiles contain the most popular words searched on that topic. These tiles are keyword ideas to create your more niched down board titles.: fall wedding colors, Neutral wedding colors, Blue wedding colors, etc. These keywords in these tiles working them together creates what we call a “long-tail keyword”.

 

 

 

 

3. WRITE KEYWORDED BOARD DESCRIPTIONS

Rolling right along!! Are you with me? You are doing great!!

You have your board created. You have named it Fall Wedding Colors. Now you need to write what that board contains and again, think like your audience. Pinterest recommends a couple of sentences that describe the board. Fill it with those keywords and make sure it is readable and makes sense.

DO NOT JUST KEYWORD STUFF…NO NO!!

Example: “Having a Fall Wedding? This board is filled with fall wedding color inspiration from rustic to elegant color palettes in navy, burgundy, blue or green. Discover your favorite fall wedding color inspirations and ideas.”

See, easy peasy, I knew you could do it!!


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4. START ADDING PINS TO YOUR BOARDS

When your board is created, actually after you name the board, Pinterest will give you a prompt to save some pins to your new board. Take a look at those a pin a few. You want to fill your boards, but do not over pin!! Pinterest can mark some activity as pinning too much too quickly as spam. You do not want to get put in Pinterest jail 🙂

Finding quality pins to add to your boards is important as well. Click on a pin you would like to add, go to the website and make sure it is what it says it is. For SEO purposes, it is good to pin from the website ( it helps out our blogging friends), but you can always repin from Pinterest. A good pin has a 1-2 sentence description and maybe a few hashtags.

Start adding in YOUR content to these new boards. Pin manually to Pinterest from your website, or you can use Tailwind, and Pinterest approved scheduling tools to do it for you. Pinterest favors fresh pins, and every pin that is scheduled from Tailwind is a “fresh pin”.

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You can pin your posts to more than one board- which will increase your reach. Make sure to pin to the MOST RELEVANT board first then space it out to the other boards over the next few days.

DO NOT pin the same URL to multiple boards all at once – this can get you flagged as spam 🙂 I like to use a 3-day interval between pinning to different boards.

 


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RECAP!!

I am hoping you have an understanding of creating, naming and describing your boards for Pinterest! As your Pinterest account grows and you are creating consistent content, you can create new boards to fit your niche and keep your audience engaged. When making new boards, remember these 4 simple steps!!

  • For those just starting you want 10-15 boards with 1 board created for your content only – Your Best of Board
  • Do your keyword research next to find your board names/titles.
  • Create other boards with the main topics you write about, remember you want to think about how your ideal client would search those terms
  • Create niche specific boards with long-tail keywords, the more relevant boards you can pin your content too the more your pins will be seen in the feed.
  • Write 1 – 2 sentences for your board descriptions using broad and long-tail keywords and make it readable and understandable.

 

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The Best Email Marketing Tool for Creatives

The Best Email Marketing Tool for Creatives

I am in LOVE Dear Friends!!

We hear it all the time that we need to have an email list. I knew I needed to start marketing to my audience and grow my list and honestly- I tried with Mailchimp for almost 2 years and I just couldn’t grasp what I needed to do. I just didn’t love the layout of the platform and I didn’t have a list to sneeze at to even think about upgrading to a paid plan.

 

Because of that, my email list was near non-existent…then Flodesk came into my world!!

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HOW I FOUND FLODESK

 

One day a was checking my inbox and a fellow creative business owner sent me the most beautiful newsletter email I had ever seen. It was pleasing to the eye, had a light and airy feel, and it was friendly.

I immediately sent her a message back and told her how amazing her email looked and flowed. I was hooked!!

I had been dreading working in one of those other platforms ( something with a monkey??),  I just couldn’t get it to look just the way I wanted to, but it was on my big monthly goal in August to start growing that list. My business is growing and I have big plans. So, after 2 years in business…it’s time to “you know” or get off the pot!!

 

A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON FLODESK

 

The Co-Founders, Martha Bitar, and Rebecca Shostak, set out to creat an email marketing platform for creative business owners who have been struggling to utilize email marketing in their business. They wanted to meet the pain points of creatives and make it easy, beautiful design and copy, and also high converting because that is what email marketing is all about. Giving their audience an email they want to open and click-thru to learn more!!

They have created a viable platform over the last year and are still in beta currently, but they are adding new features all the time. They listen to their client’s feedback and implement changes almost daily. There is a very interactive Facebook group where other Flodeskers ask for help and the community is right there for support. They are soon to roll out Zapier integration – which will take them, I believe, over the top in the best email marketing platform available today!

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FLODESK FEATURES

I am a visual person and just love light and airy photos. I am creative at heart, with a touch of OCD. So the simple, yet beautiful design of Flodesk appealed to me right away. I started with their #UpYourEmailGame challenge and created a welcome sequence in just one day.

When you create your account you will upload your logo and brand colors (which was a new feature the week I signed up), so when creating a new email on the platform it will auto-populate your logo at the top. Easy Click and Drag design can enlarge your logo to the desired size in each template. You cannot upload your own fonts, but they have such a wide selection of fonts available to use, and the ladies have done their research in what specialty fonts do best in an email and there are so many to choose from that you should be able to match closely to your own.

You can create Emails, Opt-in forms, and Workflows in Flodesk. Each asset has the capability to show off your brand, style, and voice. The click and drag option is perfect for aligning your content to be visually pleasing. It has a hover and (+) click to add a layout feature to utilize space dividers, line breaks, and even add your Instagram feed which adds to the awesomeness of this system.

The video below will show how I created a simple yet beautiful email opt-in form in Flodesk using one of their already designed templates, just switch out text, photos, and copy to create your own design easily

 

ALL THE DEETS

There are so many reasons I just love Flodesk. I have completely converted my list to it and shut down my other account. If I was going to have pay to use a system, this is where I want to spend my money.

There are so many beautiful templates to use and edit. The customer support is TOP NOTCH. Easy drop and drag features, but the best part…my open rates are through the roof. I have not had one email go to spam or Promotions, that’s a WIN WIN for me!!

COST: If you sign up while they are still in beta, it is $19 a month(for life), first month free to try it out. Hop in their Facebook group – Flodesk Insiders to get help from others and Martha and Rebecca do respond to your posts when they can…so helpful!

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