Orange Spine and Purple Cow: Stand Out with Color

My wife is writing her first book. But as she’s working toward that title of author, she’s filling the roles of teacher, maid, dishwasher, and chef (and every other job title that comes with being a stay-at-home mom of a homeschool family). In addition, she loves science and everything about the outdoors. So much so that […]

Stand Out with Stock Photography

Stand Out With Stock Photos: How to Use the Same Free Photos Everyone Else Uses in Clever, Unique Ways

If you’ve seen one list of free stock photography sites shared by one blogger, then you’ve seen them all. To top it off, I’ve read many designers and photographers insist you should never use stock photography. (Job security, maybe?) It’s true, uploading stock photos on your business blog — as is — right after downloading them, is NOT the […]

How to create Instagram images

The 3 P’s of the Timely Instagram Image (And How to Create One on the Fly)

My boldbrandfast Instagram account continues to grow as I strive to create timely images and post consistently. I try and post engaging graphics with purpose about two times per day, every single day. Now, most of us have a smartphone in hand 99% of the day. Of course it’s easy to snap a quick selfie or a behind-the-scenes shot and […]

Connect with Industry Leaders in your niche

How to Connect with Industry Leaders in Your Niche (Hint: Start with Instagram)

Whether you look up to, honor and/or try to emulate the industry leaders in your niche, it wouldn’t hurt to connect with a few of them, right? Facebook organic reach is down… The Twitter stream moves too fast… But Instagram? Ah, Instagram is like no other social media network. It’s a close-knit community, the perfect […]

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Use Instagram

Beyond the Duck Face and FoodPorn: 5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Must Be on Instagram

Much like Pinterest has grown beyond recipes and crafts, Instagram is more than ridiculous selfies and pictures of lunch. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) If you are an online entrepreneur — or really any small business owner these days — then, yes, you need to be on social media. But I’ll argue you […]

Best color for business brand branding

1 Color Rules All: The Best Color for Your Visual Content

When selecting the perfect color to represent your business and brand, you need to choose the best color before you create your next (or first) piece of visual content. It’s best to limit your choices. If you’ve narrowed it down to two or three colors, that’s a good start. But I challenge you to narrow it […]

Power of Visual Marketing

Unleash Your Visual Marketing Power

Back when everyone was shouting “content is king,” they forgot one important word. Visual. Indeed, visual content is king. While the right words can empower us, uplift us. Even sway us… Nothing gets our attention like well-designed visual content. Take a quick look at the somewhat brief history of social media. The Facebook algorithm will change before you finish reading this blog post, but note […]