Sometimes saving time on social media can be a lot easier than it sounds. Setting up custom tags is one of those things that can save a lot of time. And this is a request I get a lot from my clients. Tags can help your video rank in search results on YouTube, so they're pretty important. But they can take some time to type in every time you upload. What I suggest in this video is that you select the tags that are your most used, and applicable to the content you're posting, and set those as default.
I found SquareStudio a few years ago, and I'm so glad I did. They're a team of developers who builds custom coded plug-ins that help you customize your Squarespace site. I use them for my site, and my clients' sites. In this video, I show you where I use their plug-ins, and I give you a tour of the site. Even though I have a developer on my team, getting custom coding done can be expensive. If you're new to blogging, or have a young business, buying a solution from SquareStudio could be a huge cost savings.
When I heard that Seth Godin would be the inaugural speaker for the Made in Buffalo series, I was shocked. How had I missed knowing that he grew up in my hometown? That shock quickly turned to excitement. My husband and I jumped right online to buy tickets, we were surprised at the checkout page. Right before you clicked submit to purchase your tix, you were asked how you're creating change locally and contributing to the new economy (the topic of Seth’s talk).
In the middle of last year, I had the perfect storm. There I was, working away like normal. Until the emails started rolling in...a few clients needed to stop or pause retainers for one reason or another. (Like: they lost a huge client themselves and were forced to decrease expenses. Um...That means me.) Over the course of a few days, I lost about $1000 in monthly recurring income.
It's a problem we all face eventually. It doesn't matter if you're a social media manager, or a solopreneur, we all need to find and share other people's content. And, eventually, we've all experienced having "run out" of things in the queue. (We'll talk about the 80-20 rule another time.) For now, I'll just say - I've been there. I know you've been there at some point or another. If you're like me, you've started scrambling.
Early last year, I made the switch from MailChimp to ConvertKit. And I'm so happy I did. Since switching, my open rate has doubled and I've become a Certified ConvertKit Expert. So it goes without saying that my overall experience with ConvertKit so far has been extremely positive.
One of the most common ConvertKit questions I get is actually not even a difficult thing at all. I'm often asked about the difficulty level of integrating ConvertKit with Squarespace. It's completely true that, for Wordpress users, the process of integrating ConvertKit is a little bit more seamless. That's because of the CK plugin available to them. But that doesn't make it impossible for those of us on Squarespace! You can totally master it. Here's how: