Marketing Ideas for Photography

Marketing Ideas for Photography

After a fun, but generally unproductive, detour through the world of wedding planning, I decided to focus (hehe) on wedding photography. Eventually, I shifted a bit to concentrate on family and individual portraits. While I had my photography business, I had to come...
Marketing Strategies for Wedding Planners

Marketing Strategies for Wedding Planners

When I stepped away from teaching after my first year in the classroom, the first career alternative I investigated was wedding planning. I took a certification course through Penn Foster. I even joined the Association of Bridal Consultants. Pretty much all I ever did...
Content Marketing Ideas for Realtors

Content Marketing Ideas for Realtors

I spent two years working in a variety of real estate offices on the administrative side. Along the way I saw a lot of marketing ideas for realtors, most of which sounded like a Destiny’s Child song: This shiny new loft I SOLD IT This adorable Cape Cod I SOLD IT...
It’s Time To Forget About Ideal Clients

It’s Time To Forget About Ideal Clients

When I was in college, I made a list of qualities I wanted and didn’t want in a spouse. One thing on the dislike list was heavy metal music, to the great amusement of my now-husband, who enjoys a wide range of music including, yes, some heavy metal. Fortunately,...
Descriptive vs. Prescriptive Branding

Descriptive vs. Prescriptive Branding

I love personality tests. (Surprise!) As an INFJ, I am hardwired for navel-gazing, but these tests also fulfill my science-minded urges to classify and analyze. Over the years, I’ve learned that personality tests ought to be used descriptively, rather...
3 Ways to Bring Personality to Your Brand

3 Ways to Bring Personality to Your Brand

I ask nearly all of my clients to complete a few quick personality and branding tests before we work together on their branding or marketing. I usually include Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Enneagram, and Brand Fascination Advantage. These tests tell me a lot...
3 Paths to an Online Business

3 Paths to an Online Business

I’ve been a digital entrepreneur for almost 20 years. (I’m 31.) I recently rediscovered my ancient Neopets account. There lies the earliest known evidence of my digital entrepreneurship. (I designed logos and banner images for guilds and shop pages in...
My Most Expensive Business Mistake

My Most Expensive Business Mistake

Even though I have no formal training in business, marketing, or writing anything besides literary analysis essays, the learning curve for the A-minus Mama seems to be less horrifyingly steep than, say, teaching a room full of teenagers about sexual reproduction. (In...