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How to Find and Optimize (Shrink) Images for Your Website

Ah, images. Every single website needs a few good photos. A website without a picture on it is like a summer day with no sunshine - yucky and dark. When you go to ...
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What Pages Does Your Site Really Need?

During my first meeting with clients, whether it's a custom web design project or a website coaching client, we discuss what pages they need on their website. Often, clients have thoughts and ideas ...
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Rebranding Entwine Web Design with 3 Steps to (re)Create Your Brand

Ah, the joys (and horrors) of being a teenager and trying to figure out who the hell you are and even who you want to be. This all came back to me full ...
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Website Testimonials: where to put them on your website

  Testimonials. Kind Words. Praise. Customer Reviews. What our customers/clients say/are saying..... A testimonial, or a statement of a product or service provider's value, character, or qualifications, is super important in this age of marketing ...
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What is Web Copy? And How is it Different from Web Content?

Last week I was talking to a client, and I mentioned the word copy. Our conversation took one of those weird convoluted turns and all of a sudden neither of us knew what ...
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Sarah D. Karnes | Branding, Site Design, & Development

This site, out of all the sites I've built, has the most dramatic before and after pics - which I love. Transformation is one of my favorite things, whether the change is an ...
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What Should You Put on Your Homepage?

Before we dive into what goes on your homepage, let’s talk about the homepage's purpose. Do you know what it is? The answer is probably far simpler than you’re thinking right now. The ...
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Boost Your Brand: 4 Foundational Tips

Ah, branding. In a quick Google search of "Branding a Business" there are over 16 MILLION results. "Personal Branding" returns over 14 million. Clearly, branding is big business and a hot topic in ...
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Lisa Maries Cosmetic Solutions | Branding, Design, & Development

I gotta say....I loved, loved, LOVED working with Lisa Marie and creating this site which we launched just before Christmas 2017. Not only was the site and brand visually really fun to create ...
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4 Ways to Keep Your WordPress Site Updated & Maintained

You've got a new website, and it's beautiful! Then...you login to draft a blog post and find a bunch of little scary orange warning circles all over the WordPress sidebar and top bar. ...
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How to Control Your Facebook Post Image & Title When Sharing a Link

Facebook is an important piece of many online business' marketing plans. We write blog posts and create awesome content, so we want to share it with our followers on Facebook. But sometimes, we ...
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Unexpected Biz Lessons from 2017

Every year, I spend time during the month of December reviewing my year. I go through old notebooks and planners, taking notes, journaling, and reflecting on the lessons in the words I wrote. ...
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Decorate your Website for Christmas in Five Minutes!

'Tis the season for decorating. Houses are filled with Christmas trees, small baby Jesus figurines, elves on shelves, and Santas and angels galore. But what about your website? Does it reflect the joy ...
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Is your Business ready for a website?

Here’s the BIG question I’m going to address here: Does your business need a website? It’s a big question and most people would answer with an unequivocal “yes,” but the answer to the ...
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7 Steps to Naming Your Online Business

You’ve got a great business idea. You’ve even worked with some clients and tested your idea. It’s a good one, and it’s time to make it official. You need a name and a ...
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What is Website & WordPress Coaching?

I started my business, Entwine Web Design, with a focus on web design, hence the name of my business. Shortly after I launched, I found myself talking to a potential client. She was ...
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How to write an About Page for Your Website

This page is a paradox because even though it says it's About YOU, the site owner, it's not really. It's about your visitors and how you can help them, which can make writing ...
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Should I put prices on my website?

The question of putting prices on your website has come up several times over the past week, in conversations with friends, clients, and in Facebook groups I participate in. In all honesty, I've ...
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What are the Must Have WordPress Plugins?

Plugins are key to making WordPress work and also for making your website super customizable. But before we dive into the must have WordPress plugins for your site, let's first define what the ...
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Elko Library Tech Talk Slides

On Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, I did a presentation at the Elko County Library on "How to Start a Website with WordPress." These are the slides from that presentation. They don't go into ...
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DIY Your Site, get Website Coaching, or Hire a Designer?

Launching an online business can be, simultaneously, one of the most exciting and overwhelming ventures of your entire life. Why? Because putting a website up forces you to not only dig deep and ...
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Website Coaching Program | The Clutter Crusher

Last spring, I had a business changing phone call with Holly Parker, organizer extraordinaire. She wanted a website to for her organizing business, The Clutter Crusher, but she'd had a long and frustrating ...
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Web Design & Development | Dr. Nebila Dhieb

Over the summer I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Nebila Dhieb on her new website. Dr. Dhieb is an educator working with ESL teachers who want to improve their teaching skills ...
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Have Fun with your Calls to Action

Let me tell you a little story. Pretend for a moment, that I'm on your website. I've read your amazing copy on your services page, and I'm thinking, "Yes, this is perfect. This person ...
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Simple Web Design: Limit Your Visitors’ Choices

Have you ever felt totally overwhelmed with making a decision? I'm not talking major life decisions, like if you should get married or if you should quit your day job to sell your ...
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Strategic Site Redesign: Capital City Arts Initiative

This project started during a lunch date with Sharon Rosse, the founder and director of the Capital City Arts Initiative, or CCAI. We were chatting about web design, and I mentioned web strategy. ...
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Overcoming Your Fear of Starting a Business Online

I've spent the past month doing website reviews and also talking to women who have amazing business ideas. They're energetic, excited, bright, and....stuck. The fear of starting their business by building a website ...
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A Non-Tech Girls’ Guide: How to Review a Website

Before we get into how to review website, let me define it exactly what a website review is. First, a website review is NOT the same as a website audit (which sounds scary ...
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Psyching Out Your Website: Psychology in Web Design

If you've got a website, you're trying to sell something or get people to engage with you. The goal of your site is to convince your visitors that you are the best person for them ...
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How to Approach Creating a Website for Your Business (even if you don’t know where to start)

I’ve had a few interesting conversations lately with amazing, smart, vibrant women who feel completely overwhelmed with creating a website that looks good and supports their business. They DIY'd their site and now feel ...
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4 Steps to Writing Your Homepage Headline

You know why you have a website. You want to get yourself and your business out into the world. You want to build your list and a tribe of great people, and you ...
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What is digital strategy in web design?

What is digital strategy in web design?

A few weeks ago, I was discussing a client's website with her. Most of our discussion centered around her digital strategy, so I had a little brainstorm and asked her, on the spot, ...
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My Scary, Soul-Satisfying, Mid-Life Career Change

My Scary, Soul-Satisfying Career Pivot: Teacher to WordPress Designer & Tech Coach

It can be terrifying to make a total life shift, especially when it comes to career, but sometimes? Our soul calls us to it. It's harder to stay where we are, in a ...
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Website Goals? Define Yours

Before you begin building a website, it's super important to start at the very beginning....with a plan. While choosing your colors, creating a logo, and deciding on your overall branding is probably the ...
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Create an Easy Thank You Page for Your Clients When They Schedule

You open your email and see that you've got a new appointment scheduled. Yay!! Whether it's a brand new potential client who's scheduled a free "discovery session" or a client who has scheduled ...
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Case Study: Branding, Web Design, & Development for Grief Coach Uma Girish

Branding | Web Design & Development: Uma Girish

"When I hired Amy, I felt guided to say “yes” to working with her which goes a long way, in my book. I was tired of staring at a website which looked outdated, ...
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Branding, Web Design & Development for Transformational Coach Usha Sharma

Branding | Web Design & Development: Usha Sharma

  "I felt the task of creating a website was too big and time consuming, especially because I don't identify myself as a 'techie.' Amy made the process easy, fun,and I love my ...
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How to Write Compelling Web Copy

The Four C’s to Writing Compelling Copy

You're excited. You've got an amazing business idea. Maybe you've had a few clients, and you've hired a designer (or decided to DIY) a brand new, sparkly web site to showcase you and your ...
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How to Revise your Web Copy – 9 Strategies

This post is NOT about how to write your pages, what to include in your copy, or how to incorporate your keywords in a natural and organic way. Nope. This post is all ...
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Write Better Web Copy by Reading Like a (copy) Writer

Write Better Copy by Reading like a (copy)Writer

You're a writer. You can string together words into entire novels or non-fiction masterpieces. Maybe you've even got an agent or been published, and now you want a new website or an overhaul ...
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How to Format your Copy for your website (or your web designer)

How to Format Your Content for Your Web Site (or web designer)

  As both a web designer and writer, I love both the design and copywriting aspects of creating a site. I often work with writers who want to write all of their own copy ...
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