With April 30th passing recently, it reminded me it’s the half-way point to Halloween! One of my favorite times of year! I have a special tutorial to share with you. I’ll show you how to make a DIY Lilo & Stitch Costume. I made my daughter K a SUPER cute Lilo and Stitch costume last Halloween and it was a super success! We always wait until the last weekend or minute to make or buy a costume. This time I made up my mind to make one that I can share and help other moms out like me make a super cute and easy costume. If you make this costume, I’m assuming you have a Stitch stuffed animal as your companion. You don’t really have to, but it makes the costume complete. Read more “DIY Lilo & Stitch Costume”
Custom Boutique Illustrations and Graphics can add a touch of cuteness and fun to any website or social media post. I offer custom packaging illustrations, character illustrations, animals, essential oil bottles and more. I have been drawing cute characters since 2008 and have loved every moment of it. I was one of the original cute boutique illustrators. When my business first started back in 2007, it was called Sweet Boutique Design. I have since changed my business name to Design Edit Studio, LLC because my business grew and changed and I wasn’t the cutesy template maker for template shops and eBay anymore. But, I loved making those templates for the mom and pop shops and the cute, fun and girly graphics that went with it.
There are 15 days until Christmas and that means there’s still time to make a holiday marketing plan. My previous client campaigns to promote your items to your customers are a great resource!
The Twelve Days of Christmas campaign 2012 for Paula & Chlo was so fun and colorful! I helped her come up with the best products to promote and how to present them for each one of the daily deals. There were also coordinating email newsletters that went out daily to remind her customers of the daily deals. This campaign consisted of a website landing page with flip calendar numbers and multiple marketing images. Read more “12 Days of Christmas Landing Page Ideas”
Marcie from Beau & Stella came to me with a shop that she had on Big Cartel. She needed a more robust platform with more control over her site. I developed a responsive theme for Magento that was lightweight and had all the features she needed. Read more “New Boutique Website for Beau & Stella”
Starting April 21st, 2015 Google will be rolling out their next algorithm update and it’s a very important one. They will be using mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This will have a HUGE impact on search results for your website. Read more “Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?”
Did you notice something new on your Facebook business page?? There’s a new option to add a call to action button. It’s a great way to drive people from Facebook to take actions that are important to your business like booking appointments at your salon or shopping now at your eCommerce website.
The seven calls to action available are:
- Book Now
- Contact Us
- Use App
- Play Game
- Shop Now
- Sign Up
- Watch Video
To add a call-to-action button to your Page:
- Go to your Page’s cover photo and click Create Call-to-Action.
- Choose your call to action and the destination URL that you want to link to. We’ll automatically choose the best destination based on your specified web address, but you can edit these suggested destinations.
- Click Create.
Whether you’re an online retailer or you have a brick and mortar shop, figuring your daily sales goals is a must. This is an easy way to track what your daily sales are and compare it with your sales from last year. If you don’t have sales from the previous year, then you only need to figure how close (above or below) you are to your weekly goals.
I’m assuming that you’ve already figured out what your yearly sales goal is. If you haven’t, that is a must. These formulas are for online shops as well as brick and mortar shops. Read more “How to Calculate Retail Sales Goals”
I recently finished a new ecommerce website for Nicole at Southern Majestic Boutique. She needed a site to handle a lot of products and have a professional appearance for her online shop. Magento is the perfect solution for almost any small business who needs an online presence. She needed a cohesive brand and logo that can be used for any marketing purpose. Read more “New Site for Southern Majestic Boutique”
I recently completed 3 new eCommerce websites using Magento. Each client has had need for a large product inventory and a professional web presence. I’m using Magento sites for my clients that require a shopping cart. Magento is a solid web application that provides a consistent experience for both the shopping customer and the clients using the administration. Magento is the way to go for a shopping cart whether you have 50 products or 1000’s. Each client required special features, design and extensions for their sites. I’ll post more about each project individually.