9 Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog in 2019 – Yes, Even Yours!
Each year, it seems, everyone says “Oh, blogging is dead. People have switched to [insert trendy platform here].” Yet year after year, without fail, blogs continue to drive readers to company sites and convert those readers into paying customers. So why can’t we just shake these darn blogs and move to holographic iPhone messaging? In short, blogging just works. Custom organic writing is something that…
8 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Be Using WordPress for its Website in 2019
WordPress has been a popular content management system (CMS) since it launched in 2003. Although originally designed as a blogging tool, it now powers nearly a third of the Web. That’s more than 60 million websites – many of which are nonprofit sites.
Nonprofits, big and small, local and global, are choosing WordPress because it empowers them to focus on what they do best – make our world a better place.
Improve Your Workflow with These Productivity Boosting Apps for macOS (2018 Update)
Rystedt Creative is powered partially by Macs. Whether you like them or hate them, Macs have remained a favorite of creative professionals since Apple and Adobe brought vector graphics to laser printers in 1985. Today you are likely to find at least a couple of Macs in the offices of graphic design freelancers creating logos and business cards out of their homes; print-shops sending items…
6 Elements of an Outstanding Small Business or Nonprofit Website – Quiz and Checklist
There are currently over one billion websites online – that’s almost one website for every four Internet users – but few of them stand out from the crowd. Many have a sense that their websites blend into the background noise of the Internet more than they should but they don’t know precisely why… or what to do about it. Yet how to stand out from…
15 Common WordPress Mistakes Small Businesses Make (and What to Do About Them)
WordPress is a powerful content management system (CMS) that meets the needs of countless small businesses. Many small businesses launch the first version of their website themselves. You slave over it, tweak it, launch it, and sit back basking in your shiny new website’s glory. Yet we all make mistakes from time to time… and too often, with the Web, we don’t realize our mistakes…
The 25 Best WordPress Plugins for Small Business
Getting your small business website up and running opens a whole new world of possibility: online marketing and e-commerce. WordPress is a powerful tool that powers over 30 percent of websites currently online and has big names using its interface, including the New York Times, Disney and Mercedes-Benz. When you join the ranks of businesses and bloggers that trust their brand’s online presence to WordPress,…
12 Ways to Use Value Added Content to Generate (and Nurture) Leads
Value added content is exclusive content that your audience cannot get anywhere else. Perhaps you have a blog and you’ve even been expanding into other forms of value added content. Yet you still are not generating the leads you want with that content. Value added content is the core of any robust inbound marketing strategy but you still need to leverage it. Merely publishing your…
7 Tips to Plan and Maintain an Editorial Schedule Like a Pro
Creating great content means spending time well, creating content. If you’ve got a blog (you should), your audience is likely expecting multiple new pieces of content from you each week. And that’s on top of your other job functions! Chances are, you’re not going to have something insightful to say every time you sit down at your computer. So if you want to stay on top…
Happy Holidays from Rystedt Creative: Kickstart Your Website in 2018 with These Resources
A merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all our readers! Read on for resources to help you kickstart your website in 2018. We hope you have been enjoying some much needed time with your families this holiday season. Because without a break it becomes too easy to crash and burn (like my two-year-old daughter on Christmas Eve). A new year is nearly upon…
5 Types of Value Added Content
Value added content is exclusive content that your audience cannot get anywhere else. Such content is the core of any content marketing strategy. According to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2015 study, marketers allocate 28% of their total marketing budget to content marketing. 28% – that’s a lot! Marketers pay attention to content because content drives leads and sales. Content marketing works and should be the…
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