4 Ways Updating to WordPress 5’s Gutenberg Will Affect Your Business’ Aging Website
WordPress has changed forever. WordPress’ update to version 5 released on December 6, 2018 and brought with it a whole new way to compose blog posts and pages. The WordPress team is calling the new post editor “Gutenberg” (you know, after the guy who invented the printing press and changed media forever).If your business or nonprofit has an aging WordPress website you should know what…
How to Get Your Business Blog Noticed – An Interview with Professional Copywriter Gabrielle Rystedt
What if, for free, you could sit down with a professional who writes effective content for businesses and pick her brain about how to blog right?
Well this interview is the next best thing.
J.R. Snider Plumbing
J.R. Snider, Ltd has been providing professional plumbing services to the Northern Virginia region for more than three decades. From general plumbing to water heater replacement, J.R. Snider does it all. J.R. Snider has been working with an area social media expert, Michelle of Loud Mouth Social, to grow and improve their online presence. But they were in need of a couple tweaks to their…
Get Your Time Back and Reduce Your Stress with a Web Maintenance and Support Retainer
Maintaining a website is no easy task. From security to backups and software updates to new content, a website can consume a lot of your time. Worse, if you aren’t a web professional, maintaining your website may become yet another stressor. No wonder so many small businesses and nonprofits leave their websites unattended for months (or even years). Your website isn’t a billboard or a…
Reflections on our First Year in Business
What have you loved about your first year in business? Joshua A few weeks after quitting my full time office job to run Rystedt Creative I remarked to Gabrielle that this was the best decision of our marriage. Why? The time with my family means the world to me and I’m now pursuing one of my passions full time (my previous job didn’t have a…
Stand Out From the Crowd and Stay One Step Ahead of Copycat Competitors
Copycats. Just when you thought you’d left these middle school nuisances behind, you see something come across your Instagram feed that looks shockingly familiar. A little too familiar… You overhear a newcomer to a networking event with an elevator pitch that you’ve heard before. That you’ve delivered before… Copycat competitors are lurking everywhere, regardless of what industry you work in. And with the proliferation of…
Top 10 Blog Posts Your Business Blog Should Include
We’ve been talking a lot recently about why your brand needs a blog and how to schedule time for accomplishing your creative to-do list. But before you sit down to write, it’s important to know what you’re going to write. While your editorial schedule should have you covered here, what happens when your ideas run dry? What do you do when writer’s block strikes before…
Renewed Strength Personal Training Studio
Renewed Strength Personal Training Studio is a local fitness and training studio that was concerned about a competitor’s position in Google search engine results pages (SERPs). In certain searches this other fitness coach was also ranking on page one or even above Renewed Strength Personal Training. Yet their competitor’s website is poorly designed compared to Renewed Strength and the services they offer are limited. So…
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…
Should You Hire a Graphic Designer or a Graphic Artist?
Who should you seek out — a Graphic Designer or a Graphic Artist? The answer to this question is actually fairly simple — if you consider what you have to work with and what you want to accomplish. Customers often ask me to work on a project as a Graphic Designer without realizing that what they really need is a Graphic Artist. When I meet…
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