April 20, 2017 Christina Snyder 8Comment

  The month of April has been one of the busiest months for me, by far, this year and there are still 10 days left!!!I’m sure everyone knows someone who does the ‘New Year, New Me’ resolution and I hate to admit that I made this cliché commitment this year but I did. Be happier Eat healthier Become more active Gain 12 new clients by the end of the year Start a blog to endorse my web design skills Find a better way to prepare myself for taxes than throwing the year’s receipts in a bag and sorting them out…

April 5, 2017 Christina Snyder 11Comment

I previously wrote a post giving you some basic photography tips that would help you avoid using stock photos but sometimes you just need to use them. Everyone knows Shutterstock, iStock, and 123RF. So why not go there for the stock photos for your website? Because everyone goes there, which means everyone is searching the same database and utilizing the same or similar images. Personally, I like to stand out from the crowd.  So I’m going to try to offer you some sites outside of the box that I use on a weekly basis. And we not limit ourselves to just images,…

March 30, 2017 Christina Snyder 1Comment

  Like many small business owners, you may believe your business cannot benefit from having a website or that a website is not within your budget. But it should be. What is your business missing by not having a website?   1.  Customers Recently, I found myself in need of a renovations company when I wanted to remodel my outdated bathroom. Without a thought, I navigated to Google and searched the terms ‘renovations company near me’. The first business to appear was within a mile from my home.  Great, right?  Unfortunately, after searching the company name, I found the company had…

March 24, 2017 Christina Snyder 3Comment

Who Am I? I think this is where most people expect to hear my demographics but that’s not who I am. I am a happy, go-lucky, living life kind of girl. I make sure to take time to enjoy the beauty that surrounds me, love being outdoors, and am typically that annoying ray of sunshine that pokes through the persistent storm clouds traveling by. I’m a lover of words, a true fan of technology, and find animals completely irresistible. I believe human beings are meant to evolve:  mentally, emotionally, and physically.  I am detail oriented, passionate, and forever curious. But, in…

March 20, 2017 Christina Snyder 3Comment

A basic guide to photography for your website images. Professional web design balances your written content with visual features to keep your viewers interest.  In the past, business owners and designers would rely on the purchase of stock images, audio, and videos to achieve this. While this can get expensive fast, it was cheaper and more convenient than hiring a professional photographer. Current trends stray from stock images because it’s not a true representation of you or your business, it’s just a pretty picture.  Luckily, technology’s advancements have opened the doors to taking your own pictures. Personally, I’ve taken some pretty…

March 14, 2017 Christina Snyder

One of the first things most businesses consider after deciding to pursue their dream is a logo.  A logo brands your company or organization, making it a vital assets to public representation and advertising. Logos are meant to outlive the duration of a business but can last only a few months if bad design choices are made from the beginning.  Its probably easier to say ‘Trust the professional you hired’ than for the you to actually do.  But, in order to help you avoid some common mistakes and an infamous branding disaster, let’s discuss some dos and don’ts. Do Keep…

March 1, 2017 Christina Snyder 7Comment

Many small business owners make the mistake of overlooking the need for a website redesign while tending to the daily demands of the company.   Although a redesigning your website may seem insignificant in comparison to the other items on any business’s to do list, I can guarantee you it is not. Your website is your only employee working for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and, in today’s technological world,  it may be your first and only chance to make an impression on anyone interested in your product or services.  But how do you know if your…