After a conversation with a colleague, it was quite interesting to hear the different approaches to managing or keeping track of clients from person to person. I would put everything down in a note book or display folder for each of my clients so all of their file was together, but carrying 4 files with me when I’d do heavy consultation day, meant I needed a truck get from A to B and so forth.
There are an ample amount of digital software out there that can be used, for example keeping a (Microsoft) Word document for each client, an Excel spreadsheet or Access database, in the past I’ve liked OneNote for it’s flexibility and digital factoring when it comes to creating notebooks and what not… however I found it tedious having to take notes on paper then transfer them back into the OneNote program after a consultation. So the quest continued….
That was up until I came across EVERNOTE..
Take a professional product photo from home using your phone!
As someone who completely values the work and efforts and talent a professional photographer has in order to create the masterpieces that they produce, it’s also beneficial to try and keep costings down when you’re just starting out in business. Professional product photography can often be expensive and is something we often don’t have the needed budget to have every product we create professional photographed.
Although we don’t have tangible products so-to-speak, we do have ample clients who do, and who struggle with getting crisp professional images without the need to book in a photographer each time they release a new product. It’s not practical. Being able to take professional looking photos of your products at home would not only be a great skill to have but it will improve the enticement levels of clients to want to purchase your product – simply on how it looks!
This is where, the wonderful “youtube”, can play a major part in the learning process. By simply going to youtube and typing in what you want to know you will literally find hundreds of video tutorials, keying in “DIY product photography” or “Product Photography Tutorials” will bring up ample videos to get started.
Below you’ll find one of the many I’ve watched that seemed to have the most relevant information and for businesses with small scale products this would be fantastic! All of those soaps and candles, jewellery and more.
IPhone Product Photography Tutorial At Home:
Check out the video; it uses:
►a white box,
►3 desk lamps,
►and a piece paper.
How easy is this!!
Webinar: Sell More Online with Great Product
Photography (eBay and Etsy)
10 Product Photography Tips
This video contains more complex tips… for those who have camera with fancy features
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It’s only 24 hours late… but all things considered with the natural
disaster at hand it’s official. KEEP CALM We’re back!!! [This post is
going to be long!] Catch up post – so grab a cuppa and get comfy!
First port of call, a big welcome to all of our new fans!! we’ve had
over 150 new fans in the two weeks we’ve been away on holidays…
it’s great to have you here!! Some of you may be wondering what we
do as all of our recent posts have been in regards to providing the
local community with resources about our local crisis over the past few
[ QUICK INTRO: About Natalie Crowe Designs ]
Natalie Crowe Designs is a Website Design and Business Mentoring and
Support business. We offer a variety of services from Logo design, Print
Media design; business cards, brochures, flyers, t-shirts and more,
through to Website maintenance, Starter websites, Online Stores, Custom
Developments for more complex circumstances and website management and
maintenance. We host websites and emails, we setup and brand social
media; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube channels, Pinterest and
Google +… We offer Search Engine Optimisation, Content Writing and
more. We offer Business Mentoring both online and locally. We’ve got
almost everything related to your business marketing covered!
offer a flexible and down to earth customer service and as a WAHP we
understand having to work in around your kids, or trying to follow up
after hours via email, skype or phone.
We have payment options
where needed and work directly with you either in person or online via
email or over the phone to create your ideal business representation
within your budget and working in with your goals.
open various hours during the week and are available via email over the
weekends. We offer free quotes, which can be requested via our website
or via our email address [links in the comments]
[NOW THAT WE’RE BACK – WHAT’S NEXT? ]
Currently, we’re working through a lengthy callback list and we’ve got
appointments starting next week, with this week being a write-off, with
school closures and the clean up process underway.
schedule developments due to commence in addition to working through our
existing client list to map out where we need to be to get all clients
on par with the recent Google changes. Align this with the upcoming new
developments and I am looking forward to updating our portfolio and
sharing our progress!!
[GOOGLE’s ALGORITHM CHANGES – MOBILE FRIENDLY SITES – Our existing clients ]
We’re working through our client lists to establish which of you needs
to have your websites updated in order to meet Google’s algorithm
changes… Although we’ve not noticed any major drop in client positions
on the search engines we will be focusing on getting all of our
existing clients booked in to have their sites upgraded in the next 6
weeks. We’ll be offering tiered pricing structure starting from $99 and
est $299 depending on complexity of the upgrade of your templates.
More info on this coming soon,
[ NEW CLIENTS – Announcements ]
We are stoked to have taken on several new clients over the last 3 weeks including;
We’ve just initiated our first sponsorship client – a local dance
headquarters – East Maitland Dance Headquarters and we’re excited to be
playing part in a community project! And can’t wait to share the
[RELEASE OF NEW SERVICES]
We’re thrilled to now be offering the following new services:
- ► Mobile-Friendly Update Service – focusing on making your websites compliant with Google’s algorithm changes.
- ►Wordpress Website Update & Management service – providing
regularly upgrades, content addition and overall management services on a
Search Engine Optimisation – Analysis of your existing website and
setup of SEO management plans, Monthly or scheduled 3, 6 and 12 month
- ► Content Writing and Social Media update service
- ► 6 & 12 Week Business Mentoring Program
- ► Basic Video Editing and Slideshow Presentation services.
LAST but not least… We want to get to know you guys!
[GETTING TO KNOW YOU!!]
Have you jumped on our PINNED post and shared your business? Visit our
page, and tag your business, visit each of the pages and leave them a
comment. Share with your friends and fans! The more businesses
involved the more we can grow your businesses!!
Again sorry for the lengthy post! so much to say and so little time!!! Looking forward to catching up with all of you!!
To all of our wordpress clients, WordPress has announced a security update advancing to WordPress version 4.2.1.
If you are once of our ongoing maintenance client we initiate this update for you, and have your site updated as a part of the service. If you are not on our ongoing maintenance plan you can either look to complete the updates yourself or book in to have your website update by Natalie Crowe Designs.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule your updates, please contact our office 0423 285233.
For more information please visit the WordPress news page here:
Hey all just a reminder to be vigilant with your email security. We’ve discovered that two local businesses on our mailing list have sent out an email with a zip file attachment that when opened triggers the virus to be sent to their entire email list..
These emails include:
Subject line: Fwd: Documents-323
Body message: Please look invoice attached.
Subject line: Quotation Sheet_Snowman
Body: Sent from my iPad
Both of these contain a trojan horse virus
AVG picked up both of these:
We highly recommend you upgrade your virus scanners to the latest version, scan your computer and make sure you’ve removed the files from your computer to avoid any contamination.
If you’ve by chance opened the email, you need to notify your contact list to avoid any further contamination and then address the issue accordingly.
As always, we recommend doing a regular back up of your computer to ensure if things like this happen that you are able to simply restore your computer to the previous state.
If we can be of any assistance please let us know.
Thanks in advance.
Did you know Natalie Crowe Designs offers:
* Website Design and Development
* Logo and Graphic Design
* Business Mentoring
* Branding and Print Media
– Business Cards, Flyers , DL Brochures and more
* Website Hosting & Domain Registration
* Computer Training and Tutorials
* Social Media & Marketing
* Search Engine Optimisation
* Website upgrades and revamps
Contact us today to discuss your requirements and see how we can help you get from where you are now to where you want to be!
Winners of our FREE Facebook Covers – with the number “278” and closest guess at 298
Could Emma and Naomi contact Natalie Crowe Designs to organise your free cover!
Can you believe that it’s already the 11th of March?? It only felt like we were discussing New Years resolutions just yesterday.. 3 months in and this year is zooming past us!
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS are just around the corner.
Between 2nd of April and the 21st of April Natalie Crowe Designs will be closing down for these two weeks to venture out on holidays with my daughter.
We have plenty planned and I am looking forward to sharing some amazing moments with her.
To tell you the truth, it’s hard to believe that she will be 7 in June. I am forever telling her to stop growing up so fast..
I know all of you will agree, however Motherhood is definitely one of my greatest achievements to date, and being able to work for myself so I can be with my daughter and am always able to put her needs first. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I take my hat off to parents in general, but specially to all of those Work At Home Parents! You are amazing!
Leading up to the holidays, we have 16 OFFICE DAYS (Monday – Friday) LEFT before we head out. Over these 16 days we’ve got some great developments, some really exciting prospects to work with and we’re booking in projects for May and June.
I am working with several new clients in regards to BUSINESS MENTORING and have begun building courses for my clients around what they need to get them from where they are now to where they want to be..
The whiteboard is chockablock full and I am waiting to hear back on what could be one of the biggest projects Natalie Crowe Designs has had the pleasure of developing to date. Big goals and big milestones to reach and I am determined to reach them! Onwards and upwards!!
If you haven’t already, stop by our page, check out the pinned post where we’ve got a little guessing game running where you could win a free facebook cover design.
#girlwithagoal #businesswomen #supportingbusinesswomen #goingtomakeadifference #buildingbusinesses #businessmentoring #websitedesign #goals #bigprojects
a week ago, Facebook started making more changes as to how Page Likes
count, by removing inactive Facebook accounts. This may be impacting
your business if you’ve seen an increase in unlikes recently.. For more
information check out the link below: