How To Add Related Posts In Squarespace?

Having related posts at the end of your blog post can be very helpful. Once a reader has finished reading your blog post, they might be interested to read about other topics. With related posts, it gets the reader to read more of your blog posts easily. 

In today's blog post, I will showing you how to add related posts at the end of blog post in Squarespace. Shall we dive in?

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How To Add Related Posts In Squarespace?


First, go to the blog post you want to add the related posts to. Then go all the way to the bottom of the post, to add the related posts at the end of the blog post.

 

Choose the spot were you want the related posts to be located. If you hover at the side of the blog post, you will see this point with a line going across the page.

 

 

Click onto the circle, then the content blocks will pop up. (See Image Below). You are gonna go the summary section, and choose the carousel block.

 

 

Once you have choose the carousel summary, you will see the "content" tab, and show the blog category. 

 

 

Then you are gonna click onto the "layout" tab. (See Image Below) Then Change the Header Text from  "Featured" to "Related Blog Posts". Also change the Aspect Ratio to from "Standard" to "Auto". This makes Squarespace adjust the summary block to whatever size your thumbnail photo is. 

 

 

In the "Display" tag, you can show how many number of items, I usually go with 6 items. Then you will only select "Show Thumbnail", this way the title and excerpt of your blog post has been removed. You are going to set the Primary Metadata to none and Secondary Metadata to none. 

 

 

Just click save and you are have created your own related posts at the end of your blog post. Now you know how to add related blog posts at the end of your blog. Happy Creating.

 

How To Set A Shop In Squarespace?

I am a Squarespace fanatic. It is super simple and easy to use. Whether, you want to expand your blog and start selling products or start your own business, Squarespace is perfect to use. 

In today's blog post, I will be talking about how to set up a shop in Squarespace.

 


But first, what is Squarespace?


Squarespace is a unique drag and drop platform which makes building a website super simple. They offer tons of different template to start off with a base for your website. With your own customization, you can add your own images and copy to build your website.


Why I Choose Squarespace?


I love to use Squarespace since it is a great platform which both bloggers and designers can use. There are many different features I love about Squarespace.

  • You can make Responsive website → Having a website which looks nice on both mobile and desktop devices is super important. With Squarespace, it is super easy to make a website which works for both of your needs.
  • It is super easy to use → With Squarespace, once you have gotten over the small learning curve, it is super simple.
  • It is beautiful → Since Squarespace offers well designed templates, it is super hard to make it look ugly.

How to create a shop?


To create a shop in Squarespace, first you are going to have to login into Squarespace. Then you would go into the sub menu "Pages" and click on plus icon to add a new page. Then a pop up with all the different types of pages you can add. We will be adding the "Products" page.

This will allow you to create a store for your website. 

 

 

Once you have clicked on "products", then name your store. I will be naming mine shop for demo purpose. Once you have named your store, you should the screen below. 

In the menu to the right, you can that there are three different icons. 

  • Search Icon: Once you start adding products, you can search all of your products
  • Setting Icon: This brings up the page settings, you can change name of the page, change the URL of the page, and even add a password to the page. 
  • Add a Product Icon: This allows you to add products to your shop.

 

 

I will clicking on the "add a product icon". Once you have clicked on it, you should get a pop-up of three different options (See image below).

  • Physical Product: You would choose this product type if you are selling anything that need to be shipped. Some example are: An physical book, Poster, Paper, etc.
  • Digital Product: You would choose this product type if you are selling anything that is digital, Some example are: An eBook, digital files, courses and more.
  • Service: You would choose this product type if you are selling anything that is a service. Some examples are: a graphic design service, coaching packages, consulting and much more.

 


Creating A Physical Product


Once you have selected a Physical product, you should receive a new window which allows edit the product. (See image below). In the "item" column, you can edit the name of the product, the price of the product you are selling, and a description of the product. You can also add images of the product so your readers get a better understanding of the product.

You can also choose if your hidden or visible. This way if you have a product which available lets say only around Christmas. When Christmas is near, you can set your product to visible. You customers can buy the product, but once Christmas is over you can hide the product, making it only visible to you. This makes it much easier then deleting the product/

 

 

In the "Pricing & Variants" column, (See image below) Here you can put different options of your item, how much stock your product has, the weight and dimensions of your product. This is only available in a physical  product as the dimensions and weight of a digital product isn't really possible.  

 

 

Then we have "Additional info". Here you will place the extra information about your product.

There is also a  "Form" option. (See Image Below) This is quite a unique feature, as you can add a form to the product. Let say you can have an option of what color you want the text to be in poster. You can get your customer to choose that option. 

You can also get your customer to sign up to your email list when they buy your product. This is super useful as you can sell more products to them, through email marketing. 

 

 

And finally, we have the "Options" sections. (See image below) This section allows you to change the URL of your product. You can also add a thumbnail image for your product.

There are two options as well. You can change the button from Add to Cart to Buy Now, or whatever you want. And you can also change your product to featured. This way when you are displaying it on your home page, you can choose your featured products.

 


Creating A Digital Product


Once you have selected create a digital product, you will get a popup window with the different options. It is the same as physical product, except the pricing. (See Image Below) In physical product, you can add shipping and handling costs within the price. Although, in digital product you can just add the price of the product. You can also add a sales price, and choose when the price is on sale with a click of a button.

 

 

Well, that wraps up this blog post about creating your shop in Squarespace. I hope this helped you understand the basics of starting your own shop. And now you know the different between all the options Squarespace provides with creating your own shop. Happy Creating you all. 

How To Create A Colour Scheme For Your Brand?

When you are designing your brand, it can be tough to figuring out what colours you want to use for your brand. 

For someone people creating a colour scheme can be tough as they don't understand the components which go in to create a colour scheme. Also, they don't have a process of how to create colour schemes which reflect them and their brand.  

I have created this blog post to show you the 4 simple steps to creating a colour scheme you love. 


What to include:  


There are a couple things that are included in a colour scheme.  First of all, you should around 3-4 colours, if you have any more it tends to get to much and looks horribly designed with too much goes on. 

  • Main colour: This will be your primary focus in your colour scheme
  • Tints and Shades: If you add black or white to a colour to get a different shade of that same colour.
  • Complementary Colour: You want a pop of colour in your colour scheme. To show this, you will pick the opposite side of the color wheel.

Choosing a colour you feel represents your brand


When you are showing your main colour focus for your brand it can be tough to figure out what colours to use. You want to use colours you like and you feel go well with your brand itself. 

To figure out these colours, many designers use colour psychology. It allows you to figure out what colours go with what you want to your brand impact on your readers. 

First, you are going to solve a questions to figure out what goes well with your brand.  

  • What do you want your customers to feel?
  • If your brand was an item in your closet, what would it be? ( A cozy sweater, a professional blazer, etc) 
  • Give me 5 words which best describe your brand.

Colour psychology: 


Red: This colour is a powerful color which is known for drawing in attention.

Passion + Love + Powerful + Strength + Dangerous 

Pink: This colour is a feminine colour with a delicate touch.

Love + Feminine + Soft + Sweet + Style + Beauty

Orange: This colour gives out energy with a friendly appeal. It is quite fun and playful.

Friendly + Playful + Happy + Positive

Yellow: It is a colour for happiness. It represents cheerfulness and play.

Bright + Fun + Cheerful + Friendly + Happiness + Sunshine + Warmth

Green:  It is a calm colour which represents nature and the earth.

Calm + Earth + Nature + Positive + Eco Friendly 

Blue: This colour represents trust and loyalty. It works really well with social media and big companies. 

Trust + Loyalty + Calmness + Success + Confidence + Calming

Purple: Represents royalty and luxury.

Royalty + Luxury + Wealthy +  Mystery + Feminine 

Black: This colour represents elegance, power and  sophistication. 

Authority + Elegance + Power +  Sophistication + Bold + Classic 

 

Well, that wraps up this epic blog post. I hope you now understand the basics of color psychology and the where to use them.  

How to use Google Analytics in Squarespace?

As a blogger, you want to know the traffic of your blog. Although, when you are a newbie it can be tough to understand all the new concepts.

In this blog post, I will go through understanding all everything you need to know about google analystics for your blog.

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Key terms:


OVERALL SESSIONS (INDIVIDUAL VISITS): How many people visit your website per month.

USERS (UNIQUE VISITORS): This refers to the amount of in individual computers have accessed your website in a month.

TOTAL PAGEVIEWS: The number of pages and blog posts on your website that have been viewed in a month.

PAGES PER SESSION: The average amout of pages or blog posts someone click ons and visit in one session.

BOUNCE RATE: This is the percentage of your website which visits your website and then leaves while only viewing ONE PAGE on your website.

TIP: The lower your bounce rate the better. I would try to get a bounce rate under 40%.

REFERS: This is where people are arriving to your website from.

CONTENT VIEWS:  This lets you know what pages and post people are reading on your website. You can figure what your most popular posts or pages are from this.


Analytics for Squarespace


For Squarespace in the main menu, they have a tab called "Analytics". In this menu, there are many different sections. I added a screenshot of the options which are available. 

 

 

Traffic Overview: Here you can see your monthly overview of your page views. There are 4 different options. You can choose "Hourly" to see how much traffic you get hourly. "Daily" to see the amount of traffic you get daily. "Weekly" to see how much traffic you get in one week. (It is the image below) Finally, we have the monthly view which you allows you to compare your traffic in the past 12 months. 

 

 

Mobile Usage: This is quite an important section in the analytics. You can see which device people are using to access your website. In my website, you can see people are using mobile 56% meaning my website should look good on the desktop and the phone. 

 

 

RSS Subscribes: I don't use this option, as I have an email list. But this allows you to understand to how many people are always arriving at your website.

 

 

Referrers: This is one of the most important sections in the your Squarespace analytics. It allows you to see where people are coming from to visit your website. For me almost all my users come from Pinterest.  

 

 

Popular Content: Here you can see what people are visiting on your website. This way you see what people like about your website and what they don't like. 

 

 

Search Engine Queries: This feature allows you to see how your website is performing on google. Since I have only had my new website for a few months, the data hasn't shown yet. But further down the road, it will show up once I my SEO rates starts increasing.

 

 

Well, that wrap's up this blog post about Google Analytics in Squarespace. I hope you found this blog post helpful. Leave a comment about how you are you trying to grow your blog?

 

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3 Reasons Why You Aren't Having Any Sales

You are super excited about this new product you spent working on. You have uploaded your product and added a photo in your sidebar promoting it. And now, you wait. You are frustrated no sales have come in and it had been a week since you launched your new product. 

This is a situation many business owners find themselves in. They are lost about why they aren't getting any sales. In today blog post, I will be going through 3 different reasons why you are probably not having any sales.  

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Need help launching: I have created an epic freebie checklist for launching your website.


1) You haven't build a conversation with your customer


You can't sell a product with just one blog post promoting your product. You need to build a conversation. You need to connect all the pieces from the beginning of the sale which is when the readers land on your website until the reader clicks on to the purchase button. 

There is a journey as I say, which takes a reader into a paying customer. Here is a little walkthrough of what happens. 

  • Step One: Social Media - How will your readers land on your website? They won't just magically find your blog post. There is a way how they arrive on your website. The most effective way is social media, but more specifically Pinterest. Pinterest is a real life unicorn. It gives you tons of traffic to your blog posts.
  • Step Two: Your Blog Post - Once the readers have landed on your website, they will read your blog post. This is one of the most important steps of this sales process. Your readers will figure out if they love you or you are like everybody else. Your blog post should provide tons of information but also be unique and special. 
  • Step Three: Your Email Opt-In: After your reader has read your blog post, you should trail into your email opt-in. This should be a continuation of what they had read in the blog post. Your email opt-in can be anything from an e-book to a challenge. You should be giving away your best stuff for free, or an email address.
  • Step Four: Your Email Sequence: This is probably the most important step in your process. You will have an automated  email sequence going out to your customer. You will start from your free opt-in and slowly transition into your product. 
  • Step Five: Sales Page: In the last email, you will offer an epic deal about your product. This will lead the customer into your sales page. Your sales page should have the final offer until the customer clicks the buy now button.

2) Your graphics suck


Your graphics could be the very reason why you aren't getting any sales. If your sales page looks spammy people aren't going to buy your product. Here are a couple design fixes you can create to fix up your sales page: 

  • Create it in Squarespace: I highly suggest my readers to use Squarespace. I actually use it for my sales pages as they look effortless and they take only a couple hours to make. If you are launching your product for a month, your sales page will only cost 12 dollars!! It is a well in worth investment as it can bring in tons of sales since you look professional and sleek. 
  • Include Mockups of your product: Do you ever just look at other websites and see how they have these epic websites and products on computers and laptops. Well that my dear friend is called a mockup. A mockup is basically where you can take your ebook cover and add it to actual book on someone's desk. It can make your product engagement go up as the user is seeing the product being used. You can find tons of different mockups on creative market. 
  • Have a constant brand: You can't have thousands of different fonts and colours on your sales page without it looking crazy. I create an additional style guide for my product launches. 
  • Have a big buy now button: If your readers can't seen your buy now button, what are they going to buy. 

3) You aren't creating content your readers need


It is important to figure out what your readers need. You can create your product and then launch and realize people aren't buying it because they don't need it. Well how do you figure out if what your readers need.

  • Ask a survey/Run a poll: The best way to figure what your audience needs is to ask them. Run a survey with four different ideas for products and ask them what they would want to buy. Whatever the top result is create a product, you will have confidence knowing your readers want to know about the topic.
  • Get their feedback: You can ask people what they felt worked. You can email a couple of people who have bought your products before and ask what they loved and hated about the product. This way you can get their point of view.
  • Look at your website statistics: If you don't want to ask your readers, the best way is to look your own statics. Look at which blog post is the most popular, which opt-in has the most signups and more. Just dig around your website and see what works with your audience.

 

And my most favourite, pre selling your product. I absolutely love preselling not only my product, but other. Preselling is basically when you sell your product before you make it. Yup, before your make it. But how do you presell your product the right way. To presell your product, you would need to plan out your product, figure out the price of it, the content which will go into it, and finish at least 20% of the product. Then you are start pre selling your product.

 

This way you can understand the hype for your product. If tons of people buy the pre sell, you know your product will be a success. If not, then refund the product to the people who have bought your product and tell them you're sorry. 

 

This way you can understand if your product will be worth it and it also motivates you to finish the product as people are expecting it. 

How Facebook Groups Can Grow Your Email List?

Yes I know what I am saying may sound out crazy. You might be thinking Shazeen how in the world are Facebook Groups like Email Lists. It is like a mindset, whenever you post  your product, free an opt-in, or even share your success, your email list engages with you.

 

Facebook groups are quite amazing. When I first launched, I knew that Facebook Groups provides tons of value but I never thought it would give me the amount of success I had achieved. When I launched my blog, I started posting in Facebook groups. My first post was about my blog launch. I had shared my blog launch with a link to my website. The response was amazing, with over 100 views on my first day and at least 6 comments on my blog posts. This was a huge success for me, since it allowed me to understand if my blog would be successful. After posting in Facebook groups for over a week, I have gotten 2000 views, 60 opt-ins, and book two paid clients. This all happened by choosing the right Facebook group.


HOW TO KNOW IF A FACEBOOK GROUP IS RIGHT FOR YOU?


There are three things I like to look for when I am finding new Facebook groups. There are many different questions or factors should which could work for you.

  • Is there engagement in the group? If no one in the group is replying to each other, don’t bother. You want a group where everyone is connected and understands each other.
  • Do they allow promotion? Make sure you read the group's guidelines before you post anything that would promote your blog or business. It could get you kicked out of a group. You want a group which allows promotion allowing traffic to arrive to your website.
  • How many potential clients or customers are in the group? Browse through the group, there is also a search bar in the group. Use this feature to your advantage and explore the group. Some examples are if you are a food blogger, search recipes maybe something will show up.  Another example, if you a graphic designer, search up graphic designer needed. This way search everything that is related to your niche to figure out if it right for you.

HOW MANY FACEBOOK GROUPS SHOULD I JOIN?


You want to stick to five, I have two groups with over 10,000 people. This allows me to show my content to new people. This is the group, where my opt-in and traffic rates were huge. I had three groups with around 1000 to 500 people in the group, this is where I found two clients. I would try to get to many groups and spread yourself thin. It gets too overwhelming and you can make that much of an impact.


HOW OFTEN SHOULD I POST?


I would strive for helping in all the posts you can, especially the ones that show your expertise. Although for promotion posts, for your email opt-ins you should post around twice a week. Any more, seems to much and spammy. I have a template for you to use:

Hey All,

I am here to say I have recently achieved [ insert achievement you have received]. After all of this hard work, I have decided that I will be giving away [ the type of free opt-in]. This is an epic [type of opt-in] for you use. But this is a limited time offer, just comment I want this below!

You can use this epic template to make people go to your website, to drive traffic and grow your email list like crazy.

 

I think that is this is all for this post. Facebook groups have bee amazing to for me and hopefully can be amazing for you too.

21+ Eye-Catching Blog Post Title Templates

Your blog post titles are important, if you fail to create eye-grabbing titles you could lose valuable readers. Although, many bloggers struggle to create amazing titles. I have created a resource for you to use.

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What Makes A Good Blog Post Title?


Well this is the question that you have been waiting for. A good blog post title is significant to gaining readers. If I was scrolling through pinterest, the one item which is shown is your blog post title. If it doesn't seem interesting readers won't bother clicking on it. 

Here are a few components which are needed in a eye-catching blog post title:

  • Speak to the reader: Your blog post title needs to be explain itself to the reader. They need to understand what your blog post will be about.
  • Be specific with your title: You can't have a blog post title called "How to do laundry." But what exactly about laundry. How to clean stains out of your clothes, how to fold clothes to take up less space. This will allow your readers to understand what your blog post will be about.
  • Use Descriptive Words: You need to use words like How to, Ultimate, Challenge, Free. These words will attract people to visit your blog post.  

Story Time


1) How I [the story} → It's storytime, this blog post title could work when you have the experience and you are trying to show your story to other how to got to some destinations.

  • Ex: How I Got My First Client
  • How I Started My Own Business
  • How I Went Full Time With My Mommy Blog

2) Behind the Scenes of [ a process] → Want your readers to have a behind the scenes of something to do involving your business.

  • Behind the Scene of my blog
  • Behind the Scenes: Road Trip around Canada
  • Behind the Scenes: Party Night Makeup Look

3) How I Built [ a product] in [a certain time] → If you are writing how you launched a product for our business.

  • How I Built An E-book in 10 days
  • How I Built A Successful Blog within a year
  • How I Built My Design Service Process in 2 hours

How To Guides


4) The Ultimate Guide To [Word] → This is perfect if you are going to dive deep into a topic, and going to explain about it.

  • Ex: The Ultimate Guide To Start a Coaching Service
  • The Ultimate Guide To Start A Minimal Lifestyle
  • The Ultimate Guide To Planning A Successful Road Trip

5)The Ultimate Guide To Becoming [a career] If you want to show how you become a blogger, a freelancer. This blog post will be perfect for you to use. 

  • The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Food Blogger
  • The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Coach
  • The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Vegan

6) [#] Ways To Master [ Your Topic ]

  • 3 Ways To Master Building Your Own Course
  • 10 Ways To Master The Daily MakeUp Look
  • 25 Ways To Master Squarespace

7) Create/Launch Your [ A Project] within [ a certain number of days ]

  • Launch Your Blog within a week
  • Create Your Fitness Routine within a hour
  • Launch Your EBook within 90 Days

8) The Beginner's Guide to [ Your topic ]

  • The Beginner's Guide to Baking Cookies
  • The Beginner's Guide to Start a Minimal Lifestyle
  • The Beginner's Guide to cleaning out your email

Need a workbook to help you create blog post title. Just click the image below you gain access to this awesome freebie. 


Lies And Mistakes


9) [ #] Lies about [Your Topic] → If you trying to show what the reader of the blog post can avoid this is perfect.

  • 5 Lies about Traveling
  • 15 Lies about College
  • The Biggest Lie about Becoming A Mom

10) [#] Mistakes New [ An Audience] Make

  • 5 Mistakes Newbie Bloggers Make
  • 10 Mistakes New Moms Make
  • 3 Mistakes New Designers Make

11)The Anatomy of a [Descriptive word] [an item]

  • The Anatomy of An Epic Workout Routine
  • The Anatomy of A Perfect Planner
  • The Anatomy of DIYing your bedroom

12) 101 [ a topic]

  • 101 of baking
  • 101 of becoming a mom
  • 101: Instagram for Beginners .

13) The Step by Step Guide To [ Your topic]

  • The Step By Step Guide To Making A Shop in Squarespace
  • The Step By Step Guide To Design A Logo
  • The Step By Step Guide To Start Traveling For Free

14) How To Create The Perfect [ Your topic]

  • How To Create The Perfect Blog Post
  • How To Create The Perfect Date Night
  • How To Create The Perfect Messy Bun

Showdowns


15) [One thing] Vs. [Two things]  The Ultimate ShowDown

  • Blogger Vs. Wordpress: The Ultimate ShowDown
  • Instagram Vs. Squarespace: The Ultimate ShowDown
  • Vegan Vs. Vegetarian: The Ultimate ShowDown

16) Why is/are [ One thing] better than [ Two thing]

  • Why are Road Trips better than Flying?
  • Why is Iphone better than Android?
  • Why is Baking better than Frying?

Tips and Tricks


17) # Simple and Easy Ways To Improve [ Your Topic]

  • 5 Simple and Easy Ways To Improve Your SEO
  • 10 Simple and Easy Ways To Improve Your House
  • 3 Simple and Easy Ways To Improve Your Memory

18) # Little Known Ways to [ Your topic]

  • 3  Little Known Ways to Make Money
  • 6 Little Known Ways to Persuade People
  • 4 Little Known Ways to Improve Your Traffic

19) # Savvy Ways To [ Do A Task]

  • 4 Savvy Ways To Clean Your House
  • 15 Savvy Ways To Sell Products
  • 10 Savvy Ways To Save Money

20) # Questions To Ask Before [Your Task]

  • 5 Questions To Ask Before You Launch A Product
  • 24 Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Designer
  • 8 Questions To Ask Before You Get Married

21) The Hidden Secrets Behind [ Your Industry]

  • The Hidden Secrets Behind An Online Business
  • The Hidden Secrets Behind Blogging
  • The Hidden Secrets Behind Selling A House

5 Design Mistakes On Your Blog

When you first start as a newbie, you are bound to make mistakes. Although, it is best if you are well- informed about these mistakes and don't make them at all. I have created a list of 5 mistakes I see new bloggers make all the time and how to overcome them. 

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1 | Pop-up opt-ins


I would be scrolling through Pinterest like I always would (#Procrastination Goals) until I find a Pin which looks interesting.  Clicking on the pin to bring me to the website, and BAMN! A popup asking to join their email list. 

I understand that this could work with since you have more promotion for your email list. But as a blogger, I have seen hundreds and thousands of different websites asking me to join their email list. Most people like to see the information that the blog post has in store before joining your email list.

I am a blogger myself and getting people to subscribe to my mail list is one of the most important tasks of my blog. Although, not even allowing your readers to look at your content is annoying. And just asking them to join your email list doesn't work.

I rather people read my content, and fall in love with it and then if they are willing to join my email list, add an opt-in box throughout the blog posts. 

What to do to fix it: A simple way to fix this mistake is to add a scrolling pop-up. This is when the reader reaches a certain point of your blog post or page, the pop-up will appear. This allows the reader to experience your content and understand what type of content would appear in your email list. I suggest the pop-up appearing around ⅔ of the page since it isn’t too early or too late.

Or you could also add the opt-ins button through your blog post. I do this around 1/4 of the way into the post, and at the end of the post. That way the reader is aware of the opt-in at the beginning and once they are finished reading the post, they get to sign up and dive deeper into the topic. 


2 | 5-second rule


 The 5-second rule is when a visitor lands on your website, they should understand what you do within five seconds. I shouldn’t have to look around your website to understand what your website is about and if it is a fit for what I am interested in. 

Two of my favorite people who this perfectly are: Regina from byregina.com and Nesha from neshadesigns.com. Once you land on their website, not matter what page you are on. You get this "header section."

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In this section, you get to understand who they are,  A photo of themselves. What there website is about exactly, their ideal client (who they want to help e.g. Bloggers, Freelancer, etc.) All of this information placed allowing the reader to see it, the second they land on the website is called above the fold. 

You should have an epic above the fold for your website since it allows your readers to understand what they will be expecting the content to be about. It is best to add the "above the fold header" template to every page of your website since you don't know where your readers could be coming from. 


3 | Just Text


    There is nothing more I hate than reading a blog post which is just a block of text or has nothing to break it up. You tell me which one would you prefer:

The second one is which most people would prefer. Breaking up your work into paragraphs is super helpful since it allows the readers to read the content in little chunks.

3 simple and easy ways to break up your text:

  • Adding photos: Allows the content to broken down, and visuals are more user-friendly than lots of text.
  • Create Bullet Lists: These allow readers to observe the information better and they are easier to read
  • Add Opt-In Forms or Call To Actions: These allow your blog posts to be broken down and promote your email list. Two things in one.

4 | Too many ads


Nothing is worse than arriving on a website which is bombarded with ads. I know you want to make money, but how could you if people are clicking off your websites.

I suggest you should have a maximum of 3 ads in your sidebar. Any more seems as if you are shady and only care about ads and not your content.

What to do to fix it:  I know you want to make money from your blog, but ads are just not worth it. Unless you have a million users on your website, having an income is not even possible from ads alone. A simpler way is to sell products or services. Your product or services can be anything whatsoever. I have a couple of examples you could try out:

  • Food Blogger: A recipe book
  • Makeup Blogger: Advertise makeup services or A course for beginner makeup artists
  • Design Blogger: Web Design Services for Clients
  • Travel Blogger: An Ultimate guide about traveling
  • Fitness Blogger: An E-Book for A Healthy Life
  • Fashion Blogger: A clothing brand or work with

5 | It's Ugly


It is quite simple if your website is ugly it won’t convert. You need to have a great design appeal to grab the attention of your new visitors. Good visuals can set your work from your competitors. To achieve the well-designed website and brand you would need the following:

A good website: You can achieve a good website by either creating your own  website in Squarespace or hire a designer to create the website for you with either WordPress or Squarespace.

Good Images: Having nice stock photos can make your website look like a professional business. But you have to be careful you can’t get pull an image from google. Your photo needs to be royalty free. Here are a couple websites I use for photos for my blog:

  • Pixabay
  • Split share
  • Gratisography
  • Picjumbo
  • Unsplash

A Style Guide: Having your logo, colour palettes, and fonts all are part of your style guide. With a style guide, you can create a brand look for your website. It is best to hire a designer for this step since they understand the process and how to create a proper logo.

Good Graphics: Creating Pinterest Graphics, Instagram quotes, Header Image are important for your website. It can make or break your website. You can either create your graphics on Canva or photoshop. If you are a new blogger and don’t have the money, I suggest using canva since it is free and it is super simple drag and drop feature. Although, if you have the money and have the experience I suggest getting Adobe Cloud.

 

Well, that concludes 5 different actions which can be harming your website. Hopefully, you can fix these mistakes you have your blog. Comment below which mistake you think bloggers make the most?

Shazeen, Out!