How to Create a Distinct Color Palette for Your Brand

Color is one of the most noticeable, tangible components of a brand. 

It plays a large role in how a brand is perceived, it helps with recognizability and memorability, and it has the potential to attract the right kind of customers, clients and blog readers.

But coming up with a color palette is often a challenge for many creative entrepreneurs when they’re developing their brand. They don’t know which colors to choose, how many colors they need to include, how to use the colors together, and how to make their color palette distinct from others in their industry. 

Do these struggles sound familiar? If so, I have some great news for you. 

Coming up with a distinct color palette doesn’t require any special skills. 

All you need is a basic understanding of color psychology, a little creativity, and these 4 steps!

Why Crowdcast Trumps Every Other Webinar Platform

Everyone seems to be catching on to the awesome benefits of using webinars. 

They’re engaging, personable, less scripted, and interactive. They’re a lot more entertaining than a blog post or an email, and they’ve been proven to have high conversion rates. 

It’s fairly easy to come up with ideas for webinars and find resources on how to host them. But searching for a webinar platform? That’s like searching for a needle in a haystack. 

Thankfully, I’ve found the needle. It’s called Crowdcast and it will change the way you run webinars. 

4 Strategies I’ve Used to Gain 6000+ Subscribers in 3 Months

At the beginning of this year, I finally decided to bite the bullet and put more time into building my mailing list (for all the reasons I explained in this post a couple weeks ago). 

I knew I needed to place opt-ins in prominent places. I had heard content upgrades were a great way to encourage people to subscribe to my list. But I needed an outside expert to hold me accountable and craft a game plan specifically for my business. 

So I brought on the help of business coach and list-building pro, Bryan Harris

With his help, I’ve been able to grow my list from 4,500 subscribers to over 11,000 subscribers in a little over 3 months.

Those numbers make it seem like the process was involved and complicated. But the truth is that I only made 4 simple changes, and they took less than 4 hours to implement.

I’m certain that you can make these 4 changes and see success with them, too. Here’s how.

7 Actionable Steps for Taking Your Business Full-Time

Many people don’t know this, but I made the leap to full-time entrepreneurship right after my husband, Jake, started grad school. 

He’s a full-time student and has 1 year left, and Elle & Company has been able support us for the past 2 and a half years. It’s been a wild ride and a huge blessing.

So for those of you who are fearful of quitting your day job and pursuing your creative business full-time, I understand. I’ve been there.

I also know that there’s no magic formula for taking your business full-time. But there are some practical ways to make the transition smoother.

Non-Salesy Strategies for Marketing on Instagram

You know Instagram is working for your creative business when:

  • You’ve found a way to stand out in an oversaturated industry when everyone else seems to be doing the same thing.
  • You’re attracting the right kind of followers who are not only interested your products and services, but they’re actually purchasing them.
  • Your following is consistently growing.
  • Your Instagram followers turn into clients and customers.

The good news is that you can do all of the above without being pushy or salesy. 

In fact, Instagram is a fantastic way to unobtrusively market your business on Instagram without being salesy.