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Planning For Your Most Productive Year Yet

Planning For Your Most Productive Year Yet

The New Year marks a clean slate. It’s prime time for planning and goal setting, and while you may plan and set goals with good intentions, you won’t be able to carry them out if you aren’t productive. So in this first Ellechat podcast episode of 2019, I’m sharing 7 of my best productivity tips to help you start this year off on the right foot and actually make progress toward your business goals.

Business Spotlight on Sai Hossain

Business Spotlight on Sai Hossain

There’s been a shift happening in the creative industry. Maybe you’ve noticed.

Less and less people are interested in courses and online workshops.

It might be because they’re overdone, or it might be because people believe they can find the information for free through blogs and other resources. But whatever the case, courses are dying down. So where does that leave us?

Software as a service (SaaS) is the new wave of passive income, and many people have already gotten on board. Including Sai Hossain, the CEO & Founder of Crowdcast.

In this week’s Ellechat episode, Sai is joining me to share how he came up with Crowdcast, how he brought this platform to life, and where his business is headed in the future.

3 Ways to Save Time and Expand Your Reach on Instagram

3 Ways to Save Time and Expand Your Reach on Instagram

Instagram is a great marketing tool for online businesses. 

Not only is it helpful for attracting and connecting with potential customers, but it allows you to promote your brand in an organic, non-salesy way. 

But Instagram can also be a huge time suck. And unlike other platforms, it’s all-too-easy to post haphazardly and be less intentional with the content you’re sharing.

So in today’s Ellechat Podcast episode, I’m sharing 3 ways that you can both save time AND expand your reach on Instagram.

Balancing Life as a New Full-Time Mom and Part-Time Business Owner

Balancing Life as a New Full-Time Mom and Part-Time Business Owner

As a new mom, I’ve received a lot of questions about how I plan to run Elle & Company while staying home with my little one. 

How has this transition been? What does my schedule look like? What am I doing for childcare?

So in today’s episode, I’m diving into the five key things I’ve learned about balancing motherhood and business since coming back from maternity leave last month. 

I still have a lot to learn, but I hope this episode will resonate with those of you who are in the same boat (and those who are planning to be a stay-at-home mompreneur in the near future)!

7 Simple Ways to Start Creating Better Business Graphics

7 Simple Ways to Start Creating Better Business Graphics

Have you ever been scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest, come across some gorgeous business graphics (hello, Rifle Paper Company!), and thought to yourself: “I could never do that. I just don’t have the design eye”?

While most people may be able to spot good design and bad design, few know exactly what makes some graphics more visually appealing than others.

And for that reason, they don’t think they have a “design eye.”

But designing eye-catching graphics isn’t a guessing game!

There’s 7 simple design fundamentals that can instantly make your work look more professional (even if you didn’t go to design school), and I’m sharing about them in this blog post! 

Regardless of your design experience, you’ll be able to take these 7 rules of thumb and implement them the next time you’re sitting in front of Illustrator or Canva, frustrated by the vision in your head not coming to life on the screen.