10 Email Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

10 Email Marketing Mistakes To Stay Clear Of When we first started using Aweber last year, we made plenty of email marketing mistakes. Still do! 9 months on and we have been focussing on the results we have got over that time. We are still very much learning how to get the most out of…

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Google Plus Formatting Text: How do you do it?

Google Plus Formatting Text: The Secret Formula How many of you are using Google Plus and taking advantage of it’s many great features? We have had a presence on the site since it went live in June 2011, but it isn’t until recently that we have started to really look a little more closely at…

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How I Increased my Facebook Page’s Total Reach by 400%

So how did I increase my Facebook page’s reach by so much? Post Update 2015: The Facebook Timeline Graphics Pack is no longer available I bet you want to know how I did it! I recently used the Useful Graphic Design Tutorials ‘Facebook Timeline Graphics Pack‘ to: increase my Facebook Page’s daily engagement increase my…

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Twitter Backgrounds – How to Customize Yours

How to Create Your Own Twitter Backgrounds Creating  custom Twitter backgrounds wasn’t the first thing we set off to do as we started creating our online presence. Just as well actually, because it’s not that straight forward. This is the third post in a mini-series showing you the basic graphics you need when starting out…

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Help! I cannot save the blur

Where is my blur and other frequently asked questions. You would think saving the blur you have just added to an image would be straight forward wouldn’t you? I mean, you go to Save or Save as, type in the name you want to call the image and click on either .jpg or .png and…

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How Making Facebook “Posters” Grew My Page’s Reach

How  Creating Your Own Graphics Can Increase Your Facebook Influence A little while ago we welcomed a new visitor – Kathryn Yarborough of Flowing With Change to our page, and what a delight she is! Kathryn has followed our Inkscape Tutorials and has been getting some fabulous results from implementing what she has learnt. So much…

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Quick Inkscape Tutorial – How to Select and Group Objects in Inkscape

Inkscape Tutorial: Selecting Multiple Objects  Before objects can be manipulated in Inkscape, they must be first selected. There are a myriad of ways to do this, but here we want to show you the ‘Rubber-banding’ technique. No it’s nothing like rubber- necking you’ll be pleased to know, but it did sound rather fun to us…

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What one person used to create a Facebook Timeline Cover

Some Ideas how how to Use Our Facebook Timeline Graphics We recently launched a graphics pack to help people create their own Facebook Timeline Cover images. It is called Flexible Templates for Facebook Timelines and we would like to feature a friend of ours who bought the pack. Michelle helps local businesses in her area…

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Facebook Timeline Cover – How to Quickly Create a Flexible Cover

Facebook Timeline Covers – Making it Easy for You! On 30th March, Facebook decreed that all business pages would switch over to their new  Facebook Timeline Cover image format. For many business people, there was much kerfuffle when this was announced back at the start of March, mainly due to trying to understand the implications of…

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How One of Our Fans Easily Created Her Own Gift Voucher Template

How to Create a Gift Voucher Template When Natasha dropped us a note and asked us if it was possible to create a Gift Voucher Template using Inkscape, I don’t think she envisaged creating one on her own nor quite so quickly! However, that is exactly what she did. Natasha hadn’t signed up for our video tutorials,…

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