Where to Put Opt-Ins When You Really Don’t Like Popups

I get it. Popups are really effective. But what do you do if you REALLY don't like them, and feel morally obligated to keep them off of your site? Here's where to put opt-ins when you HATE popups.

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You’ve probably heard that popups are super effective ways to grow your email list.

There are so many different kinds. Welcome mats take over literally the entire screen when someone gets to your site. Delayed popups appear after a given amount of time. Exit-intent popups that appear when someone gestures like they’re about to leave your page.

No matter what type of popup, there’s one thing that pretty much everyone agrees on: they’re super annoying.

Okay, so there’s one type of popup that isn’t: on-click popups, which appear after you click on a button. But more on those later.

So, what do you do when you’re morally opposed to popups, but still want to grow your email list? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of options! Here’s where to put opt-ins when you really don’t like popups.

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Intimidated by InDesign? Here are the 7 Tools to Start With

InDesign is an awesome tool! But like all software, it can be really intimidating. If you're a beginner, don't be intimidated by InDesign! Here are the 7 tools to start using first.

InDesign is an amazing tool to utilize, whether you’re a blogger, a small business owner, or a social media manager.

But, just like with any new software program, it can be really intimidating the first few hundred times you open it. That’s the downside of a program with so many amazing features: it’s hard to know which ones to start with!

So, for all of the InDesign beginners out there, don’t be intimidated by InDesign! Here are the 7 tools you should start with.

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How I Make My Blog Graphics in 15 Minutes or Less

When you're a blogger with a full-time job, your time is valuable. So, how can you blog productively? Design productively! Here's how I make my blog graphics in 15 minutes or less so I can get back to the important things in life.

When you’re a blogger who works full-time, productivity is a huge priority. (Okay, who are we kidding? Productivity is a huge priority for everyone.)

One easy way to be more productive is to speed up the amount of time it takes for you to create your blog graphics. Here’s how I create my blog graphics in 15 minutes or less, without sacrificing on quality or design.

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Typography 101: How to Pair Fonts

Choosing fonts is one of the hardest parts of design, but it doesn't have to be intimidating! Click through for a basic overview of fonts, font types, and what to look for when choosing fonts for your brand!

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One of the most intimidating aspects of design and branding is typography. There are so many fonts out there, it always seems impossible to choose!

And even after you’ve slimmed it down, how the heck are you supposed to figure out which ones look the best together without spending hours upon hours of putting random fonts together?

I promise: it’s actually not as hard as it seems! It will still be time consuming, but these tips will make it a bit easier!

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Do You REALLY Need to Hire a Designer for Your Blog?

It's really beneficial to hire a designer for your blog. But is it necessary? Let's look at all of the options before deciding if you should hire a designer. (Plus, score your FREE ebook template!) Click through for all of the details!

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Working with a designer is awesome. You get all kinds of ideas for branding and content upgrades that you never could have thought of on your own.

But the downside is the cost. It can get expensive to work with a designer.

I know this because I am one. I work with clients to build a brand and create templates for images and content upgrades. It’s a ton of fun, but the cost can add up quickly.

So, it’s time to face the facts: do you really need to hire a designer to work on your blog?

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