How to Use Asana for Project Management (by yourself or with a team!)

If you’re anything like me, your plate is full of responsibilities and your mind is packed with ideas. Digital organization tools like Asana give you a place to put all of that chaos and creativity in order.

In this blog, I’m excited to show you exactly how I use Asana to save time in my business operations. I’ll give you helpful examples that you can use, whether you’re a solopreneur or part of a larger team.

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How to Write a Great Website Homepage

Writing content for a website homepage can feel really daunting, but it’s easier when you have a checklist in hand. Allow me to pull back the curtain and share my exact process for writing content for a website homepage!

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Marketing Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs to Succeed

You can build a successful business without taking every single tip from every “marketing guru” on the internet. You can design a content marketing strategy that will work for you without forcing yourself to do things you dislike.

But IMHO, there are five marketing skills that every entrepreneur needs to master. Take a look at my latest article, and then let me know what you’d add to my list!

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Is It Worth Having a Website for a Small Business?

Do service providers really need a website? Could you just get by with a great social media presence?

In this blog, I’m going to make the case that small businesses DO need professional websites! In fact, I’ll give you 14 succinct reasons why.

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9 Ways to Use Generative AI to Improve Your Writing

This blog provides nine ways I’m using generative AI to improve my creativity and efficiency as a writer. These methods have helped me overcome writer’s block and achieve a better work/life balance since I’m able to do more work in less time!

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What’s the Difference Between Copywriting and Content Writing?

Pop Quiz: If you’re hiring someone to rewrite your website, should you choose a content writer or a copywriter? What about an ebook? Or a slogan?

There’s a gray line between “copywriting” and “content writing” that I aim to define in this blog. When you’re done reading it, I’d love to hear your opinion on how you define each role!

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How to Build a Social Media Following: A Step-by-Step Guide

Whether you love social media or you despise it, there’s no ignoring the fact that having a strong social media presence is important for modern brands.

Social media is a great place to engage with your target audience, build a loyal following, increase your brand visibility, and promote new products or services. However, building a solid group of engaged followers takes some work. Ready today’s article to learn how entrepreneurs can make the most out of social media!

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Learn How to Sell Yourself: Tips for an Effective About Page

Your “About” page is one of the most important pages on your website. This is where you can highlight your credentials, build trust with your audience, and really show the world what you have to offer. After all, people do business with people – and they want to know who is behind your organization.

However, your About page isn’t really about you…it’s about your reader! Does that sound confusing?

In this week’s blog, I share why you should curate this page in a way that connects you with your audience while also providing you with actionable tips for an effective About page.

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Meet the Emily Writes Team: Katy Compton, Writer

I’m pleased to close out this short summer blog series where you got to know each of the incredible team members at Emily Writes! In this blog, you get to meet Katy Compton, an incredible writer who writes content that is so much fun to read.

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Meet the Emily Writes Team: Melissa Finley, Writer

Welcome back to a special series where you’ll get to know each of the incredible team members at Emily Writes! This week, I’m so excited to introduce you to Melissa Finley. Melissa produces a ton of content for our clients, especially blogs and social media posts that require in-depth research.

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Meet the Emily Writes Team: Lauren Shissler, Editor and Writer

Welcome to a special series where you’ll get to know each of the incredible team members at Emily Writes! While I started out as a one-woman show, I soon discovered that I needed a team. I certainly can’t do it all, and I am incredibly grateful for each woman who contributes to our success. In this blog, I’ll introduce you to Lauren Shissler, an editor and writer on the team.

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Meet the Emily Writes Team: Amanda Russell, OBM and Writer

Welcome to a special series where you’ll get to know each of the incredible team members at Emily Writes! While I started out as a one-woman show, I soon discovered that I needed a team. I certainly can’t do it all, and I am incredibly grateful for each woman who contributes to our success. In this blog, I’ll introduce you to Amanda Russell, my OBM and part of the writing team.

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How I’m Time Blocking My Summer…with a Toddler in Tow!

In this blog, I’ll be sharing tips for successfully time blocking your summer, whether you’re raising a toddler or simply trying to achieve a more structured workday. I hope you find inspiration and motivation in seeing how I (try) to maintain a healthy balance!

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3 Tips for Being More Efficient When Running a Business from Home

Running a business from home has a lot of “pros” – but it can also be very challenging to stay focused and efficient. This blog covers tips for being efficient when running a business from home, including setting firm boundaries around work, selectively scheduling meetings, and clearly defining your role.

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99 Snappy CTAs to Drive Website Conversions

Are you struggling to drive conversions on your website? You probably need better calls to action! This blog post talks about the importance of strong, attention-grabbing CTAs. You’ll also learn why you should avoid passive CTAs like the plague! 😱

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Authentic Copy: Why it Matters & How to Write it

Are you one of the many people who get tripped up on what to write online? My biggest advice to you is simple: Just be yourself! Authentic copy is the key to increasing brand loyalty, building trust with your audience, and increasing your sales. I also provide three tips for learning how to write authentically.

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Key Elements of an Effective Landing Page

An effective landing page is a crucial tool for converting visitors into customers. Use a landing page to drive action on ONE particular offer, and save your website for housing the rest of your business information.

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Taking Care of Yourself: 10 Tips To Practice Entrepreneur Self Care

While the flexibility that comes with being an entrepreneur is a privilege, it also has big implications for your personal and professional life. As entrepreneurs, a lot of us tend to put ourselves last and the term “self-care” has become so much of a buzzword that its actual importance is often overlooked. Here are my top ten tips for how to take some time to take care of yourself so that you can show up more well-rested and creative for your clients.

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How to Streamline Your Business by Batching Your Content Writing

When I first started Emily Writes, I didn’t work ahead, I didn’t schedule content, and I certainly didn’t have a plan in place. I would wake up to a to-do list that included daily social media posts, blogs, and emails – and everything had to be written, approved, and published on the spot! 😅

Talk about pressure! Task batching became necessary to save my sanity.

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Optimizing Your Creative Energy!

Learning how to maximize your creative energy is an important entrepreneurial skill! In today’s blog, I’ll share how my daily schedule has changed since becoming a mom, and one actionable step you can take TODAY to conserve your valuable creative energy.

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New Year, New Website!

A new calendar year is the perfect time to reflect on your business and set fresh goals to accomplish in the upcoming months. One of the things you should make time to review? Your website! Here are my biggest tips on why and how often you should update your website copy.

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Why is it Important to Have an Email List?

The consensus is clear – email marketing is critical for businesses of any size! And it’s never too late to start. This blog breaks down the basics of building an email list, including my best tips for growing it.

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What’s Working on LinkedIn Right Now?

It’s no secret that LinkedIn is my favorite social media platform. It’s made a huge difference in the success of my business and my clients’ businesses. But, like any other platform, there are some tactics that work and some that don’t. Let’s talk about four tactics that I’ve found to be successful right now.

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How to Brainstorm New Social Media Post Ideas for Your Small Business

Are you drawing a blank when it comes to social media ideas for your small business? Let me help you out! Here are five steps for brainstorming fresh ideas.

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5 Ways to Work with Your Blog Ghostwriter

Just because you CAN do something in your business doesn’t mean you should. This applies to written content for your business, too! So let’s talk about five practical ways that you can effectively work with a blog ghostwriter.

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Managing Stress While Running a Business

Running a business has a ton of perks … but it can also be very stressful! Throw in an infant’s nap schedule and I was dangerously close to finding myself spinning my wheels instead of busting through my task list.

Luckily, I was an entrepreneur for a few years before becoming a mom so I was prepared with some tips that have helped to keep my stress levels down and my work productivity up.

If you are finding yourself feeling stressed out and overwhelmed, read my latest blog for tips and tricks that I personally use to keep myself calm and collected.

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Five Steps to Building an Organic Network on LinkedIn

Are you ready to get started building a network on LinkedIn but don’t know where to start? Or maybe LinkedIn seems intimidating? Never fear, Emily Writes is here with 5 simple steps to create a profile you’ll be proud of and make connections that last!

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The Best Places to Learn About Entrepreneurship

If you’re looking to start your own business, you’re in luck! There are thousands of amazing people and organizations, ready…

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How I Use Asana to Manage My Business

Integrating a project management program into your business can be a real game-changer. Once I started using Asana to manage myself – and later, my team – I really began to feel like an owner and not just a freelancer!

Read this blog to see how I use Asana to manage my business.

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How I Went From a One-Woman Show to a Full-Blown Business

“Working alone” and “working for myself” are two very different ideas. In today’s blog, I cover the four strategies I’ve implemented to turn my one-woman show into a full-blown business!

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How To Make Real Connections On Social Media

Social media can truly be a beautiful thing in our disconnected, jaded world. It helps us facilitate connections and relationships that otherwise wouldn’t be possible! Learn more about making real connections through social media in this week’s blog.

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Instagram Marketing 101: How to Promote Your Small Business

With over 1 billion users, Instagram is an excellent platform to use to promote your business and grow your following. But it can be very overwhelming! Let’s break down all of the features of Instagram and how you can use it for your business!

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Why Content Marketing Matters: 5 Reasons to Use Content in Your Marketing Strategy

Here at Emily Writes, my team and I produce a lot of content for our clients. So, we may be a bit biased when it comes to answering the question of why content marketing matters… But the truth is in the data – and the numbers don’t lie! Here are 5 BIG reasons why you should use content in your marketing strategy.

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How Social Media Has Changed How We Do Business

From the early days of Twitter and Facebook to the countless platforms out there today, it’s no question that social…

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How I Created My 2022 Content Calendar

I created my 2022 content marketing calendar in about an hour. Here’s my step-by-step process.

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How To Work With The 24/7 Web World… And Still Have A Life

This week, I turned my blog over to another one of the talented writers on my team, Melissa Treacy. Working in the virtual space definitely has its upsides. But it can be hard to balance your work life with your home life when the Internet (and your work!) is there all of the time. Keep reading for some tips from Melissa on how to keep your sanity … and your boundaries!

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Building ON Social Media vs. Building WITH Social Media

This week, I turned my blog over to one of the talented writers on my team! Amanda is here to share why you should build WITH social media, not just ON it.

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Morning Person vs. Night Owl: Work-From-Home Tips for Maximizing Your Energy Levels and Workload

When you hear the words “work from home” are you filled with dread or jumping with joy?

I definitely fall into the “love it” boat… but not everyone feels the same! Whether you’re working from home out of choice or necessity, I encourage you to check out my tips for making the most of WFH life.

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How to Write a Thought Leadership Article for LinkedIn

Think of your favorite “thought leaders” in your industry. These are the people who are your go-to sources for all of the latest information and trends.

Wouldn’t it be great if YOU could become one of those go-to people? An industry thought leader?

In my blog this week, I break down how to write a LinkedIn article and why this is an excellent way to build your authority and start branding yourself as a true thought leader!

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100 Call to Action Ideas for Social Media Posts

When I write marketing materials, I’m always searching for the perfect call to action. So I’ve compiled 100 of my favorite CTAs to help other marketers out there! Save this article for the next time you need writing inspiration…

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9 Post Ideas for Your Instagram Feed

Instagram recently announced huge changes coming to its platform. How does this affect you and your business’s content marketing plan? What can you do to adapt your plan to Instagram’s newest changes?

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Getting the Most Out of Your New Writer

Have you recently hired a contracted content writer? Congrats on that great decision!!

I’m here to tell you that a successful, long-term relationship is possible. Here are my four best tips for getting the most out of your new writer.

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5 Productivity Tips for Content Writers and Social Media Managers

As a creative person, it can sometimes be difficult to “force” creativity when I’m not feelin’ it… but still have to deliver.

So over the years, I’ve come up with some tips and tricks that help me stay productive. Here are my top five productivity tips!

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Five Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

Staring at a blank page can be the worst feeling in the world. I’m not immune to this phenomenon. At least once a week, I start working on a project and find myself stuck. Overcoming writer’s block isn’t as simple as waving a magic wand, but here are some techniques I have found to be pretty darn effective.

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How to Choose the RIGHT Social Media Platforms for Your Business

As a business owner, you know you need to be on social media. But which platform should you choose to focus on? This blog breaks it down for you to help you choose the right one for your needs!

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How to Utilize Relationships to Grow Your Small Business

Building strong relationships as a business owner fosters growth, brand loyalty, and trust. In this post, I’m sharing my best tips to build and utilize relationships to scale your small business!

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How to Network as an Introvert

As a small business owner, you are the face of your brand. But for many of us who self-identify as “introverts,” this can be uncomfortable or downright scary!

I’ve just written about a couple of ways you can embrace networking as an introvert. How do you break out of your shell? Tell me in the comments below – don’t be shy! ?

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How to Optimize Your Social Media Bio

The bio on your social media profile is like your personal elevator pitch. Spending the time to craft a well-written and punchy social media bio is well worth the effort. This blog is meant to be your step-by-step playbook for writing a solid bio for each of your social media profiles, for both personal and professional brands. 

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How To Leverage LinkedIn for Your Small Business

Three things happened in the summer of 2005: “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani was topping the music charts. My friends…

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What You Can Expect from Emily Writes in 2021

When I worked in the corporate world, someone gave me this small piece of leadership advice that has really stuck…

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