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My Favorite Specialty Image Resources

These stock image and video sites are far from generic. Here’s my curated list of the best curated sites. Most are 100 percent free for personal and commercial use, but you should read the fine print each and every time to see if an artist asks for attribution, a link back or (gasp!) money. Here is a gallery of some …

Envato Elements: My new favorite stock image site

I’ve updated my list of free stock photo resources here, but if you regularly need graphic content for your small business, you have to check Envato Elements out. For about $200 a year (~$17 a month), I have access to hundreds of thousands of all kinds of content that a small business might need: Images Video footage Illustrations Presentation templates …

How to Get Noticed in Email

In our house-buying/house-selling processes, there’s lots to keep up with. D.J. and I have missed a couple of important tasks that the agents had to remind us about. This is part of a series of tools via @BethBuysAHouse . We’ve acted on the first requests most of the time and didn’t need to be reminded of anything more than once. …

Using Canva for Brochures

Continuing on the theme of #BethBuysAHouse, here’s a quick and easy way to create a brochure that looks like it was professionally designed. My favorite graphic design tool, Canva, has thousands of templates you can use with a click. Their magazine templates are wonderful for creating rich brochures. I wrote and designed our “house story” within a couple of hours …

Another reason to be mad at Facebook

People who place ads on Facebook know that they can upload a database of names to put their ads directly in front of their contacts. I was going to try it to advertise my book to my followers, but because I have mostly business emails in my newsletter database, I figured that I wouldn’t be able to hook up the …

Favorite apps and sites from The Webby Awards

Every year I adore going through the nominees and honorable mentions for The Webby Awards, which recognizes sites and apps for outstanding awesomeness. Here are a few of my favorites from this year (and last year). Warning: many are highly addicting. Graphics Type to Design (online) Write your name with Instagram pictures with Type to Design. Use a screencapture to grab …