Erin Blaskie


 

I know you’re probably wondering how long it took to read over 4,000 Twitter bios. You may also be wondering why I read over 4,000 Twitter bios.

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Sales Page Design + Layout [0.36]

Posted on July 28, 2017, 4:50 p.m. by Erin Blaskie @ [source]

Recently, I worked on a sales page design and layout that I absolutely loved. Jennifer Louden, an incredible writing coach and best-selling author, and I have been working together closely for some time now so naturally, it made sense for me to design the sales page for her Writer’s Oasis.

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Storytelling + Community Building [0.07]

Posted on July 22, 2017, 10:59 p.m. by Erin Blaskie @ [source]

In this presentation, which I gave at WordCamp Ottawa on July 22, 2017, I chatted about storytelling, social media and digital marketing to help attendees understand how all three can help them build and grow a community around their work.

While the slides are more visual in nature, and feature less content than your typical PowerPoint, it should give you enough inspiration to get started.

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She asked me where I came up with those ideas as she figured some people would struggle with creating a list like that — specifically in an area that they weren’t familiar with.

I like to leverage the “Read Later” or “Save to Board” options (as seen in the screenshot below) as it lets me clip things that I know will be good for my own writing or for my client’s writing.

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The conversation in my Digital Marketing Strategy Facebook Group recently turned to marketing funnels recently so I wrote up a little framework on creating the introductory funnel that people land on when they first join my list. If you’re looking to create your first funnel for list building, I hope this framework helps.

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Building an e-mail marketing list should be one of the first things you do when building your online or digital presence.

For my list building, I use LeadPages [side note: that is an affiliate link and yes, I do get a small commission if you click through and sign up BUT please know I only recommend what I love AND I use it myself and have a paid account] for almost everything.

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Inside a $250,000 Digital Product Launch, Part Two [0.15]

Posted on March 28, 2017, 3:52 p.m. by Erin Blaskie @ [source]

This is part two of a series.

We left off, in part one of the series, chatting about list size and launch calendars.

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Inside a $250,000 Digital Product Launch, Part One [0.16]

Posted on March 23, 2017, 7:21 p.m. by Erin Blaskie @ [source]

As a digital strategist who has been in the online marketing space since 2004, and who has worked in the backend of over 300 online businesses, I’ve been intimately involved in a lot of launches.

Some launches go really, really well and others fall flat and more often than not, I can tell exactly how it will go before we even begin.

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Digital overwhelm is something that a lot of us deal with on a daily basis. The number of ways that we can be reached — e-mail, Skype, Slack, Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn messages, Basecamp, text message — feels limitless and keeping a handle on all of them can be difficult.

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3 Mistakes You’re (Still) Making on Twitter [0.11]

Posted on Jan. 6, 2017, 5:35 p.m. by Erin Blaskie @ [source]

Social media is something a lot of people struggle with — they often aren’t sure how to use it or which tools are the most useful. I spend a lot of time on Twitter, and still enjoy it immensely, but I see these three mistakes being made all too often so I thought a little social media PSA was in order.

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There are a lot of plug-ins out there that offer push-after-publish services whereby your new blog posts get sent out to every social network under the sun however, none are as simple and streamlined as the one offered by Jetpack. To do this, navigate down to Settings > Sharing and click “Connect” on the social media outlets that you want to push your new posts to.

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What’s the best and easiest way to send a professional invoice for my online business?

I have but one response: Freshbooks.

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Have you ever experienced the crushing blow of losing the files on your computer?

Although cloud storage is so easy to come by these days, there are still people out there who don’t store their files online and properly back them up.

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Managing your e-mail inbox can be a bit overwhelming at times — especially if you’ve found yourself subscribed to hundreds of e-mail subscriptions, newsletters and other lists. It can be time consuming and tedious to unsubscribe from each newsletter individually but the benefits of having fewer e-mails in your inbox are enormous.

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I sat on my couch, wrapped in a comfy blanket, holding my smartphone in one hand while my other hand rolled strands of hair nervously.

Strewn throughout the photographs were ads — brightly coloured ads, white background ads with black text and ads that only showed up as blank space until enough time had elapsed.

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If you’re anything like me, the thought of planning out an entire year may seem a bit overwhelming and this sense of dread may cause you to shy away from getting your thoughts down on paper and increasing your overall clarity for the 365 days ahead. However, not planning out what your year looks like will cause you to flounder around like a fish on a dock who has no idea how to jump back into the water.

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E-Book and Workbook Covers [0.23]

Posted on Dec. 15, 2016, 6:43 p.m. by Erin Blaskie @ [source]

Unfortunately you are trying to access content on our site that is restricted to a specific group of people (clients, members, etc). You can join for just $4.99/month and gain access to a brand new tutorial post every Tuesday.

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Seven Values to Help Guide Your Life & Work [0.23]

Posted on Dec. 15, 2016, 5:33 p.m. by Erin Blaskie @ [source]

My client, and friend, Jean-Luc Boissonneault is an incredible person to know. The book is called YOULIGION and it focuses on a pretty simple premise: find your seven most important values and let that help you guide your life to success and to freedom.

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Why I Delete Negative Social Media Comments [0.05]

Posted on Nov. 24, 2016, 4:46 p.m. by Erin Blaskie @ [source]

Disclaimer: Before you read any further: if you are a brand or business, this does not apply to you. I have much different advice for handling negative comments when you are a brand or business — this post applies only to personal profiles / social accounts.

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