Best Business Books: The Ultimate Entrepreneur Book List

Best Business Books

If you’re anything like me, you’re in a constant state of learning.

And with Game of Thrones still a few weeks away and the Netflix catalogue exhausted, I have a little bit of time to fill!

Barely a day goes by that I’m not tuning into a podcast, webinar or reading up on the latest business and marketing trends from my favourite blogs and books.

I even have time blocked out time in my calendar each week specifically for “learning” activities.

Some of my greatest business learnings have been from the humble book! There is such a wealth of information out there with years of experience and knowledge at our fingertips.

So, while you’ve been a busy bee getting things done, I have compiled The Ultimate Entrepreneur Book List: 25 of the Best Business & Marketing Books to tide you over till Game of Thrones starts! Continue reading “Best Business Books: The Ultimate Entrepreneur Book List”

50 of the Best Photography Websites For Design Inspiration

50 Best Photography Websites for Design Inspiration

I LOVE photography. And I LOVE looking at the Best Photography Websites.

I am out there most weekends with my camera and I even have my own photography website, which you can check out here – www.kyliegarner.com

I love hanging out with photographers.

They are my people.

But it breaks my heart to see talented photographers struggling with their marketing, fighting for every dollar in an oversaturated market.

The harsh reality is, the best marketer wins. And yet, many photographers fail at marketing – their websites are horrendous, branding looks a dime a dozen or simply an afterthought and when you ask how many people they have in their email database, they say “what database”?

Best Photography Websites

In this blog post, I take a look at 50 simply stunning photography websites that I’ve come across over the past couple of years.

The collection showcases various styles and also photography genres from Wedding Photography to Landscape and Commercial Photography.

These guys are the best of the best.

They stand out, not just because of their awesome photography, but because they value their brand.

They understand that to stand out, you need to be better and do more than the competitors.

Don’t be “just another photographer”.

Be the best. Showcase your best work and be MAGNETIC.

John Paul Pietrus

Best Photography Websites // John-Paul Pietrus

GENERALDIKKI

Best Photography Websites // General Dikki

Tomasz Wagner

The Grovers

Best Photography Websites // Troy Grover

Sidney Morgan

Best Photography Websites // Sidney Morgan

Feather and Stone

Best Photography Websites // Feather and Stone

Emma Case Photography

Best Photography Websites // Emma Case Photography

The Weaver House

Best Photography Websites // The Weaver House

Samm Blake

Best Photography Websites // Samm Blake Weddings

Rachel Kara

Best Photography Websites // Rachel Kara

Dan O’ Day

Best Photography Websites // Dan o Day Photography

Vivian Maier

Best Photography Websites // Vivian Maier

Kalle Gustafsson

Best Photography Websites // Kalle Gustafsson

Sue Bryce

Best Photography Websites // Inbed With Sue

Jasmine Star

Best Photography Websites // Jasmine Star

Dmitry Ageev

Best Photography Websites // Dmitry Ageeve

Ben Tierney

Best Photography Websites // Bentierney

Oli Sansom

Best Photography Websites // Oli Sansom

Ed Sloane

Best Photography Websites // Ed Sloane

Alexia Sinclair

Best Photography Websites // Alexia Sinclair

Steve McCurry

Best Photography Websites // Steve McCurry

Mario Frigerio

Best Photography Websites // Mario Frigerio

Chris Niedenthal

Best Photography Websites // Chrisnie Denthal

Eric Ryan Anderson

Best Photography Websites // Eric Ryan Anderson

Lara Jade

Best Photography Websites // Lara Jade

Dave Hill

Best Photography Websites // Dave Hill Photo

Christian Oth Studio

Best Photography Websites // Christian Oth Studio

Dan Kennedy

Best Photography Websites // Daniel Kennedy

Mario Testino

Best Photography Websites // Mario Testino

Thomas Duval

Best Photography Websites // Thomas Duval

Brittany Esther Photography

Best Photography Websites // Brittany Esther

Jonas Peterson

Best Photography Websites // Jonas Peterson

Pobke Photography

Best Photography Websites // Pobke Photography

Benj Haisch

Best Photography Websites // Benj Haisch

Caroline Ghetes

Best Photography Websites // Caroline Ghetes

Cinzia Bruschini

Best Photography Websites // Cinzia Bruschini

Duwayne Photography

Best Photography Websites // Duwayne Photography

Erich McVey

Best Photography Websites // Erich McVey

A Fist Full Of Bolts

Best Photography Websites // A Fist Full Of Bolts

Jana Williams

Best Photography Websites // Jana Williams

Jean – Pierre Uys Photography

Best Photography Websites // Jean - Pierre Uys Photography

Petar Jurica

Pen Carlson

Best Photography Websites // Pen Carlson

Ozzy Garcia

Best Photography Websites // Ozzy Garcia

Oli Sansom Weddings

Best Photography Websites // Olisan Som Weddings

Nirav Patel

Best Photography Websites // Nirav Patel Photography

Feather Love

Best Photography Websites // Feather Love

Tec Petaja

Best Photography Websites // Tec Petaja

Kylie Garner

Best Photography Websites // Kylie Garner

Anne Geddes

Best Photography Websites // Anne Geddes

Budd Photography

Best Photography Websites // Budd Photography

And that rounds up our collection of 50 of the Best Photography Websites For Design Inspiration.

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28 Must See Infographics that will help improve your Blogging

Blogging Infographics

Got a blog, but just not getting the traction you’d hoped?

Whether it be for business or pleasure, blogging is an awesome way to raise your profile, build credibility or simply share your passions with the world wide interwebs.

But blogging ain’t easy!

With more than 2 million new blog posts published each day, it is crazy hard to get your blog in front of the right people. And it’s only getting harder.

So I have trawled the web for tips and tricks to help you on your blogging journey.

Here are 28 Blogging Infographics that might just teach you a thing or to about the art of Blogging and optimise your blogging strategy.

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The WordPress Lab with help you get the technology sorted so you can get back to blogging!

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30 Must See Infographics That Will Help Build a Winning Brand Strategy

30-must-see-infographics-that-will-help-build-your-brand-strategy

Following on from our previous post 35 Must See Social Media Infographics that will Help Improve Your Social Media, thought we’d share a list of our favourite infographics that will help you create a winning brand strategy.

They cover everything from storytelling and typography … because branding is not just a logo. Your “brand” is who you are. It is your identity, your image and how you want the world to see you.

And how best to articulate all the elements involved in a Brand Strategy? Through a beautiful infographic of course!

Continue reading “30 Must See Infographics That Will Help Build a Winning Brand Strategy”

35 Must See Social Media Infographics that will Help Improve Your Social Media

I love a beautiful infographic! When designed well, they illustrate complex information in a format that’s fast and easily digestible. Infographics are a great marketing tool to generate traffic and one the highest pinned images on Pinterest.

So I thought I’d put together 35 of my favourite visually engaging Social Media infographics that are not only beautiful – but they may just help improve your social media marketing at the same time! Continue reading “35 Must See Social Media Infographics that will Help Improve Your Social Media”

The Top 5 Time-Saving Social Media Tools

Regardless of how fun and valuable your social media platforms are, every minute spent on them is a minute you’re not spending on your real work. It can get addicting to sit and hit refresh all day, but what if you could have the same (or a higher) level of quality automatically?

Here are the top 5 social media tools that will finally let you lift your head from your phone without worrying about what you’re missing out on.

#1. Buffer

Buffer is a tool that allows you to schedule posts to be published at specific times in the day. If you’re going on vacation for a week, but still want to provide value to your followers, you can schedule up to 100 posts in advance. You can schedule posts in advance across Facebook (Pages, Groups, or even your personal profile), LinkedIn (individual or company profile), Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

Each post you make through Buffer includes automatic link-shortening, analytics and the option to re-Buffer the same content. If you have trouble thinking of what to add to your social media profiles, Buffer even has a easy-to-use browser extension that will allow you to share content you like with just one click.

#2. Pablo (by Buffer)

You no longer need a graphic designer on-hand to create engaging images to add on to your social media. Pablo is a free tool that lets you create clean graphics that you can tack onto your social media posts in less than a minute. It’s seriously simple.

Adding images to your social media posts can often double the amount of click throughs, likes, retweets, and comments. Now, with Pablo, you have no excuse to leave this tactic off the table.

#3. LinkedIn Connected

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Do you struggle to remember to follow-up with your professional contacts because you just don’t know what to say? The LinkedIn Connected app automatically tells you when important things like birthdays, promotions, and anniversaries happen. This makes it easy to reach out and say something genuine.

What if someone’s not already a long-time contact and you’re meeting them for the first time? No problem! LinkedIn Connected gives you information about what your contact is interested in and what you have in common. You no longer have to do hours of research crawling through their social media profiles, LinkedIn Connected will tell you the information that is most relevant to you within minutes.

4. Haiku Deck

You know that blog post, podcast, or video that was a mega hit… a year ago?

There’s a way to make it fresh, new, and valuable again — within minutes.

Haiku Deck makes it incredibly simple to make visually appealing presentations that you can automatically publish to SlideShare. Top decks on SlideShare sometimes get over 1,000,000 views, giving your content a whole new medium to shine.

5. IFTTT

IFTTT is the ultimate automation tool. People have used it in thousands of different ways, from getting an email whenever there’s a recurring task on your to-do list or automatically republishing Instagram picture to Twitter as an image instead of a link.

IFTTT is limitless, and plenty of people have posted their “recipes” publicly to give anyone an idea of just how far-reaching the uses of IFTTT are. It integrates with all the apps you can think of, and it’s adding more each and every day.

This app won’t only automate your social media, it has the potential to automate your entire life.

Using these tools, you can finally sit back and relax. You can engage and delight on social media without actually having to e there anymore. Now go out, and make it happen.