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Don’t neglect your header tags!

Are you using headers and heading tags for their aesthetic purposes? You’re not alone! But you could be missing out on some series SEO value.

Learn the purpose of heading tags and how to finally use them the right way to help you grow your audience and show up in the search engine results of your ideal customer.

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Just for fun

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Books I’m reading

This year I’m keeping track of the books I’m reading. Get to know me a little more through my book choices or browse for a new book to read! Let me know what books you loved and/or resonated with you! I’d love to start a book chat!

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SEO, Small Business, Website

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10 ‘non-SEO’ ways to get high-quality traffic to your website

Tired of chasing keywords? There’s a better way to get the right eyes on your sustainable brand. Uncover 10 proven strategies to attract high-quality traffic that’s ready to engage, convert, and champion your cause. It’s time to break free and watch your website blossom!

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SEO, Small Business

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Why SEO is essential for your small business

By now you probably know SEO is important but you might be wondering HOW important. In this blog I cut through the confusion, industry lingo and scare tactics and talk about WHY SEO is essential for your success. It’s possible for SEO to be on your terms and at your pace.

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Copywriting, SEO, Small Business, Website

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9 tips for a killer website homepage for your small business

No websites were harmed in making this post. Feeling overwhelmed by your website homepage? I’ve got you! Your website homepage is your first impression. This blog covers 9 steps to help you grab visitors’ attention, guide them through your site, and keep them coming back for more (as loyal customers).

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Copywriting, Just for fun

Will AI Replace Copywriters? No, But Explore 11 Pros and Cons To Using AI for Copywriting

Will AI replace copywriters? No but let’s talk 11 pros and cons

AI is here to stay. Just as we’ve seen with every new piece of technology it’s coming for jobs but when it comes to writing there are a few things AI lacks. We’ve all heard the stories of someone using Chat GPT to get a first page ranking blog, to write product descriptions, and everything else under the sun but it’s important to remember that what you put in is what you get out. So from my own experience using AI, following other professionals, and my knowledge of the industry here are 11 pros and cons to generative AI in copywriting.

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SEO, Small Business, Website

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6 SEO small business tips to DIY your SEO

Part 2 of my 10 minute SEO tips for small businesses series! Before we go further let me be honest – this post takes 10 minutes to read, not 10 minutes to complete. IDK what I was thinking but I promise to update it soon. For now, give it a read, see what you need to do, and tackle each step one by one. You got this!

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Just for fun, Small Business

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Support small businesses by ditching Amazon

A friend moved out of Chicago during the pandemic. They come back from time to time and always comment how sad it is to see an empty storefront or a business that is no longer. Which it is but the first things they blame are taxes, crime, and/or the pandemic instead of the decrease in shopping local and the increase in online convenience shopping. I also know for a fact this person loves the convenience of 2 day shipping or not having to “shop around” for what they need. Working with small businesses and this convo made me dig a little deeper into the Amazon of it all and inspired me to always start local.

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blogs, SEO

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7 ways blogs can help your small business’s SEO

Running a small business can sometimes feel like walking through a dark hallway. There are some many things to focus on, so many other businesses who are doing better (and it’s worth saying many who are doing worse) – struggling to connect with your audience and find your path is a common feeling. But the answer might be closer than you thing – it’s in the power of your own blog. Read with me through 7 ways a blog can help propel your business forward and put you in front of the right type of people.

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Copywriting, SEO, Small Business, Website

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What does content marketing do for your small biz?

You’ve heard it said a million times “content is king” but what does that even mean and is it feasible for your small business? In this post I’m unpacking why content is king, what content marketing actually is, and how your small business can tackle it and make it a valuable asset. It’s a long one!

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Just for fun, Sustainable

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How to be (more) sustainable living in a dirty city 

Find one thing that’s important to you when it comes to sustainable living and focus on doing that – not perfectly – but most of the time. Maybe it’s water consumption, composting your food scraps, using your car less… No matter where you live there is always room to pick one habit and change it. Here are a few things I do (imperfectly).

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Just for fun, Sustainable

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The benefits of composting & why greenhouse gases aren’t the bad guys

The power of compost: turning kitchen garbage into soil savers, water filters, and new life. As a midwesterner I had never heard of compost until well into my 20’s. As a sustainability champion (ok, that’s dramatic) however, I’m all about it and have even found a way to compost whilst living in Chicago! I wrote this blog as I was learning all about the amazing things about composting and greenhouse gases. Take a look (… it’s in a book)…

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Copywriting, Email marketing

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Is a welcome email sequence worth it?

Your email list is – or could be – a “goldmine” of potential customers, brand advocates, and loyal fans. But if you’re sending generic newsletters, sending inconsistent emails, skipping a welcome sequence, or worse – not utilizing that list at all – you’re doing yourself and your customers a disservice. An email subscriber is someone who has explicitly given you permission to email them! And a welcome sequence begins it all.

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Copywriting, Small Business

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6 reasons you can’t live without a sustainability copywriter

Sustainable copywriting is more than “reduce, reuse, recycle.” In our eco-conscious/ eco-skeptic society, effective communication is key to making an impact. Thats where a sustainable copywriter comes in. Put your sustainable business in the right (green) hands.

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Copywriting

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What does a sustainability copywriter actually do? 

Let’s get right to it – how does a sustainability copywriter differ from any other? TBH – it’s not that different. We offer the same services… there’s just a little extra. Extra passion, extra understanding, extra commitment to the cause. Any copywriter can write about sustainability but their bias and belief (or lack therof) in climate change shows through the writing. Work with someone who shares your beliefs, your voice, your concerns, and everything you’re working towards.

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Copywriting, Small Business

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Need help writing copy? 5 things to expect working with me

There are generally two schools of thought when it comes to copy: personal & emotional OR get some words on the page so I can move on. Either way there might come a day when you decide to outsource (or someone decides for you) – and then, where to begin? In this post I cover a few tips for working with a freelancer (small business owner) and specifically what to expect working with me. TTYS

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Just for fun

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Advice to my 22-year-old self

It’s easy to get lost in the grind and hustle of always moving forward, always planning ahead. But it’s equally as important to take a moment to reflect on everything you’ve achieved, how you’ve grown and changed, and how different things are from where you originally thought you’d be. I’m doing all of that with this quickie personal post.

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SEO, Small Business

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3 tips to help small businesses do the SEO stuff: 10 minutes and free tools

You know you need to do SEO but where do you start? With the (always free) tools that are going to help you (or your SEO professional) see WTF is actually going on and help grow your online presence – whenever you’re ready. If you’re overwhelmed (I get it), take it slow and do one thing a day: Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google Business Profile

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Copywriting, Website

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Does your website really need to have an “About Us” page?

Writing about ourselves is kind of the worst. Put your best foot forward but don’t be braggadocious; show your expertise but don’t be a know-it-all. So then, the About Us page gets left for ‘later’, gets the bare bones treatment, or is forgotten about forever. If that sounds familiar, I wrote this for you.

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Just for fun, Sustainable

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5 easy swaps to be more eco-friendly

Switching to a bamboo toothbrush isn’t going to save the planet. I’m with you that the responsibility for making sustainable products (and cleaning up the existing mess) should be on the manufacturers. But they’re after a bottom line – and mother Earth isn’t on it. It’s up to us to not just BUY sustainably, but to support sustainable businesses and create a society passionate about a healthier future.

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Copywriting, Small Business

11 freelance copywriting services to stop doing today and outsorce

11 freelance copywriting services to stop doing today and outsource

So like, what does a copywriter even do? Whether you know you need one or you’re still trying to figure out if you need one, I break it down for you here. Note – I don’t offer all of these services but maybe you’ll find out something you didn’t know!