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How to Create Digital Product Images with Photoshop to Skyrocket Your Sales

A step by step tutorial to create product images with Photoshop for your digital and info products that'll skyrocket your sales! - The Side Blogger #makemoneyblogging #digitalproduct #infoproduct #photoshop #photoshoptutorial #design #graphicdesign #designtips

Do you like the cha-ching sound of passive income?

Us bloggers live for it, don’t we?!

I think it’s safe to say that the idea of making money while you sleep is something we’re all sold on.

Only, passive income isn’t quite as passive as people make it sound, had to learn it the hard way. There’s always some overhead, some initial work, and often, and this is the part that I like doing the least, continued maintenance.

However, in this blog post, I’ll be talking about the part that I actually find enjoyable! Well… second most enjoyable to be specific.

I’ve written previously about creating a passive income stream from your blog by way of selling digital products. If you haven’t read it, I strongly suggest you do! One of the things I had pointed out in that post is the importance of creating beautiful product images that hook the potential customers and sliiiiiiiide them down the not-too-slippery slope that leads to hitting the “buy now” button.

And in today’s post, that’s exactly what I’ll be showing you–the way to create product images to take the curious window-shoppers on a ride all the way to purchased-customerdom.

I made up quite a few words there, but oh well, you get the picture…

How to Achieve Stunning Visual Branding as a Non-Designer

A step by step guide to visual branding for the non-designer - The Side Blogger #blogging #branding #designtips #design #bloggingtips

When you hear the term “branding”, what do you think of?

Something like what you see in the image above?

Color and font combinations? A logo?

That’s definitely an important aspect of branding — let’s call it visual branding — but what seems to be lost on a lot of newbie bloggers and freelancers with little to no design and branding experience is this: visual branding, at the end of the day, is all about knowing who your audience is. Your choice of colors and fonts will essentially stem from an understanding of your ideal audience.

How to Design Beautiful Pinterest Graphics That Drive Blog Traffic, with Canva

How to design amazing Pinterest graphics with Canva that get clicks and repins like crazy! - The Side Blogger #blogging #pinterest #bloggingtips #design #graphicdesign #canva #canvatips #canvaresources #bloggingresources #pinterestresources

A blog’s success is directly proportional to the amount of traffic it gets.

In most cases at least.

The only exception to this rule would be if you know your base REALLY well, know exactly where your target audience hangs out, and in fact, you probably know some of your audience personally and get some of these people to buy from you by way of association.

The power of networking, so to speak.

But for the rest of us lay-folk, especially the ones who couldn’t care any less for networking, our best hope is to get as much traffic as possible. As a matter of fact, ever since my traffic doubled since last month (OH YEAH!), I’ve sold twice as many affiliate products.

So yes, those who say you need to grow your traffic to sell your products and services are really on to something. …

How I Designed The Side Blogger Logo: A Step-by-Step Guide

How I designed my logo with Canva and Adobe Illustrator - a step-by-step case study | The Side Blogger #logodesign #blogger #blogging #design #designtips #adobeillustrator #canva #illustrator #logo

Back in May 2018, when I set up this blog, I was in a real hurry!

Well, there was no reason for why I felt like I had to start something right away… except that, I have a type of personality where waiting is akin to slowly, very slowly, being choked to death.

Patience has never been a virtue in my case… …

How to Design Fillable Worksheets and Checklists with Canva and PDFescape (With Videos)

How to design worksheets and checklists and workbooks in Canva that you can use as email opt-in incentive/freebie | The Side Blogger #emaillist #blog #blogger #blogging #design #canva #canvatutorial #canvatips #designtips

Why on earth would a blogger need to design worksheets and checklists, you ask?

Well, let me tell you, they’re mighty useful!

Worksheets and checklists are some of the easiest things you can create in a few hours tops and use them in your blog posts as content upgrades.

What am I talking about?