Templates your business needs
You know I‘m all about work-life balance and if there is one thing that creates balance in your work life, it‘s templates you can just put your information into and go. Here are the templates your business needs as a creative business owner.
If you haven’t started a blog yet I can recommend Bluehost* to you to get started. It’s what I’ve been using for years for the blog you’re currently on.
This is a big one in all the templates your business needs. There are headlines that simply work better than others. It‘s a weird marketing psychology thing. You can either check which headlines have worked well for you regarding blog traffic or you can see which word variations worked well in your social media posts leading to blog posts (including pins on Pinterest). If that doesn‘t help much you should really search up „headline ideas“ or „attention grabbing headlines“ on Google or Pinterest and you‘ll find a goldmine to pick from.
Caption Templates for Social Media
Some captions just WORK. You can look through which posts on your social media have gotten the most interactions and analyze the caption. If that‘s not an option you can look at your favorite accounts in the niche you‘re in and analyze what about their caption speaks to you. The basics are usually an attention grabbing first line, pin points or realness and then a call to action in some way. There are caption specialists, no joke. So if you struggle with that there are people that literally sell caption templates. It‘s an odd world we live in.
Pinterest & Social Media Templates
You need something to make your social media cohesive. A branding guide helps with colors and general vibes of your business, but having social media posts to refer to is definitely helpful. I have 3-5 pin templates I usually use and some extra ones if I want to make more pins for a post. For Instagram I have templates for my quotes, for infographics and for my Instagram Stories. It‘s a one and done thing, just change the words and pictures and there you go with the batching. If you need some Instagram Story Templates you might wanna check out my Blogging Pack for beginners to get mine for free:
As much as I love writing, these are a lifesaver. Even when you‘re a small blogger you‘ll get all kinds of inquiries through your contact form or the email you list somewhere. Usually it‘s sponsorships that don‘t fit your blog and want to pay you in free product. You don‘t really have to answer those unless they write follow up emails. Sometimes people will ask to guest post or work for you. For that I have a template to copy and paste. Same goes with outreach and follow up emails for different occasions (sponsorships, blogging collaboration, podcasting, etc.). You‘ll figure out which things need a template with time.
Sales Funnel Copywriting Templates
Sales Funnels have so much psychology and wording in them that you kind of need to learn about it from a professional first (or analyze dozens of sales funnels of others). Copywriting is a craft that‘s harder than it sounds and having go-to copywriting strategies and the templates for them helps you a lot. Especially when it comes to email marketing. HERE is a post about different kinds of copywriting strategies by Ashlyn Writes.
Networking DM/Email Templates
If you want to connect to others in your niche, you‘ll want to have a few templates at hand for that. Networking can feel awkward and knowing what you can DM someone on Instagram or how to reach out per email can help a lot with that. You‘ll want to be friendly, but not hyper-professional, so figuring out some go-to things to say will help a lot with making new connections and friends.
You’re just starting out? Here are my recommendations.
These were all the templates your business needs. You’re just starting out with blogging or simply searching for new ways to further your business? I have a few recommendations for you:
Bluehost* – My hosting service for the last 4 years. The core of every blog is the hosting service it’s running on. Without hosting, your blog most likely ends with an ugly .blogspot.com or .wordpress.com. This is the first step towards a professional blog.
Grammarly* – This tool makes sure my grammar is right in all my social media posts. It’s also just an amazing tool if you also write in your free time, are a student or use Google Docs and dislike their autocorrection.
Tailwind* – Tired of manually pinning every day? This tool helps you get your pins in front of a bigger audience and I’ve been using it for a year now. Pinterest is an important part of driving traffic to your blog.
ConvertKit* – Want to start an email list to generate more sales or just to keep your readers updated? This is a great service to use. Remember: An email list is something you own. That’s not the case for social media followers.
Blogging Bossbabe – A course I made for all the people wanting to start a blog and make it successful. Everything you need to know in one place and affordable if you want to save some $$$. Check out what’s taught in it and you’ll be amazed at how much goes into blogging.
Blogger Starter Pack – A completely free email course that helps you with the basic beginnings of starting a professional blog. There is a right and a wrong way to start a blog. I’ll help you get clear on what you want. Sign up for it down below and get started now:
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Templates your business needs by Rabea