Animoto: An Easy Way to Make a Video

No Video Camera? No Problem! Yesterday, I was browsing the web looking for various topics and also reading up on how to promote businesses by using social media. One of the best ways to help promote your business is by making videos. Videos  are an important way to help new customers or fans find out more about your business.  Then as …

Confessions of a Stupid Facebook User

At one time, I thought I was pretty savvy when it came to using Facebook. My status updates where clever, I was also polite, and I rarely complained about things or was negative. But being cool on your personal page doesn’t always translate to the business side. When I took over updating statuses for my own company and then for …

Marketing 24/7

Always putting your best out to your audience is the best marketing. How have you been marketing this month?

Can Small Business Owners Find Happiness?

Here at Distillery Web Design and Marketing we understand the strains and joys of being a small business owner. We understand it because we are small business owners. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how to balance work and my personal life. There are times I feel like all I do is think about work. How am I going to write …

Educating Small Business Owners about Website Construction

Website Education: Why it’s more than just a few pictures and a click of a button As a copywriter and the marketing consultant for Distillery Web Design, I have the opportunity to work with many wonderful clients. However, there is a misconception that website construction is easy, that anyone can do it, and that it should take a few days …

3 Tips to Focus Productivity

Distraction is something that affects everyone. Staying focused, especially in the Digital Age, is incredibly difficult. One of our favorite sites here at Distillery Web Design is Lifehacker.com. They have all kinds of tips for productivity and getting things done. From health to tech tips, Lifehacker has it all. In the Ask Lifehacker section, there was something that caught my …

26 Social Media Marketing Tips for Small Business

One of the most common misconceptions of small business owners in the Lebanon, Springfield, Camdenton, and Lake areas of Missouri is thinking that social media forums are not right for their small business and, in turn, not participating on sites like Facebook.   When asked why these businesses are not participating on Facebook, frequent replies are either “well, we have one, …

10 Health Tips for Small Business Owners

All my posts have been about how to better your small business in the Springfield, Camdenton, Lebanon, and Lake area in Missouri by having a website and participating in social media. Today, I’m changing it up and am going to discuss ways to take care of yourself and how to alleviate stress. Not eliminate stress because I don’t feel that’s …

The 10 Best Tips for Small Businesses on Facebook

Your business doesn’t have a Facebook page? Gasp! Setting it up is the easy part. Getting more than your friends and family to Like your business page is tougher. Here are 10 of the best tips for maintaining your business Facebook page, engaging your current fans, and gaining more fans. Nix Corporate Speak: The great thing about Facebook is being …

10 Tips for Writing Effective Emails for Small Business

We have all seen it. The email with all caps, funky font, and skewed formatting making us wonder if an account has been hacked. Writing effectively is something everyone can do. According to various reports there are an estimated 1 billion email users. This number probably varies, but is attributed to the big three: Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail. Of course …