Best Practice Tips for Successfully Working Remotely: An Interview

Working remotely has amazing benefits but the struggle is real to stay on task and work an eight hour day. In an office you eliminate the distractions of homelife and replace it with the accountability of a manager to stay focused. More and more people are choosing to telecommute, so you may be wondering if this transition is the right option for you. To better understand what it takes to successfully work remotely, I interviewed Christina Morales, one of the freelance writers with whom I work closely with at B2B ratings and reviews company, Clutch. She has been a virtual employee for many companies over eight years and has practical tips for efficiently managing her workload from home. What caused you to start working from home as a freelance writer? When my first daughter, Lanie, was born, we needed to increase our income. I didn’t want to put her in daycare so I started exploring my options for work-from-home jobs. I posted my resume on a jobsite and was hired by a local college to write for their blog. I started out making $15 per blog and was thrilled to be bringing home $300 each month while not leaving the… Read More»

Understanding Google Penalties: What to Know for SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) has become an essential part of online marketing, even for small businesses. “We all plug into our mobile phones, tablets, and computers to keep up with the ever-changing world in which we live. For this reason, an online presence in the form of a website is vital,” notes Taylor Litle, marketer for Big Rentz, adding, “Whether in-house or outsourced, it should be in your business plan to hire one or two individual(s) to create, maintain, and monitor your website in order to stay up to date with changing software and technology.” SEO is a big part of that, and it’s easy to integrate SEO practices into your content creation efforts when you know how. Using SEO helps you get the most out of your content. It can mean the difference between your website buried deep in the search engine results pages (SERPs) behind your competitors, and sitting at the top of the first page. However, like many other marketing tactics, SEO is capable of being abused. If you fail to follow the rules of SEO, it can result in penalties, which move you further back into the SERPs and away from your customers. However, don’t let… Read More»

Alternate Movie Poster Concepts by Karl Fitzgerald

Alternate Movie Poster Concepts by Karl Fitzgerald AoiroStudio Jan 09, 2018 Who doesn’t love movie posters! It’s generally rare to stumble across a movie poster that you would appreciate the overall design enough. They are usually too corny with flame radiant effects coming from everywhere and big bold fonts. You know what I mean, see this link. On the other hand, we are taking a look at the alternate movie poster concepts by Karl Fitzgerald. He is a freelance illustrator based in London, UK. Taking a closer of his work, you will find a beautiful mixture of indeed textures and I love the fact that you don’t necessarily see the faces from the actors or actresses playing in the movie. It just keeps a cool mystery vibe, what do you think? More Links Learn more about Karl Fitzgerald at karlfitzgeraldart.com Like Karl’s page on Facebook Check out Karl Fitzgerald’s Shop Alternate Movie Poster Concepts   movie posters illustration Karl Fitzgerald

How to Build Customer Relations through Your Business Facebook Page

Facebook has conquered the social media universe in the last decade. With more than 2 billion active users, this network covered almost one-third of an entire global population. That is exactly why entrepreneurs are now trying to utilize Facebook pages as the means to strengthen customer relations. Today, businesses have the opportunity to interact directly with potential customers and create customized offers for each one of their followers. They can reach more people through Facebook pages than using email, websites, or any other social network. At the same time, more than 30% of Facebook users engage with brands regularly, much more than anywhere else in the digital world. Bearing all this in mind, you need to learn how to build customer relations through your business Facebook page. In this article, we will show you how to do it. Create Appealing Status Updates You can hardly expect the followers to take part in online interactions with your brand if you don’t provide them with appealing content regularly. It needs to be something that they can relate to easily. But in order to understand their needs, you have to analyze an average user persona. Think about their age, gender, location, and values.… Read More»

Understanding Google Penalties: What to Know for SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) has become an essential part of online marketing, even for small businesses. “We all plug into our mobile phones, tablets, and computers to keep up with the ever-changing world in which we live. For this reason, an online presence in the form of a website is vital,” notes Taylor Litle, marketer for Big Rentz, adding, “Whether in-house or outsourced, it should be in your business plan to hire one or two individual(s) to create, maintain, and monitor your website in order to stay up to date with changing software and technology.” SEO is a big part of that, and it’s easy to integrate SEO practices into your content creation efforts when you know how. Using SEO helps you get the most out of your content. It can mean the difference between your website buried deep in the search engine results pages (SERPs) behind your competitors, and sitting at the top of the first page. However, like many other marketing tactics, SEO is capable of being abused. If you fail to follow the rules of SEO, it can result in penalties, which move you further back into the SERPs and away from your customers. However, don’t let… Read More»

Packaging Design: Chaos Fashion by Socio Design

Packaging Design: Chaos Fashion by Socio Design AoiroStudio Dec 29, 2017 With this time of year when we are taking down the stores and hunting for the best deals. We are exposed to a wide range of product packagings, what might catch your attention or by the looks, this product must have good reviews. One of fave this year is the tech accessories; they are so many out there. From practical to some purely for the style, we are featuring the work of Socio Design and their packaging design for Chaos Fashion. A combination of stylish tech with a flared visual approach. This might well be my last packaging post of 2017, hope you will enjoy! Socio Design is a studio located in London, UK. They specialized in graphic design, branding and web design for multinational to startup brands. Check out their Behance for more projects related with branding. Packaging, Photography, Branding, Fashion, Tech, Instore, Accessories, Phone, Mobile, More Links Learn more about Socio Design at sociodesign.co.uk Follow Socio Design’s work on Behance Packaging Design packaging packaging design graphic design

Clever Animal Illustrations made of circles, triangles and squares

Clever Animal Illustrations made of circles, triangles and squares AoiroStudio Dec 29, 2017 We are featuring this fun illustration project by Nikola Radojčić and Nenad Radojčić from Braća Burazeri. As you may have noticed, it’s a series of illustrations of animals made of circles, triangles, and squares. The results are just fantastic and quite clever. It’s such a good creative challenge to limit ourselves to create under some circumstances like shapes. Braća Burazeri did an incredible to embrace the challenge and also shared a bit of the process along the way. With the commencement of a new year real soon, this might be a great opportunity to set up some goals. What will be on your list? Grid, circles, triangles and squares 🙂 More Links Learn more about Braća Burazeri at bracaburazeri.com Follow Braća Burazeri’s work on Behance Illustration illustration illustrations digital art

Voguish Portrait Illustrations by Janice Sung

Voguish Portrait Illustrations by Janice Sung AoiroStudio Jan 02, 2018 First of all, Happy New Year everyone! We hope that everyone enjoyed a beautiful time off with their families, siblings, and friends. We are back and moving forward in 2018! Let’s kick it off with the stunning work of Toronto-based illustrator named Janice Sung, she is an independent illustrator and her craft is all around portraits. You might have recognized some famous celebrities or movie characters like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Mathilda and more. If you wanna learn more about her techniques and tutorials, check out her Patreon. Mostly inspired by my love for fashion, people, and nature. I love creating worlds and characters that elevate story and beauty. More Links Learn more about Janice Sung at janicesung.com Follow Janice’s work on Behance Follow Janice on Instagram Portrait Illustrations illustration illustrations digital art character design

Web Design & UI/UX: Mindshapes™ Concept

Web Design & UI/UX: Mindshapes™ Concept AoiroStudio Nov 13, 2017 It’s an interesting concept that involves web design & UI/UX by Szymon Łucarz for Mindshapes™. It’s an exploration of your mind through our era of technology. The web design is an immerse experience of subtle interactions to explore shall we say the different state of your mind. It’s quite an astonishing design, I wish there was a live app to try. One thing though, we gotta give Szymon for his presentation skills, it’s quite lovely! What do you think? There isn’t much information about Szymon Łucarz but you still should follow him on Behance. More Links Learn more about Szymon Łucarz via Behance web design UI/UX interaction design

Wallpaper of the Week: Notchless. Hide the notch on your iPhone X

Wallpaper of the Week: Notchless. Hide the notch on your iPhone X AoiroStudio Nov 12, 2017 It’s been a little while since our last WPW; following up our comeback with the Wallpaper of the Week series, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than 350+ wallpapers available to download for your different screen resolutions. Things have changed ever since so we decided to change the formula, each week we’ll try our best to publish one of our own pictures as a challenge. Let us know of your thoughts or suggestions so we can adjust for future endeavors. For this week’s wallpaper, we are sharing this collection from notchless.space, by the name of the site, I think it’s pretty clear that its purpose is to hide the mighty notch on your iPhone X. Whenever you like it or not, now there’s an option to hide it with a thoughtfully curated feed! All images were thoughtfully curated from Unsplash to match the device’s minimal aesthetic. We put careful consideration into the status bar height and corner radius to create an unobtrusive and optimized composition. More Links Learn more about notchless.space wallpaper of the week wallpapers wallpaper iphone x iphone