IQHashtag vs Flick.Tech: Which One’s Better For Creatives in 2021?

What's the difference between IQhashtags.com versus Flick.Tech?

Why do you even need it in your life, especially if you are trying to increase your SEO and when Instagram is forever changing its algorithm!

As of July 2021, Instagram is favoring saves firsts, shares second, then DMs, comments and finally likes. Yup, likes are no longer that important anymore. The biggest tip I can give you is be genuine and engage with your followers.

One thing that I like to do is track my statistics. I'm a number gal. Numbers makes me just happy.

Tracking statistics on social media can be very helpful when it comes to running your own business. You can track demographics, what gets the most interactions, and much more in order to improve your online presence. 

Why do this? What's the benefit of tracking all these numbers? Along with tracking, you have to look at the results and understand. It's worth that extra step to do this if you really want to grow your followers. By understanding all...

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The Story Behind The City-Wide Cherry Blossom in Seattle

With spring around the corner and my new paper flower tutorial being released, I’ve had cherry blossoms on my mind. 

Three years ago I created cherry blossom installations for six stores in Seattle—a huge undertaking that taught me many lessons. To help artists like you along your paper flower journey, I want to share the story behind those installations and the wisdom I gained. 

My love of this tiny five-petal blossom started when I was a small child and first saw a cherry tree bloom. I was standing under the branches when it started to softly rain white petals all around me. Pure magic. That moment stayed with me over the years, but I never had an opportunity to really share that love until I started to make paper flowers.

Back in 2018, I had no active paper flower jobs and decided to take on a big project to really explore my love of paper crafting and my love of this tiny blossom. I made hundreds of cherry blossoms. I started to make cherry blossoms in...

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Paper Talk Podcast Episode 53: How and Why Branding and Marketing Go Hand in Hand (Part 2) with Kalisa Jenne-Fraser and Missy Palacol

So your business is all set up on a fancy platform, and you’re receiving analytics about clicks and emails and on and on. What do you do with all of that? How do you change things? Should you change things? Is there some sort of secret marketing formula that you’re missing? 

Last week on our podcast, Paper Talk, we dove into the world of branding with Kalisa and Missy of Kalyx Group. We loved and learned so much from our conversation that we extended into this week’s episode. Our focus shifted from finding the heart of your business (in short, the brand) to the ins and outs of marketing your business.

To answer one of those earlier questions, Missy gave us some great insight:

“When it comes to marketing, I think that every person, brand, or business who isn’t super familiar with marketing, they assume…that there’s a secret sauce to marketing. You know? I’ve seen other influencers who have become marketing experts now, and they...

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I look forward to getting to know you better and sharing my paper flower journey with you.