Posts in website improvement
Worried About the Economy? Protect Your Studio by Doing These 4 Things.

Are you worried about the economy?

How did the last recession affect your studio?

The current rumors of another economic downturn instantly bring feelings of anxiety for many of us.

Here’s the bad news: the economy will take another hit - and then recover again - because that’s what economies do. And the internet isn’t doing much to calm our fears about it, either.

Here’s the good news: the internet will make it easier for you to attract a steady stream of students through the next economic downturn.

How?

Through your studio website.

Here are 4 things you can do to get your studio ready to thrive through the next economic downturn:

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Will Your Studio Website Get Lost in 2019? These 3 Changes are Essential.

Happy New Year!

Is your website ready for 2019? Things change so fast online that it can be hard to keep up.

Today’s post contains the 3 things you must do to be sure your website is 2019-ready. These changes are absolutely essential if you want your website to continue to work well for you.

Everything on this list can be checked quickly, so let’s dive in and bring your website up to speed for the new year.

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10 Web Design Terms You Need to Know to Keep Your Website Relevant

Do you ever feel like people who talk knowledgeably about websites are speaking a different language?

Do you wish you understood more about your website and how to make sure it’s up to date?

In the next five minutes, you will learn ten web design and technology terms - and why they’re important for your website and your studio.

Here’s your web expert cheat sheet:

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Own a Large Studio? Make Your Website Simple + Powerful.

Do you own a mid-size or large studio?

Do you offer several different programs or employ other teachers?

If so, you have a lot of important information to share with parents on your website.

Bad news: a large studio website with a lot of information will easily overwhelm parents. Unsure of how to quickly find what they need, they will leave in search of a clearer, simpler option.

Good news: by putting a little time and effort into your website layout, you can make sure that everyone who visits your website knows exactly where to go - and how to get there quickly.

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A Superhero Website in 5 Steps

Do you have a studio website?

If so, picture your homepage.

How does it make you feel?

Are you proud of how it represents your studio? Is it helping you reach your goals? Does it consistently bring you new students?

Is your website your studio superhero?

Just a few years ago, your website was probably a fancy online business card. It let parents know that your studio existed in their town.

Website technology has come a long way since then. Now your website can easily be your most powerful tool for studio growth - and even has the potential to help you manage your studio.

If your website is not actively helping you reach your studio goals for the year, it’s time to invest some effort in improving it.

If that sounds a little overwhelming, don’t worry; we’re about to break it down into 5 simple, achievable steps.

Grab a cup of coffee, silence your phone, and get ready to amp up the power of your website.

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Is Your Website Standing Out?

We are here to help you make your website great.

Stand-out great.

Having a great website largely depends on the design you use. The photos, colors, and layout of your website create the first impression of your studio, so it’s important to have a strong, attractive design.

Because it’s summer and fall enrollment is right around the corner, this is the perfect time to get your website in tip-top shape.

Here are 5 easy things you can do to make your website design stand-out great.

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Spring Clean Your Website in 10 Days: Part 3

When was the last time you cleaned up your website?

Styles and trends online change quickly. Your studio website can start to look a bit dated before you know it.

The good news: you can keep your website looking fresh and up-to-date without spending a ton of time!

Here’s what you’ll need:

→ Thirty minutes (or a bit more) per day for 10 days

→ A spring cleaning checklist with easy-to-follow instructions (this blog post!)

New to this spring cleaning series? Check out part 1 and part 2 before diving into this final post.

If you’re caught up and ready to finish making your website sparkle, read on.

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Spring Clean Your Website in 10 Days: Part 2

When was the last time you cleaned up your website?

Styles and trends online change quickly. Your studio website can start to look a bit dated before you know it.

The good news: you can keep your website looking fresh and up-to-date without spending a ton of time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

→ Thirty minutes or so per day for 10 days (just 3-4 days per week)

→ A spring cleaning checklist with easy-to-follow instructions (this blog post!)

If you haven't started spring cleaning your website yet, you'll want to begin with Part 1 of this series.

Sit down, get comfortable. Turn on your favorite productivity soundtrack (this week I'm listening to the 80s pop songs that my middle school students are learning).

Ready to give your website a good spring cleaning?

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Spring Clean Your Website in 10 Days: Part 1

When was the last time you cleaned up your website?

Online styles and trends change quickly. Your studio website can start to look a bit dated before you know it.

The good news: you can keep your website looking fresh and up-to-date without spending a ton of time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

→ Thirty minutes or so per day for 10 days (just 3 or 4 days per week)

→ A spring cleaning checklist with easy-to-follow instructions (this blog post!)

Sit down, get comfortable. Turn on your favorite productivity soundtrack (Haydn symphonies are my favorite for this).

Ready to give your website a good spring cleaning?

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Quick Tip: The $1000 Contact Button

How do parents contact you?

Let’s say that a parent is on your website. They like what they see, and they’re ready to reach out.

Does it make a difference how they get in touch with you?

 

This quick tip post will show you:

→ The $1000 difference a contact button can make

→ How to use contact buttons to hear from more parents than ever before

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