beginner guide to using mockups

The Beginner’s Guide to Using Mockups

Using quality mockups on your blog or when presenting your work can add a unique style and help your visitors or clients imagine more easily what it would look like when printed or used in real life.

I created a free mockup for you and now I’ll show you how to use it.

What is a mockup?

A mockup is usually a photograph of a desk, a computer, a magazine etc. – a set scene with a given theme. It’s usually a PSD file that you can open in Photoshop (or Pixlr – the free version).

It’s editable so you can insert your own work.

If it’s a quality mockup, the person who created it has made sure that it contains a smart object – an editable layer where you can insert your text or photo.

How to edit a mockup?

Download the free mockup I created from the Kreanille Resources page. We’ll walk through the editing process step by step together.

writing a kickass blogpost

13 Things to Do When Writing a Kickass Blog Post (+ a free checklist!)

You have just started your website. You’re enthusiastic, waiting for the world or at least your target audience to find you.

Have you heard people say: “Content is king”?

Sure you have.

So now you should be writing tons of useful blog posts. Inevitably, you feel devastated.

But don’t worry, it’s not so difficult.

Follow this list and you’ll write kickass blog posts that your followers and also Google will love. (You can download the checklist at the end of this blog post.)

So what should you do after finding the topic you want to write about?

Want a Profitable Website? Don’t Miss the First Key Step

You know that to achieve your dream and the financial freedom you deserve, it’s essential to have a website or a blog to reach your potential customers.

You know it should be something that stands out from the noise. Something that’s special and appealing.

And then you feel this whole business thing is getting overwhelming.

You don’t have time to deal with all the areas building your venture involves.

I know the feeling too.

I hate to say this: take some time to think about what I write about here – you choose success if you do so (or you can choose failure if you miss it).

Sit down for a couple of hours and prepare a notebook or download the worksheet at the bottom of this post, and think over some key questions about your business and your website (as it’s going to be the HQ of your business).

The first step to start building an online empire

It’s not about technology. It’s not about the platform your website runs on (your visitors won’t be interested if it’s WordPress or Joomla or Spacesquare).

It’s not about hosting (though unreliable hosting can hinder your success).

It’s not about design (that little devil in my designer mind shouts out loud: BUT YES! BUT YES! – Okay, you’re partly right, bad design can be a reason for failure, but it’s still not the most important first step to consider).

It’s building…