Freelancing Fall Goals

Planning Your Fall Goals for Your Brand

Today I’m participating in the B Bar’s, September Link-Up on Fall Goals! If you follow my #SmarterSaturday newsletter or read my monthly business reports, you know about my larger business goals. Today I thought I’d share with you what is on my agenda/to-do list for this fall! I’ve got a few exciting things planned!

Blog Newsletter Guide

The Blog Newsletter Guide is coming out the first week of October (I had to push it back a week). The guide will show you how to do everything from starting to setting up your email list. It includes tutorials on how to create different opt-in forms within your site and a step-by-step guide on creating automated emails for your brand! It’s chock full of resources. When I wrote it, my goal was to include everything a person might need to setup their email system the same way I do for my clients and myself.

WordPress Simplified

After I launch the Blog Newsletter Guide, I plan to release WordPress Simplified. I’ve received several requests from people on how they can become a better WordPress user for their blog or website, and this e-book goes over everything you need to get the most out of your WordPress site!

Releasing New Projects

Over the course of the summer, I’ve been working on quite a few big projects that I’m so excited to share. Creating the branding identity and websites for these clients have been a lot of fun to work on, and I’m so excited to share these public identities!

Blog Shop

Last week, I shared with you the updates I’ve made to the Premade Blog Shop! I’m very excited about all of the themes, and the potential they have to help bloggers and creative entrepreneurs showcase their brands! I want to show how the premade blog themes can easily be used as websites for creative entrepreneurs, and I’m very excited to share the demo project with you! Remember, everything in the blog shop is 15% until September 30th – use code BACK2FALL at Checkout!

For the #SmarterSaturday newsletter this week, I’m sharing what my biggest struggle is in accomplishing my goals. It’s something that I didn’t expect to struggle with when I started freelancing, and it has been a chronic issue for me since I’ve started!

I’m so excited to check out what these other bloggers have for their Fall goals! Check it out here:

Annie Reeves | 26 and Not Counting | Alyssa J Freitas | Carly Blogs | Feathers and Stripes | Carrie Loves | White Oak Creative | PRBlonde | Sequins & Strawberries | Pieced Together | PreppyPanache | Knowing Kelly | Something Good | Life By Bri | My Beauty Cloud | La Vie Petite | Wealthy in Health | White Cabana | Mrs. on the Move | Boys and Bombshells | She’s All Smiles | Life Modifier | Everyday Cuvée | A Little Leopard | Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough | L is for Lucy | Cori’s Corner | Beauty and the Pitch | Dreams and Colour Schemes | Viciloves | Lights Camera Catwalk | Pattern Me Pretty | A Few of My Favorite Things | Chic Glamorous and Splendid| StyledbyKesha | Suzy Speaks | Luv in the Bubble | The Minimalist

  • Meet Lindsay Humes

    Hi! I’m the designer and owner behind White Oak Creative. I partner with creative entrepreneurs, lifestyle publishers and content creators to design the best brand identity to grow their audience and brand. My blog is full of resources on Branding, WordPress, SEO, and more!

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    • Oh wow, Lindsay, it sounds like you’ve got some great things coming up so best of luck with it all! I’ve had a few projects in mind that I’ve pushed to the side but maybe I should get back on it 😉

      • Thanks, Holly! I’ve definitely put a lot on my plate, but each of those things have been several months in the making! You should definitely get back on it!

    • Phew – you’ve been busy! So much excitement on the go this fall. Congrats!

    • I am so excited for the blog newsletter guide to come out! I have already learned so much and can’t wait to implement all your tactics on my site. Keep the awesome content coming!

    • ahhh you have some GREAT things in the works and I can’t wait to get my hands on some of them. xx!

    • Aren’t you planning any rest? 😀 Nice, time-consuming goals :)))

      • Yes! I’m actually taking the first week of October not to work on any client projects! It will be interesting to see how it works out!

    • You’re doing so many big things, friend! I can’t wait to see the projects you’ve been working on 🙂

    • Oh I love all the resources you have! Definitely going to have a dig and see what I can use.

      Also love the design of your site and the fonts you use. Glad I found you through linkup!

      xx,
      Marisa

    • It sounds like you’re busy! I look forward to seeing some of your work for your blog shop.

    • Kat

      Sounds like you’ve got a busy and exciting fall season plan. Wishing you luck with accomplishing everything. Can’t wait to hear more about it!

      xoxo
      Kat

    • Your e-courses sound so great. I love the newsletter one! Kudos to you for making all of that happen! 🙂

    • Wow, your Blog Newsletter Guide and WordPress Simplified look amazing! Good luck on all your new projects! 🙂

    • Love that you’re finding ways to capitalize on your blogging experience by giving other people guides/tips and tricks!

      • Thanks for commenting Natalie! It’s more trying to make some of my client work more affordable for others – or giving DIY options.

    • Kelly

      This is awesome – so many great resources for bloggers, and great goals to achieve! I wish I had a bit more time to devote to blogging – I’d love to start up a newsletter!

      • Thanks for commenting, Kelly! A lot of people express the same sentiments as you do. You definitely should start one when you have a clear idea of what you want to do, but you can always setup your RSS feed through mailchimp in the beginning.

    • You certainly have been busy! Sounds like you have a lot of exciting things in the works. I’m looking forward to your blog newsletter guide. 🙂

      • Yes, I have! But I love it! Thanks for commenting, Brittany! Can’t wait to get your feedback on the Blog Newsletter Guide!

    • I already followed you on Instagram, but am so happy to have found your blog through the linkup – it is an absolutely fantastic resource! Love that this linkup is helping me to connect with other Chicago creatives through, too. I cannot wait to take a deep dive through your tips + tricks – I need all the theme and techy help I can get. 🙂

      • Isn’t the B-Bar Linkup great? I love reading everyone’s responses, and it is a great way to find new blogs to read (like yours!) Thanks for commenting, Abigail!

    • Really glad to have found your blog through the linkup! I always love learning new tips and tricks. (Also, I’m slightly addicted to changing up my blog theme.) Can’t wait to see you accomplish all of your goals!

      • Thanks for your kind words, Suzy! I use to be addicted to changing up my blog theme, then I started doing the audit, and determined that I would do it once but well!

    • Wow it looks like you’ve got a busy fall coming up too! So many exciting projects here! Your themes are beautiful, makes me wish I used wordpress!

      • Thanks Sophie! It is funny that you say that because I have a post coming up this week on why you should work with WordPress, and then one next week on how to transfer from Squarespace to WP!