How To Make An Online Portfolio In 5 Easy Steps

5 Steps to create your online portfolio

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Own Online Portfolio As a photographer, artist or designer, you want your work to get noticed. One way to showcase your skills is to create an online portfolio. Sounds simple enough, but where do you start? And what should you do next? Whether you are a trying to sell your work or your services, you need people to see your portfolio. Without this, you’re finished before you even get started. You could pay someone to do this for you. But this means parting with a significant portion of your profit. The other (often better) … Read more…

Using a Video Gallery Plugin: Benefits of Video, Tips and What To Avoid

Tips for using a video gallery plugin

Whether you’re introducing your company, explaining a product or hoping to convert readers into buyers, video can be a helpful tool. In fact, there are plenty of benefits when it comes to using video, but you need to use the right tools. One way to get the job done is to use a WordPress video gallery plugin. We’ll take a closer look at why a video gallery plugin is the right tool in just a minute. Importantly, we’ll also look at the do’s and don’ts of using video – we highly recommend that you read these tips. But before we … Read more…

7 Booking Plugins for Photographers in 2020

7 Booking Plugins for Photographers in 2020

Using a scheduling or booking plugin on your WordPress site can make for a more efficient photography business. Automating your bookings, allowing visitors to view your calendar or allowing customers to make online payments are all efficient ways to reduce your workload while improving user experience. To help you find the best solution for you, we’ve rounded up seven WordPress plugins that can optimize your booking and scheduling process. BirchPress BirchPress is a feature-rich calendar and booking plugin. It allows your users to easily check your calendar and make a booking. The booking form is customizable, so you only need … Read more…

How One SEO Mistake Cost Us 10% Of Our Revenue

We’ve been on a mission. And anyone who’s visited FooPlugins more than once in the last few months will probably have noticed the changes. We’ve been revising, editing and trying out new things to make sure our site is user-friendly. But we made a mistake one month, in all of our experimenting. And it cost us big time. Here’s a quick snapshot of our sales over the last few months. You can clearly see when we made a mistake! While we did find the mistake, and fixed it, we learnt a valuable lesson. And we wanted to share our experience … Read more…

The Best WordPress Media Library Management Plugins

The Best WordPress Media Library Management Plugins

Textual content is no longer enough to entice users. While this may seem like a recent trend, the importance of rich media was analyzed in as early as 2011. Websites need to have a mix of texts, images, videos, and other types of evolved rich media like GIFs and vines. Only then can they attract readers and give them what they need.  But this need to publish richer and creative content comes with the responsibility of handling them. You need to be able to access and manage these media files from your website backend. However, the native WordPress media library … Read more…

10 Tips for Website Image Optimization

10 Tips for Website Image Optimization

According to a recent study, people remember only 10% of the content they hear but 65% of the images they see. Images are a key feature of any modern website as visuals increase the visitor’s desire to read the content by 80%. On the one hand, we need high-quality images to attract visitors to our website. On the other hand, high-quality images tend to be large and slow-loading, which discourages visitors. This, in turn, affects page rank.  Organizations are implementing image optimization techniques to make their websites more attractive, load faster and rank higher. This article provides an overview of … Read more…

How to Optimize Instagram to Drive Traffic to Your Website

How to Optimize Instagram to Drive Traffic to Your Website

When it comes to photography and getting your images and photos to reach new viewers, Instagram as a platform is the obvious choice. This social medium relies heavily on visuals to allow people to connect with one another, and to date, sees an average of 500 million users each day. Now imagine having just a handful of those users stumble upon your posts and click through your profile; this could mean thousands in potential traffic spilling over to your website. This alone makes Instagram a smart choice for photographers looking to reach new audiences and drive traffic to their site. … Read more…

Visual Content Marketing Strategy: Why You Should Use A Photo Gallery

Visual content marketing strategy: why you need a photo gallery

We’ve all heard of content marketing! It’s the idea behind using content to improve your SEO, boost your traffic, build your relationship with your audience … you get the idea. But what is visual content marketing? And how can it help you? What is Visual Content Marketing? This form of content marketing makes use of images, video or other visual aids to convey information about your topic or your business. You can use a variety of visuals to improve your content. We’ll go into more detail about this later on, but to give you an idea, you could use infographics, … Read more…

Why It’s Important To Have A Mobile Friendly Site

Importance of having a mobile friendly site

The next time you’re out and about, take a look around. How many people are using their cell phones? There’s a good chance that they’re not talking on their phones, and are instead, browsing the internet. So what does this mean for you? If your site isn’t mobile friendly, you’re missing out on a lot of traffic. What Does It Mean To Be Mobile Friendly? A mobile friendly site is one that accommodates mobile users. In other words, if someone is looking at your website on a mobile device (a tablet or phone for example), then your website should automatically … Read more…