Blog & Business

  • Starting Your Side Hustle – 40+ Ideas to Create & Sell Online

    Whether you’re looking to create a small business or just are interested in earning a couple hundred dollars each month, these ideas are a great place to start as you create your side hustle! You don’t need much to start your side hustle. In fact, the most important tool is a can-do attitude that is…


  • Exciting Things Around Prickly Pear Design CO. – The Logo Shop

    Not too long ago, I posted about what’s been happening around the web with Prickly Pear Design Co. I love cute printables for home, church, and life. They make the everyday fun. But cute printables aren’t the only thing that keep me hopping around here. In fact, a good share of my design time is…


  • Business & Design Spotlight: A Helping of Happy

    You don’t have to be on this site for very long to know that I love creating printables, especially prints for Young Women and Relief Society (both of these are LDS women groups). That said, there’s a lot more to Prickly Pear Design Co., than just those prints. What seems like more than a lifetime…


  • DIY Site Review – 5 Essentials to Make Google Love You

    I just finished up a conference call going over some SEO strategies for a client. During the conversation, our Google/SEO expert listed off a few ideas that help make Google especially happy. When she started ticking down the list, nothing was ground breaking – you could easily read about any of the things she mentioned…


  • Branding & the Psychology of Color – How to Use Color Like a Marketing Pro

    Branding & the Psychology of Color from Prickly Pear Design Co.

    If you’re interested in branding or graphic design, have a small business or are thinking to start one, or if you’re just interested in how color effects you and how to use it in your home, this post is for you! I think one of the most important, and often overlooked, aspects of design is…


  • How to Accomplish a Huge Project in a Short Time Frame – FREE Project Planning Worksheet

    Project Planner Worksheet from Prickly Pear Design Co.

    Today we’re talking projects. Big ones that have lots of steps and that seem incredibly daunting because they often come up against a tight deadline or need to be done on a short time frame. I used to hate projects like these, but then I realized that it’s really just a long list of little…


  • How to Talk Like a Designer: Paper Types & Uses

    Raise your hand if you’ve been in the final phases of a design project and felt those pre-printing jitters. You know the ones that make you wonder if you selected the right type of printing and if your client will be happy with the paper choice and the price. I’m not sure the printing jitters…


  • Build your Blog – Meta Descriptions

    We’re talking SEO again today. And our focus is on meta descriptions. You might have an awesome child theme that incorporates SEO. You may have a snazzy plugin (there are some really free good ones out there) that automates your SEO and you’re all good to go. But lets be honest for a minute. Automated…


  • Build Your Blog – Title Tags

      How many of you are looking for ways to improve your SEO? How many of you would like to take it on in bite-sized pieces, understand what you’re doing, and know that your efforts are making your site all that more enticing to search engines all while seeing improvement in the number of click-throughs…


  • Build Your Blog: Sizing Images

                                  Lets talk about images for you blog and website. Taking great photos, or finding them, is only part of the process. You also need to prep the images before you upload them to your blog or website. About half of…


  • Build Your Blog : Improve Your SEO with Alt Tags & Image Title Tags


    So a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, what if the images you use on your blog could help you boost your SEO and even get 1000+ Likes, Tweets or Pins? If you spend much time poking around the internet and reading about blogging and building  an online business you’ve probably heard about…