There was such a positive reaction to my first "Tell It Like It Is" post a while back, that I decided to create another "Tip" themed post. First, I want to thank you for the positive comments. I was not trying to be "The Boss of the Applesauce" but I wanted to get some simple, blunt tips out there. I have been doing this a while and why make the same mistakes I did or waste your time if you don't have to!
In most of my "Tip" posts, I refer to googling for tips or tutorials. In this post, I am going to highlight some of the tutorials that I find most useful and give you a simple techie tip. Please note, that I am no tech expert, I learn best by watching and then doing.
Making Products for TpT
Merging PDF Files on MacThe number one question I get asked is, "What program do you use to make your products in?" I use PowerPoint! In the past, I used Word and it was such a pain in the butt! I ended up switching to PowerPoint because I read a tip thread in the TpT forums about how PowerPoint was so much easier to make documents with. It really is! I have a Mac but I bought Microsoft Office for it and I think the combo is great. The only problem with PowerPoint is that you cannot change page orientation within one document. So, I make two separate documents and two separate pdf files. Here is how I combine PDF files using the PDF Preview program on Mac:
Here are a few of my favorite tutorials from other bloggers
I sign up to follow my favorite blogs via email as well as through the "follow me" buttons. I love the emails because I never miss a post. The emails are a bit delayed and don't come out the instant a post does, but I still get them!
If you have not used PowerPoint to create files, check out Ladybug's tutorial! I really have learned so much through following her blog. All of her tutorials are super useful! She is so sweet and we have been blogging friends since the very beginning. I cannot believe I had to ask her to make a tutorial about making categories on my blog! I had no idea how to get them to display. So thank you, Kristen!
Ashley Hughes is amazing! If you have a topic you want her to create a tutorial on, she will. She just did this post about aligning files in PowerPoint. I totally learned something! New or old blogger/sellers, you need to check in on her Technology Tuesdays. So helpful!
For more of my favorite Technology Tips,
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*I have not read the marketing pins yet, but plan to do so on a rainy day.
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