The Design Influence

The Design Influence

By The Design Influence
The Design Influence with Albie Knows is a show dedicated to changing the conversation and creating impact, on and offline.
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Episode 007: Mastering Brand Sponsorships & Collaborations with Morgan Molitor (Part 1)
How many of you follower influencers across different industries, wondering to yourself how, you too, could work with brands & what that would mean for you as a designer? In today's episode, you're getting to get one step closer to mastering brand sponsorships and collaborations for your business. Morgan Molitor, one half and co-founder of construction2style, specializes in collaboration. Always thinking about 100 different ways to optimize any project they’re working on, she attributes half of their business to brand partnerships and sponsored content. Morgan doesn’t have any type of interior design certification, but thanks to digital marketing and her passion for interiors, she’s been able to build a successful interior design + contracting business, that includes certified designers on their team. Find Morgan Online • Website & Blog: Construction2Style • Instagram: @construction2style • YouTube: Construction2Style — TODAY’S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY GATHER.
51:44
February 19, 2019
Episode 006: Why You Should Have An Email List For Brands
How many different ways have you heard that you need an email list? You’re favorite podcaster has told you you need one. You have Instagram ads selling you templates to create one. You’ve read all the blog posts on the value of having one. So it’s no big secret in the power of the email list. But here’s what you may not have heard about email lists, however, is about lists for brands. What Is a Brand Email List? Essentially you want your brand email list to serve as a place where you communicate with potential brand partners. How You Can Use A Brand List Similar to your public list — which isn’t to be confused with your client list, which could be a separate third list altogether by the way — your brand list is where you can sell yourself & your expertise to brands. — TODAY’S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY GATHER.
22:50
February 12, 2019
Episode 005: Creating Content & Getting Paid With Affiliate Marketing and Sponsored Content
Have you ever wondered how people make money online, especially influencers & content creators? We hear about so many different revenue streams, in addition to the main income maker, that it can often get hard to discern which is the best for for us holistically as designers and which is the best fit for your unique business model. If you create any kind of content — blogging, social media, video, email, podcast — then there’s a world of ways to monetize “passively” but two very popular ways involve brands that aren’t your own — sponsored content & affiliate marketing. What are the differences between the two & how (if at all) they may make sense for your business? — TODAY’S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY GATHER.
29:29
February 5, 2019
Minisode 001: Navigating Market (And Other Industry Events) As An E-Designer
A sentiment I’ve heard shared across lots of designers — online designers and even some new designers — is that major industry events aren’t for them; so on today’s "minisode” I’m gonna dig into what it’s like as an online designer & creator going to industry events. And I want to you keep an open mind and think about how you can apply what I’m saying to ANY industry event you attend in the future. 
19:44
February 1, 2019
Episode 004: Product Sourcing Online: Retail vs Trade
I’ve seen this debate brought up OFTEN during my time as an e-designer, and I know personally it is something I’ve always wondered about myself — when it comes to specifying product as an online designer, do I do trade, retail, or both? If no one’s said it to you before then let me be the first — e-designers do not only source retail. At the very least, they don’t have to. It comes down to your business model — how you’re trying to make money & what fits the way you operate. The decision of how & where to source is a personal one, so while I’m going to break down some of the pros & cons so that you can make an informed decision when deciding which is the best fit for you. — Today’s episode is brought to you by Gather.
30:42
January 30, 2019
Episode 003: Understanding Your Audience & Turning Them Into Clients with Carmeon Hamilton
In today’s episode, Carmeon Hamilton shares with us her insights on some of my favorite topics & topics that I know y’all are gonna love too. We’re talking about setting boundaries to create balance, especially when you wear so many hats, understanding & converting potential clients, and how her instagram has grown a whole life of its own. Carmeon is the buyer and environmental designer for a Stash Home, sourcing home décor products to bring to consumers throughout the mid-south; as well as the founder and principle designer of her own design company, Nubi Interiors. See Carmeon In Person Instagram: From Followers to Dollars February 9, 9am – 1pm Join Carmeon for this informative workshop and learn how to maximize your business by maximizing your social following. Find Carmeon Online • Blog: Cohesive Randomness • Instagram: @nubiinteriors • Facebook: Nubi Interiors by Carmeon Hamilton
48:26
January 22, 2019
Episode 002: Single Tasking & Thought Purging For Better Productivity
I have quickly learned that being busy isn’t, or at least shouldn’t be, a badge of honor because I quickly went from juggling to burnt out & drowning. The idea of multitasking became more like an addiction, and like most addictions, it wasn’t long before I saw how bad it really was for me — I wasn’t actually getting that much done & it was more detrimental than it was helpful. So what do I instead? I have spent the past YEAR — yes, year! — training myself on how to “single-task” and more importantly, how to quiet anything that tries to pull my focus on the task at hand. While I haven’t perfected this new lifestyle by any stretch of the imagination — hello, I’m still a mom! — I have picked up some pretty useful hacks & habits, and that’s what I want to dive into today. I want to share with you some of my single-tasking tricks & how they’ve helped me step up my productivity. Mentioned Techniques: • Thought Purging • Prioritizing & Planning • Batching & Single Tasking Mentioned Tools: • Trello from brain dumping and big picture, macro planning • Powersheets for intentional & thoughtful goal planning from month to month & week to week. • Undated Weekly Planner Pad for appointments & scheduling week to week • Tomato One Pomodoro Timer App for more efficient time management & batching. TODAY’S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY GATHER.
29:29
January 15, 2019
Episode 001: Making Your Blog Work For You Instead of Against You
I’ve seen how blogging has evolved firsthand — how it can be super rewarding & worth every second you invest into it, and I’ve also seen how it can just drain you of all your creative juices with no ROI. These are the differences between your blog working for you & your blog working against you; so in this episode, we're going to be talking about what that might look like to help you identify how your blog is serving you (if at all) and what you can do differently.
27:20
January 8, 2019
Episode 000: What is The E-Design Experience, What is The Design Influence, and Who is Albie Knows
Hear from show host, Albie of Albie Knows, how founding The E-Design Experience less than a year ago has evolved into this podcast, and what you can expect from The Design Influence every week. 
18:14
January 1, 2019
Coming Soon: The Design Influence
Hear from show host, Albie of Albie Knows, how founding The E-Design Experience less than a year ago has evolved into this podcast, and what you can expect from The Design Influence every week.
02:45
November 15, 2018
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