It’s always the same question. Why the Green Bag? Sometimes the world speaks to you when you are least expecting it.   I had been working at a marketing firm as a Special Projects Manager when I was suddenly fired due to cutbacks in the company. Getting laid off was something I had never expected, and losing my job so abruptly was definitely not scribbled into my day planner. Marketing had been my lifeline. It had helped to fuel my creativity...

Our business tends to slow down through the summer.  Kids are out of school, families are taking vacations, and everyone in Charleston tends to head to the beach on a pretty afternoon.  We’ve come to expect this summer slump, and have started planning around it.  If your business also hits a summer lull, or a slow period during another part of the year, we wanted to offer our “back-burner” projects that we save for these warm months. 1. Review Our slowish period...

Have you heard about the GDPR?  It stands for The General Data Protection Regulation, which is designed to enable individuals to better control their personal data. It is hoped that these modernised and unified rules will allow businesses to make the most of the opportunities of the Digital Single Market by reducing regulation and benefiting from reinforced consumer trust.  Right now, it only affects the rights of EU residents.  Whew, to all of our US companies, right? That's a big nope.  Sure, you...

We are all about making websites quick and easy for people to use! Sometimes the back-end of building websites is not so streamlined, though. Between coding, content blocks, e-commerce and making the most beautiful, functional website possible, you don’t have time for extra steps. That is why shortcuts are so useful! The best keyboard shortcuts in Wordpress can save so much time. In Wordpress visual editor you can use key combinations to make changes without a mouse or trackpad, saving you...

Branding matters—and your company logo is one of the first and most memorable things that clients encounter with your business. Creating custom logos and graphic designs is one of our favorite things to do with clients. Here our some recent design and how they look "in the wild:" --------- We created this logo for Chambers & Associates, a general contracting company in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  We loved the idea of incorporating a protractor kind of feel to their initals to form...

Blogging is an amazing way to connect with clients and become a go-to resource about your area of expertise. But blogs are most useful if they're easy to find and read! This is where categories come in. You can organize all the blogs on your site into categories, making them manageable for you and your readers. Think of it like putting everything into folders for quick reference. As an added benefit, readers can click a category to see more similar blogs,...

If you know our website-building and design company, you know we like Wordpress—a lot. It’s a powerful website builder and we use it to showcase clients, keep them connected and offer online services. Some of the best functionality from Wordpress comes from plugins. If you aren’t using plugins on your Wordpress site, you are missing a lot of resources for your business, not to mention less stress for you and your website team. Here are some of the optional plugins that...

Downloading printables is an awesome, easy way to freshen up your graphic designs and increase your social engagement. You do not have to reinvent the wheel here! Pinterest, graphic design sites, Etsy and independent artists are all fabulous resources for content you can customize and use for your own business. With summer coming up fast, we’re loving these fresh and fun printables. And the coffee download? Coffee is relevant all year long! Check out these free downloads and then show us...

Effective web design that invites visitors to each page—and converts them into customers—isn’t as easy to achieve as you might think. In our experience, there are several thoughts and theories about web design that simply aren’t true.  We’re debunking our top five most common myths below, in hopes that it makes your web design process a little easier. Websites are expensive to build Let’s start with the one we hear the most.  Websites can range from $500 (and sometimes lower) to...

Hi, y’all, it’s Amber, and I’m here to tell you my story on how I turned my hobby blog into an award winning business while only working part-time! Blogging has landed me incredible opportunities including features on The Today Show, Cosmopolitan, Parade, Country Living and more, and has given me gigs like my current position at Green Bag Designs. The biggest take away today? YOU CAN TURN YOUR HOBBY INTO A BUSINESS TOO! Believe it or not, my blog all started...