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About Dana Susan Beasley, Branding for Success Blogger

Dana Susan Beasley helps business owners and Christian families create sizzling brands and businesses for themselves so they can experience dazzling futures! She is the publisher/principal of AngelArts, a creative arts agency and publishing house and the creator of an online branding training program called Brand Identity Quest.

While Dana's expertise is in graphic arts, writing, publishing, and music, she also is a homeschooling mother devoted to working at home. Her desire is that AngelArts, and her work, be a vehicle for God's glory. She is wife to a talented architect, Travis, and mother to her artistically-gifted son, Sam.

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As Christian work at home parents, we have a unique opportunity to bring Christ into our businesses. For me, it’s the ultimate reason why I am in business in the first place. I look at my company, AngelArts, as a Business As Mission. Think about this: we have an opportunity to share more about Christ […]

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You’ve probably seen them. Sponsored ads in Facebook. And you have probably noticed this creepy phenomena where you go to a Website (like Amazon), then when you go to Facebook, that same product shows up! You might think it’s strange, but it really is no mystery. It’s called retargeting or pixeling. It’s all done by […]

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Mar
03

5 Secrets to Designing a Book Cover that Skyrockets Sales

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Creating a bestselling book on Amazon. A laudable goal that many business owners aspire to. It’s perfect as a Christian work at home mom or dad to publish a book because it brings credibility. But what’s the number one factor when self-publishing a book? Your cover. Yet many business owners skimp on this by doing […]

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Feb
24

The Unseen/Biggest Dangers of Taking Your Branding Personally

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Awkward. The moment I sat in front of a brick and mortar service provider and told him that his logo missed the mark when it came to expressing his brand. As I came in the building that morning to give him a presentation on my branding programs, a mix match of signs greeted me. One […]

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Feb
16

What Everyone Ought to Know about Creative Play

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So, Christian work at home mom or dad, have you played with your kids lately? Why is that important, and what does that have to do with branding your business? Well, let me illustrate my answer with a story, if I may! Before, during, and after Thanksgiving I worked myself ragged on a book promotion. […]

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Feb
09

Are Computer Backup Services Worth the Money?

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Recently, a friend of mine messaged me horrible news. Her house had been robbed and along with that her electronic valuables. She had no backups! Thankfully, she had some files on Google Drive, but her story reminded me of the importance of always having a backup of computer files. I’ve been caught several times, too. […]

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Jan
31

11 Steps to Creating a Blog that Gets Noticed

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Blogging. It’s all the rage. It seems that everyone and their mother is blogging. As a work at home business owner, what are the step by step actions you need to take to get your blog noticed? First of all, realize the power of blogging. Your goal is to get eyeballs on your brand. It’s […]

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Jan
10

Choosing Colors for Your Brand–What are the Rules?

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In this Internet age, the color of your brand will make or break you. How can I say that? Because color communicates a message. You need it to accurately reflect the message of your brand, the essence of who you are as a business. It’s more important than ever since the competition online is so […]

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Jan
03

5 Ways to Make Your Goals Stick for 2017

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The New Year. It’s an exciting time because it brings with it new possibilities. It’s a chance to start over. A chance for improvement. It’s also a time when everyone rushes to make New Year’s resolutions. But how long do these ambitions last? Well, I’m sure you’ve made the same observations I have. In the […]

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Dec
28

How to Position Yourself to Be a Valuable Brand

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Value proposition. Brand positioning. It sounds like such fancy words, but what do they mean and why are they important? Let’s face it: today’s world is full of cheap people. Everyone wants something for free. Everyone feels entitled to getting something for practically nothing. But is that really true? After all, why would there be […]

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Dec
22

[Case Study] The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of a Book Launch

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Launches. They seem to be all the rage in Internet circles. Launches of a product or service can potentially create excitement for your brand and help you build trust, credibility, and visibility with your target market. Recently, I took a dive and went completely whole hog with a launch. I read at least three books […]

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Dec
14

Christmas Time–3 Ways to Show Your Customers Appreciation

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Your best customer is your current customer. After all, how much time and money did it take you to acquire each customer? That’s why customer retention is so important. You want your customers to turn into raving fans who will come to you again and again for your product or service and who will shout […]

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Nov
21

3 Ways to Keep Your Customers

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The best customer you have is your current customer. Think about it this way: How much did it cost you to acquire that customer? You need to make sure you get a return on your investment and get your customers coming back to you. So here are some ideas on how to do that and […]

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Nov
14

4 Myths of Work

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One of the wonderful perks of both my husband and I working from home is attending a monthly networking breakfast that’s primary focus is encouraging us to live out our faith in our businesses. At the November meeting, we heard a landscape architect, John McCay, who is involved in the local board of Christian businessman’s […]

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Nov
02

Self Confidence or God Confidence in Branding? And What Role Does Grace Play?

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As I write this article, I need to make a confession. Sometimes I lack confidence in myself to be a Christian work at home mom. I get caught up in the “toos” or the “justs” or “what ifs.” “I’m just a housewife,” I think to myself. Or, “I’m too fat.” And then there’s these–“I’m just […]

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Oct
26

3 Productivity Tips & Tricks to Get More Done

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Time. It’s a bitter word in my family. My husband, who is an architect who works from home, never thinks that there is enough of it. And I’m pretty good at wasting it. He loses track of time and I sometimes get caught up in avoidance behaviors and don’t use it wisely. But in the […]

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Oct
19

Top 3 Printed Materials that Will Help You Gain Visibility in Your Local Market

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In this Internet age, it’s easy to forget about print advertising and identity collateral. But it is just as important today as ever. So what three printed materials should you focus on? 1) Business card Yes, you still need a business card. I know some will disagree and go for the digital alternatives, but there […]

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Oct
12

How to Discover Your Brand Identity

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Brand identity. It sounds like such a technical word. But what does it really mean, why do you need it and how do you find it? A brand identity is the personality of your business. It is what you stand for. It is the values behind what you do. A brand identity encompasses so much […]

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Oct
05

How to Beat the Fear of Failure

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Confession time. Sometimes i am ruled by the fear of failure. Just last month, I was presented with a tremendous opportunity. Some ministry leaders started talking to me about how I could help them get their curriculum online as a digital product. I have the knowledge and experience. I am now a certified digital marketing […]

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Sep
28

3 Ways to Boost Your Brand Creativity

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A brand, ultimately, is a unique reflection of you and your business. And your logo is a visual way to represent that brand. So your logo should distinguish you from your competition. But how can you make sure it stands out? By being creative. Creativity is the edge you need to be different, to be […]

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