Top Pinterest Tips for Bloggers

Top Pinterest Strategies and Tips for Bloggers // Get ready to have your mind blown! If Pinterest hasn't helped you grow your business, I'm sure these tips will help set you on the right track!

 

 

If you’re on my email list, you already know how much I love Pinterest because of what it has done for my blog.  Eight months ago, I was getting NO traffic, NO repins, NO nada! I was on the verge of giving up.  Blogging is hard work, and while I love it, it can be kind of a downer when your message isn’t reaching people that you know it will impact.

 

So, what do you do when you have no traffic…?

 

ENTER Pinterest!

 

Pinterest now has a whopping 150 million active users on its platform, and guess what?  They’ve made it so easy for bloggers to completely reap the benefits of viral content and blog traffic surges.  I mean, they’ve made it TOO easy!  So today, I want to share some of my favorite Pinterest tips with all of you, because we all deserve to have blogs that are making waves.

 

Enough small talk, let’s get into it!

 

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Pin daily.  And I mean daily.

 

While Pinterest is a fun tool to use when you’re looking for a dinner recipe, it’s important to take it a lot more seriously for your business.  Daily pinning let’s Pinterest’s algorithm know that you’re an active member of the community, and therefore rewards you with making your content more relevant in search!  Instead of pinning like cray cray, make an effort to pin useful, high quality content.  Pin as many times as you can during the day, but make sure you’re not pinning fluff.

 

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Pin your own content to multiple boards.

 

Huge tip here.  Make sure that you’re pinning your own content to your own relevant boards.  Let’s say you have a board for ‘Vegan Desserts’.  On this board, you curate content of other vegan recipes BUT if you have vegan desserts on your OWN blog, then you can also repin them here.

 

This is a great way to make sure your content is circulating more often on Pinterest as opposed to just once.  If you only pin once, you have to worry about your pin dying off after a few moments if no one repins it (unless you automate your pinning).  Even if you do automate, it’s still a good practice to pin your own content to multiple, relevant boards on Pinterest.

 

Put some effort into optimizing your keywords.

 

This will pay off for your profile, big time.  Actually taking the time to optimize your profile the right way will help your pins and blog content appear in Pinterest’s search.  And this is the whole point, right?  If we all had to wait to stumble upon a dope profile, who knows how long we’d find the content we need in our lives?  When you use keywords that people are actually searching for, you can end up with more followers on Pinterest, more email signups, and more conversions in your shop. As bloggers, what we need is engagement, and Pinterest is the perfect platform to find your ideal audience and have them fall in love with your content.

 

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Don’t delete pins or boards because they have no traction.

 

This rule actually applies to your own content.  Pinterest can actually take awhile to pick up on your content.  My first viral pin actually took about 8 months for it to catch wind and go viral.  Truth is, if you’re on Pinterest to viral within a few hours or days of pinning, you might be in the wrong place.  I’m not saying that it can’t happen, but really, you need to be in this for the long run because not everything happens quickly.  Instead of deleting pins, work on repinning your content to other boards and relevant group boards.  If you know anyone that deletes pins, tell them to stop!  Friends don’t let friends delete pins!

 

I want to help you reach your Pinterest goals, so if you are someone who needs a little extra guidance, please check out my services page!  In the meantime, please check out these three free video trainings that I’ve put together for you to get you on the right foot!

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post!  Don’t forget to pin this on Pinterest and to share it with others who may need it.  What are some of your top Pinterest tips for bloggers?  Leave a comment down below!


 

 

9 DIY Blog Design Hacks For Every Type of Blogger

You don't need a professional web designer to get your blog started. Check out these super easy, free ways that you can design your blog yourself. If you're strapped for cash, these DIY blog design tips will help you get started on the right foot.

 

 

Ok, so there’s a huge misconception floating around the blogosphere that states that you need to hire a professional web designer in order to have a successful blog.  On the contrary, another misconception is that if you don’t have the means to hire a designer then you have to suffer with a miserable, sad looking blog design until you have some cash.

 

Not true, babe.  Not true at all.

 

Designing your blog is so important to your businesses branding strategy.  While there are a million ways to spruce up your blog on your own, I’m giving you some of my favorite, and most affordable tips today.

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating Pinnable Graphics for Pinterest

Want to know how to create graphics for Pinterest? I mean... some REALLY effective graphics for Pinterest? I've got you covered. Click on the pin to reveal some of the top things your pins need in order to bring you more blog traffic!

 

 

Pinterest is all the rage, right?

 

RIGHT.

 

If you aren’t on Pinterest, I really just can not explain to you how important it is for your blog or business.  Actually, you know how this election right now is important?  Being on Pinterest is THAT important.

 

Pinterest is an essential, free tool that can make huge differences in your business.  Pinterest is a needle mover.  It helps your target audience come in contact with your content, it helps to sell your products, it helps to grow your email list, it helps you get clients.  I mean, do I really need to sit here and further explain how important it is to be on Pinterest???

 

One of the most important parts of being on Pinterest is making sure that you are using graphics that are visually appealing.

 

Visually appealing graphics typically means a few things:

• they stand out in the smart feed and grab your attention

• they offer some type of aesthetic or relatable feel

•they’re vertical and tall

• they feature color palettes that are complementary and fonts that reflect your branding

• they’re easy to read

• they get straight to the point

• they lead to valuable content

 

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Why You Need Video Marketing on Instagram In 2016

Using video on Instagram should be a crucial part of your social media strategy. In this blog post, you'll learn how I got thousands of views on my first post ever!

 

 

Hey there!  It’s been awhile, but I’ve got some awesome things cooking up for you guys, so the hiatus didn’t go in vain.  I wanted to post today about something amazing that all entrepreneurs should be engaging in on Instagram.  We all know that Instagram has had its video feature rolled out for a few years now. What you may not know is that video is one of the most powerful and compelling ways to market your business these days.  Visual content is so much faster to accept and take in.  We actually process it 90 times faster than we do text!

 

I recently took to Instagram to branch out on a new venture.  I’m just gonna come out and say it… I have some pretty amazing hair.  So I started using Instagram (ahem… @naturalin15) to share my hair tips and styles!  I mean, why not…?  Instagram is a great creative outlet and I get awesome compliments on my hair all the time, so I decided to get on with sharing the love!

 

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How to Create Textured Text with Picmonkey

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Hey everyone!  So, if you tuned into my last audio newsletter, you know that I would like to start giving more DIY blog design tips here on the site.  It’s not really something I planned to do, but I think new bloggers would really find it helpful.  If you’re a new blogger, you should know that design is pretty simple these days.  With that being said, today’s post will be my first tutorial!  I’m going to teach you how to create textured text on Picmonkey.

 

Let me dive into the basics for all you newbie bloggers.  *Picmonkey is a free photo editing software.  If you’re completely new to blogging, it’s pretty fool proof and super easy to use. There’s a free and paid version (I use the paid version), if you’re looking for a few advanced features. I’ve been loving Picmonkey for all of my blogging needs… it’s saved me more than a few times! I mainly use Picmonkey for editing photos and creating pins. So, let’s dive into the tutorial!

 

Before you start, you’ll need to have a texture of your choice ready.  You can purchase textures and patterns from *Creative Market.  Psst… Creative Market is where I got my gold foil textures, and if you sign up for their email list, you get freebies every Monday!

 

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Why You Should Stop Worrying About Blog Traffic

We all worry about how our blog traffic is affecting our blog's success. Bosslady, I'm here to tell you that blog traffic is great and all, BUT there is something much more important that you should be really paying attention to. Click through to read more!

 

 

Hey y’all!  I’m back after a pretty long hiatus, mainly because I just moved to Atlanta, but today I wanted to chat a bit about a topic that I think plagues all new or newish bloggers and small biz owners.  When I first started my skincare business, I would get so bummed about not getting the website traffic that I just knew was going to come rolling in as soon as I hit publish.  I figured that by researching SEO and implementing all of the tips I’d read on other blogs that the site traffic would just come pouring in. WRONG. This was a terrible assumption that cost me a lot of time and gave me a ton of stress.

 

Are you like the old me?  Or are you the person in Facebook groups asking for tips on how to get more website traffic? I was this person too, actually, so you’re not alone if so.  I’d see others posting screenshots of their Google Analytics reports and instantly find myself insanely jealous at their ‘fame and viral ability’.  It sucks seeing these types of results from other bloggers… when you think that getting a ton of website traffic is indicative of your blog’s success.

 

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