4 Reasons Your Brand Isn’t Taking Off (and What to Do About It)

Here’s a real question for you. What were some of the biggest fears you had around launching your brand? Maybe they’re even fears you currently have as you prepare for that launch.

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • I’m afraid no one will care or pay attention.

  • I’m afraid my products / services won’t sell.

  • I’m afraid of what people will think.

If everyone reading this was in a room together I’m sure 99% of hands would be in the air. Because let’s face it, these are all things that we should fear. After all, we put so much work into bringing our dreams to life, we sure as heck want to see our brands to succeed.

So what do we do when some of those fears actually start to become our realities? Do we throw in the towel and call it quits? I sure hope not! Instead, we can take a good honest look at where we might have missed the marks.

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7 Ways to Build Trust on Pinterest and Grow Your Blog

Just like your social media accounts, you will need to take the time to build the trust of your followers and others on Pinterest. You do that by being consistent, honest and helpful. If you do this, your Pinterest experience will be very positive and can be profitable for your blog or business.

The main difference between those who are successful and those who aren’t is trust. People like to read blogs and buy from people whom they trust. Here are 7 ways you can build trust through Pinterest and gain more followers.

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5 Ways to Promote Your Pinterest Account and Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

It’s important to promote your Pinterest account as that is a major traffic generator.  According to Pinterest: 93% of Pinners say they find new ideas on there and 72% of Pinners find new brands and services. That's all potential readers for your blog and customers for your products. So what are some of the ways you promote your page? Well first you should integrate Pinterest with your social media accounts. Note that I didn’t say Pinterest was also a social media platform… because it’s not. Remember it’s a search engine. So when you first set up your Pinterest account, connect it with Facebook and Twitter using the tools available. Use that to find and invite the friends you already have. Be sure to cross-promote as much as possible and always mention or link your Pinterest account or pins when appropriate.

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How to Make Stock Images Fit Your Blog’s Brand

When blogging first became popular, it was common for bloggers to simply choose a photo they liked and plop it into their post, sometimes with a catchy caption. But now in today’s crowded and competitive market, a simple photo won’t do. Editing your blog photos or graphics helps you stand out. Two reasons why your blog needs visually appealing graphics that you can customize is that it creates brand awareness and increases social sharing. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a graphic designer to edit stock photos. You just need to learn a few basics to get started. Follow these tips to start learning how to personalize stock images.

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