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. Read More
Creating pins that get shared on Pinterest is all about using great images and the words you use to convey your message. You want to attract the reader’s attention so they will stop and click on your pin to share it and to click through to your blog post or sales page. Here are 8 easy steps to help you get started.
1. Choose the Right Images – Using images on Pinterest is a necessity; without images, there is no Pinterest. But you need to ensure that you use high-quality images that are legal to use. You can find images at a variety of free online photo sites as well as sites that charge per photo or have a membership plan. A great site for feminine styled photos is Styled Stock Society. Another great resource is Creative Market. They have quite a bit to choose from and the cost per photo is affordable. Read More
Pinterest is a search engine for ideas and products. Millions of people visit every day looking for answers. Are you able to convey your ideas and products to your target audience on this site effectively? Do you have the time? There are many Pinterest services a Virtual Pinterest Assistant can help you with. By having this additional assistance you'll have more time to concentrate on other aspects of your blog and business.
Some of the tasks that can be done for you:
Setting up a Pinterest Business Account - You shouldn’t be using a personal account. With a Business Account you’ll be able to access analytics which can give insight on how your pins are doing. Read More
Pinterest is all about the boards. Making effective boards takes planning, effort, and organization. The content they contain needs to be what your audience is looking for.
Connect to Your Audience – It’s important that your boards make you connect to your audience in a way that is appealing to them. Make them feel as if they know you and you’ll win fans who will share with others.
Appeal to Their Emotions – You want people to feel emotional in some way when they see your boards. You want them to click through because they felt something. Whether it's ideas for making their home cozy or crafts to make their kids happy. Your goal is to have your audience click through the pins in those boards to your blog. Read More
Whether you’re just starting out or have been blogging for a while, creating blog graphics can be a struggle. If you’re new, you may not even know how to start the process. If you’ve been around the block, you may discover things are getting a bit stale. It’s easy to become overwhelmed or fall into a rut in a creative profession like blogging. Taking some time to check out visual sources and doing some research may be just the key to providing you with a boost of creativity and optimism. Keep reading to learn just where to find design inspiration for your blog. Read More
The guiding philosophy in blogging tends to be the idea that content is king. While it's true that quality content is important, bloggers need to consider other elements to stand out in a sea of blogs. As a blogger you want to have loyal followers and be known as an authority in your niche. But to achieve these goals, your content has to be seen by the right people. Creating visually appealing graphics is what will get you noticed by your target audience. Read More