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How to promote your Etsy shop using Pinterest

Pinterest is not just for bloggers or recipes. You can use Pinterest to market almost any type of business.  Wonder how you can promote and market your Etsy shop on Pinterest? Keep reading! Before I got into Pinterest Management, I owned my own Etsy shop. (I actually still own it. It serves as a spot for digital products.) Back when I started that journey almost 2 years ago, I started from scratch. I went through the site and taught myself […]

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August Income Report – the raw truth (2019)

August marks my 11th-month blogging and running my business. Eleven whole months. It hasn’t been easy. I’m not a millionaire. Heck, I’m barely paying my bills ( for some months, I kinda haven’t). However, I can say I’m truly blessed to have a great support system at home, rooting for me to get my business off the ground and to work doing something I love. That’s why writing an income report means something to me. This is the 5th income report […]

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Almost everything there is to know about Pinterest pins

Creating pins for Pinterest can be a frustrating task, especially when you don’t see any return from them. (No clicks, no impressions, etc.) It can be hard to figure out exactly what your audience wants to see, especially if you are new to Pinterest and haven’t quite figured out the analytics side of it all yet. However, creating pins for Pinterest doesn’t have to be a chore – especially when you have options.  Learn [almost] everything there is to know […]

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The Five Pages Every Small Business Website Must Have – A guest post by Paula Hickey

Paula Hickey is a Tech Virtual Assistant with a focus on WordPress assistance and website design. She works behind the scenes with busy Mom bloggers and coaches so that they can focus on growing their businesses. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Rex, and their dog, Buffy and cat, Smokey. You can find her at http://www.paulasextonhickey.com/ It can be overwhelming trying to decide what pages your business website needs. You know that you need a homepage but what else? […]

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Top 5 reasons businesses aren’t marketing on Pinterest – and why they should be.

When people hear the words ‘social media marketing’ they don’t usually think of Pinterest first.  But, to tell you the truth, Pinterest is marketing’s best-kept secret! What Pinterest is: A visual search engine An organic-traffic driver An excellent place to get ideas, tips, advice A place to make money A great place to advertise your business A long-term marketing ‘investment’ What Pinterest isn’t: A social media platform A quick-fix  A marketing solution for every business (but can be for most!) […]

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The ultimate list of home office supplies

Working from home comes with quite a few challenges, one of them being how to “set up” a home office. If you’re like me, you have a hard time staying focused and on-task, especially if you have little ones at home, and you long for a space of your own. I am a year deep into my business, and I have learned quite a bit along the way. I have my desk/work area in a corner of my (small) living […]

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July 2019 Income Report

The purpose of me sharing my income reports with you all is not to brag, but to keep me accountable and informed of my business. I also like to give encouragement to new bloggers and show that you can make money with a blog. I will be the first to say that May, June, and parts of July of this year I put in minimal effort on my blog. I was in the process of moving and decorating a home […]

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10 social media and admin tasks I can take off your hands today

Consistency is key. Content is king. Social media and admin tasks are never-ending. I know you’ve heard the first two phrases before, however, the third one couldn’t be any truer. But how can you be consistent with social media if you’re busy with every other aspect of your business?  This is where a VA (virtual assistant) or Social Media Manager can come in handy. (Sometimes they are the same person!) The way social media works is by being consistent. People […]

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Are you making these 9 Pinterest mistakes? (Fix them for a free Pinterest boost!)

By now I’m sure you’ve heard (somewhere) that Pinterest is an EXCELLENT platform for driving organic traffic. And the best thing about it is that it is NOT a social media platform, but a visual search engine. To be honest, Pinterest for business is a tough nut to crack. But once you do, it will ultimately be one of the greatest [free] marketing tools you have for your business.  Get the most out of Pinterest for your business by making […]

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Why I’m not worried about my Pinterest views declining

I hear it in almost EVERY Facebook group I’m in. “My Pinterest views dropped 10k overnight!”; “Does anyone know why my Pinterest views are getting lower?”; “Why am I losing Pinterest views, and what am I doing wrong?” And while it is an extreme high to see your Pinterest views get higher and higher, when they tank, it hits you right in the gut.  Although losing a few views here and there is nothing to get sick over, it still […]

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