Pinterest Marketing Strategy: Tailwind Tribes

Pinterest Marketing Strategy: Tailwind Tribes

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So, you probably know this already….but I’m obsessed with Pinterest.

If Pinterest isn’t a part of your marketing strategy, I’m asking that you reconsider!!

Pinterest is a FREE source of traffic that grows over time. Meaning I’m getting sales from posts I did 2 years ago #crazy.

Instagram and Facebook disappear within 24 hours…if people even see your post.

If you want to know more about why I’m so obsessed with Pinterest, you can read this post: https://www.rachelngom.com/6-reasons-use-pinterest-business/

So you’re on Pinterest and you’re dedicated to using Pinterest as part of your marketing plan…now what??

A huge part of my Pinterest marketing strategy includes Tailwind. 

What is Tailwind and why should it be a part of your Pinterest Marketing Strategy?

Tailwind is a Pinterest scheduling app and it works just like other social media schedulers, meaning that you schedule your pins for the week (or month), and you’re pinning around the clock without actually having to be on Pinterest. #winning

You can schedule your own pins or other people’s pins super easily (especially with the Tailwind extension). You pick the schedule that works for you and Tailwind takes care of the rest. Tailwind also recommends times to pin based on when you’re most likely to get repinned. Cool, right?

So you can use Tailwind to schedule out your pins…but one of the coolest features of the app is Tailwind Tribes.

What Is a Tailwind Tribe?

A Tailwind Tribe is a group of people you connect with on the app to support each other by sharing each other’s pins.

It’s a great way to connect with people in your niche and also helps you reach way more people!

Have you joined a group board on Pinterest before? Tailwind Tribes are super similar to group boards, where you join a tribe with a similar interest.

When you join the Tribe, you can submit your pins, where other tribe members can see your pins!

Why are Tailwind Tribes important?

More exposure for you! The idea of a Tailwind Tribe is that you are able to network with people who have similar interests as you, so you’re sharing related content that adds value to each other.

The overall idea is that you have a network of people with similar interests in the tribe, all exposed to the topic related content.

Check out Tailwind’s article about tribes here.

How do you set up a Tailwind Tribe?

Seriously, it’s easy peasy to set up. Decide on what you want to name the tribe if the tribe has any rules, then invite! You can invite people individually or share the link to join the tribe in an email or Facebook group.

Tips for Tailwind Tribe success?

  • Add a good description to each pin with SEO friendly keywords.
  • Stick to the rules (you’ll see them when you join the Tribe).
  • Don’t just share your pins without repinning. Share 2 pins for each one you add of your own.
  • Pin quality pins (see my guide for awesome Pinterest images here). 
  • Regularly make time for your Tribes. Set aside 20-30 minutes each week to check on your Tribes!

Ready to rock? Create a Tailwind account (create here with a free one-month trial) if you don’t have one*.

Then just click on the links below to join your first Tribe!

*Affiliate link–I may get credited if you change from free to paid account later. I would never recommend something I don’t use and love myself!

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17 Female Entrepreneur Podcasts: Top Podcasts Every Girl Boss Needs To Listen To

17 Female Entrepreneur Podcasts: Top Podcasts Every Girl Boss Needs To Listen To

EDIT TO THE ORIGINAL POST =)

My podcast, The She’s Making an Impact Podcast has launched–woot! I’m super excited to share some of my top strategies with you to build your online biz and make a massive impact.

Do you listen to podcasts?

Dude, it’s like the BEST free knowledge out there! Amazing entrepreneurs share their top tips to build your biz!

I’m absolutely obsessed with podcasts and listen to some daily!

I wanted to share some of my absolute fave female entrepreneur podcasts.

Ok, not all of them are from actual women, but they are super duper helpful and I love them all!

I’ve broken them up into categories too: social media/strategy, mindset, faith, health. Sometimes I just need some soul listening, sometimes I want strategy. So I’ve included them all in here for you!

I also put my take on the podcast first, then the description from each provider so you can see if it’s worth it for you to check out!

Oh, and if you’re looking for my fave books for female entrepreneurs, you should check out this post: https://www.rachelngom.com/best-books-for-female-entrepreneurs/

Let’s get to it!

Business/Strategy Female Entrepreneur Podcasts:

Online Marketing Made Easy

Most everyone has heard of Amy Porterfield and her podcast Online Marketing Made Easy…it’s insanely popular and for good reason! Amy is an excellent teacher and provides insane value on her weekly show.

Expert interviews, mini execution plans, and intimate behind-the-scenes secrets from my biggest launches… all tied together by my mission to make EVERYTHING you listen to as actionable and profitable as possible.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy/id594703545?mt=2

The Goal Digger Podcast

Jenna Kutcher is a photographer turned major girl boss and shares some amazing tips on building a booming brand and business.

The live-workshop style business podcast for creative girl bosses, so you can train from the experts how to dig in, do the work, and tackle your biggest goals along the way.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/goaldiggerpodcasts-podcast/id1178704872

Smart Passive Income

Pat Flynn started the Smart Passive Income podcast to teach people how to make passive income! He shares his own strategies and interviews other entrepreneurs who are making a living online.

WELCOME TO THE SMART PASSIVE INCOME PODCAST, A TOP-RANKING AND AWARD WINNING BUSINESS PODCAST FEATURED IN ITUNES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES.

The podcast where it’s all about working hard now so you can sit back and reap the benefits later.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-passive-income-online-business-blogging-podcast/id383084001?mt=2

Ask Pat

Ask Pat is a shorter show and he does it daily! Pat Flynn just takes 5-10 minutes a day to answer questions that he gets from entrepreneurs. Some I find relevant, some aren’t, but he’s got a ton of knowledge that he shares daily!

Welcome to the AskPat Podcast, a Monday through Friday podcast where Pat Flynn answers a business question submitted from an entrepreneur just like you.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/askpat-your-online-business-blogging-marketing-lifestyle/id806364627?mt=2

The Social Media Examiner Show

Are you subscribed to The Social Media Examiner emails? I get so much knowledge from them! They share the top trends and must knows in social media on their podcast.

Social Media Examiner offers two weekly audio podcasts and a weekly live video talk show to help boost your marketing skills and keep you up-to-date with the ever-changing world of social media.

Whether you’re hungry for in-depth expert advice or want to keep up with the social media news of the week, you’ll discover knowledge you need to make your business grow.

Social Media Marketing Podcast

This podcast has been a top-10 marketing podcast for the last five years. Listen in the car, at the gym or while you’re walking the dog.

In this show, you’ll discover success stories and expert interviews from leading social media marketing pros in a weekly 45-minute podcast. Discover how successful businesses employ social media, learn new strategies and tactics, and gain actionable tips to improve your social media marketing.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-social-media-examiner-show/id955953822?mt=2

Entrepreneurs on Fire

E o Fire! John Lee Dumas is a rockstar who puts out podcasts every single day! He interviews successful entrepreneurs and his podcast covers a ton of topics every female entrepreneur needs to know!

EntrepreneurOnFire is an award winning Podcast where John Lee Dumas chats with today’s most inspiring Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. Prepare to IGNITE!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/entrepreneurs-on-fire-chats-tim-ferriss-gary-vee-tony/id564001633?mt=2

Build Your Tribe

Build Your Tribe would be it! Chalene’s business podcast is Build Your Tribe and it’s got great tips for the female entrepreneur.

She doesn’t do a weekly show, she podcasts when it fits her schedule, so keep that in mind too. If you don’t follow her on Snapchat, you should totally do that too.

Description

How to create influence that matters and content that creates conversion. Interviews and practical strategies from top internet influencers on how to build your email list, create a virtual community, strengthen a tribe and bring a powerful group of like minded people together to make a difference in the world. How to create passive income by learning best practices to cultivate, build and care for customers , community and tribe. How to serve your community with integrity and value, with tips to work less and create more.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/build-your-tribe-creating/id910990031?mt=2 

The Gary Vee Experience

Gary Vaynerchuck is definitely not for everyone. He’s a mad hustler and curses like a sailor. That being said, he’s an amazing guy and knows his stuff. I’ve also seen him live and love soaking up every bit of wisdom he shares on his daily show.

On this podcast, you’ll hear a mix of my best #AskGaryVee Show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, highlights from my DAILYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats, and any of my new and current thoughts that I record specifically for this audio experience!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-garyvee-audio-experience/id928159684?mt=2

Heart, Soul, & Hustle

Heart, Soul, & Hustle is Zack Spuckler’s podcast where he talks primarily about how to run successful Facebook Ads. So if crushing it using FB ads is your goal, he’s your guy.

Description

Zach Spuckler brings you top tricks, tips and industry leaders to help you take your online business to the next level. Everything from the art of confidently charging your worth to the science of a six-figure launch – you’ll find it all on the Heart, Soul & Hustle Podcast!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/heart-soul-hustle/id1078528967?mt=2

Mindset Female Entrepreneur Podcasts:

The School of Greatness Podcast

Lewis Howes!!! I love him! The School of Greatness covers a wide variety of subjects, from mindset to interviews with top athletes. You’ll always leave inspired and ready to take on the world =)

Since its launch in January 2013, the School of Greatness podcast has grown rapidly to be one of the top-ranked Business and Self-Development podcasts in iTunes. It regularly appears in the Top 50 of all iTunes podcasts, and gets downloaded over 1 million times per month.

Episodes range from interviews with incredible world-class game changers in entrepreneurship, health, athletics, mindset, and relationships, to solo rounds with the host, Lewis Howes (me!), and the once a week listener-favorite, the 5 Minute Friday format.

Past guests on the show have included powerhouses like Tony Robbins, Alanis Morissette, Scooter Braun, Julianne Hough, Jack Canfield, Arianna Huffington, and so many more.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-school-of-greatness-with-lewis-howes/id596047499?mt=2

The Marie Forleo Podcast

I love Marie! Her podcast is just her weekly youtube video repurposed, but if you prefer podcast over video, then you’ll love this one.

Description

Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies, Marie Forleo’s goal is to help you become the person you most want to be. In this show, Marie and her guests share actionable strategies for greater happiness, success, motivation, creativity, productivity, love, health, contribution, and fulfillment — often with a lot of laughs. From business, marketing, and career advice, to tackling failure, disappointment and fear, to philanthropy and doing our part to make the world a more loving, just and equitable place — we cover it all. Get inspired, grow stronger, more confident and create a business and life you genuinely love. Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on the show? Go to marieforleo.com/marietv.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-marie-forleo-podcast/id1199977889?mt=2

The Mind your Business Podcast

James Wedmore started off as a YouTube genius and has since expanded his business to train entrepreneurs on their mindset. Which, as you know, is seriously key to crushing it as a business owner!

ALL ENTREPRENEURS WANT TO KNOW THE SECRET TO SUCCESS

We believe success is nothing more than a simple mindset shift and new perspective.

At the intersection of entrepreneurship and spirituality, The Mind Your Business Podcast untangles the misconception that hustle and hard work are all it takes to be successful.

Host James Wedmore invites listeners to explore the patterns that shape your thoughts and behavior, and expand your awareness of what is truly possible. 

The intention of each episode is to leave listeners with practical tools, tips and tactics that can be implemented immediately to improve the quality of your business and life.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mind-your-business-podcast/id1074394632?mt=2

Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

Ever see Eat Pray Love? Elizabeth Gilbert also wrote an amazing book called Magic Lessons (dude, check it out!) and her podcast is basically an extension from that book, talking about the creative aspects of being an entrepreneur.

Description

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert returns for the second season of her hit podcast MAGIC LESSONS, ready to help another batch of aspiring artists overcome their fears and create more joyfully. This year’s guest experts include Neil Gaiman, Gary Shteyngart, Amy Purdy, Michael Ian Black, Brandon Stanton, Martha Beck, and Glennon Doyle Melton.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/magic-lessons-with-elizabeth-gilbert/id1138081319?mt=2

The Brendon Show

Brendon Burchard is a super talented author, speaker, and high performance coach. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him live and he’s awesome! His podcast is about things high performance and mindset for the entrepreneur. Highly recommend his podcast, and his new book High Performance!

ABOUT THE BRENDON SHOW

Go behind the scenes with Brendon Burchard, the world’s leading high performance coach and one of the Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures in the world, as he speaks to 20,000 people in arenas, coaches celebrities, helps his students, and reaches millions of people every week with his message for how we can all live, love and matter. Every week, Brendon shares what he’s struggling with, working on and marching towards – and how we can all live an extraordinary life. This is an intimate and inspiring look into the life and strategies of one of the most watched, followed and quoted personal development trainers in history.

When you subscribe to THE BRENDON SHOW, you get two episodes per week: one is a tactical training on how to improve one area of your life, and the other is Brendon’s recap of his week’s adventures, service and lessons learned.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brendon-show/id821746377?mt=2

Faith Female Entrepreneur Podcasts:

Elevation Church Podcast

Ok, this is not a business podcast at all, but a faith based one. Steven Furtick is the lead pastor for Elevation Church and they upload his sermons on this podcast. It’s amazing. Always.

Description

Welcome to the weekly podcast of Elevation Church led by Pastor Steven Furtick. To learn more visit our website at http://elevationchurch.org or download the Elevation App.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/elevation-church-podcast/id216015753?mt=2

Health Female Entrepreneur Podcasts:

The ChaLEAN Show

Chalene Johnson is one of my faves to follow on social media. She’s hilarious, and her podcast is always straight to the point…I’m busy and I hate all of the chitchat that some podcasts have. The Chalene Show is more focused on health and fitness stuff…but if you want her business podcast….Build Your Tribe is also on the list!

Description

Tips, resources, interviews and practical steps to help you improve energy, balance, organization, health, fitness, relationships, focus, faith and happiness. Each episode is designed to give you strategies and simple steps you can implement today to become a better, more balanced, happier version of yourself. This podcast will feel like you’re sitting down to chat with someone who believes in you, adores you and only wants the best for you! The Chalene Show is fit life coaching, personal development, personal growth, priorities, productivity. faith, family, fashion and humor all rolled into one.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id911042029?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D10

The Fat Burning Man Show

Ok, this isn’t a business one either! But it’s super important as business owners that we take care of our health! So I wanted to include one of my fave health based podcasts in here too.

About This Show

Want to get in the best shape of your life by exercising less and eating ridiculously well? Whether you’re Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Wild, or completely clueless, we’re here to help you eat right, train smarter, and transform your body and mind to be your absolute best. This family-friendly show is free of outside advertising for your listening pleasure. Winner of 4 awards and #1 in Health in 8+ countries. Yes, you really can be happy and healthy at the same time. Take it from The Fat-Burning Man, burning fat can be a lot of fun. 🙂

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fat-burning-man-show-by-abel-james-future-health-performance/id501575043?mt=2

Woah, that’s a lot of learning!! Have you listened to any of these? Which is your fave?

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Rachel Ngom

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“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

 

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How to Share Instagram Pictures and Facebook Videos on Pinterest to Explode your Traffic on Social Media

How to Share Instagram Pictures and Facebook Videos on Pinterest to Explode your Traffic on Social Media

Want to share your Instagram pictures or Facebook videos on Pinterest? In this post, I’m going to teach you how to share Instagram pictures and Facebook videos on Pinterest so you can explode your traffic on social media!

Get ready, these hacks are awesome!!

While I suggest using Pinterest to get more traffic to your blog and building your email list, you might not have a blog yet! Or you want to use Pinterest to help boost your traffic on your Facebook videos or Instagram pictures! Which is totally cool! If so, this post is definitely for you!

There are a few different ways that you can share your social media content to Pinterest. Let’s start with Instagram.

Oh, and if you’re more of a visual learner, I’ve included a video tutorial to walk you through this at the bottom!

How to share Instagram pictures to Pinterest from your phone (spoiler alert–this way is hardest and most annoying. If you want the hacks to make this way easier, skip this one and scroll down to where it says how to share from your computer).

What you can do is manually share each picture that you post to Pinterest by copying the URL of the image from Instagram.

First, open the image you want to share, and click on the three dots on the top right of the screen.

Then, click the share button.

Click the copy link button.

Awesome! Now that the link is copied, let’s go over to the Pinterest app. At the top right you’ll see the plus sign, which is what you’ll press to upload a new pin.

Click the pin photo button at the bottom.

Upload the image, select the board you want to publish it to, and add whatever description you want.

Then, you’ll go back to your boards, click on the board you uploaded it to, then click on the pin again so you can edit the URL.

Click on the pencil at the top left so you can edit the pin.

Paste the URL from Instagram and click save. Woot! You did it!

Now, do you want me to show you how to do this from your computer? It’s going to be way easier!!

How to share Instagram pictures to Pinterest from your computer:

The second way you can do it is to have the Pinterest chrome extension set up and share from your desktop. Open up Instagram on your computer, click on the Pinterest extension, and select the picture you want to pin. Easy peasy!

Watch the video tutorial below!

How to share Instagram pictures to Pinterest automated with Zapier (best way!)

That can be tedious if you do this for every image, so what you can do is use a little automation program to help called Zapier.

Just search Pinterest in Zapier (or go to https://zapier.com/app/editor/template/11908) and you’ll see the option to create what’s called a Zap (automation).

You can select to sync your new Instagram pictures to a Pinterest board! Then, you can select the board you want to sync the pictures to and Zapier will take care of the rest! Now, all of your Instagram pictures will be shared to Pinterest automatically, to the board you selected and the URL you choose. You don’t have to do anything else now. Cool, huh?

How to share Facebook posts and video to and Pinterest:

You can do the exact same thing with Facebook, or I’ll show you another cool trick to make your pins stand out!

Step 1: Create a Facebook video (or post, but I think this is a great way to get more traction on your Facebook live videos).

Step 2: Create a Pinterest friendly graphic with the title of your video. Def check out my post on how to create Pinterest friendly graphics here.

Step 3: Upload the graphic you made to Pinterest, create a description and make sure you copy the URL from Facebook and insert it when uploading the pin, so the traffic from the pin will be directed to your Facebook post/video!

That’s it!

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Rachel Ngom

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“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

 

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Pinterest Marketing Strategy: My #1 Secret that Increased My Traffic from Pinterest by 1800%

Pinterest Marketing Strategy: My #1 Secret that Increased My Traffic from Pinterest by 1800%

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So, you probably know this already….but I’m obsessed with Pinterest.

If Pinterest isn’t a part of your marketing strategy for 2017, I’m asking that you reconsider!!

Pinterest is a FREE source of traffic that grows over time. Meaning I’m getting sales from posts I did 2 years ago #crazy.

Instagram and Facebook disappear within 24 hours…if people even see your post.

If you want to know more about why I’m so obsessed with Pinterest, you can read this post: https://www.rachelngom.com/6-reasons-use-pinterest-business/

So you’re on Pinterest and you’re dedicated to using Pinterest as part of your marketing plan…now what??

A major strategy that has been a part of my Pinterest success is BoardBooster. Have you heard of it?

When I started using BoardBooster, my traffic increased like WOAH. I was shocked. I was like where are all of these people coming from?!

Then I remembered I signed up for that BoardBooster thing. It works!!

So what exactly is BoardBooster and how can it help you with your Pinterest Marketing Strategy?

I’ll cover all of that in this post!

BoardBooster can help you do many different things to help you with your Pinterest marketing plan, such as:

  • Schedule pins
  • Contribute to group boards with campaigns
  • Join tribes
  • Improve pin quality by testing broken links and duplicates
  • Clean up your boards, split a board, or remove all unwanted pins
  • Optimize your Pinterest strategy by seeing analytics for your best performing boards, best times to pin, and more!
  • Looping pins

I’ll break down each part so you can really understand how it works.

Let’s start with the scheduler feature in Board Booster.

Scheduling pins rocks because you can publish your pin during the time when your followers are most likely to notice your pins. It also spreads your pins out over time so you’re not pinning 5,000 things at one time, and it saves you time! You can spend 30 minutes per month scheduling your pins out and you’re done! #yesplease

I get 34,000 people visiting my fitness blog per month from Pinterest alone…and I seriously spend hardly any time on Pinterest. Thank you, BoardBooster!

How does the scheduling feature on BoardBooster work?

The BoardBooster schedule uses secret boards to store up all of your new pins. Then, BoardBooster will publish the pins from the secret boards to your public boards at the time you choose!

You just need to tell BoardBooster how many pins should go on each board per day, the times you want your pins to go out, and the scheduler takes care of the rest! Cool, huh?

This is my fave feature in BoardBooster because as with anything you do in life, consistency is key when it comes to rocking your Pinterest strategy. BoardBooster’s scheduling feature makes it easy peasy for you to be consistent so you’re showing up in people’s feeds every single day.

When scheduling, I suggest that you do 70% other people’s content, and 30% your own content. I share pins that are going to be helpful and relevant to my audience as well as my own pins.

Let’s move onto the campaign feature.

Campaigns are to help you automate your contribution to group boards (group boards will be a topic for a whole other post—I’ll get there!).

Group boards essentially help you increase your audience reach by automatically sharing pins in the group board. It’s really easy to forget to pin to these group boards, so the campaign feature takes care of that for you with:

  1. Random campaigns, which are for contributing evergreen (timeless) pins to group boards. You can decide one or more of your boards as the source of pins or you can provide a list of pins that you want to run for the campaign. Then, BoardBooster will pick the pins out from your source board and pin them to the group boards for you. You will set up the time and how many pins you want to go out each day.
  2. Schedules campaigns will help promote new blog posts in multiple group boards (if your’e in more than one). BoardBooster will basically take pins from a secret board and repin them to multiple boards according to the schedule you set up.

The campaign feature saves a ton of time…otherwise, I would definitely forget to contribute to the group boards I’m a part of!

Alright, let’s move on to Tribes!

Bloggers who have similar interests can cross-promote each other’s pins in what’s called a ‘tribe’. BoardBooster’s tribe management tool will help automate the entire process. #ofcourse

You can join an open tribe, request to join a private tribe, or even create your own!

I haven’t personally used this feature (yet), but it sounds cool!

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Improve pin quality with the Pin Doctor!!

Have you met the Pin Doctor? He’s pretty cool =) This feature is one you definitely want to have in your Pinterest marketing strategy!!

To have success on Pinterest, you really need to focus on quality content, which means you want to make sure you don’t have pins with broken links, missing source links, or pins that link to irrelevant content.

The Pin Doctor will automatically go in and check all of your pins and detect any pins that have issues. It’s totally worth it!

The Pin Mover!

BoardBooster’s Pin Mover helps you clean up or split up late boards. It automatically finds all pins that match the criteria you enter and moves them to the board you choose.

This can come in handy if you have a massive board that you started with just recipes, and you want to break it up into  ‘keto recipe’ and a ‘vegan recipe’ boards. All you need to do is tell Pin Mover to find all the pins that contain the words keto or vegan and move them to your new board.

You can also remove all pins with a low number of reins to a temporary board, review them, and delete the board once you decide you don’t want to keep any of those pins.

BoardBooster Reports!

BoardBooster’s reports help you understand your audience so you can fine-tune your pinning strategies!

You can see the ranking of your board’s resin rate, monthly trends, follower growth, the best time to pin, and more!

Looping Pins

The looping tool feature in BoardBooster is an easy peasy way to continuously promote your existing pins to your followers.

If you’ve been pinning for a while, you probably have some great pins from a long time ago. Most of your current followers haven’t seen those pins or they don’t remember them!

The looping feature gives your old pins a chance to go viral by repinning them to the same board. #yeababy

When you loop a pin, you’ll end up with two copies of the same pin on the board. But when you’re setting up this feature, you can enable automatic deduplication, which will compare the total number of direct reins on your old pin with the new pin, and delete the one that is less viral. Makes sense? Basically, you’ll get extra traffic and growth from your old pins without having to create a ton of new content or repin your stuff manually.

The looping feature is going to work best on boards that have a few thousand followers already and at least 100 pins.

Alright, so you can obviously see that I love BoardBooster! It’s just a smarter way to grow your account…why do it all manually if you can automate it?!

If you want to do a free trial of BoardBooster, you can sign up for it here.

Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links which I make a small commission from when my readers purchase from the link. I only promote services and products which I think will benefit my readers and that I have personally tried myself.

Rachel Ngom

Entrepreneur, Author, Social Media Strategist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Email: clientcare@rachelngom.com

 

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

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How to Start a Successful Blog in 2018 (Easiest Ways to Start a Blog)

How to Start a Successful Blog in 2018 (Easiest Ways to Start a Blog)

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Thinking about starting a blog? Awesome!!!

I never considered myself a ‘blogger’….but when I started my fitness business back in 2011, I wanted another platform to share my tips, recipes, and more!

So I started a blog on WordPress. I had no clue what I was doing lol!

Since those humble beginnings (dude, some of those early posts are embarrassing!), I’ve been able to monetize my blog and make thousands of dollars through sales of eBooks and online courses.

In this post, I’m going to cover a few different options for you to start a blog.

I’ll give you a few options to create a blog for free, but I’m definitely going to suggest you start your blog on WordPress and pay for hosting. It’s cheap to start, and I’ll explain in more details in the post.

First, let’s go over the basic steps you’ll need to start a blog:

  1. Register a domain and hosting
  2. Pick your theme
  3. Modify your blog to fit your style
  4. Add any plugins
  5. Write compelling, consistent content!

Want to create a blog for free? You can use blogging platforms like wix.com, but I don’t recommend it for a few reasons…

  1. It doesn’t look as professional (they leave their logo on the site)
  2. The site loads slower
  3. Your customization options are limited
  4. You technically don’t own the content

The difference between a free website and one you pay for is literally $3/month. Splurge a little 😉 and own your blog!

Let’s get into the steps of how to create a successful blog in 2017!

How to Create a Successful Blog in 2017 Step 1: Register a domain and hosting.

You can use a site like bluehost.com to register your domain and hosting. Domains can cost as little as $10, or you can get them for free with your hosting package.

Quick tips for choosing a domain name…make sure it:

  1. Is easy to remember
  2. Is .com (not .info or anything like that)
  3. Doesn’t have any numbers or dashes or anything like that. Think simple over clever.
  4. Not sure what to use? Your name is probably a safe bet.

fitwithrachel.com > fit-with-rachel.com

Don’t get stuck on this part. Your content is ultimately what’s going to be the deciding factor in your success, not your blog’s name. Decide on a name and keep moving!

Here are step by step instructions to purchasing your domain and hosting with Bluehost:

1.Go to BlueHost.com. Be sure to use this link so you’ll save 50% and get a free domain when you register.

2. After you click the button to get started on the homepage, you’ll see the pricing options. You don’t need anything more than the basic version at this point, but when your traffic increases, you may need to upgrade your hosting (it’s a good problem to have ;)).

3. You can decide on if you want to pay month to month, by the year, or 36 months. I def suggest just paying for 36 months up front, you’ll save $$, and BlueHost offers a 30-day risk-free guarantee.

4. After you select your plan, you’ll choose your domain.

5. After you’ve decided upon a domain, you’ll just fill in your contact and billing info. You’ll have a few upgrade, options and the only one I recommend is Domain Privacy Protection, which will keep your info private.

6. Click submit then boom! You’ve got your own website!

How to Create a Successful Blog in 2017 Step 2: Pick your theme

After setting up your password in BlueHost, BlueHost should direct you to an area to pick out a theme. If not, just click on ‘appearance’, then ‘themes’ in your dashboard.

There are a TON of free themes that you can choose from, and you can change these whenever, so don’t stress out too much about this part.

After a few years of blogging, I decided to upgrade my theme to Divi, but you can totally start with a free theme if you’re on a budget.

Paid themes will typically cost $50-$100, but they’re typically more customizable and have better support than any free theme will.

Just keep in mind that 99% of successful bloggers own their website and they upgraded to a more customizable theme.

How to Create a Successful Blog in 2017 Step 3: Modify your blog to fit your style

After selecting a theme, you should be directed to the dashboard for your new site.

If you’re brand spanking new to the blogging world and you’re not a techie, this part may seem a bit daunting. It was for me…but after playing around with my site, I started to figure it out and now it’s easy. With the Divi theme, I do zero coding…it’s just drag and drop. #score

You’ll want to modify your theme to fit your brand, use your colors, etc. If you’re not sure how to pick out brand colors, I have a tutorial of how I picked out my brand colors and logo in my Insider Vault, you can join for free here.

Don’t stress. If at any point you think this is over your head, you can totally outsource this to someone on upwork.com.

Just remember, simple is best, and done is better than perfect. I put up rachelngom.com in a day, then over time I went in and made tweaks as I saw fit.

How to Create a Successful Blog in 2017 Step 4: Add any plugins

Plugins give your site a few more customized options, but don’t go crazy here. For every plugin you add your site will start to slow down.

The (free) plugins that I use and recommend are:

Yoast SEO

JQuery Pin it Button for Images

Social Warfare

Pretty Links

How to Create a Successful Blog in 2017 Step 5: Write compelling, consistent content!

This is the key part!! You won’t be able to monetize your blog if you aren’t actually writing content that helps others!

Decide on a niche topic that you want to talk about, and stay focused on providing a weekly post dedicated to helping others in that niche.

This post goes into a ton of detail about how to write awesome content that people will actually find. 

If you want to learn how to increase traffic to your new blog for free, be sure to check out Pin with Purpose, my course that will teach you step-by-step how I was able to increase the traffic on my fitness blog from 2,000/month to 36,000/month (for free).

Whew, I know that’s a lot. Just know that you can totally do this—if I can do it, so can you!

Question: Do you have a blog yet? If so, what is it? If not, are you going to make one?

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