Ready to Boost your Pinterest Marketing?

Have you considered using Pinterest and not sure where to start? 

Or are you using Pinterest and not gaining the momentum you’d like?

A few months ago, I took the advice of several colleagues and signed up for Angie Gensler’s Pinterest Marketing Pro bundle. In this bundle are 2 very in-depth courses, the Pinterest Marketing 101 and Pinterest Traffic Trifecta. 

Since completing the 1stcourse, Pinterest Marketing 101, and creating my business account, my monthly views have increased steadily to over 80,000 during the peak relocation season. Click throughs and engagement has increased. More importantly, email subscribers are growing and the course is selling at a faster rate than from Facebook and Instagram. 

There are over 40 videos in this self-paced course. They begin with how to step-by-step use Pinterest, create viral pins and write great descriptions. The courses also cover research and proper keyword usage. Spreadsheets to track analytics, swipe files, e-books and templates are included. Also software recommendations, a $30 credit to Tailwind, a closed Facebook group with support and answers to your questions and so much more. 

The thing I love most 

Pinterest is more search engine than social media platform, which I love.  Users come to Pinterest to search for specific needs, ideas, inspiration, DIY projects and more. Once they find what they’re looking for, the pins are saved onto boards and in the process, shared in the feeds of their followers. The ability to join group boards and tailwind tribes to further share and promote pins are also huge benefits. Angie explains all of this.     

If you’re concerned that your business is too local for Pinterest, use your location as a keyword in pins and on boards. Make sure that you’ve clearly stated where you’re located on your website and in blog posts, too.

My Pinterest account is still and will probably always be a work in progress, as I continue to learn and test (again, all explained in the course). I’m so happy with the results and the help I continue to receive. I’ve signed on to be an affiliate* simply because this course has made such a big difference in the success of my business and I’d like to spread the word to help other businesses succeed, too, under Angie’s guidance. 

At the very least, I recommend signing up for the Pinterest Marketing 101 course. This course is jam packed with vital information to create a successful campaign that will drive traffic back to your site. And one final reason to sign up today:  There are 291 million monthly users reported in the first quarter of 2019, according to https://www.businessofapps.com/data/pinterest-statistics/.

So, for more information or if you’re ready to sign up, click here

*As an affiliate:

I earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase using the affiliate link above. The price you pay will not increase when you purchase through my link. I’m an affiliate simply because Angie Gensler’s Pinterest Marketing Pro bundle helped my business tremendously. If you take the course and are willing to do the recommended work, I believe that Angie Gensler’s Pinterest and related courses will help your business as well. Please keep in mind the responsibility of researching and deciding which course(s) are for you and your business is yours. 

Being New in Town … doesn’t mean you can’t go first.

Being new in town can be challenging, and lonely. I’ve made the mistake of spending too much time unpacking and pulling the entire house together before I finally got out and started to get acclimated. At that point, I was exhausted and emotionally drained, and it pretty much sucked.

Unpacked boxes and your chaotic, messy home are temporary. Stepping away and out is an of kindness towards yourself. Becoming familiar with your new surroundings will help you feel grounded and acquire place attachment much faster.

Start with making the most of running out for food and household needs. Use sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor and anything local to find your favorite stores. Look for the local markets as well as big chains. And use these sites again later when looking for activities near you.

Outings don’t have to be just about errands. Start scouting the area, look for restaurants, coffee, home décor and more. Extend your errands to include a stop, something that brings you joy, even if you’re eating out by yourself. You’re new in town and may (hopefully)discover that going alone can be more fun than unpacking at home.

Make small talk with people you encounter, and at the very minimum, smile at people you pass. If it feels awkward, do it anyway. Whether you get to know the people you run into or not, most of these people are a part of your larger community.

It’s also normal for all of this to feel surreal for a while. And possible that you think you see people you know, or someone who look a lot like a friend or neighbor from your previous town. Or, maybe that’s just my weird thing each time we move.

Being new is the perfect reason to go out alone.

Going out alone only feels as weird and uncomfortable as you allow it. Most people won’t notice and those who do will more than likely be giving you a thumbs up in their thoughts. An added bonus, going alone means that you get to do the things that you want to do, on your agenda.

Relocation is an opportunity for a fresh start, if you desire, and to experience new people, culture and growth. A time to recreate yourself, your routines and rediscover what lights you up. Take time to reflect and journal, create lists and take notes during this transition. If you want to dig in, some questions to ponder:

  • What are my hobbies and passions, or some that I’ve neglected or haven’t pursued yet?
  • What kinds of places would I like to check out: coffee shop, yoga studio or (insert interest here)?
  • Are there any changes I want or need to make to my routine or in general?
  • What would I like to see happen living in this new place?
  • What can I do to really enjoy the process of being new?
  • When you have an idea of what interests you, finding activities and groups to join becomes easier.

As you’re meeting new people, make the first move and ask potential friends to coffee, lunch or on a playdate with the kids. Being new in town doesn’t mean you can’t go first.

If they say no, consider asking again. The timing, their mood, something that has nothing to do with you may be why they say no the first time. And keep going, keep asking.

Being new is the perfect reason to go first.

Finding new friends is like dating, and completely worth all of the agonizing moments. Ease in slowly and connect with 1 person at a time. Or dive in and attend big social gatherings. What feels best for you? Finding friends can happen quickly or, in my case, can take a few years to find the very right ones.

Connecting to people in a new place is a crucial component of loving where you live. Consider writing about your journey, laughing along the way or whatever you can to embrace and enjoy this process.

And when you’re ready for bigger challenges, sign up for Relocation Recovery or consider coaching.