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How To Master Blogging From The Start

Hello my coffee addict sisters! I hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weekend. I personally got some things done that needed it. Like, relocating items around the house and purchasing two new dinner plates. Yes, I’m a weirdo when it comes to dinnerware. I only hunt for good pieces at ReStore until I find the ones that are high quality for $1. So many of our IG friends are often curious about blogging and truth be told, even after I try helping them……they get intimidated. I’m working on several different posts so that you don’t get overwhelmed. One might ask, “How To Start Mastering A Blog From The Start’. If you’ve checked out our step by step blog setup, you will still need guidance but that should help with some things.

HOW TO MASTER BLOGGING

If you already have your website set up, good! Scroll down below to learn how to master blogging from the get go.

I’m going to briefly go over how to set up a blog website again for those that are new here. I personally enjoy GoDaddy. They’ve helped me countless times and are proficient whenever I need help/fix with my websites. I have used them for well over 9 years and have never switched. I also use WordPress. Once you choose a hosting plan through GoDaddy, BlueHost or wherever, you’ll need WP. I am saying this because the SEO and everything you need to GROW is through this platform. If you’re already set up without someone else that’s perfectly fine. Continue learning how to grow from the very beginning.

Once you have everything set up to go with your plan ( through one of the mentions above ), you’ll want to login and start getting familiar with the platform. Link above for those that need help getting set up: there’s screenshots in that post that help you understand the WP dashboard. I’ll post more tutorials coming soon. Do a welcome post and start publishing. I will share tips on how to create master HEADLINES below.

You’ll need:

PLUGINS– important ones: Yoast SEO, Askimet, Really Simple SSL, and some other ones you may need are forms, social media share buttons, pin it button, email, etc…. PRO TIP: only install what you absolutely use and need. Deactivate and delete the ones you don’t. Same with themes.

THEME– whether you choose the free option or not, this needs to be done before you go live with your site. Install free ones under APPEARANCE-THEMES- ADD NEW. You can choose to purchase a gorgeous, simple, clean premade theme by my favorite designers.

PAGES– ( about, contact, shop { if you have one }, sponsorship or work with me, and a good category page link ) BTW: the ‘less is more’ plays a huge role when you’re creating your pages. you can successfully set these up under APPEARANCE – MENUS.

POSTS– start writing good content from the start: whatever your blog is about, get to publishing 1-2 topics per week ( this prevents you from looking spammy to Google……take it slow and then increase your posts to at least 5 per week if you can )

SHARING– getting up and running is wonderful…..then we must share! get on PINTEREST first. I’ll share more tips below about this. Pick two social media and start sharing your new website daily.

Mastering your blog once you’re all set up:

Get On Pinterest Straight Away– this is something every website, business and blogger needs above any other social media platform. Take Note that Pinterest is not social media, it’s a search engine much like Google. The reason this is top priority is because if you’re looking to grow fast and master blogging immediately ( whether you need to make money from your blog or not ) is imperative.

Choose Your Niche + Two Places You Want To Form A Community– this is where you will take off like a boss. So many businesses, bloggers focus on too many social media sites to get listed on and it runs them into a brick wall. You are only one person. Find your target audience and stick with 2 platforms that help you form the community you need for your blogs. Focus on simplicity not competition.

Proper Titles, Keywords and Content– pay attention this is important. When you’re new to blogging you don’t really know how important a headline is or focus keyphrases. I have yet to post about this topic in full detail but stick with me.

  • Catchy Titles show up on the first few pages of Google rather than plain, boring ones. If you are trying to master blogging right away, you will need to learn more about writing good titles. I know from experience and what gets top views are post titles like: how to’s, anything with a number in it IE: 87 Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas, DIY pastel planter with macrame. You get the idea? No…..okay, here’s a great post about catchy headlines.
  • Keywords are very important and that’s why we mentioned installing the Yoast SEO plugin above. Think like a Google searcher and type something into google search ( anything you might be looking for info on )………that’s how you have to create your keywords when writing your blog posts. Use the keyword that is in your catchy title several times throughout your posts. I’m going to admit that I’m very bad at this. But I’m learning right along with you.
  • Content is key and I published some good posts about this. Write longer ( 1,000 + word posts ) and break up your writing into paragraphs, bulletins, etc. Make it easy on the eye and not bunchy. Focus on your Headings: in wordpress there are things called BLOCKS now. You can add a new one by clicking the little plus sign + add a heading and use H2, H3…..from what I understand the H4 is not that important and I don’t go crazy using the heading 2. Use 1-2 times throughout the post to get those bold break ups between paragraphs. Proofread and proofread again. You don’t want misspelled words and errors in your freshly published content. Post worthy, not just to post. Try not to get off topic as well……which is easy to do! But you’ve got this. The more you write, the better you get.

Successful Blogging Tips For The New Boss Blogger

  • Create quality boards for pinning your posts! This is helpful- Canva is by far my favorite. I did upgrade to the premium version but I wanted to say it’s not much different. The free version will do just fine. As you can see I have made a couple graphics for this post to specifically pin because Pinterest is where my traffic comes from. I have some tutorials on this website for using canva but I will add more soon. Good photos and stock photos will go a long way.
  • Talk the walk. Or is it, walk the walk…..I don’t know!! I discuss this a lot!!! Know what you’re talking about and people will be drawn to just that. You cannot post stuff you know nothing about. Do research beforehand and share your experience, etc. It goes a long way……and if you don’t, well then fake it til ya make it I guess! Haha.

All in all, start a blog because of these reasons and not for money. I am going to admit, it was really hard for me to sign up for affiliate marketing because I stated so many times in the past that I DO NOT like it. However, I want to be able to share my tips and experiences with you all, so I have to actually get involved to see how it all works. Since there are so many interested entrepreneurs that would love to start a blog to make money, I will at least try to help those looking for tips. I only link to products I believe in and will not misguide anyone. I always speak the truth and will do my best sending out advice.

If you need me to post about anything ( blog related or not ), please comment below. Until next time, more coffee please!

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All You Need To Know To Be A Successful Blogger

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Hey, hey my coffee friends! What’s it like to be a blogger in the first place? Well…it’s pretty damn awesome. I’ve been blogging on and off for about 10 years now. I created a successful community back in 2010 and now I’m excited to bring a fresh new light to Coffee Addict Mama.

Define success:

success is creating, starting and never giving up

I was smacked in the face last week by someone who was snarky towards me for not making money off affiliate marketing ( from this new blog of mine ) and was thrown back by the way she thought that she was being funny! Do I know how to make money off a blog, well certainly. Do I have to do it through AdSense or Affiliate Marketing? Um HELLO, No! I can make money however I want and for them to think that it’s a shame that I don’t use ads, well I’m sorry….and who are you? The audacity of some people. By the way, this is not my first blog, has yet to be my only blog and if someone doesn’t like ADS, you can be a successful blogger making money without them.

I’ve been testing the affiliate marketing strategies on this blog and Pinterest. I’ll update you later in another post about how I feel towards messy ads and non-stop links. Today, we’re talking all things on :

How To Be A Successful Blogger (without the bullshit drama)

Starting a blog can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. First thing you need to know is that it takes work. But it’s fun work if you actually love blogging. You can learn how to love this. It doesn’t have to come natural to begin with. Overtime, I fell in love with it because I like writing, sharing life experiences and photography. I am a self taught html coder and find interest in designing graphics for not only myself but clients too.

  • We all start somewhere– you cannot expect to become famous overnight and to be honest, the smaller blogs are sometimes more attractive, down to earth and real. The first step is starting one.
  • Be you– I cannot stress this enough. If you are fake, people will pick up on that. There is nothing better than a true following. If you are anything like me, you’ll blog for yourself and if someone wants to read it, welcome! If they don’t, continue blogging. This blog is for you…..and when you be yourself…..others will be attracted to that.
  • You learn something new everyday– this is no lie. I cannot tell you how much I learn just by being a blogger. You will learn the ins and outs as soon as you start blogging regularly. It’s almost insane how much you learn + grow.
  • Posting– it has changed a lot since my first blog! If you’re not a daily blogger that is totally fine. Just post every couple times a week with worthy posts and do a really good lengthy one at least monthly (2000+ words). Include photos and graphics to pin.
  • Pin– Pinterest is my number one blog supporter. I post quality posts here on my blog and then immediately pin my graphics. This has been a game changer for me since I was so used to social media marketing over the years. Of course I share some of these blog posts elsewhere but pinning is my main focus. So when you blog, you must also pin!

Successful Blogging Tips

  • There is no right or wrong way– it’s just your way! I offer tips and such on this blog because I’ve learned so much but you don’t have to listen to anyone. Do what you wish. If you want to make massive amounts of money and like ads, etc…….go that route. No one can tell you how to do something. These are just tips if you like them, follow them. If you don’t, simply do whatever you want. If something works for you, follow it. If not, do some research and keep learning.

Mastering blogging straight away is possible. But it’s also a dedication. If you would love to figure out how to grow your business with a blog, just start, read helpful posts like these and no, not every blogger has to blog just to make money! A lot of people do it for business reasons ( which does bring in the money ), personal reasons, fun, and more. The possibilities are endless with a blog. You run it however you envision. If it doesn’t work out that I am sharing this space to promote healthy brands + offering advice, then I can always re-brand this bad mama! Nothing is set in stone and I do whatever I like.

The beauty of blogging is creativity, finding you and discovering a love that is fun, enjoyable and healthy!

What I’ve learned about being a successful blogger is this

  • You can never be unsuccessful unless you give up! I’ve deleted many blogs in my life. I’ve started some for business reasons, personal reasons and have owned many on different platforms. You are not a success because you’ve had your blog straight for X years. You are not successful because you make X amount of money off of it. You are not successful because you think your content is better than someone else. You are not successful because you have ads all over the place. You are not successful because you write daily.
  • You are successful because you figured it out. You are successful because you shared your story. You are successful because you didn’t give up. You started again. You got up and faced the thing you’re most passionate about. You are successful because you learned something new. You met some great friends and you did it. Your success is measured in all of those things that money cannot buy. You made someone smile, laugh or cry because they felt the same thing you did. You impacted someone’s life when they were at their worst. You crafted a neat DIY and made that recipe so we could enjoy baking in our own kitchens. You taught another mom that it’s okay to be imperfect, the dishes don’t always get washed and the lights may not always be on.

Success can mean so much if you just figure out how to claim it. It doesn’t matter how much money someone makes. It doesn’t matter if someone writes a little better than you. It matters how you look at yourself and how you define your own success. It matters how you treat people, how you learn, how you grow. It matters who you are. You are the only person that can make yourself successful….you just have to figure it out. And you will. Just don’t give up. Until next time, more coffee please.

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How To Advertise Your Business { For Free }

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You’ve started your business….now what?! I remember watching a television ad when I started my business and it played over and over again. Super annoying but I caught onto the message. He was a big time lawyer in SW FL and mentioned that if you do not advertise your business, there will be no business. Now, many of us only have enough money to get supplies and products for our new business. We’ve all been there where we get discussing the budget and finally realize that there’s none left over for advertising. No worries my boss lady friends, we’re talking how to advertise your business for free today!

Get Your Business Listed For Free

Google My Business– get your business on the maps and advertise your business daily almost immediately. This app is super easy to use, allows you to post offers, services, photos and more. It’s crucial that you have all of your ducks in a row ( speaking in terms of past experience ) because you don’t want to keep changing your business info: Google dings this as spam!

This app is not only for brick and mortars! You can have a business working out of your homes and list it on Google for better search results. I’ve honestly come across graphic + web designers, virtual assistants and more on Google. I’m assuming some even put their blogs on there. What if I don’t have a website yet? Google has a FREE website option as well. It’s not bad at all. I’ve used it several times and even received more clients this way. I do notice that when you keep changing things, your results go down so you want to stick with keeping things the same as much as you can. For example: if you know you’re going to be getting a website, hold off on adding that until you have it all set.

Google My Business Offers-

  • Create a post- this is much like social media posting but for your business. You can add a photo, title, description and even add offers, link buttons, and tags.
  • Photo uploads- these photos will be published so potential clients can see your work. So, utilize this feature often. BONUS TIP: go to Google Maps once your business is listed on Google My Business and find your business. Now upload some photos there.
  • Insights, Reviews and Follows- they now allow people to follow your business account. They also encourage you to offer a welcome deal to anyone that follows. Reviews are important. Google wants you to respond timely and be as professional as possible. Look at your insights often to see where your business is. This reveals how many people are searching for your type of business and keywords to help you boost your business to the front page of Google.

Ways To Advertise Your Business For Free

Pinterest- This is important even if you don’t understand why! And we’ll discuss how this platform benefits you and your business. Pinterest is a search engine much like Google. This is the place that EVERY business should be listed because it’s almost more powerful. I was able to skyrocket my Coffee Addict Mama account in less than 2 months. If you need some help getting started, I share + edit TOP tips to growing your Pinterest account often because it’s extremely crucial no matter what kind of business you own.

Whether you have content to pin doesn’t really matter at this point ( if you’re new to the platform ). All you need to focus on is getting a business account set up ( if you haven’t already ), creating a killer bio, using a professional profile pic, and starting your boards. You will need to start pinning daily ( I recommend manual pinning but you can use an App such as Tailwind ). The more you grow your business, the more content you’ll create to start pinning. WHICH will then lead to your website or even your social media accounts. Yes, people pin photos and graphics to their Instagram, YouTube and even FB. It’s a little tricky to understand but the more you get used to it, the more you’ll understand. Just know that you need to create graphic photos or original photos to upload to Pinterest and then be sure to link it to your website. If you don’t have a website, link to the social media account where you want business.

You can also make money on Pinterest if you create a passion for it! I will be posting more about Affiliate Marketing coming soon.

Facebook- While FB and IG offers amazing ad options, I still think they’re only good for specific niches. Most businesses don’t see results unless you are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on ads. There is definitely a FREE way to promote your business on Facebook. Creating a page for your business is important. Although many small businesses use their personal FB accounts, I don’t recommend that.

1.) Keep your personal and business accounts separate on Facebook. You can certainly share your business posts from your page on your personal accounts but for the most part, don’t overwhelm your current account with business posts because well, it’s just not professional. I have an album on my personal account for my work portfolio because I like to share it from time to time but 98% of my business posts are on my business page. You can set up a page rather easily.

Click on the pages button and then CREATE. If you already have a page you can start using it daily to start promoting your business. The key is to utilize this social media platform. Don’t think that starting a page and neglecting it will bring you in customers or clients. You have to POST and post relevant, attractive content to earn business.

2.) Join local groups. This is where many people go to ask for recommendations and your business should be recommended. You can either comment on posts or create posts ( if those groups allow you to ) and introduce your business to those group members. Encourage people and friends to share your new business page and do as much as you possibly can to utilize this amazingly FREE way to advertise. If you’re a local business you can search your city in the search button and groups should pop up. If you’re a global business, join groups in those niches.

Word Of Mouth- This may seem silly or even mostly, common sense but a lot of business owners do not know how to gain customers this way. Sometimes it’s the ONLY way your business will survive. When I first started my cleaning business I was able to draw in new clients by offering a FREE cleaning with every 5 referrals. So a fantastic way to get the word of mouth flowing is by offering a deal to those existing clients. Also, remind everyone to leave you a Google review. This boosts your ratings fabulously.

When I was learning about promoting my local business, there were posts upon posts telling everyone that they had to be on Manta, Bing, Yahoo, Care, LinkedIn, Yelp……and every other business website that wanted to really just hassle you for money to show up on Google’s front page and while that works for some, it DOES NOT work for many. For most of these, it’s a scam. If you list your business for FREE, they somehow make it so that they hurt your business rather than help it. So if you don’t need to be listed there, steer.

Live Videos and IGTV only works for specific niches. If you’re in the fashion and beauty biz, get those videos going. If you are posting LIVE videos just about anything in hopes to earn your MLM partners, it doesn’t work for everyone. Most the time, it’s a waste of time. You really gotta know your business, your products and yourselves. It’s a tough game out there. If you are doing what everyone else is doing……it may not work for you because the game doesn’t work that way.

  • Passion- build it, create it. If you want to grow your business naturally, you need to have a passion for it. Doesn’t matter if it’s MLM or not…..if you’re not passionate, the money doesn’t exist.
  • Show Up- just because you created the page, the account, etc…..doesn’t mean it works for itself. You MUST show up every single day and promote your own damn brand. You are your brand. Treat it as such.
  • Don’t Give Up- that shit’s for the birds! If you are passionate ( there’s that fancy word ), then you drink, sweat and breathe that shit daily! From early morning, noon and late night. This is your business. This is your life. Make it grow.
  • Trial + Error- you have 6 months to a year to figure out if these FREE ways to advertise really works. If for some reason they are not; re-organize, re-focus, and re-tackle. Evaluate what it is that’s not working and research new ways to create.

An experienced salesman once told me that if you pay for advertising it has to be something that you invest in for the life of your business. If you only advertise every so often, it’s a waste of time and money. Customers become customers because they see something all of the time. If you promote free or paid, it doesn’t matter. The key is frequency. You’ll gain business when you find the value in the business yourselves. Until next time, more coffee please.

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Why I Don’t Use Email Marketing or Sales Funnels To Make Money

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Ello Coffee Addict’s! Today I’m discussing why I don’t use email marketing or sales funnels to make money! I am an experienced blogger who created Coffee Addict Mama to share tips and talk a lot about coffee. Haha. I also wanted to help you learn more about blogging, growing your social media accounts and genuinely give real advice without you having to pay for it. Just recently I changed my money mindset. Six income hustler, coming soon! It’s a book about growing up poor and how I have worked my ass off since I was a little girl. I can’t wait to publish it.

WHY I DON’T USE EMAIL MARKETING OR SALES FUNNELS TO MAKE MONEY

First of all, I don’t understand much of it. I am a very simple person and like to keep my blogs, websites, ‘making money’ all easy! Oh, you feel the same way…..whew!!! I thought I was the only one who enjoyed simplicity. Email marketing has been going on for decades. This is nothing new. I never really heard the term ‘Sales Funnels’ until I joined some groups on Facebook. And this was just recently. Long story short, I tried signing up for affiliate marketing back in 2010, never understood it, so I never applied it to my life. Fast forward to this year, I signed up again ( with Amazon ) to try and understand, learn more about it and perhaps teach those interested in the truth. Everyone makes it sound so easy, it’s totally fucking NOT! More about that coming soon!!

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Disclaimer: I am not a sales expert, don’t participate in MLM’s ( new term as well ) and I’m only speaking on behalf of what I believe in as far as making money goes. I don’t wish to offend anyone who chooses to do these styles of marketing, this is just my personal business.

I’m currently mastering Pinterest and stumbled upon a blog post telling new bloggers the top 5 things that they fail to do when starting a blog- email marketing being one! I beg to differ. It’s your blog and you don’t have to listen to anyone. Listen to me and be yourself. If you feel it’s not for you, don’t do it!

A lot of you may read or hear that you HAVE to join these types of marketing in order to make money, I really don’t care! I don’t like them and I don’t want to use them. When I started a mom blog many years ago, it was great because blogger would send email reminders to everyone following my blog as soon as I published a new post. That’s what people subscribe to your blog for. This is totally okay. I don’t currently have a subscribe button here on Coffee Addict Mama because I’m still trying to figure out what format I want to use. Yes, I’m probably the ONLY one without a subscribe form on her blog!! Whatevs. I’ll add one whenever I want. That’s the thing about blogging. It’s yours. You do it how you want and if you think you have to follow everyone else’s tips because you do in fact want to make money from it…….there’s other ways to bring in the dough.

Again, I’m not trying to bash anyone who uses email marketing and sales funnels to create an income. Make money how you like making money. I personally do not like it. I first became aware of sales funnels when I signed up for a FREE course on staging homes. As most of you know, I clean for a living and wanted to expand my services to staging, interior styling. I knew that I had to have a degree of some sort for interior design and that just wasn’t in the cards. Personally, I love styling and upon researching, I stumbled across a fantastic AD on FB, signed up for free and learned a LOT!! Those email marketing and sales funnels tactics are GENIUS. At the time that I signed up, I did not know that it would lead to courses you needed to pay for. That’s when I said, ‘AHA’ that’s what sales funneling is. Did I opt in?! No. I learned enough from the free courses. I knew by the time that the free emails were over with, that I wasn’t ready to pay for something that I could teach myself.

That’s all really awesome. So why don’t I use email marketing and sales funnels to bring in added income?!

  • It’s A Lot Of Work– a lot of writing, a lot of work….oh, I said that…ha! I’m not going to lie, it’s all great tactics as I mentioned above. It’s seriously amazing that people have the patience for this. I do not.
  • Creativity– I’m creative but not that creative. I tried sending out emails one by one for my cleaning business and it was all personal. And what I mean by that is, I talked to each client personally not writing one email for mass marketing. If that makes sense. I signed up for Mailchimp and started looking at the templates for Email Marketing and got confused after 5 minutes. I mean really so much goes into understanding something that should be super simple. I told you, I’m an easy gal. If I can’t figure out how to create something pretty fast…..goodbye!
  • Confusing– It is confusing to me. Email marketing is simple in it’s own entity. I guess I understand it. But it’s like creating new content all too often. Maybe I’m confused with how it really works. From what I understand, you create content related to whatever your brand or business is ( whatever you would like to sell ), send out mass emails to everyone on your list, in hopes they will purchase your product, services, etc……..Perhaps I’m making it confusing when it doesn’t have to be. I mean, am I the only one who doesn’t get it. Okay, I get it. I understand what it’s all about….but I get confused with how one has that much time on their hands to constantly create posts and ads. I don’t know. Am I confusing you yet?
  • Spammy– It wasn’t nearly as ‘SPAM-MY’ when I first started receiving emails about the staging. It became spammy when I learned what I wanted to know and then it started getting annoying. I felt like she just kept talking about NOTHING. Does that make sense? If you understand where I am coming from, I like to get to the POINT. I’ve always been a chop-chop type of person. Let’s get to the point. If I’m teaching you something, I want you to stay tuned in. I get bored fast okay?! The other thing that gets me peeved is too much. Too many emails, one after another and that’s all I’m seeing in my feed. You gotta go. I guess there’s a right way to do things and some people are just way TOO MUCH.
  • Feels Pushy– As mentioned in the spam section above, it’s just down right pushy. A little too much. Desperate. I mean, not all are. Seriously, don’t take me wrong. Not everyone is like this. It’s the ones that are, that ruin it for the rest.
  • Authentic or Fake– While many people that use email marketing and sales funnels are genuinely authentic and speak the truth; there are many, many, many people out there FAKING it to lure you in. That’s just not attractive to me. I would NEVER do that to anyone to make a quick buck, that’s just my take. I’m not going to create courses for you to pay for when the information is on the web for free! If you search hard enough, you will find it. For free.

I believe in genuine relationships and email marketing for me, just sends bad vibes. That’s why I don’t use email marketing or sales funnels to make money. I can find other ways to generate income. If someone wants me in their inbox, they will ask me to be there. My box is always open. I often get messages asking for help on how to blog, what to do about starting a business, how to grow Pinterest, etc. And that’s good enough for me. I’m not going to spam potential clients. I feel like if what I have is good enough, they’ll find me!! Until next time, more coffee please.

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How To Make Money On Pinterest

Start brewing the coffee and grabbing another cup! You’ll need it. I started blogging back in 2010 and have no idea why I didn’t use Pinterest to my advantage back then. What?! The first thing you need to know about Pinterest is that it’s NOT a social media platform. Again, it is not. It is actually quite similar to Google. It’s basically a search engine with nearly 300 million active monthly users. When someone is looking for a recipe, they go straight to Pinterest. So, how can you make money on Pinterest. We’re going to dive right in because it’s something I’ve been mastering as of late.

First things first. Start an account or change your personal to business. The importance of having a business account means everything.

You need it.

Go To Edit Profile | Account Settings | Scroll Down To Convert To Business Account

Once you have your business account set up, create a great BIO. Your profile pic should be clean, clear and NOT a logo! People who may want to pay you, like to see who they’re working with.

Now that those 3 important steps are out of the way, begin by creating your BOARDS. Here’s how to skyrocket your Pinterest rather quickly. I’m currently at about 500K and these tips work!! Get at least 10 boards started. You’ll need to pin, pin, pin. But be careful what you’re pinning. You don’t want to pin bad links. We’ll talk about that soon as well. Also, manual pinning will take you farther than using something like Tailwind. I know nothing about any scheduling apps, I do everything ORGANICALLY.

Organize your boards and profile to be attractive to potential clients. Use these 7 tips to successfully build any business. I also have some great ways you can make money off a blog if Pinterest is not for you!

HOW TO MAKE MONEY USING PINTEREST

Not everyone will have the patience for this. With any business, you need to commit, use time management and be consistent. If you’re ready to make some money online using Pinterest, let’s get started.

Pinterest Influencer – after you’ve conquered the pinning, creating an awesome account and building your boards, you can start treating your Pinterest like a business. Brands and companies want to work with you if

a.) you have over 500K monthly views

b.) you know how to pin/what to pin

c.) you’re active || I’m skipping over the followers because following is not that important when it comes to Pinterest. I discuss why in this post. By having a Pinterest account that attracts businesses to want to work with you is all you need. They’ll contact you for ad promotions and possibly want you to manage their accounts for them.

Virtual Assistant – Becoming a virtual assistant can lead you multiple jobs even outside of Pinterest. The great thing about being a VA, is that you can manage your time better. If you build your account to be a million monthly views, you can make anywhere from $25-$65/hour.

Pinterest Manager – Much like the two mentioned above except you are working on only their Pinterest account and growing it for them! You manage their boards and pins helping them grow their account like you’ve grown yours. A manager is more time consuming as in a daily activity for numbers goal. Like mentioned above, manual pinning is better for SEO results and growth, so be dedicated to only what you can handle. A Pinterest Manager can make up to $895 per month/client. You polish up their boards, pins, and bio’s. Edit as necessary, pin daily, monitor the account, frequently share updates with the client on how everything is going, etc…..etc. If you need help with your accounts, I’d be happy to work with you!

Affiliate Marketing – As most of you know, I just started with affiliate links. They are not something I fully enjoy doing but in order to write some topics about it, I need to dive in. Currently I only work for big companies like Amazon and Wayfair (I have not used the Wayfair because I don’t understand it as of yet but I did sign up). The more you affiliate, the more you make. The links can now go into your Pinterest pins as well. Remember that keywords equal success, so create pins that drive traffic to reach your commission goals.

Shop Sales – If you own a boutique shop or handmade, selling your products/services can be hard. Not anymore. Pinterest is where your stuff needs to be. You definitely want to pin your photos to Pinterest daily if you’re trying to sell your items. This is great for clothing stores, antique shops, craft and jewelry. Set your Pinterest account up with your shop website in the bio, make boards relating to your products and start pinning. This generates traffic to your websites which leads to sales.

Set Up – If you’re anything like moi, you set up accounts for your clients to get them started. This is a better option if you don’t have time to invest in monthly clients such as a VA, manager. You start the account for them building X amount of boards and then they take over the account and handle it from there. I also include tips with each of my clients on how they can be successful on Pinterest, which leads to my last tip on how to make money through this platform. Typical set up fee can be anywhere from $50-99.

Consultation – A Pinterest consultation is when someone wants to pick your brain for tips leading to success. You can set up a phone chat, skype or emails to sell your ideas, how stuff works for you, etc. Obviously you need to know Pinterest in and out before you go advertising your services. But if you want to make money……learn as much as possible to teach your clients. My DIY consults are anywhere from $120-350.

Stay tuned for more about Pinterest. Along with blogging tips, I will be doing a ton of tutorials as well as business tips and online money making strategies. You won’t want to miss. Until next time, more coffee please!