Get Ahead This Holiday Season with a Smart Pinning Strategy
*Disclosure: This post does contain affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure policy here. I only share courses that I have personally bought and have experience with in improving my own blog.*
Which social media platform is your number one referrer to your blog? If you are stumped by this question it is worth investigating. After two years now, Pinterest is consistently my number #1 referrer to my blog. Did this just happen by chance? No, two years ago I bought The Pinning Perfect course from Blog Clarity to learn how to use Pinterest to my advantage for my blog. A lot has changed since the first days of when I was pinning personally and then switched to a business account. If you haven’t got a business account yet for your blog or business you should consider it. But if you are unsure why not start here with Free Pinterest Holiday Cheat Sheet from Blog Clarity. Take advantage of this holiday season with a smart pinning strategy for your blog or business.
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VISME: A NEW CONTENT CREATOR FOR NON-DESIGNERS & TEAMS
*Disclosure: I was provided access to all of Visme features in their premium plan in order to facilitate this review.*
In the fast paced online world of content creation it is best to have as many tools at your disposable as possible. What attracted me to the Visme app when they approached me was their claim that even non-designers would be able to easily use their apps and become a better visual creator and storyteller. I don’t have oodles of time to spend learning how to do a lot of the fancy stuff but I do need to learn enough to help me create visual content. The Visme app can help teachers, or presenters create more engaging content to share. It can help content marketers with ad creations that make more of an impact and it can help a sole blogger like myself learn how to make more engaging content on different social media platforms. I will show you how I have used the new Visme app. (more…)
TOP POSTS FOR 2016: BOOKS AND STICKERS
Every year I get to the end of December and can hardly believe another year has just flown by. How does it happen? It has been a big year for me and the blog. I love having this blog as my creative outlet and I love sharing it with all of you. One of the biggest things I did this year was to begin growing my email list and open up the Adalinc to Life Members only page.
I am celebrating my 1 year anniversary with my email list by having a special giveaway only for email subscribers. My way of saying thank you for joining me, sticking with me as I grow and learn, and being a part of my growing community. As it grows, I will assess and change as needed. In looking back over the year I have rounded up my most popular posts just based on page views. Books and stickers. Enjoy in case you missed any and see you all in the new year. (more…)
NEW PICMONKEY TEMPLATES MAKE DESIGNING EVEN EASIER
*Updated – PicMonkey has changed things up a bit. They are now a free to try product. Those crown icons are now gone and you can try out all of their features but in order to do so you will have to start a free trial to save to the HUB, use custom effects or share or export your work. I have been using their templates now for a year and love them. They make creating and designing faster, and easier. It could be a card, a business card or different types of social media posts. Come on and see how easy it is to use the new templates over on PicMonkey.
*Disclosure – Please note that the PicMonkey links within the post use affiliate links which means at no extra cost to you I might earn a small commission on something you purchase through the link. I have been a PicMonkey Royalty member for almost 4 years and love using PicMonkey for my photo editing needs. I only recommend products that I use personally. You can read more here.
KID LIT COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY – Celebrate With Us
Tis the season of celebrating and the Kid Lit community would love to celebrate along with you. While winning $500 Amazon Gift Card would be super nice I also encourage you to check out the fabulous authors or kid book bloggers websites to see just how fabulous they there. Everyone loves writing books for kids or discussing books for kids. Perhaps, you will stumble upon some Christmas present ideas for loved ones in your family. Books always make a great gift idea. (more…)
PIN YOUR WAY TO MORE TRAFFIC THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
The busiest season for Pinterest is upon us. Chances are if you are a blogger you are blogging about topics such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fall, Black Friday, Christmas, New Years, and many more. If you don’t know by now that with the right pin can drive large amounts of traffic to you site, well you are missing out on a lot of traffic. It can be a pin from last year or years ago.
I have noticed it with my Halloween Planner Stickers post. I created this post last year and the pinned it last year. For most of the year it didn’t do very much at all but over the summer I started to notice traffic trickling in and now it consistently brings in the most traffic everyday. Traffic I had never seen before or saw last year. Read on to find out how you too can pin your way to more traffic this holiday season. (more…)