Best Practices for Using Pinterest Promoted Pins

Most Pinterest users who have upgraded to a free business account can purchase ads in the form of Promoted Pins.* These ads can help boost traffic and brand awareness in a way that caters to creative business owners.

How to Take a Selfie: A Professional Photographer’s Tips on Lighting, Background & More

As a creative person and a small business owner, you may have wondered how you can photograph yourself and still put your best digital foot forward. Getting professional photos is a great option, but sometimes you just need to take a quick shot to help market your business. We asked a professional photographer for expert tips on taking great selfies. Here’s what she told us!

7 Tips for Pinning Seasonally

As the holiday season nears, many creative business owners are making plans for how they’ll reach their customers online. Pinterest is a great place to connect with customers and build brand awareness, and taking time to develop a seasonal pinning strategy could boost engagement during the busiest shopping season of the year. Here are seven tactics to reach your customers with seasonal pinning efforts.

The Benefits of Limiting Your Time on Social Media

“Although getting hacked is a horrible experience, there could be a silver lining of sorts. Some creative business owners find that easing up on social media frees them up to focus on their primary handcraft, and allows them to plan, strategize, and research effective business practices, while still marketing effectively enough.”

How to Pick the Right Social Media Scheduler

Posting to social media to drive our creative businesses is no longer just an afterthought. Without an effective process for posting to social media in a way that is both meaningful and engaging can become a challenge when we’re posting on a daily basis.

In a noisy online world, there’s one way to keep your social sanity when it comes to the task of crafting your social media posts– batching and scheduling them in advance.

How to Put the Marketing Funnel to Work for Your Creative Business

The marketing funnel describes a customer’s theoretical journey from not knowing anything about your product, service, or business, to becoming a customer. It can be an effective tool for handmade businesses trying to increase awareness, sales, and customer loyalty.

SEO Tips and Tricks to Optimize Your Website

earch Engine Optimization is the steps you can take to increase organic traffic to your website through search engine results. Here are 20 SEO tips and tricks to optimize your website.

12 Great Podcasts for Creative Entrepreneurs

Looking for an engaging podcast to listen to while you work in your studio? Need some motivation and perspective for your own entrepreneurial efforts? Check out some of our favorite business podcasts for creatives.

Getting Started on Pinterest: Growing Your Brand Through Visual Search

Pinterest is an anomaly in the social media space. Rather than a place to connect with friends, Pinterest brands itself as a “visual discovery engine.” Pinterest users, or “pinners,” use the platform to share their inspirations, create curated pinboards to help guide their projects or plans, and use Pinterest search to find ideas, inspiration and products that they need. Boasting 175 million users, Pinterest is driving tons of traffic to online shops.

2018 Social Media Image Sizes At-a-Glance

Part of having a polished visual face for your brand online is having beautiful images. Here’s a handy guide to all of the image sizes and types required.

Should you Host an Instagram Takeover?

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your Instagram marketing. A takeover might be a great next step to increase the impact of your Instagram account.

Put Your Phone Down and Get More Done

Social media fatigue is hitting hard in 2018 as makers spend more time trying to “beat the algorithm” to connect with our community. Between our desire to reach our customers online, and the dopamine hit our brains receive each time we check social media, many of us are grappling with bad habits around screen time. Erin Dollar gives us some tips for carving out time to let our minds wander.

Recorded Webinar: Creating and Nurturing a Facebook Group for Your Business with Ebony Love

The landscape of social media is changing, and Facebook’s new focus on fostering relationships and community means that having a Business Page is no longer enough to get noticed and heard. Learn how you can use the power of Facebook Groups to create unforgettable experiences for a captive audience that will generate cash and build community for your shop or brand.

Is Blogging Dead? Not So Fast

Don’t believe the hype. Blogging isn’t dead. In fact, it’s more alive and relevant now than it’s ever been.

How to Run a Facebook Group Like a Pro

Facebook Groups are a popular way to create a community around your business or brand. There are a number of things to consider before you open the doors.

LinkedIn for Craft Professionals

LinkedIn claims 500 million users, with about 100 million using the platform actively—that’s a big audience that you don’t want to ignore.

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