Our April 2019 discoveries include a lovely online course, brilliant book and free download and lots of Pinterest help and inspirations!
Our favourite blogpost
We were invited by Folksy to write a guest blogpost. We put together 7 easy Pinterest & Instagram tricks for independent shops, designers and makers selling online. Click here to read: https://blog.folksy.com/2019/04/09/pinterest-and-instagram-tips
Our favourite podcast
The Power Hour
In the spirit of powering up all areas of your life we’re recommending you listen to the Power Hour!
Our favourite online course
* CreativeLive offers online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. There are some brilliant marketing and sales classes for makers. A few of our favs: ‘Build a Successful Creative Blog‘, ‘Turn Your Etsy® Shop into a Sales Machine‘, ‘Double Your Followers with Creative Marketing Course‘ & check out CreativeLive’s free on-air classes
Our favourite book
Playing Big ~ Tara Mohr A practical guide for brilliant women like you. There’s a really interesting section on self-promotion that often proves tricky for women. It is important to be comfortable with self-promotion because it leads to professional success. We love the three ways to think about it in this book that feel less sleazy, less uncomfortable and more aligned with our values. We bought our copy from the online SMUG store.
Our favourite creative
SarahLou Francis ~ WildBlume Photography Storytelling Lifestyle+Brand Photography for Wildhearted Creatives.
We’ve met SarahLou at several events we’ve attended where she has been photographing, including the February 91 Magazine Seek-Inspire-Create and we adore her photography style.
Our favourite article
We are all about women supporting and encouraging women. There is a real power of the combined voice of women, helping and lifting a community. Have a read of this great article: Women Helping Women Isn’t Just A Rallying Cry. It’s Good Business
Our favourite Pinterest Tip
Consistency is key! Pinterest likes fresh content that is inspiring and valuable consistently. Pinterest describes ‘fresh’ content as content that is completely new and old content that has updated images or text. This is one of the reasons why it’s good to have several different images that link to one landing page (blogpost or product page).
Our favourite Pinterest Account
Zoë Power | Beautiful Simplicity ~ Photographer and designer of inspirational quote prints & affirmations | simplicity | wellness | creativity | colour | nature | coastal living
Zoë completed our online course GROW YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS WITH PINTEREST and her account is looking beautiful and driving traffic to her website…it’s working!
“I used to think I had a good handle on Pinterest until I started this course and realised how much I didn’t know – I’ve learnt so much! It’s given me an excellent grounding in how to use Pinterest more strategically and has really helped me focus on my brand. It was well structured, easy to follow and thoroughly enjoyable. I’ve never been so excited to complete my “homework”! It was also really helpful to have Georgie and Dörte on hand to answer my questions as they came up in the Facebook group. I can highly recommend this course to anyone looking to understand more about Pinterest and how it can help to market your small business.”
Our favourite Pinterest board
Grow Your Creative Business With Pinterest ~ Examples of perfect product and service pins with good keyword descriptions and hashtags.