Wow list Number 7 - What we loved in March - by Curly Carrot

Our March discoveries include a lovely online course, brilliant book and free download and lots of Pinterest help and inspirations!

Our favourite podcast

We loved being guests on the OGB podcast this month with the inspirational Lola Hoad! We chatted all things Pinterest and its Power for creative business owners; how we met and decided upon starting a partnership and juggling family life with growing a new business.

Our favourite blogpost

We wrote a blogpost for our friend Julia this month @humphreyandgrace
‘How Pinterest Can Help Your Photography Business To Grow’⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Julia says most of her social media lead website traffic actually comes from Pinterest. “Yes I have a large following on Instagram, and a much smaller one on Pinterest, that doesn’t matter. Consistently Pinterest is doing a better job of bringing people here than Instagram. So why is this good news?
Because Pinterest has free, unbiased advertising potential. Even if all you are advertising is how lovely your photographs are, there’s a whole new audience waiting to be reached. And how much more potential sits there for those who have something to sell…? ”

Our favourite online course

Little Stories of My Life ~ Circle of Pine Trees
We enrolled on this course at the start of the month to learn to tell our stories in our own way, with meaningful words and soulful images. We have loved checking in on the daily lessons and weekend challenges and are so enjoying the process. It feels good to focus on something that is separate to work but will help work too!

The next course starts on Monday 3rd June 2019 and runs for 5 weeks, finishing on Saturday 5th July.

Our favourite book

Hashtag Authentic ~ Sara Tasker.
Need a little help on mastering Instagram and finding creativity? This beautiful book is a masterclass on how to turn your Instagram account into a successful creative outlet. It takes you on a journey of discovery offering essential tips, advice and guidance on how to follow your heart and stay true to what you believe in and your values.

Our favourite creative 

This month we asked our Instagram friends for a favourite creative they had discovered on Instagram. We love these discoveries:

Jessica Sharville Illustration ~ Illustrator, Printmaker, mural artist​
Emily Notman ~ Mixed media textile artist. National workshops for groups & education. East Midlands classes and day workshops.
Little Peach Portraits ~ Capture the essence of your favourite people with a modern, timeless piece of artwork. Handcrafted by Pia. Graphic artist. Wife. Mother. Life juggler.

Our favourite free download

MY SELF IN FRAME Free self-portrait guide to your first decent selfie, and many more creative ones to come… #myselfieinframe Barbora Kurcova @herinternest
Attaching your face to your work means everything becomes more personal but people like people and your customer will relate and connect to your business more if they see you! Reluctant to show yourself on your website and social media channels? Just the idea of it terrifies you? Then this download is a good place to start!

Our favourite Pinterest Tip 

You can now upload videos as Pins! Our latest blogpost shows you how to make a video for Pinterest. In 2019 internet video traffic will account for 80% of all consumer internet traffic so you can’t ignore it!

Our favourite Pinterest Account 

Kathryn Davey – Naturally Dyed Textiles ~ Online store selling naturally dyed Irish linen & natural fibre textiles, products. Designed & hand-dyed using pure plant extracts in Dublin, Ireland.
Kathryn completed our online course ‘GROW YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS WITH PINTEREST’ this month and her account is beautifully cohesive; showcasing her beautiful products and reflecting her values and style. We love it! ?

This course was refreshingly achievable and I have already implemented the steps necessary to start using Pinterest to its potential. I also really appreciated the cost of the workshop, as a small business owner this can be challenging with so many expenses to justify however this was definitely worth the money. If you have been meaning to get a handle on Pinterest this is a fantastic place to start.

Our favourite Pinterest board

Creative Office Space Inspiration ~ Workspaces for creative business owners. Office accessories, stylish storage solutions and house plants.
With two long weekends coming up in May it’s time to nail down that DIY list. Share your best bank holiday projects, tips and hacks on Pinterest. We’re inspiring those looking to give their creative workspace a makeover with this Pinterest board!

March Wow List by Social Pow Wow

We’d love to hear what’s WOW’d you this month! 

We hope you enjoy our recommendations and we’d love to hear yours.
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