If you want to smash it on Pinterest, you need to have rich pins enabled. If you’re wondering WTF a rich pin is, I’m here to help. This post will explain exactly what they are, why you should have them and how to set them up for your site. BONUS: Don’t fancy reading the tutorial? I can set up rich pins on your website for free! Before you set up rich pins, you need to have a Pinterest business account and verify your website on Pinterest. Related: A beginner’s guide to setting up a Pinterest business account (includes instructions on verifying your website) Rich pins basically levelRead More →

How to set blog goals for beginners

You’ve got a brand new blog and you want to rock your first month of blogging. But where do you start? One of the first things you should do when you start a blog, especially if you want to make money blogging, is to set blog goals. This will be your road map for success. This post will look at how to set blog goals for beginners. I’ll also share my goals for my first month of blogging (December 2017). I’m sure you’ve heard of SMART goals. They are goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely. So how is this relevant to blogging?Read More →

How to easily create pins that stand out on Pinterest. Make images using vectors and Inksape for free.

Do you keep seeing the same stock photos on blogs and Pinterest? There is an easy way to create pins with unique images in your brand colours that stand out on Pinterest home feed. You don’t need to be a designer or photographer. And, best of all, it’s free! Instead of using stock photos, another option is to use vectors. Vectors are computer graphics that can be scaled to any size without becoming pixelated. The colours can also be changed to match your brand. To create pins with vectors, you will need a software programme than can edit vector files (.ai, .svg, .eps files) suchRead More →

Have you got these 8 essential pages on your blog? You must have these pages before you start making money from your blog.

Whether you’ve just set up a shiny new blog or have been blogging for a while, these are essential pages for your blog. Depending on your niche, there might be others that you need in addition to these, but they’re a great place to start, especially if you are planning to monetize your blog. 1. Start Here This is an about page taken to the next level! It’s a page designed specifically for new readers to guide them through your blog’s highlights. It’s a page that introduces them to the blog posts you’re most proud of, while letting them find out a bit more about youRead More →

Can Pinterest really drive epic traffic to your parenting blog? I spoke to some UK parenting bloggers to find out and discover the secrets to success.

Do you want to get more traffic to your parenting blog? You’ve spent hours writing brilliant content and now you want people to read it. (And they totally should- you rock!). Maybe you’ve read some income reports from 6 figure bloggers. Ones that talk about how they get eleventy gazillion page views from Pinterest every day. But does traffic really grow on the magic Pinterest tree? I decided to find out. I asked some UK parenting bloggers for their thoughts on Pinterest. You might be surprised by what I discovered. Can Pinterest Drive Epic Traffic to Your Parenting Blog? Yes. And no. It seems PinterestRead More →

If you don’t have a Pinterest business account set up for your website you are missing out on free traffic. If you have evergreen content in pretty much any niche, Pinterest could drive a huge amount of traffic to your site. There are a few sides to Pinterest marketing that you need to learn about to generate traffic, including creating pinnable images, joining group boards and pinning strategically. But the very first step is to set up a Pinterest business account. This allows you to use the business account features of analytics, rich pins and promoted pins. You do have the option of changing yourRead More →