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New Pinterest Profile for 2018

This past week, Pinterest rolled out a new look to Pinterest profiles. Let’s walk through all the changes to your updated Pinterest profile … plus I’ll share some tips on how to optimize your profile now, to take advantage of the 2018 Pinterest updates. This post contains affiliate links. What’s new in 2018 with Pinterest […]

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New Following Feed on Pinterest … and a new 2018 Pinterest Strategy

The new “Following feed” on Pinterest is an exciting improvement for user experience, showing all the pins from the accounts you follow, in real-time and chronoligcally. But the new Pinterest Following button and Following feed have Pinterest business users scrambling to create a new strategy that includes growing followers. Since Pinterest introduced the SmartFeed, followers […]

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Instagram Scheduling Tools Update 2018 – What You Need to Know

On Tuesday, Instagram announced an awesome change and benefit to Business Account users! One of the hardest things about using Instagram is the lack of a true scheduler. You know, one where you schedule the post and it goes up without you having to do anything else. These schedulers do exist (grum.co is an example) but it’s against […]

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Tailwind Tribes are now PUBLIC!

The Tailwind Tribes community started about a year ago with just one Tribe and nineteen Tribemates. Today, there are thousands of Tribes spanning a wide variety of niches. Chances are, if your business or blog has a niche, there’s a Tribe for it. Until today, Tailwind Tribes has been available by invitation only, but now, with […]

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Hashtags on Pinterest – Hacks you need to try!

In September 2017 Pinterest announced that they were turning on functionality for hashtags. You could always add hashtags to your posts on Pinterest however they weren’t clickable until now. All of a sudden they flipped a switch and you can click and search hashtags on Pinterest with incredible results. It used to take months to […]

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Networking on Instagram … what you need to know before you network

The #1 thing I get asked is “how do I get more followers?” What they are really asking is “how do I get more customers/ make more money?” Networking on Instagram is a great way to find potential customers and partners. But you can’t start there … there are a few crucial steps you need […]

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VidSummit recap -17 Takeaways from VidSummit 2017 Los Angeles

Last week I went to VidSummit, a conference for video makers and marketers in Los Angeles, California. After being hit with ads from Gary Vee and Shonduras all over Facebook plus seeing testimonials about how great VidSummit is, I bit the bullet and grabbed a ticket. I was done with conferences for 2017 but I […]

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How to write gift guides

Last year I quadrupled my affiliate income. A few years ago, I met this new blogger who told me she was making $10,000 a month from affiliate income. Last summer, I would have still been skeptical of her. This year, I know that it is entirely possible and then some! I increased my income by creating […]

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How to get into the Moolah Course!

Do you ever feel totally lost when it comes to getting more followers, email subscribers and fans? You are definitely not alone. In fact, most people will tell you that you can grow your fans, your followers, and your reach … but it’s going to cost you advertising dollars. We’ve all heard that Facebook is […]

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The truth about shadowbans (and how to REALLY use hashtags on Instagram)

Over these last few months it seems everyone’s Instagram strategy has been turned upside down. What’s the real truth about shadowbans on Instagram … and how should you really use hashtags on Instagram? You might have noticed that your posts aren’t getting the great engagement they got in the past, you’re not gaining new followers, […]

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