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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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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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Negative Comments – why they are not welcome

Whether on social media, blogging, or creating a business, these days it is all about cultivating a community around a common interest. I’ve seen so many people defend the “rights” of the community when it comes to leaving negative comments. It hurts me so much to see the people creating the blogs, businesses, and online content […]

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How to Embed Video in your Blog Posts

Something somewhere somehow got a kink in it when WordPress updated again and all of a sudden, all of the plugins and tricks we were using to embed videos STOPPED working. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! But wait. There is a way to fix that! The problem comes in two places: When you paste the url for your video […]

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20 Things I Learned at BlogHer – Conference Tips + A #BlogHer16 Recap

When I posted in Smart Creative Social (our Facebook group) that I was going to BlogHer, everyone wanted me to share what I learned from the conference. I shared as much as I could via Snapchat and Instagram Stories but there’s a whole lot more! I had my laptop and WiFi and my external hard-drive […]

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