Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pinterest Marketing: Drive Customers to Your Site With Promoted Pins, Buyable Pins, and More Kindle

Pinterest Marketing Guide was published on Kindle just a few days ago. I was intrigued by the title and decided to give the book a try. After all it was not very long, just over 80 pages and was not too expensive, Free if you have a free reading account with your Kindle device.

So I actually chose to buy this book. When I buy things and have spent my hard earned dollars I feel that I have "skin in the game" and am more critical of the book.

So my verdict on this book?

It was worth my dollars!

The book assumes no knowledge of Pinterest, so the first couple of chapters  are not required reading if you already have a Pinterest account and are a regular pinner.

As the book moves on from how and why to set up an account for your business it brings together lots of ideas including building on the social media side of Pinterest as well as explaining the new and varied use of Promoted Pins and how they work to analysing your traffic analytics to find what your audience is really re-pinning and liking. A great help when you are trying to create an audience and drive traffic to your monetized sites

I immediately took some of the ideas from the book to try on my Pinterest boards and now just 48 hours later I am seeing increased traffic moving on from my Pinterest pins and going to my various affiliate accounts and a increase in sales through those affiliate links.

So to read what others say about the Pinterest Marketing Guide click here

 Pinterest Marketing: Drive Customers to Your Site With Promoted Pins, Buyable Pins, and More Kindle Edition
Pinterest Marketing Guide on mazon kindle

Friday, August 19, 2016

Social Media on Pinterest

The world of Social Media is ever changing. What was true last week is not guaranteed to work next week.

This Pinterest board contains some of the latest books on SEO and Social Media Marketing now available.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

How Pinterest Has Increased My Earnings

In February 2016, I took another look at my Pinterest account. I have had a Pinterest account for  two or three years but I didn't really use it that much.

Cover of  Pinterest Power book, one of the books that I have read recently to increase my income from pinterest pins
Pinterest Power
I had considered Pinterest to merely be a website for collecting images and saving the occasional post or recipe. I had not thought that it had moved on a great deal from when I had first joined a couple of years ago.

But moved on it has. Now Pinterest is a massive search engine. It can drive lots of traffic to your blog or store.

For instance I created a board to drive traffic to my zazzle.com store, Bretsuki's, I used to receive between 15- 18 views from links per day from various blog posts, sidebar links etc.

After creating a board for specific categories in my store, such as birthday cards, t-shirts etc. My daily link clicks rose to 45 or more. Those are regular figures, somedays they are less or more but they consistantly exceed the earlier averages.

So Pinning to Pinterest boards helps increase traffic for my own store no problem.

The second way to earn I discovered is to look for specific categories on sites such as zazzle.com and amaxzon.com. By posting these links with the addition of tracking you can have other pinners re-pin or share your pin in interesting categories, then these get re-pinned and often include your tracking code. So you are effectively having dozens or hundreds of your pins on the Pinterest site.

If a pinner then buys those items in the case of zazzle.com or uses the link to go to amazon.com and buys anything from the site, you are credited with an introduction, advertising payment.

From zazzle alone I have seen my earnings increase over 200% in just six months and a 60% increase on my amazon.com advertising fee income.

Bear in mind these amounts are increasing all the time. With every new pin my tracking number can spread many times and the scope is only limited by the interest in a particular item.

I have created a collection of Pinterest books available from amazon.com within my Search Engine Optimization Store. To see this collection of both kindle and printed books go to Pinterest at the SEO Store.

For a little investment in time I am now enjoying  a good increase in income and am learning more about Pinterest marketing everyday. Give some of these books a read, try some of their advice and you too could see your income stream begin to grow nicely.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Collectable Coins

2016 American Silver Eagle Dollar just one of the coins now available from our coin collectors store
2016  American  Silver Eagle Dollar

Collectible Coins at Amazon.com

The Amazon Collectible Coins Store features rare coins, modern coins, U.S. Mint sets, and gold and silver coins for coin collecting. With a focus on unique and authentic collectible coins, shop for items from the Saddle Ridge Hoard, the 2014 Baseball Commemorative series of silver dollars, and more for your coin collection. Our selection contains professionally graded rare U.S. coins including colonials, half cents, large cents, small cents, state quarters, silver dimes, and even the elusive 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent. Our coin collection also includes the popular busts, such as Morgan dollars, Silver American Eagles, and American Gold Eagles.
To complete a set of coins based on year, series title, or denomination—whether it’s a silver proof set, a gold liberty head, or a buffalo nickel—sort by mint year, mint location, and denomination, to start. To discover the exact coin for your collection, filter your search by condition, grade rating, and metal. With consistent, standardized titles across all coins, the Amazon Collectible Coins Store ensures easy discoverability. In addition, you can examine high-quality images of both the obverse and reverse sides of each coin.
As we grow our collection of coins, the Amazon Collectible Coins Store has something for everybody, whether an experienced collector or those starting a collection with their first coin. Coin collecting is a hobby that not only provides personal gratification and great potential investment value, but also carries historical significance. Amazon provides the ideal platform to purchase new, old, and valuable coins, sell existing coins, and to continue updating your coin collection. Find a coin for yourself or one as a gift to an avid coin collector. Check back often for new coins and collectible coins for any level of coin collection.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

When Frustration Hits!

We all have one of those days. Sometimes one of those days can just roll over into one of those weeks.

When frustration meets anger and anger leads to more frustration. Well take a shower and change your shirt.

Here is a shirt to bring a smile. the "Aargh! Bumfizzles" shirt. Say goodbye to the Aaarggh! Bumfizzles of your life and smile.

Angry Frustration T-shirt
Angry Frustration T-shirt by Bretsuki
Find other Funny T-Shirts at zazzle.com

Saturday, April 23, 2016

My Experience on Teespring

Recently I ran a campaign on Teespring.com.

I am looking to raise funds to help me produce a television program on a local PBS channel. The program is called 'Blindside Fresno' and it aims to inform the people of central California about issues  of blindness, eye care and spotlight blind talent in the area.

Recently I decided to post a design on Teespring, the  on demand t-shirt printing service. 

The service allows you to set sales goals and profit margins for a range of items such as T-shirts, sweatshirts and long sleeve shirts.

After you have added your design to a selection of items, you post the design then publicize it to drive traffic to your campaign. After a set time period, 1 to 3 weeks, your campaign ends and if your minimum order number is exceeded then shirts are printed and despatched to the purchaser. The campaign can then continue quietly in the background contributing cash to you or your organization.

For my campaign I set a three week time limit and to sell a minimum of three shirts. RThis was exceeded and so the shirts were shipped promptly.

The shirt arrived about one week after the campaign closed. Print quality is excellent and clean. The shirt is of excellent quality and a good fit for size.

William Elliott, producer of Blindside Fresno wears the "Hug Me' shirt that he designed for sale on teespring.com
Me in my new Teespring shirt

The money raised from the sales of the shirts also arrived promptly within five business days of the ending of the campaign. Granted it was only a small amount due to the low minimum sales I asked and a low profit margin but it was in line with my estimates and I was very happy with the product and service in terms of getting the money quickly.

If you would be interested in continuing to fund 'Blindside Fresno" by purchasing one of these shirts they are still available from Teespring Hug Me Penguin shirt

I cannot guarantee that you will be hugged everytime you wear the shirt. But I will always appreciate your support.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Waking Up Blue

So I woke up

No not blue as in sad, lonely and depressed. I mean blue as in the color.

Well the story behind this is a little long so here are the highlights.

Not long ago I had some pain in my left shoulder and neck so went to bed. My wife called the ambulance and gave me some baby aspirin. Within a few minutes I was being whisked away to hospital and after a long and sleepless night was admitted and tests showed I had had a heart attack.

I was taken down to the operating room for some procedures to look at my heart more closely and after clearing a few blood vessels was sent to recovery.

There I began to feel really awful, faint, coughing and nauseous. I was surrounded with lots of people doing their own thing as I passed out.  I think I remember lots of talking and stuff but my mind is pretty fuzzy over this matter. Then I remember telling someone I wanted to be sick.

To this I heard the reply,"You gave us a bit of a shock there. You were a pretty strong shade of blue for a while."

Well if you want to have a big heart attack I guess that being in a hospital recovery room is the place to be.

Upon release though I was told to radically change my lifestyle, and one of the major areas to change is my diet. So I have spent my time recently looking for healthier options in eating and this inspired me to add the Healthy Eats Cookbook Store to my range of book stores on amazon.com.

Why not take a look at Healthy Eats Cookbooks today.