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New to Pinterest? Start here first.
If you’ve been on Pinterest for awhile and have a basic understanding of the platform, but are looking to take your Pinterest game to the next level, start here.
Since we use Pinterest all day every day, I’ve compiled some of our favorite tools and resources to help you maximize your Pinterest efforts. These are tools I’ve used and/or purchased myself. They are super valuable to me and my team.
If you have questions about how to market on Pinterest, I’ve recorded a podcast answering them all!
Pinterest Scheduling Programs
Tailwind — My absolute favorite scheduling program. Easy to use, great analytics, tracking, and smart scheduling. Add just one or multiple accounts.
Pinterest for Business Tools
No matter what stage your business is in, it will have legal needs and requirements. Whether you know about these or not, the requirements are there and can be enforced if you are found without the proper documentation on your website. I don’t say this to terrify you, but often times, we just don’t know what we don’t know.
I recommend these tools because they can help boost your Pinterest presence by encouraging your blog readers to share your content and follow you on Pinterest.
Boost Pinterest followers numbers with the MiloTree pop-up. Learn more about why I love this Pinterest pop up and how much my follower numbers have grown since using it.
You no longer have to choose between SEO, Pinterest, & screen readers. The Tasty Pins plug in is a simple WordPress image optimization plug in that let’s you please both the Google and Pinterest Gods.
I take seriously the courses I suggest for purchase because I value your business building time. I’ve peeked inside these schools/courses to verify that the content is solid. I’ve met with the owners and work with them personally to confirm they are helpful teachers.
Pinning Perfect — the ONLY Pinterest course I endorse. It’s updated regularly and will help you build a solid foundation for your Pinterest marketing that will help build your business. Check out my interview with the course creator Melissa here.
Pin Practical Promotions — All things Promoted Pins, from A to Z! Now that Pinterest has gone public, the platform will be needing more ad dollars. We have seen the add tons of great new options to the Promoted Pins platform and Monica is THE teacher you need to start seeing sales and conversions from your Promoted Pins.
Insights & Stats for Pinterest — A great companion course for developing a full understanding of both Pinterest analytics and Google analytics. Once you take Pinning Perfect, you’ll have a list of strategies to put into place. This course teaches you what you need to know in order to track your results and make informed decisions about Pinterest strategy. Kristie Hill is an analytics ROCK STAR and super knowledgeable about all things Pinterest!
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing — I have heard nothing but rave reviews about this course. Blog post after blog post tell me that what Michelle teaches in this course gets the monetary results you’re looking for. If you want to learn to monetize your blog, this is the only course you need.
Food Blogger Pro — I work directly with Food Blogger Pro as an expert in their community. This is specifically designed for food bloggers both new and advanced. The information within this membership site is extensive but laid out well so you’re not overwhelmed.
Elite Blog Academy — This the mother of all blogging schools and I’ve personally seen the continued success stories this school is producing. Ruth from Living Well Spending Less is committed to helping her students learn the best way to blog and grow their business.
iPhone-o-graphy course — How to capture high-quality photos using your iPhone. I have met Chaitra and she is a great teacher. She knows her iPhone and how to use it just like a dslr. If you’re not quite ready to make a big camera purchase but have an iPhone, this is your course.
Pinterest Graphic Tools
Creating the right Pinnable images can make or break your strategy. Use these simple, free tools to get started on making images that fit your style and attract pinners.
Canva — Free and easy to use and perfect for beginners. Stock images for $1+
Can Stock Photo — $1+ images for purchase
PicMonkey— Paid option offering tons of features (you can try it for free for 7 days). Easy to use but stock images not available for purchase.
Social Media Management Tools
Growing a social media management company takes time and the right tools that don’t take up all that time. Here are a few integral tools that I use to grow Simple Pin.
Freshbooks — I use this for all my invoicing needs. It takes 30 seconds and I’m done. Love it.
LastPass — This allows me to keep all my passwords secure for both me and my team.
Yesware — If you’re drowning in responding to emails, you absolutely MUST get this on your account.
ConvertKit — I use this for my Simple Pin email list but I also created a special email list for my clients so I can quickly email them updates or changes we’re making.
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