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Building Your Tailwind Tribes

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Building Your Tailwind Tribes

So you love making handmade things, and you have been sharing your handmade passion on Pinterest. You are hoping to start a business that will make some extra cash, and you are wondering why the process has been so difficult. You spend hours a day creating pins and filling your boards, but the traffic and sales you dreamed of have been slow in coming. How do others manage there Pinterest and keep a constant flow of traffic, pins, and followers? In this article, I’ll talk about the Tailwind App, and let you in on how it works and why it might be a good fit for your online business.

You probably already know that social media is the number one way to bring traffic to your website where they can shop for your handmade goods. The tailwind app could be the help you have been waiting for. It takes a lot of time to maintain social media platforms to advertise. Many of us do not have the extra time to spend posting and pinning throughout the day and night. And we need to make sure that our products stay in front of the people around the world in a steady flow of pins and posts. This is where Tailwind can come to the rescue

What Is The Tailwind App?

Tailwind is a social media scheduler and manager that works as a browser extension. It is designed to take some of the fuss and complication out of maintaining and growing your social media following. It is specifically designed to work with Pinterest and can make the process a breeze. Maintaining Pinterest properly, advertising in a consistent way, understanding how your followers are growing, and why, is very important.
We all want to spend the bulk of our time with our family, working on our craft, and living life. Pinterest is a fantastic way of generating sales leads and even more important knowing what your followers want and filling your email list. Tailwind can help you do that. It works with Instagram as well as Pinterest, but the free trial makes it easy to test and see if it is a good fit for you.

What Does Tailwind Do?

Tailwind helps with almost every aspect of managing and scheduling your Pinterest. You can schedule your photos and videos to go out automatically. There are Hashtag suggestions, and it has a smart scheduler that will post when your followers are online most. Because it is a browser extension it will work from any site you are on and you can create 10 pins in one place. There is a drag and drop calendar and analytics on each pin and board. The advantages of Tailwind go on and on. It is a great way to keep you Pinterest humming.

What Are Tailwind Tribes

“Tailwind Tribes” is the group function that allows you to work with other like-minded people to help grow each other’s Pinterest. You can join Tribes in an astounding amount of niches and find new content to share on a daily basis. Teaming up to win with Tailwind Tribes is a great way to expand and learn.

How To Increase Pinterest Traffic

Tailwind can help you increase the traffic to your Pinterest by working while you are doing other things. It doesn’t matter if you are sleeping, at soccer practice with your kids, or on a beach, you can keep the Pins going out and speaking to your customers 24/7. But there are many different ways you can use Tailwind to increase your traffic. Smartloop is a newer feature that will allow you to automate your seasonal content and keep it coming at the right season without you having to worry.

Conclusion

I hope you have enjoyed our information on Tailwind. I have tried to give you a quick overview of what it is and what it does. Creating your handmade goods is your passion but sometimes we need to move some of those goods and earn some real cash. Growing your Pinterest is the best way to do that and Tailwind is another tool that can truly make that possible.

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It’s Never Too Late to Start Journaling

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It’s Never Too Late to Start Journaling

Journaling is a great way to express yourself. Whether you are wanting to journal just to keep track of your thoughts or you are wanting to journal to express what is going on in your life to other people it is a great way to be able to jot all of your feelings down.

Who Is Journaling For

Anyone can journal. All you need is a notebook and a pen or even a computer. You can journal by writing your thoughts in a book or you can type them out on a computer. Journaling is a great way to be able to get your feelings out in a healthy way. It is also a great way to be able to tell your story. Having a journal might allow your grandchildren or even your great grandchildren down the road to be able to read your story.

Everyone should keep a journal. You can talk about anything you want in your journal. You can talk about how your day was, how you are feeling, what you did at work, what you got at the store, what your dog did today. You can talk about absolutely anything that you want.

Turning Your Journal In For Money

A lot of people take their journaling and turn it into a job. You can turn your journaling into a blog. When you have a blog a lot of people can learn from your experiences. Whether you are a mother who is writing about her mothering experiences or you are journaling about just your everyday life if you put it in a blog a lot of people will be willing to read it.

Journals That Last A Lifetime

When you leave a journal behind it can be passed down from generation to generation for a very long time. It will be amazing for your family members years from now to be able to look back at all of the experiences that you faced in your life. It can teach them a lot.

Journaling is great. Journaling is something that is going to be around for a very long time. No matter if technology continues to grow or if we go back to just pencil and paper people will be able to journal. Writing down your feelings and your experiences is something that is going to continue to be a growing trend for a very long time.

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Female Entrepreneur Blogs to Follow in 2020

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Female Entrepreneur Blogs to Follow in 2020

If you are a woman entrepreneur or want to be, here are the best blogs to follow in 2020. It doesn’t matter if you are in the dreaming phase of starting a business, or you have a business plan all ready to go and your still saving money to start. With this arsenal of business-savvy women, you can get the extra inspiration and knowledge you need to take the next step.

In the business world today there is incredible pressure and competition. Women helping women is a great way to overcome some of those obstacles and join forces with others who have made the leap and understand where you are. I hope you enjoy visiting these websites and feel the excitement as I did.

Emma Drew

Emma Drew’s Blog

Emma Drew has an all-in-one information and training website that is inspired by her courageous life story. A story that took her on a journey from leaving South Africa in fear and the experience of hunger and poverty, to the success of a six-figure income. On her website, you will find out what you can do to create your own story of success you can learn great ways to be self-employed and work from home and you can complete a free 6-week money making course. She has numerous blog awards and has had several media appearances. She also has a “Work with me” offer that will enable you to get help with advertising and promoting your business.

Denise Lee Yohn

Denise Lee Yohn’s Blog

Denise Lee Yohn is a business professional that specializes in helping her audience through her exceptional branding concepts and through her books and public speaking. Besides her talents as a business specialist, she is quite an adventurer having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and is a professional ballerina. But her expertise in business is made available on her website where you can read about her work, buy her books, and find out about her consulting services. But there are free videos and links to her blogs where you can learn from her wealth of knowledge and put it to work in your business. She has been called the “expert to follow when branding your business” by Huffington Post, INC. and Publishers Weekly.

She Owns It

She Owns Blog

If you are a woman entrepreneur and you’re looking to be dazzled with inspiration then Sheownsit.com is the place to go. Every woman has a story and hopefully, we can write our own stories of success. We need to create our own personal stories about how we made it, and when we made it our own.

Celebrating, supporting, and connecting women is the motto of Sheownsit.com. You can feel the spark of inspiration when entering the website and we all need a daily dose of encouragement. You can find help with ad sponsorship and Banners as well as finding conferences across the USA and the world that will inspire women entrepreneurs and bring them together. You can submit a guest post that could possibly be published. Read the blog that is full of insights and tips for being the best female business owner you can be.

Launch With Rika

Launchwithrika Blog

If you need some encouragement getting started as an online entrepreneur. Launchitwithrika.com is a great place to get your feet in the water. This blog will cover how you can find products to sell. There are set up instructions for building an online platform for your business. Experience is the best teacher and why not learn from the experience of others. Launchitwithrika.com has a wealth of knowledge to get your business legs under you and take those first baby steps.

The digital images are inviting and put you at ease. Right away I felt as if this website was going to be straightforward and easy to understand. But just to be clear, if you have been in business for a while the learning continues into the deeper aspects of online business management. She has blogged on subjects like SEO and how you can get good branding logo ideas.

The Work At Home Woman

The Work At Home Woman Blog

The work-at-home woman was created by Holly Reisem Hannah. The website was noted as: “one of the top 100 websites for your career” so what does that mean? It means, if you are looking for work at home opportunities you can likely find it at Workathomewoman.com.

There is a huge curated list of work at home jobs. You can also find ready to start business opportunities that provide a ready to go business model. But if a job or business opportunity is not what you were looking for then check out the other extensive lists of work at home ideas. She will also walk you through starting your own money-making blog. This is truly a great resource for those longing to leave the rat race and work from the comfort of their own home. You can even get ideas on self-development and saving money.

Classy Career Girl

The Classy Career Girl Blog

Classycareergirl.com was launched in 2010 and has been named one of Forbes 35 most influential career sites. On the site, they say when women support women incredible things happen. And they pledge to be your guide, cheerleader, and teacher. Classy Career Girl or (CCG) is all about helping you as a woman to reach your full potential. At the website, you can subscribe to their podcast on your favorite platform and you can also read an extensive library of Blogs.

They are categorized and it is easy to find what you’re looking for. To seal the deal they will email you a stylish 90-day planner to help you get started on your business. It is free of charge and in printable PDF form. If you feel like a classy career girl you’re going to be right at home here. There is a lot of information training and good things for free.

I hope you get your favorite mug and beverage and settle in for some very interactive and engaging fun. Making handmade Goods is your passion and the way you fulfill your need to create. But selling your creation will help you to be able to continue that passion in the future and share it with others.

As women, we aspire to do great things. Many times those great aspirations are just one step away. It is wonderful to have the knowledge of other women who have made the journey and succeeded. Be brave and take that first step, it is the hardest part.

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Get Creative and Make Money – my favorite places to sell online

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Get Creative and Make Money – my favorite places to sell online

Do you have a unique talent whereby you create hand-crafted items you would like to sale? If so, you will find some hints on where to sale these unique pieces.

We often have friends tell us how beautiful the picture is we just finished painting. Or, other friends tell us the birdhouses we build are unique. It would be helpful to sale these items before we fill the house while also making a little money. The following are some ideas on where to go to sale your hand-crafted project.

Etsy

Etsy Main Page

Etsy is an online business where you can sell what you want. Some of the people using the shop are full-time sellers, others are part-time, while the other group sale once-in-a-while. The key to using Etsy is to begin by reading their seller handbook. Before opening your store, you need to understand SEO, photography, and marketing. Then, after opening, you need to plan to put in the work that is required. You cannot just plop a picture of your item and, like magic, expect it to sell. You want to make sure your store is appealing to your customers. Etsy offers a great search tool for people to find you. If you are willing to put in the work, Etsy will help you to make a profit.

eBay

eBay Handcrafted Pieces

Most everyone has heard of eBay, right? If you decide to sell on this site, you need to do your homework first. There are a lot of things you need to know to be successful. Some people find the site complicated; however, once you get the hang of it, you will surely find great success. If you are starting, you might consider starting slowly. You need to learn all you can by reading the rules. You should also have a basic business plan. The great thing about eBay is that there is a buyer for almost anything you have to sell.

RubyLane

Rubylane Arts

This site is excellent for a person who is gifted at creating unique hand-crafted items. The site is easy to maneuver. You do not need to be a computer whiz to find your way around. The cost of opening a store is reasonable. Each time you go to this site, you will discover the love and dedication people put into their piece of work.

ArtFire

ArtFire Main Page

ArtFire is another site where you can sell items you have made. ArtFire is known for their handmade artisan shops. The independent shops’ owners, numbering in the thousands, come from all over the world. The site offers a variety of items ranging from crocheted rag dolls to beautiful furniture.

Amazon Handmade

Amazon Handmade Thanksgiving Decor

Amazon is a well-known name in the area of selling. The company offers artisans another location to sell their handmade products, which might be anything from paintings to jewelry. They take pride in promoting the many artisans who use this outlet to sell their wares.

Perhaps you spend many of your hours creating handmade items. If you do this regularly, you might consider selling some. This will allow you to make some money. There are a variety of online sites you can sell on. Each store is as unique and as different as your handmade projects. You might choose from Etsy or eBay. Others might feel more comfortable with RubyLane or ArtFire. Then, you can also choose from Amazon Handmade. The choice is yours.

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Why I love RubyLane

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Why I love RubyLane

As an artist, it was has never been the money I was looking for, but the satisfaction of knowing others appreciated the love and dedication I put into each piece. I did a lot of research trying to determine my best match to use as a “shop.” It didn’t take long for me to realize that RubyLane would be my new home.

If you are searching for a place to sell your unique homemade items, I know you put forth a lot of hours and hard work to make each one special. I also know that a piece of your love and heart is in your work. Therefore, you want a place to go where others will understand and give your work the appreciation it deserves. The customers at RubyLane will meet all of these criteria. The contacts I have made make me realize how much they care and how much they appreciate my work.

Rubylane

Comfortable Setting

After I visited the web site, I immediately knew RubyLane was my best fit. I felt comfortable. I didn’t see all of the complicated instructions to do this or to do that. Or the small words to tell me how much money it would cost me.

Pictures Made Me Feel “At Home”

I saw pictures that made me feel comfortable. Maybe it was because I could relate to so many of them. A lot of the photos reminded me of everything from my childhood and all of the years since.

My Personal Shop

Then I spotted the area that read, “Open a shop on RubyLane!” I got so excited I started reading all about this possibility. I learned that people, like me, have shops from all over the world. I saw some of the items they offer, and once again, I felt so comfortable. I imagined how I could have exclusive sales, offer specialized items, and all sorts of things.

Special Events

I pushed the icon for “Special Events.” I was delighted to see all of the added ways I could connect my art with the many days where unique items were offered for sale.

Hand-Crafted Items

Later I found a page offering unique lockets for sale. This shop is where I made my decision to join RubyLane. Why? Because I could see the detail and dedication, the owner put into each of these pieces of art. Each one was unique and beautiful.

If you have been looking for a home for your hand-crafted items, I feel confident that RubyLane will meet all of your needs. The prices are reasonable. Renting a store is made simple. Loading your products is easy. The help from RubyLane is offered with genuine care and concern. Like me, once you visit, I know you will be sold.