Getting Started, Pinterest Business

Pinterest Business
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Why Should My Business Be On Pinterest?

Have you wanted to get started on Pinterest for Busines but have no idea where to start? I have heard your cries! I have created a how to get started on Pinterest for business guide for you.

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In case you do not already know, Pinterest is for more than just cooking, crafting, and fashion. Many businesses have gotten ahold of the power of Pinterest in generating clients to their websites. There are a lot of people who would jump on the Pinterest wagon if they only knew how . . .

How to Get Started on Pinterest for Business?

Pinterest accounts for business should not be time-consuming or difficult to open. However, for many people it is. Keeping the frustration factor in mind, I have created my first e-course to get you started. I will walk you through each step and explain how you will open your Pinterest business account. You will definitely need a Pinterest business account, even if you already have a personal account. The Pinterest business account is free and will give you the analytical information you need to see how your pins are performing.

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I have been a Pinterest user for at least eight years. The first time I experienced Pinterest, I did not like it. It looked very busy and I did not revisit again for some time later. When I went back to Pinterest I had a better understanding of how it worked. Pinterest uses pins that generate interest that will generate traffic to whatever your pin is selling. It could be anything from recipes to marketing your product.

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Pinterest Business
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Pinterest the Underutilized Platform to Increase Traffic

So why Pinterest?

Increase traffic to your website? Pinterest is probably the most underutilized platform that does just that. Creating pins can be quick and easy. So many people think of Pinterest as a recipe magnet (and it is) but it can be used for so much more. I created a YouTube video on Pinterest if you need a visual to go with this post.

Well, the social media world seems to be limitless when the topic of increasing traffic arises. Keep in mind that you’ve got to be wise about how to attract your target audience.  Your creativity can help you a lot in making a great impression and keep up with it.

And what is more amazing is that we can generate organic traffic through a platform – Pinterest.  Pinterest is a social media platform that you should include in your marketing. Let us learn about how powerful it is to your audience.


Reason#  1: Your pins are active for weeks, compare that to Twitter and Facebook!

Reason#  2: It drives more visits.

With that being said, how can we gather more interaction using this platform?

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Here are 4 ways to increase traffic by elevating your techniques on pinnings.

Step #1: Go ahead and sign up for an account.

If you still don’t have an existing account, sign up or if you already have one, open up a business account. This will really let you see the impact of what you are doing on the platform.

To help you on decision making, data is available when you access the Pinterest Analytics.

Step #2: Give the best description of the pin. This will tell your readers what is it all about.  More than that, here are some tips on how to make a pin more successful and to maximize its potential.

  • To create more engagements, your pin should show that it is needed or gives a solution to what pinners are seeking.
  • It has to be very precise. A short and direct explanation of what the pin is all about. Yet with the good amount of information to make it understandable. Hence, this will attract them to click and be directed to your website.
    • Make it interesting. Use words that will target the emotions of your audience. Like motivations or positive outlooks that you want to share.
  • Finally, make sure that you use a call-to-action. Invite the pinners to click or to go beyond browsing the photos. This is where you have to call them to make a move. Words such as, “ to find out more, click here” or ”visit this link to know”.

Step #3: Do it at the perfect time.  Timing is everything. Yes, you have to publish your pins at the best time of the day. This is the best strategy for making it soar and get more repins.

Like on Facebook and Instagram time or right schedule creates an impact. As the pattern and the behavior of your audience seen, as well as measured.

Most people spend time on the screen or net when they are not busy at work or from school.  Honestly, I am too busy to be attached at the hip with my pinning, so I use Tailwind. Tailwind is awesome as you can preset your pinning and still gain an audience. As a loyal member of the TeacherCes community, I will send you a free month of Tailwind! Give it a try and see if it is for you. 

To know this data, simply go to the Pinterest Analytics. This is called audience demographics.

Step #4: A picture tells a story. Make one that will capture not only the eyes but the heart of your audience. It is a way to entice people to follow or pin your images, create something great!

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Make the most of it to encourage engagement.

Check out these little tips:

  • Correct image size, and a ratio of 2:3 or 4:5 is something you need to use. Click here for more information.  The longer photos are more desirable so it can be seen even more by many. Are familiar with Canva? If yes, it should be much easier for you to deal with the photo sizes, since it has great templates.
  • The more striking the photo is, the better! Yes, it has to be very attractive. If you are showing food, it needs to be mouth-watering as well. Chose pictures with vibrant colors and contextual background
    • Bright colors such as red, orange or pink get more attention, as compared to blue-toned colors. So you make think to include it to make your image stand out.
  • Light. Well, sound contradicting. But this just means that images with the lighter color concept are more engaging. As compared to dark-colored photos.

Step #5: To draw attention, place texts into the images. You are using to bring them to your website and generate traffic.

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Step #6: Finally, don’t forget the power of a group board, so join in. This is a great way to generate more attraction to your blog. Through this, you can increase your followers.


Pinterest is an attention grabber to pinners. Most especially that the photos that you are showing will give them an idea of what the article is all able. It adds interest, excitement, and attraction. No doubt that a stunning image will capture the hearts of many. And will then generate traffic for your website.

So, before we let you go, just remember: it will start with you a great display of an idea.

As always, leave a comment below to share how you feel about utilizing Pinterest as a source to generate traffic to your business.


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Gifts Teachers Really Want (But Were Afraid to Ask) For the Holidays


Christmas classroomNever feel obligated to give a teacher a during the holidays. The majority of teachers are indifferent about receiving gifts from their students. After that warning if you still feel like keeping the teacher in your life on your holiday shopping list the exploration shall begin.

Although teachers are happy with whatever gift they receive over the holidays, these gifts will really impress. Take note, these are not your every holiday gifts.

Self Care

Lush Whoosh Shower Jelly, 3.5 Ounces by Lush
Teaching is a high stress job. What is a better way to decompress than using this shower jelly created by Lush?


Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep – Lavender + Vanilla Body Lotion, 6.5 Fl Oz + Body Wash & Foam Bath, 10 Fl Oz
Can you really go wrong with this one, two combination? Lavender and Vanilla in the form of body lotion and body wash? The perfect combination for a self-care Saturday night bath.

Massage & Wellness SPA Gift Card ($50)
Spa days are he best days! Need I say more?

Teacher Ces Podcast, Episode 002


In case you haven’t heard (and you probably haven’t since I’ve been so busy) my podcast is up and running!  Running and operating my podcast is a one woman show.  On top of working, raising twins, running a household, and all that other stuff, I am going to give you weekly content on passive income, travel, saving money, and other surprises.

I would love it if you like, comment, and subscribe.  It is my goal that you learn something, take away something of importance from the show, and your income grows larger.  My podcast is like the little engine that could so please share, share, share!

You can find me EVERYWHERE!  Here is the link via iTunes:

Episode 002 Notes:

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Thanks for joining us this week!  We are lucky to be joined with teacher Ife who is representing the English as a Second Language (ESL) online teaching company SAYABC.  Listen in as Ife gives us the lowdown on working with SAYABC and teaching online to students in China.

Additionally, we will explore the world of domestic discount airlines with Frontier Airline.  Find out the lowdown on Frontier including the good, the bad, and of course the ugly.

Finally, Ces will give you her update on the Whole30 and on her one way love of Mr. Shaun T of Hip Hop Abs, T25, Insanity, Insanity Max30, and Cize fame.  


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Social Media Living: How to Get Started and Make Money on it

10 ways to Boost Your Social Media Presence

Social Media is a now becoming a trend, men or women, young and old they are on it. Other people might have been very lucky to build their empire that generates income for a living.

There are keys on how these people have found a way to unlock Pandora’s Box.

And here we are going to find out what they did and give us a chance to learn and give a try of opening our chances.

#1: Find your Niche

Okay, got it.

Yet, before we dig in further, we need to understand what a “niche” is?

According to Cambridge Dictionary,

“ a job or position that is very suitable for someone especially one that they like.”

It is then a combination of passion and expertise of a particular subject. This has driven successful people in social media.

You got to be sure that you enjoy what you are writing about.

#2: Be aware of the competition


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They say, “Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer”.

Well, competitors are not literally our enemies. But since they are our rivals from the attention of our audience. We need to do our best effort to know what they are and not doing. As this gives us the advantage to position yourself somewhere in between.

Take time to research if the market is willing to spend a dime, or do you have the right products they can buy.

#3: Increase your followers.


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To get started, you can’t expect instant thousands of followers. Yet it is a sure thing that you would need a few hundred to make a decent income out of it.

Like any other business ventures, there is no quick and easy way to success. Building up your audience on social media, it takes effort, right attitude and time.

Here are few tips on how you can boost your social media followers:

Consistency is the key.

Do write and post as often as possible.

Be sure to regularly do this or on a daily basis. This refrains your followers to get bored of waiting and lose enthusiasm.

Get an app that links all your social media accounts.

There are many applications and tools that will help you with this task. It will save you time and effort of posting a similar post to your different media accounts.

Read: How Do You Manage Multiple Social Media Accounts? Our 12 Best Time-Saving Tools and Strategies, to know more about some tool.

Interact with other social media users.

You have to reach out to other people in your niche by liking their post, comment, and share. This will encourage them to like you in return. This is your way to build a strong relationship with them.


The used to be a symbol called, “pound key” is now getting more popular as “hashtags”. This a way to connect to other people who share the same interest with yours. You can find out which one is trending. Creating your own and in spirit, followers to use it in sharing a related post.

Make use of the Analytics

Review what had happened. Take time to see which strategies worked and didn’t. Use sites to get these data which provides information as to what post had been the most popular. It will help you identify which content works best and as to when is the best time to make a post to get the best out of it.

Quality of Content

Yes, no doubt, we all look for the best quality of content. With all the various information we can get from the internet, we wanted to get the most substance. As for your followers, they also are looking for the content with the best quality.

Refrain from too many advertisements for your business. Instead, tell them appeal stories and they will surely keep coming back for more.

Monetizing the Social Media Accounts

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Photo by David Shares on Unsplash

With the few tips on how to have a better presence online, below are ideas on how you will monetize it. You may want to check them out and try them yourself.

  • Brands or product promotion
  • Affiliate links
  • Creating information products
  • Offer to coach or consulting services
  • YouTube Partner Program

Click here for more details information on each of the methods. On how to generate income from your social media account.

Final Thoughts

There are many ways of on how to monetize your social media account. But you need to harness your skill on it first before reaping the fruits of success. It is like building a pipeline that will later in be like an easy pipe that provides water. It won’t be an overnight success but with the right mind frame and attitude, it is always achievable in the long run.

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