6 steps to optimize your Pinterest boards

6 steps to optimize your Pinterest boards

Before you can really start pinning, you have to create boards. Easier said than done. How many boards should you create? How to name these boards? This and more will be explained in this post. Let’s get into detail on how to optimize your Pinterest boards in 6 steps.   How to name your Pinterest boards?   If you are pinning for business or for your blog, you should skip fancy names because you want to look professional. When thinking up a name for your board, go for something that makes instantly clear what your board is about. You can use Google or even Pinterest to look for keywords, your audience might search for.   Add descriptions to your boards   Don’t skip this step. […]


5 quick tips to improve your Pinterest profile

5 quick tips to improve your Pinterest profile

You probably have already set up your Pinterest account but did you really pay attention to your profile? Let’s be honest here, I didn’t at first. It’s just filling in a couple of things and then start pinning, right? But you want to look professional and most important, you want people to find you on Pinterest. That’s why you should take a couple of minutes to set up your profile.   Improve your Pinterest profile with these 5 quick tips   Before we get started: Make sure you have signed up for a business account. If you haven’t already, you can easily transform your normal account into one. Just follow the instructions here.   Your Pinterest Username   Your username should be the same on […]


How to create amazing pinnable images

How to create amazing pinnable images

Success on Pinterest depends mostly on images. If you want your blog posts to get pinned and if you want Pinterest to lead traffic to your site, then you have to take the necessary steps to edit your images to make them pinnable and create attractive images that are likely to get pinned. Success on Pinterest depends mostly on images. Click To Tweet   In this post, we’re going to take a look at how you can improve your blog images to make them more pinnable and the 4 step process to edit your pins. Implement these tips and your content will be repinned over and over again.   Create pinnable images   Let’s take a look at what kind of images work well on Pinterest and […]


How to schedule pins to Pinterest

How to schedule pins to Pinterest

Pinterest brings a huge amount of traffic to blogs in all niches because today people use Pinterest as a kind of search engine. They consult it to look for new products, advice, tutorials, DIY instructions and more. So for many bloggers and businesses it has become their #1 marketing tool. In order to reach your audience on Pinterest, like on other social media outlets, you want to appear in their feeds. But to achieve this you would have to be online 24/7. That’s not doable. What you need is a scheduling tool. This basically allows you to collect pins in advance and then pin constantly throughout the day. There are a couple of good tools out there like Buffer and Boardbooster and I recommend to […]


The Basics of Good Design

The Basics of Good Design

9 rules professional designers stick to   In my last post, I explained the 10 Most Used Design Terms including typography, branding, and layout terms. But when it comes to creating visuals, what actually makes a good design? And how to distinguish it from bad design? Related post: 10 most used design terms   Good design pleases the eye and serves a purpose. Click To Tweet Good design For me, good design has two important aspects: it pleases the eye and it serves a purpose. The second aspect is easy to make out. Let me give you an example: you get a flyer for an event. The flyer tells you what the event is about when it takes place and where. You get all the […]


10 most used design terms explained

10 most used design terms explained

Do you speak Design? When you are around people working in the creative industry, you can sometimes feel a bit lost. They throw around with design terms you never heard before. This might seem intimidating but it’s not as difficult as it might appear.   When I started out as a designer, many moons ago, I knew nothing. I would listen to designers talking, always nodding like I had a clue, and later I would look up the terms I caught in the conversation.   Maybe a couple of you fellow creatives remember the first-day prank they like to play with newbies in our field. Telling you go over to a different department of the company and get 1000 ounces of pixels. Yeah! We are […]


The Ultimate Photoshop Layer Guide

The Ultimate Photoshop Layer Guide

  The #1 mistake people are making, when working with Photoshop is, not using layers. Even if you only use Photoshop for your hobby or are using it now and then to create something for your blog or business, layers are a must. Most people argument with either it’s too confusing or it takes too much time. This post will hopefully settle your confusion and to tell you one thing up front: In the end, using layers will save you time and redundant work!   What are layers?   Looking at your layout in Photoshop, the whole thing might seem to you as one image and maybe it is if you put everything on your background layer. But that’s not the way how Photoshop was meant […]


How to join a Pinterest Group Board

How to join a Pinterest Group Board

There’s no better way to increase traffic coming from Pinterest to your blog than joining one of the many Pinterest Group Boards that are out there. By contributing to group boards your blog and your pins have more exposure than you can reach on one of your regular boards. Your pins will appear in the feed of the group members and board followers, as well as their followers. It’s like winning the lottery! Looking for more ways to increase your repin rate? Check out my tutorial on how to set up Rich Pins.   How to make it work for you   Actually, gaining more visibility and traffic is not the only advantage of a group board. You can also connect with other people in […]