Power of Pinning – content and costs

So, what´s up guys? Hope you´re doing well and thanks for stopping by….:-)…But, let´s talk about today’s topic, business:

The Power of Pinning from Melanie Duncan

Power of Pinning
Power of Pinning





What is it? Well, first of all, it´s an instrument to master pinterest and its great opportunities for businesses, small or big ones, to drive traffic to their websites.

Owner: Melanie and Devin Duncan

Melanie is a successfull owner of several businesses, including Luxury Monograms and The Entrepreneuress Academy. Both of the businesses are found on the web and on pinterest.

Website: www.powerofpinning.com

So, what do you get, when buying this training? There will be 7 Modules with several videos about how to use pinterest and how to get the most traffic out of it.

Modul 1 : Pinterest 101 – The basics of creating a business account, pinning, getting followers etc. , 9 videos to build a strong base for your business.

Modul 2 : Why your business should be on pinterest – An overview in 6 videos on different aspects of this topic. It comes with a downloadable workbook and an ebook “SEO and pinterest”. Great stuff…..:-)

Modul 3 : How to create successful pins – here you will find tips and resources for creating pins, tips and tricks on how to make them outstanding. In this 8 videos Melanie gives away her personal tools. To keep you on track, you will find another workbook here in thes section.

Modul 4 : Case studies, how other businesses use pinterest – You will find many ways of using pinterest you will never have thought of otherwise, this includes a deep insight in Melanie´s own 2 companies in 5 videos and a workbook.

Modul 5 : How to build the value of your brand on pinterest – Here you will get 6 videos full of value and on top Melanies tips on getting royalty free images. As usual you can download your workbook for grabbing ideas and developing strategies.

Modul 6 : How to get lots of followers fast – THIS is what everybody wants to know! In 6 videos Melanie gives away the secrets of building a big follower base and connecting with other social media platforms. Probably there is also a workbook on this modul…:-)

Modul 7 : Measuring your results – Pinterest provides business accounts with a lost of stats, very different from facebook and google analytics. This are 2 very, very important videos, because if you are not able to measure your results, how will you know what´s working?

In adition to all these videos and workbooks, they are giving away a facebook and pinterest report, full of little helpful nuggets.

That are 7 modules, with 42 videos, 6 workbooks, 1 ebook and a bonus report for you to learn how to master pinterest, the 4th greatest traffic generator of all our social media and still growing.

The costs of the training : 297 $

Is this training for everyone? Surely not! If you are already leading a big and successfull pinterest account, making lots of money, then this maybe isn’t for you. For those amongst us, who are either just starting out or are just having privat experiences with pinterest, having started a business account, but are stuck, for all those people I highly recommend the POWER OF PINNING .

Maybe you would like to watch a free webinar with Melanie Duncan about pinterest and the power of pinning? Than click here on WEBINAR !

To close this topic, here is my rating for the Power of Pinning: 9 of 10 stars….it´s a very good training coming from a person who really knows the game!

As always, feel free to leave  comment, I will be more than happy to help,

your friend,


5 great free picture sources to use !

pixabayToday I want to introduce you to some great free picture sources I´ve found for you. You see, when writing a blog or leading a website, you will always want to include some stunning photos (like this one above). It´s more appealing to the reader, makes the post/article pinnable and let´s you outsmart the competition.

BUT, there is one thing to remember: Usually you will have to pay for pictures, unless you are able to produce awesome pictures by yourself….you can´t just go and fetch what you like on the net and don´t care for the copyright, you will have the lawyers at your door sooner or later. So, be careful what you´re doing. Here we go:

pixabay1 – One of my all time favourites is Pixabay. You don´t need to pay for your images there, but you´ve got the ability to donate an amount of your choice to them. I did that tonight, just to honour their brilliant work.

http://picjumbo.com/2 – Another great free tool to try and use is Picjumbo. Free images are such a blessing for the author, no copyrights to obeye and no money to pay. This can sum up to an extraordinary amount, when you take a look at a month, having written a bunch of great posts with content and brilliant images.

Morguefile3 – Morguefile is the most common one, when you´re searching for free resources on the web, and it´s a good one to start. You will soon find out, that there are more and more appealing pics in the paid section, but that´s ok, it´s their business.

Gratisography4 – Another great tool I´ve found is gratisography . I never heard of them before i searched for awesome tools and I´m so happy to have discovered them…..-)

NewOldStock5 – The next tool is a little one for the vintage lovers between us, mostly in black and white, and completely free, it´s called NewOldStock. There are not so many pics, but it´s different from the other ones and therefore interesting.

So, that were the 5 great free sources I wanted to show you for today, but I´ve got two other little nuggets for you, my friends. Both of them require to subscribe to an email list, and then you will be sent free images via mail. One of them is LittleVisual, they will send you 7 free images every 7 days. The other one will send 10 free images every 10 days, it´s called JoinDeathToTheStockPhoto, they provide us with really great, great pics.

Hopefully you´ve gotten some interesting informations here, feel free to leave a comment and if there are any questions, just ask, I would love to help.

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As usual,

your friend



New free training from John Assaraf !

John AssarafHe´s one of my personal heroes, a great teacher and very motivating speaker, especially concerning the topic of financial freedom.

He now has announced a new FREE training on saturday 12.4.2014, 3.00 pm (Eastern). It will be about 6 hours long and there are some very interesting speakers. For more information look HERE

And no, I´m not attached as an affiliate in any way to him or his training, I just love his work. John Assaraf, Jack Canfield and some other great speakers had a great influence on my life.

What are your teachers, motivators and helpers in life? I would love to discuss them with you….:-)…I´m so interested in this stuff !

As always, feel free to leave a comment or a question, I´m more than happy to help.

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Your friend,


How to use pinterest for business – the secret sauce

Hi folks! Here we are again,…finding out, how to use pinterest for your business. Someone recently has called it ” the holy grail ” of internet marketing, so you don´t want to miss it out, do you?

successTo have success with pinterest, you have to have a blueprint. We talked about the basics and the fun stuff in the last post   ( How to use pinterest for business – helpful tools ), here are some more advanced thoughts on it, the so called “secret sauce”.

You´ve got a business account, a great headline, an eye-catching photo, some boards and have started to get some followers. Do yourself a favour and don´t just follow other pinners. Take your time and look at their boards to find out, what they are about and just follow those who you are interested in.

Why? Simply because all of their new pins will appear in your newsfeed and there are for sure some topics you don´t care about….:-)

Here are some of the advanced tips:

edit pinWhenever you´ve created a stunning pic, you will want to connect it with your website, you will “code” it. Yes, I can see your face at the moment, but don´t be scared, it´s not that complicated. Here you can see, how it is done: Take that pin of yours and hover over the right top, go to edit. After that, insert your blog/website url in source and your done – You have coded your picture and every time, someone is clicking on the pin, not on the description beside, it will come to the source you´ve named.

Not everyday is the same, to save time, energy and pins go and prepare “secret boards” for later. You can post them, when time is short, or for seasoning topics, like christmas or maybe valentine gifts. You can publish whole boards or single pins, just like you need it. The advantage of this method is: You´re not going to be too distracted, work fast when needed and you can not only test different types of pins, but different times to pin.

pin of pinalertAfter setting up your stuff, you want to know, what´s working. Try a free account at Pinalert.com. It´s an awesome little software, that´s sending you an email everytime someone pins stuff to pinterest from your website. Now you can follow those people and thank them or comment on the pin. That´s cool ! BTW at the moment, they are changing their name and you can win a contest by entering your idea.

viraltagSo, as an advanced marketer, you really want to know your stats. Pinterest gives you some, but there are other ways and more detailed ones at Viraltag.com (former pingraphy). There is a free trial for 14 days, after that you should know, if you want it and need it.

So, last, but not least I´ve got another little nugget for you. In the last post I showed you where to create stunning pins for pinterest. Did you know, that infographics are even more popular?  You can make them by yourself, just fetch some interesting data and go to Piktochart.com . You can sign up for free and play around a while. If you fall in love with this tool, you can upgrade for pro, but it´s optional. This is wonderful and Ilove doing this stuff!

That´s for today. My friends, I hope you´ve found value here, feel free to leave a comment below, I will be more than happy to chat with you.

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Your friend,


How to use pinterest for business – helpful tools !

After the last post you should have created a business account on pinterest already, have some pinboards and some nice, funny and helpful pins. So, what to do next?

Screenshot (39)You want to create some awesome pins by yourself ? Great, just go to picmonkey.com and create some! The sign up is free  and you can use different fonds, great tools, make collages etc. I really love it !

Screenshot (45)Another great tool, free to use is easel.ly It´s a bit more of a graphic tool, a little bit more advanced!

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Another great way to create content for pinterest is pinstamatic.com.You can create great quotes, looking like written by typewriter or sticky notes. You can upload a pic of your own and lay a quote over it as well. Easy and fun to use !

Screenshot (43)Having something on your board that´s “top of the pops” is great, but where do I get those pins out of the several millions….:-)..? That´s quite simple. Go to repinned.net , this site will show you the most repinned pins and you can see them on pinterest and pin to your board, when you like it. Great stuff, huh ?

After all the great free and helpful sites, here is another tip for business owners. Go to google and ask for “groupboards” on pinterest for your niche. You won´t find them just by searching on pinterest, so you have to do it that way. After you get to the right page, you can ask the admin of the groupboard for an invitation to it. In most of the cases they will look at your own boards and accept it. Now you are a member of a community of like-minded people and you can add pins to this groupboard. In many cases there are more then 1000 members (targeted viewers) who now are able to see your posts. Great way, as long as your pins are related to the board.

So, that´s enough for today, have fun and happy pinning !

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How to use pinterest for business ?

The question, how to use pinterest for business, is one of the core questions I´ve been asked most in the last weeks. And here comes the answer:Screenshot (33)


1. Create your business account

Go over to business.pinterest.com and create your account, if you already have a privat one, then please upgrade it. This will provide you with the stats of your profile and your pinboards, given by pinterest itself…..:-) Cool stuff ! You will need a nice header, a foto or a logo you can upload and a triggering description. Above, you can see a snapshot of my profile, or you can take a look at it here.

2. Create some “pinboards” and put pins on them

Depending on your interests and your chosen niche, you create nice titles of your pinboards and start pinning. How? Just go to the top left corner and put a keyword in the searchbar and within seconds, hundreds of boards with dazzling pics and ideas will come up. You don´t need to create them by yourself, in fact, more than 80 % of the pins are repinnend from someone, it´s not only allowed, it´s recommended, because it´s part of the game!

3. Build up followers

Once you´ve got 10-20 pins on each board, you want followers…:-)…because you will have at least one money-making board, maybe from an affiliate program, or a service you are promoting. BUT you will also need some only entertaining boards, joyful, interesting or funny, so people are drawn into them!

Now, you go to the search bar again, search for your niche, for example “diet”. You will seeScreenshot (34) three option: Pins, Pinboards and Pinners, you can search now. Go on Pinner. This will give you the pinners that pin about your chosen topic. All those pinners already HAVE followers! Awesome ! You open up a board with many followers, press on the button followers and pinterest is showing them to you. All you´ll have to do now, is to follow THEM. Many of them, not all, but a lot of people, will follow you back! That´s the easiest strategy to gain followers…..:-). But you´re only allowed to gain 300 followers a day, so be careful. Otherwise pinterest will bann you for a day or two.

4. Monetize

Pinterest is mostly used by women, so everything women like, converts very well……gifts for husbands and partners included..;-). When you want your pin to show up in the “gift” section, you will have to include a $ or € sign with the price directly after it. After you included that to the description of your pin, it will be added automatically to this section, if someone´s searching for that topic: Voilá !

Speaking of searching: Use hastags # !!! Just make a habit out of it.

There´s much more to it, but that´s enough to get you up and starting. Please don´t forget to add new pins all the time. Remember to put your website link in the descriptions, be funny and entertaining, but never too salesly, so pinterest is able to send you tons of free traffic! Yes, folks, this is FREE traffic, you don´t have to pay a dime for using pinterest at the moment – Awesome !

In case you want to take a look at some great, great pinboards, go and search for Melanie Duncan or BirchboxTV…they are gorgeous !

As always, feel free to ask questions, I´ll be more then happy to help you!

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Have a stunning day,


Must read books of all times !

rise and improvement  conceptWhen you ask successful people, what they are doing, most of them will answer: READ ! Read as much as you can, learn from those, who know more than you, who have already achieved the goals you´ve set for yourself. Grow bigger, think different thoughts and get outside of you comfortzone.

Well, and WHAT shall I read? That´s where the confusion usually starts… There are so many books out there, which of them are worth the time and money? Which one is useful for me in my actual position? Every person is different, and has different wishes. But there are some criteria, most successful people have in common:

They´ve learned the rules of the game !

I won´t give you a list of books to buy and read, no no, we are talking about THE books, and i will show you ways to get them for free….:-)

1. – The one and only book by Napoleon Hill “Think and Grow Rich”, this is a must have and a must read. You can buy it for a few bucks, or you can go HERE and download it for free. In case you need another one of his books, go to good old buddy google and ask for a free pdf ! You will learn all the things those millionaires have in common, Mr. Hill interviewed for about 20 years! Great, great stuff !

2. – My personal favourite success/motivation book, written by Jack Canfield, is called “The Success Principles“. I really love it. You don´t just read it, but you will work with it and implement as many of his strategies in your life as possible…:-)…it´s amazing ! You can buy it, ot go to youtube and search for the audio book for free. You will have to live with the commercials in it, but, what the heck…;-)

3. – The third all time favourite is called “The Secret“, by Rhonda Byrne. Yes, yes i know…you don´t believe in that stuff and you won´t waste you time on it. But have you read it? No? Then you should give it a try. There is really a good bunch of truth in it…you just have to understand, that you don´t only need a wishing list and you are done. When you dig deeper, there are the golden nuggets from ancient times. I was so stunned….After that I watched the film again and it was a complete different task for me. I really could use it to shift my mindset in  the direction I needed !

If you haven´t seen the film yet, or want to watch Mr. Napoleon Hill himself reading from his books, need some audios from famous books, then just go to youtube, most of them you will find there for free…:-)…..for me as a book-loving-person, this is not enough, I bought, what i liked most, but that´s nothing you need to do.

Please tell me, what are your all time favourite books, when it comes to motivation and success? Feel free to leave a comment below, I will be more then happy to chat with you!

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To your success,


Facebook Marketing News from Mari Smith !

Whenever you can, you should attend one of the free webinars of Mari Smith, the “queen” of facebook-marketing….:-)

Here´s a slideshow of the last one, great stuff, i hope you enjoy it:


She´s really knowing what to do on facebook, when it comes to marketing. Facebook has changed his algorithms, so now it´s a “pay-to-play” plan. But you have to be careful not losing your shirt in it. It´s time to be strategic….:-)
Would you mind telling me, what you think about her?
Leave a comment below, i will be more then happy to answer !
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Have a wonderful day,

Great tips from the experts of social media !

This is really great, a little ebook, a slideshow with quotes and thoughts of social media experts. Hope you enjoy it !


I would love to know your thoughts about that. Did you like it ?
Did you agree with it ? Tell me, leave a comment below…..:-)
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As always, have a wonderful day

What do i need to start an online business ?

That´s THE question I´ve been asked most in the last weeks. So, I will try to give you an answer….:-)…there for sure is a recipe for online businesses. But some of the ingredients are not obvious..

But, let´s start:Einkaufswagen und Laptop

1. – You need to have the desire for it ! Very important ! You can make money in different ways, but you will have to work for it. The sooner you can say good-bye to all the “get-rich-quick-schemes”, the better !

2. -  Find a niche that you´re passionate about. In that niche, you can pick a product you want to promote, a product you feel comfortable with and know something about. You will write and talk a lot about it, so you better want to have fun with it.

3. – Do your market research. Use a keyword tool, find out how often the product/service is searched for in a month…..go to google and look at the numbers of sites, that are coming up. You can use free keywordtools or paid ones. When you are just starting I highly recommend using a free one to test, like Jaaxy.

4. – So, you´ve found out, that there is a market for your product? Great ! Now the next step is coming up. How do you want to promote your product? And how much will it cost? Jus to make this clear, you can start for almost free, but at some point of your online-career, you will have to invest money…..either in programs or in advertising….and your own education.

5. – Most people are deciding to start with a website or a blog, where they put infos about their product. It´s a great place to engage with future customers and network with other marketers. You can get a free website on siterubix, for example. Be careful when buying websites. This can be very confusing for new marketers, because you need both: The domain (usually paid yearly) and the hosting (usually paid monthly). In most cases it´s the hosting that´s the more expensive part. With siterubix you will get 2 websites AND the hosting for free – Great stuff !

6. – So, now we have a website and are off to choose a theme, that´s the layout of your site. This is very easy, at siterubix you will be guided through several options and can just click on whatever you like. In every other case, you will go to wordpress and look for one that fits your needs. BTW you can change themes at any point of your route, no harm done, it´s always possible.

7. – That´s where the work starts ! You will put content on your website/blog, DAILY ! The more value, the better. This will improve your rankings in the searchengines. Be patient, there is no such thing like an overnight success. Behind every single one of those storys, there are always weeks and months of hard, dedicated work.

So, that are the basics…..:-)…hope you enjoyed the recipe !

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As always, I will be more then happy to help, so feel free to ask everything !