Increase Website Traffic with Pinterest

Increase Website Traffic with Pinterest

Pinterest has become one of the biggest search engines online and it's still growing.  Now as I mentioned in last week's post on growing your Instagram following, social media is not one of my strengths.  But I've been working on it recently and I'm going to share with you what I've learned.   If you have tips, be sure to share them in the comments!

Pin It Button

Make it easy for website visitors to pin your images with a Pin It Button on your website.  Beware of copyright infringement implications.  

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How to Grow Your Instagram to 10K+

How to Grow Your Instagram to 10K+

For the past month, I've been putting some energy into social media.  Social media is such a great tool and I've seen it make businesses - through followers, connections, and brands.  It is not something that comes natural to me, in fact it feels very unnatural and revealing, but I am working on it.  No matter where on the scale of social media comfort you are, the following tips are sure to help you get more eyes on your business.  

I know this because the person I asked to give me her tips on growing your Instagram following amassed over 10,000 followers in about a year.  In fact, I'm pretty sure most of them came in the last six months.  Her name is Meg Hosler from Meggie H Interiors.  Meg told me that with little to no money to spend on marketing and advertising Instagram has become invaluable to getting her name out there.  She said, "The Instagram community within design and architecture is very supportive and interactive.  I have met a number of my Instafriends in person and have made some great friends.  It has also been the number one way my clients find  me.  Instagram is also how I was discovered by The Glam Pad blog which has been invaluable to launching my career."  Below are Meg's tips on how to grow your followers:

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Organizing Client Projects

Organizing Client Projects

When I start a new project there are a few things that I do to organize that new project, this is one of the systems I have created to make my business more efficient.  In this post, I've attempted to describe my system for you.  It feels a lot more complicated to explain the system in words than it is in actual execution.  

I start with a 3" white 3-ring binder and a stack of binder tabs.  Much of my organization is based on using Studio Designer, but if you don't use Studio Designer or a project management software you can still organize your projects this way.  

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Interior Design Programs: Studio Designer v. Ivy v. Mydoma Studio

Interior Design Programs: Studio Designer v. Ivy v. Mydoma Studio

Today, I am going to talk about two newer interior design programs on the market and my tried and true.  This month I spent some time researching and playing around with Ivy and Mydoma so I could report back my findings to you because we are always trying to make business easier and more efficient.

There are pros and cons to each program and unfortunately, there is no definitive answer as to which one is "best".  They all are very good options, you'll want to pick the one that works best for running your business.

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