I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the wonderful Type-A Philly Attendees this weekend to my site! I am so honored and excited to be sharing with you my tips for driving and making the most of Pinterest traffic on your blogs, along with my fabulous friend Jo-Lynne Shane at Musings of a Housewife.
You may not know this about me, but I am a Pinterest addict! I absolutely love pinning great bloggers and showcasing everything from home organization to recipes to activities to keep your kids busy. To get to share my passion for Pinterest and how to grow your business is a true honor for me.
You are only meeting half of the MomAdvice team in our house. I tend to get all the glory, while my husband graciously does all of the hard coding, programming, and back-breaking work of our site. Without his mad skills and his willingness to give me the chance to travel and share, we just wouldn’t have the site that we have today. We have been a team for a long time. Thirteen years of wedded bliss and high school sweethearts before we could even drive. That is a lot of team work, friends!
My name is Amy and I am the Founder of MomAdvice.com and author of, “The Good Life for Less.” I am a busy mom of two and live in the beautiful Midwest with my web designing husband and our two children. I love to cook, knit, drink coffee, take pictures, and am a total bookworm. I am dedicated to anything that will help make my life simpler, keep me on my budget, and that promotes family time! If you want to take a look at a snapshot of my day, I offer the real story this week on the life of a niche blogger.
We started this site over nine years ago as a platform to share about all of those topics that I had been searching for when I became homemaker. How do I cook? How do I clean this house? How do I keep my children entertained without breaking the bank? How do I manage a daily routine? Most of all though…how do I do all of this on a limited income?
I love staying connected with my readers so you can find me on Facebook,Twitter, GoodReads, and Ravelry…just to name a few! Chances are, if you search for someone named momadvice, you will likely find me there!
Are you on Facebook? Please be sure to Fan our MomAdvice.com Page. We would love to continue to share and interact with you! If you are on Twitter, you can find me there too sharing about our daily life and what is happening on our site. There are so many ways to connect regularly with the site and I would love to interact with you daily!
Here are some links to articles and plugins that will be highlighted in this discussion:
How to Be a Pinterest Superstar
Pin It On Pinterest Plugin (great for tracking what is being pinned and setting up how you want your pins to display)
How to Add a “Pin It,” Mouseover Button (I used this tutorial from Kevin & Amanda to add our mouseover button and I love it!)
Food Photography 101
10 Photo Taking Tips to Make Your Photos Pin Worthy
Protect Your Work. How to Watermark Your Photos
Pinterest Newbie? Pinterest for Bloggers
How and Why to Verify Your Website on Pinterest
Here are some other great reads that I encourage you to look at for creating a community, generating revenue, and a balanced blogger life:
What Do You Do All Day? The Real Behind My Niche Blog!
I Did It My Way: Long-Term Blogging Success Tips
7 Tips for Leading a Balanced Blogger Life
The Player Scores and Silence
Five Commandments for Blogging
Gaining a Readership the Frugal Way
Simplifying Your To-Do List
How Do I Become a Product Review Blogger
How Do I Track My Traffic
How Do I Work From Home
What in the World is Twitter?
10 Useful Tools for Twitter Users
Achieving Balance When Working From Home
If you are attending the conference this week, PLEASE say hello to me! I am looking forward to learning, networking, and loving you! I am an open book of information because it has been hard to find people who were an open book to me. I will tell you anything you want to know about blogging and if I don’t know it, I can help you network with the people who can offer you the information you need. I have had GREAT mentors in my life who have shaped who I am and family & friends that keep me grounded and living an authentic life on MomAdvice.
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