What’s the only thing that’ll ever stop you from building + scaling the business of your dreams? YOU! with Em Ducharme  

What’s the only thing that’ll ever stop you from building + scaling the business of your dreams? YOU! with Em Ducharme  

Em Bucharme The only thing that'll ever stop you from building + scaling the business of your dreams YOU

 

What’s the only thing that’ll ever stop you from building + scaling the business of your dreams? YOU! with Em Ducharme  

Today we are chatting about the only thing that will ever stop you from building and scaling a business of your dreams — which is YOU!

Em Ducharme is a business strategist for influencers and experts looking to monetize and scale their audience through digital marketing and passive income. Her work has been featured on major media outlets such as Forbes, ThriveGlobal, The Good Men Project and Business2Community.

As a former corporate sales consultant for Fortune 500 companies, major corporations, Em helped to grow and scale businesses for the last 10 years in various sectors.  She’s raised millions of dollars in investor funds for the companies that she worked for and personally was able to scale her own companies past multip 6-7 figure mark in a record-breaking time.

These were some of the topics! 

  1. I always love to hear origin stories so to get started, tell me about your business and how you got started.
  2. The only thing that’ll ever stop you from building + scaling the business of your dreams? YOU.
  3. What are your main focuses in business right now?
  4. Talk about business energetics
  5. Talk about feminine funnels
  6. Scaling strategies
  7. What 3 things have helped you grow your business? This could be tools, advice, etc.
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Blog Ideas for Photographers that will help with SEO and book clients

Blog Ideas for Photographers that will help with SEO and book clients

You may be asking why I’m talking about writing this blog as a Pinterest expert, but blogs are so important when you are marketing your business on Pinterest. Pinterest is an amazing and easy way to spread your information and build a strong online presence both of which are key to generating leads and finding new clients.  Many of my Photography Pinterest Management clients struggle to know what to blog about, so I thought I would share ideas that I’ve given to them to help you start blogging or blogging more.  I hope you get inspired and start blogging today!

Transcripts

SPEAKERS
Jen Vazquez, Em Ducharme

Jen Vazquez  

The only thing that you that will ever stop you from building and scaling the business of your dreams is you now if that really resonated with you, I’m very excited because my guest and I are talking about that and so much more. Welcome back. If you’re new here, I bring in experts in the marketing area to help you market your business effectively and simply but also by taking action. If that sounds like something that you are you interested in, then definitely subscribe so that you’re notified every time we release a new video or a new podcast. Today. I am super excited to be chatting with him do Sharon. She is a business strategist for influencers and experts who are looking to monetize and scale their audience through digital marketing and passive. work has been featured on major media outlets such as Forbes and thrive global and the good men project and business to community. As a former corporate sales consultant for a fortune 500 for Fortune 500 companies, major corporations and has helped to grow and scale businesses for the last 10 years in various sectors. She has raised millions of dollars in investor funds for the companies that she’s worked for, and personally was able to scale her own companies and that’s companies with an S past multiple six and seven figure marks in record breaking time. So welcome him. I’m like super excited to get into these questions with you. And I’m so happy to be here. Thank you so much for having me. Oh, of course. So I always like to start off first with how you got here question. So tell me a little bit about your business and basically like how you arrived to the business that you have today. It’s very hard to say in a nutshell. So I’m going to try to make it very quick but when I was 20 years old, I started my first business. I’m 33 now and it was a restaurant and two weeks after opening the first restaurant. My mother gave me a call and she told me she had six months left to live. She just had a cancer diagnosis. So it changed my entire life because first of all, I was living eight hours drive away from her, which was not sustainable. Like especially when you have a restaurant and a brand new one. You have to sleep in the restaurant. So that’s when I decided to find an alternative on what I could do to make money while I converse here and work from home. So I started my marketing journey then. And it’s it’s been years of errors and trials and successes and sabotage and all kinds of things that like we can dive in a little bit deeper later. But basically now I own multiple businesses. I have an E commerce I have a coaching business. I have other investments in building my portfolio of companies. So one of my dream was to be a little bit like a shark tank and I’m able to participate financially and my expertise and network into company. So this is what I’m focusing on right now. But it’s been a long, long journey to get here. You know, it’s funny because all of my guests sort of react the same because it’s always a windy route to get to where you are today. And chances are your business won’t look today like it does today, in five years from now, right? You could be doing something totally different. It is a normal sort of process through the life of your business, to change things and to pivot and things like that. We’ll be diving in a little bit of that later on. But let’s go ahead and start with that catchy title. Talk to us about how we may be stopping ourselves from building and scaling the business of our dreams. 

 

Em Ducharme  

So for me what I’ve realized when my mother passed away, I lost everything I had to file for bankruptcy. i My boyfriend that murdered 10 days later. I lost literally everything I went from having a public farm the year a brand new condo, credit card that had like almost no limit on I know having a restaurant and how like I was smelling and I was really, really solid. And then I lost everything. So every time I rebuilt something, I knew how to do it. I knew how to build businesses. That was something that was very easy for me but what was also easy for me is to sabotage everything and let it burn to the ground. And it took me many many many many years before I realized that the reason why I was doing that it’s because I was so scared of having something to lose that I was making sure I had never anything to this. I was making sure that I had like my own. It’s a little bit like in relationship when you’ve been hurt before and then you meet your dream man or your dream woman. And you’re I pursued like oh my god, I’m in love and then when it starts getting really serious, you’re so scared of losing the person unless you’re gonna make the breakup happen just because then you’re protecting yourself from failing and you don’t want to experience the loss again so you making sure you’re creating it so that you are in control. So what I realized that I was like, This is why I’m very successful, but I’m always in a feast or for me type of way like I would make a lot of money and then no money for months and months. I would create a very fast success and then it would crumble. Like I kept being up and down and up and down. And when I realized that I was the reason why I was in between me and I success. I was not scaling my businesses, even though they were genius ideas because I was so scared of building it and losing it again. So I had to shift the way I was looking at success and I had to decide that first of all if if it happens, I know I can survive it. Because I’ve done it for one time. I’ve survived losing everything. So if it happens again, I can survive it again. And then it happened the second time when I was working in finance. I had a I guess I grew so fast a ladder in the finance industry. Anytime I’m I put my head into something I make like hum homeruns like I’m really really good at going fast. So I invested into bitcoin in 2005 when it was like $300 I like I was so set again. And once again, I lost everything, all kinds of things happen and I left everything drift away from me. So when I realized that pattern after losing everything twice, and I decided that I would never once again, build something out of fear and sabotage is out of fear. But I would build it from my heart. I would build it from my passion and from the confidence that I can survive anything so it doesn’t matter what happens as long as I still show up every day and I never give up on one building. And now I built my business in a way that I could retire tomorrow and I would be living a good life and I have enough income streams that supports me. I have built a personal brand that supports me. I could literally just stop taking clients tomorrow and and be good for the rest of my life. So I did that because I really focused on building and being scared of losing everything and every time something bad happens I am not dropping my business, which is what I used to do. Every time something bad would happen. I would lose everything because I would drop it and I don’t drop the things I hold was hard, along with my success and that’s changed everything for me. 

 

Jen Vazquez  

Amazing. Hi. I first want to thank you for being so gracious in sharing that because I think there’s a theme on my YouTube channel and podcast of really sharing. You know what people might say are failures, which I personally believe are the catalysts to growth. Like if you don’t if things don’t fall apart, then you don’t really know how to rebuild them and the fear will get in your way every single time. So I imagine going through that process over the years has really represented itself in your business. So what are your main focuses in business right now?

 

Em Ducharme  

So one thing that I’ve discovered while I was rebuilding, once again, is that I used to build from a very masculine standpoint, I was trying to build a business like a man because that’s what I knew. And I realized that as women, we don’t build the same way we build from our heart from our intuition. And this is why now and my friend I’m really focused on teaching business energetics because it is important to learn how to operate and lead and feminine energy as well as driving in masculine energy and they are both needed and a lot of women who don’t know this, so they build in masculine energy and then they get burnt out or they’re tired or do these things that don’t actually makes their heart sing and they’re not happy with what they’re doing. And then they wake up one day they have a lot of money, they build something solid but they don’t even want to keep it because that was never aligned to begin with. So business energetics is one of the things. The second thing is I’ve created. After learning about energetics. I’ve created something I call feminine funnels, which I’ve been trademarking. Now. And the feminine Funnels is my version of funnels. I used to be funnel strategist. So funnels were really big for me. But when I learned about feminine energy to business, it was really disconnected from what I knew now. I didn’t want to manipulate people to buy my things I don’t want to make money just to make money I wanted it to be because it was as simple as I recreated my own version of my own vision, almost which I call seven internals, and it’s really selling with a heart and it’s not selling with marketing strategies that are manipulative and that are trying to get people scared or ashamed or guilty for buying. I really want people to buy from an empowered place, even if it’s coming from automation into my business. So feminine funnels was really big. And then we’re focusing on scaling strategies. Mostly using alternative marketing strategies. So being on the broadcast is really a good idea when you want to grow your brand. Because you are sharing an audience with someone that’s already out there. You’re sharing your knowledge and everyone is winning. So as long as everyone wins for me, this is aligned with my feminine energy. So I’m doing strategies that are aligned with the energetic that I want to bring to my business but those are three main focus that I have. Okay, so we’re gonna dive into all three because I do just really inspired and eager to know a little bit more as I’m sure our listeners do. So talk about business energetics photo, you talk a little bit about kind of what it is talk about some ways that people can use it to implement that. So when I say business energetics, what I mean to have a balance and to your feminine and your masculine energy. Your feminine energy is the fuel that you put in your car and your color is the masculine nature. They go hand in hand. If you don’t do the hard part is going to break down on the highway then if you only have fuel, you’re not going anywhere because there’s no vehicles that’s going to bring you somewhere and that’s the best way to do to explain it within the nology. So what I mean by this is, in order for me to run my business and be happy and be aligned, I must have a nervous system that’s regulated I must be happy and to stick around behind actions. I must surrender and trust into the work that I’m doing. So this example of energetics and that the balance is like for example, you’re preparing for something and then then stop looking on your inbox to see if someone bought if nobody buys on the freaking out your launch is a failure even though there’s still more weeks to go. That’s that’s an excellent balance when you you can launch things and it doesn’t seem like it’s a different thing. When I launch something when I promote the thing because I trust that every single day in my business is part of growing and improving my business. So it’s not about putting all my energy into launching a promotion. It’s putting my energy into selling and marketing. It’s just to continue to work every single day to work my business and my goals while regulating my nervous system while keeping time with the people that I love. While taking time to take myself off. Braiding what I’m doing is just in your feminine energy. So if you don’t know nothing that’s why it’s really hard to balance which means that for example, I work on business strategy. I work on my team. I work on laying money by finding a space and then once I’m done with this, I turn off my computer, my brain check. I don’t just say like tomorrow to do something. And I can actually be someone outside of my business and that’s something that’s very difficult for both the primary they’re everywhere. So energetics means you can have a balance between the two. So that’s what it means. That is that is really a good example for me and this is I take every Tuesday with my daughters and my grandpa and I had a really hard time talking myself up not thinking about business. And now after a couple months, I’ve read certain things on eBay. Then like, close your laptop and turn off and then I’m spending my whole day on the floor playing with my granddaughter and my daughter is a way to make sure that I get out by sitting up that day before getting to be done. So that’s just brilliant. Diving in a little bit. More on services. So that really is what we’re talking about, and the way that she was renting it. There are ways that you can work with her. So next let’s dive a little bit more into funnels. I know that you’re already marking it up by the time this airs it’s probably gonna be a trade you’re gonna go to an environment temp give me sort of understanding of arrived at you and and how sales funnels do that better their business. So basically every month is going to create a lot of MSM verification, money stainability and consistency to be their business. So for me it was really from the beginning thing, it’s a digital asset thing in my computer after I run it. I don’t like once and nothing happens with it. And so like having gold like in my my closet like that I don’t do anything with that I could use it to make money. So it’s a little bit like finance and you asked about how to make money when you haven’t met Seth and I kind of apply that logic. And then when you build there’s always a logic behind it. There’s always a strategy for long term behind it. We launched a free masterclass for pretty much always a group is behind that. So sometimes it was just launching things, but it’s pieces to fmoS and I need something that might as well do the Live platform instead of tutorial. Let’s get to benefit from it. For me to free them you Right You Evening Morning. You Return.

Em Ducharme  

And the since I need to do something for a funnel that might as well do their life path for instead of just reporting as the one else get to benefit from it. So for me to create the feminine funnels was a way that I can do whatever I want. I know that every month I have money coming in. I know that if I take time off, people can still serve themselves into my businesses. They can come shop into my business through funnels. So that’s that’s a very sustainable way of doing business but also using the work that you’ve done like we’ve worked so hard at creating, why are we not doing anything about it?

Jen Vazquez  

Repurposing is a big, big topic here. I am obsessed with it. I’m like put your heart and soul into one piece of content each week, but share it a billion places and places like you’re talking about that can automatically feed in years down the road. I focus on Pinterest marketing, and that is an amazing way to have constant people going into your funnels

Em Ducharme  

for traffic it’s amazing. I love Pinterest, secret.

 

Jen Vazquez  

That’s actually my business. But I like to bring everyone in marketing in here so we can take little pieces of everything. So in terms of scaling your business, like what are some mistakes that you see people making? And what are one or two things that you can sort of, you know, focus on maybe to not have those mistakes happen.

 

Em Ducharme  

One of the main thing that comes up when you ask me the mistakes is people they think they think it’s a badge of hunger to not have a team to not have sales page to not have funnels and to still be successful. But on the other side of it you don’t see that people are scared every month because they don’t know if they’re gonna make money or not. If they’re sick, everything stops because their life energies what brings money in if they are overwhelmed with something or something happens and they have less time than their clients are suffering because they don’t have anyone to help and fulfill the task. So building a team is really important. And now a mistake that I see people doing when they when they’re trying to build a team is they’re trying to hire one person that’s going to do everything

 

Jen Vazquez  

that just that just hit home. I discovered that this time last year. Oh, I have a team but I can’t imagine you’re so right. It is not a badge of honor. It is not a an effective way of running a business. Yeah,

 

Em Ducharme  

and it’s the same with people. I don’t run ads. I don’t run ads right now, but it’s not a badge of honor. It’s amazing to know how to convert content organically and I truly believe you need to learn how to convert organically before pushing paid traffic. Otherwise, you’re testing with your money instead of testing organically, very smart, but it’s not. If you have a winning formula. Why don’t you want more people to have their hands on it? I don’t understand. It’s not a badge of honor not to do ads as well. Just as an FYI.

 

Jen Vazquez  

Is that is that is perfect. Um, tell me three things that have I love to ask this of everyone because I think it’s sort of illuminating. What three things have helped you to grow your business and this could be tools this could be advice, this could be whatever.

 

Em Ducharme  

So the first thing that I would say was I always invested in myself outside of where I was like investment that stretch myself. And a lot of times we invest what we can afford, but then we if we can afford it, it means it’s not really a stretch. So that means we probably are not going to really see a difference because we’re already kind of there. If you want to quantum leap like people call if you want to go really fast and jump timelines. Then investing outside of your comfort zone is where the growth is going to be. So for me, that’s always been the case I have I have period in my business in my life that I don’t invest into myself for my business, I invest into my lifestyle, and I think this is also super important because what’s the point of building this if we’re always chasing the growth it’s amazing to I took six months of investing into my business just running it as is. And I invested in my lifestyle. I went to intro for Chile’s house. I went to Italy for an amazing trip and I did not hear bones right like it was amazing. I got myself a Porsche like I invested in my lifestyle because I want to enjoy what I doubt but now I got back to home from my trip and I’m I’m investing into my business again. I reinvested into mentors that were really stretching me like five figures, months investments. So I’m back to I’m being stretched but that’s why I grow so fast is because I invest out of my comfort zone but I also take time to work on appreciating and celebrating what I do. So that would be the first thing. The second thing like I said to build a team and to build a team in a way that everyone is going to have their zone of genius covered I in building that company culture. My team members never leave one day without saying I love you every single day. They have to like it doesn’t exist in my life that they don’t tell me I love you. I made their life too good to be true because too good to be true as the standard that I live my life on and that’s what I offer to them and I spoil them and I make I make I make them very happy to work with me but then it makes me very excited to work and it makes it that whenever there’s a problem or something’s going on, they are going to go all the way in to fix it because they are so happy to work with me and they want to make sure I’m happy as well. So it’s not a dynamic of I have employees they have something to do and that’s it like we actually built a family and my business

 

Jen Vazquez  

which they have. They have a buy in to the they have a personal investment business as well. That’s that is awesome. Yeah,

 

Em Ducharme  

that’s that’s leadership for me feminine leadership. I want to build them into leaders because I truly believe I don’t need workers. I need leaders. I need people that are going to take initiative. I need people that are invested. They have skin in the game in my business. They feel like we’re building this together, not just they’re working for me and then they get the paycheck because they don’t care about me and my business. If that’s the only thing to work for a store paycheck. There has to be more substance than that and more experience and a better reason. So that’s something that’s really will help me and the third thing would be to like I said to turn everything that I built into digital assets and to have a membership. So because of all these income streams I make over like every month I’m going to make at least $30,000 Just coming from from my courses in my membership. I don’t need to work and I already make like high six figures per per year. And everything else that I do because I launch a course every month I launch not for every month then it’s all extra money. So this is it makes it really fun for me that I can take it easy if I want or if I can go all in and have a really, really really juicy month. So I get to choose which direction I go depending on my energy depending on my plans on my traveling and all these things. So these are three things that really really caught me.

 

Jen Vazquez  

Those are those are really really good. Really good. Um, before we get the amazing gift that M is so generously sharing with all of the listeners and people watching on YouTube. Tell everyone about the services that you provide because I have a sneaking suspicion that people are curious about what type of services you offer.

 

Em Ducharme  

So I do entertain. I mostly do mastermind and membership when it comes to life things. I also accept here and there are private clients. But what is amazing about My business is I decided to build on every topic that I’m very passionate about. So whether it’s funnels, whether it’s memberships, whether it’s online courses, whether it’s an emotional intelligence, leadership, confidence, I have a course for everything and every year I re launched a course live or I have it available for self study. So basically, when you come in in my world you can shop and choose what what is the right thing for you right now and there’s always something available.

 

Jen Vazquez  

That is That is really cool, because like you said, we’re always on a different timeline, in terms of where we’re investing in what we’re learning and what we need at the moment right now. And it sounds like you have literally something for everyone at any time. And it sounds like you rotate every year or so updating what you already have and then doing it live because there’s that power in live education I firmly believe in but then it’s available for everyone as they want it to like you said self serve. That is awesome. Well and is sharing with us a gift of five days to 5k. So tell everyone a little bit about what that is. So this

 

Em Ducharme  

is a free course there’s five modules and if you like this conversation that’s probably going to be really JC for you. So basically, they subtyping is a cash injection for so I teach you how to create a cash injection offer that’s going to create at least 5k immediately and it worked. It’s been proven hundreds of times people have tried that and it work and I also teach all kinds of pieces that are making it work better. So whether it’s the feminine or masculine energy aspect, business energetics, I teach content, I teach promotion, I teach everything that’s needed to know in order to make it work, make it work for the animal language and it’s completely free. So because your your your listeners gonna like it.

 

Jen Vazquez  

I love it. I’ll definitely be going and doing it myself. Thank you so much for your valuable advice and also for your time today. Because I know it’s very hard when we run big businesses to be able to be available for these types of things. What is the best way I’m gonna have all your information that you’ve given to me for our YouTube watchers or our podcast listeners, but what is the best way to get into contact with you in case anyone wants to like literally take this conversation a step further. So I would say Instagram

 

Em Ducharme  

to Sharm is really the best way to reach out to me. I manage I don’t manage all my social media. I don’t manage my Pinterest. I think I manage my Instagram because that’s really something that I enjoy doing. So you get me in the inbox. So that’s

 

Jen Vazquez  

the best way to do it. Perfect. All right. So I always like to end by saying we’ve gotten some really valuable advice from him today on this call. And usually when you listen to a podcast, you’re gonna get one or two things that really resonate with you. And I just encourage you to go and put it on your calendar. Right now to take action on those one or two things. Where we tend to fail is that we get this education, we think, Oh, that’s a great idea. And then we’ve forgotten about the next week. So definitely take some time to work some under time to be able to take action on some of these things. Even if add to enjoy her free gift or to reach out and actually start up with her. Thank you so much for your time today and hope you all have a good day. Bye bye You

Why does digital marketing seem easy for other people but feel so hard for you with Kristen Day

Why does digital marketing seem easy for other people but feel so hard for you with Kristen Day

Why does digital marketing seem easy for other people but feel so hard for you with Kristen Day of Affinity Media

Why does digital marketing seem so easy for other people but feel so hard to you with Kristen Day of Affinity Media

Today we are chatting about why digital marketing seems so easy for others but feels so hard to you.  We also touched on these subjects:

  • I always love to hear origin stories so to get started, tell me about your business and how you got started.
  • Ok, let’s start with the basics.  What is digital marketing?
  • I know this is an area of expertise for you.  Can you share a few tips on creating a digital space that aligns with your values but doesn’t take up all of your time?
  • Why does having an online presence beyond social media is crucial to long-term success?
  • Why does the digital marketing side of a business appear to be so easy when it’s done by other people but feel so frustrating when I try to do it?
  • What’s the number one mistake people make when they first get started in the digital side of their business? 
  • Can you share a few questions to ask when hiring digital service providers to set yourself up for success THE FIRST TIME?
  • If I have a very limited budget, how should I prioritize where to invest in digital marketing? In other words, what will be the best bang for my buck?
  • What 3 things have helped you grow your business? This could be tools, advice, etc.

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Kristen works with “non-techy” business owners who are disheartened, confused, and irritated by trying to figure out how to create a converting online presence. She has helped entrepreneurs in over 20 industries eliminate their frustration and overwhelm by building custom-tailored websites, omni-channel social media strategies, and streamlined processes they can actually use with her “Clear as Day” Formula. 

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Transcripts

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Jen Vazquez, Kristen Day

Jen Vazquez 00:00
Why does digital marketing seems so easy for other people and yet so hard for us? My guest and I are talking about that and so much more. Welcome back. If you’re new here, I help female entrepreneurs use Pinterest to market their business effectively and simply. And if that sounds like something that you’re interested along with all of the marketing guests that I bring onto the show, definitely subscribe, whether on YouTube or my podcast, so that you’re notified when we release a new interview. Today you guys I am so excited to be chatting with Kristin day of affinity. Kristin works with non techie business owners who are disheartened, confused, irritated or I’ll put in parentheses just plain Matt that that’s that’s for me. Trying to figure out how to create a converting online presence. She has helped entrepreneurs over 20 industries eliminate their frustration and overwhelm by bringing custom tailored websites, Omni channels, social media strategies and streamlined processes that they can actually use with her clear as day formula. By the way, that’s a great name. Welcome, Kristin.

Kristen Day 01:21
Thank you so much, Jen, for having me. I just saw appreciate you letting me chat with you. And I’m looking so forward to this conversation. I love this podcast. It is amazing. And just really appreciate all of the amazing things are helping women do so thank you. i I’m pretty lucky to be able to just chat with friends and and have it go out there and help other people. It’s a passion of mine, to make sure that small business owners actually market their business. We spend so much time on social media and not enough time actually working our business. So it’s a joy for me to alright, I always start with this sort of simple one. But I think it’s so important to find out the windy routes that people take to the business that they’re currently in. So why don’t you tell me about your business and how you got started? Yeah, so my business was named as affinity media and it got started many years before it was actually made. Right. So we moved around a lot when I was straight out of college, my husband and I and each time we moved, I had to get a new job because remote work was just really unheard of at the time. And so we moved from the east coast all the way to the West Coast. And it was a really great adventure. But the first job that I was able to pick up was building an intranet for a bank and I had never touched a website in my life. And this wonderful, amazing woman took a chance on me and said, You know what?

03:01
Was let’s just give it a shot. And so I got to really have on the job training and learn all the ins and outs of building websites. And then we moved again, and I was fortunate enough to be given a job doing social media strategy. And I was hired to do data analytics by just through the nature of the work. I ended up working on a lot of different projects, most of which having to do with like social media ads and email marketing and just every single marketing section of the business. And then finally, right before that ended, I was working in the data analytics space. So when Olympics and Tag Manager and like all those words SEO that you hear, thrown around all the time, I got to do that as well. And so what I noticed about that job was the day that the clients were interacting with that the person who had employed me, and it was really not sitting well with me because what happened a lot of the time was the company would find new clients and they would get them a little bit roped into long contracts to through your contracts. They would promise them the moon and the sun and the grass in between right and then they wouldn’t really be able to deliver or they would it just was not the deliverable didn’t match the expectation. And I got asked a lot by those clients if I could teach them how to run their own stuff. And if I could help them understand what was happening and I really I wanted to do that but I got in trouble for being in that position because I would teach them and then they would learn and then they would get mad so you know that just eventually that’s what didn’t work. out very well for anybody. But ultimately I really wanted to create a space where business ares can have autonomy in their own business in the digital marketing space because it’s a it’s kind of a an industry that holds things a little bit close to the vest and it’s very confusing for people who don’t who aren’t familiar with the language and familiar with the nuances of it. So it just felt better to be in a space where I could teach people and educate them and make them feel comfortable and confident in their own space rather than saying, No, you’re not allowed to learn that you have to pay me to keep it running. Right. So that’s how my business was born. Amazing. Really good.

05:53
Okay, I know that this is an area of expertise for you. Can you share a few tips on creating a digital space that aligns with your values but doesn’t take up all your time? That sounds like a hard thing dissolve.

06:10
And it’s a great question, John. You know, I think the biggest tips I would say are block out time, dedicate the time to think about why you started your business in the first place. If you spend one day of your mind, and you make sure that the things that you’re talking about in your marketing strategy align with why you started a business in the first place. You will stay aligned with your content and you will dedicate that time to making sure you’re on point all time and one tip that I give people when they’re especially if they’re talking about social media strategy. I always ask write down a list of what drives you insane about your industry and so for me, right, it has to do with when people you know they keep that management style. They force people to do that management style with them because they’re afraid to let go of that customer that drives me nuts. I can talk about that for hours and hours and hours.

07:19
So my content when I talk about these topics, it aligns with what I you know, offering and I think that’s a really good tip. So what in your industry just drives you have a wall and what do you want to change? What do you want to talk about? Yeah, exactly.

07:36
And I missed this at the beginning, but can you I’ve had people ask this of me so I want to hear what you have to say. What is digital marketing right we always had that term marketing. And now suddenly we see digital marketing, email marketing that are the that so what is digital marketing?

07:57
Digital Marketing, I would describe it as any on line, touch point that your business has with a potential customer. So digital means online. That is anything from your website, to your social media, to your email marketing to your Pinterest platform, right anywhere online that a customer can encounter you is that would be in the scope of digital marketing and the that’s the digital side and the marketing side is are you does your voice staying true to your values is your brand consistently showing up in the way that you want to write that’s like that marketing side? Any course anytime a potential customer encounters your business online. are they receiving the same messages?

09:03
That’s good. That’s really good. That was one of the best descriptions I’ve heard.

09:10
Why does having an online presence beyond social media? Why is that crucial for long term success for people? Business owners? Yeah, it’s such an important question Jen because we especially new entrepreneurs, I think they think social media is kind of the end all be all and you can just really get out there. I want to go viral. I have to make this look beautiful. All these things are all those things. And social media isn’t important but for the longevity of our business. Understanding that social media is the place where people are getting acquainted with you.

09:52
And understanding that it’s kind of like I’ve heard this described a lot. I think it’s a good description. It’s kind of a doormat for Steve.

10:03
You know, and if you never went on a second date, you’d never see that person again. Right? We should kind of think of social media as the first date. We should think of it as a place where people first encounter us and for having a a longer term relationship with that person. We need to build out foundational material on the back end of social media including email lists, and ads and websites and especially any type of CRMs anything like that. I would agree wholeheartedly.

10:39
So the big question that we started this whole thing off with Why does digital marketing or the digital marketing side of business appear to be so easy when it’s done by other people, but feels so frustrating when we are doing it? Do you even have an answer?

10:57
I do have an answer. Okay.

11:01
It is a hard one and I think I think people in the digital marketing space sometimes they can even be a little narrow minded when it comes to this as well.

11:14
My experience with every single aspect of digital marketing gives me a little bit of a unique perspective on being able to answer this question. So I told you already websites marketing funnels and email marketing and social media. So we’ve all seen the wheel of content or the wheel of marketing, where customer enters social media and the next step is they go to your website and then they get the freebie and they get you know all these things and then the client journey through that that wheel right.

11:52
So the reason that we feel like digital marketing should be easy but it feels so complicated is we only see that wheel all the time. We’re only shown one very simple wheel. No one ever shows us the insanely complicated math of how to make that real charm. They don’t show you the integration on the back end. They don’t show you how to connect your website to your social media to your email list. They don’t show you how to even set up an automation sequence to deliver your free resource to your clients. And so we kind of get in this trap of kind of everyone makes us look so easy. There’s a real Am I dumb Am I stupid? Am I just can I just am I just not good? At this? That’s absolutely not true. You just have not been experienced in the map that makes a real turn. And so I think it’s it really does entrepreneurs a very large disservice to expect them to know all of these things. And to say, just offer a free resource and it’ll be fine. But then what do I do with it? How do I how do I not spend every hour just delivering free stuff? I agree with you. I agree. I agree and figuring out a system, not just a marketing system that everyone else is using but a marketing system that works for you and your business and they hire everybody.

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Yeah, and that works like with your learning style and it is it is.

13:46
It is unfortunate that we expect people to know so much with so little transparency about what it takes to get it to go and that’s why I call the digital I call it a digital ecosystem like that. Really I think that describes it better. Because if you think of an ecosystem, you know, these little baby components make all the difference for that ecosystem to flourish and thrive and your digital marketing is the same you just you’re not you just don’t see it right because you’re not well and if it’s done properly, the client will never see the nurse like behind the curtain right and Wizard of Oz. I totally agree. So what do you think is one of the number one mistakes that people make when they first get started? on the digital side of their business?

14:43
I personally think that the biggest mistake people make when they’re first starting is investing in the wrong things.

14:53
Allah will Yeah, I can still write with you on that. Because they don’t they don’t know what they need and they’re just trying to get they don’t know what they don’t know how. Exactly, and it’s, it’s really frustrating to watch it happen to be quite frank, because you feel so terrible when they get to you and they explain I had a person just a couple of weeks ago they were telling me this harrowing story of their experience in the digital industry and their digital marketing. And it puts a really bad taste in people’s mouths and it makes it really hard for people to enjoy the digital space, which is a shame because it’s a great space and it’s very fine. But because people make that mistake, when they’re first getting out of the game, they think it’s a waste of money and a waste of time.

15:43
And and it takes work. Like it doesn’t just look you know like I don’t care how many calls to action that says easy, free fast, blah, blah, blah, blah. It’s it’s just going to take work and sadly it’s an intrical component of running a business so that you have a pipeline of leads continuing to come in so often I see people take their foot off that marketing gas, because they’re they’re so busy with client work. And then when they’re done with the client work they’re wondering where all their leads will when you’re not marketing. The it’s the message isn’t getting out there right can you share a few questions to ask when you’re hiring a digital service provider to really set yourself up for success? The first time?

16:39
This is a great question. I’ll share three I think three is a good good number. I love three.

16:48
The first is the first question that you should ask any person that you are going to hire is Do you offer training on the system? That you are building?

17:06
And I think that this is a really great question and it’s not because you don’t want to use that person to help you in the future.

17:18
It is because for whatever reason, you need to use that system yourself.

17:27
You will have a much better relationship with that service provider. If you are not constantly asking them you know later down the road. I just need you to take two minutes to do this one thing or I just need you to do that. Or let’s say you’re going into a situation where God forbid you can’t afford man and trans and if you’re not able to continue working with that person and they have not provided you that training. You really can get into some trouble spots because now you have a full blown system that you have no idea how to use or your team doesn’t know how to use and every team member learns it and leaves we’ve

18:17
been there are four levels. So that all of those things right so ask ask your person when when they’re building a system do you offer training on this? Can it be recorded Can I can look it up.

18:30
And then the second tip that you that I would add to someone is do you use it’s your fault or have you used for this yourself? Because

18:48
sometimes we think because they’re an expert in the industry that as they do this, why don’t know that many people would have even asked.

18:58
That’s a really good one.

19:01
So I build on a lot of different platforms. But I have one that I prefer right because it’s my it is a one that I use personally. So it doesn’t mean that you can’t hire someone.

19:18
But I would encourage you to just simple question will give you a lot of insight into what to expect, so to speak. I agree and the third the third question that I generally would ask is what happens to my data when you go away?

19:41
So most of the time and this is specifically when you are working with web developers, on SEO professionals and as people and I’ll give the example for website developer or as most website developers will set out a program and they own the rights to your code or your a lot of people don’t know that that’s you know.

20:09
So, if you work with a big agency or you work with a large company, you can get into some trouble spots. If they don’t want to manage your website or you don’t want them to manage your website. You have to understand who owns that data and who really has full control. So if someone says well, you’ll read this small print in the contract.

20:33
Because if if someone says well, we’ll know your website by it’ll, it’s under our name or we’re going to erase it where it will buy the domain for you.

20:45
That is a really big red flag to say if you ever wanted to leave that company, maybe maybe you don’t even want to leave that company maybe that company for longer or bankrupt or gets bought.

20:59
You need to understand where were those the ownership of what I am purchasing why.

21:10
That’s really good.

21:13
I have a similar sort of example of that. In my contracts management, business, or agency. I I have I require my clients to have a tailwind or you know, there’s multiple third party platforms. But I have had many clients say Well can you just go ahead and do that the problem and then Bill Me, but the problem is, is that when it’s done, it’s me it’s I own it, it’s in my name and I don’t I don’t want any bad taste in the mouths of people that have worked with me so I always have them do it and yes, you know, I have videos showing them how to like sign up for it and all that kind of stuff. Because I know it can be a pain and when you outsource something, you’re paying money so that you don’t have to go through the headache. However, you have to think miles down the road. as your business grows faster. You want to make sure that you are the main signer, the person that signed up the person that has those passwords and everything. So that is a really, really, really good all those questions are great, but that one is really good as well.

22:25
If if someone has a really limited budget, I’m thinking a first time entrepreneur just jumping into the business.

22:34
How should they prioritize where to invest in digital marketing? In other words, what will be the best sort of bang for their buck?

22:44
up for debate but also in my opinion.

22:48
A lot of people are gonna have opinions on this but definitely you’re the guest you get to have your opinions.

22:54
Yes, I think that if you are on a very, very limited budget, the absolute best bang for your buck. Is professional photography as a professional brand photographer and so excited about that.

23:16
The reason that I say this is because your photography it is to get a really good professional photographer is expensive.

23:31
But it’s not as expensive as doing a full blown website or doing a full blown auto brand or spending 1000s of dollars on ads that you’re not strategized for yet. Right. But what it does do is it gives you a very clean, professional.

23:54
Just like a very, very sleek look.

23:59
And as a 1050 or 20 professional photos can make a free one page templated website look like a million bucks.

24:13
I can’t tell you how much I agree with you on that. I think it’s even twofold. I think number one, it gives the impression of big business right if she’s a professional, polished look, but from all the clients that I work with on my branding photography side, they feel they feel more apt to step into that actual position with confidence boost of having a professional brand shoot, and then you get these pictures delivered. You’re like oh my gosh, that’s me like it really does give me a specially I always tell people if you are having like that crisis that we all kind of had like am I enough? Can I do this? Am I worthy like that sadly happens multiple times pretty much through your entrepreneur business. It’s typically popping up right before a big move or a big change or a big pivot which of course is how we grow our businesses. Right? You feel comfortable, it typically leads to something great.

25:25
But when you do something like this, it really gives you that confidence to show up on social media to show up in marketing. In fact, we want to share these pictures because they’re probably some of the best pictures that we’ve had of ourselves.

25:42
We want to share them, market your business. So I really agree with you and then you know that next step as you get clients to invest in your website, I think is really critical as well. We can make websites all day long.

26:02
But someone who’s a professional sort of website designer, they saying no more things than we are going to know right? As an entrepreneur. We wear all these hats, a CEO and then accountant like all these hats in terms of a website. Let’s give it over to the profession.

26:24
And you know, I just really important, I will not belabor this point. But I actually think that it’s very important to invest in branding, branding, branding, even before the website for the website.

26:39
Yeah, and I say that because I was about to do

26:49
I would say that the websites that before the website is built, they see so

27:03
and plants they really do in a battle results for that person. But if you if you pay a lot of leads and build a website that hasn’t been granted Yeah, and I know you would do this because I feel a website

27:33
it is in their best interest to random person because I have a client who did a whole website and she wasn’t super clear on what she wanted to do very early on in her business. And a year later she had to invest all over again. Web sites are like night and day, the new website after working with a brand specialist.

28:02
It was such a clear path for a client to take that you almost felt bad not what we were not working with. Do you know what I’m saying?

28:14
The original website is just like tonight speak to everyone where websites really will distribute movies on our our ideal clients to put on a website and go that’s me. I agree I Where do I say that? Like that’s

28:37
what three things have helped you grow your business and I always ask this on all my guests, because these are the little tips and tricks that will help people that are listening in or watching the video. This could be tools, advice you got. It could be any education, it could be anything but what three things do you would you attribute as the things that helped you?

29:05
I love this question.

29:10
These are the answers that I want to hear like listening to podcasts

29:16
the number one thing that I would say is

29:27
is a kind of a weird one. I feel like I didn’t hear from a lot of people in the minds of starting out. I have a friend of mine actually told me that and it took two years in my own business or even for anyone to say you need a business coach, I need your business.

29:48
And as soon as I started looking online what I did find and that was an absolute game changer for me.

30:04
It was like an a difference and in fact I I think that how I’m not done that stuff I don’t even know.

30:18
I’m not sure what happened look like it certainly it certainly would have been harder and probably not as effective as that and probably take more time. Why look at coaches, even group coaching if you aren’t in a position to pay for a one on one I’m like Coach, but coaching helps you get real clear real fast on not only the people that you want to work with, but also the niching down that needs to take place that is always super super painful. Because you think I can work with everyone and we can work with everyone. But our marketing leads

31:02
are so good but number one was, so far the best

31:11
and number two I think is it’s okay to

31:20
know that your friends may have other

31:26
friends slash family.

31:29
Friends slash family. Hear that I I’m pretty fortunate but so many business owners aren’t. Yes. And that is really what I would say when your entrepreneurial space

31:49
is a couple of years you’re almost

31:59
everyone

32:02
now is what are you

32:07
getting out

32:12
met the time

32:15
and they didn’t know how to react nearly they just feel like oh, it’s nice

32:29
people don’t know how to react.

32:33
If I understand that even those some people get it and don’t know what to say. Understand like that doesn’t actually ever stop.

32:45
Do people react to things and it’s really important to be in business to help people all off and you just can’t watch other people’s reactions stop you.

33:07
Name it. That’s a really good I don’t know it’s just first That’s how good that 1/3

33:23
What’s something Stanley big bases with I was gonna ask what do you use on a daily basis

33:36
they are game changers I audibly

33:45
authorized third party scheduling with

33:51
a team autonomy

33:55
you know No, do not try. You will you will try to do our

34:02
first starting news that can help you do things in advance. organize yourself posted I really like those because they allow you to like plan out your social media and so instead of thinking oh crap post today, you kind of It’s not done yet. And that is

34:24
something out there. So I use post all the time to

34:34
which scheduling reports where you just try to see if you can write that content for Regency leaving, how much we need to do when you’re not worried about it Facebook and Pinterest have in platform schedulers there. They don’t have the bells and whistles but they also are free.

34:57
Like why not? And if it comes across more well thought out. For instance, it especially if you’re doing posts here, they’re everywhere. You’re kind of turning which way every five seconds. Whereas you do a full week’s worth of posts. You can really have a theme or a story that takes people from through a process and things like that. So I think that’s that’s really good. Hopefully it’s really, really good. Well, before we get to the giving of gifts that Kristen is so generously sharing with everyone today, I’m telling us total history because I often have people sending me messages asking questions and things about services. So I always like to ask them again, at the end of this of the podcast, specifically what’s always going to be the offer so that oh yeah, oh yeah. Oh, yeah. And I need help with that. Then they know like

36:01
I really appreciate it. So I designed and built for you that you can use. I do training on all the things.

36:14
So I do I do fortunately use strategies where we really teach you how to automate those things right.

36:27
How to do marketing follow up. So that automation that we talked about that people don’t tell you about right.

36:36
And you’re doing clients I work with also offers automated messages.

36:44
It’s

36:47
amazing and she’s she is extraordinary at what she does, I highly recommend her put it out there in the atmosphere.

36:58
Kristen has brought us some free tools. So tell everyone what is provided underneath. Of course this information, but do everyone what exactly.

37:13
Page for free to use and it includes a digital systems checklist. If you are wondering

37:27
I have a checklist to understand every single component that you use.

37:33
And I also have

37:41
a photography check

37:46
and it will tell you exactly own toys to get right to go on a

37:54
diner.

37:57
So good. I want to thank you so much for your valuable advice and your favorite today because I know how busy you are for you. What is the best way to get in contact with you in case anyone wants to take this conversation further. I’ll be including lawyers. What’s the best way for them?

38:18
Right now is LinkedIn

38:22
really loving? So you can just search for I will leave LinkedIn, I have your LinkedIn link. So LinkedIn is the best way for me to be able to make that connection with her. Now, this is really important. I always say this and I know it’s at nauseam, but I’m gonna keep saying take the information that you’ve got here. Take one or two things that you’ve heard that you like or that you want to implement, and put some time on your calendar to implement them next week. Or today because I feel like listening to podcasts, I love doing it. But I need to work myself on implementing these great ideas that I hear when I’m on my walk and by the time they get home. I haven’t put it on my calendar to do so definitely go do that. You can find all of Kristen’s information below and I hope everyone has a great day. Thank you Kristen.

MY SUMMARY OF PINTEREST’S “INSPIRE HOLIDAY SHOPPERS WITH PINTEREST” WEBINAR

MY SUMMARY OF PINTEREST’S “INSPIRE HOLIDAY SHOPPERS WITH PINTEREST” WEBINAR

LATEST PINTEREST NEWS inspire holiday shoppers with Pinterest (webinar) by Jen Vazquez Pinterest Marketing Strategist

MY SUMMARY OF PINTEREST'S "INSPIRE HOLIDAY SHOPPERS WITH PINTEREST" WEBINAR

 

The webinar was designed to give us an introduction to crafting the perfect holiday campaign for your brand as early as possible. 

They reflected and noted that it’s been quite a start to the 2020s with going through unprecedented times of global pandemic, political unrest, as well as poor and mixed the sobering realities 

Adults are spending 50% of their waking hours online. And more than ever, people are saying that being online makes them feel disconnected. From themselves and their interests. People feel sucked in, burned out, anxious from social comparison. Given the realities of a heavy news cycle, and negative messaging on many platforms, people often turn to Pinterest for a much-needed break from scrolling through not-so-good news. 

Pinterest is viewed as a place to discover and be inspired. Pinterest wanted to learn why people turn to Pinterest and what specifically feels good about the platform? 

What they found was that Pinterest is a different social media platform building a more positive place on the internet, where you can find things you actually love. Where creators can be known for expertise, non celebrity and where you can plan for an amazing holiday celebrating with your friends and family. 

A recent study by Nielsen shows that Pinterest is the number one place people go for inspiration online and off.  So Pinterest decided to take a look at how to move people towards decisions on the platform. 

They found on Pinterest that 97% of searches are unbranded people come to Pinterest to plan and do without even making up their mind about what to buy.  

Pinterest drives 10x Higher branded searches off platform. That's a trigger moment that happens on Pinterest. Inspirational environments actually help people make up their mind. We call this decision making behavior, the NEW ROI a return on inspiration. 

So how does this impact the way you should be thinking about the holidays this year? 

2022 Holiday Research

Pinterest shared what they learned from 2022 holiday research that highlighted one important thing.  —- the holidays will be different this year. The holidays will be more expansive, more personalized and more dynamic than ever.  Because the past two years have forced people to reinvent the way they plan for and celebrate the holidays, they have expanded their definition of what the holidays mean. 

People are looking for new ways to bring fresh joy to their traditions, and personalize their holiday plans to suit their needs. While all of this reinvention may have started as a necessity, it's now become the norm and people like it giving them permission to design plan and celebrate their holidays in the best way for them. 

All of that means the need for holiday inspiration has never been greater. Pinterest shared a video of pinners and what they have to say about planning the holidays.  They shared things like:

Pinterest allows me to visualize ideas that I have in my head.”

“I have categories for Christmas baking, Christmas dinner ideas, Christmas party ideas, Christmas outfit ideas for those days where I'm going to events

Pinterest offers some more environmentally conscious and budget friendly opportunities to decorate your home for the holidays without actually breaking the bank.”

without Pinterest I also wouldn't have been able to do things like hold my annual friend Miss at my new place. And I think in a way it kind of helps me get a bigger view of what's possible for home decor. Secret Santa gifts and even holiday snacks and meals.”

Pinterest really inspires me to not only find great gift ideas and try new brands, but I also feel that I'm just becoming a better host go on there and I see something I'm like yes, it's exactly what I've been looking for.”

“I was inspired to get a Black Christmas tree and who would have thought it would look so kind of neutral, but yet something unique. And it's a way that I can also use it for Halloween so it's dual purpose and create a specific for each of my best friends and just start adding things to it whether

 

More Research

What pinners shared about Pinterest is that they are really excited to celebrate more holiday moments of all sizes like big moments and a lot more of the small moments. And they've already started planning many of those moments and celebrations on Pinterest, which means there are even more opportunities for you to reach them and boost your holiday sales. 

Pinterest’s research shows that shoppers on Pinterest are optimistic about the 2022 holiday season. They're excited to get back out into the world and they look forward to the return of the larger and more traditional celebrations that they've always enjoyed. They also really like their newer traditions and the smaller mini moments they created over the past two years and they plan to keep them and they'll add even more.

 82% say they expect to create and celebrate more smaller moments this holiday season

Pinterest’s research also validated that New traditions have taken hold of the past two years as the pandemic gave people permission to design and celebrate the holidays their own way – which people on Pinterest really embraced.  And it showed that pinners were 60% more likely to create a new holiday tradition with close friends and family which has cause an explosion of smaller unique holiday moments on Pinterest. And while the traditional holidays make the season memorable. It's these many small moments that make the season truly special. 

Those smaller moments range from seasonal traditions like parties with friends or coworkers to tree decorating or holiday. There are culturally meaningful celebrations and important personal moments like a holiday engagement or baby gender reveal.

If you have services or products that can help people celebrate small as well as large and traditional celebrations, ensure you are marketing those on Pinterest.  Including Pinterest in your marketing is a no brainer and provides amazing return on your investment of time - far better than other social media platforms.   

Pinterest helps you connect with customers in a hyper relevant way. It's also a great opportunity to expand on traditional audiences and lean into adjacent categories.  

Pinterest is the number one destination when it comes to holiday inspiration. And inspiration is indeed the new influence. Holiday shoppers say that their top place for inspiration and motivation during the holidays is Pinterest. This translates into purchase influence. One in five holiday shoppers say the content on Pinterest inspired at least half of their holiday purchases last year. Yes that’s right! 

Pinners Are Inspired 

Pinterest inspired at least half of their purchases.  Pinners rely on Pinterest to find what's new or new to them. 

Pinterest then went into a little more in depth on shoppers on Pinterest. First thing they mentioned is how Pinterst shoppers are different from shoppers than on other platforms. 

They're always shopping. And what's really noticeable is that they spend more twice is more compared to other platforms. Basically they are super shoppers. Plus, they buy more each time they shop. 

Shoppers on Pinterest had 85% larger baskets at checkout, which is a pretty incredible stat. And last but not least Pinterest is the most efficient channel overall for generating incremental conversions.  How efficient you might ask? Well 30% more so than other social platforms. 

Pinterest heard from shoppers that Pinterest brings the best of offline shopping online, which is nearly twice as high as the number of people who use other social platforms.

What's really interesting is that a lot of early industry forecasts are predicting a return to brick and mortar shopping. 87% of shoppers who use Pinterest say it's a valuable compliment to in store shopping. And that's 85% higher than what people say about other platforms. 

Personalization

Another area where Pinterest beats out the competition is personalization. Personalization matters more than anything when it comes to shopping. 

When Pinterest looked at shopping data through the holiday lens, what they noticed about people on Pinterest is that not only do they love to shop but they also love to gift.  Turns out 90% Use it for gift-giving ideas

He’s a big note that not many people realize.  Research shows people on Pinterest start holiday shopping early. The majority of pinners start their holiday shopping including for gifting purposes before Thanksgiving. 

More Shopper Data

Pinterest looked at the data we found that interest shoppers are pretty unique. They go to Pinterest to find gifts based on who they're shopping for. Notably, they are open minded about brands or products. 

So for brands this is really the perfect opportunity to reach active gift shoppers while they're undecided. All this in mind, they’ve been working hard to create a wide range of surfaces that allow brands to reach pinners at different points of their shopping journey. 

  • There’s the shop tab from search, helping Pinners to go right into shop mode as they search for ideas. 
  • There is product tagging on standard pins (via the Pinterest app on cell phones) helping to make any pin instantly shopable content and move Pinterest inspiration to action. 
  • Try-On, which gives Pinners the ability to virtually try on makeup such as lipstick and eyeshadow from the comfort of the couch. 

Pinterest is also continuing to introduce new products with feedback from partners. Recent examples of a product that they just launched is shopping list. People are already saving ideas and products they love on Pinterest and we know that there are over seven times more likely to purchase products they've saved with shopping lists.

This allows Pinners to save product pins automatically in one place, making it easier for them to come back and shop the item.

And exciting news, there is the integration app for WooCommerce. 

Pinterest shared how to create your media plan as you prepare for the holiday season. Something you should always remember is that pinners are planners, in fact pinners start planning shopping and buying early for the holiday. The holiday gifting searches on Pinterest start picking up between July and September. 

So, you should start pinning products and services for the holiday season NOW!  

Summary

To summarize,  by now you've heard loud and clear that the holidays will be different this year. There'll be more expansive, more personalized and more dynamic than ever, which means the need for holiday inspiration has never been greater. 

And here are four takeaways:

  • People come to Pinterest open minded and they leave decided
  • Pinterest is 10 times more efficient at driving consideration. 
  • In 2022 We'll have more holiday celebrations big and small which means there are more opportunities for you to reach shoppers on Pinterest and boost your holiday sales. 
  • Pinners start planning their holidays early on Pinterest and they're buying gifts for everyone in their life. We've seen planning move into high gear and brands between July and September the last couple of years so start pinning now!

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