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Who Else Wants To Know The Mystery Behind Siteground?

Have you noticed how many bloggers are promoting the hosting company Siteground? After being stung by affiliate recommendations in the past, I spent a long time deciding on whether or not I should make the switch to Siteground.


After using Siteground for a while now, I can tell you that not switching sooner was one of the biggest regrets I have in my business. Today, I want to show you how making the switch impacted my traffic stats. They’re pretty impressive.


Please know that I’m not trying to be braggadocious, by any means. What I want to do is show you the impact of a bad hosting company. O a run of the mill hosting company. And how it can negatively affect your ability to grow your blog or business and ultimately, stunt your chances of making money.


Related: How to Start a Blog The Easiest Way Possible + Video Tutorial



How To Use Pinterest Group Boards Like A Frickin Boss

Are you using Pinterest as part of your traffic strategy? Do you even have a traffic strategy? If you don’t, I talk about how essential it is in this post that turns out to be my second income report about my first $3k month back in March. You need to learn how to use Pinterest and Pinterest Group Boards effectively. Full stop (or Period. if you’re American).


How To Use Pinterest: How I Grew My Pinterest Visibility by almost 9000% in ONE MONTH


Every single month my Heart Handmade UK Pinterest account gets over 7.9 million profile views, and it has over 1 million followers. Within two months I generated over 545k views to StartACraft blog Pinterest Profile. Which is awesome. Another amazing blogger who has seen great success on Pinterest is Nataly from Love and Paper Flowers who is featured in this case study. Nataly amassed over 60k profile views within two months (which is an insanely high number and our results are not comparable because I’m a Pinterest veteran) I had an advantage or two.


Join the Free Resource Library and check out the free guides packed full of tips for using Pinterest! Even better, get your hands on a copy of Pinning For Profits in 2018.




Pinterest Stats as of June 22nd




10 Awesome Ways To Get You More Site Traffic

“I need more site traffic!” is the thought you had when you saw the title of this post. Am I right?


In 2016 ALONE there were 1.6 billion active mobile social accounts globally.


On WordPress alone, 56 million blog posts are published every month (source).


When you look at both of statistics separately they are pretty staggering, if you look at them together, they’re pretty hopeful for WordPress bloggers.

In this post, I wanted to share the most important elements of your blog after stellar content. So, what are you waiting for?


Let’s Get More Site Traffic:



10 Things You Need Before You Start Searching For Home Business Opportunities

Before you quit your job and start searching for home business opportunities as a crafter, there are few things that you need to have in place. This post is aimed at craft bloggers but really, if you want to start working from home, 8 of these items will be relevant to you.d Working from home is the ultimate dream for many people. It’s my passion to try and help women release themselves from the rat race where they are miserable; your happiness is always going to be worth the risk.


When I was growing up, I remember my dad leaving the house at 6 am to sit in a car for an hour, not getting home until after 5 pm, and he didn’t enjoy his job. Back then I couldn’t understand it and part of me now still can’t. Quitting a job you hate is especially pertinent when we live in the age of the internet where opportunities are bountiful you can earn great money working as a freelancer or full-time blogger. So, we got on Amazon, we did everything below and we got to work!



How To Create A Blog The Easiest Way Possible + A Free Checklist and Planner

You’re here because you want to know how to start a blog? That’s awesome!! I’m excited to help you navigate your way on this journey. Are you ready to take the first steps?

Warning there is a little salty language and real talk in this post!


Starting your own blog is so much easier than you think. You need zero technical knowledge. When you are ready, all you have to do is purchase the hosting package, get in touch with the tech geniuses at Siteground and they will set up your WordPress blog for FREE! You can go make a cup of tea and by the time you come back, your website will be ready!


Blogging in the old days:

When I started blogging almost a decade ago, people were not so forthcoming with information about how to start a blog. People were building blogging careers back then but that was a handful of people. Magical people.



Cracking The Blogging For Profit Code With Tiffany Griffin

Today, I have a fantastic interview to share with you that will give you some insight into the life of a Pro Blogger. I recently had the chance to interview Tiffany Griffin of Beautiful Dawn Designs, who explains how this entirely possible for you. She is a friend of mine, and I am so excited to share her incredibly informative course Blogging Blueprint. I highly recommend this course if you’re a beginner blogger and need a guiding light.


The Blogging For Profit Interview With Tiffany Griffin


Please give us a little background on yourself, how you started as a pro blogger, and how it’s going for you right now.


Hey! My name is Tiffany Griffin, and I run Beautiful Dawn Designs where I provide resources to help bloggers grow their blog and live their best life while doing it.


I actually got my start as an online entrepreneur in 2006 when I began creating and selling custom layouts and graphics for Myspace.


While I loved designing and enjoyed the opportunities that I had to get paid doing something I love, it was never something that I considered doing for a living.


How Do Hashtags Work On Pinterest?

The newest Pinterest update has everyone asking “how do hashtags WORK on Pinterest?!” I’m here to help you, so you don’t pull your hair out trying to find the answer!

Did you know, that at the beginning of Pinterest (way back in 2010), you could use hashtags on the platform? After a while, the consensus was that it was a waste of your description characters, that they don’t work and they were confusing for people. Well, they’re back baby!

To find out how to write perfect descriptions for your pins;

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How do Hashtags Work?

The change happened back in August 2017, what took me so long to get around to writing about them? Testing my friends! Testing! I didn’t want to be the first to tell you about something that I read on somebody else’s blog. What I wanted to do, was tell you what I learned from testing how the hashtags worked on the new platform.

To do all of that testing, I needed a little time.

how do hashtags work on Pinterest?
What Changed Pinterest’s Mind?

According to Pinterest, brands wanted to start utilising them to help disclose ads, for brand recognition and the fact that it’s part of Marketing language now. People even say ‘hashtag’ out loud for cripes sake! It’s in the vernacular and people were using them anyway. Even if they didn’t work.

So now begs the question, how do we develop a good hashtag strategy for Pinterest? And

How Do Hashtags Work On Pinterest?

Well, as with the description, we need to understand how people search Pinterest.

According to Pinterest,

“Hashtags are a new way to reach users interested in your content. When a user searches a hashtag the freshest pins with that hashtag will appear at the top of the feed. When a user searches the same phrase without the hashtag, it will pull up the original search results page.”

The key here is that hashtag searches are going to be chronological.

Pinterest has also said:

“When inserting a hashtag, we recommend you be specific and descriptive. Use words or phrases that describe the content of the Pin – we suggest you add no more than 20 hashtags per Pin. It’s best to be objective and use hashtags that make sense and are relevant to the Pin. Depending on your Pin, consider using hashtags that are timely (e.g. #oscars, #backtoschool, #halloween) and hashtags for evergreen content that works well on Pinterest (e.g. #mealplanning, #hairgoals, #homedecor). This is to help make it easier to for users to filter and find relevant content they are interested in.

“No more than 20 hashtags”! That’s a lot! Don’t use them all. When I look at a pin if I see keyword stuffing or a description full of hashtags I do not want to repin or click through. That could just be me, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a good strategy. Especially when there’s a character limit in your description box.

Pinterest wants to use hashtags to provide the freshest content to users.

Have you figured out how hashtags really work on Pinterest? Do you know how to write descriptions to get your Pins found? Finding the perfect balance isn't easy! Discover how to use hashtags effectively & get your pins found on Pinterest #pinteresttips #bloggingtips #sacb #blogtraffic
What does that mean?

It means that you don’t have to go in and update your old pins, but you SHOULD go in and update all of your alt tags on your website to include alt tags. That means that any new pins from your site will have the relevant hashtags attached.

Make it a post per day and see how that works for you? It shouldn’t be too much to add to your daily to-do list. Hopefully!

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12 Quirky WordPress Themes To Make You Look Like A Pro

You’re getting closer to having the blog of your dreams.

  • you’ve set up Siteground hosting
  • they’ve installed WordPress for you for free (which is an actual service that they offer), and
  • now all you need to do is pick one of your favourites from this selection of fabulous quirky WordPress themes for your blog.


If you haven’t set up your blog yet, check out how to set one up the easiest way possible right here.


12 Quirky WordPress Themes To Make You Look Like A Pro


No matter how long you’ve been blogging, the one thing you DO NOT want your blog to do is to make you look like a complete amateur. One immediate way to make you look like a pro is by utilising a theme that looks professional. That’s exactly why I decided to share all of these WordPress themes for you to check out so you can see the quality for yourself.


Are You Really Ready To Start Making Money From Home With Your Blog?

The great thing about making money from home is that there isn’t just one way to do it.


I wanted to show you how to monetize your blog when you are blogging your passions! The awesome news is that there are several ways you can do it. Isn’t that insane?! Like a dream?


Dang it, chase that dream!


That means that you could be making multiple streams of income with tiny effort.


But the number one thing you should have before you embark on your quest; a blog. Not just any blog, but a professional looking blog with lots of quality content.


Related: Why Have A Blog? Are You Embarrassed Not Knowing?


If it’s done the right way, making passive income or regular income from blogging can be extremely lucrative. Which is why I decided to start helping aspiring Craft Bloggers everywhere earn money from their blogs in my new How To Make Money Online series! The completed series can be found in my book The Essential Guide To Craft Blogging For Beginners.


If you don’t have time to read this post now, click here and pin it to save and read later!