How To Get Thousands Of Instagram Followers With This One Simple Method! Incredibly Easy To Implement!!

Hey! If you are new here, welcome to the blog! If not, glad to have you back!

So, in today’s blog post, I am going to be sharing an Instagram Strategy that will get you 100s and 1000s of new Instagram followers. It is a really simple strategy and involves not a lot of work on your part and you can have it setup and running in less than a few hours! Do you want to know what it is? Of course you do!

From a lot of testing on Instagram, both organic and paid, I have found that the best way to build instagram audiences, followers and engagement levels is to have an offer. What do I mean by offer, you may ask. Well, an offer is simply something of value that you can give to people. It may be a free instagram cheatsheet (like the one I offer below) or it may be a small eBook. coaching call etc. It can be anything that you can give to people in exchange for something from them.

In this instance, I recommend you make a free cheatsheet in exchange for a follow. If you want an example of what yours can look like, then you can just pop in your email above and receive free access to mine.

The way it is going to work, is you are going to setup an Instagram Story advert with the targeting of your choice, and the text on the advert is going to read something along the lines of “Get Your FREE *insert cheatsheet topic* Follow & DM To Gain Access”

Then from there, you are going to have people following you and sending you messages asking for access to said cheatsheet. There you have it! It is that simple! All you are doing is offering something free in exchange for a follow.

So, I hope this blog post was helpful to you and that you are going to take away one thing…that offering some upfront free value is one of the best ways to grow your Instagram audience and get both more followers and more engagement!

I will catch you in the next one!…

…Chao!

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How I Doubled My Pinterest Viewers In Just 13 Days! Find Out How...

Hey! If you are new here, welcome to the blog! If not, glad to have you back!

So, in today’s blog post, I am going to tell you the exact things I did to DOUBLE my Pinterest monthly viewers in just 13 DAYS! I was able to take my account…

…from 19,403 monthly viewers…

…to 41,630 monthly viewers!

The way I did this is so so simple and it really shows that anyone can achieve results with Pinterest is know the steps to do so! The key thing that I did to achieve this was:

  • Creating batches of pins linking to blog posts and testing which ones performed the best to find out the winning designs

I am going to discuss this in more depth below. But first, if you are not already following me on social, let’s connect!

Creating & Testing Different Pins

I already had some blog posts uploaded to my blog so I took advantage of this and I chose to make 5 (sometimes more) different variations of pins for each blog post. I then created titles and pin descriptions for each one. I made sure to include keywords in both my titles and descriptions, as Pinterest is a search engine after all! (so remember, keywords and SEO are important here on Pinterest).

After that, I pinned each pin to around 10 different group boards that I am a contributor for. This really helped me get some initial eyeballs on my pins and some initial re-pins. Now, because I made multiple variations, I was able to see which ones performed and which ones I could write off as “fails”. The pins that got over 10 clicks within the first 24 hours, I deemed as successful, so I decided to focus my pinning on those pins and every day, I would pin them to more group boards, and this would lead to more exposure for them. You can see below that the pins that I decided were successful are still performing today and getting exposure and clicks.

Now, these pins are by no means going to “blow my account up” or are deemed as “viral pins” but they are the reason that my account doubled in views and in such a short period of time- just 13 days.

There are other factors that come into this such as the fact I was re-pinning a lot of other peoples pins to my relevant boards and also finding and producing content that people would want to see, but for the most part, the physical testing of pins to find out what people want to see and what will results in the most impressions, pins and clicks, I believe is the reason to such as increase in such a short period.

If you look at where things are right now (10th June 2019) I just uploaded a pin less than 48 hours ago, and this is the results that it has…

…pretty good for a Pinterest account that was on less than 20k viewers 13 days ago! This pin alone sent hundreds of people to my website aswell which meant I was able to get traffic to my blog posts, my affiliate links and my ads.

So, I hope this blog post was helpful to you and that you are going to take away one thing…that testing your pins and creating variations is one of the best things you can do to grow your account!

I will catch you in the next one!…

…Chao!

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5 Social Media Posts That Will Make You Money In 2019!

Hey! If you are new here, welcome to the blog! If not, glad to have you back!

In today’s blog post, we are going to be discussing 5 different social media posts that will make you money. Social media is one of the best ways for individuals and businesses to make money and there are many different forms of promotion you can do using social media. So, without further ado, let’s get straight into #1.

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1. Affiliate Posts

If you are not familiar with affiliate marketing, it simply where you promote a product or service and receive a commission (a percentage paid to you of the cost of the product or service) for each sale you make through your affiliate link. Creating affiliate marketing posts for social media is a highly effective way of promoting your affiliate links and earning an income from them. An example of an affiliate social post would be the one below. I use this design for promoting this Free Business Book by Russel Brunson.

2. Product/Service Promotion

Do you have a product or service that you offer? If the answer is yes, then great! that’s awesome! Are your promoting that product through social media posts? Well, if the answer is no, we need to change that. One of the best ways to get sales for your product or service is to target the people that already know about you or your brand and those people start with your social following. They already know who you are or what your business is, so they should know what you offer. Go onto all your social media platforms and at least once per week, publish a promotional post about a product or service that you offer. It doesn’t need to be too “salesly” but it does need to spark interest. An added tip you can do is to tie it to a discount or offer to create more interest and awareness.

3. Giveaway/Competition

If you haven’t ran a giveaway/competition yet, you are missing out! Why, because these type of social media posts are one of the best ways to get organic awareness for your account or brand. Everyone loves free stuff and the exposure you can get by holding a giveaway/competition is endless. The best giveaways I have ran for my businesses clients have been when I added email opt-ins as part of the entry process. Why? Because after the competition ended and i had chosen the winner, I was able to give out discounts to all the others who entered as a thank you for taking part. This method has resulted in many sales for my clients.

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4. InFluencer Marketing

Another great form of social media post that can make you money is influencer posts. If you are not familiar with influencer marketing, it is where you work with an individual or account that has a large following and you use them to promote your product or service. Brands such as movement watches do a lot of influencer marketing. Influencer marketing posts are more of an investment as they can range anywhere from $50 for a post to upwards of $1000-$10,000 depending on the influencer, however if you pick the right influencer with the right audience, there is some serious money to be made!

5. Boosted Posts/Advertising

The final type of social media post I am going to tell you about is boosted posts/advertising. This is where you take either an existing post or publish a new one with the intention of advertising it to a wider audience. Advertising allows you to reach new people and accounts that are not currently following you already. You can boost your existing facebook and instagram posts for as little as $1 and depending on the area of the world you are targeting, you can reach a large amount of people, ranging from a few thousand, to millions! If you want to create a really effective social media post to drive sales and earn income, you can pair a product/service post with advertising- a killer combination for a social post!

Well, I hope you got some value from today’s post and I will catch you in the next one…

…Chao!

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7 Books That Will Change Your Life! Don't Miss Out On #2! It's FREE!

Hey! If you are new here, welcome to the blog! If not, glad to have you back!

So, in today’s blog post, I am going to be sharing with you a list of 9 books that will change your life! These books have helped me in business and in my personal life and mindset. Without further ado, let’s jump straight into #1!

*I want to be completely transparent and open with my audience and readers. This post may include affiliate links. This means if you click on one of my affiliate links, I shall receive a commission from your purchase or click. I thank you in advance if you decide to use my links. It helps with the running of the blog and covering costs, allowing me to bring your more valuable content*

#1 Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich has been called the "Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature." It was the first book to boldly ask, "What makes a winner?" The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world's winners himself.

The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one.

In the original Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. In the updated version, Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D., a nationally known author, lecturer, and consultant in human resources management and an expert in applying Hill's thought, deftly interweaves anecdotes of how contemporary millionaires and billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton, achieved their wealth. Outmoded or arcane terminology and examples are faithfully refreshed to preclude any stumbling blocks to a new generation of readers.

#2 Expert Secrets by Russel Brunson

The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable. It could help to save marriages, repair families, change someone’s health, grow a company or more… 

…But only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change.

  • Expert Secrets will help you find your voice and give you the confidence to become a leader…

  • Expert Secrets will show you how to build a mass movement of people whose lives you can affect…

  • Expert Secrets will teach you how to make this calling a career, where people will pay you for your advice…

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#3 Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk

Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.

In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That’s what Crushing It! teaches readers to do.

In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies.

Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.

#4 Rich dad poor dad by robert t. kiyosaki

April 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena.
It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world.

Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

20 Years... 20/20 Hindsight 
In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this classic, Robert offers an update on what we’ve seen over the past 20 years related to money, investing, and the global economy. Sidebars throughout the book will take readers “fast forward” — from 1997 to today — as Robert assesses how the principles taught by his rich dad have stood the test of time.

In many ways, the messages of Rich Dad Poor Dad, messages that were criticized and challenged two decades ago, are more meaningful, relevant and important today than they were 20 years ago.

As always, readers can expect that Robert will be candid, insightful... and continue to rock more than a few boats in his retrospective.

Will there be a few surprises? Count on it.

Rich Dad Poor Dad... 
• Explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich
• Challenges the belief that your house is an asset
• Shows parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids
about money
• Defines once and for all an asset and a liability
• Teaches you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial
success

#5 the 4 hour work week by timothy ferris

The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint. 

This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: 
• How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
• How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
• How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
• How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
• How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”

The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek includes:
• More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
• Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal
• How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
• The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either

#6 Rework by Jason Fried

Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. 

Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf.

Read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don't need to be a workaholic. You don't need to staff up. You don't need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don't even need an office. Those are all just excuses. 

What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You'll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.

With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of "downsizing," and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages.

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#7 jab, jab, jab, right hook by gary vaynerchuk

New York Times bestselling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk shares hard-won advice on how to connect with customers and beat the competition. A mash-up of the best elements of Crush It!and The Thank You Economy with a fresh spin, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook is a blueprint to social media marketing strategies that really works. 

When managers and marketers outline their social media strategies, they plan for the “right hook”—their next sale or campaign that’s going to knock out the competition. Even companies committed to jabbing—patiently engaging with customers to build the relationships crucial to successful social media campaigns—want to land the punch that will take down their opponent or their customer’s resistance in one blow. Right hooks convert traffic to sales and easily show results. Except when they don’t.

Thanks to massive change and proliferation in social media platforms, the winning combination of jabs and right hooks is different now. Vaynerchuk shows that while communication is still key, context matters more than ever. It’s not just about developing high-quality content, but developing high-quality content perfectly adapted to specific social media platforms and mobile devices—content tailor-made for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Tumblr.

So, I hope you enjoyed that list of the 7 books that will change your life. Feel free to view some of my other blog posts!

5 Ways You Can Get Paid Good Money Whilst Lay In Bed!

Hey! If you are new here, welcome to the blog! If not, glad to have you back!

So…in this blog post, you can probably guess by the title what we are going to be discussing, and that is none other than 5 Ways You Can Earn Money Whilst Lay In Bed! Without further-ado, let’s get straight into number #1.

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#1 Start A Blog

One of the most obvious ways that I shall be sharing in this post is to start your own blog! Blogging is a brilliant way to make a good, consistent and most importantly passive income online. You can blog from the comfort of your own bed, from the beach, the airport before you travel to your destination and anywhere else in the world that has an internet connection!

I use Squarespace to host my blog and website and it costs me less than a date night each month! and with search engines such as Pinterest, you can easily scale your blog quickly to 1000s of views each month and be well on your way to making a good income from your new blog.

#2 Get Clients With Upwork

Upwork is a platform where businesses and individuals can post jobs requesting a range of different services to be provided by freelancers. I have gotten many of my businesses clients using Upwork and been able to provide a range of different services to other businesses, such as social media marketing, email marketing, website creation, consulting services and more! So, if you have a service that you can offer, you can go to Upwork, search for that service and apply to these proposals. Plus, Upwork allows you to earn money both by the hour and by project/monthly cost!

#3 High Income & Recurring Affiliate Marketing

You may have already dabbled in affiliate marketing, but for those that haven’t, affiliate marketing is where you promote a product or service and receive a commission (a percentage paid to you of the cost of the product or service) for each sale you make through your affiliate link. Now, what I mean by “high income & recurring affiliate marketing” is promoting affiliate offers that are not low cost such as individual products from Amazon or cheap courses etc. It focuses more on finding affiliate offers that are going to make you a significant amount for each sale you make and affiliate offers that are memberships and can make you recurring income each month. One of the best affiliate marketing offers for those that are in business and marketing is Clickfunnels (the leading software for building sales funnels and increasing sales for your online business) They offer an affiliate scheme where you can earn 40% commission month on month for each person that signs up through your link. The memberships start at $97 per month, so if you get 4 people signed on at once, you can earn around $160 per month from Clickfunnels alone.

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#4 Swagbucks

Swagbucks is an online survey platform where you can take part in a range of different surveys and earn points that can either be cashed out into your PayPal or used to buy gift cards for major retailers such as Amazon. You can also watch videos, play games and surf the web to earn points.

#5 Sell Online Courses Or eBooks

This is one of the best ways you can make money online in my opinion. Why? Because not only are you able to turn your existing knowledge and expertise in an area into something to teach others, but you have full control over it and you earn 100% of every single sale! You can make courses and eBooks on anything you wish. Are you good at calligraphy and graphic design? Well you can teach others how to do just that! Do you know a lot about marketing? You can teach that! Just like I decided to do with my eBook “Instagram Impact”. Give it a go, turn your passion and what you are good at into a mini course or eBook and start promoting it online!

If you spend some time and effort into one of those 5 ways, you can be on your way to making good money whilst laying in the comfort of your own bed! Do you have some other ways? Let me know in the comments section down below. Till next time! Chris

The Best Course On Getting Pinterest Success! | Here's Why!

I found it! A Pinterest course that teaches you exactly what you need to know to get real successful results, without the unnecessary gossip like other courses! I came across this course and was hoping that it would give me the information I needed to start growing my Pinterest account and actually get proper results. Well, i was in a luck, because that is exactly what it offered me.

*I want to be completely transparent and open with my audience and readers. This post may include affiliate links. This means if you click on one of my affiliate links, I shall receive a commission from your purchase or click. I thank you in advance if you decide to use my links. It helps with the running of the blog and covering costs, allowing me to bring your more valuable content*

The course is called "Paid By Pinterest” and is created and owned by Elise McDowell. Elise McDowell is the creator of House of Brazen and is a small-town girl from New Zealand solo-traveling the world as a location-independent Digital Nomad. She helps creative entrepreneurs make more money from their digital and affiliate products, as well as manifest more money into their lives.

Elise’s course is branded as “The No-BS, No-Fluff Step-By-Step Course to Making Affiliate Sales, Tripling Your Traffic & Growing Your Email Subscribers on Pinterest” With a statement like that, what is not to like! and i can 100% back that up after purchasing and devouring this entire course.

So, you may be sat there thinking “ Chris, it is all well and good this, but what exactly is it going to teach me? ” I am glad you asked!

Here’s exactly what you shall learn:

>> How Elise made her first affiliate sale in less than 24 hours using Pinterest and how you can start making sales today rather than months from now!

>> Learn the basics you need to jumpstart your success with Affiliate Marketing and Pinterest, find an affiliate product to promote and learn where to find the best group boards to increase your affiliate sales.

>> Take Elise’s step-by-step tutorial on how she created her perfect affiliate pins from start to finish using Canva. Plus, learn what her not so “secret” strategy is to creating high-converting affiliate product pins.

>> Replicate what she did to make her pins go viral by learning the exact promotional strategy she uses on Tailwind that not only makes her money on autopilot but has also tripled her income!

That is exactly what you will learn, now here is exactly what you shall get!

>> Elise’s exact strategy that made her first affiliate sale in 24 hours using Pinterest!

>> How she tripled her sales that same week using her “viral pin” strategy!

>> The Affiliate Marketing & Pinterest basics you need to make sales!

>> Elise’s process to creating & designing perfect pins on Canva!

>> Why and how to leverage group boards to maximise your affiliate sales!

*BONUS* A 45-minute workshop on how to increase your traffic, subscribers & sales

*BONUS* The ultimate resource for over 1000+ Pinterest group boards in all niche’s

*BONUS* Plus, you’ll get her killer ebook $10k in 12 months (Value: $25)

How good does that sound?! And, if you thought it couldn’t get any better, here are some of her testimonials for the course:

This ebook was a real game changer for me. It taught me so much and in such a short space of time. It guides you through how to make affiliate sales in a step-by-step manner that means you can implement the advice immediately. It also taught me how to use affiliate links on Pinterest which I had no idea about before reading the eBook. And that was the biggest win for me when it came to monetising my blog.
— Dani | Flourishing Freelancer
I bought the ebook from a recommendation from a friend that it worked for her, so it should work for me, too. I was impressed so I wanted to recommend the book to other friends/family/readers. This ebook (which cost me less than one date night) does a really good job of guiding you to all the right tools and resources to help automate Pinterest.
— Eden Fried | Eden Fried

Finally, who is this course for?

This course was created for the action takers and the go-getters both in the beginner stage of their businesses. It’s for those who aren’t the rest-on-their-laurels type and will take the information laid out and implement it all. It’s for serious business owners and bloggers only who want a way to automate one stream of their affiliate income.

Who is this course not for?

This course is NOT for get rich quick wannabes with ridiculously high expectations looking for the “magic pill” to make millions of dollars. It’s not for you if the cost of the course is too expensive. It’s not for you if you’re NOT a beginner. And more importantly, it’s not for you if you’re going to whine and complain instead of taking action and doing the work.

So, are you an action taker? Are you ready to invest into your pinterest future and create the life you always wished of? A life on your terms, where you wake up every day doing what you love. A life of passion and motivational drive. A life where you decide the outcome. The choice is yours

*Limited time BONUS*

For Everyone That enrolls in “Paid By Pinterest”, They Get My “Instagram Impact” eBook For FREE

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How I Achieved Over 1000 Page views Just 27 Days After Starting My Blog!

I did it! I set myself the goal of reaching 1000 page views within 30 days of starting my blog. 

The thing is, it wasn’t actually that hard to do! Now, I admit, I do have a background in marketing and this is my side hustle on top of managing my business, but the knowledge required to achieve this is pretty basic.

And with that said, I want to teach you how you can get results like this for your own blog or website, within your first 30 days!

If you enjoy this blog post, it would be great if you could hit one of the share buttons to your left and share it on social media, so others can also benefit.

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How I Achieved Over 1000 Page views Just 27 Days After Starting My Blog! | chrisryankingston.com

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I already had an idea of how I was going to approach starting my blog as I own a marketing business specialising in social media advertising. However, for those of you that are starting out and need some help and training, I highly recommend Udemy. It is an online platform that has 1000s of courses that are both affordable and packed with lots of information and teachings. When I started learning marketing, I used Udemy to learn and it really paid off and helped me in getting a lot of my initial clients when I started my business. If you want to invest in Udemy courses and most importantly yourself and your learning, then click here or on the banner below.

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Now, lets get into today’s post, how I went from 0-1000 page views in less than 30 days after starting my blog. 

To find this out, we need to look at where the traffic came from. As you can see from the graphs below, the majority of my traffic comes from Social Media, in particular Pinterest. The reason why is because Pinterest is my most used social media platform because of the traffic potential that it holds. 

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If you are not on Pinterest already, you are missing out on lots of free traffic. Sign up here!

By using Pinterest, it really helped me to get this initial traffic to my website and start exposing my new website to the search engines and people that will be interested in my content. 

I am sure you have heard many many other bloggers talk about how amazing Pinterest is for getting traffic and I can assure you, it really is! Out of other platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, it is so so far ahead in terms of its traffic driving capabilities, and that is because it is a search engine, just like Google or Bing. 

As Pinterest is what I used to get over 1000 page views in less than 30 days, I shall be teaching you exactly how you can do the same. 

> Pinterest Is A Search Engine

It is important to know that Pinterest is a search engine and not a social media network. This means that keywords and descriptions really do play a huge role in your success with Pinterest. 

I have gone ahead and created a list of ways you can use keywords on Pinterest:

  • In your profile name

  • Your profile description

  • Pin Descriptions

  • Board Titles

  • Board Descriptions

  • Comments on your pins

  •  The Filenames of your images

I made sure that from when I opened my Pinterest account (and I started my Pinterest account the same day I started my website), I was using relevant keywords for all areas that were available. Keywords really do make a difference. 

Once you optimise these areas of your Pinterest, you will start to become a lot more visible on the platform. Your pins will rank better in searches, allowing more users to come across your content and re-pin it. But, most importantly, click your pins link, taking traffic straight to your website.

> You need a proper pinning strategy

Without a proper pinning strategy, you are setting yourself up for failure. Pinterest is very much about consistency and rewards users who pin on a regular basis and also pin effectively. 

There are two pinning strategies you can choose- manual pinning or automatic pinning.

Manual pinning, as the name suggests, means you upload all your pins as and when they need to go out and you also pin other peoples pins manually aswell. This is a time consuming process and can take hours out of your day. The majority of us live busy lives so automatic pinning is the easiest and most time effective strategy. 

Automatic pinning is when you use a platform that will schedule your pins to publish and certain times throughout the day. By using automatic pinning, you can take your time spent on manual pinning and reduce it from a few hours a day, to a few hours a week. 

The best pin scheduler currently available is called Tailwind. It is a approved by Pinterest themselves and is famous for its ability to generate incredible results for people, but optimising pin scheduling and allowing people to schedule 100s of pins per day very easily. 

Tailwind currently offer a FREE TRIAL service where you can try it out for yourselves. I highly recommend at least signing up and giving it a go. It will really help you with taking your Pinterest game to the next level. It is a big part of the reason why I was able to get such quick results for my blog. 

To start your FREE TRIAL of Tailwind, you can click here or on the banner below.

> Aim For Viral/Popular Pins!

One of my pins that links to my popular blog post *insert content batching title* managed to get some viral traction which resulted to me getting a nice spike in traffic and page views. 

You can see this from the graph below and the results that it achieved. The pin has been saved over 150 times, achieved over 8k impressions and and had 92 clicks to my website, resulting in over 50 site visits and over 170 page views, all in a single day! Now, my daily visits are averaging at 20 per day, as appose to 2-3 before that pin went viral. 

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Now, there are bloggers that achieve way more saves and link clicks from there pins, but for a new blog and website that is less than 30 days old, these results are great! And I am very happy with them.

There is really is not much else to it! If you do all the things that I mentioned, show up on Pinterest every day and put in the work, you will see results. I put in the work and was able to reap the benefits of my labour. 

Also, if you think you need to have loads of blog posts to get site traffic, you don’t. I managed to achieve these results with only 5 published blog posts. 

Remember, it isn’t necessarily about how hard you work, but how smart you work! 

I hope you got some value from this and I can’t wait for you to start seeing some good traction with your blog. If I can do this in less than 30 days using only one platform and some simple marketing knowledge, you can too!

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How To Make 2019 Your Most Successful Year Ever & Take That First Step!

January is a time for resolutions, new beginnings and fresh starts. For most people, it is a wake up call. A lot of people realise that they actually don’t really like their job or that they feel they could be putting their efforts into following their passions. Does this sound like you? 

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The thing is, for most people, it begins as a wake up call and they dwell for a little on the thought of taking the plunge and pursuing a career path that gives them ultimate financial freedom and choice within their lives…and then they go back to “reality”. 

They think about the bills they need to pay, or what their parents may think, or how they should stay in their job because it is a "safe option” and they need a “sense of security”. 

What if I told you that no matter whether you work for an employer or yourself, there is no such thing as a “safe option” or a “sense of security”. You could be at work one day, and then the next, you get fired, completely out of the blue. 

Your boss comes in and says “Hey, I’m sorry but I have to fire you”. Would you believe in security then? 

In fact, as risky as entrepreneurship is, I believe that business owners actually have more security! Now, before you say “Chris, don’t be ridiculous, that’s not true” hear me out. 

Entrepreneurs and business owners have complete control over themselves and their actions. They decide how much they get paid, they decide their working hours, they decide their holiday time. It all boils down to who has more control, and those that are employed are stripped of this control when they are hired. 

So, in this blog post, I am going to be talking about 3 ways you can quit your 9-5, take the plunge and create the life you not only want, but DESERVE. 

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#1 Create a Plan Of Action & Strict Goals

Let’s kick this off with one of, if not, the most important actions you are going to take to make 2019 the best year ever!

Whenever you do anything in life, you need a plan of action. You need something to refer to that outlines exactly what you are doing, how you are going to do it and in what timeframe. 

Okay, so how do I make one of these? I am so glad you asked! A simple spreadsheet/document works fine. In fact, I have gone ahead and helped you out a little by creating a worksheet for you. You can download it for FREE below!

I have made it really simple for you to fill out. All you need to do it print it out and then write in each section. 

There are so many benefits to having a proper plan in place, but the main benefit that I found is the ability to visualise and foresee your vision. 

By writing down your goals, creating a strategy on how to meet them and a process of implementation, you can really start to visualise how you can approach everything. The worst way to take your first step is to not know how. 

I urge you to fill out the FREE worksheet so you start your venture with your plan of action, your goals and a good mindset. 

#2 Invest In Yourself

Okay, you have now created your plan of action and you have an outline of your goals and the steps you are going to take to achieve them. The next thing you need to do is invest in yourself. Investing in yourself is simply anything you can do that is going to benefit you in achieving the goals you have set out to achieve. 

I have listed some examples of investing in yourself below:

  • Investing in courses to to expand your knowledge

  • Speaking with others in the niche and industry you want to go into

  • Attending events or webinars

Investing in yourself is crucial to your success. You need to be continuously educating yourself. Even the world’s billionaires still invest in themselves because they know that by doing that, it will help them get to that next level. 

Any success that I have had in business is all traceable to the point at which I took control of my situations and invested in myself. When I made the switch to invest in courses and spend hours learning to perfect my craft, I started seeing results. I went from consistent failures into the zone of successes. 

Invest in yourself, because no one else will!

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#3 Patience & Trusting The Process

If you are not patient, you will fail. It is as simple as that. I know it sounds harsh but so many people fail when it comes to business because they just don’t have the patience and they do not give things time to work. 

Choosing to develop a business with the intent of leaving your current career is a hard decision for some people. The most common reason I hear from people is that “It is so much work and I am tired when I get home from my day job". 

The simple answer to that is yes, it is a lot of work. But how bad do you want it? Do you want to create the life you have always dreamed of, or do you want to just leave it as a dream?

I will leave you with that thought, and I hope you take action on what I have told you today. I want you to create the life you want, the life you deserve, and I want to hear your success stories in a years time!

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How To Get Unlimited Instagram Followers With Only $1.80 Of Your Time!

So, you want to get an unlimited amount of Instagram followers, right? Of course you do! That is why you are here on this page right now. 

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Now, I am going to show you how you can get an infinite amount of Instagram followers all for $1.80. However, this $1.80 holds no monetary value for this strategy. You are in fact spending, nothing. It is entirely free. The $1.80 means something else. Read on and I will explain. 

You may or may not be familiar with the entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. He is the CEO of Vaynermedia. He is the one that developed this strategy, and this strategy is what I am going to share with you today. It will open up the floodgates to allow you to gain an infinite amount of Instagram followers.

The amount of growth you gain is relative to the amount of work you put in. In simple terms, the more time you spend on this strategy, the more followers you will get.

It all starts at the hashtag level. Hashtags are the backbone of Instagram. They are the eyes of Instagram and allow users to find your content, find your account and ultimately follow you. Hashtags are now your new best friend. You are going to be spending a lot of time together!

At this point, hopefully you know what niche you are in. But for those that are still not sure, your niche determines the type of content you publish, the type of account you have. If your account is about coffee, you are in the coffee niche. If you post about your life and your passions, you are in the personal brand niche. Find your niche.

This is where hashtags come in. You are going to pick 10 hashtags that are relevant to your account. For example, if your account is about coffee, you could pick the following hashtags: 

#coffeetime

#cafe

#coffeelover

#coffeeaddict

#coffeegram

#latte

#instacoffee

#espresso

#caffeine

#coffeeshop

Once you have your 10 hashtags, you are going to click onto each one and leave a like and a comment on the top 9 posts. 

When you are leaving a comment, do not say “Great post” or “love this”. This looks like spam and has no value whatsoever. Your comments need to be tailored to that post and have meaning to them. Ask the user a question. Compliment them on a certain part of the photo or video. Leave a comment that provides value and shows the user that you genuinely liked their post. 

After you have gone through all 10 hashtags, you will have left 90 likes and 90 comments on a total of 90 posts. If you add those totals up, it leads to 180. Do you see the correlation between the strategy and $1.80 yet? You leave your 2 cents on a total of 90 posts costing you a figurative $1.80. 

The reason this strategy works is because you are not only showing Instagram that you engage well with the platform and its users, but you are exposing yourself to hundreds and 1000s of other users each time you engage with a piece of content. Let’s crunch some numbers shall we?

If 1000 people see your username on each of the posts you engaged with, that equals a total of 90,000 people visibly seeing your username across all 90 posts. Let’s say 1% of all the people that saw your username click through to your profile and view it, that equals a total of 900 people. And if 1% of those people decide to follow you, that equals 9 new followers. 

On average, this whole process takes me about 5-10 minutes to do and I personally get an average of 9 new followers each time I do this. If I repeated this process for one hour total throughout my day, as and when I have time, I could gain (on average) 90 new followers per day. After one month, that adds up to 2,700 new followers. After one year, that adds up to 32,400 new followers. 

This is something ridiculously simple yet highly effective. I urge you to go onto Instagram and do this right now. Keep doing it for a minimum of 2-3 times per day, every day, and watch how your account changes. 

I hope you got some value from this. If you are not already following me on Instagram, you can check me out by clicking here.

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How This 5 Day Content Batching Challenge Will 10x Your Content Creation Productivity!

Content, content, content.

It is a huge part of any business or personal brand. Without it, there would be no audience, no readers and for some businesses and people, no customers.

Now, if I was to ask you, “How much time of your week is spent creating content, and how organised is your content creation process?”, too many of you would say “quite a lot of time” and “not very structured”.

I see a lot of businesses owners and people creating content as and when they need it. They often create it the same day they want it published, and this often leads to content that is rushed and not actually what their audience would truly benefit from.

We can all benefit from a proper content schedule and proper content research, and that is why today, I am going to be introducing you to the term- content batching.

If you want to know the step by step 5 day process of how content batching is going to 10x your productivity, then make sure to read on!

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The content batching plan I am going to be showcasing to you today is broken down into 5 stages- with one stage completed each day for 5 days. By the end of the plan, you are going to have at least one months worth of social media content created.

Before I begin, let me ask you a few questions.

What would spending only 5 days on social media content each month mean to you? Would it give you more time to focus on your other more important tasks? Would it give you more time to spend with your family on the weekends? What about giving you that competitive advantage you really needed so you can take your business to the next level?

Whatever it means to you and whatever it will help you with, there is a few key things I can guarantee you will get from content batching. You will get more free time. You will be able to look ahead into the month and know exactly what is planned and you will have a greater increase in productivity and a much more consistent content schedule.

So, to show you the overview, I have listed the plan for each day and what you shall be doing. I talk more in depth about each day as the post goes on.

Day One- Research Ideas
Day Two- Create Your Own Content Ideas
Day Three- Write The Content Copy
Day Four- Create The Content Imagery/Visuals
Day Five- Schedule The Content

Now you have seen the overview, let’s hop straight into Day One!

#Day One | Researching Content Ideas

This is one of, if not the most important stage. If you can find content and create content ideas that your audience is going to get value from, you are already half way there.

One of the hardest parts of content creation is actually creating interesting content, and not only interesting content but valuable content also.

The best performing content is that which the viewer or reader leaves feeling like they gained something from it, whether that be knowledge, entertainment or just plain value of their time.

I have put together a two ways you can perform content research:

Buzzsumo

Buzzsumo is a platform that has a huge database of content pulled from websites, and you can sign up to this database and see the insights for said content.

As you can see from the screenshot below, you simply type in the URL of the website you want to analyse for content (in this case, Buzzfeed) and it shows you a list of site pages/blog posts with its data results.

When creating content for Pinterest, you can filter it by the most popular content based on Pinterest pins. It is then safe to say that the higher performing pieces of content are going to be better for you to then take inspiration from the idea and either repurpose the original content in your own style or create a piece of content that is similar.

You can also see that it shows statistics for other social media networks aswell.

I use Buzzsumo for a lot of my content research as it really is a great platform to get ideas from. If you do want to give it a try, they do offer a free version where you get so many searches per day. Then if you want more access, they offer the premium plans. You can sign up for Buzzsumo here!

Social Media Profiles

Another way you can research content is on social media itself.

This may be obvious when I say it, but you will be surprised how many do not think back to basics when it comes to content creation.

Social media is full of celebrities, influencers, public figures and high profile pages/accounts. They have already amassed a large following, therefore they must be doing some right.

By looking at the content they post, you can then curate some ideas and inspiration for your own content.

For example, let’s use one of my favourite business examples- the traditional coffee shop!

To use this method, you would go onto large food and beverage accounts such as foodys and buzzfeedtasty and see the way that they create their content- the way it is filmed, the way the food or beverage is prepared etc.

These pieces of content automatically do great because of their satisfying nature and that everyone loves food!

Now, apply that to the coffee shop with drinks and you can start creating content that is similar to content that has already been successful in the past.

This gives you a much higher chance of people engaging with it because you can see that people have enjoyed this type of content previously.

*If you do not already have a journal or a notebook, you need one! I put all my goals, visualisations and research notes inside mine, and it really helps to organise everything and have it all in one defined place. Below, I have listed some journals/notebooks that I recommend:

#Day Two | Creating Your Own Content Ideas

So, you have spent day one researching other content, finding out why it was successful, jotting down notes and saving examples for inspiration. Now it is time to put all that into practice and create a library of your own content ideas!

The goal of this 5 Day Content Batching Plan is for you to have one months content planned and scheduled. Therefore, you are going to need to have a list of 30 content ideas.

Depending on how much research and effort you put into day one, will determine how hard day two becomes. You should be able to come up with 30 ideas fairly easily after all that research.

If you do end up struggling to come up with ideas of your own, then you can either simply replicate the content you found during your research day (Do not copy the content, there is a difference. By replicating, I mean use that content idea for inspiration and then create your own content around that same idea) to make things slightly easier.

*Tip- A good thing to remember when you want to create content based on already successful content is to choose ideas that are performing well across the board, for example, the piece of content is doing well on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram etc. and not just one specific platform. This will mean you can share you content across multiple platforms and it has a higher chance of performing well across them all.

That is however a last resort if at the end of Day Two, you have not been able to create and plan out 30 ideas yourself.

I find that a good way to create plans for each idea is to use a spreadsheet. By having everything organised properly, it makes the physical creation of the content that much easier.

I use google sheets to create all my spreadsheets, so even if you are at the park or on the bus, you can still get access to your spreadsheets on your phone. No excuses now, hey?

#Day Three | Create All The Content Copy

Going into day three, you have now researched content and hopefully a lot of inspiration and insights. You have also came up with your 30 content ideas now and you have a plan and brief written down for each one, all nicely stored in your beautifully organised spreadsheet.

Next, it is content copy time. This is the point where you need to start crafting the written copy that is going to go alongside your content pieces. Whether it is blog posts, social media graphics or just a tweet, all content needs to have proper written copy attached to it.

The way I find best to create content copy is to write a longer piece and then take bits from it to use for the different mediums I am going to be publishing that content to.

For example, let’s say I have chosen one of the social media content pieces to showcase a blog post I wrote.

I would create a long form piece of content copy and then take a few sentences of it to use for my Pinterest Pin, and then another part of it to use for my Instagram Post. I might use the whole thing for my Facebook Post and then just the first sentence for my Tweet.

I have found this a really effective way, because instead of spending ages writing out content copy for each social media network attached to this one piece of content, you can just write a paragraph for each content piece and then break it up into snippets to distribute across your social media channels.

By the end of day three, you should have 30 pieces of long form content copy. Give yourself a pat on the back, you are doing great! and working hard!

#Day Four | Create The Imagery/Visuals

Now, we have hit the more fun part, the graphic creations! This is where your creative side can really come out. Creating nice visuals and ways of packing your content is fun and probably the most enjoyable bit of content creation (at least in my opinion)

All you are going to need to focus on today is creating 30 designs. You may want to go the extra mile and use the same design for each social media account that you post to but it change the size of the canvas to match the sizing for each social media network. This will mean, that you will need to create 2-3 size variations for each design, making the content imagery/visuals a total of around 60-90 posts to make.

I use a piece of software called Adobe Illustrator to create all my graphics however this is a more complex software so if you want to make the process easier, I highly recommend using Canva.

It is very simple to use, includes some great templates and even has the social media sizes built into the templates. You can create a high quality social media graphic in minutes using Canva.

I have listed some good post sizes below for each social media network:

  • Facebook- 1200x623px

  • Instagram- 400x500px

  • Twitter- 1024x512px

  • Pinterest- 600x900px

At the end of day 4, you will now have all the research done, the ideas created and planned, the content copy done and the social media graphics. All that is left to do now is schedule the posts to be published throughout the month!

#Day Five | Schedule All The Content

Okay, so you have all your content created. You may have gone down the route of creating blog posts or videos to go along with your social media posts, but whatever ideas you found and used as part of your months content plan, you are going to have 30 posts created all linking to content (new or old blog posts, videos on Youtube etc.) or are the physical content themselves.

You now need to get all this content scheduled. I advise to schedule content from the 1st of each month. The reason being that it is just easier to track and starts the month off right.

To schedule your content, I recommend using either Hootsuite or Buffer. Both platforms allow you to schedule content on multiple social media channels. However, if there was a winner, I would choose Buffer, as this content scheduling platform allows you to schedule posts directly for Instagram, which is a huge timesaver.

Once you have scheduled all your posts in your content schedule platform of choice, you can now sit back, grab a nice drink and have a well deserved break.

Congratulations, you have now researched, created and scheduled an entire months worth of social media content! You have now completed the challenge, well done!

Was it difficult and hard work? Of course it was. Was it totally worth doing so that you don’t have to worry about any content for your social media channels for the entire month? Hell yeah!

I hope you got some value from this. If you are not already following me on Instagram, you can check me out by clicking here.

Before I go, I just want to let you know about a little something that I have put together for you.

It is my FREE Instagram growth cheatsheet. If you liked this blog post and want to find out some more tried and true, tips and tricks, then you can download my FREE cheatsheet below.

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