5 New Ways to Take Your Pinterest Marketing to the Next Level

take a second look at the power of Pinterest

Pinterest is the “little engine that could” of social networking platforms.

Earlier this year, Pinterest raised $367 million in additional venture capital funding, and the company is now valued at $11 billion.

And as the Pinterest user base keeps expanding, the platform is rolling out new changes that could be highly profitable for content marketers.

Want to know what’s new in the Pinterest world, and how it affects you?

Read on to discover five new ways to use Pinterest in your content marketing.

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5 Insider Tips to Make More Sales During Your Webinars

boost webinar conversions with these five tips

Hosting your own webinars can be incredibly frustrating.

It seems like your competitors are all making tons of money by presenting free promotional webinars. They deliver great content, then do a sales pitch at the end of the webinar and bring in tons of sales.

However, you’re starting to get perturbed. You’re delivering useful, engaging content, and you’re getting rave reviews on every webinar you present. But you can’t seem to make any sales.

At this point, you’re starting to wonder if should continue hosting webinars at all.

I get it. I’ve been there.

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8 Tips for Running Wildly Successful In-Person Events

event planning veterans share their tips

As soon as I walked in the room, I could feel the energy of the audience. There was a palpable buzz of anticipation and excitement in the air.

We were all waiting for Seth Godin to deliver the opening keynote at Copyblogger Media’s first-ever live event, Authority Intensive.

Everyone was excited about Seth, but as members of the Copyblogger community, we were also completely delighted to be together, in person, all in one room.

It felt like we were in the middle of a huge family reunion of people we really wanted to hang out with. People we actually like.

Live events. There’s nothing like them.

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Case Study: How One Veteran’s Podcast Built a Million-Dollar Business

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After spending many years in traditional career fields — including real estate, finance, and eight years as an Army Officer — John Lee Dumas still felt unfulfilled.

He couldn’t shake the feeling that his real calling was still out there — that there must be a way for him to feel excited to go to work every day.

He took a leap of faith and launched an interview-based business podcast called EntrepreneurOnFire. Within its first few months, the podcast became a top-ranked iTunes business podcast and earned a coveted spot on the “Best of iTunes” list.

The podcast is now the cornerstone (and biggest lead generator) of a thriving business that regularly brings in six figures each month.

Is John excited to go to work? You bet he is.

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Why Are You Still Skeptical That Pinterest Can Work For You?

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Pinterest may bug you.

What with all the images of Italian sunsets and glamour pics of Ryan Gosling.

But so what?

Pinterest, with its 70 million users, is driving an avalanche of referral traffic to websites and blogs.

Right now, Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+ … combined.

And contrary to popular belief, maybe contrary to even your belief, that traffic is converting … because many pinners use the site specifically for product and content discovery. (Get ready for some compelling stats about this in a minute.)

This makes Pinterest a powerful tool for ecommerce.

So if you’ve been ignoring Pinterest, you’re late. But there is still time to catch up — and you should.

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Case Study: How One Young Woman Wrote Her Way to a Thriving Business

Content Marketing Case Studies | copyblogger.comBella Vasta has grown the one-person pet-sitting business she started right out of college into a thriving enterprise of pet- and house-sitters.

What is her secret?

That there is no secret.

Bella’s success has been powered by a foundation of smart, proven content marketing strategies.

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