The 16 Best Pinterest Tools for Social Media Marketers


It’s easy to waste hours every week on social media, doing things that could be automated…

…or at the very least done faster with the right tools.

Add up those few hours a week, and you’ll see that the average social media marketer easily wastes over 100 hours a year.

I’m guessing you have better things to do with your time than mess around on social media.

In this post, I’ll address one network in particular—Pinterest.

The massive, image-based social media site is one of the best for finding new customers:


The average user on Pinterest has money and is willing to spend it.

That being said, Pinterest isn’t for every business. Considering that Pinterest is dominated by American women (68% female), it works better for certain niches than for others.

If you’re not sure if Pinterest is right for your business, check out my complete guide to creating a social media strategy.

Assuming that Pinterest is a good fit for you, you want to make sure that you have the right tools for the job.

Tools can help you:

  • save time
  • get better results (more pins, repins, and traffic)
  • be consistent (less effort on your part)

I’ve compiled a list of the 16 best Pinterest tools for social media marketers. I’ve divided them into four main categories.

You won’t need all of them, but if you pick one from each section, you’ll save a lot of time and get a lot more out of your time on Pinterest.   [click to continue…]

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The $100,000 Challenge: October Update

search traffic

The seventh month of the $100,000 challenge has wrapped up. In October, overall traffic on Nutrition Secrets was 42,822 visitors, down from 66,743 in the previous month.

The traffic drop was mainly due to social media. The blog posts didn’t do very well on Facebook in October compared to September. But the overall search traffic is continually rising. For example, October’s search traffic of 25,086 surpassed September’s number of 19,595.

The interesting aspect of October’s activities is that we finally started to monetize our product in hopes to bring in revenue.

Here’s how things are looking…  [click to continue…]

The 15 Best Tools for Creating Content as a Team


Creating great content, week after week, has a set of challenges.

It’s one thing to understand how to create high quality content, but it’s an entirely different thing to actually do it.

What you’ll quickly find is that if you want to adopt an aggressive content marketing strategy, you’ll need a team to create that content.

And anytime when you have a team working together, things can easily slide into chaos if you’re not careful.

Do you have a content creation team? Then use these 15 best tools for creating content as a team.

There are basically two ways you can keep a content team working smoothly:

  1. Good planning
  2. Using useful tools

Both are important. Even with the best tools in the world, you won’t get anywhere if you don’t plan well.

But I’m going to assume that you have at least a decent grasp of how to manage your team and content strategy.

Instead, I want to focus on the second main point – tools.

I’m going to share with you 15 tools that can help you create better content as a team, while minimizing the chance of mistakes.

You definitely won’t need all of them, but you’ll probably want to use at least one from each of the four main classes of tools.   [click to continue…]

Is Your Content Marketing Profitable? Here Are 22 Metrics That Will Tell You


It’s a mistake I see time and again…

Businesses invest in content marketing without having a clue whether it’s effective or not.

No matter what your goals are, you need some way of quantifying the results of your efforts.

Otherwise, you don’t know if you’re getting a positive or negative return on investment (ROI).

To determine how successful you’ve been, you need to track metrics (also called key performance indicators (KPIs)).

Metrics are numbers that are related to the goals you want to achieve.

For example, if your main goal is to lose fat, metrics you could track are body fat percentage and weight.

The key factor that indicates a metric is that you can measure it.

There’s no guesswork or statements like, “I feel this is going well…”

You have non-biased numbers to evaluate your progress.

That makes sense, right?  [click to continue…]

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6 Steps to Your First 100 Email Subscribers (The Easy Way)


If you want to maximize your business’ profit, there’s one thing you need to know: email marketing has a return on investment (ROI) that beats any alternative—by a lot.

I mention it fairly often, so you might already know that. But then why haven’t you started?

Or if you have started, why aren’t you getting great results? It’s not necessarily your fault; in fact, it probably isn’t.

The fault lies in the fact that you don’t have the right system in place. Every blogger will tell you how important email subscribers are, but few will actually give you an actionable strategy you can follow.

Now, there are many ways to get email subscribers.

Some are better than others. For example, you can run contests and get hundreds or thousands of subscribers, but most of them will just be looking for something free.

All those successful companies profiting from email marketing have email lists that are not only large but also high quality.

A good portion of those subscribers will actually buy something at some point if the offer is good.

Today, I’m going to teach you one single strategy. You can use this strategy to get your first 100 subscribers. And the best part is: it’s simple.

Download this 6 steps cheat sheet to your first 100 email subscribers (the easy way).

Not simple in the sense that it won’t take hard work or any knowledge, but simple in that if you have the knowledge and tools needed for success, this is about as straightforward and practical of a strategy as you can get.

Throughout the post, I’ll highlight why this is a great starting strategy and how you might want to adapt it so you can continue to use it effectively once you have your first subscribers.

Sounds good?

Let’s start…   [click to continue…]