TOOLS & RESOURCES
These are the resources and tools I use to run my online business. I’ve organized them according to the essential tools you need in your Pinterest Toolbox, and tools to organize your business for better productivity.
Your Pinterest Marketing Toolbox
Pinterest Account Audit Checklist
You’ve been pinning consistently on Pinterest but you’re not seeing results. And you wonder what you’re doing wrong.
An effective Pinterest strategy starts with a solid foundation. Use this Pinterest Account Audit Checklist to identify areas you’re missing in your profile setup, boards, and pins, so that you set off your Pinterest marketing journey in the right direction.
Free Pinterest Design Templates
Eye-catching pin images is an important element of an effective Pinterest strategy. But designing pins can be a time-consuming process if you're not design savvy.
What if you can cut the time creating pins in half, and actually get clicks and signups to your opt-in freebies?
I created these FREE Canva Pin Templates so you don't have to create your beautiful pins from scratch. Save your time and spend it on creating awesome content for your people.
Grab your free set of templates here.
PINTEREST SCHEDULING TOOL
Tailwind is the most powerful Pinterest scheduling tool out there. Other social media scheduling tools don’t cut it because Pinterest doesn’t work like other social media platforms. Tailwind is an official Pinterest Partner. It’s designed specifically for Pinterest (though I have to add, they’re great for Instagram too!).
It cuts your time in more than half scheduling pins, it helps you post at optimal times when your audience is on Pinterest, it comes with powerful analytics feature and more. Tailwind is a MUST if you’re serious about growing your business with Pinterest.
Your first 100 pins are free. Start your free trial here.
TOOLS FOR YOUR PINTEREST GRAPHICS
Canva is an easy-to-use online design tool embraced by designers and non-designers alike. Canva is good not only for creating your Pinterest graphics, but any type of social media graphics, presentations, your lead magnet documents, ads, or even marketing materials for printing.
It comes in pre-sized graphics and various templates to choose from, which saves you so much time creating a graphic from scratch. The free version is good enough when you’re starting out.
Creative Market is a marketplace where you can find all sorts of digital design assets. From graphic elements, stock photos, and fonts to social media templates, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
What’s the purpose of driving traffic with Pinterest if you’re not turning your visitors into into subscribers and customers?
There are so many email marketing platforms out there, but ActiveCampaign is my platform of choice, because it allows you to create complex automations and audience segmentation, starting from an affordable price of $9 per month.
Start your 14-day free trial here.
Tools to Organize Your Business
Guys, Asana totally changed the way I organize and plan my to-do list daily. Asana is a project management tool Before I discovered Asana, I had some of my to-do list on paper, brain dumping ideas here and there, and some of my stuff on Trello.
Now, I log in to my laptop every day and know what task to dive straight in and where to find my important files. I’m hitting my deadlines better than ever before. I use Asana to plan and organize everything from my weekly to-do calendar, workflows, swipe files, to content planning.
If you have a team, Asana will definitely help you run a more efficient team. Best of all, it’s free. The premium version is still very affordable and great if you manage more complex team projects.
Trello has similar features as Asana for project management. It may not be as powerful as Asana but has a smoother learning curve and prettier visuals.
Although I use Asana to manage my own business projects, I still use Trello for things like organizing client files and client communication. You can sign up for free here.
G Suite is the go-to choice for small business owners to get email (with your own domain), cloud storage, calendar, and office tools like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. The basic $6 per month plan has all you need to get started.