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Cinchshare Social Media Post Scheduler| A to Z Challenege

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If you want to keep a social media presence consistency is key.  There are over 1 billion users on Facebook. Let’s let that sink in for a moment… one BILLION, with a B! There are more that one hundred million users Instagram every month. Pinterest has reached 150 million users a month. That is a lot of people! Chances are there are going to be a few who could benefit from your business.  How do you keep yourself in front of them? Cinchshare is my go-to for scheduling posts for when I won’t be online. I do still have a 9-5 job and being on the internet all day is frowned upon. 😉

Please note this post contains affiliate links. That means if you choose to use the services, I get a small percentage back, which helps me continue this website. But don’t worry, I only choose products and services I have used, and I stand behind! 

When Cinchshare started, it was simply a Facebook post scheduler. It would let you schedule posts to your personal timeline, business page and events. It also let you save frequently used wording as a textclip. Over time they have added many features. Batch posting is my favorite, especially for Facebook parties. If you are in sales I highly recommend you read How to Keep your Business Rockin’ in the Winter.  It goes into why Facebook parties are a great addition to your business at any time of the year.

Cinchshare is also integrated with Pinterest and Twitter now. We just need Instagram to get on board!

Apart from the services, I really love the community they have created on Facebook. Their SocialCinch Club is a great free community. They offer all kinds of tips and challenges. Tonight they are hosting an event titled, “Tips to Make More Money With Your Biz” and it is completely free.  I love it when a company offers free resources. It makes me feel like they really care about my success and they’re not just about making money.

Speaking of money, there is a monthly cost for Cinchshare, but if you are on social media regularly it is worth it. You can check them out for yourself here, Cinchshare. They offer a 7 day free trial, but if you use the code “CINCHFREE” you get an additional 30 days free.

I hope this helps you keep your business online. For more tips be sure to join my FREE Facebook group. It’s primarily for busy bees who would like a little support managing their busy life.

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How to Size Locket Photos

At Origami Owl we are known for our living lockets which, unlike traditional lockets, do not contain a photo. However, I am pleased to announce we have added two new lockets to our collection. Introducing our Wish Locket and Gratitude Locket.

 

As you can see, these are more traditional lockets that hold a picture. I am asked all the time how to size a picture properly. Usually, I wing it and use the photo template that comes with the locket. While it is helpful, what do you do if the photo you want to use is the wrong size?

I found a fabulous website called Locket Studio. You can upload a picture, select the size you need and you can download or email a JPEG of the proper size photo. Did I mention that this is FREE!

I will add that this is designed for another locket company so the size dimensions are based on those lockets. Our lockets hold a photo that is about 15mm wide so I recommend choosing the 17mm option then use the template provided with the locket for the perfect fit.  Be sure to leave a little room around the subject in the photo so you can trim away the excess.

I did find another site called Odd Prints, but that did not give an option for an oval photo. However, you could use it to shrink your photo then use the template provided to get the oval shape. Odd Prints gives you the option to download a free image as well. You can pay them to print one for you, but the shipping charge is a bit much for one photo. This website is a great option for those who have out Square Pavé Photo Locket Dangle.

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This dangle holds a 0.5 x 0.5 inch photo. This website makes it really easy to alter the photo without losing clarity.

I am so excited to have found these resources for everyone. I’ll be sharing them every where. 🙂

If you found this helpful come join me on Facebook in my VIP group, The Twilight Lounge. It’s a fun place to hang out at night once the kids are in bed or you’re done working for the day.

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Pinterest, how do I love thee…

Being a mom is hard these days. Being a mom who works outside the home while trying to build a home based business is even harder. Then you actually need to FEED your children too. Geez the work never ends! When you have to deal with food allergies and sensitivities it gets even harder. I’m used to gluten-free cooking. My husband has a sensitivity to gluten so we’ve avoided it for years.  However, we now have to avoid: soy, potato, corn, cauliflower and dairy. Just about everything found in gluten-free conveniences. So now pretty much everything needs to be made from scratch which is a blessing in disguise because now we can avoid hidden food additives too.

Enter Pinterest….

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This has been such a lifesaver!! I can’t imagine what my life would be like without Pinterest.

Some of my favorite recipes are:

  • 100 Calorie (score!) Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
  • Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
  • Broccoli Quinoa Mac & Cheese
  • Slow Cooker Taco Filling
  • Quinoa and Brown Rice Tortillas

I was able to use it to help build my business as well.

I never attended an in-home jewelry bar before I joined Origami Owl. Search “jewelry bar display” and voila! I have a bunch of ideas.

 

And here’s what I came up with when I first started…

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It’s so much bigger now that I’ve built up my stock. 🙂

I don’t like people feeling like they are being invited to just come buy some jewelry. Now we need “party themes” so people can actually feel like they are coming together to have fun with their friends. I have found ideas for Halloween themed parties, hot cocoa bar theme and many others.

You can find information for just about any aspect of your business: branding, blogging, how to increase presence and so on. Give it a try and let me know what interesting stuff you find.

If you’d like to follow me on Pinterest, click here.

 


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Just the Facts Pinterest

How many of you are old enough to remember Dragnet, lol. “Just the facts Mame.” Okay I’m not, but I did grow up watching reruns on Nick at Night. 🙂

If you’ve ever had to deal with food allergies or sensitivities, in my case we need gluten free, corn free, dairy free, nut free and potato free, you know how hard it is to find recipes for things to eat. Let’s face it, you pretty much have to make everything from scratch. Add in the extra complication that the person you’re cooking for is a 4 year old boy who doesn’t always get why he can’t eat something.

Pinterest has been my lifeline! I never would have found things for him to eat like muffins and even doughnuts! However I am getting increasingly annoyed the the pages and pages I have to sift through to get to the recipe. Since when did we feel like we need to give a dissertation on a recipe?