How To Get Pinners To Click On Your Pinterest Images?

I was going around Pinterest earlier and I noticed something that I wanted to share with you.

You see, what was happening is that this time around, I noticed myself clicking on more pins which I was never really so inclined to do in the past.

So what changed?

I made an observation and realized why I was clicking on more pins!  Look at the image below. If you click on it, it will lead you to my pinterest page.

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Pinterest users are quite familiar about how Pinterest works. If you don’t understand then head over to pinterest and you will quickly learn.  Basically, when you click open a pin and then you click on the image, it brings you to whatever link the pinner has set up to take you. If you go to this pin, you will notice that if you click the pin, it takes you right back to this blog page!! How cleaver!

Here’s the strategy: Put unanswered questions in your images and give the viewer teasers. Use traditional headline / title strategies in your pins.

If you were a pinner who wanted help in the area to get the viewers of your pins to click on the image to your link, and if you came across my pin, you would probably be inclined to click on it.

Here’s another one that I found to give you another example:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Warner’s pin says “16 things that Calvin & Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else”

Isn’t that better than having an image listing all 16 things right on that image?  Why would the viewer ever need to click through?? They are getting all of the information right there!  Sure, they might be more inclined to comment, but you want traffic.

Another strategy here would be to list 2 or 3 Calvin & Hobbes sayings (this is your teaser).

This should open up your mind.

Think about it – before I made this realization, if I was marketing a kindle book, I would probably throw up the cover of that Kindle book and perhaps put a link in the comments section for people to buy my book.  However, this changes the strategy…..

My next book is about how to get more energy.  With this new strategy, I would probably say something like “I did this and got more energy instantly” AND THAT’S IT. Frequent pinterest users will know that they need to click on the image to see what I did to get more energy.

Get to pinning with this new strategy!! It will take you far!

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Kindle Outsourcing Tip

I am working on a book series project right now and I thought it would be a good idea to have my books outsourced because there are a lot of components to the project I am working on and that was just one of the things that was decided to outsource.  I knew that I would need to work on the book once it was received back but boy, was I wrong this time.  I won’t say where I got the work done but I learned a lesson to say the least from this experience.

I got the articles of the book back and they were horribly written.  The english was bad, there were misspelled words, sentences didn’t make sense, and thoughts were all over the place. It was clearly done by someone whose first language was not English.  This was very upsetting because I was on a deadline.

I could have saved myself a whole lot of time just by testing the waters first before I gave the writer the entire job.  I had no other choice but to write the ebook myself because I lacked the time to scout out another writer in a short period of time that I had.

Lesson learned the hard way.  The only thing that saved me was that I was very interested in the topic that I wrote my book about – otherwise I would have been in really deep trouble.

Check out more outsourcing tips on the kindle forum.

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Marketing Your Kindle Book and Kindle Forum

There have been many questions lately about how to market Kindle Books.

There are a ton of different ways to market your book. In fact we have an entire section on the Kindle Forum dedicated on this very topic.

Kindle is changing.  The days of just putting up a book and doing nothing more are over.  ”Book publishers” used to just go and put up one crappy book after another and that process worked for a while.  This does not work anymore for various reasons.  First, the competition is growing so you will need to do more to differentiate your book to make more sales and secondly, social proof is becoming more relevant.  Amazon really takes into consideration the amount of likes and REAL REVIEWS your books has.

The days of finding loopholes in the Amazon system is over my friends. This is great for the folks who want to publish the right way! This is not good for the people who are looking for a quick buck. In my opinion, the quick buck hardly exists with Kindle Publishing.

Join the kindle forum today!

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Kindle Time

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As you get into writing Kindle books, you will get into a groove and you will also get better and better at what you are doing.

I promise you, there are going to be some days that you just don’t feel like looking at your computer. I am sure you know the feeling!  You need to prepare for this.

Make small goals for yourself to get work done in a given period of time so that you continue to move your kindle publishing business forward.

Even if your goal is to write 500 words in a day, that is 500 words more than you had before, which is a great accomplishment!

Before you know it, it will be quite easy to write 500 words in a very short period of time.  If you don’t see improvement here, then perhaps Kindle publishing is not for you…..however, that does not mean you cannot publish books.  Kindle outsourcing might work better for you if you find yourself having a hard time writing.

Choose which method works for you and get it done!

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Get Social – Kindle

The more of a social interaction you can have with your kindle book, the more likely you are to sell more books.

The beauty of social media is that it works both ways.  Meaning, your potential kindle readers can find you through social media, and your current kindle readers can connect with you using social media after they have read your books.  This is great because then you can update your profiles (yes, all of them) to let your followers know when you come out with more books.

Here are some social media sites that you should consider if you are marketing kindle books:

–Facebook
–Twitter
–Pinterest
–YouTube
–Google +

Setting up these sites are not that hard. You can have a centralized place where you can update all of your media in one place. This will save you a lot of time.

Social media will allow you to gain a more personal relationship with your readers.  Don’t underestimate the power of social!!

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Kindle Marketing

Did you know that after you submit your book to KDP Select that there are ways that you can proactively work to promote your book?

If you are in a niche or you have written a series of books on the same topic, it would be wise for you to set up some kind of “home base” or  ”command central” so that people can find all of your books in one place.  Not only that, but so people can learn more about you and what you have to offer.

This command central can be some type of blog where you an give away a free report in exchange for someone’s email address. This way, you can communicate with that person whenever you want as well as let them know when you have come out with another book or even when someone else in your niche has come up with a book that might be complimentary to whatever information you are offering.  Pssss…..make sure you are set to make affiliate commissions when you promote someone else’s book.

You can either set the blog up as your own name or your pen name – whatever you are working under.

The point is, if you are embedded in a niche, there are many other ways to promote besides just putting your book up on the amazon marketplace.

 

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Cool Free Software: Converts PDF to Word Docs

Do you work a lot with PLR like I do?

Do you change a lot of PLR like I do?

If so, then you need this free software that converts PDFs to Word documents.

Y0u know what happens when you try to copy a PDF document into word right?  Yeah, it copies really weird and you have to manually go through the document to format it correctly. That is usually a pain in the you know what!

Download this free tool so that you can create your documents with a bit more ease!

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Your Kindle Journey

Starting book publishing has been the best action for my online business.

If you can create content, you are such an asset to yourself and other internet marketers around you.

Learning how to create good content quickly is a skill you should try to master. Make this your goal for 2012.

Start out by writing your own Kindle book on a topic that you are interested in. If you are first starting out, I would recommend you to write about what interests you as opposed to what you think will “sell”.  The reason is that you don’t want to get caught up in all the other stuff that goes hand in hand with book publishing.  You first want to get used to creating good content effectively.  That’s all.

Once you master this,  then you will get better and better creating books that are potential best sellers.

I would also recommend that you learn the Kindle publishing experience before you start to outsource, depending on your budget. This way, you can kick the tires and not make too much of an investment (except for your time) if the book does not sell well.

Hint: Try to create one book in a week’s time and submit it to Kindle.  This is very doable – even if you work a full time job.

Get going!!

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