Pinterest Answers How to keep up when you are a 1 woman show

Pinterest Answers How Do I Keep Up When I Am A One Woman Show?Oh boy, I know this one firsthand and I know other members of the Get igKnighted Family do too! When you’re a one-woman show, there’s a lot on your plate.

Sometimes it is sooooooo challenging to step back and look at all the pieces with a cold hard eye and ask

  • is this a MUST
  • a NICE TO HAVE
  • or WHO CARES

And that’s an essential part of being a one woman show. (Read this post on how to prioritize for more suggestions.)

That and realizing you may not HAVE to be a one woman show with a bit of creativity (assuming you don’t have the finances to do otherwise).

Now, ideally, you’re working with others who take care of the things you aren’t good at doing, or don’t like to do.

Whether that someone is an intern at a local school or college or a kiddo who loves to fiddle with the stuff you don’t like to (great for resume building by the way!).

Or maybe you could get some simple things done at Fiverr.

Let’s focus on Pinterest for a minute

Since this one is about Pinterest…I’ll focus there for the moment!

  1. Make sure Pinterest is the RIGHT place for your and the guests of YOUR business. Check out some of these “Is Pinterest right for MY business” questions to make sure of that one before you go any further. 
  2. If it is right for YOUR business, start by adding at least 1 image to each blog post so you can pin from there AND invite people back to your site to check out what you have on the menu. Since Pinterest automatically adds the post URL to the image, people can just click and go.
  3. If you’re using multiple social media sites, create a rotating schedule (and use the start from your blog post suggestion above). Create a schedule with X minutes for one site per day and stick with it. (Heck you could even go so far as using a timer to keep you focused!)
  4. Use a tool like Pingraphy to schedule some pins in advance.
  5. Add a WordPress plugin (assuming you’re using WordPress, if not there may be something like it for the tool you’re using) called NextScripts to send your goodies all sorts of places automagically.

So what other tips and tricks do you have for keeping up when you’re the one-and-only in YOUR business? Do share!

 

  • Amy
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    This looks like a post I need to study when I have a bit more time. I’ll be back!
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    • MamaRed says:

      Looking forward to having you as a return Get igKnighted family member Amy!

  • Dina Blas says:

    Great post! I’m going to visit all your other posts on this topic because I AM a one woman show and I’m tired. LOL Keep ’em coming! :) (Visiting from the UBC)

    Dina
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    • MamaRed says:

      Hey there Dina…that one woman show thing gets exhausting, doesn’t it! Do let me know if you have specific questions and I’ll see what I can do to whip up some answers. Rest darlin!

  • Sandi Tuttle says:

    Again, super ideas! Have already bookmarked this!

  • You are fabulous!! Thank you so much for the suggestions as I AM a one-woman show! Off to check out that plug-in.

    Thanks, darlin. :)
    Shelli Johnson recently posted…Encourage Yourself Challenge ~ Day 2My Profile

    • MamaRed says:

      Why thank you Shelli…being a one woman show can be fun and it can drain ya to the bone, eh? That’s why I love sharing tools and ideas with others…that’s how ya get a sexy backend (for your business that is).

  • Jodene says:

    These are some great tips. I didn’t know about Pinography. It sounds like a true time saver. Sometimes my mind goes blank and I can’t think of something new to pin. I’ve been jotting things down as I think of them. Thank you for the info.
    ~ Jodene

    • MamaRed says:

      Hey there Jodene…glad you found some good things that could lend a hand. A great way to put stuff together for pinning is to create a list of tips and turn those into images. Makes it easier and we all have tips (even when we forget)

  • Carolyn Hughes
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    Great tips here Mama Red and your idea of a timer is one that works for me. I set an amount of time to network and stick to it. Otherwise it can easily gobble up the day!
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    • MamaRed says:

      Hi there Carolyn…glad you liked them and using that timer is something I’m continuing to train myself to do. Seems so simple, doesn’t it!

  • Theda says:

    Love the ‘look ‘n feel of your site. I am not a Pininterest fan but certainly your site has inspired me to review, so I will do that soon! Lovely Stuff!

    • MamaRed says:

      Hi Theda…thanks for your kind words and truth be told, I seriously did NOT start out as a Pinterest fan either! It’s been a learning process and why I created Pinterest 123: Plan | Prep | Serve … to get the basic foundation built for your Pinterest presence (or as I like to call it, Your Pinterest Party!) so you can build it one ingredient at a time. Come back soon!

  • Shari says:

    Bookmarking this one, MamaRed. So simple, and yet. . . so not done.
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    • MamaRed says:

      Thanks Shari! And how come, why for is it the simplest stuff we seem to forget, eh? (My hand is waggling in that air on that one!)

  • Kay Collier says:

    Love your posts, so much information laden with fun, love cheerful people. Looking into Pingraphy and Nextscripts. Your site is very snazy too. Thanks for those great tips MamaRed!

    Sincerely

    Kay

    • MamaRed says:

      Hey there Kay…thanks so much and am thrilled to hear you’re enjoying the posts (and my snazzy site…love that word!). Have a great one and may your day be igKnighted with passionately powerful possibilities!

  • Ana
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    I just started a Pinterest account this year. I’m getting a bit of traffic from it to my site but also a whole lot of ideas for meals I’d like to cook, things I’d like to make and wedding dresses I’d like to buy though I’ve been married 25 years LOL

    I’m going to check out those tools and put myself on a timer from now on…
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    • MamaRed says:

      Hi Ana…I know how that goes…since I’m using my account for business, I do my darndest to put myself on a Pinterest “diet” and focus my efforts. Not an easy thing when there is so much good stuff tantalizing us, is there?

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