Social Media Branding for Crochet Businesses | The BHooked Podcast Episode 30

Social media is the best way for your audience or customer to find you.

Social media accounts for nearly 75% of the traffic to my website. This is nothing to cough at! We live in the day and age where we are connected to people around the world through these networks and they are a powerful tool for businesses – a game changer for most.

Not only is social media channels a great way for your potential audience or customer to find you, it is a perfect place to connect with them on a more personal level.

Today’s Guest

I’m joined by my fellow blogger and crochet designer, Tamara, from Moogly Blog. Tamara has recently started teaching her techniques for growing her online business into the success it is today. In today’s episode, we’ll talk about the basics – the best social networks to start with and the pros and cons of each. Tamara and I have already started talking about a part 2 to this discussion!

You’ll Learn

  • About Tamara and her journey to building a blog and brand that supports her family.
  • The best social networks for the crochet industry.
  • Facebook ins and outs; what to do and what to avoid.
  • Pinterest strategies for building your brand.
  • Instagram tips for growing a raving fan base.
  • Twitter and Tumblr – why they may not be a great platform to start with.

Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to hear from Tamara!

Links & Resoources

Find Tamara on Instagram & Twitter @mooglyblog ; on Facebook @mooglystore and Pinterest @moogly

Social Scheduling Resources

In this episode, Tamara and I also talked about some resources for social scheduling. Tamara uses and recommends Tailwind, a social scheduling service that allows you to schedule posts to networks like Pinterest and Instagram for a monthly fee. To learn more about Tailwind and to decide if this is right for you, check it out here:

Tailwind


I also mentioned the service I use for social scheduling, CoSchedule, a service that allows you to schedule to ALL social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Tumblr) AND has an integrated content calendar to keep you organized and on schedule.

I stumbled upon CoSchedule while looking for a social scheduler that could integrate with all the of the social networks I am on. This is the only service I found that does that. Learning about the content calendar that is included with your monthly fee was just icing on the cake. Since implementing CoSchedule in my business, my productivity and organization has skyrocketed. No joke.

If you want to give CoSchedule a try, you can get a free 15-day trial and they don’t even require a credit card. This will give you enough time to set up your new calendar and see if this scheduler is right for you. Anyone can get a free trial by visiting their website, however, if you use the link below to start your trial and you end up keeping the service, I’ll get a 10% discount on my monthly bill – and it’s no extra cost to you! You know I love to save money, so thank you for using the link below!

CoSchedule – Content Calendar & Social Scheduling


In this episode we also mentioned a few other resources for scheduling social posts. You can check them out here:

I have tried them all and although they are nice, there is a reason I now use CoSchedule.

Thanks for Listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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6 thoughts on “Social Media Branding for Crochet Businesses | The BHooked Podcast Episode 30

  • Really enjoying your podcast Brittany! I love listening to podcasts during busy-work (dishes, yuck!) and there are so few related to crochet specifically! And you are interviewing all my favorite crochet bloggers! It is fun to hear their back stories! Thanks for the recommendation for social media examiner. I will definitely be trying that out. I also enjoy Smart Passive Income for more general business related podcasts.

    • Hi Esther! I’m a huge fan of the SPI podcast too – one of my absolute favorites! I’m so glad you’re enjoying this one too. Let me know if you ever have a guest request!

    • Hi Leticia! Great question – I only listen to a handful of podcasts. One I mentioned at the beginning of this episode, Social Media Examiner. I have learned a great deal about social media through this podcast! I also enjoy listening to the Social Media Marketing Podcast with Amy Porterfield.

  • Thank you. This was a great session to listen to. I have just discovered podcasts. They are the best to be listening while working on something else. I’m surprised Ravelry wasn’t discussed. Is Ravelry loosing steam?

    • Hi Julia – I’m glad you’re enjoying the podcast and that I have opened up this new world to you! Ravelry is definitely not losing steam. However, because it’s such a great platform, it needs an entire episode of its own! I’m currently looking into the perfect guest to discuss Ravelry and its benefits on the show 🙂

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