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Cyber Week 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Experience Black Friday and Cyber Week from the comfort of your couch. This holiday season, when you shop at Pinultimate, you’re not only supporting myself – but also 55 other makers and small businesses around the world. With over 200 different pin designs in the shop, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your list! #shopsmall Pins make awesome stocking stuffers or full-on gifts for your friends, family, and coworkers! We want your holiday shopping to go as smoothly as possible so we’re giving you our best discounts yet. Feel good about getting all of your shopping done at once because the more you spend, the more...

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Getting Custom Pins Made

“Do you make custom pins?” This is a question we get all the time. As a designer, you’d think I’d jump on any opportunity to help someone get custom pins made. But I’ve done enough freelance work in the past to know that I don’t have the time or energy to work on custom projects with everything else I have going on. That being said, I don’t want you to feel like you’ve hit a wall. Below are all of the makers in our shop who would be happy to help you out with your custom project: These Are Things CONTACT PORTFOLIO   Lost Lust Supply CONTACT PORTFOLIO   A Fink & Ink CONTACT PORTFOLIO   AD Aesthetic CONTACT PORTFOLIO   Yesterdays CONTACT PORTFOLIO  That’s...

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Enamel Pins 101

I wanted to take a moment to review Enamel Pins 101 – an exclusive webinar series with Becky Helms (aka The Pink Samurai) covering just about everything you need to know to jump-start your own pin business. First, let me start out by saying I admire the hell out of Becky. She’s been in this business for what seems like forever and she’s making an actual living out of it. I’ve known The Pink Samurai long before I decided to start Pinultimate or take this course because Becky knows how to market herself. Like Becky, I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Pinultimate is continuously fun for me because I love enamel pins and I love Instagram. That being said, I already know...

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Understanding Engagement

Simply put, you want your followers to want to follow you. The thought of putting in the work to grow a solid following is intimidating. Trust me, I know. I’m a web designer – not a social media strategist, not a marketer. Everything I know about social media and gaining followers, I’ve learned from experience over the years with the various Instagram accounts I’ve run for school projects and fun. I’ve bought followers, I’ve followed #follow4follow accounts, I’ve run pricey ads, I’ve aggressively followed and unfollowed people that didn’t follow back – I’ve pretty much done it all. The first step to growing your following is understanding engagement and why it’s so important. You can have all of the followers in the world...

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