Conclusion – #CIJSocialMediaMonth

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Thank you for joining the Christmas In July Social Media Month! Since the CIJ team is worldwide we celebrated the month of May with a virtual #CIJSocialMediaMonth event right here on our blog!

#CIJSocialMediaMonth

#CIJSocialMediaMonth

The month of May we focused on the four social media platforms that the #EtsyCIJ team is active on –Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. As I mentioned the team is international and we were able to share with you the value of social media, how to develop a social media plan, how to interact with others on social media and so much more! The Christmas In July Social Media Leaders are from all over the world and shared their unique perspectives!

Facebook Leaders:
Patricia – USA  – www.etsy.com/people/away120
Lia – Italy – www.etsy.com/people/ghirlandiamo
Debbie – USA – www.etsy.com/people/License2Craft

Facebook Article

Facebook Article

Instagram Leaders:
Dawn – Australia – www.etsy.com/people/DawnWhitehand
Alicia – USA – www.etsy.com/people/aliciabell1

Instagram Article

Instagram Article

Pinterest Leaders:
Nancy – USA –  www.etsy.com/people/eponascrystals
Barbara – Germany – www.etsy.com/people/minimixi

Pinterest Article

Pinterest Article

Twitter Leaders:
Karen – USA – www.etsy.com/people/Christspassion
Rheta – USA – www.etsy.com/people/reparziale
Mary – USA – www.etsy.com/people/lilfoxdesign

Twitter Article

Twitter Article

Pinterest – #CIJSocialMediaMonth

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us for the Christmas In July Social Media Month! Since the CIJ team is worldwide we are going to celebrate the month of May with a virtual #CIJSocialMediaMonth event right here on our blog!

This week our Pinterest leaders Nancy, Kristy Jo and Barbara share with you the value of social media, how to develop a social media plan, how to interact with others on social media and so much more!

Follow Us On Pinterest

Follow Us On Pinterest

Please introduce yourself and the other team leaders who are part of your respective social media site.      

We are the social media team leaders for the Etsy Christmas in July Pinterest group.
Nancy www.etsy.com/people/eponascrystals
Kristy Jo www.etsy.com/people/KristyJo67
Barbara www.etsy.com/people/minimixi

What social media site are you team leaders for?

We manage the team Pinterest account.

What is the CIJ Pinterest site and handle?  

We can be found on Pinterest at Etsy Christmas In July:
www.pinterest.com/etsycij/  

#EtsyCIJ

Etsy Christmas In July Pinterest

Etsy Christmas In July Pinterest

Tell us about Pinterest.

Pinterest is a website that allows you to “pin” things online, just as you would pin them on a real life
bulletin board, but instead, Pinterest saves all of your pins on your account so that you can access them
easily. Plus, you can follow friends on Pinterest and “repin” things that they have already pinned on your
Pinterest boards or browse a live feed of items that are being pinned by strangers when you’re searching
for inspiration.

What do you find valuable about Pinterest?         

Pinterest is a valuable tool for show casing your items and gaining new followers. Pinterest has over 100
millions users. Just think of the possibilities! Plus it can be a great organizing tool as well.

What kind of content is most effective on Pinterest?

I have found that almost anything goes on Pinterest. You can pin your items, tutorials, inspirational pins,
beautiful images, etc.CIJSocialMediaMonth

How can Pinterest be part of your business strategy?

Use Pinterest just as you would Instagram. Post items once or twice a day. Evenings seem to get more
re-pins. When others follow you, follow back. Soon you will have loads of followers. Also searching for
users with similiar pins and following them can get you followers as well.

It’s important to have a social media plan. What can you achieve on Pinterest?

To pin new items on your shop board, share this on different boards, also on different group boards give you the possibility to achieve a lot of followers.

How do you develop this social media plan?

Getting started is easy! Just create an account on Pinterest. Set up your board and start pinning!

Here is a help guide developed by Pinterest to get you started

Pinterest Help Center

Pinterest Help Center

What is the most creative way to find new followers on Pinterest?

More followers can help you get more likes, repins, comments, clicks and impressions.

This can then help drive traffic and increase sales in your shop. I think the magic to find new followers is to pin a lot and share a lot. Helpful is to connect with your other social media networks. So your friends on Facebook get your followers on Pinterest.

How do you interact with others on Pinterest?

When others follow you, follow back. Soon you will have loads of followers. Also searching for users with
similiar pins and following them can get you followers as well

What else would you like to share about Pinterest?

Pinterest is great to share the shop items of our team members. So it’s a very fine marketing tool. The Christmas In July Team has a Pinterest account with different boards. Team members have a variety of ways to be featured on Pinterest. Please see the team forum for opportunities.

Christmas In July Blog Board

Christmas In July Blog Board

Share Your Social Media Sites

Nancy – www.etsy.com/shop/eponascrystals
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/eponascrystals/
Instagram – www.instagram.com/eponascrystals/
Twitter – twitter.com/eponascrystals
Facebook – www.facebook.com/crystalsbyepona/

EponasCrystals

EponasCrystals

Kristy Jo – www.etsy.com/shop/KrystalKlarityBeads
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/kristyroetter/
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KrystalKlarityBeads
Twitter – twitter.com/KristyRoetter

KrystalKlarityBeads

KrystalKlarityBeads

Barbara – https://www.etsy.com/shop/MermaidsHatbox
Pinterest – https://de.pinterest.com/fraumithut/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MermaidsHatbox/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/OllerHut

MermaidsHatbox

MermaidsHatbox

7 Day Pinterest Challenge

Join the 7 Day Pinterest Challenge! Use the hashtag #CIJSocialMediaMonth in the caption of your challenge photos! We will randomly pin your photos on this thread: #CIJSocialMediaMonth 7 Day Pinterest Challenge.

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Instagram – #CIJSocialMediaMonth

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us for the Christmas In July Social Media Month! Since the CIJ team is worldwide we are going to celebrate the month of May with a virtual #CIJSocialMediaMonth event right here on our blog!

This week our Instagram leaders Dawn and Alicia share with you the value of social media, how to develop a social media plan, how to interact with others on social media and so much more!

Follow Us On Instagram

Follow Us On Instagram

Please introduce yourself and the other team leaders who are part of your respective social media site.      

Our names are Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns, and Alicia from Alicia’s Findings.

What social media site are you team leaders for?

We manage the team Instagram account.

What is the CIJ Instagram site and handle?        

You can find the team on Instagram by searching EtsyChristmasinJuly.

www.instagram.com/etsychristmasinjuly

EtsyChristmasInJuly Local Market Series On Instagram

EtsyChristmasInJuly Local Market Series On Instagram

Tell us about Instagram.         

Instagram is a great forum for displaying and marketing your products as it is photo based. People can find your products using hashtags which means you can target your items very specifically which is great for attracting customers shopping for what you have to offer.

It is also great for networking as you can follow other Instagram users and they can follow you.

What do you find valuable about Instagram?         

Because of the format of Instagram it is a valuable tool for reaching your target customer.

What kind of content is most effective on Instagram?

Content can include items from your shop, but it is also a great way to tell the story of your products through work in progress pictures or even short videos. Additional information like this allows a potential customer to feel more involved with you and your product – it creates a connection.

How can Instagram be part of your business strategy?

Instagram is essential to your business strategy due to its format of pictures and hashtags. Posts appear in real time, so it effective to post a few times a day, without seeming too spammy. Ideally you might post in the morning, afternoon and evening. This way you’re reaching people at different times of the day which is also great for reaching international browsers.

It’s important to have a social media plan. What can you achieve on Instagram?

I think that Instagram offers the opportunity to develop a more personal approach to your marketing, which enables potential customers to feel more secure in transacting with your business.

EtsyChristmasInJuly Workspace Series On Instagram

EtsyChristmasInJuly Workspace Series On Instagram

How do you develop this social media plan?

Developing a social media plan is like developing any other plan related to your business. Set a goal to post three times a day, as mentioned earlier – morning , afternoon and night…. this way you’re reaching a broad audience at different times of the day. Not everyone is on Instagram at the same, and this way you will also reach international audiences.

What is the most creative way to find new followers on Instagram?

The most effective way to find new followers is to carefully target your hashtags, and also to mix them up a little – but don’t use ones that are not relevant to your product, as this is deceptive which is not good business practice. The other way to gain followers on Instagram is to follow people yourself, and also comment on their work as well as liking. Comments involve you more in what other people have to say, which is appreciated and often reciprocated.

How do you interact with others on Instagram?

Through the team account we like and comment on followers photos, congratulate them on achievements such as positive feedback from a sale, we repost team members products, and share articles from the team blog. In this way we are helping to promote team shops and their products.

EtsyChristmasInJuly Favorite Fashion Trends

EtsyChristmasInJuly Favorite Fashion Trends

What else would you like to share about Instagram?

As a marketing tool Instagram is an effective way of reaching your target customer and networking with like minded businesses.

The emphasis on great photos allows you to show your product off to its best, and the use of smart hashtags allows customers to find your product.

The team account shares and promotes team shops and their products – simply tag your items #etsychristmasinjuly so we can you!

Share Your Social Media Sites

Dawn:
https://www.facebook.com/Deedeedeesignsaustralia-590665754357532
http://twitter.com/deedeedeesigns
http://dawnwhitehand.wordpress.com/
http://www.instagram.com/dawnwhitehand
http://www.pinterest.com/dawnwhitehand

Alicia:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alicias-Findings/113535328774145
https://twitter.com/AliciasFindings
https://instagram.com/aliciasfindings/
https://www.pinterest.com/AliciasFindings/

7 Day Instagram Challenge

Join the 7 Day Instagram Challenge! Use the hashtag #EtsyCIJSocialMediaMonth in the caption of your challenge photos! We look forward to getting to know you!

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Christmas In July Social Media Month – #CIJSocialMediaMonth

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We are excited for the Christmas In July Social Media Month! Since the CIJ team is worldwide we are going to celebrate the month of May with a virtual #CIJSocialMediaMonth event right here on our blog!

#CIJSocialMediaMonth

#CIJSocialMediaMonth

The month of May we will focus on the four social media platforms that the #EtsyCIJ team active on –Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. As I mentioned the team is international and we are excited to share with you the value of social media, how to develop a social media plan, how to interact with others on social media and so much more! The Christmas In July Social Media Leaders are from all over the world and will share their unique perspectives!

Facebook Leaders:
Patricia – USA  – www.etsy.com/people/away120
Lia – Italy – www.etsy.com/people/ghirlandiamo
Angie – USA –  www.etsy.com/people/CraftyMom75
Debbie – USA – www.etsy.com/people/License2Craft

Instagram Leaders:
Dawn – Australia – www.etsy.com/people/DawnWhitehand
Alicia – USA – www.etsy.com/people/aliciabell1

Pinterest Leaders:
Betty – USA –  www.etsy.com/people/LadySnooks
Nancy – USA –  www.etsy.com/people/eponascrystals
Kristy Jo -USA – www.etsy.com/people/KristyJo67
Barbara – Germany – www.etsy.com/people/minimixi

Twitter Leaders:
Karen – USA – www.etsy.com/people/Christspassion
Rheta – USA – www.etsy.com/people/reparziale
Mary – USA – www.etsy.com/people/lilfoxdesign

As a member of the CIJ team there is a way for you to get involved! Please go to the CIJ forums and there is a thread that explains all the specifics!

May – Social Media Month

If you are not a member of the team please feel free to join the team today!

Please use #CIJSocialMediaMonth on social media as you celebrate with us!

So mark your calendars, invite your friends, and get ready to participate in a Social Media Month! A #CIJSocialMediaMonth!