May 18, 2018

How To Create a Sturdy Paper Tube Using Recycled Magazine Pages

I love recycling and have been using magazine pages to create paper tubes. I have tried all of the paper tubes ideas out there, but found that most were flimsy and flattened easily when used in crafting projects. So instead, I decided to create my own technique for a sturdier paper roll for my crafting products. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you liked my video.




Products Used in This Video:

  1. Crazart Glue Stick
  2. 3/16" Dowel Rod
  3. Recycled Magazine Page


This post contains affiliate links that I believe may be useful to my readers. You are in no way obligated to click on my links, but if you do, thank you in advance for allowing me to be able to make and share more crafting videos!


Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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April 30, 2018

How I Increased Traffic to My Affiliate Marketing Pinterest Board

Recently, I started working on My Pinterest Board so that other pinners can find me easier. This week I decided to continue with editing my  boards. 


My first focus was on my Affiliate Marketing For Beginners Board. After much thought, I decided to move the affiliate marketing section I had created under My Blogging For Money as a Stay at Home Mom Board. I did this because I really want to narrow down my niche for affiliate marketing area. 


There's a whole lot of re-naming going on - 


Then, I changed the name from affiliate marketing to Affiliate Marketing For Bloggers after doing some keyword research. I honestly haven't checked to see if there are other Pinterest members who have used popular keywords for their section titles, but I figured keywords are being used in the board's title, description and topic area, so why not do the same with the section title.


 I also went back and re-named the two sections I had created last week under my Affiliate Marketing For Beginners Board to make them more keyword friendly.


Then, I created another new section that I titled How to Affiliate Market after noticing I had several pins that we're disorganized. *Gasp* I thought I had all of these done! 


Step by step - 


Unfortunately, despite all of my focused efforts, it didn't take long for me to get discouraged and move on to other projects like my crafts for the time being, but that's okay because every little step is a step closer to my goal! 


But, but the end of the week I was back on track and organizing those affiliate related pins again.  


I added several additional sections for my affiliate board and took advantage of Pinterest's reorder feature which allows users to  alphabetize the sections. 


The final step I took with my Affiliate Marketing Board was checking to make sure I didn't have duplicate pins. Luckily I only found a few! Whoo hoo!

But the really good news is, after editing my Affiliate Marketing Board, I have noticed there has been a lot more repins from other Pinterest users! Yes!  Success of the week! I'm out of here!