Using and Reserving Social Media for your business

When you are starting out on social media for your business, it can be so overwhelming.  Which should I start with?  What will be the best ROI?  How much time will I spend on each site?  Do I have time for every platform?  Don't stress, it's okay not to jump on all of them at once and know what you're doing. Reserve your business name My advice to the business owner who is new to the whole social media 'thing' is to go to each one and 'reserve' your business name.  This way, when you decide that you're ready to tackle the whole social media world, you will have your business name congruent on all platforms.  Now this is in a perfect world, right.  If your business name is taken in some … [Read more...]

Taradara is getting a facelift!

Well, my blog is ... I personally use botox now that I'm over 40 ... LOL! Please enjoy the changes on the blogga-roo as they happen.  It will certainly be most lovely when it's completed and I cannot wait! PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ABOUT WHAT YOU'D LIKE TO SEE OR WHAT YOU LIKE ALREADY! This is the perfect time to have YOUR voice heard and I'd love to know what your thoughts are!  Like, I would really really LOVE to know! It really is like waiting to see what a baby is going to look like after growing in a belly for 9-10 months! The anticipation is killing me, but I'm being patient because I know the end product is going to be stellar!! … [Read more...]

Social Media in Marketing – Tapinfluence and Taradara

Social Media has taken over and dominated marketing as we know it today.  Brands are looking to 'Influencers' to help spread the word about their products.  How they use products, how they like products, what they use the products for, what did they make with the products, and on and on.  This is what people are turning to when researching what brands to buy. Tapinfluence is a company that brings brands to bloggers or "influencers".  I had the pleasure of doing a testimonial about them recently.  They have brought some brands to me that I have had some wonderful experiences working with. When they asked me if I'd help them out with this project for them, I did not hesitate for a … [Read more...]

The Inspiration Board

One of my sweet friends has a new site up starting TODAY!!!! The Inspiration Board is launched TO.DAY!!!! Make your own Inspiration Board and you will be entered to win some CRAZY AH-MAZING PRIZES!!! This is an example of what you could make for yourself .... ... and then if you're a blogger, you could take it and use it on your blog, share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. So how it works below.... Are you ready to create your very own Inspiration Board and be entered to win a FANTASTIC prize?? Go to The Inspiration Board to get started ... Come on back to share your board in the comments section, okay! I'd love to see what you … [Read more...]

Make Money Blogging – Blogfrog can help you

If you've been following me for awhile, you will have noticed that I have done some 'sponsored posts'.  I have been monetizing my blog.  What does that mean?  It means that on some posts, I make money.  Blogfrog has been instrumental in my success with this.  They work with brands such as Sears, International Delight, and more to promote their product or share the word through 'sponsored conversations'.  So instead of having ads on blogs, they use blogs to engage conversations and advertise {if you will} in this way. My blogging path starts out like many, well maybe not ... I started blogging because of my handmade business, Taradara.  A way to connect with my customers, share information … [Read more...]

Taradara is doing some Interviews!

I had the great honor to meet and listen to the SEO guru Dennis Goedegebuure at SNAP! in the spring.  He has started a new blog where he features different bloggers.  It's fantastic!  If you want to find some high profile wonderful blogs, you might want to Pin or bookmark his new blog, Blogger Spotlight. Well, here's a link to our interview, Taradara Made It. Then, I was so delighted when The Art Career Project posted on HARO {Help a Reporter Out} looking for artistic peeps who made a living with their art. We corresponded and this is the interview that came from it, Taradara. I loved both interviews as they made me think in different ways.  Please click over and show them some … [Read more...]

Pin Alerts for Pinterest

Hey did you know there's a REALLY easy way to see if you've been pinned? It's WONDERBAR!!!!! PINALERTS.COM  If you have a shop or a blog, you should really register.  Everyone wants to know if they've been pinned on Pinterest and what has been pinned on Pinterest!!!  Right??!!!! It's really quick to do so and it'll let you know when you're getting pinned! You can register more than one site once you initially register and confirm.  I just did it! xo Tara … [Read more...]