Pinterest for Your Business


Pinterest, though it may seem like one of social media’s more insignificant platforms, we think it can help you build your business significantly.

I am here to share with you a bit of advice on how to use your  Pinterest account to the best advantage for your business. We personally like to use Pinterest as one of our more relaxed social media platforms. While Facebook and others tend to be more business-like and serious, we use Pinterest to be a little wittier and laid back; overall a more casual part of our business.

 It could also be a  more serious social media platform, depending on how you want to use it. For instance, although we would go for ideas like ‘Silly Sunday’, good ideas for a more serious account would be ‘Quote Wednesday’, or ‘Motivational Monday’. Or if you would like to keep it strictly for posting your product, that too can get you customers. Either way, we believe that Pinterest can strongly benefit your business, no matter what type of account you decide to use.

Boards: Pinterest sets up boards that you name and then add each post to a separate board. This makes it easier for your followers to find what they’re interested in. Get creative with your board names. For instance, if you had an online bookstore, good board names would be ‘Mystery Books’, ‘Children’s Books’, and ‘Classic Literature’. This also can make it so your followers can only follow which boards they’re interested in. 

Filling your boards: This is very important as it helps people see the different things that you have to offer, having a smaller selection on each board makes it appear as though you don’t offer as much as you really might, so be sure to keep them updated with the latest!.The more boards you have and the fuller they are the more people will visit to see the updates.    

Captions: These are also a great way to get people interested. If you’re going for a more casual Pinterest account then use funny and witty captions, or if you’re trying for a more serious one than keep it formal and business-like. So use captions quite a bit.

Hashtags: These are a big part of how to attract people to your account, play around with them, figure out what works. Then use this to your advantage by keeping track on the ones you get the most views on (you can see how many times each hashtag has been used to the right while typing it in) and use them on other posts. Hashtags really do make a world of difference so try hard to find the perfect ones to help promote your business. 

You will be amazed how fast your Pinterest account will grow after using these tips! Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see a difference right away, it takes time. But it will be worth it in the end.

Do you have any other tips for Pinterest? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts. We’re always looking for ways to improve our account and are always interested in learning something new!

Thanks for taking the time to read.



Facebook has over 2 billion users. Think about that for a moment. 2 billion. That’s a lot of people and I’m guessing that quite a few of those are business accounts. We use Facebook for our business and think that it is one of the best social media platforms we have. If you don’t have a Facebook account for your business then you definitely should get one.

There are so many great social media platforms. You might be thinking, “why Facebook?”  Well, I am here to tell you that although there are many social media platforms out there, you will definitely want to use Facebook. I’m going to tell you a little bit about how we use Facebook for our online business.

We get quite a few messages on Facebook requesting to learn more about our business, and a lot of our customers like our page and keep up to date on the going on’s and the latest updates.

But not only do steady customers come to our page, others that may be thinking about becoming a customer in the future and would like to see and learn more of what we do, will check it out, as well as keep up with what we’ve been doing. It also helps for people to be able to talk to you in a different setting than on your website or on the phone where they can sometimes feel intimidated.

On Facebook we can show the simple things that we do; like posting a quick photo of getting coffee, going out for lunch and getting away from the office for a while. Just these small things can make your customers feel like they know you better and therefore may feel more comfortable doing business with you rather than they might other places.

Facebook has recently added the feature of Live Video. This can be a great advantage for your business. You can answer questions, talk about your business, or just chat with your followers. You could even bring your phone/tablet/computer to the office with you and show your followers what a normal day at the office looks like. Your customers and potential customers will feel like they have a closer connection with you and your employees after getting to see even a small glimpse of the goings on  “behind the scenes”. There are many more great ideas you could try with Live Video. Give it a shot and see what works for you!

There are so many different and wonderful reasons for you to have a Facebook account for your business that if I were to tell you all of them, I could be here for a week! So I think I’ll stop here and let you find out the rest for yourself.       

Thanks so much for taking the time to read!

Feel free to ask any questions you might have, I’ll be happy to answer them if I can!




The Importance of Social Media for your Business




Some people think that social media is a bad thing, and yes, it can be, if used incorrectly. But we think quite the contrary. We believe that social media can be hugely beneficial for your business. Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Snapchat, and  many more can benefit your business immensely. All of these can display your product, let people know about your business, and overall bring you customers. The social media team here at Flocksy use almost all of these and have found that they have helped us a lot with building our business.

It is important for your business for many reasons, but one of the (many) is that it can be used to communicate with your customers in ways that you don’t usually get the chance to. You can be more casual and laid back with potential customers, let them see that although you’re a business, you aren’t always formal and serious. They can be free to ask you questions in the comments that they might not always feel as comfortable asking on your site. It lets your customers see a whole new side to your business that they may not have even known existed.

Let’s take Instagram for instance. Instagram has added the recent feature of Instagram Stories. You can take a photo or video and your followers can see it for 24 hours. You could use this feature to your business’s advantage by doing a day in the life. You could take videos of your day, at the office, going out for coffee. All the things that your customers don’t get to see when they visit your site. But this is just one of the many great advantages there are to having social media for your business.

 It may take a while before you start seeing signs that these social media platforms are making a difference, but if used correctly, over time you will see the increase of customers.

If your business doesn’t have at least one social media platform we highly encourage you to start one. It’ll be worth the work when you see the increase in costumers.

Feel free to ask any questions you may have. Thank you for taking the time to read!



A Few Tips on Instagram and How to Use it For your  Business

Instagram is one of social media’s most used platforms. And for goodInstagram is one of social media’s most used platforms. And for reason too!

It’s an excellent means of communication and one of the best ways to get your business out there.

Personally, we (Flocksy), find it one of our most used social media platforms. Instagram can be hugely beneficial for any business, if used correctly.

If you own an online clothing store, for instance, you could share some of your favorite articles of clothing that you sell, tell your followers about discounts and sales, and when clothing is restocked and out of stock. Or, for small businesses, it’s great to get your product out there.

Posting your product in use, or the quality of your product, will help potential customers see what they’ll be getting when they buy your merchandise.

You’re probably thinking that it’s all well and good to put your product out there, but how do you get people to notice your account? And that, is an excellent question. It’s easy enough to just post a photo, right? But getting followers and customers, that isn’t quite as easy, is it? No, it’s not.

So that’s why we’re going to give you a few tips on how to make it easier. When posting a photo on Instagram, here are a few things you always want to remember.

High Quality Photos 

When people are scrolling down their feed, a good, clear photo will stand out. So make sure when posting that your photo has good lighting, is clear, and shows your product at its best.                                                                        Example


Instagram lets you use up to thirty hashtags per a post. Although you don’t want your account to look spammy (which can happen if you use too many hashtags), you do want to use hashtags to your best advantage. Most people don’t read the hashtags, so we suggest doing your caption, and then a little ways down having your hashtags. That way people can choose whether or not they would like to read the hashtags, but your post can still be easily found. 

A Good Caption  

A good caption is an essential part of an Instagram post. Depending on what you’re posting, captions are endless. Short and catchy captions will make people stop to see your post and what you have to say before moving on. If you do too long of a caption your followers are more apt to read the first sentence and then get bored, moving onto the next post before seeing what you have to say.

Try to condense what you have to say to twenty words or less, making it easy for your followers to read it and then move on. Start your post off with something that will catch your followers eye. For instance, ‘New arrivals in the shop!’. If your followers see something like this at the beginning, they’ll be interested, and want to read more.

Well, that’s all. Thank you for taking the time to read, we hope we’ve helped you build your Instagram account up a bit! 

Here’s a link to our (Flocksy) Instagram’s page: 

Feel free to go and check it out for an example of the tips we mentioned above.