Bring Your Business to New Heights with Polyvore
Polyvore is quickly becoming the latest trend in social media and users are making collages faster than readers can eat them up.
If you're new to the game, Polyvore is an online community where users can mix and match products into collages, showing off their unique styles and personal tastes. Everything from clothing and accessories to furniture and knick-knacks can be put together into different sets and shared online.
It also provides a new way for users to shop. Each image can be clicked on, and linked back to where to buy – a great tool for Etsy and Ebay sellers.
So, how can this help momprenuers in their everyday business models? Simple. Think of Polyvore as your own personal canvas, where you can showcase your creativity – whether it's a tangible product or a personal aesthetic.
Take Sherry Fahrenwald for example, editor in chief of the popular blog The Life of the Party and a contributor to the Celebrity Stilettos and Sippy Cups blog here on EverydayFamily. She uses Polyvore to highlight her work as a party planner, plus to take advantage of her love for fashion and interior design. She gets a significant amount of traffic through her Polyvore page, and has gained a large online following. Polyvore also creates amazing visuals for her site that are easy to make and edit.
Here are a few tips to make your Polyvore collages pop:
- Make collages as pleasing to the eye as possible. Group like colors, themes, and price points
- If you have a blog, make sure to use the text tool to include a link to your blog at the bottom of your collage
- Connect your Polyvore account to your blog so that your collages automatically upload to your site
- If you are using Polyvore to sell, take advantage of the Mini Editor tool, which will help increase viewers’ online interaction with your products
- Build Polyvore followers by making your account public. If they like what they see, there's a good chance they'll click over to your site
- Download the Polyvore tool called the Clipper so you can easily import images and items from other sources around the web
Moms, how do you feel about the Polyvore trend – helpful business builder or just another fun online tool?
Photos via Sherry Fahrenwald