It all started five years ago. Pinterest was only two years old after its first launch in 2010. I was not interested at all in another social media platform, especially one that shares more pictures. I had just got used to Instagram and just didn’t want to be committed to another social site.
Back then, I felt Facebook and Instagram were all I needed. The buzz on Pinterest just wouldn’t stop. People were talking about recipes and sharing DIY ideas (you know how I feel about DIY), the chatter just would not stop. So, after two years, I finally decided to see what the talk was all about. Now I have 40 boards and over 4.8 monthly viewers.
Pinterest, another resource platform
I opened my first Instagram account, Cookie Cupcake in 2012. Although this account is still active, I’m never logged in. Learning how to use Pinterest was easy. I didn’t need a particular course or a step by step tutorial to understand the logistics of Pinterest. Simply use the search bar to find information on any topic of interest. It’s like a visual YouTube. I’ve learned how to do so many creative projects in a short period of time. The success I’ve had over the past few years have been awesome. I’m a little disappointed it took me so long to join the Pinterest party.
Pinterest and making a living
After learning the ropes, I started a new Pinterest account, DIY Mogul, specifically to share my interest in DIY projects that included how to begin building success from doing what I enjoy most. Whether that is growing a successful blog, becoming or progressing as a Virtual Assistant, or even working at home fulfilling side gigs. There is a world of opportunity out here and driven people, like myself, will seek ways live outside of the 9 to 5 bubble.
Pinterest has made seeking opportunity more accessible by allowing posters to share their experience and research to better the next person. I’m grateful for the platform, and I’ve taken advantage of the many opportunities available that I’ve gained interest in.
Pinterest to increase blog Traffic
Other than the information openly available on Pinterest, did you know you can you can drive traffic back to your site from posts on Pinterest? Absolutely!
Here is how this works…..
Using Pinterest to drive traffic to blogs and websites are an easy and affordable way to gain followers and hopefully, convert them to subscribers or even better, buying customers.
The buzz on Pinterest just wouldn’t stop… After two years, I finally decided to see what the talk was all about, so I joined. Now I have 40 boards and over 4.8 monthly viewers.
How to get started
The goal is to pin images from your website to your Pinterest board(s) and hope “followers” find interest in the pin to click on it to drive them back to your website/blog. Several factors are a part of this process. Ensure the “pinned” image is attractive, relatable, attention-getting, and solves a problem or provides information to the audience. Here is a quick tutorial on how to create an image using Canva to grasp the attention of your audience.
Canva is an excellent resource to help create images, guides, and social media graphics without having intensive graphic design skills. Canva is a quick, easy solution to get bloggers and website designers what they need quickly.
How to get followers
One way to increase followers is to search for people that have a similar interest in the niche you’re offering or have interest in. For instance, let’s say, you’re looking to connect with bloggers because you are sharing resources on how to start a blog. In the search bar, type “blog” and see all of the relevant articles in this niche. You can quickly follow the authors you relate to.
How I significantly increased my followers and traffic
My success was obtained by requesting to be a part of blogging groups. The size of these groups varied, however, ranged from 1k to 70k pins. These pins were added by their contributors, which were those who requested to contribute to the group. Anyone can follow these boards but only those accepted can post “pins.” This was helpful for me because now my “pins” were being seen and “re-pinned” by a broader community within Pinterest. I immediately saw the benefits.
After a few months, I started my own Pinterest group! Blogging for Fun now has over 2.4k pins and 41 contributors that provide content for the board. Although some boards have specific guidelines, Blogging for Fun encourages contributors to share their content regardless of the subject matter as a way to gain interest from other “pinners.” The board is still looking for contributors, so feel free to reach out per the description.
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I use Tailwind to schedule my posts on all my boards at least 10 times a day. Best practice is posting not only your content but also content from other bloggers and pinners. I saw the most results using this method. Recently, I reduced the amount I post to no more than 5 times a day, sometimes, only twice a day. This was because of the time investment and commitment to finding relevant content to share. However, I would recommend, if you have the time, at least 10 posts a day. Tailwind can help with the rest.
My successes with Pinterest
I’ve come to love Pinterest over the years and can’t imagine where I would be without it (I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s true). I’ve grown my following organically and significantly while also increasing traffic to my blog. What I love most is seeing the notifications from “pinners” saving my “pins” to their boards. These are great ways to increase the “pins” impressions and show up in Pinterest searches.
Please share with me your successes using Pinterest. I would love to hear more best practices and user stories.