Are you marketing your content on Pinterest?
One of the most underutilized (but high converting) online marketing techniques in the blogging world is Pinterest.
It’s easy to understand why marketing your blog on Pinterest might get overlooked. After all, if you’ve been on Pinterest for about 30 seconds or more, you get a screen full of blogging eye candy that looks like just the image took 2 weeks to make.
It can seem overwhelming to create beautiful, eye catching pins that convert to link clicks or purchases.
You might even be focused on just creating content, then promoting to every social network, Facebook, Instagram, trying to get likes, clicks, and follows and Pinterest isn’t even on your radar… Or its something you’ll get to… eventually.
Let me tell you – Do not sleep on Pinterest.
Check out the infographic below from Planoly showing the amount of traffic Pinterest generates.
How many pinterest viewers do I get?
My Pinterest account currently averages 95,000 page views a month.
As of December 2019, my Pinterest account is averaging 228,000 views a month! That increase has happened in just 3 months, using the Pinterest pin templates I talked about above.
While some say that’s not a reliable metric, it tells me I have eyes on my content, and those viewers eventually might turn into buyers if I keep delivering the value.
How much can I make marketing on Pinterest?
My Pinterest strategy has generated almost $2,000 in affiliate income for me, and that’s BEFORE I started this blog.
My secret weapons for making affiliate income on Pinterest
So today I wanted to share with you my secret weapons for boosting your Pinterest traffic and income.
#1. Eye Catching Pin Design
I am completely OBSESSED with Kara over at Simplifying DIY Design. She offers SO much free content, it knocks my socks off every time she makes a post both on her FB Page and in her Facebook Group.
Her design skills are right up my alley, and I have bought a bunch of her Canva templates so I don’t have to think about graphic design one minute longer then I have to.
She just launched a brand new template set, the Mega Pin Creators Bundle that literally makes designing pins for Pinterest take me about 20-30 seconds.
Time is MONEY and I already know graphic design is not where I shine.
This template set literally saves my sanity and makes creating pins for Pinterest completely stress-free.
Check out some of the sample images from her template set:
#2. The Pinterest Launch Plan by Jennifer Maker
I have become obsessed with Pinterest marketing, and taken over 10 free and paid Pinterest courses, and bought all.the.ebooks. looking for a really great strategy for Pinterest.
The Pinterest Launch Plan e-book from Jennifer Maker is simply the best.
She teaches amazing strategies I didn’t find anywhere else on the interwebs and awesome step by step videos on implementing the strategy in Tailwind.
And just FYI, its not just for new Pinterest accounts, she teaches some really advanced stuff as well, and keeps it updated as Pinterest algorithms change.
Those are just two of my secret weapons that have helped me generate a HUGE following on Pinterest, and I’d love if you use any of these, to comment below and let me know how they are working out for you!
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