I get a lot of questions about Pinterest, and I’m doing my best to write these posts and to answer those questions honestly!
Like many of you, I grew super tired of all the posts promising me MAGIC. Instead, I’ve developed simple strategies that work for me, and I’m sharing them in case they work for you too! I’m suggesting you try my ideas and see if they work.
I will be the happiest little entrepreneur if they work for you because when one of us wins, we all win! So here’s a Pinterest Growth Hack that works well for me!
But first, here’s the truth. For most of us, growing our social media followings and website traffic takes time. LOTS of time! Sorry, I know that hurts!
Most of us live in the real world where we can’t devote 38 hours a day to marketing and promotion. Nor do we have the budgets to invest in advertising or loads of fancy tools.
Slow and steady wins the race. Play the long game and don’t give up!
Basically, all this is to say that you shouldn’t get discouraged when your growth tactics seem to be taking much longer than everyone else. Stay in your lane and persevere. And try my Pinterest growth hack!
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Ready? Here’s my Pinterest growth hack:
Create Your Own Group Boards!
I created my first group board because it was taking forever to get accepted onto other people’s group boards. But then I realized it was a brilliant idea! Here’s why:
– People Must Follow You
The trick is to make it a rule that to be accepted onto your group board, people must be following you.
Admittedly, you’re not going to gain thousands of followers this way, but every little bit helps! I probably average 12-14 new followers a week with this Pinterest growth hack. (I average around 140 new followers a week in total).
Here’s how I worded the description for my Blogger for Beginners group board:
Share tips, tricks, printables, articles, and blog posts related to being a Blogger. Please no spam. Let’s support one another and share each other’s content! Happy pinning! To join, please follow this board and me, and send me a message.
Anyone who wants to join my board has to be following me. My board, my rules.
Now I don’t have the time to check that everyone who inquires is actually following me, I take it on good faith. And in my experience, people are generally honest folk.
I have 5 group boards. To be perfectly honest, answering everyone’s inquiries gets a bit exhausting. (Which is why I understand why it takes group board owners a long time to respond to my own inquiries!)
But this Pinterest growth hack works well for me. It’s a ‘set it and forget it’ kind of tactic and those are the best ones by far.
Strategies that take too much time to maintain are big fat losers for me. I have a 10 Minute Daily Pinterest Strategy that I use, combined with my group boards and it gives me consistent traffic and new followers without sucking up hours of my precious time.
I try to create as much automation as possible in my business (especially with Tailwind), it’s the best use of my time. Setting up a group board takes a bit of time upfront, but once it’s established you don’t have to worry about it too much.
– Promote Inside Facebook Groups
Once you have a group board all set up, you can now promote it in Facebook groups. There are many Facebook groups that have threads dedicated to Pinterest group boards where you can offer your board to new contributors. It’s a great way to populate the board with quality contributors so you look super legit!
Maybe your board only has a few contributors and a few pins. But you gotta start somewhere! Put yourself out there, get some contributors, and some great pins and you’ll be off to the races in no time!
Take a look at these FB groups to see if any of them are a good fit.
Here’s another little hack for finding FB groups. When you’re in a group, if you scroll down and look in the right-hand side menu/info area, there should be a few suggested groups that are similar to the one you’re in.
I hope this helps! Remember: You’ll get there ! Stick with it!
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