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How Pinterest Can Help Your Blog Boom & Earn You Money!

How Pinterest Can Help Your Blog Boom & Earn You Money!

Ever since I stumbled upon Pinterest years ago, I have been hooked from the start. I can spend hours drooling over dream houses, replicating the perfect outfit or being inspired by amazing DIY projects. When I decided to start my blog in June 2016 and decided to start looking to blog tips & tricks on Pinterest, I found myself in an ocean of information (& I’m STILL learning new stuff all the time!). Pinterest is an AMAZING place to get inspired & learn new things from home decorating to recipes but did you know Pinterest is also a fantastic tool to help you boost your blog traffic & help you earn money? One of my goals this year is to grow my blog & start earning revenue from it so after doing TONS of research on how to do this, Pinterest was one that coming up over and over again. So I thought I would share some of the great tips I’ve learned & have adopted to my own blog so you have a starting point for your own blog.

[ A Few Ways Pinterest Can Help Boost Your Blog Traffic ]

  • Freebies
    Everybody loves something free so why not create a few goodies to post on your blog or to pair with a related blog post & pin it to your Pinterest! When people are looking for ideas, they tend to search for the keyword ‘Free’. Tagging your images with these keywords can help bring your pins up (don’t forget the other keywords that relate to your freebie!)
  • Sell Something
    Let’s say you just created a great free budget tracker (like the FREE Budget Tracker for Success I created here *shameless plug*) and it’s getting a lot of buzz. Why not offer your readers an entire package of printables to help you create your household budget?
  • Use Tailwind
    While we all would love to just hang on Pinterest all day, we have jobs to do, blogs to run and lives to live. One thing I see commonly in my Blogger FaceBook Groups are those who struggle to fit in enough blog promotion. While Pinterest is often overlooked as a valuable platform for blog promotion, one popular pin can skyrocket your blog into success! One of the ways I utilize my time regarding new pins is to use Tailwind, an online tool/app that you can schedule pins to post to your Pinterest and/or Group Boards on the days & times you want them to. Many suggest that you should be pinning to your boards at minimum 30 pins daily. While those numbers may be harder to do it first, using Tailwind can help you to schedule more pins & give the illusion you’re in a pinning frenzy when you can’t actually be on Pinterest.
  • Join Pinterest Group Boards
    While pinning to your own boards is fine, if you’re new to Pinterest or still growing, your exposure is minimal. When you pin your image to group boards, you double (even triple!) your pin’s exposure, which increases the traffic to your blog!

My last tip about Pinterest Group Boards sounds great, but where do you find these groups? Fear not, I took the work out of getting started & have a list of Boards you can join.

[ Pinterest Group Boards to Join NOW ]

  1. The Blushing Mama
    Board Name: Mom | Foodie | Lifestyle | Blogs
    How to Join: Follow & Send a Message For an Invite
  2. Krista Dickson of Blog Beautifully
    Board Name: #Gilrboss Bloggers
    How to Join: Follow & Send Invitation Request Email to krista@blogbeautifully.com
  3. Elizabeth: CrazyBusyHappyLife
    Board Name: Women + Blogs
    How to Join: Follow and email elizabeth@crazybusyhappylife.com with your Pinterest name or link and your blog
  4. Ashley Elizabeth Beauty
    Board Name: Beauty & Style Blogs Group Board
    How to Join: Follow then email contact@ashleyelizabethbeauty.com 
  5. Lifestyle Queen Bee
    Board Name: The Best of Lifestyle & Blogging
    How to Join: Follow the board then email lana@lifestylequeenbee.com to be added

Check out Facebook for group boards to join such as a group I belong to: Pinterest Group Boards (Closed group – Must Request an Invite to Join).

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