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How to Make Pinterest Your Full-Time Job. Are you sick and tired of hearing all those success stories out there, longing to become one of them? All you keep reading is how so and so made 20K, 50K, 100K or even a million dollars last month. Well, it’s time to turn the tables a bit! Let’s see how it sounds to put your name in the blank: _________ earned 100K last month. Keep repeating that until it sinks in. Try to imagine you truly doing that. Then, set your goals in place to make it happen.
Begin to condition your mindset to knowing that doors are being opened for you. Picture money flowing into your bank account on a regular basis. Feel the breeze of the ocean air on your face as you bask in the sun on a tropical island.
You CAN do this—and you WILL! After all, it IS possible!
How to Make Pinterest Your Full-Time Job
Think about this for a moment. What if there was a place that was fun to visit, where every day was full of posting pictures, and writing content about them. A place where you could invite people to visit your website, where there would be dozens of affiliate links for people to click on and purchase your items.
WELL THERE IS! …and it’s called PINTEREST.
I am here today to share with you how you can make Pinterest your full-time job and earn an amazing income! Pretty cool, right?! However, before I go into it in depth, I’ll first share with you what allowed me the luxury of working at home, and how I began.
I am the author of the children’s series, BIBLETOONS. I’m in the process of finishing the fourth book in my series of ten.
I also have run a web design business for more than 25 years, WorldHorizons Web, which I now manage at Wealthy Affiliate as a Side Hustle, making between $650-$9,000 per site plus all the Monthly Hosting fees.
Joining Wealthy Affiliate (WA) actually changed my life for the better.
Affiliate Marketing has allowed me to go after my dreams and make them a reality. Inside Wealthy Affiliate, I have worked on a year-long Case Study: $50,000 a month: A Year-Long Case Study. You can follow my 22 tasks to date.
Before WA, money was extremely tight, and I did everything I could think of to make ends meet each and every month. It seemed that I had come to a crossroads in my life and had to take a leap of faith and do something—-anything, to improve my lifestyle. I was sick of living on one unsteady income alone. Even though my book signings, events, promoting and selling was doing well, I wanted to use my writing capabilities to expand into Affiliate Marketing. Writing content and placing ads on my website has now become another way of life.
Writing and web design are what Wealthy Affiliate is centered on. So, together they fit quite nicely into my Affiliate Marketing business—a match made in heaven!
TAKING IT A GIANT STEP FURTHER
In learning all the ins and outs of Affiliate Marketing, the main thing to focus on is TRAFFIC. Learning how to get a more traffic blog will make all the difference. Without visitors, a website remains dormant. But, with traffic, a site thrives!
The BEST traffic I get is from PINTEREST! Yes, Pinterest, when managed properly, gets massive traffic. This literally blew my mind! So, I started pining each photo from each post I wrote on my blog to Pinterest. Then, adding scripts was the key to drawing the traffic to my site!
STEP 1: HOW TO START A BLOG IN MINUTES.
Of course, before starting to go full force on Pinterest, you first need a blog. So, before I get into the gist of Pinterest, it is mandatory to get an affiliate blog started. To do this, I have written an MMO Guide and an Online Training Book to help you. This is the beginning of making money online with a blog. Get both now!
NOTE: When writing content on your blog, make it your goal to shoot for 300 posts. The more content, the better rankings you’ll get!
Join Wealthy Affiliate and get all you’ll need to start a business blogging.
STEP 2: NECESSARY TOOLS THAT WILL HELP YOU.
Join Google AdSense and add some free advertisements on your blog within your content. When visitors click on these ads, you make a commission!
Find some great affiliate platforms to join:
Now, most people wonder why it is important when they first begin blogging to start an email list. But truthfully, those first few subscribers are the most important ones you’ll have! They are the ones who will stick with you and become your most loyal followers. They will also be more likely to buy your products long-term!
Plus, many of the people who go on your site won’t return. So, it’s a great idea to make sure they subscribe so that you can send them updates, new products and new posts. For this reason, they will most likely become repeat customers and visit your site more regularly, leading to steady traffic.
STEP 3: WHICH EMAIL LIST BUILDER IS BEST?
Well, there are some free services out there like Mail Chimp. However, learning from experience, this is not such a good idea. I deeply regret joining Mail Chimp when I first started my email campaigns. And, it took days to transfer all my data onto a better list builder. Then, I tried AWeber, paying $19 a month for several months. But, they, too, were not up to standards in my book. Their platform was confusing and didn’t function properly sometimes.
Then, I switched, once again. This time, I did some research and found that GetResponse had all I wanted and needed in running my email campaigns. Plus, they offered so much more with training courses, too!
GetResponse allows you to set up email campaigns, create landing pages, make forms, manage subscribers, and much more. It has all you’ll need to help you advance with your blog. Subscribe to Get the Tools That Make My Blog Successful! You can get a free 30-day trial. Then, an upgrade is as low as $15 a month.
Besides Email Marketing, they also provide:
- Contact (Subscriber) Managing
- Landing Pages
- Forms & Surveys
There are also more tools and platforms with upgrades.
Their cost? They offer a 30-day free trial and then about $15 a month after that, with offers to upgrade.
LET’S SUM IT UP SO FAR.
So, to sum up what you’ll need before beginning to dig deep on Pinterest, here it is:
Wealthy Affiliate: Massive training, free websites, community of over 1,500,000 entrepreneurs, webinars, free web platform, free Jaaxy Keyword & Niche Research platform and all you’ll need to succeed.
Email Marketing platform: GetResponse
OTHER TOOLS AND PROGRAMS YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK OUT.
Free SiteRubix Website Builder – Build a free site
Jaaxy Keyword & Niche Research – Try a free search
Global MoneyLine – get free traffic
STEP 4: GET. ON. PINTEREST.
Okay, so thanks for sticking it out with me! Here’s where it gets really cool! Go to Pinterest and start a Business account. It’s absolutely free and will take a few minutes to sign up. Also, it will allow you to hook up your website to Pinterest. Sound tedious? It’s really not…really! Pinterest will walk you through the whole process. Then, once you’re connected, you’ll have access to your Pinterest analytics. You will see it in your menu bar. This will tell you how many views and clicks to your site are happening.
Now that you’re all set up with your Pinterest Business account, it’s time to set up “Rich Pins.” What are Rich Pins? Well, I’m very glad you asked! Rich Pins are much better than regular Pins, and much more traffic will flow through them. They have bold headings and much more content. If you are already on Pinterest, you can turn your current Pins into Rich Pins, too. This will help your ranking!
How does this happen? Well, Pinterest will start to see you as someone who influences others, putting you in front of more people.
HOW TO SET UP PERSONAL BOARDS
Next, let’s set up some Boards! You will want to create boards that are related to your niche—ones that have appeal and are well searched. For example, if you blog about making money online, that can be one of your boards. You can also implement other interests that you maybe have included on your blog, making them relate. Like, food—calling it “Cheap and healthy recipes.” Furthermore, make your Boards specific. “Healthy Dinner Recipes” opposed to “Healthy Recipes.” You get my drift?! Pinterest really favors specific Boards, as their algorithm sees what your Board is about, and makes the Pin show up in other’s feeds. This leads directly into more searches!
Also, make your posts as interesting as you can! If people see great content on your Rich Pins, they will want to go to your blog for more information!
HOW TO SET UP GROUP BOARDS
Okay, so what are Group Boards? They are Boards with the owner allowing others to Pin on them. So, say you want to join a Group Board that has a huge amount of followers. Pinterest likes Boards such as this, and gives this Board more exposure. So, it’s really important and a great idea to connect with Boards like this. When you ask to join, the owner will look at your Boards to see if they are compatible with theirs. So, before you join any, you’ll want to make sure yours are established well with—yes—great content and similar subjects.
SIGNING UP FOR GROUP BOARDS—THE PROPER WAY
There are two specific ways to sign up to Group Boards. First, visit favorite blogger accounts or search for them in the top search bar. See what Boards they are following. Look for a tiny icon in the corner of their Board. There are 2 people on the icon. You can also search for Group Boards related to yours.
Second, go to Pin Groupie to search for Group Boards. Again, look for ones with a great following and re-pin rate. Look for the drop down menu here. Re-Pin rates mean they have a high following and Pin a great deal of content. Don’t be afraid of asking to be in a large Group if you don’t yet have a lot of followers. Everyone has to start somewhere. You may be rejected. But, then again, you may not.
Then, when you find a Group Board you want to join, you will email the owner. Look for a possible email address in the Board description. If you can’t find an email address, go directly to their website and contact them there. Either way is fine. Or, you can even contact them by commenting on one of their recent Pins and ask them to if you can join.
WRITING PROPER GROUP BOARD REQUESTS
So, listen up. There are a couple different ways to properly word your request to join a Group Board. If it says that they are open for contributors, be polite and very professional. You can maybe say something like the following:
- “I follow you and love your content! It would make me so happy to be added to your Group Board. I promise to follow your rules and not spam in any way. If there’s anything I can do for you, just let me know!
(So, let them know that you’re willing to give and not just take.)
If a Group Board is CLOSED to contributors, there will be a different script to use. Since the Board is closed to new people in the Board description, this means they have certain boundaries. So, you will want them to know that you respect their boundaries. You can say something like this:
- I noticed that your Group Board was closed to new contributors. However, if it ever opens up in the future, I would love to be considered as a contributor.
(Being polite and professional will be worth it in the long run!)
WRITING WORTHY CONTENT
Here, you’ll want to make sure your content is eye-catching and solves a challenge that someone may be having. People are always concerned with what’s in it for them! However, when you’re more established and have a great deal of traffic, you can write more personal content. Because then, people will want to read everything you write! Just remember that this is a business and not a hobby. Note: In your content, create an urgency—make the solution you are offering a must!
CREATING PINS—MY PINNING STRATEGY
Finally, we are at the exciting part of creating Pins!
Use whatever design program you’re comfortable with. A great one that I often use is Canva. Here, you can sign up for a free account and have access to thousands of photos to design and edit.
So, now that you have a place to create Pins, keep these next things in mind:
Make sure your Pins have warm colors.
They should be Long (Vertical)
Pins showing people don’t get as many re-pins.
MAKING VIRAL PINS
Search popular Pins. Study popular images, titles and styles to get ideas for your own Pins. Then, change up your Pins. Make at least 5 Pins for one post, and each time, change them up a bit. This will test what is working and what is not. One of the 5 is sure to be a hit, and you never know which one is going to go viral! So, if you make 5 Pins from 1 post, and one of them goes viral, getting re-pins, chances are that it’s just a matter of time until your other 4 posts follow in that traffic! Sounds crazy, right? Well, it happens!
THE BEAUTY OF TAILWIND
Tailwind is an automated Pinning service approved by Pinterest. On this platform, you can join and get, I think it’s still 100 Pins for free before an upgrade is mandatory. Here, you set up Pinning campaigns that allow you to set up your Pins at a certain time, and on specific Boards. So, you don’t have to be on Pinterest to manage your Pins! Also, you can set them up to run for 2 to 3 weeks at a time. This saves a great deal of time working on Pinterest. Know, too, that when you join Tailwind, every photo online will be tagged with the Tailwind logo. So, you can simply click on any online photo and it will immediately bring you to your Tailwind account to Pin it!
PINNING OTHER’S PINS
Pinterest LOVES it when you Pin other people’s content onto your Boards, and/or Group Boards. And, make sure you Pin often! It’s always a good idea to Pin ones that have a high re-pin rate! Pinterest likes it when you don’t just Pin your own content, but share other’s work, as well. That is actually what Pinterest is intended for.
So, if you Pin high-quality content Pins (Pins with a lot of re-pins), Pinterest will reward you with a higher re-pin rate. I know, this must sound unbelievably complicated. But, the more you study Pinterest, the better you will understand their concepts! And, there’s a ton of information on their site!
To help you, I’ve created a free training at Wealthy Affiliate: PINTEREST POINTS.
Please feel free to click and read! It will certainly help you further your full-time Pinterest job!
Now, speaking personally, I deeply believe in God, and couldn’t have done this without His strong guidance. He leads me to the right people, having a direct affect on my huge income with Pinterest. He has showed me ways to succeed by simply my trusting in Him.
You, too, can earn enormous profits by making Pinterest your full-time job. And, if you also believe in God’s favor on your life, He’ll show you your success path. Just saying!
Alright, well, I know that this whole lengthy post was a lot to take in! I simply wanted to share with you all that you can do to succeed with Pinterest. When you get things set up and going with a system all your own, you, too, can establish a great ongoing income. Think of your dreams becoming successful, and stick to them! Believe that there is abundance in your future! Then, bring it on!
I trust this has been helpful to you—and maybe inspiring, too. If you have any questions at all, or maybe some Pinterest tips you would like to share with everyone, you can comment below. Let’s all help each other out!
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