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Pinterest for Business

December 20, 2017

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How I use Pinterest to reach almost 260,000 people in my first 45 days!

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I used to be like many of you.  I used Pinterest on occasion, mostly for personal reasons.  Pinning decor for my dream kitchen or countless recipes, Pinterest was nothing more than a way for me to dream big about a new project or something that might never even happen!

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How Pinterest is changing in 2018

Pinterest is no longer just for wannabe Joanna Gaines’ or to find a yummy recipe.  If you are in an online business, Pinterest is your new best friend.  Pinterest is a search engine, similar to Google.  What makes Pinterest different is that for your end user, searching is very visually appealing.  They are likely to spend more time on Pinterest and look for multiple things.  As of late 2017, Pinterest has added the use of hashtags for searches, making it that much easier for you and your customer to connect!  What’s even better is that unlike Facebook or Instagram, Pinterest pins can be resurfaced for months and even years!  I have pins still getting re-pinned from my photography business that I started 6 years ago!

I spent YEARS trying to rank on Google and get my Facebook posts seen.  Who knew there was an easier way?  Is your current strategy getting you in front of 260k set of eyes per month?

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Pinterest for Business – My process

So what does this mean for you?  How do you use Pinterest for business without spending a ton of time.  In a few minutes, I’m going to explain the scheduler I use to be extremely present on Pinterest.  But first, here is a quick rundown of what I do on Pinterest.

  1.  For any blog post I do, I make 1-3 pinnable images.  I embed long-tail keywords into the alt image along with hashtags.  That way when someone pins my pin directly from my blog, it will show up in more Pinterest searches.
  2. I pin each image to my blog Pinterest board as well as several group boards.  The more group boards you can be a part of, the more your content will get seen.
  3. I use Tailwind, and Tailwind tribes to broadcast my pin to even more viewers as well as schedule pins to stay relevant.  More on scheduling below.
  4. I manually pin about 15 or so pins per day.  They are always vertical, very visually appealing, and niche-specific.
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    These are DAILY views!

Tools to make your Life Easier

I don’t know about you but I don’t really want to spend my entire day on Pinterest.  I mean I could, but I would be pinning dream kitchen pins, not healthy lifestyle pins like I know my readers are looking for #pinterestprobs

Tailwind does the work for me!  Tailwind is an automated service that schedules pins to your boards for the optimal times that Pinterest users are active.  To keep my process efficient, I will batch schedule.  Once a week I will schedule about 25-30 pins per day to go to various boards that my niche specific.  That way my pins are consistent and attractive to my followers.

Tailwind Tribes takes it to the next step!

When I decided to start using Pinterest for business I realized that the more automation and the bigger reach I could get, the better!  I decided to join Tailwind Tribes to enable my content to be seen my even more viewers.  Tailwind Tribes are groups of other Pinterest for business users who are in your niche.  You share each others content so that it gets seen by even more people!  Tailwind starts as low as $9.99 which is a pretty incredible investment considering how many eyes you get on your content!

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Why Pinterest for Business?

As I am trying to grow my blog I realized that the majority of my traffic was coming from Pinterest.  I know make it a priority in my business to have a solid Pinterest strategy.  Tailwind makes it so much easier and the results speak for themselves!  Since implementing this strategy, my blog subscriptions have increasingly grown and I anticipate that to continue into 2018!

So tell me friends are you using Pinterest for business yet?  If you’re on Pinterest, let’s connect!  You can find me here!  @mommafitlyndsey

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These are my personal results, but Tailwind also publishes the Typical Results of Tailwind for Pinterest Members/Typical Results of Tailwind for Instagram Members every year, so you can see what the average growth rate looks like for all of their members.

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46 Comments

  • Chel

    December 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    i didn’t realize pintrest was like this! such great tips

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      right?? its crazy what an amazing business tool it is!

  • Samantha Sali

    December 21, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Great tips! I’ve really neglected my Pinning & you just gave me inspiration to work at it.

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      awesome!!! I’m glad it helped!

  • Melanie

    December 21, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    I’ve been really trying to step up my Pinterest game, so this post was super helpful! I just started using Tailwind and love it, but definitely am not using it the best way I can. Thanks for these tips!

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      oh good!! I’m so glad it helped!

  • Megan

    December 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Pinterest is by far my biggest traffic source. It has made a huge difference for me as a blogger.

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      me too!! that’s how I knew it was worth the investment!

  • Gail

    December 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Great post as my next step isgettkng to grips with pinterest marketing. So useful. Merry Christmas

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      you can totally do it!

  • Courtney Buechle

    December 21, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    This is so helpful! I have been wanting to up my Pinterest game and have been looking into Tailwind but haven’t pulled the trigger. I think iI might have to!

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      you should definitely give it a try and see what happens!

  • Mimi

    December 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Work on my pinterest is one of my NY resolutions, really want to make an effort! Thank you fot this, pinned for future reference 😀

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      you totally should!! Its an amazing tool!

  • Krystin

    December 21, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    These are great tips, I’ve been using Tailwind for a little while but need to be more consistent with it!

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      yes I think that will definitely help!

  • April@LoveOurRealLife

    December 21, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    This is very encouraging. I have yet to invest in Tailwind, but my time is worth $9.99/ month for certain. Thanks for this!

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      its definitely worth the investment!!

  • Beth

    December 21, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I use Pinterest and it’s make a HUGE different in my blog traffic! It’s truly unbelievable! Thanks for the tips about how Pinterest is changing in 2018.

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      I completely agree!!! Its a gamechanger for sure

  • Rebecca Wenzel

    December 21, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    These are great tips! I need to.do more on Pinterest…maybr next year!

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      yes!! it will be well worth it!

  • kara

    December 21, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Wow this is super helpful! I am pinning to reference again later!!

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      I’m so glad it was helpful! thanks for the pin 🙂

  • jhilmil

    December 22, 2017 at 4:58 am

    How inspirational such posts are, I have touched closed to a lac views on Pinterest but I’m yet to achieve your magical figures. Thanks for these suggestions.

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Tailwind girl!! def give it a try!

  • Stefanie

    December 22, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Thanks for this. Super informative. Pinterest is my new bestie!

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      December 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      My bestie too for sure!

  • Angie

    December 22, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this detailed guide. I’ve had such a hard time trying to figure Pinterest out and make sense of it. This cleared a lot of questions up for me!

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      December 22, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      awesome!! I’m so glad it helped!

  • Cait Weingartner

    December 22, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Tailwind. Thanks for sharing your remarkable results, I’m definitely going to give Tailwind a try too!

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      December 22, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Awesome! Can’t wait to hear how it works for you!

  • Melissa

    December 22, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    All of your tips resonated with me. I’ve been bloging for a few months and have incorporated all of the tips mentioned above! It does take work, but there are many pros to leveraging pinterest!

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      December 30, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Pinterest is it!! great for you for taking advantage!

  • Dafrastar

    December 22, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks for this! I feel like I do every single thing you mentioned here: I pin 2-3 images per post, create some Pinterest optimized images with text, use tailwind and post 10+ times per day; I am still seeing very very few website visits 🙁
    I am hanging in there, but I have been diligent on Pinterest for around 2.5 months and I am a little discouraged.

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      December 30, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      don’t get discouraged! Just keep working on the visual aspect of it and finding the right tailwind tribes. Are you using Pinterest group boards?

  • Anna

    December 23, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Thank you for sharing this one. I am inlove with Pinterest.

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      December 30, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      seriously obsessed over here!

  • Kate

    December 23, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I need to start using Tailwind again… I got lazy about it when the holiday stress started piling up. I definitely need to up my Pinterest game again after the New Year!

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      December 30, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      it happens!! 2018 is coming soon, there will always be time to start up again!

  • Greta

    December 26, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Pinterest in my favorite platform. Such great tips for 2018!

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      December 30, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      love Pinterest!!!

  • Michael Festus

    December 29, 2017 at 6:58 am

    i didn’t really understand pinterest, but this tips has giving me a clear understanding. Thanks for sharing

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      December 30, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      you’re welcome! I know it can be confusing but keep reading up, it will be worth it!

  • Lindsey

    January 3, 2018 at 12:03 am

    This is a really helpful post. I’ll be working more on my Pinterest strategy in 2018!

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      January 3, 2018 at 11:34 am

      I’m so glad it helps!!

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