How to Grow Your Pinterest – Beginner Style – 1st Month

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I’ve been on Pinterest for roughly a month now, and I must say, it is a crazy (the good kind) community.

First, check out my Pinterest account, here.

Currently, I have 50 followers and over 40k monthly viewers. As a new Pinner (this word crack me up every time), I’m still extremely rough around the edges, so bear with me if you hold more experience. I would really appreciate it if you give me advice on how to Pinterest better.

So, here is what I learn from my first month on Pinterest:

Pinterest is a game-changer for corporations and entrepreneurs because trafficking is hard-core there!

If you’re not pinning, you’re missing out!

1. Activity

I am excruciatingly active on Pinterest despite having Tailwind. Currently, I don’t know what my account niche would be, and that’s okay because, with time, I will figure it out! People say having a niche and plan is important, but sometimes you got to go slow and think throughly before determining. Right now, my goal is to gain an audience – build slowly. Do not rush!

Tailwind is crucial for followers and monthly viewers, and more importantly, it makes everything so much easier.

To be active, you must:

Manually pin – if you’re successful you can just stick to Tailwind and Pin once a week (I’ve read how older Pinners say they only Pin contents once a week)
Check out the Explore and Trending pages and re-pin
Follow relevant Boards

The underline lesson is PIN PIN PIN!

2. Following

I’m not talking about the stalking kind, but follow others. You can’t wait around and wait for people to find you through the massive mountains of millions of others! You support those who are relevant to your page and most likely they will return your favor!

3. Utilize the search bar

Honestly, I use this for two reasons:

One to search for favorite pins.

Two to find out what to name my pins.

I don’t have much to say except that.

4. Pinterest sections

Pinterest introduced a new feature called sections. The sections allow you to organize your pins to target audience, simple and straightforward.

5. Promoted Pins

I have a business account, but I have not promoted pins because of financial reasons – but if you have the income for it, why not? For me, I decided to invest my limited fund elsewhere.

6. Hashtag

Okay, so I didn’t know about this, and now I got to go back and re-do all my descriptions – urg.

I will discuss whether or not hashtag did change my Pinterest account next month!

7. Use an older account

I’ve heard that the longer you’ve had your account, you are deemed to be more trustworthy. An established pinner’s pin will appear more often since it holds a lot of re-pins. So, I do have an older account but, I actually started with zero last month. I’m not certain if that’s good – but we will find out eventually.

8. Board Group

Group boards can be the marketing power-houses – if used correctly. They can increase website traffic – which means: “Hello Readers!”

To start a group board, you can start a new board or use a board you own. If you have a board that has followers, this may be tricky, but it all depends on the so-called niche you decided to flow towards.

Once you have a board created, click on the plus sign to start adding others. Remember to state clearly in your board guidelines (in the description) that to join they must follow the board and you – something that I got to go back and clarify. I recalled reading from many blogs that this is the standard way for accumulating followers – we are still at the testing phase.

9. Poke Pinterest

Pinterest is a lot smarter than you think. Recently, I tested out my cap for followers and darn – I reached it. See? They set a limit for everything to avoid spam! Now, Pinterest loves helping you but remember to pin your new blog posts on Pinterest, pin it to a relevant board first. Create boards that are relevant to your blogs, easy!

10. Tools

Currently, I am using two tools for Pinterest which is TailWind and Canva – both free with limitations. Of course, to be successful, you must invest, and I spent my limited fund on TailWind since there had been many positive feedback about it.

I am still a beginner, so I don’t have much to say, but I’ll keep you update next month!