It’s kind weird to write about other people having success. Nevertheless, success is a success. Right? It’s as close as it can be because I’ll be talking about my good friends’ success. I’m sure that this story will be my own in a few months time. I know by now that it’s hard reality and quite easy to make Pinterest a full time job. So, let’s dig in 🙂 .
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Having success should be weird. If you don’t do blogging and all you know about it is so distant and to be honest, it is way overwhelming. In time things start to settle. It all becomes much clearer. Doable in a way.
So, here it is. I’m about to share some awesome tips on how to make Pinterest a full time job. It is cool, right?
First I feel like I need to share my story with you. It’s gonna be really quick one.
My day job is really a soul-sucking kind of job. My boss over here is a kind of person who makes everything even worse than it should be. So, I was left with nothing else than looking for a way to build an exit strategy. So, I started looking for it.
There it was. It wasn’t hard to find if you know what you’re looking for. Amongst all cool things I found an awesome podcast from The Side Hustle Show featuring Rosemarie Groner from The Busy Budgeter.
All the rest is easy 🙂 . OK, not so easy. I still have to explain how it everything works to really make Pinterest a full time job.
In the podcast I mentioned above that interviewed Rosemarie Groner, I learned how having a blog could be a very lucrative business. There are so many blogs out there, so it’s very overwhelming for probably everyone to just think about starting his or her own blog from scratch. But, by using some of the tips and a few tricks I kinda figured It’s doable.
I’ll give you a very condensed version of what exactly you need to get started with your own blog.
Telling you to find yourself a niche is probably something you do know already. If not, you really have to do so. You must have some interest in something. Having that you have your niche. Easy as that. Make sure to have at least 10 blog posts before you apply for AdSense. AdSense is a money maker don’t forget about it.
Launch your blog with SiteGround. Check out the blog post about SiteGround. They are by far the most recommended hosting service. It’s only $3,95. From there you will install WordPress (it’s a free and open-source content management system). After you’ve done with all this, you can start having some really good time with it. Picking the themes. There are lots and lots of free ones that work just great. Or you can pick up paid one which is still right next to nothing really. You can also have someone fix everything concerning setting up your theme also for next to nothing.
Then you should sign up for Google Adsense. They will place the ads on your site and that’s actually a large portion of your future income. It works in the way that Google pays you from how many people see your ads. That’s pretty cool, don’t you think?
Step #4 will Help You Make Pinterest a Full Time Job
Up until now, it was for people who don’t own a blog. If you already do own it, then you know pretty much everything I’ve spoken about. Just skip to the bottom.
All right, so now we’re starting the real stuff. It’s the Pinterest time. You will want to start up a Pinterest Business Account. It’s completely free and it will allow you to connect your website to Pinterest. It may sound a bit complicated, but I assure you it’s not. It’s pretty straightforward and Pinterest will walk you through it. Once it’s connected, you’ll be able to access your Pinterest analytics in your menu bar and see how many views and click-throughs to your site you’re getting.
It allows you to turn your pins into rich pins (I’ll explain how to produce your own pins later). Now, what’s that you may ask? Have you ever noticed how the majority of pins on Pinterest have a title beneath in bold? Well, that’s a rich pin. It basically helps your ranking on Pinterest. In other words, Pinterest will start to see you as an actual influencer on Pinterest and put you in front of more people. Also, it’s just eye-catching. And, after all it helps you to make Pinterest a full time job.
Setting up the Boards and Get on the Group Boards
Start setting up the boards. As soon as possible. To start pinning you don’t need to have any content on your blog. Just start pinning. Don’t go crazy with the niche selection. No black magic or stuff like that. The best niches for Pinterest can be easily found all over the internet.
Next thing you have to do is to get on Group Boards. Group boards are basically boards where the main owner of the board allows other people pin their pins on the owner’s board. So let’s say you get on a group board owned by someone with over 100k followers.. well then you almost have an entire audience of 100k followers to put your content in front of. That’s why it’s so easy to make Pinterest a full time job.
This is a very important part. Please, make sure you get it!
How to find and how do you sign up for group boards? There are two ways to do it.
First, you can go through some of your favorite bloggers’ accounts and see what group boards they’re on (it’ll have a small icon in the corner of the board of three people figures).
Two, you can go to PinGroupie site and search for group boards by the keywords. At the top, there are drop-down lists and you can search for group boards with a high amount of followers and/or a high repin rate (a high repin rate means that the group board has an active following that is pinning much of the content from that board).
Remember this. Don’t be overwhelmed by how big of a following someone has or how nice it looks. I had a few different profiles so far and every time I was asked to be apart of as many group boards as I could and got accepted to many. Yes, I was denied many times, but I still got onto huge group boards with huge followings.
The moment you find the group boards you want to join, email the board owner (if there’s an email provided in the board description) which will be the first person shown at the top with board contributors. If they don’t have that, try with their site and contact them from there. If they don’t have that either, put a comment on their most recent pins and ask to join from there. Make sure you write a very polite and friendly message! Make yourself stand out!
You simply have to put in an effort and apply to many group boards. You’ll be rewarded with the good result. That is a fact. It’s the numbers game.