Pinterest is one of the hidden treasures to get traffic for your website. Pinterest is not a social media, basically, it’s just a search engine like Google, Bing, yahoo etc.
You need to create images, which is known as pins and you need to upload those pins with Pinterest.
You should write a clear description and title for your pin. Based on the keywords, the Pinterest search engine will show your pin to their audience.
To save a pin, you need a board, so you need to create boards to save your pins.
For example, if you select the fitness niche, you need to create boards and you must name those boards with keywords like, ‘health and fitness’, ‘Best fitness tips’ etc. and also you need to give the proper description for all the boards in which you need to include the keywords.
So, let’s see how we can do this.
By this end of the article, you will know,
- How to get started with Pinterest.
- How to create beautiful pins.
- How to promote your affiliate links on Pinterest.
- Importance of group board.
- How to join group boards.
Please note that Pinterest will not allow some affiliate links directly to promote. Hence we must write a blog post for our product and we will promote our blog post on Pinterest and try to get more sales.
You May Also Read: how to start successful online business using blog.
And Also About: affiliate marketing for beginners.
If you don’t have a blog, you can create a free website from blogspot.com or wordpress.com. Alternatively, you can use SiteGround or BlueHost, to create a new website using your own domain.
Ok, Now let’s jump into our topic.
How to get started with Pinterest?
You need to create at least 15 different boards and you should save other people pins. Because you should not put your profile empty. So just save 20-30 other people pins into your profile for 10 days.
You need to follow the followers of the similar accounts of you and in Pinterest, you will get 30-35% follow back. You need to follow 200 people per day. From that, you will get 60 follow back.
Once you have added your website, you need to follow some instructions on Pinterest to verify your website.
How to create pins
To create pins, you need 2 things, one is images and another one is editing tool.
Do not take or download images from google. Because more than 90% of google images are subjected to copyrights. So, you will face unnecessary problems, if you put google images.
To get free images, there are lots of websites available. You can use any of them. I will mention some of the websites below, you can download free images to create any posts for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest or even for your blog also.
You can download any images from the above websites.
Once you have downloaded, you need to edit those images and create a perfect pin.
To do that, there is a free tool available called canva.com.
Once you went to canva.com, you need to create a pin. For that, you need to select add new and then choose a custom dimension.
Also, Read About: Effective Advertising Agency
You need to choose height as 1500 pixels and width as 1200 pixels.
After that, you need to upload the images or you can use the canvas images also. Then you need to enter some keywords on your pins and change the background and text colour. Once you have done, you can save.
I will mention some pins below, you can create your own pins like these, based on your niche.
These above-mentioned pins have very high CTR above 15-20%. The average CTR on Pinterest is 2-3%.
You can edit your pins on canva.com and make it more attractive to get high CTR.
How to promote your article on Pinterest?
You need to give the proper title and 4-5 lines clear description with proper keywords and then they will be an option called add the destination link, you need to put the URL of the blog which you are going to promote.
You must create at least 5 new pins every day. Once you post that into your personal board, you need to save the same pins into other boards.
As I already mentioned, you need to follow 200 people every day.
If you did everything right, you can generate massive traffic from Pinterest.
The main thing is you need to select correct images and convert them into a beautiful pin and you should write proper description and headings for your board and for your pins.
Importance of group boards.
Since you are a beginner, it is very hard to grow on Pinterest. So, once you get around 1000 followers, you should join other people boards which are known as group boards.
Group boards are very effective in Pinterest, you can able to post your pin to other people followers if you put that pin in a group board.
For example: if you joined as a contributor in one of the top group board and that board is having 1 million followers, your pin can reach for that 1 million followers. So, it is easy to get more visitors, if you are the part of large group boards.
But the problem is the group board admin will not accept you if you are a beginner. You need at least 1000 followers to join a group board which is having 15-20k followers.
To join the group board, you need to search some keywords on the search bar based on your niche.
Once you find the keyword, you can able to find the board admin and you need to send a message to the board admin to invite you as a contributor.
If you request for 15 group boards, you will get a response from one or two people which is more than enough to kick start.
Thank you for reading this article, have a nice day.