Pinterest is usually by far the number one source of traffic to my blog! Getting new traffic to my blog is super important because those people sign up for my e-mail list where they hear from me regularly and ultimately become customers. The thing is, all the other social media channels combined don't even bring a quarter of the traffic that Pinterest does for me. So you're probably wanting my secret for driving loads of Pinterest traffic to my blog. I’m a huge fan of sharing everything I know, so I’m definitely going to spill the beans.
However, my big Pinterest secret is probably not quite what you’re expecting to hear. It’s also ridiculously easy but requires a lot of self control. I’ve been reflecting a lot on why I’ve had so much success with Pinterest and here’s the number one reason: I pretty much ignored all the other social media channels.
Yes, that’s right! To succeed on Pinterest, I had to give up trying to succeed in a lot of different areas. It really paid off. The day I started this blog, my number one goal was to grow and nurture my e-mail list. My number two goal was to become a Pinterest pro and drive traffic to my blog with Pinterest. All other goals were secondary.
As you know we all have a mere 24 hours in a day. Not only that but we have a limit to how much information and knowledge we can really absorb each day. That means that not only was I not spending time posting to my Facebook page, I also wasn’t spending time reading and learning about how to improve Facebook engagement. Instead I spent my learning energies finding out how to improve my Pinterest traffic.
What all this means is that I’m not a Facebook or Instagram expert. I had to give that up in order to totally rock Pinterest. However, this allowed me to make progress in my business a lot faster than if I had tried to divide my energies and focus on everything all at once.
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