One month ago, I had used Pinterest once or twice. It was something I used to look for inspiration but never could be bothered to use it very much. I never really thought I was cool or creative enough to use it on a regular basis so I wasn’t interested in being able to grow on Pinterest. But then we put a deposit down on a new place and a went a ~ little ~ crazy pinning ideas for new decor (check the board here if you’re interested).
Over a few days after that I became more than a little, okay a lot, obsessed with Pinterest. I ended up watching tons of videos on YouTube about Pinterest and realised it can generate some serious traffic if you take it seriously. This was when I started considering tactics to grow on Pinterest.
But, frankly, I couldn’t be bothered.
I all day every day working on content creation, or doing admin around it. And I LOVE that. That’s why I’ve worked to make it my career. But it changes things, Instagram is no longer just Instagram when it becomes your job. A late night scroll doesn’t have the same pure pleasure when your inbox is full and you feel an immense pressure to empty it. Or when seeing a cute dress sparks the idea for a blog post and you ~ have ~ to write it down straight away.
So I was stuck, I wanted Pinterest to be somewhere I went purely for fun. But I felt like I was missing a massive opportunity to generate traffic to my content and share images I love with even more people. I decided against ‘taking it seriously’ and just keeping it fun. But then a few days later a video came up in my YouTube suggested about a website called Tailwind.
Tailwind essentially helps you to schedule pins to your boards and help become more consistent there. Now a couple of times a week when I fall into a Pinterest binge instead of pinning direct to my boards I schedule them. About 12 pins a day go out to my boards throughout the day and I don’t do anything differently.
According to my analytics, I’m now at 76k monthly unique visitors. My blog traffic has gone up and I even made a few sales through affiliate links and made a little cash. Yasssssss ??
If you’re interested in fashion, homeware or pupper Pinterest boards you can check mine out here and if you have any other growth tips let me know! Let’s grow on Pinterest together!