If you’ve been a part of the blogging scene for more than a day or two, you’ve probably heard bloggers preach that Pinterest is where it’s at.
This fact is absolutely true. There are many forms of social media that you can use to share the content of your blog. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest seem to be the most used among my fellow mommy bloggers. I do use StumbleUpon a bit and I’m trying out Flipboard, but it hasn’t sent any traffic to my blog yet.
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Where does most of my traffic come from? PINTEREST.
Nearly 74% of all my readers in the last month have found me through Pinterest. I currently have almost 1,900 Pinterest followers. The runner up is Facebook, who’s only sent 9% of my readers to me this month.
This wasn’t always the case, though.
In the month of August 2016 I received a whopping 676 unique visitors (compare that to the nearly 4,000 I’ve received in the last 30 days) and most of my traffic was coming from StumbleUpon (32%). Pinterest was only accounting for 13% of my referrals and I had about 200 followers.
I really had no clue what I was doing when it came to Pinterest. Sure, I had a Pinterest account. I had boards. I pinned all my pins to my boards and I made sure I was actively pinning other blogger’s pins to my boards, too.
But nothing was really happening. I kept hearing about “group boards” and “collab boards” and I had no clue, at all, what people were talking about.
That was until I somehow discovered Jen Snyder with Women Winning Online. This woman is amazing!
I signed up for 3 months of Jen’s Facebook group and it was soooo helpful! She’s there to help blogging ladies like you and me become profitable, money making women!
After joining her group I learned that there are 3 steps in creating a profitable blog, the first being to set a good foundation for your blog. Although I thought I was past that stage, it turns out I was wrong. Thanks to her I was able to complete that step and move on to the next one.
About a month into joining her group, I purchased her eBook, Finding Your Tribe Online. At the time Jen was only offering her eBook (no cool extra options like she has now) and it wasn’t filled with nearly as much information as it is now. I paid $17 for it and it was probably the best investment I’ve made for my blog so far!
Her eBook is filled with great information regarding where to find Pinterest group boards and Facebook groups that fit your niche. There’s a list of top bloggers in each niche and information regarding how to reach them for guest posting opportunities. She even includes scripts that show you how to ask about guest posting, joining Facebook groups and asking to become a member of Pinterest boards!
Today this book costs $27 and I believe it is well worth the money, especially with all the extra info she’s added since I purchased the product myself. She has two other options now, too, that go above and beyond the eBook.
For $97 you can get the eBook along with a 4 module course that has 24 videos and 11 checklists to help you find your tribe. This bundle also comes with access to her private Facebook group where you can meet other bloggers and participate in blogging challenges. It’s the same group I partook in last year! I received so much great feedback from my fellow bloggers and learned a ton from her challenges. Although the eBook was an amazing help to me, I’m sure I wouldn’t be where I am now if I hadn’t also participated in that group.
For $172 you get the eBook, the course, the group and a 30 minute 1-on-1 coaching call with Jen herself. I can’t attest to the value of this option, but I can say that I still, to this day, reach out to Jen for help from time to time and she’s never let me down! I can only imagine that a 30 minute phone call with her could do. A chance to really talk to her about where I want my blog to go and what I need to do to get it there would be absolutely helpful!
Not sure if any of these options are right for you? Maybe they are, maybe they aren’t. I don’t know you and I don’t know your blog. What I do know is that if you are a blogger in any of these niches, the eBook is a definite must and will help your blog grow faster than you ever imagined:
- The Business of Blogging
- Personal Finance/Frugal
As you can probably see, I blog about a few different topics. I talk about parenting, I share recipes and crafts, I’m all for frugality and there’s blogging info on my site, too. I consider my niche to be “SAHM Blogger”. I basically just talk about my tips and tricks as a frugal stay-at-home mom who’s living off one income and trying really hard to find a way to make her little blog profitable.
As soon as I purchased FYTO, I went to work. Requesting to join multiple group boards and Facebook groups that felt like they fit my blog well.
My traffic tripled the first day! And it’s only gotten better since then.
NOW ENOUGH ABOUT JEN and FYTO
I love Jen’s product and she’s been super helpful to me for the last 6 months or so, but enough about her! Onto me and what I have to offer you. The real reason you’re reading this!
Sure, FYTO has a ton of niche group boards, but did you know there are some amazing generic blogging boards out there, too?
To be completely honest, those boards are my favorite. Most of them don’t have any crazy rules, you just share your posts with the world! I’m not sure if these boards are better at reaching my target audience than niche boards, I just know they are simple and normally have huge followings.
So, without further ado, here are seven of the best, generic blogging boards on Pinterest:
AWE-INSPIRED BLOGGERS – 100 contributors, 2,600 followers
.BLOGGERS UNITE. – 862 contributors, 7,600 followers
Pin Your Best Pins – 597 contributors, 11,600 followers
POST YOUR BLOG! – 1,882 contributors, 12,400 followers
The Blogging Collective – 416 contributors, 11,800 followers
Top Blogs – Pinterest Viral Board – 5,652 contributors, 42,400 followers
Writers Blog Posts – 655 contributors, 4,000 followers
I belong to each of these boards, so head over, join them and start pinning with me!
As an added bonus, here are 5 of my own boards that are currently open to contributors:
Blogger Round Up – Just another generic blogging board like the ones I listed above.
Everything Canine – Do you ever blog about your pups? If so, you’d be a perfect fit!
Home Decor DIY – For all you crafty people out there.
Mommy & Wife Life – Anything related to being a wife and mom can go here.
Top Blogger Recipes – I’d love to see the delicious recipes you have to share!
I’ll be updating this list periodically, so I recommend you PIN THIS POST and save it for later! Come back soon and check out my new board recommendations!