Pinterest is rising fast.
Some experts say it is now the number 2 social media network behind only Facebook.
But is it worth your time as a small or home business owner?
Can Pinterest really help you drive traffic and make more sales?
Sounds like it’s time for an experiment.
Now first let me say this… I’m not big into social media. Sure, as you can see at the far right of this page, I have about 1000 followers on Facebook. But I don’t do much with Facebook other that post my newsletter issues and contact potential JV partners occasionally.
I never really got into Twitter or Instagram either. I guess I’d rather spend my free time on the golf course rather than posting in social media. In know, share on me. I really need to be more involved in social media — especially if I want to generate more free website traffic and the passive income that comes along with it.
The fact is, I get most of my website traffic from my 80k BizWeb eGazette email subscribers. Each time I write a post I send out an email to my subscribers and my traffic and sales get a nice boost. I also get some organic traffic from search engines.
But since I kinda missed the boat with Facebook (I’m too cheap to pay for advertising there) and other social media networks, I figured why not try out the next fast rising star – Pinterest.
So I just joined for free at the Pinterest for Business sign up page. Now what?
Well, after some initial research it is clear that I need to take the following steps to get started…
- Set up my Pinterest account by adding some unique “boards” on topics I like
- Create or find some interesting content and images to share
- Start pinning up my images and link them to my website pages
- Monitor my Pinterest numbers to see if it is working
But here’s the thing…. as I mentioned, I’m kinda lazy.
So I can’t see myself working their platform every day, creating and pinning up images and what-not. That sounds like a lot of work! Therefore, I’ve decided that I’m going to take a short cut.
For starters, I found and ordered this gig at fiverr – he sets up my Pinterest account for me, including the boards, then pins up some images from my site. That will take care of steps one through three above and set the ball rolling.
I’ll report back soon with my progress!