One super cool part about being an online influencer is the ability to work with and promote brands that I use and love on a daily basis. I’ve worked with some amazing brands from Isopure to Urban Remedy and it’s like Christmas morning every time I get a package of something to test out.
I also love being able to give my readers a review and inside peek at products I endorse and feel will add value to their lives.
About a year ago, I decided I wanted this to become my full time job (hobby to jobby) and I knew that it was going to take a big increase in my stats to get brands like Aquafresh to see the value in partnering with me. Typically, these brands seek bloggers who have a growing number of page views and high quality of social media traffic and interactions. As you know in the influencer/blogger world, more traffic also means you can charge a higher rate; free product is phenom, but it doesn’t pay for diapers!
But how did I get to that point of getting selected for these opportunities?
It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t overnight, but I noticed one social media platform that was shining way brighter than all the rest.
Currently (as of 8-20-15), Pinterest is my #1 traffic source and is driving in 56% of my traffic. Some of my pins have had over 9K repins and I have 3900+ followers.
I started pinning my blog posts that I thought my readers would find helpful and want to refer back to because of the content and value I gave them. I noticed a big spike in traffic after a few months and started digging into my stats. Pinterest was becoming my #1 traffic source even when I wasn’t posting constantly like I would be on Facebook or Instagram.
The thing about Pinterest is that it has a domino effect. For example, one of my popular blog posts has been pinned over 25K times. From those 25,000 pins, people have “re-pinned”, which keeps funneling people back to my blog.
So if you are an online influencer/blogger who creates content with value for your readers, I have something for you.
Oh and it’s free.
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In this free workbook, I walk you through the beginning steps to get your Pinterest set up and get people to take you (and your brand) seriously. You work through each section by answering some questions and then completing some adult homework (since it’s back to school!)
Section 1: How to clean up the cobwebs and showcase your brand more clearly
Section 2: How to really sparkle with images, boards and using keywords
Section 3: How to optimize to monetize
In addition, each week I will be checking back in and talking about Pinterest to get you glowing even more. I will have more tools and videos for you to learn the tricks that I have used to grow and GLOW Variety by Vashti.
Still needing some extra direction? No problem! You might want to check out my consultation services so we can team up and dive into your brand. Two heads are better than one!
So don’t wait to download your free GLOW Your Pinterest workbook and let me know what great things you are doing with Pinterest! #GlowAndGrow