Pinterest and how to make pinning your interests work for you.

While it already is a huge social media site it rapidly growing at an alarming rate and you really need to put it to work for you.

You definitely should add into your social media network as it can supply you with lots of traffic to your website be it to gain visitors to your blog or to purchase merchandise from your online store or simply for affiliate marketing.

Now for a few tips about PINTEREST as you will find starting out it can seem impossible to get people to follow you. (but I don’t care if people follow me) Oh yes you do! You see the more of a following you have the more interesting you become. By interesting I do literally mean interesting not in a personal way but to pinterest itself. The more of a following the more you and you posts will be viewed, the more you are viewed the more valuable your pinterest account becomes in the algorithms that decide what posts to show and how often. The number of followers also make you more attractive to other people as well in several ways actually, Firstly it attracts more followers as people already following you tend to follow them somewhat resembling being the popular kid at school everyone wants to hang out with. Secondly it also gives some credibility to your pins (your story in a picture) Let’s look at it this way even though somewhat a false sense of security let’s be honest about it, Who appears to know more about what they are doing and promoting the account with 50 followers or the account with 5,000 or 25,000?

Don’t let those numbers scare you although it is extremely frustrating at first as people kinda shy away from the quiet little mouse in the corner with no friends but this change change quite quickly but it does take some leg work.

The most effective method for gaining followers on pinterest is quite simply following people in your Niche or area or interest with a considerable amount of followers themselves, Yes it is leeching off them but I would be lying to you if I told you that they didn’t do it themselves. As you start out you will have limits on how many people per hour you can follow before the system will suspect you of the equivalent to spamming. This does fluctuate a bit so know real hard core numbers but start small and try to keep under 25 per hour as you grow you can certainly increase that just start slow and steady.


You will see me mention content over and over throughout this site and with good reason. Content is King it is the value of the internet. If your content is about funny cat pictures that make people laugh then so bit it , It is valuable to them and they will come back for more.

So having followers alone on pinterest while wonderful it is rather useless other then a way to gain more followers but with just followers and no content you will not get traffic which really is the whole point. Make sure you are providing content or value to your boards and pins you build your following.

A great way to provide content and value is by interesting and incentive for people to click on it and therefore going to you website, blog or affiliate offer. There are several ways to do this and one is to simply “pin” other peoples content to your own boards which adds variety and also gives them a reward of traffic so a win win, in the end you really want to create you own, be it pictures of your product for sale or affiliate offer or simply just more readers to your blog increasing your ad revenue possibilities.

There is a program I personally swear by it is called it truly is an invaluable asset for making you own banners , pictures, collages and far more then I could even list here you really need to check it out as it is a massive help for Pinterest