Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic With Pinterest
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What is traffic?
And why do you need it? Traffic is visitors to your website. Having visitors is necessary to have a successful blog. Successful in the sense that you can make money from it.
The more traffic you have, the more you can make!
Here is how it works.
First, you “monetize” your blog. There are many ways to do this:
- Selling physical products
- Selling digital products
- Earning from ads
- Affiliate Marketing
- And so on.
Get your blog set up so offers are there that interest people. Make sure you are monetizing with items that are of interest to your readers. For example if you have a cooking blog, you might review juicers, microwave ovens, or any other kitchen appliance. Your review then has hyperlinks in it to the actual product, usually on Amazon. You need to become an Amazon “Associate” to get sales from Amazon. This is affiliate marketing. You earn a commission. You don’t need to have the item in possession, or ship it, or even take care of any customer service! It’s just a traffic flow (made that term up myself!). People come to your blog (that’s the traffic). A person reads something that compels then to take action, such as clicking the hyperlink. The traffic flow is now from your blog to Amazon (or wherever else you have set up an affiliate marketing). Boom, done.
That’s one way to earn money. Forwarding people on to buy something elsewhere for which you receive a commission.
Another popular way is selling things directly on your site. An easy way to get started with this is to sell digital products. Digital products are well, anything digital! This is often a course, an eBook, etc. Back to the cooking blog example – you could write a cookbook or other material related to cooking and make money selling your book. You sell it as a PDF file or other type of file, not a physical book you have to ship. This has been a very successful way people make money on their blog. Have some specialized knowledge you can share? Record some videos. You then have a course that you can sell. Many people are doing this and making great money.
The more people visiting your blog, the more moolah you will earn. It’s that simple. There is a direct relationship of how many visitors you have with how many sales or affiliate commissions you will receive. More traffic means more earnings. Not everyone visiting your blog will buy something. Percentage very few will. That’s why you need a good amount of traffic to make this work.
So back to traffic! There are two types of traffic – paid and free. An example of paid traffic is running Facebook ads. You pay Facebook to run your ads, which hopefully engage people to visit your blog. The key point is – you paid to go after those visitors. It might work, or it might not.
Free traffic is having visitors to your blog that did not cost you anything to engage them to do so. Free traffic comes to your blog because they are already interested something you offer, be it content (good blog posts) or an enticing offer.With me so far?
Pinterest Traffic is Gold
Pinterest is the best place to get free traffic. With it’s search features, visual approach (the pins!) and the organization of topics by using topic specific boards, Pinterest is a win-win. Or maybe not.
Why not? Glad you asked. Here’s the deal. Pinterest does a great job of engaging people. When you are on there, aren’t you drawn to many things you see? Do you look at your feed and feel dazzled by all the pins you see? (I sure do!). Do you then click on a pin to see it close up? This is what a gazillion people do. And that is where most of them end their engagement. The real question is not how many people have been interested in your pin. The real measurement that counts is – how many people clicked through to get to your blog page that the pin points to.In other words, your pin is like a door. Will they open the door and see your blog?
A winning combination is great pins, great content on your blog, and a way to entice people to make the leap from your pins to your blog. How can this be done?
I recently took a great course about this. I learned so much about Pinterest traffic! I have started to implement what I learned, and perhaps you are here because of that! See what I mean. I learned how to complete the bridge from my pins being seen, to people actually clicking through to my blog. Yes and yes!
This course is called Pinterest Traffic Avalanche.
This is very comprehensive course. There are over 30 videos providing hours of training. There are downloadable PDFs of the material if you prefer to read it instead.
The authors of this course are very successful on Pinterest and earn as much as $50,000 in a month!. Yes – in one month! That’s more than many people make in a year.
In the course you get to see what they have done.
Some highlights I found helpful are:
- Pinning Strategies
- Scheduling pinning using Tailwind
- How to best utilize group boards (not all are worth being in)
- Detailed comparisons of good and bad pins (great pointers here)
- Rich pins and viral pins
and let’s not forget..
How to stay out of Pinterest Jail! I immediately changed my pinning method after watching this.
There is much, much more in the course. You can learn more by clicking here.
I have been around the “make money online” block many times. I tried selling tee shirts on Facebook. Someone bought one! – that was me. From there I branched out to mugs and other print on demand goods. I did make a few sales, but nothing to write home about.
I wrote some books to sell on Kindle. Moderate success. Made a bit of money – let’s call it lunch money. However around that time I met someone online who teaches people how to be a dog breeder. That’s his niche. He wrote a book that he sells directly from his website for around $18. He has sold hundreds, if not thousands of copies. After finding out about that, I gave up on Kindle! This is what I meant above about selling digital goods directly from your blog.
I mention this story to demonstrate how relatively easy it is to make money from your blog. Have something to sell, something that is useful to your niche audience, and then all you need is for people to come to your blog. The special ingredient? Traffic!
Pinterest Traffic Avalanche
Pinterest Traffic Avalanche is a course that will help you grow your blog audience and earn more.
Ever see the amazing income reports some bloggers post? I don’t know about you but when I see those my jaw drops. I think to myself “I got get me some of that!” Now I have the directions for getting on that road. Lauren and Alex have shared how they are so successful. Thanks Alex and Lauren!
So many bloggers are bringing in the bucks. And so can you and I. All we need is the tools to do this. What we need are
- Great Content
- Great Pins
- Great Strategies
- .. and traffic!
Pinterest is a goldmine for engaging with people who are interested in what you have. Traffic from Pinterest is a win.
One more thing – when you go to the course page, and scroll down, you’ll get to the listing of the course lessons. At first it doesn’t seem like much. Click on the little down arrow and the listing expands. There is much more to see after expanding the list. Here is a picture to show you what I mean…
When you click on the down arrow you see the full course offering. Lots to see!
Alex and Lauren show you everything that has made their two blogs extremely successful. You know about Pinterest, now learn about getting traffic to your blog from Pinterest.
And good luck!