Before we jump in to the 3 ways to increase your traffic from Pinterest, I want to tell you a bit about a FREE Pinterest Webinar from Andreea Ayers!
Andreea Ayers has been writing for Handmadeology for about 10 months and and brought us some awesome articles about running a creative business. You can read her articles HERE.
If you don’t know, Andreea is an entrepreneur who sold her first business in 2005 for $50,000 and having started a t-shirt company in 2007 where she reached six figure sales within her first year, she was able to pay herself and sustain her family from day one. She also got her products into over 300 stores and more than 200 media outlets, all while working part time so she could stay at home with her first baby and then her second.
Andreea has put together a FREE webinar that is going to teach you the ins and outs of Pintererst. You will learn how to to profit with Pinterest, increase your traffic, reach more targeted buyers, and get more sales!
You can Sign up for FREE HERE.
It is no secret that Pinterest is the fastest growing social media site this year. The average time spent on the site by users is over 90 mins. Getting your creative business on Pinterest is must, but just being there is only a small part of the battle. Knowing and understanding how Pinterest works for your business is the next step.
There are 3 major steps you can take right now to boost your traffic and increase your sales from Pinterest.
The Pinterest Creative Connection
Each week Handmadeology hosts The Pinterest Creative Connection, where creative business owners can come and post their links and connect with other like minded business owners.
You can read all about it HERE.
As you can see so far this picture has 218 comments, 176 likes and 192 repins. My traffic from Pinterest skyrocketed in the days when this was going down.
Tips for engaging your followers, fans, and customers.
1. Create a call to action and hold the conversation on Pinterest
2. Ask your fans to like, and repin your pin.
3. When you are engaging with your followers use the @ symbol in front of their name and they will be notified.
4. Share your actual pin all over. Tweet it, share it on Facebook , and bookmark it. The more you do the more exposure your pins will get.
5. Always have a link to your site in the text of your pin. The picture will link back to your site, but adding one more clickable link will only help increase your traffic.
Pinning Service offered by Handmadeology
Less than a month ago we introduced a pinning service for Etsy sellers. For $5 we will pin or repin 10 of your Etsy items . You can check out all the details HERE.
Learning – Webinar
There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not learning something new about promoting my creative business. One of the Handmadeology guest writers is holding a FREE Pinterest webinar this week and next that will teach you tons about promoting your creative business on Pinterest. If you want to learn how to increase your traffic, and sales this webinar is a must!
You can find all the details and Sign up for free HERE.
Take the time this week to seriously consider looking to Pinterest to promote your creative business. The number one referring site to my blog is Pinterest followed closely by Facebook.