LINKS & A BRIEF HISTORY

CONTINUING ON IN PINTEREST

My Pinterest "hobby" has quickly turned into a way of life, and has become a continual daily habit that I make sure I implement into my day! If you aren't involved in Pinterest yet, now is the time to dive in! Just this past April, major changes in their algorithm took place, improving their whole system!

Before I get into the heart of this training, and instead of repeating information from past posts, I will provide you my links as part of this introduction:

MY PAST PINTEREST LINKS:

FIRST, A BRIEF HISTORY

The Pinterest phenomenon began in December of 2009 and is exactly 9 years old. It began as an open beta site by invitation only while being developed. Contrary to what it was back then, Pinterest now allows businesses of all types to promote products, and it has rapidly become the most sought after marketplace in existence today!

Last year, Pinterest raised $150 million from a group of investors, making it become valued at a whooping $12 billion! With over 200 million active users, over 85% of whom are women, Pinterest traffic is over-the-top viral! Out of all my websites, Ladies Night In has the most traffic, which makes sense reading the statistics on women users.

I am so happy you have decided to follow my training and are looking to excel to the next level of your business with Pinterest! It is a decision of excellence, I can assure you!

Thank you for the outpouring of requests to do this training---and for lighting a match under me!



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lakbar12 Premium
I love Pinterest. Where have I been this entire time? I am so glad to have found your training. I have noticed that Pinterest is the only social media platform according to my GA that is giving me any traction but, the problem is since their major update I have lost all traffic.

Now, I have to really buckle down and learn Pinterest so, I will be stalking your Pinterest training.

By the way, you also answered my question that I have been wondering about Tailwind, so they are useful. I guess I will end up keeping that account.


Thank you, Erin! Yes, let's get our pin on...Happy Pinning

Kisha
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herinnelson Premium
Hey, Kisha and so happy that you found me and came by! In my opinion, Pinterest is the best traffic source. But, when their algorithm changed, I lost followers and traffic, too. It's back up to what it was back then, though.

A helpful hint: If you can include some posts directed at women, then post Pins for them, the 85% of women on Pinterest will eat it up! For instance, Women Power, Women Entrepreneurs, etc. Just a hint! Stalk away on this training! It's good to provide it to you! xo

Erin :)!
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lakbar12 Premium
Thanks so much, Erin! I will definitely be stalking your training.

Thank you for the hints. I will take your advice on gearing my pins towards Women. That is definitely good to hear that your traffic is back to normal. I am still trying to get my traction back but, I know with your training I will be able to.

Thanks for all of your help! Have answer weekend.
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roxydog1312 Premium
I have been pinning for years, and I found WA on Pinterest, so yes Pinterest has been a big part of my life for quite a while. I was so excited when training this past week covered pinterest. I'm going to go for it and put at least one pin in every day. I already have quite a following there. Thanks for the post!
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herinnelson Premium
That's amazing, Rhonda! So happy to connect with you! It is so easy to spend hours on Pinterest pinning and communicating with others.---and SO beneficial to our business! Nice to have you view my training! xo

Erin :)!
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Jfishinla Premium
These are really helpful and thanks so much. But I have run into this before when instructions say to paste something into the code. Does that mean into the story on a blog post? Or is there someplace else. Is the html code in the post, or on the them, or in a widget, or a plugin?
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, pasting code can get confusing sometimes. There are many circumstances when you paste code to either the header, within the theme or in widgets. This training may help you figure it all out:
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queenredgie Premium
Hi
Is the Multiple Income Streams board you show above on your site and a link to your Pinterest Board on the related subject? Not sure how you make an income with Pinterest? Have a Pinterest account and now and then I might add something to it but not sure what I am doing??
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ZEGU Premium
Hopefully, this training helps:
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herinnelson Premium
Great one, Euphemia! Thanks for stepping in! xo

Erin :)!
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, Ann. On my site, I promote different affiliate programs. I Pin the photos for each one on Pinterest with the link back to my website. The traffic then grows!

Erin :)!
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Ilona3 Premium
Hi Erin! Thank you for the training. I already have a business account on Pinterest. It has become my favourite social media. It's just awesome. I pin something everyday. But how does affiliate marketing work there? Should I connect it with my blog and create pins to gain traffic to my blog posts?
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Ilona! Absolutely! You can link each photo to your website for each blog you write, program you promote or affiliate item you list to gain traffic. Do this each day and watch your traffic rise! Happy to connect with you, my new friend!

Erin :)!
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Ilona3 Premium
Thank you! ;)
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure! Have fun! xo
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MAXINEG Premium
Awesome, Erin. Simply awesome! This exensive Pinterest and

Tailwind training will help many of us. Before I was blaise about

trying to succeed with Pinterest. Now, I am very encouraged

You have stripped the cob web from my eyes and nt understanding

if pinning, scheduling and trubes is much clearer.

I left some questions below and I will patiently await your response.

Thank you for this excellent training on Pinterest .

Blessings

Maxine
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herinnelson Premium
You're so very welcome, my dear! I'm very happy that it has helped further your interest and understanding as you move forward in your business!

Erin :)!
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CandiGirl71 Premium
This is just the information I needed to link my accounts. Thanks so much, Erin! I love Pinterest and use it every day, but didn't know how to use it with WA like I wanted. Now I can. The vision is clear. You're wonderful for sharing so much wisdom! I'm very grateful.

Candice
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herinnelson Premium
Hi, Candice! So nice to see you again, my dear! xoxo Thank so much for your wonderful and enthusiastic words! I'm so happy to provide extensive information about Pinterest for you, and wish you continued success!

Erin :)!
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Always look forward to your very informative posts, Erin :) Your tutelage is irreplaceable!
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herinnelson Premium
Thank you so much for your encouragement and kind words, Candace! You are a Blessing to me!

Erin :)!
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YanFellow Premium
I still don't really understand the purpose of Boards.

I've been creating a new Board for each Blog Post and Pinning 6 Pins (photos) from that Post to it. So I have quite a few Bioards, each with 6 Pins on it.

Presumably, that's not the way to do it? 😱

Why not? What (detrimental) effect will it have?

Ian
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merlynmac Premium
Boards are a way of organizing pins. For example I have a board for my site. I also have boards inside of that board for various categories (make money, post-processing and so on). I will then place pins in the relevant board (if it's about making money it goes on the make money board). If I have a post that doesn't fit a category I then put that in the main board.
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YanFellow Premium
So what's wrong with the way I'm doing it?

Ian
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merlynmac Premium
My only concern would be if someone only follows one of your boards instead of a top board and all the sub-boards. Other than that...nothing.
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YanFellow Premium
So I could have a Board for my site and all these individual Boards coukd be Boards within the main site Board. Would that work better?

Or is having one Board per Post not necessary? I'd just create lots of Pins (varying numbrs) per Blof Post and stick them all to the one Board. ramdomly, as it would seem to be?

Ian
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merlynmac Premium
Check out mine for an example of how I did it:

https://www.pinterest.com/merlynmac/mavic-mainacs/
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YanFellow Premium
Ah :-) So you have one Board for your site but then four sub-Boards within that. So people can sub to your main Board or to the individual Boards/topics?

Each Board only has a few Pins. Is that enough? Each of my Posts has 6 Pins. So you'd only have 1 Pin per Post?

Ok, need to learn more about this, it's really not making sense :-(

Thansk you for your help and patience.
Ian
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merlynmac Premium
Yes, it’s not enough yet but I setup my boards like I setup my categories on my site so, as I write more posts for a particular category, those boards will get more pins.
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herinnelson Premium
Perfectly explained, Scott! That's how I'm working it, too. Boards with subcategories and related Pins.

Erin :)!
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herinnelson Premium
You're getting the hang of it, Ian. You're off to a great start! Take Scott's advice. It's all about organization. Once you're organized, as you write articles and create Pins for them, you can add each to the Boards you have set up.
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YanFellow Premium
Ok, thanks :-)
Ian
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herinnelson Premium
It's similar to creating categories for your blog posts on your website, Ian. You have one website (Board) with many blog posts (Pins), and you create categories for them to differentiate the subjects.
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YanFellow Premium
Ok, thanks, Erin :-)
Ian
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herinnelson Premium
You're quite welcome! Let me know how you're doing!
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YanFellow Premium
👍
:-)
Ian
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Hey Erin,
This is a platform that I have always wanted to get into but never understood how. I have bookmarked all your training to refer to when I get stuck. I have a niche that I think would appeal more to women. I have tried promoting it but it doesn't seem to be working.

I really need to research your training!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Elaine! Let me know if you have questions along the way! I'd be happy to answer them!

Erin :)!
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HarveyBrown Premium
Thank you Erin, lots of information to digest and impliment.
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herinnelson Premium
I guess I got a bit carried away, Harvey, (haha) but just absorb it little by little. :)

I love having you here!

Erin :)!
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HarveyBrown Premium
Thank you.
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure!
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JerryMcCoy Premium
Thanks for the training.
Jerry
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herinnelson Premium
You're quite welcome, Jerry! Glad to provide my knowledge and enthusiasm!

Erin :)!
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DCain2 Premium
well ...I just signed up for pinterest never been there before in my life. Now here I am and I just cant get a grasped on what im supposed to do here? any ideas?
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herinnelson Premium
An awesome decision, Debra! You can go through my Pinterest links above and the ones here, and implement this current training, as well. If you search "Pinterest" above, you will find several others who have posted about it, too. There are some great walk-throughs on the Pinterest site if you get stuck.

Take it slow, get the hang of it, and you will begin to LOVE it!

I am here for you if you have any questions.

Erin :)!
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msmia62 Premium
It's like going to the mall DCain2, stroll around look at all the nice pictures, type in something in the search, crocheting, dresses, vitamins. Anything that might interest you. Get use to what Pinterest does. Don't worry about jumping in right away until you get more familiar with your surroundings. When you do, you're gonna love it. You don't have to go nowhere fast, until you know where you're going.


All the best


msmia62
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merlynmac Premium
BTW, I found these by typing Pinterest in the search field up top here.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks for providing these, Scott!
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merlynmac Premium
Any time!
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herinnelson Premium
I love your dreamy description to Debra, Joeann! It sounds like a wonderful place to visit and shop! You set the perfect visual "Picture!"

Erin :)!
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herinnelson Premium
WA ROCKS!
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herinnelson Premium
:)!
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JelenaBB Premium
woe! Amazing training! I live Pinterest and that's my main social network for bringing traffic to my sites.
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, you are a true inspiration to me, Jelena, and a wonderful advocate! xo

Erin :)!
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JelenaBB Premium
thank you Erin :)
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, dear! xo
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dchapman3 Premium
Great training and very detail that makes it very useful. I am in the early stages of using Tail Wind, but already see positive results.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks for your reassurance and confirmation, Don! It's always a pleasure to read your replies!

Erin :)!
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Jenny28 Premium
Thank you Erin for your great training. I have learned something, and will definitely sign up for Tailwind.
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herinnelson Premium
Perfect, Jenny! I'm so happy I could give you some insight, my dear!

Erin :)!
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msmia62 Premium
Well now... that info was just totally right on time. And just totally awesome!!! Got my ear to the ground and listening for the stampede:) Looking forward to the next one. Well written, congrats.


Best wishes


Joeann
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herinnelson Premium
Ha, ha! Thanks so much for your kind remarks, Joeann! Timing is everything! Try not to get trampled! LOL xo

Erin :)!
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NeptuneSiver Premium
Super Nice I have an account I was going to post all my website on it
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herinnelson Premium
Perfect decision, Sherman! Let me know how that works out for you! Wishing you great success!

Erin :)!
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NeptuneSiver Premium
Thank You
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herinnelson Premium
It's my pleasure!
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Very impressive, thanks Erin!

Nick
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, Nick! Glad to provide important and timely information about Pinterest!

Erin :)!
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Andries2 Premium
Thank you for this great post. I definitely going to implement these points.
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herinnelson Premium
That's awesome, Andries! I'm happy you came by and know it will be worth your while! Wishing you great outcomes!

Erin :)!
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