Growing up, you could imagine I wasn’t saying “when I grow up I want to be a blogger.” Yet here I am, and you know what? It feels good.
I work when I want to work, I get to stay at home with my children, and I am my own boss.
I started as a waitress in Waffle House, pregnant with twins. I knew I wanted something more than my current working environment and I also knew I didn’t want to put my children in daycare. You see so many horror stories of things that have happened.
I must have spent my entire pregnancy wondering how I was going to reach both of those goals, especially without a degree (please don’t judge, things happen).
Blogging kept coming up, but I didn’t want to make that kind of investment. Fast forward, I go back to work after the babies are born on 3rd shift to keep my schedule opposite of their dad’s.
This not only put a strain on my relationship, but I was EXHAUSTED. I would work all night and stay up with the babies during the day (their schedules were not always in sync).
That’s when I decided to take the plunge. I quit my job, I used $27 and started my website with godaddy. I definitely would recommend bluehost however.
I blogged for two months and quit, I just wasn’t getting the page views I needed to make an income.
I felt like it was a waste of time, but the income reports I was reading was letting me know I had to be doing something wrong.
Then I learned the secret to increasing my page views.
How I Increased my page views
I know you have to be tired of seeing it, but seriously I have to say a lot of my page views are owed to Tailwind. Some of the features they offer is crucial to my marketing techniques.
With smart scheduling I know when I should pin to reach my audience.
With smartloop I save a lot of time, once I add a pin to it I don’t have to worry about re-adding that pin!
Tribes is another great feature I use. Tribes connects you with other bloggers in your same niche and gives anyone in that tribe the ability to share their pins and share with others. It’s kind of like a public group board.
My pins are posted automatically to the times that my audience is the most active without me having to do anything.
My pinterest is basically ran by itself, saving me more time to work on other marketing techniques and content.
Not sure if Tailwind is worth investing in? Use this link, and you can start with your first month free, if it’s not for you you can cancel it without losing any money. But trust me, once you go Tailwind, you never go back.
You guys, I know you probably already know this by now, but pinterest is the king pin of social platforms and marketing for bloggers. Why do people visit Pinterest??? For blog posts!
When I first started using Pinterest, I was convinced it was all about pinning. If you pin you will receive an abundance of traffic. ……..
Of course I wasn’t receiving traffic. You have to have great images and titles, great descriptions, good SEO, consistency, and pinning at the time your target audience will be online.
It took a lot of failing for me to realize what worked and what doesn’t work. I’ve decided to share what I’ve learned throughout my blogging career on how to get the most out of Pinterest.
A lot of the information I gained gave me insight on things that I couldn’t really find in blog posts. Typically because they are selling it, unless you take a course the information is basically hidden.
Buying courses and Ebooks however is the same as investing into your business. You want to put your best foot forward and knowledge is power. Pinterest Figured Out really helped me get to where I am today. This e-book goes into detail on every aspect of Pinterest. I instantly saw results when I started applying what I learned to my blog.
My guide tells you exactly what you need to know and how to use that information so you can get right into making Pinterest work for you and making a full time income.
I instantly saw a boost in my page views just by adjusting a few things. I went from barely getting 50 page views a day to thousands a week!