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Everyone wants quick fixes and easy end-alls to make blogging a breeze. Unfortunately, there will never be some golden ticket to “success” – it takes work. Good ol’ fashioned, elbow-greasin’ #werk. But, the good news: that work doesn’t always require hours upon hours of sweaty hustle. Sometimes, it just takes a few minutes of smart, strategic hustle to make seriously legit improvements and strides.
I talked here about how I tripled my traffic and made over $1000 from the blog in one month alone. Since then (since that was quite awhile ago), I’ve doubled that traffic, and I’m making a lot more than $1000 per month from CUR. In just over six months, my blog traffic has nearly 6x’ed, and it just keeps growing.
While there are a whole slue of tactics and methods I’ve used over the past few months to significantly step up and grow, one tool in particular has helped me capitalize upon the normal growth and really blossom with it. And since I’ve seen questions galore on “is it worth it??“, I figured it’s due time to chime in with my own two cents.
Lemme back up a hot sec.
Pinfinite = Pinterest + Infinite. Pinterest = one of the most effective tools for generating new leads and bringing traffic to your website. I say “tool” because believe it or not…Pinterest is not a social media platform. Pinterest is a search engine.
When you want to make money blogging, one thing is true time and time again: you have to be valuable to other people (which we chatted about briefly on Periscope yesterday – follow along with future scopes at @ericaligenza), You will experience growth in your pageviews and income when you create valuable content and capitalize on it correctly. Point blank period. Since Pinterest is a search engine, you’ve gotta switch your mindset to thinking like a Googler (or, heck, like you do when you’re searching for something yourself on Pinterest!). Are you Googling “all about Mary Jane’s family vacation” or “why Mary Jane’s dog is the best dog ever”? Heck no. You’re Googling things that are actually useful to other people. Like the five must-see hot spots of Cancun, Mexico, or how to teach your dog to do a trick. Disclaimer: You are more than welcome to blog about whatever the heck you want to blog about if you don’t want to grow. It’s just strongly recommended that you take a strategic, searchable angle when you’re serious about blossoming your blog (especially if you want to get paid to blog – but that’s a story for another day 😉 ).
At this point, I could 100% whip up a blog post and/or whole how-to mini-course on Pinterest and how to optimize it for your own blog or website.
But I’m not going to.
Because there’s already a course out there that slays the game, and you deserve to just hear all about that and get it straight up! Enter, Pinfinite Growth.
Pinfinite Growth is a signature course from Melyssa Griffin all about optimizing your Pinterest presence to increase traffic to your website. It’s essentially the holy grail of how-to’s, because Mel is such a thorough, detailed teacher. I have spent literally thousands of dollars by now on various online courses, classes, and tools. Pinfinite Growth is one of the only ones that I’ve actually done start-to-finish AND implemented AND reaped the reward.
Before I had even finished the course, my website traffic tripled.
Why? Because I got smart with Pinterest. My Pinterest account used to grow slow and ho hum; now, I’m getting nearly 100 new Pinterest followers every. single. day. (You can follow me here!) Sure, you could just spend hours on Pinterest every day to increase traffic. But who has hours upon hours to just pin? The whole point of PG is to get you to a point where things are running on autopilot as much as possible, so that the important stuff for your blog can happen while you focus on the important stuff of life (and other hella important aspects of your biz).
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you don’t get paid on pageviews. You get paid on influence. BUT, pageviews ARE a really good, important way to bring new, fresh eyes to your website. And if you’re playing the rest of the game right, once you’ve got the pageviews, you’ll be able to generate real influence, too.
Here’s how it goes down.
Mel’s teaching style is clear and concise. She starts Pinfinite Growth by walking you through the importance of Pinterest. Because you guessed it – it’s pretty dang important. Then, she goes on to teach everything from how to create beautiful, pinnable pins, to how to best utilize group boards and create a truly follow-worthy Pinterest profile for yourself.
- You’ll learn how to master the Smart Feed (and why you NEED to to get seen on Pinterest).
- You’ll learn everything you need to know about BoardBooster, with step-by-step tutorials on setting up your account and getting it movin’ and groovin’. (Boardbooster helps automate processes, allowing me to spend ~1 hour per week on Pinterest while doubling my daily traffic).
- You’ll learn how to study Pinterest analytics and use them to make strategic steps forward with your profile.
Since I first started focusing on Pinterest, then invested in Pinfinite Growth and implemented those tactics, too…I’ve 6x’ed my traffic. I don’t need to explain the benefits of sextupling your traffic, but I’d say having the opportunity collaborate with brands like Starbucks, Pepsi, Cotton, and Rimmel London are pretty sweet perks amiright? 😉 Traffic is NOT everything when it comes to “succeeding” in the blogosphere. But it’s a hella important piece of the puzzle, and it pays to nail it from the get go to really amp up your growth.
If you’re over here like WHOA GIRL SIGN ME UP STAT for PF, fear not: Mel is teaching a *free* webinar soon all about Pinterest, and she’ll be re-launching Pinfinite Growth during it. It’s a perfect time to just test the water’s with Melyssa’s teaching style and see what she’s all about, and get formally acquainted with the program to see if it’s right for you.
Sign up for the webinar here – it’s $free.99!
Have you utilized Pinfinite Growth for your own blog?
I’d lovelovelove to hear your own experiences in the comments below! And if you have any Q’s on the course, hit me up and I’ll do my best to answer ya. 😉