These days, Pinterest marketing courses (and any course really) are a dime a dozen. It’s hard to know which one to choose. There are a lot of really GOOD courses out there created by people who genuinely want to help others. And then there are the courses and e-books that make you say, “I spent $20 for THAT?”
I’m guilty of getting suckered into buying more than a few of that last category. Don’t worry if that’s you, too.
It’s in that spirit that I want to save you some money and heartache by recommending a useful course to you. If you are new to the blogging or entrepreneurial world and want to learn how to utilize Pinterest to get traffic to your website, I HIGHLY recommend Carly Campbell’s “Pinterest Strategies” course to you.
Although I am an affiliate for Carly’s course now it is only because I used it, loved it, and believe in it that much. I felt legitimately hustled by so many courses and e-books out there. Honestly, I still do. Hers is different.
Carly’s course is the first one I did that made an actual difference in my blogging. So a couple months ago, I e-mailed her and asked if I could be an affiliate for her course because I genuinely want other people to know about it.
Without further ado, here are the biggest reasons why you need to get this course.
The vast majority of newbies do not have hundreds of dollars to throw at courses and e-books. Carly’s course costs $47 USD. I have yet to see a course as robust and useful at that price point.
There are Pinterest marketing experts out there (who I respect greatly) charging upwards to $300 for many of the same tools and strategies that Carly provides in her course.
Carly’s course is a very easy to follow. She breaks down everything for you from start to finish and does a good job of explaining WHY she does what she does. It’s divided into 8 sections with clear, actionable steps to take at each point.
Her lessons are supported with video examples so you can see exactly what she’s talking about. If you’re not a visual learner, no worries. Everything is available in written format as well.
Comprehensive Pinterest Marketing Strategies
Whether you are a complete beginner to Pinterest marketing (like I was at the time) OR have a grasp of the basics and want to take your profile to the next level, Carly’s course has something to offer.
She starts with the basics. From there, she gets into the nitty gritty of pin design, scheduling methods that get results, and using (or not using) Pinterest analytics to determine how well you’re doing. Carly leaves no stone unturned.
The great thing about her courses is that she makes sure to keep them updated. If you purchased a course two years ago and things have a changed a bit, you can still access the course and see the latest tips and tricks for Pinterest.
Some of the topics she covers include:
- Setting up a Pinterest Business Profile
- Pinterest SEO
- Setting up your boards
- All things Pinterest users + how they use the platform
- Designing pins for clicks
- Pinning strategy
- And much, much more!
Although she uses Tailwind occasionally, Carly’s Pinterest marketing strategies are different from most because she relies heavily on manual pinning. There is some debate about whether or not manual pinning actually gets better results on Pinterest.
Personally, I use a combination strategy. That being said, when I first started my blog’s Pinterest for Business profile, I followed Carly’s course to the letter and my blog’s traffic exploded. Which brings me to my next point.
Carly’s Pinterest Marketing Strategies Work
The proof is in the pudding. Or, in this case, the stats. Carly’s blog, Mommy on Purpose, gets around 300K page views each month and is a money-making machine. Her monthly reported income is upwards to $10,000 (of course that fluctuates here and there). And Pinterest is a huge reason she’s able to reach so many people and earn so much each month.
She’s also a wiz at affiliate marketing and has a nice course bundle for Pinterest and affiliate marketing on her site.
Her Pinterest profile boasts 3 million monthly views and over 30K followers.
Her insights are both useful and actionable. Of all the newsletters I sign up for, hers is one of the few I actually make an effort to read whenever they pop up in my inbox.
My Results on Pinterest
When I first started out, I was transitioning from a mostly dormant personal account that I used to collect recipes and tattoo ideas (still don’t have one) to a Pinterest for Business profile. I had maybe five followers and got 13 monthly views.
Now, there is a caveat. Monthly views do not matter that much. It is a vanity metric. What matters is the number of clicks you’re getting to your website. That being said, I will show you my growth in both categories within the first five months of using Carly’s Pinterest method.
As you can see, I was starting from zero, but within a month, my profile really took off. The chart shows my monthly viewers which at the time I took this screenshot, was over 700K with 42K monthly engaged users. Were 42K people visiting my site?
Nope. And that’s normal.
Here’s what the daily clicks to my blog actually look like:
I went from no visitors to around 600 clicks per day. It fluctuates (as does all traffic), but this constitutes about 90% of all traffic to my website. If it weren’t for Pinterest, I would only have a handful of people visiting my site. This is primarily because my blog is a sobriety and recovery blog which doesn’t have a lot of SEO opportunities on Google and is heavily reliant on social shares.
If I had a mommy or lifestyle blog, I imagine these numbers would be 3-4 times what you see on these charts.
It Sounds Great, But I’m Too Busy To Do A Pinterest Course
Totally understandable! If you need someone to implement the strategies from Carly’s course for you, I have a variety of package and service offerings, including monthly management packages. Whatever your needs or budget, I have something that can help you succeed on Pinterest.
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