Do you have a profile on Pinterest and know how does this platform work?
We will all agree that Pinterest is a search engine.
After so much discussion and post about this statement, we finally come to the conclusion that it is actually a visual search engine.
Being visual is so interesting and most people like to use it.
We must admit that we all enjoy browsing and using Pinterest. 🙂
There are two basic ways you can use Pinterest:
- for your personal searches – when looking for things you like or need in your daily life or on special occasions. Searching for children’s activities, inspiration.
- for your business – this method is a little different and requires a different approach.
Let’s say you created your Pinterest business account and you want to grow your blog using this platform.
You have to devote your time to Pinterest from the beginning.
It’s not easy, but like any business, it takes time and a lot of work.
Now I want to tell you one sentence that you will think about for the next few seconds.
Growing your Pinterest account is like losing weight.
… I know. You have to read this one more time. I’ll wait … :), but I’ll explain what I mean by that.
If you are at the beginning of your Pinterest journey (or you used to be), you will agree that it takes time, dedication, persistence,… and so on.
So how can we relate using Pinterest to the weight loss process?
Below is a comparison between using a Pinterest for business and the weight loss process.
Pinterest for business
- 1. When you start using Pinterest, you need to set up your account and put everything in place.
- 2. You need to devote your time to be active on the platform.
- 3. You are active for a few days, but the key to success is to continue the activity day by day.
- 4. It is important to create your strategy – how you will act on the platform (manually pinning or scheduling pins, who to follow, how many pins you will save, how many yours and how many other people’s content).
- 5. Follow your strategy every day.
- 6. You will see results, but not immediately. It takes time.
- 7. Be consistent.
- 1. The first thing about losing weight is deciding that you want to do it and want to start making changes in your life. Reading about it and taking notes or learning how to start the weight loss process so that it does not affect your health in a bad way.
- 2. Because weight loss involves training and a healthy diet, you need time to determine your schedule. Time for the gym, making shopping lists and buying healthy ingredients, preparing food.
- 3. When you start exercising, the easiest way is to cancel the activity because most people will find excuses not to go to the gym. But the key to success is to continue what you started.
- 4. Creating a plan and sticking to it is also important.
- 5. Be persistent in your plan.
- 6. The results will come, but not in a day or two.
- 7. Be consistent.
Finally, we come to the conclusion (no. 7) that consistency is key.
You can imagine that page views and followers on Pinterest are like pounds in weight loss.
To get more page views and followers, you need to be consistent, persistent.
To lose more weight you have to be consistent, persistent.
Why aren’t your Pinterest stats growing?
- Think about how much time you spend on the platform?
- Are you trying new things and strategies to see what works best for you?
- Are you consistent?
- Are you investing in learning new things about the platform? (Because the algorithm changes frequently!)
So when you don’t see a rise in Pinterest stats, when you check your Pinterest analytics every 10 minutes, when you think you might not succeed, when you think everyone is better than you, remember that they all started from scratch with a new Pinterest account, without followers or monthly views.
They made a strategy, they stick to it, they were consistent and they finally saw the results – after a while.
When you gain a few followers or increase page views, be happy and grateful. Consider this your motivation to move on.
And when you lose a few pounds, be happy because this is the result you wanted to achieve, something that pushes you forward to stick to the plan.
… but in both cases, it is a journey, not a destination. So every day, remember that the steps you set (your strategy and actions) take you to your destination where you want to be.
With this post, I want to encourage you not to give up. Take small steps and focus on one thing at a time. Check your analytics, but once a week/month. And believe in yourself and your strategy.
If sometimes you get the feeling you can’t do it, read this post again.
I hope this post has given you hope, will and strength to move on and believe in yourself.
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