As an online business owner or a new blogger you can become overwhelmed by so much, and handling the promotion side of it is one of the things that you really underestimate, but it is a pivotal part of what you’re doing!!
For your business to thrive, or your blog to get noticed by companies, you need to promote, promote, promote!! That’s where time & money come into the equation. You realise, you must spend a fair amount of time promoting your brand on social media, not just promoting, but engaging with followers!
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Did you know that Pinterest is one of the #1 sources of most blog traffic on the internet at the moment? It really is an amazing way to get your brand/site noticed and also generate heavy traffic! ……Also a place to perv over home decor & pretty things 😜 But in all honesty, do you really have the time to be pinning on boards several times a day to try and reach readers? The answer is NO! There are a few ways you can work around this, by using Tailwind the Pinterest automation tool or Board Booster which does a similar job – to automate pins for you without you having to do it all the time! These tools are great for time saving and having a presence on Pinterest without actually being present! But… these services require you to take time each week “scheduling” and they also cost money! The free trial is great! But not everyone has the money to spend on monthly subscription fees on the likes of Board Booster or Tailwind.
Give Me The Goodies!
That’s where my ThrifDee Pinterest Hack comes in! Not only am I going to show you how to totally take over your Pintrest by pinning several times a day to several boards, I’m also going to show you how to revive your old posts, this means Repinning & sharing, possibly revamping old posts and keep them active WEEKLY.
What Is IFTTT & How Can It Help?
IFTTT = IF This Then That. It basically does what it says on the tin! It’s a tool that uses one platform to trigger another – for example, (IF I post This to Instagram Then it will trigger the same post to that – for instance, Twitter) So get yourself familiarised with the platform, sign up to IFTTT if you haven’t already & connect some “applets” and grab a cuppa tea & let’s get Pinterest busy!
In this quick video I will show you how to –
In IFTTT –
- Locate, turn on & edit the IFTTT applet.
- Add your required details (trigger hashtag)
- Choose which board you’re pinning to
- Adding the image url & final blog URL
In Google Calender –
- Starting a new event
- Event title/hashtag trigger
- Adding a description
- Choosing frequency (calendar dates & times)
Please watch the video and I will explain all, I feel it’s easier to show you on screen, so I have recorded my screen to give you a clear guide without you having to read through a hefty tutorial.
Unlike Tailwind, you never have to schedule your pins again, no more sitting down weekly automating pins and having the hassle of setting some time aside for the tedious task! Best of all, you can spread it across many group boards and really maximise your views! Once you’ve gone through the steps you can easily master Pinterest without having to lift a finger ever again! – happy days! 😎
Update – There may be some of you experiencing “buggy” Google Photos, I have found using Imgur & copying the “direct Link” it works just as well as Google Photos.
Which brings me to re-purposing Content –
With the extra time you’ll now have twiddling your thumbs 👌 why not revamp some earlier content? Everyone has old posts that they wish they could get more exposure from. You can bring in more traffic simply by re-purposing your existing content. That could even be by making a graphic and adding a pin. Even if it’s just about one specific part of the post… for instance, if you have a post on smoothies with 4 different smoothies in the post….. you can make a graphic for each smoothie recipe… re-purpose…. pin away & gain up to 4X more traffic just for one post! You can also make graphics for a popular part of a post, like an inspirational quote your readers really seemed to like for example. Everyone loves a pretty pin with a meaningful quote! So keep on adding more pins to gain lots more traffic to just one post! You’ll only need to use IFTTT & GC to initiate your pins, it’s basically plug & play! Set it up once and let the apps do their magic!
I hope you can benefit from my ThrifDee hack! This is really helpful & can save you £££ on monthly subscriptions! If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget to share!