If you are reading this chances are, the title caught your attention. It’s easy to see why! We all know that having a strong following on social media is important to your blog and overall success. But what you may not know is how exactly to grow your social media presence.
Before you panic, know that you are not alone. I was once there too! But after a good friend of mine introduced me to a new tool it changed my life (at least my Pinterest life) forever! So today I am going to share with you How I Grew Over 9,100 Pinterest Followers in Just 90 Days! And that number just continues to grow each and every day!
How I Grew Over 9,100 Pinterest Followers in 90 Days
Before I share with you just how I did this, I want to give a little back history into how I used to grow my Pinterest.
You see, I used to be the girl that would spend hours and hours every single day manually finding pins and scheduling them during “optimal pinning times”. I would seek the best content with the prettiest images and pin according to the boards I already had. It was EXHAUSTING!
I started out using a third party scheduler called Viraltag (probably something you’ve heard about by now). For awhile I loved it. It was very user-friendly and seemed to do the job I wanted it to do which was pin exactly what I wanted, when I wanted it (of course, I scheduled all of that manually).
It wasn’t until May of 2015 when a friend of mine told me I was wasting my time and my time could be better spent elsewhere. She told me I could have pins automatically pinned and repinned for me without spending countless hours each and every week.
That is when I was introduced to Board Booster. At least I should say reintroduced to Board Booster. I say that because I had actually signed up for an account with Board Booster but never actually done anything with it. And to this day, I am totally kicking myself for not utilizing this amazing tool that was right in front of me the whole time.
Everything Changed a Few Short Months Ago
Board Booster is truly the tool every single blogger needs to use if they are serious about growing their presence on Pinterest. Of course, I am totally biased but again, I’ve tried other tools (Virtaltag, Tailwind, and Hootsuite) and they just cannot amount to the level of growth and ease Board Booster offers.
Board Booster allows you to set up your account in a way that it does all the hard work (pinning and scheduling) for you. Once your account is set up you can rest easy knowing that your Pinterest account is constantly pinning and repinning content relevant to your boards and settings.
Board Booster has many different tools within it’s interface that allow you to pin to specific boards, search for pins based on keywords, repin content from extremely large boards, and even remove pins (clean up boards) that are not doing well.
Consistency is Key
When we talk about social media growth we often talk about being consistent with the content we share and the time we share it. We have seen it time and time again when we refer to Facebook and the same goes for Pinterest. You need to pin consistently throughout the day, week, and month to show up in your follower’s feeds. By doing so, you are ensuring they see your content, follow you, and engage with your pins.
Now does an increase in followers necessarily ensure an increase in blog traffic? Well, no it doesn’t but it does certainly help! The more followers you have the better of chance your content is being seen, repinned, and ultimately clicked over to your blog to result in more traffic.
What Worked For Me
When I first really started using Board Booster I just used the free trial. It was 100 free pins to test it out and see how it did. I saw a slight increase in my repins and gained a few more followers so I opted for a monthly plan.
When I first started a monthly plan I paid $20/month which allowed me to pin 2,000 pins a month. I was right around 3,300 Pinterest followers that I had gained from group threads, giveaways, and manually pinning everything. Again, I saw a slight increase in followers and repins.
After about 2 months of paying $20/month, I decided to really step up my game of pinning and pay $50/month to pin 5,000 pins (about 166 pins a day). I sat at that amount for a few months and grew several thousand followers but I still didn’t grow at the rate I wanted.
So as of today, I pin right around 300 pins a day. I pay $80/month for 8,000 pins and in the last 90 days I have grown over 9,100 Pinterest followers! Don’t believe me? Well, my friends, Board Booster actually has a report for that too. Check out the report below!
As you can see in the image above, I had a very steady increase in followers but it really took off around August of 2015 which is when I started paying more to increase my daily pinning limit. It has been worth every penny since as of right now, I have 30,284 Pinterest followers!
Board Booster can be the best tool for bloggers who truly want to increase their presence on Pinterest which can result in higher blog traffic. My only recommendation would be that you DO NOT start out pinning 8,000 pins a month. I say this only because when you are trying a new tool and getting on Pinterest’s radar, you don’t want to seem spammy.
If you are only pinning a handful of pins manually every day then all of a sudden start pinning over 300 a day, Pinterest is bound to think your pins are spam and could shut your entire account down. That would be awful!
Instead, I recommend starting with the free trial of Board Booster and then slowly increasing your pin rate and monthly plan. That way you can adjust your pinning strategy to what works for you and your boards.
This was a quick overview on How I Grew Over 9,100 Pinterest Followers in 90 Days but since I have many blogging friends that would like to know how exactly to set up Board Booster, I will be creating a free private blog series that will walk you through step-by-step on how to set up Board Booster and utilize it to gain more Pinterest followers. So stay tuned!
Have you used Board Booster? If so, has it been a great way to grow your following?