Why is manual pinning so hard and what can you do about it? I’ve got 5 reasons why manual pinning is so hard and what you can do about it! It’s time for manual pinning to be made easy!
Manual Pinning Made Easy
First off, head on over here for a quick video and learn why manual pinning is so hard, and how you can make it easy.
Why is manual pinning so dang hard? Here are 5 reasons… or myths you may have been told about manual pinning. Once you understand these, you’ll realize manual pinning really isn’t that difficult at all.
1. You’re told you have to be on the platform all. day. long.
First, that would be so exhausting! Yes. You used to have to be on the platform 3-5 times a day to see success. This is why the Tailwind app came out (which you don’t need to succeed on Pinterest… more about that later). Pinterest just wants you to be consistent. Yes, they want you on the platform, once a day is fine. 3-5 times a day… that’s old stuff!
Isn’t that such a relief?! It was for me!
2. You’re told you have to pin A LOT.
Second… that’s old stuff. Back a few years ago they wanted you to pin 50-100 a day. Let me tell ya, it was exhausting! I wasn’t paying attention to my kids, and I was constantly on my phone… not the best “mom image” I wanted my kids to have.
Thank goodness that this is not the case anymore! Just being on Pinterest 10 min a day, pinning 5-25 pins is plenty to see growth and get massive traffic to your website. Learn more about that here.
3. You’re told you need to pin 80/20.
So technically… this is true. But, it doesn’t need to be so specific you stress out about it and start counting your pins. No, that’s way too complicated! We’re talking about manual pinning made easy here. Hop on, and generally pin about 20% of our pins, 80% of others. If you’re pinning about 20 pins a day, then that’s about 4 of yours and 16 others.
I make it super easy to do with secret boards, and some organization tips in the Pinterest Organic Growth Academy.
4. You’ve used Tailwind for so long…
Yep… have you been using tailwind or a VA for so long you are so scared to even start thinking about manual pinning. The good news is, manual pinning is way easier than trying to navigate Tailwind. Manual pinning doesn’t have to involve calculated days apart to schedule your pins, best “hours” to schedule them, or any of that other jazz. You hop on, pin for 5-15 min, and hop off. That’s it! It really is that simple.
5. You’re overwhelmed because everyone says it’s “hard”.
Yes. Pinning really is just pinning and re-pinning others, but you know there’s more to that. There’s a strategy behind it. And there really is! It took me a good part of 3 years to get the strategy so specific, organized, and in a place that I can do it in 10 min (or less) a day! AMAZING RIGHT?! And it won’t take you 3 years! Once you know the strategy I use, it’s easy peasy as a pie.
What you need in your manual pinning strategy
First off, you need to be a team player. Pinterest wants you to be a team player. They want you to support Pinterest, support other businesses, and help the users find more inspiration. So that’s the first step. Share your pins. Share other pins. Be a team player.
Second, Pinterest wants and NEEDS fresh content and pins. These are new pins and new content. Keep adding fresh ideas for the users, and you’ve got a great strategy.
Finally, you need to use the platform like a user. Tailwind, doesn’t allow you to do this, and actually could be hindering you. Read more about if Tailwind is really worth it here. Part of your manual pinning strategy is searching the platform and re-pinning others content, just like any other user would be doing.
Yes, manual pinning can really be made easy! You don’t have to pay a VA, a Pinterest manager, or even Tailwind to do it for you. It can be done in just 10 min a day with the right tools and knowledge. And you can get all of that in the Pinterest Organic Growth Academy.
Pinterest Action Tip:
Try spending just 3 minutes today pinning, and do this for 1 month. See if your traffic changes. (Yes, even if you have Tailwind.)
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