1,000 to 10,001 Pinterest followers in 3 months!
I’m celebrating because we surpass our goal of 7,000 followers by the end of March!! Back in January this year, I had 1,000 followers – not too shabby for what little to no effort I put into it. With the goal of building my brand and blog up this year, I decided to invest some time and effort into my Pinterest account. I was even more so determined, after I attending an awesome Pinterest seminar at Alt Summit – a creative blogger conference in Salt Lake City. When I got home, first thing I did was research everything Pinterest. I even created a flipboard magazine dedicated to Pinterest. You can check it out here.
HOW DID I DO IT??? I won’t lie to you. Just like many other things in life. Building a following takes time and effort. There’s no sure-fire formula. But here is what worked for me…
More after the jump…
- Organize Your Pinterest Boards – taming the chaos
- Cleaning House – get rid of old pins and boards
- Pin Your Heart Out – building up your boards
- Pin To Your Strengths – knowing what to pin
- Stand Out From the Crowd – don’t just repin other people’s stuff
- Who To Follow – perfecting your personal feed
- My Secret Weapon – you’ll find out soon enough… If you can guess it, I will tell you if you’re right.
- Growing Organically – what I’ve learned about gaining followers
My following grew slowly. Month 1 I was happy to gain 10 followers a day. By month 2, I was aiming for 20-50 followers a day. I set a goal of 100 followers a day for the month of March (which honestly, I thought was a pipe dream). Not only did I meet that goal, towards the end of March, I was gaining followers in droves. With a high of 596 new followers in one day! Crazy right? What is cause of this crazy surge of followers? My guess is that I made it on to someone’s radar who is REALLY popular – list of what pinterest boards to follow. I saw the most new followers to my – HOME : Dang I Love IKEA and my HOME : Stepping Up boards. Thanks to whoever you are out there in internet land!
UPDATE: I think I may have found the reason for the surge of new followers on my pin boards!! According to the Pinterest Help Center – a couple of my boards may have made it into their sign up process. Read more about it here. So I was sort of right about I made onto some list of boards to follow. It just happens to be Pinterest’s suggested list!!
I hope that you will find my upcoming series on Pinterest helpful, follow along as I break down each step in detail. Please let me know if you have questions. I love questions! And of course, follow me on Pinterest.