Welcome to day 31 of 31 Days to a Better Pinterest Page. I apologize for being behind on the last post of this challenge, with the launch of my Pintalysis Online Academy, it was quite a bit hectic over the weekend. But for day 31, it’s all about getting together with another pinner and sharing ideas about how to improve your Pinterest marketing.
My Advice – Get Advice from Others
One of the problems that I have is learning to ask for help. It’s that darn ego of mine that has to try to learn everything on my own. And the truth is that it’s probably cost me thousands of dollars, and so I’m learning to try to change that part of my personality. I’m learning that I can’t do it all myself.
When I interview people for my Pictures to Profits Podcast, I learn quite a bit. I learn what works for Pinterest marketing in some situations and what doesn’t work in others. I’ve also learned from watching Pinterest programs like the Manly Pinterest Tips hosted by Jeff Sieh.
I know that learning from others can help increase my revenue, help me serve my clients better, and make me better at Pinterest marketing.
Go and Find A Pinterest Marketing Buddy
And this is what day 31 is all about. Finding a Pinterest buddy that you can chat about Pinterest marketing. A Pinterest buddy can be a single person, or it can be a group of people who you talk to regularly about how to improve your Pinterest marketing.
I’m very blessed, I have a few people in my life that when I need to ask for Pinterest or marketing advice that they’re willing to help out. There’s nothing like being able to connect with someone who understands the Pinterest troubles your going through and can also be an amazing cheerleader to help you get going.
The goal is to find someone else who is just as serious about their Pinterest marketing as you are. You don’t have to be in the same industry, but as long as both of you, or the group of you are willing to dedicate to the art of Pinterest marketing and share willingly then you’re off to a great start.
How do You Go About Looking for a Pinterest Buddy?
If you already have someone you know and you believe would make a good Pinterest marketing buddy, then you should give him or her a ring. Chances are that she might be interested. Many people get together to talk about Facebook, but I truly believe more people need to get together to talk about Pinterest.
If you don’t have someone you know, start a relationship with someone whose Pinterest account that you admire by sending them an e-mail. Let them know that you were hoping to start to have a conversation with her, and what you would like to accomplish, and what the benefits would be for both parties.
If all goes well after the first conversation, you can request to ask if she would like to chat more regularly.
If she happens to be to busy, don’t sweat it, move and try someone else. And see if someone else is available.
Find a Good Pinterest Marketing Buddy is Like Dating
Finding a good Pinterest marketing buddy that you can chat with is not easy. It’s a lot like dating. You go through a lot of different people who may be good candidates, you then choose one, and if you’re lucky the first date goes well.
And from that point on, the relationship develops further.
So if the first person doesn’t say yes, or isn’t as excited or serious about their Pinterest marketing as you, then that’s okay. Move on to the next person, because I guarantee you that someone out there is interested in learning more about using Pinterest for marketing as much as you.
So hang in there! Because it will be well worth it in the end.
Day 31 Actionable Step:
For day 31, connect with another pinner that you admire and contact her to see if she would be interested in having an initial discussion about Pinterest marketing with you. Tell her you’re interested in mutually sharing ideas.
Of course it’s best if you have some pre existing history with that person. So you may want to take the time to tweet them, leave a comment on their blog post, or send them an e-mail.
The goal is to have one good discussion, as if you’re having coffee, and then take it from there. If you find that one side contributes more than the other, then it maybe a skewed partnership, and eventually one side may find that the time spent is not valuable.
You want to be able to find someone who shares an equal passion in sharing and learning, and that will take time.
Taking My Own Advice
For me, I’d love to be able to talk more about Pinterest and learn from others. So if you’re interested in exchanging ideas about Pinerest, marketing please e-mail me at email@example.com with your Pinterest account and let me know what you would like to learn. I won’t be able to respond to everyone.
Also, I would love to be able to exchange ideas with people who are familiar in the following areas:
- Podcasting to grow an audience
- Converting e-mail subscribers into loyal customers
- How to use webinars for marketing
- How to launch an online information product
If you have an area that specializes in that, then it would be great to chat with you as well and exchange ideas.
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