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Pinning For A Living

How We Found This Secret Source of Unlimited FREE Traffic

About 4 years ago we both “gave up” our very well paid but very stressful jobs in exchange for the country lifestyle we have always wanted.

The expression “be careful what you wish for” certainly applied to us!

We bought a 15 acre property near a beautiful lake that had a small established hydroponic tomato growing business. For 2 years we worked extremely long (and painful) hours in a very hot greenhouse growing tomatoes.

So much for enjoying the country lifestyle!

After 2 years we did a thorough “rethink” and came to the conclusion that we would not be able to sustain this indefinitely, physically or mentally, and that it was not providing the income we needed.Confused?

Time for plan B!

We spent about 4 months researching and analyzing various options and eventually settled on building an online business.

First we opted for building Squidoo lenses and selling Amazon products. It seemed a very easy way to earn commission and the training guide we bought made it very easy to set up and get started.

Although we did everything “right”, we wasted months doing more and more “lenses” with NO income!

We did a lot of research, soul searching and redid a lot of stuff  to try and find out why we were not selling anything…..but NOTHING seemed to work.

Just more time wasted, more frustration, more confusion and zero income!

So we had to put our thinking caps on again to find plan C!

This time we decided on building “authority” websites providing information and making money through affiliate offers. Again we followed a detailed training program, but it took us months just to get up and running.

Then, just as we were beginning to see good traffic to our websites, one of Google’s furry or feathered algorithms hit us and our traffic disappeared overnight! Our websites were nowhere to be found on Google search!

We had these awesome websites that we had worked so hard on for many, many months….. but no visitors – which meant no income either.

We were absolutely devastated! After almost a year, we were back to square one!

Lots of debts and zero income! It really knocked the wind out of us and we were close to panic as it meant that we might have to sell our home.

After about 2 weeks, we plucked up the courage to have another look at our so called “authority” websites to see if it might be possible to salvage something.Buyer Traffic

Much to our surprise, delight and relief, we were actually still getting traffic from a very unexpected source and it was buyer traffic!

One source had recommended using social media as a back-linking, exposure and referral source and we joined all 10 of the recommended ones, doing weekly updates as instructed.

But we never really gave them much thought – just another thing we had to do!

What we found was that we were getting a steady stream of visitors to our websites from Pinterest, a social media site that uses images.

So, with renewed energy, we thoroughly researched how to exploit this traffic source to our benefit and the results were unbelievable!

What IS Pinterest?

Pinterest is a virtual pin board style photo sharing tool – a social bookmarking site where users collect and share their favorite interests, events and hobbies.

This may sound like a mouthful, but it is one of the easiest, user-friendly and fun social media platforms to use.

This infographic gives you a quick overview of Pinterest.

For example, if you are interested in planning a wedding, collecting ideas for an arts and crafts business or just looking for inspiration, this is the perfect place to find what you need.

All you have to do is find an image of what you really want (e.g. perfect wedding dress, ideal home, piece of jewelry, nursery ideas, baby outfits, frankly anything you want to collect).Pinning for a living

You then upload the image (called “pinning”) to a storyboard on your Pinterest account and add a brief, but interesting description.

For example, if you are selling T-shirts and pin those to your board, the link to your website is included and will lead viewers back to your website.

You have to be social, so you need to find other Pinterest users that have interesting boards that appeal to you and “follow” them.

You can also “like” or comment on other users images (pins) or repin their images to your boards (sharing).

Repinning is what gives this social media content sharing service its viral potential for driving traffic to your business – the more repins you get, the bigger the audience that sees your image – driving visitors to your products, services or affiliate offers.

Did you know that Pinterest drives more traffic than Google+, LinkedIn, Reddit, and YouTube… COMBINED!!

People collect and share their wants and needs, so it is very easy to find the right target market for your product, service or affiliate products.

Is It Difficult to Use?

Of all the social media sites we joined, this is the easiest, fastest, least time consuming one – in fact it can become quite addictive!

Pinning an image is extremely easy – you just have to download the Pin It button to your toolbar, which takes a few seconds, and then start pinning.Pinning images

No need to write long articles – you just need good images.

Pins are like handsome little bookmarks. Whenever you find something on the web that you want to keep, simply add it to your Pinterest collection.

Boards are where you organize your Pins, and you get to decide what they’re all about.

How Do You Use It For Your Business?

You can have the most awesome product/s or service or the most appealing website, but if no one sees it (no traffic), you will fail (like we did to start with).

The number 1 obstacle standing between you and never-ending success involves one critical component – being able to summon high quality, targeted traffic to your website that converts (having traffic that are not buyers is just as bad as not having any traffic!).

 Speaking from our experience when we first started – without traffic, websites are instantly dead in the water.

They simply can’t make money, regardless of how great the sales page is, or the offer itself.

With no one visiting the site, it’s nothing more than a complete and total ghost town – wasted time and money.

You want long-term solid profitable traffic and Pinterest can provide you with that (it has for us).

Millions of people use Pinterest to discover, collect and share things that inspire THEM – use them to discover YOUR business and share it with others…..an extremely powerful tool if you use it the right way.

Targeted traffic (getting the RIGHT eyeballs on your offers) is literally like gold dust – it fills your ClickBank, Amazon or other affiliate accounts with fat juicy commissions or your bank account for your own products or services – no matter what niche you are in.

Using our tried and tested devilishly excellent methods, we have put together a PinTraffic Power Masterplan to show you how you can also use Pinterest to drive free, targeted traffic to your business or offers. It includes an e-book, videos and audio with extra bonuses to get you started…..and doing it the right way from the start.

PinTraffic POWER

Will this help you in understanding Pinterest?

 Absolutely! The information in this Masterplan has been put together to make you understand how to use Pinterest to your advantage.

 Will you be able to put these information to practice easily?

 Most definitely! The strategies and techniques have been mapped out clearly so that anyone can start using it – even a complete newbie.

And it’s so easy, it’s perfect for people of any age or skill level… even if you’ve never done anything like this before!

The PinTraffic Power Masterplan could be all you need to finally breakthrough and start getting results from your home business.

Pinterest Related Tools That Will Boost Your Income

To make life even easier, you can also use this super hot new WordPress theme that makes your blog or website look, feel and work just like Pinterest. People are much more likely to spend MORE time on your site, read your content and click on your links. As visitors repin, like and comment on your posts, your social sharing stats (which Google loves) and traffic will go through the roof.

Another very useful tool is the Ninja Pinner (rated the number 1 Pinterest marketing software) that does all the grunt work and saves you time by:

1) Getting you thousands of followers on Pinterest quickly on virtual auto-pilot,Number1 marketing software

2) Making you one of the most popular figures in your industry or niche,

3) Getting you an avalanche of qualified website traffic, recognition and exposure,

4) Dramatically increasing your product sales and profits and

5) Creating an overwhelming presence on Pinterest, which boosts your social proof and credibility.

NinjaPinner leverages the HOTTEST new social network for you. You can download a free demo to try it out.

 

Pinterest has been our free reliable  and only source of highly targeted traffic and we know it will not disappear overnight as it is not dependent on Google.

Now we are pinning for a living and living the lifestyle we always wanted – you can too.



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