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How I Used Pinterest to Grow My Business From $30k to $400k per year

I used to be the girl who would scroll Pinterest and see bloggers talk about how they make $20k per month blogging and think that couldn’t possibly be real.

I have always wanted to work from home so I could be with my family and travel but for a long time, it didn’t seem like it was going to be an option.

In May of 2014, I started this blog to share my life with friends and family and hope to also empower women to build their dream lives as a newlywed college student with hopes of making it my full-time job.

I was a marketing major so I was confident I was going to learn something at school that would help me build this little blog into a big business.

For months I made basically nothing from it but I was determined to make it work so I just didn’t give up.

After nearly a year of blogging, I was able to quit my job but I was only making around $30,000 per year from this blog definitely not enough to have my husband quit his job, or allow us to travel and change other people’s lives as well.

A few months later after reading tons of books, and taking more digital marketing classes than I ever thought existed I created a Pinterest strategy that completely changed everything for me.

I went from making around $2,000 per month to making around $30,000 per month, I thought it was a complete fluke and I was afraid to tell anyone about it. I still kind of am scared to tell people about this because this will change lives, also it lets out my secrets and tips which is scary!

I didn’t even want to talk to my husband about it because I thought talking about it was bad luck. (talking about it makes it feel real)

The next month the same thing happened.

And the month after that.

And the month after that month.

So finally after being successful for a while I have decided to share my secrets with my readers because I want this strategy to change your life too.

Let’s dive into how I used Pinterest to take my income from $30,000/yr to $400,000 a year.

What goes into how I use Pinterest for my blog/business?

I write Blog Posts (instead of just linking to affiliate links or products)

I have found that telling a story is way more likely to get someone to buy your product then just taking them to a page where they can check out that product.

Especially when it is a new product or service people aren’t use to seeing.

If you want to make money through Pinterest I highly suggest having a blog and writing about the products you sell, or the affiliate products you’re advertising for.

That way you can share a story about the product or let people know why they should try it, and what it has done for you. People are so much more likely to buy if you give them a genuine story.

I have noticed that if I write a blog post about a product then pin the blog post I make way more money from affiliate income than I would if I just linked the pin directly to the product. So If you want to make money on Pinterest I highly recommend having a blog.

If you want to start a blog and have no idea how to get started I have a completely free email course that will walk you through the process step-by-step because I was totally lost when I started.

Just enter your email below to get it sent to you right this second lol. Or I’ll give you a link directly to it at the end of this post.

I totally suggest taking the free course if you don’t already have a blog (or if you do already have a blog and want the advice) because I really want to help you get your dream job. Here is a more detailed guide of what we go over in it!

  • Day 1: How to start a blog from scratch with no experience (& get a free domain name)
  • Day 2: How to make your blog look ready for readers.
  • Day 3: How to write killer blog posts & make money from them.
  • Day 4: Other ways bloggers make money.
  • Day 5: How to start using social media as a blogger.
  • Day 6: How to stay motivated & not overwhelmed when it comes to blogging.

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I MAKE SURE MY PINS ARE Easy To Read!

On Pinterest, you see so many cute pins, but oftentimes people will use a weird font that is hard to read.

When I first started blogging I was on a mission to have the cutest pins, but actually I was just creating pins that were hard to read.

I would use cursive fonts, and different color text to match the background, and all in all they were just hard to read. If you want to make money on Pinterest you are going to have to create easy to read pins.

In my course Pin it Perfect I walk you step-by-step how I create my easy to read pins that get hundreds of thousands of people to click on them and buy from them. Today I’m offering $6 Pin it Perfect for it’s launch so you can get the whole course for $19 with the code: LAUNCH

It is a mix of what I have learned just being a blogger, and what I learned about the science of colors as a marketing student. After I learned how to make pins in the way that I teach in Pin it Perfect my business totally changed basically overnight!

Literally one day I made $100 and the next day I made $1900 it was crazy, and so much of that had to do with my pin images.

I didn’t realize what goes into the pin could make such a big difference in my income.

HEADS UP: I THINK I FORGOT TO MENTION Pin it Perfect enrollment closes Sunday, August 2nd since I’m offering one-on-one text coaching to anyone who joins, and because of the current state of the world I wanted to offer a sale to treat you guys with $6 off of Pin it Perfect which makes it only $19 for my blog readers who sign up using the code: Launch before Sunday, August 2nd at 11:59PM EST.

>> If you are interested in a step-by-step of how I used Pinterest to take my business from $30k to $400k per year I highly recommend that course, it’s a super easy read and it will teach you exactly what I have done to grow this business.

Click here to learn more about Pin it Perfect and don’t forget to use the code: LAUNCH for $6 off (makes it $19) until Sunday, August 2nd at 11:59PM EST.

I changed all my Pinterest Board Titles & Descriptions

Who knew it wasn’t okay to create board titles like this? When I first started using Pinterest for my blog I would just make all my boards titled like this:

“My Ideal Spring Closet”

“My Ideal Master Decor”

I DIDN’T KNOW! Now I know your board titles and descriptions actually matter.

In one of my digital marketing classes we talked about Pinterest and after it I went back and changed all my Pinterest board titles and descriptions. Then I started getting so much more traffic from Pinterest.

And more traffic meant a lot more income from affiliate links, and selling my own products.

In Pin it Perfect I walk you through the process of how exactly to pick the right Pinterest board name and board description so Pinterest knows who to show your pins to which means more profit and traffic for you!

>>> Reminder: It is the last day to get Pin It Perfect with $6 off for it’s launch with code: LAUNCH which makes it only $19

Offer expires: Sunday, August 2nd at 11:59PM EST you can click here to learn more about Pin it Perfect.

There is a money back guarantee so joining the course isn’t stressful!

(Sorry to harp on Pin it Perfect but I really believe it has the key information in it that can change anyones business forever.)

news flash: Running Ads Doesn’t have to cost you.

Okay before you call me a liar I’ll explain. Yes running ads does cost money, but there isn’t a big risk involved because you control the budget.

I run Pinterest ads at $0.10 per click and from those ads on average I make $0.60 per click which means I am making $0.50 for every click.

Which means the more ads I run the more money I make.

When I first started running ads to see if they worked I would let Pinterest chose the budget for me based on their recommendations BIG MISTAKE! I lost hundreds of dollars and I thought “Thats it ads don’t work!”

When you start an ad on Pinterest they automatically suggest a budget, and run it at that unless you know how to change it. Well when I first started I didn’t know that was a thing.

So I gave up on them and turned off all my ads for months! Until I learned more about advertising and learned exactly how to run the perfect ad at my perfect budget!

And here is the part where I say I teach you how to customize your ads, and set the perfect budget for yourself and your business in Pin it Perfect because it’s true I do teach that stuff in Pin it Perfect.

And listen I’m not some super guru who has some special touch that you don’t have, I am just a regular girl who started a blog, and a T-shirt shop and didn’t give up even when everyone thought she was dumb for trying to build an internet business.

You can do this too! I’m not special!

That is why I am so passionate about what I teach in Pin it Perfect because I really believe that It can help anyone grow and scale their business to a level that will change their life forever.

>>> Reminder today is the last day: As i said a few times in this post Pin it Perfect enrollment is about to close, and I am offering $6 off of it which makes it only $19 if you join using the code: LAUNCH

Offer expires Sunday, August 2nd at 11:59PM EST you can click here to learn more about Pin it Perfect.

If you are seeing this there are still spots available so come check it out and join my tribe of women just trying to kick butt in business and change their families lives forever!

Oh and don’t forget to use the code: LAUNCH and get your $6 off because you deserve it!

Offer expires Sunday, August 2nd, at 11:59PM EST

Pinterest has completely changed my business and life forever.

If it wasn’t for Pinterest and you guys my business wouldn’t be making enough for me to support my husband and I and allow me to create resources that help thousands of women build lives they love.

I am so thankful for what Pinterest has done for my business and that is why I want to share it so it can help you guys too.

Thanks for reading my rant!

I hope you try Pin it Perfect and love it, if not there is a money-back guarantee.

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  1. Apui says:

    I would love to buy ur product but I’m super broke right now I can’t afford any courses nor i can’t start my blog because I have no extra money to pay for the web hosting.
    So here I am still waiting for the time when i’ll save enough money to start my blog.

    Thank you so much for sharing such a breath content..

    • Taylor Williams says:

      That’s totally fine, I’m so glad you took the time to read the post and comment anyway. Thanks for being part of this tribe.

  2. Joanna says:

    Your blog looks beautiful

  3. Lupita says:

    Because of you I started my blog (I had wanted to start it for years!) I am working on it now(theme, colors etc) I already have 3 blog posts to transfer over from a free website I started using and today I will be purchasing your course!!! So excited for myself and thank you for starting your blog and helping women like me make the dream come true!! You’re amazing!!

    • Taylor Williams says:

      YAY! you go. I’m so happy for you, blogging has totally changed my life and I hope it changes yours too. Good luck.

  4. veetly says:

    this is a really awesome blog post…social media platform gives a wing to our business and Pinterest is the best platform to boost our business. thank you so much for sharing your idea and experience with us.
    https://veetly.com/

    • Taylor Williams says:

      Thank you for reading my content. If it wasn’t for you guys reading I couldn’t have this job lol.

  5. Janet says:

    Taylor, Your post is so honest and I enjoy reading them. I bought your new course and one of your others. I have done some of the things in the Affiliate Marketing course and am going to go through Pin It Perfect later today. I have not had success with Pinterest. I ended up spending way more than I made, so I hope this course will give me some insight.

    • Taylor Williams says:

      Hopefully this course gives you a ton of insight! Thanks for being part of my tribe and supporting me. If it wasn’t for people like you I wouldn’t get to do this.

  6. Chrissy says:

    Chrissy @aplantoprosper.com

    Thanks for the great post, Taylor! You are an inspiration to me as a new blogger in the business. I appreciate what you do to help fellow bloggers run their businesses better!

  7. Jena says:

    Thank you Taylor I really enjoy your writing style and plan to take your pin it perfect course eventually. I am going to start taking courses in the next few months and yours is on my list!

  8. Sandy says:

    I truly enjoyed reading this post. Found it to be extremely helpful and found new resource I can utilize to help me strengthen my Pinterest strategy. Ads on Pinterst always scared me but they way you explained it totally makes sense. Going to give it a try.

    Love your blog! Thank you Taylor for sharing.

    Sandy
    Beauty, Bliss and Chaos

  9. Shanara says:

    Thank you for sharing! I’m super excited to launch my blog. It’s coming in the next month or so!

  10. Thanks for the information it was beneficial, my husband and I started a blog but I wanted to do more with our blog, and I wanted us to monetize, and with your class, we are well on our way to monetizing our blog. Keep up the good work because I am aiming to make this my full time seven months from now following your steps and implementing them into our blog.

  11. Jules says:

    thanks for this post! Super helpful but I’ve been blogging for 3 months and all I seem to do is spend instead of seeing money coming in…

  12. Quintessential Queen says:

    Excellent! Sign me up!

  13. Miyami Pino says:

    I dont have a business but I would love to make that kind of money by blogging for people if possible..I’m currently temporarily disabled and I’m currently in the hospital ive been here since September the 12

  14. Bekah says:

    I still have to change most of my descriptions for Pinterest Boards but I agree, it makes a difference! My numbers bump up a bit when I use better descriptions.

  15. Jessica says:

    Um…You ARE special! It takes a special person to not only figure out how to do this but then to share it with others! I have noticed that a lot of people have shifted their businesses from selling a product to selling a "brand". I have just signed up for your course since I am now home-bound due to the craziness of our world and the website that I started finally will get my attention. I have been so back and forth about "to blog or not to blog" To start with a "product or printable?" so many things have changed since I had an actual retail business years ago! So, Coronavirus has given me time to find myself! Here goes!! Thanks Taylor! My idea is going to come out once and for all!

  16. Tori says:

    Curious how you make 50 cents per click? How do you make that and how do you calculate that? I am using Mediavine and affiliates currently but I’m not sure I could say that I make 50 cents per click yet.

  17. tori says:

    Not sure if that comment sounded snarky…hahhaah. I didn’t mean it to be. Just hard in a text message comment! Genuinely asking…and being nice! I promise!!!

  18. two sisters one blog says:

    I’m a new blogger and this helped me with my start-up soooo much. Thank you Taylor 🙂 Keep being inspiring and amazing!

  19. Emily McCauley says:

    Do you promote all your pins?

  20. Carol says:

    Hi Taylor,

    I hope you are well.

    My Name is Carol from South Africa. I came across your pin on Pinterest on how to create a lifestyle blog and I was completely blown away at how it actually inspired me to start a blog of my own(which I’ve been dreaming about for years literally! ) I wanted to Thank you for the inspiration and I’m aspiring to become a Digital Entrepreneur now the thing is, blogging and Pinterest are still new in South Africa and might not be as profitable. I’m interested in joining your Pin it Perfect course but I’m wondering if it can work since I’m from another country. Please advise as to what I can do to make Pinterest work for me and my blog.

  21. Brittany Gillespie says:

    I noticed that you mentioned having blog post about products and I’m not sure if I fall in that category. I’m thinking of selling digital prints of calligraphy that I’ve done and tie that in with my current blog. I would love to utilize Pinterest somehow! Would this course be good for someone like me?

  22. Hi Taylor!
    First off I want to thank you for your passion, its great and contagious.
    Second, I am very interested in the “pin it perfect” course but here is why I am hesitant. I just started blogging ( through your course, yay) and I don’t sell anything. So my question is, when you first started blogging what did you blog about and how did you get to a point where you could get sponsors?
    I am about to get your “blog for 30 days course”, will that help me to get to where I want to be or should I go with the “pin it perfect”?
    I am ready and a tad bit lost all at the same time 🙂
    Thanks so much,

  23. Key Suddreth says:

    1. I love your new blog layout and colors!

    2. I bought Pin It Perfect and loved it! I definitely learned a lot that I didn’t know. I’m so inspired by the fact that you’ve been able to build an incredibly successful business for yourself with Pinterest and your blog alone. It’s unbelievably refreshing to see a blogger “make it” without needing Instagram!

    xx
    Key
    https://storiesbysuddreth.com/

  24. Carol Cook says:

    Can you send me Day one of how to start a blog. I have days 2-6 but somehow I can’t find Day one. Thanks!

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