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I purchased Pinteresting Strategies by Carly Campbell because I was frustrated with the Pinterest game. Many of you may feel the same way.
I had read what seems like 1 million blog posts about Pinterest and how to use it to increase your blog traffic. There are SOOOO many blogs out there and they all seem to be saying different things about how to be successful with Pinterest. Often times they just felt sales pitchy.
How I found out about Pinteresting Strategies by Carly Campbell
One of the strategies that I had read about in one of the courses that I had bought (NOT Pinteresting Strategies) was to join and many group boards as possible to help get your content in front of lots of people… (definitely not the best strategy).
But I was new to the Pinterest game and that was my quest. Because everything that you read in courses must be true and up to date… right?
It was in this quest of finding a million group boards to join that I sent a request to a group board owner. They kindly responded and told me no.
At first, I was bummed out, but then she gave me some advice about focusing my efforts on my own boards and she suggested that I take a look into Pinteresting Strategies by Carly Campbell.
Did I just receive a reference that had no strings attached or affiliate link behind the text?
The fact that someone would just suggest something because it was good got me interested.
I was then off to do some more research. Every review that I had read had so many great things to say about her e-book that I decided to give it a read.
There are so many courses out there on using Pinterest to grow your business. I have personally bought a couple. But the true question is… which course should I get? Or, is it even worth it to get a course? With so many courses out there, these are probably good questions to be asking.
I hope that this honest review will help you in making the decision of whether or not Pinteresting Strategies by Carly Campbell is right for you.
Carly is a mom just like most of you. She started a blog back in 2016 that now makes 6 figures and drives over 200K+ page views per month. Something that all of us are most likely striving for. We want to take control of our life and our finances. Or as Carly puts it,
“I wanted to be a mommy on purpose, not a mommy of circumstance, or a mommy just getting by. Or even a mommy doing mostly ok. I want to be intentional about motherhood.”
Through her blogging journey, she was very analytical about Pinterest and her blog… and still is, you can see that in her course. Carly was able to put together an awesome step by step course on how she did it. While I found most of the content very relatable to me partly because I am in the motherhood niche, I also think that it is very pertinent to any blog niche. If you’re new to the blogging game Carly also has a FREE course on starting a blog! It is totally worth it to see if blogging could be something for you.
Pinteresting Strategies Overview
Carly Campbell’s Pinteresting Strategies covers quite a bit of content. And to be honest it is useful content, not just the fluff that you read everywhere else. It actually was an ebook to begin with, but she then converted it over to a course format so that she could keep it up to date. Which is so awesome because Pinterest is always changing. See below for what she covers:
- Traffic and its importance to your blog
- Setting up your Pinterest profile for success
- Understanding people and how Pinterest is all about people
- Pinterest SEO
- Group Boards
- Carly’s pinning strategy (mostly manual pinning) – this is what I found most helpful!
Carly is right on point when she talks about what really matters with Pinterest. Often times we get caught up on impressions and saves. And those do matter to a certain extent. But, what really matters is driving traffic to your blog.
You can get all the saves and impressions in the world but if no one clicks over to your blog then it doesn’t really matter. No clicks to your website means no money from ads, no affiliate sales, no email opt-in sign-ups, and ultimately a lack of success. Unless that’s what you’re going for…
Much of her strategy is manual pinning. This is how she gets so many page views. It may be a bit overwhelming to begin with but it will soon become easier and easier.
Everything has a cost and this course is no different. To be honest, at $47 the course was a no brainer for me. Many of the other courses that I was looking at purchasing were $200+. One of the courses was even $547. Crazy! For what you get with Pinteresting Strategies the price was well worth it.
- She is very detailed about Pinterest and how it works, the Pinterest Algorithm, and how people interact on the platform and how that can affect your blog.
- Carly focuses on what really matters (getting people to your blog).
- By formatting the content into a course she can regularly update content. And she actually does!
- Her strategy on manually pinning is very effective.
- She explains what she is talking about: Carly does not just point out something that is important and then not explain it. She goes into great depth so that you can understand.
- If reading isn’t quite your thing Carly has made a ton of videos explaining what she is talking about. I found this helpful as I am a visual learner.
- While the course has great content the course software that she used looks clunky and can be somewhat difficult to follow.
- The course at times was very slow (in terms of load time).
- Because Carly uses a manual pinning strategy, I wish that she had more insight into keeping track of all the pins that you are pinning. She just says that she doesn’t keep track of them. While this may work for some people, it doesn’t for me.
Summary of Pinteresting Strategies
Overall the course was well worth the $47 that I spent on it, despite the minor flaws that it had (which to be honest were just problems that I had with it).
Pinteresting Strategies by Carly Campbell will help you to get a better handle on Pinterest and how to use it to grow your business. It will give you better insight on how to pin. The course will also help you to create pins that get clicked by people. You will learn all of these things and many more by taking her course. I definitely would recommend it.
Remember not to put all your eggs in the Pinterest basket. About half of Carly’s traffic comes from Pinterest. The other half comes from other platforms. Don’t be afraid to try new things out and see what works for you.
I hope you found this review useful and that you may now have a better idea of is this course is right for you. Do any of you use a manual pinning strategy? If so, what are you doing to see success? Let me know, I’d love to hear about it.
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