I’ve come to realize recently how amazing Pinterest is and why it’s a great platform for any blogger to share their posts with. However, if you’re new Pinterest, it can be really difficult to get started.
When I first started using Pinterest, I must’ve sent about 40 emails and a bunch of messages to board owners requesting to join their Pinterest boards. I didn’t get any replies. I didn’t know why I was not getting Pinterest invites.
But then everything changed.
I thought I wasn’t getting invited to any Pinterest Group Boards because I had only 43 followers, 30 of my own pins and no reputation to back me up with. At that point, I thought to myself, “How am I supposed to get traffic from Pinterest when I can’t even get invited to any group boards?”
I’m sure if you’re reading this post, you can relate.
All that being said, only a few weeks ago, I took part in a grand total of 0 group boards.
If you visit my Pinterest account now, you’ll also notice that I’m in more than 15 different group boards with 400 – 20,000 followers each. How did I do it?
I’m going to share with you the formula that works for me but before you carry on with the rest of this post, you need to make sure that people are already consistently sharing your pins onto their group boards.
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I requested to join group boards that included my pins
Tailwind has a page that tells you who pinned your pin and what board they pinned it on. You can access it by going to Monitor Your Domain > Organic Activity.
There you’ll find all the pins that link to your website, including any repins from other Pinterest users.
Alternatively, you can also check who pinned your pins by going to https://www.pinterest.ca/source/aspiringbloggers.com/ and replacing it with your URL at the end instead of mine.
Every day, I use this as a resource to find out which group boards my pins were repinned to and then send a convincing message to the group board owner to request an invite. Here’s a sample of what I usually write:
I noticed that one of your collaborators just pinned one of my pins onto your group board – Blogging Tips & Tricks.
I was wondering if you’re accepting new collaborators for that board. If so, I’m interested in contributing. Let me know, thanks 🙂
Why does this message format work?
Because right in the beginning of the message, I’m already giving myself credibility by mentioning that one of the collaborators of the group board already pinned one of my pins. So what’s the harm in adding me as a contributor as well? It gives little reason for the board owner to refuse my request.
Best case scenario, a group board owner pins one of your pins onto their group board. In this case, I usually replace “I noticed that one of your collaborators” with “I noticed that you.” If the board owner pins your pins, there should be absolutely no reason why they shouldn’t add you as a contributor!
This is the strategy that has gotten me invitations to 15+ different group boards in just two weeks. Some of the group boards I’m a part of now even have over 20,000 followers!
All you have to do from then on is keep repeating these steps as often as possible to get as many group board invites as you can.
I now pin daily to my new group boards!
Now that I was actually a part of different group boards, whereas two weeks ago I wasn’t in any, I now am able to share my pins daily onto all 15 of the group boards I’m involved in.
Since there are a lot of followers on these group boards + the collaborators, I’m consistently getting group board invites because people like my pins and also because they notice I’m already involved in so many group boards.
When I started my Pinterest research in January, one of my goals was to start getting more Pinterest Group Board invites. I’m pretty sure I’m satisfying that goal now as I’m getting almost 1 invite per day and it’s really helping out a lot with traffic to my blog.
I feel super accomplished to now be able to contribute to the 15+ Pinterest group boards I’m now a part of!
I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest and repin the image at the top. It’ll help others get more group board invites 🙂 Comments are also welcome!