Pinterest and I are tight. I'm fairly open with the fact that I would rather sit, wine in hand, and pin pictures about cleaning and organizing than actually clean and organize. At this point 50% of my blog traffic is coming from Pinterest so I convince myself it is a wise investment of time. (Then I pin time management ideas to balance out my delusions.) Occasionally, I look at folks who have millions of followers and I ask myself- How the heck did they get there? Because I want to be there, I dream of being there!
I was lucky enough to be introduced to Melissa Taylor, who runs ImaginationSoup.net and happens to be an award winning educator and writer. I'm not sure if I've shared this before but I was all signed up for education classes when I went off to college until a relative (who was a teacher) sat me down and talked me out of it. And that folks is how I ended up as PR/Marketing major. Melissa obviously did not have any disgruntled relatives to talk her out of educating so she went on to become a famous face on Pinterest (obviously this is the root of my problems). Melissa joined Pinterest and in less than a year had well over a million followers. And she has great hair, life just isn't fair sometimes.
Today marks the launch of Melissa's book on how you too can become a Pinterest goddess. The book, Pinterest Savvy How I Got 1 Million + Followers, is available free on Kindle for today 2/7/13 only. After that it will be $4.97. With the purchase of the book you have access to free worksheets. I adore worksheets. There is something satisfying about having instructions laid out for you and checking things off.
Melissa's book is packed full of all sorts of handy tips and tricks. Having used Pinterest for awhile I was surprised by how much I didn't know I didn't know! It is written in a conversational and easy to read style. I read the entire thing in one sitting and keep going back to re-read the sections I'm currently working on.
I've prettied up my boards, streamlined my description, and seen an increase in re-pins.
Do you want to learn more about:
* How to attract more Pinterest followers?
* How to achieve marketing & sales goals online (Did you know that average Pinterest users spend $80 vs. Facebook users $45? And that's not all in washing soda and glycerin so they can make their own detergent and body wash!)
* Success stories & tactics
Then head on over to Amazon and get Pinterest Savvy FREE today!
As if that all isn't enough Melissa is giving away a Kindle Fire over on her site. Check out the details and enter to win here.
I challenge you to use Melissa's tips and report back. I'm starting dedicated Pinterest time today and I plan on reporting back on how my follower growth is in a month! Will you beat me?
* I was given access to Pinterest Savvy ahead of it's release date for the purposes of a review. My opinion is always my own as I am very bad at pretending to like things that I don't. I don't like Pinterest Savvy- I freaking LOVE it and hope to begin my slow takeover of Pinterest as soon as the kids go down for their naps!