Two years ago I had a 9-5 job that stacked my bank account but drained my soul. I started my blog, CurlsUnderstood.com, just so I'd have something creative to focus my energy on.
Who knew that decision would change my life.
I started blogging, my goal was to make it my full-time gig but as I watched
other blogger's monthly income reports grow, I struggled to gain the traction
and traffic I needed
to make a steady income.
I wondered why is it that some bloggers and influencers explode, while other equally talented people fade into oblivion?
was determined to make my blog a success and not have it fall into the online
of failed blogs.
I started researching online advertising (too complicated), working with influencers (too expensive), I even thought about creating an elaborate YouTube channel (too time-consuming).
I turned to my Google Analytics to see what blog post topics were working
and which weren’t.
(Screenshots from Google Analytics showing referral traffic and pageview growth over 1 year)
As a blogger, influencer or business, your brand’s core currency is the number of eyeballs you have on your site and social platforms.
These people become your TRIBE (readers, followers, subscribers, and eventually, customers).
Without a tribe, the amount of money you make from online ad revenue, affiliate marketing, brand sponsorships, and products will be limited.
Once I kick-started my platform with the traffic it needed, the money started to follow. Opportunities presented themselves without me even trying.
Hi there! I’m Sylvia – a digital strategist with 10+ years experience building online brands for non-profits (AARP) and start-ups (Bumble & Bumble founder Michael Gordon's Hairstory) including my own site CurlsUnderstood.com.
I founded Curls Understood in 2014 and built it into a 260K+ online community for women, which includes 26K followers on Pinterest and an email list of 10K+.
With a faithful tribe I launched a successful subscription box for curls, published two eBooks and I currently consult for Unilever – one of the biggest corporations in the world. All because of blogging!
I’ve also been featured on FOX 5, Allure Magazine, Buzzfeed.com, MindBodyGreen.com, and Black Enterprise.
Over the past 2 years, I’ve grown my Curls Understood’s Pinterest account
from 0 to 1.9M monthly views.
Over 6 weeks, I grew my personally branded Pinterest account
from 0 to 130K monthly views.
I’ve uncovered and reverse-engineered the 8 strategies YOU need to implement and
grow your Pinterest monthly viewers to your first 100K.
The more aggressively you use these techniques, the higher your monthly views and
the higher your referral traffic from Pinterest to your site.
You can also use Pinterest to drive traffic to YouTube, Instagram or a
sign-up landing page for your email list.
This is the flagship course of the #IdRatherBePaid Academy and I'm launching this
Beta version to a limited number of people.
(Screenshots from Curls Understood's Pinterest account)
(Screenshots from my personal brand's Pinterest account)
PINTEREST IS A HYBRID OF A VISUAL SEARCH ENGINE AND SOCIAL PLATFORM.
People can share and bookmark to their accounts images/graphics (i.e. “pins”) that interest and inspire them. It is the social elements of this platform that make pins go viral.
Unlike Facebook/Instagram posts or tweets which have a shelf life of 24-48 hours,
pins are EVERGREEN!
Like fine wine, the more your pins mature the better they get
(their reach increases with time).
Your goal, as a blogger, influencer or business is to create the best pins for your content and
get as many people as possible to pin them.
As pins linked back to your content go viral, traffic to your platform will grow significantly!
These strategies have been tested and proven. And not just on my sites. I’ve coached and consulted with fellow bloggers and brands to grow their platforms…
Moral of the story: This course is grounded in proven principles and strategies that work. It’s broken down into simple, step-by-step modules that allow you to easily walk through each of my Pinterest strategies.
This course covers these 3 main areas (using 8 easy-to-follow modules):
1. How to get to your first 100K monthly views on Pinterest
As I grew my presence on Pinterest, I documented every step of the process so I could teach you how to do the same:
Every strategy will be meticulously broken down so you can easily follow along and implement them for yourself.
2. How to set up your Pinterest business account and site correctly
We’ll start at the beginning and lay the foundation:
I’m going to give you an easy-to-follow blueprint to set up your systems to manage your Pinterest account and site for maximum effect.
3. How will investing in a Pinterest strategy make you money?
This is the $1,000,000 question…
This is where it gets really fun.
The strategies you’ll learn here have generated for me on average $1500 in sponsorships per month, $2100 in affiliate marketing revenue per month, $900 in ad revenue per month, and $110K in online product sales.
My exact step-by-step process for determining the pins and
infographics that work best on Pinterest
How to properly structure each blog post to encourage thousands of repins
The hack I stumbled upon to see how many repins other pinners are receiving (Pinterest recently took this feature away preventing users from seeing what’s popular across Pinterest)
My list of Group Boards segmented by niche
My list of Affiliate programs segmented by niche
The exact emails I use to request joining Group Boards and Tailwind Tribes
The SEO strategy I use to dramatically increase the chance of my pins
being found on Pinterest (and Google!)
The 5 content upgrades you can use to entice new emails subscribers once they land on your site
How to understand Pinterest’s Smart Feed (algorithm) and use it to your advantage
How to incorporate Promoted Pins into your strategy (don't worry you don't have to pay ;)
The #PinterestPaid course is broken into 8 easy-to-follow modules to ensure that you don’t get overwhelmed and can easily and methodically grow your Pinterest monthly views to 100,000 and more...
2 Monthly Payments of $99
(That's $3.24 per day!)
One-Time Payment of $187
Note: This Beta version of #PinterestPaid is being sold for a significantly reduced price and will launch to the public in March 2018.
How will you participate in the course?
You’ll have access to the course as I complete each of the eight modules from Jan-Mar 2018 and lifetime access to the final version once it launches.
You’ll also be the Beta participants and therefore will have hands-on access to me that future participants will not have.
I’m confident you’ll LOVE this course, but if 30 days after all the modules have launched, you gave it a real try and didn’t see progression, you can get a full refund.