I'm pretty stoked to be bringing you an eight-part series all about Pinterest (and my experience with Jenna Kutcher's Pinterest Lab). This is going to be a totally unbiased, honest to the core, glimpse into me implementing the course + seeing what comes of it. Complete with my own analytics each week. I know it helps to read other people's genuine reviews and journeys with a workshop or course, so I thought perhaps you'd like to hop along for this ride!
WHAT IS THE PINTEREST LAB
Essentially it's a 3-module, online, do at your own pace, workshop all about how to use Pinterest to benefit your business. The first module is Clarifying Your Client, second is Powerful Pinning Strategies, and the third is Automating and Analysis. It's full to the brim with videos, PDF downloads, a workbook (mine is printed and in a cute binder already), tracker, and tons of bonuses.
A few things I had already put into place, but the rest, so far, is BRILLIANCE. My Pinterest is a MESS ten ways to Sunday, oy. But, not for long!
I'm just about to work through module 2 and am real excited. There is a step at the end of module 1 that's going to take me a hot minute (or week or more) but, worth it. Every tiny bit.
I'm committing to her, 10 minutes a day "account clean up" (a bit more when I can) as well as working through the modules/videos and will check back here with a new post each week for the eight-week tracking schedule because seeing the analytics change SHOULD be the push to keep at it!
You can read all the rest on The Pinterest Lab site.
ANALYTICS: IN THE BEGINNING
It's funny because, people are typically not quick to reveal these kinds of stats, but in my attempt at being completely authentic, I'd love for you to be able to follow along. So, without further ado, here are all the very beginning numbers. It's day 1 of officially implementing the strategies (disclosure: I got the course weeks ago, but have taken some time to work through the first module, because, life.)
Random note: as I work on cleaning up my Pinterest + using all the incredible tips and tools Jenna shares, I'm looking forward to seeing that banner up at the top reflect my brand a heck of a lot more!
Angie's Stats. As of today, June 13:
- PINTEREST FOLLOWERS: 1575
Easy to find this number, these are how many people I have following me on Pinterest. I've had an account since the beginning of Pinterest time, but have never used it for business/marketing, or been strategic with it.
- TRAFFIC GENERATED FROM PINTEREST: 2
Ouch! Two whole people came to my blog/website from Pinterest in the last 30 days, ha! One came from my profile, the other from this post (which was pinned).
- PAGE VIEWS: 2170
Page views here on my Squarespace site for the last 30 days.
- EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: 1996
I've been "building" an email list since 2009 - long, long before I knew why or that I would even want/need to for my future small business and publishing of book goals. I recently sent a newsletter and lost about 25 people (very normal) so I've back below 2k, for now!
- NUMBER OF NEW PINS: 0
This number is simply to keep track of my new goals, a certain number of new pins I'll be adding each week. Looks like I've not pinned a single recipe all week!
Until next week! Thanks for reading. Anyone else do The Pinterest Lab?