Every new pinner runs into the same problem. The process of finding the group boards, sending messages to the board owner and not getting a reply back, gets old really fast.
The hardest part is connecting with people. Time is valuable. Nobody wants their time wasted.
Our email inboxes are flooded with spam. 99.9% of the comments on Pins are spam. Spam is everywhere!
If like-minded people could just find a way just to connect, joining forces is the easy part.
Build a Reputation
We all crave quick results, but immediate results are sporadic. Learn to appreciate the journey. Carefully lay down the building blocks of a successful, blogging career.
Be Asset, Not a Beggar
Change your mindset.
The best content always rises to the top. You have to produce the best content, its the building blocks of a successful business.
If your pins are super beautiful with proper descriptions, group board owners will realize that you are an asset, not a liability. Being the owner of a group board is very time-consuming.
Group boards have to stay spam-free. The more contributors, the harder it gets to manage. You always want to ensure board admins that you have read the rules, and that you will always follow the rules.
Become a Stalker
Look for like-minded people. Look for profiles with equal followers. Look for group boards with total contributors less than 100.
Go Outside of Pinterest
It’s not really possible to connect with people directly on Pinterest. To effectively network, you need to leave Pinterest. Here are the 5 best places to connect with your fellow pinners.
Joining Facebook groups is by far the easiest method to network. Join Facebook groups, ask questions, answer questions, start a conversation with the people you are ‘stalking.’ Don’t worry, we are all stalkers, just not the creepy kind.
If a blogger is using Tailwind Tribes, you can safely assume, they are serious about their business. The tribes do have a chat feature, but it’s also pretty spammy, so just focus on re-pinning the content of the successful bloggers, again the ones that you are ‘stalking.’
If you are consistently re-pinning certain people’s pins, they should take notice, and this might help you get a group invite in the future.
LinkedIn isn’t used by everyone. You would probably have better success using Facebook groups to network, but it still an option that shouldn’t be ignored.
Business Facebook Pages
Contacting people via their Facebook business page works excellent! They have to reply to you if they think you’re a possible customer.
Again, be respectful of people’s time and make sure that your Pinterest profile is looking incredible before you reach out to people. You only one chance to make a first impression.
You best chance to network and forge real relationships with your peers is a direct face to face contact. Attending conferences will allow you to seek out and form those alliances needed to take your business to the next level.
Start Your Own
If you still can’t seem to find or get accepted to group boards, you can always start your own. It’s probably best to have a minimum of 1000 followers before you consider this option.
Make sure the group board has only beautiful pins and set strict rules right from the start.