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Interview with Carly from Mommy on Purpose
Today I am interviewing Carly of Mommy on Purpose on my blog.
I am very excited to share Carly’s story with you today.
Carly started her blog as a way to earn money and stay at home with her baby! Less than one year into blogging, she was earning a full-time income from her blog, making more than she ever made at her previous job.
How did she do it? Carly developed a unique Pinterest strategy that she uses to drive 200k+ page views to her blog every month. These page views translate into thousands of dollars of advertising income and affiliate sales.
If you are looking to increase your blog traffic and start earning serious money from your blog, then this might be something that you are interested in!
Check out the interview below to learn more about Carly’s blogging success.
Please give a little background on yourself and your blog!
I’m a stay at home mommy blogger, who decided to become a blogger when I discovered I was going to be a mommy. I envisioned a life where I could be at home with my baby, and still contribute to our family’s financial situation.
It was one of the best decisions I ever made! My blog is almost 2 years old now, and it earns a full time income. I am VERY grateful.
You wrote an ebook called Pinteresting Strategies. What is it about, and why did you decide to write it?
Yes, Pinteresting Strategies was born because when I was a newer blogger, plugging away at Pinterest and experimenting with Tailwind and BoardBooster and generally feeling like I just wasn’t getting anywhere, I stumbled onto this particular method for pinning my pins that got me INSANE RESULTS.
This new way of pinning SKYROCKETED my page views, and I have never looked back. All my blogging friends were asking me to teach them about Pinterest, so I wrote the book to try and help other bloggers understand what I’m doing on Pinterest that is working so well for me.
What results have you seen for your blog and income since implementing your strategies?
Within a few months of starting to pin the way the book describes, I had enough page views from Pinterest that I was accepted to an exclusive ad network.
My ad income alone is enough to justify blogging and make a huge difference to our family’s finances.
With traffic comes the possibility to grow an email list and utilize affiliate marketing as well, so I have taken advantage of that and now I make more money blogging than I ever did at work – all thanks to Pinterest.
What makes your Pinterest strategy so different from all the others out there?
It requires you to GET INTO Pinterest…
You can’t just schedule stuff and close your eyes to it! So, it does require a bit of a time commitment, which can feel difficult at first.
Who is your ebook for?
It’s for BLOGGERS – not Etsy shop owners or people who just want to affiliate market through Pinterest. I recommend that you have a website with Google Analytics installed in order to really utilize the strategies. Google Analytics is an important part of what I do on Pinterest.
It’s okay for beginners, but beginners should realize that they might not see AMAZING results right away, just because you DO need a bit of content and pins created to put to work for you.
Why do you think Pinterest is such a valuable platform for bloggers?
Just because it really is the easiest one to use and see results from, in my opinion!
What is the number one piece of advice you would give to new bloggers?
To remember that they are new for AT LEAST the first year! It is disheartening when you’re 7 months into something and not seeing results but you need to just keep going. Keep learning, keep trying new things, keep refining your blogging strategies, until one day it just all clicks and you start to see results.
Thanks for the interview, Carly!
Click here to learn more about Pinteresting Strategies!
I have personally used these strategies and I was able to more than double my page views as a new blogger thanks to Carly’s tips.
UPDATE: Carly has been generous enough to provide an exclusive discount for my readers who purchase Pinteresting Strategies. Just use the discount code PINNING5 at checkout for $5 off your purchase!
Since I originally published this, the ebook of Pinteresting Strategies has been turned into an online course format with a TON of new information. It’s also updated regularly to keep up with Pinterest changes.
I wrote a detailed review of Pinteresting Strategies with more information about the course and my personal results from taking it.