claim your instagram on pinterest

January 14, 2024

I’ve got some SUPER exciting news: You can now claim your Instagram profile on Pinterest…again! Yes, you heard that right. After a brief hiatus, Pinterest has brought back the feature allowing users to claim their Instagram accounts. This is going to be a MAJOR game changer for so many people. Keep reading to learn why & HOW you can take advantage of this super dope new feature!

Why Claiming Your Website, Shopify, or Instagram on Pinterest is Important to Your Pinterest Marketing Success

Claiming your social accounts or website on Pinterest is like declaring, “Yes, this fabulous content is mine!” It verifies your ownership of your website, shopify or social account and assures the world that you’re not some bot or spam account. Plus, by claiming your website or social account on Pinterest, it allows you to track your Pinterest-driven traffic. Which is super important because this data is what will help you determine what IS or ISN’T working within your Pinterest marketing strategy.

A Brief History of Pinterest’s “It’s Complicated” Relationship with Instagram

Once upon a time, in the magical world of Pinterest, users could claim their Instagram accounts. This function allowed Pinterest users to showcase their Instagram content on Pinterest & drive viewers back to their Instagram account with the click of a button, typically with the hopes of gaining a new follower or two. Then, in a plot twist, Pinterest pulled the plug on this feature. Why? To keep users ON Pinterest rather than sending them elsewhere. This happened around the same time that Pinterest introduced Idea Pins – another feature meant to keep people on platform longer as Idea Pins (initially) didn’t allow you to add external links.

Fast forward to today, and now we’re witnessing another big shift in Pinterest’s approach. Recognizing the value of interconnected social media experiences, Pinterest has reintroduced the ability to claim Instagram accounts on its platform. This change is a strategic adaptation to the evolving digital landscape where cross-platform connectivity is KEY. The reintroduction of the Instagram claiming feature marks a departure from Pinterest’s previous focus on idea pins, signaling a broader vision for the platform.

Why The Reintroduction of This Feature is IMPORTANT

Claiming your Instagram on Pinterest is like opening a portal between two worlds. It’s a fantastic opportunity, especially for influencers and digital entrepreneurs, to link their pins directly to their Instagram accounts. Allowing you to link back to instagram will encourage the cold lead to get to know you EVEN more by following you on Instagram – the process can take a bit longer if they’re just going to your website & reading a blog. There’s no telling if they’ll revisit after their initial visit or if they’ll open your emails after downloading your freebie. However, if they follow you on instagram, they’ll see your content when you post & you will be able to foster a genuine connection with them

How to Take Advantage of This New Feature

While you’re rejoicing over this Instagram-Pinterest reunion, remember: balance is key. Don’t just bombard Pinterest with links to your Instagram. If you have a website or blog, keep directing traffic there too. For those who are website-less and blog-less, this feature is a godsend. It means you can use Pinterest to channel traffic directly to your Instagram shop or bio links like Milkshake or Linktree. This makes Pinterest marketing more accessible for people who don’t have, want to have, or are able to set up websites and blogs for themselves.

Need Help With Your Pinterest Marketing Strategy?

Are you excited to reap the benefits but feel like you’re navigating a labyrinth when it comes to Pinterest marketing? I can help yoouuuuu! Whether you need a one-time strategy session or ongoing monthly assistance with your Pinterest marketing, I’ve got your back. Check out my one-time offers here or learn more about monthly management or Pinterest for a quarter here. Let’s make your digital presence sparkle on Pinterest!

And there you have it, folks! The exciting return of being able to claim your Instagram account on Pinterest, a little bit of history, some sage advice, and a few tips for how to get started. Remember, in the digital world, every move is a step towards your next big breakthrough. Happy pinning and Instagramming!

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August 6, 2022

Do you HATE doing engagement as much as I do? Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you could continue gaining followers WITHOUT having to do a ton of engagement before and after your post? To me, engagement is one of the most tedious parts of Instagram, and I’m always looking for ways to continue gaining followers without engagement. 

 If you’re in the same boat, you’re in luck. Today, I want to share how I got 46 followers in one day without doing a single minute of engagement! Ready to know my secret?

It was simply THIS carousel! (Click the image after reading this blog to see the post on Instagram). Isn’t it crazy that if you continue to provide your audience with juicy, valuable information, they’ll be interested in it without you having to constantly engage with and remind them you exist?? My analytics speak for themselves! I got 132 profile visits and 46 new followers, plus the post reached over 1,000 accounts and prompted 200+ interactions! 

Engagement will always be a great tool to add to your marketing strategy, because it builds community. However, I feel like engagement has turned into this ‘get followers quick’ Instagram growth hack

Really, you shouldn’t rely solely on engagement to grow your account and generate new leads. Creating super valuable content and binge-worthy carousels will easily grow your Instagram without requiring a ton of additional engagement. I strongly recommend focusing on your content and content strategy rather than the amount of time you’re spending on engagement.

All that aside, it is way easier said than done to create that “juicy, valuable” content! That’s why I wrote this blog. To give you all of the tips and ticks on creating those juicy carousels.

What Does Your Audience Want More Of?

Take a MAJOR step back and really think about your audience. If you were in their shoes, what would stop your scroll? Ask yourself, “What would MY target audience really want to see? What burning questions do they have?” Putting your audience back at the center of your content creation, regardless of how many followers you have, ensures that every piece of content you create will be valuable for someone. Instagram loves content that brings value to users, because it keeps them coming back!

Do Market Research

After you ask YOURSELF what your audience wants to see as a baseline, try actually asking your audience. You can use story polls, past questions in your DM’s and comments, or Facebook Group comment threads, for great content ideas. Figure out what your audience is actually interested in, and what types of questions they’re asking. Then, structure your content around that information!

Work Smarter Not Harder

I don’t know about you, but one of the most stressful aspects of content creation for me is actually making the content look original, aesthetically pleasing, and on brand. To make things easier on myself, I LOVE buying templates to keep things simple. That way, when it comes time to write the binge-worthy content, I don’t have to worry about creating original layouts–I just have to make some adjustments, input my copy, and alter the colors to match my branding!

Skip The Fluff

Don’t include any fluff in your post, just the juicy stuff! Your audience will not want to binge your content if half of it is unhelpful or just “extra” that you added to make the carousel look longer. In order to keep my posts super concise, I outline them ahead of time, write them out, and then edit them down a few different times. This allows me to make sure I have only the best parts of my content, and my messaging is super clear. 

Remember, not every carousel will be a hit. However, every once in a while, you’ll post one and it will TAKE off. When you have a reputation for creating great content and helpful carousels, there’s a higher chance for success. At the end of the day, it’s all about consistency and VALUE. 

Sidenote: I’m definitely not recommending that you stop engagement altogether! I’m just saying that it may be helpful to shift some of the time you spend on engagement toward researching and creating valuable content. 

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June 18, 2021

Part of the reason why I started doing these blog posts was to help new VA’s, Pinterest and IG managers. I wanted to be a resource, someone you could look to for help and advice. So, in an effort to be more transparent with my followers, I’m going to give you some advice as to how I find and retain clients!

To find new clients, you have to look. I know, easier said than done, but it’s the truth. It took me eight months to get to where I am now. It was a tireless journey but I’ve come out the other side and now consistently booked with five plus clients a month. I recommend you start looking for an online community of people who are all engaging in the same kind of content creation as you. You can do that in one of two ways. By either joining a Facebook group in the same niche as you are;or by a Facebook group  managed by service providers as these usually have hundreds of job postings for you to choose from. By joining a community of people doing similar work they can refer new clients to you when they are unable to take them on.

In order to retain them, I adhere to a strict schedule, that way they’ll always have new content being published and they don’t have to worry about losing their engagement. I also work extremely hard to communicate often with my clients so they feel like they can always reach me. I want my clients to know that I’m always available to talk, and answer any questions whenever they need me. I also like to go the extra mile for my clients. I like to send them progress reports, little gifts, and referral discounts. Anything that you can do to stand out from the rest and make your clients feel like they matter to you is also a really good way to keep them! Lastly, I have found that offering custom packages to new clients in order to work with them anyway possible has greatly improved my retention rate and intake rate.

Now, you’re probably wondering how I stay booked out. I have included a clause in all my contracts that any client must provide me with fourteen days notice before they cancel my services. This allows us time to wrap up any pending work, and allows me to find a new client to replace them. I work hard to communicate regularly with any new potential clients, and I have a few client applications waiting for a second look at any given moment.

There you have it! These are the tips and tricks that I have found have worked the best for me and my business. I hope that they can help you with yours! Every business is different! But if you’re new to VA or Pinterest and IG management and you’re looking for a little bit of guidance you can book a strategy session with me via this link. We can talk about all things VA. I’ve been exactly where you are before. Or feel free to DM me on IG if you have any other questions or are looking to chat!

PS if you’re a VA or small business looking for Pinterest coaching or guidance, I’m launching a new “Pinterest Support” service in August! I will be offering voxer and loom support 5 days a week to anyone that signs up on a month to month basis! If you sign up in July as a beta tester, your first month will be heavily discounted! This is a great option for anyone that is interest in learning Pinterest but just can’t seem to figure it out on their own! Click here to inquire!

May 28, 2021

You can do a lot but you can’t do it all

Girlie, I see you trying to work every facet of your business on your own and I can feel the burn out coming FOR you. No one can run a whole ass successful business alone. You have to ask for help every once in a while and THAT’S OKAY!

I learned this the hard way. I am a headstrong, stubborn, uber-independant DOUBLE Aquarius and the things I hate most in this world are 1. Asking for help and 2. Surrendering control.

I started my business back in September of 2020 and at first, doing everything myself was a breeze. I only had one or two clients a month, I had a ton of time to educate myself, come up with stellar content, do engagement, build my own website, manage my own finances, write my own copy, do my own marketing, etc etc etc. However, at a certain point, more inquiries started coming in. My business started growing & by February, I was drowning.

I couldn’t keep up with my own business anymore. I was working 30 hours a week corporate, 30 hours a week split between 7 clients and my business was majorly suffering. I didn’t’t have time for engagement or outreach anymore, I couldn’t manage my own Pinterest, and I struggled to make time for content creation. So, I did what I never thought I would do & I hired help.

In February I hired a Virtual Assistant to do engagement for me and in March I hired a copywriter. It was such a relief. Such a weight off of my shoulders. I didn’t have to worry about engagement or copy anymore and I started to feel more in control again.

So, if you’re feeling burnt out or like you just don’t have time to do everything on your own anymore, if your business is growing at a rate that you can’t sustain alone, this is your sign to outsource.

Lucky for you, you’re in the right place. I am an Instagram and Pinterest manager! I offer full Instagram management services—content creation, planning, caption writing, and hashtag research. I also offer full Pinterest management—Blog writing, post scheduling, content creation, e-mail marketing and analytics reports. So, if you just don’t have time to market your business anymore, fill out a client application and let me take something off of your plate.

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