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It’s only October 2017, but I’m already developing a strong strategy with automation for the next year.
I started planning it back in September.
Right now, I’m working on the second pillar of my planning: Strong Strategy.
The first strategy I chose was Pinterest.
Why I picked Pinterest
I’m a Pinterest fan.
I’ve been a member of the platform since its early days when it was “by invitation only.”
As it grew and bloggers started to use it more, rules changed.
Who doesn’t like beautiful pictures?
I have a soft spot for visuals. It’s a pleasure to invest in the looks of my content to help grow my reach.
Fast forwarding to 2017, I hit a viral pin for the first time.
As I’m writing this post, 30 Affirmations To Build Confidence And Overcome Fear has been shared over 96k times on Pinterest.
Can I ask you a favor? Can you check the number of shares on the post right now and let me know it in the comments below, please?
As a result, I also saw increases in:
- email subscribers
- Facebook group members
- number of students
- number of clients
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What does Pinterest have to do with automation?
Despite my success using Pinterest, I don’t want to spend my days on it.
I’m not a Pin Diva.
I’m someone who experienced growth in a short period and who’s learning as much as possible about the platform.
Pinterest has become my favorite tool to meet new people, but it’s not my job.
I’m a Productivity Life Coach who helps women who want more for themselves but can’t find the time for activities that would help them grow.
I value my time and how I spend it as much as my clients’.
How can I keep up with the momentum without spending countless hours on Pinterest, then?
AUTOMATION is the answer!
Why automation for Pinterest
To me, social media is all about building relationships.
I value interactions above numbers on a report.
Therefore, I prefer to spend my social media time “talking” to people instead of posting.
With automation I can:
- be consistent
- save time
- avoid spam
- replicate my processes
In just a few minutes, I promote various of my blog posts daily on Pinterest.
I also curate an average of 20 pins from 3rd parties and do a handful live pins.
All it takes me to be a regular on Pinterest is about 15 minutes a day.
Visiting a board with the same pin posted by the same person over and over again is a pet peeve to me.
I don’t like it, I’m sure you don’t like it, and neither does Pinterest.
Replicate my processes
Once I put together a successful process, I repeat it for all my content.
I don’t need to reinvent the wheel every single day to have great results.
How to develop a strong strategy with automation
When it comes to Pinterest, my automation strategy consists of using 3 tools:
I plan all the pins from my blog with CoSchedule.
I created various Social Templates that allow me to distribute my content without being spammy.
When I create or join a new board, I add it to the end of the queue.
It’s a lot faster and easier to use than the old list I used to keep.
Tailwind is my tool of choice for scheduling pins from 3rd parties.
It allows me to spread activity on my profile throughout the day. Including when I’m sleeping.
Tribes are also a great feature to help promote niche content.
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In addition to Tribes, I’m also a member of some Group Boards on Pinterest.
They’re niche-based boards where various bloggers share relevant content.
To make sure I’m not only posting on these boards but also sharing their content, I created tasks on Todoist.
Social media is about relationships, remember?
On different days of the week, I set reminders to repin images from those boards.
Developing a Strong Strategy
Pinterest is my number one strategy for 2018.
Email marketing was my second one, but I had to speed things up a little bit.
(I talked all about it in a Facebook Live stream).
Depending on your goals, you may need something different.
I used Mindful Planning to spot the best strategy for me. I highly recommend you do the same.
If you need help getting started, come on over to our challenge.
52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You
I’m hosting a 52-week productivity challenge on my closed Facebook Group.
You can read everything about the challenge here.
How the 52-week productivity challenge works
First of all, grab a copy of the list 52 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity .
After signing up, you’ll be invited to join my closed Facebook group.
On the group, I’ll share daily prompts during the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.
I’ll guide you through a brand-new topic each week.
From Monday through Friday, you’ll learn how you can use Mindful Planning™ to:
- become more efficient
- save time
- manage stress
- achieve your goals
You can start the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You at any moment of the year.
And you choose whether to follow every single week or to focus on your personal pain points.
If you miss anything, you can always refer to older posts for catch-up or review.
All that FOR FREE!
See you at the challenge
The method I apply to the challenge is exactly the same one I use with my clients: Mindful Planning™.
It’s a 5-step method you can use to all aspects of your life become more productive one day at a time without added stress.
Come and join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You today.
I’m looking forward guiding you towards a successful year and beyond!
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