Heather is a student of two of my Pinterst courses, both 5 Days to Profitable Affiliate Pinning and Pinning Your Way to Success.
Hi Heather! Tell us about yourself!
I’m an average mom…wife and mother of two, working full time in Business Development and Operations. You can see her Pinterest profile below!
How many Pinterest followers did you have when you started the course?
I had about 20 and they were all just friends from Facebook
How much money were you making from home before you started Pinning Your Way to Success?
What were your goals before you started the course?
I was really looking for a way to supplement my family’s income that didn’t require getting a part-time job. The hours that I currently work leave me with limited time with my family as it was- I wasn’t interested in taking away from that.
What were some of your biggest fears and doubts? What kept you going through those?
I had been searching a LONG time for some sort of program that had the flexibility I needed that was actually viable and didn’t involve a blog. And I wasn’t finding anything BUT programs and courses and pins ON how to make money with a blog. I actually had already resigned myself to needing a blog in order to make money online.. and wasted $100+ on buying a domain name and site hosting.. before I found this program. I had tried app testing and survey taking; I had looked into programs that ended up being MLM scams; I even trained briefly to do testing for major computer corporation we all know, but the hours they required and the testing parameters were unrealistic. So I definitely had a healthy amount of skepticism going into this program and certainly a fear of throwing away even more money than I already had.
Tell us about how you got started!
It took some time for me to go through the course because I have a high needs toddler underfoot. I spent a good amount of time cleaning up my boards, and upping my pin counts with quality pins. And there was some frustration with Shopstyle at one point not looking and acting like it had been shown in the course! But after getting used to the platforms and different tools, I was putting in an average of an hour or two over the course of a day. It was fun and figuring out what my audience actually wanted was interesting!
When did you really start to see results?
4 weeks in I had a snowball effect happen. I really wasn’t expecting anything yet since the program notes that it can take 6-8 weeks and that was with some sort of moderate Pinterest following established.
So I was really surprised when I started getting more and more followers and more and more clicks! And even then- compared to others I have seen, I still have a very modest number of followers. (175) And my clicks and the money are still building!
From Christina: Heather shared when she broke her first $100 in OYB Encouragement and Support Facebook group! If you apply, make sure to answer the questions so we can make sure you’re not a spammer. 😉
What are you looking forward to most as your Pinterest business grows?
Financial freedom. Even with two incomes- money is tight, daycare is expensive, cars need work, debt should be paid off, the house needs work. I am totally ready to tackle these things with the help of my Pinterest business!
Anything you want to add for other potential students out there?
Follow where you audience takes you. Pay attention to the types of pin saves you are getting that are being saved to other’s boards. They WILL tell you what they like and where you should go!