Using Pinterest to Drive Traffic to a New Blog w/ Melissa Blevins
WHO IS IT?
Melissa Blevins from Illinois
WHAT IS THEIR SIDE HUSTLE?
Melissa’s side hustle is running a personal finance blog.
WHY SHOULD I LISTEN?
After spending years thinking about starting a blog, she finally said enough is enough and took the time to learn what it took to launch a profitable blog. Since Melissa had no prior background in running an online blog, she didn’t try to tackle everything herself, she saved time by looking at experts to show her the way. After learning the right way to launch her blog, it only took Melissa a few months to get her blog profitable. To help get more money to support her blog and allow her to get more digital tools to run her business, she also donates blood plasma. This lands her another $400 each time she does it.
HOW WILL IT HELP ME?
Like many of the listeners to this podcast, Melissa was on the fence about launching her online business. Back in 2011 she even bought her domain and quickly become overwhelmed and stopped. She admits, that she should have done her research and figured it out, or paid someone to help her get started. In 2018, either one of those will work – you can learn just about everything for starting a blog on YouTube and if you want to hire someone to do it for you, then you can do that on sites like Fiverr. Once she got started, she narrowed her focus on how she would drive traffic to the website. Since there are tons of social media channels to choose from, Melissa looked at where her audience was and decided to focus there. For her, this place was Pinterest. Since focusing on Pinterest to drive traffic, she now gets a lot of her traffic from there and gets over 250,000 impressions per month on her content.