Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:49 pm
There’s a good reason for that. The Action Guide is at the heart of Solo Build It!. It’s an asset that no other company can claim. Together with our suite of tools (Brainstorm It!, Search It!, etc.) and our forums, it’s what helps make SBIers “Everyday people building extraordinary businesses -- every day!”
Over the years, as SBIers have moved to add “active” social media to their business, one thing slowly became clear. Despite the articles that we’ve added about social media, SBIers do only slightly better than other solopreneurs. And frankly, given the increased site traffic of SBIers, they should be doing better.
That’s when it hit me. In SBI!, the Action Guide does all the spade work so that you don’t have to. If you simply follow and execute, you’ll do much better than “regular” folks, as proven by several rigorous and objective studies that we’ve published recently. So…
Why not do the same for social media? Provide the proven step-by-step process to succeed at each of the major platforms? It’s the same reasoning -- you just don’t have the time to figure it out, keep up, etc.
I’d forgotten how hard it is to create an AG from scratch. We needed help from successful SBIers who do not do “internet marketing” as their business. The dynamics are different compared to regular niches such as food or travel.
Now I think we’ve got it right! Soooooooo…
The revised and updated Pinterest Action Guide is live!
It’s a great addition to our toolkit. With the same format as the Action Guide itself, it’s a detailed, step-by-step walkthrough from start to finish. It assumes you know nothing about Pinterest, and takes you from there to being a “Winner Pinner.” Screenshots, examples from experienced and successful SBIers’ Pinterest accounts, bring it to life and drive points home. In short…
It’s everything you need to succeed, all in one package. Yes, just like the original! 😀 And just like the original, it’s long!
It needs to be. If you’re going to be successful at it, there’s a lot more to Pinterest than meets the eye. It just can’t be done in a bunch of articles, or by giving theory without examples of practice.
It’s just not as simple as pinning an image and hoping it somehow magically brings traffic to your business.
It won’t. Ironically, though, once you complete the Pinterest Action Guide (PAG) and start to get results, you’ll wonder why it seemed long. Like any journey, the first try is the one that takes the longest.
That’s why the Action Guide concept is so important. Without a guide to help you step by step, day by day, most folks simply find it too hard to figure out and to keep up with.
A well researched, properly crafted pin, supported by a proven-to-win process, will save you tons of time. Trial and error doesn’t seem to take as much time, but the reality is that the false steps and counterproductive advice (including differing opinions) ends up chewing up much more time, while getting much less out of it.
The PAG will make sure you reach your Pinterest goals, which work with your website to grow your Brand of One and highly targeted traffic. Your presence won’t just be “good enough” -- it’ll be grrrrreat...
So become Pintastic!
Thanks to everyone who has had a hand in creating this -- especially to the SBIers who took part in the “Take an Interest in Pinterest” Challenge here in the forums during the summer. A little Elf tells me your enthusiasm and willingness to “help and be helped” played a big part in helping us develop the PAG to what it is now.
A great resource. A great addition to SBI!.
So remember: if Pinterest is part of your traffic-building and monetization strategy, as well as “follow the Action Guide,” you need to “follow the Pinterest Action Guide.”
Go get it!
All the best,
P.S. There are Pinterest courses that cost hundreds of dollars that aren’t as good as this. Building out an entire suite of Action Guides is, from our point of view, the equivalent of building an entire suite of new products.
(The irony here is that, just as we were finishing the PAG, Pinterest decided it no longer wants to be known as a social media platform. It’s in the process of aggressively repositioning itself from a social media platform to a visual search engine. We’ll continue, for now, to include it with the other social media platforms.)
Now that we have a strong idea of how these new Action Guides need to look and act, we’re hoping that the versions for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be developed and rolled out more quickly.
We’re working on the Twitter version now. Expect the rest of these AGs to roll out in the next six months, assuming that testing and feedback run smoothly, of course! 🙏 😃