5 Top Pinterest Myths that Everybody Believes

Hey mamas!

It’s that time of the year again! I’m doing my 12 Days series again this year. Last year, I posted for 12 days straight of free resources like Tailwind Tribesplanners and more.

This year I want to do something a little bit different. I want to share some pin-tastic Pinterest tips! Pinterest is my BFF and I realize I don’t talk about “her” much on Twins Mommy.

So, for the next 12 days, I’m going to be sharing some Pinterest tips to help you grow your blog traffic, list, and income.

Day 1: An Easy Way to Find Keywords for Pinterest Descriptions

Day 2: What You Need to Know About Pinterest Hashtags

Day 3: What Are Pinterest Sections And How Do You Add Them to Your Boards?

Day 4:  4 Ways to Get More Saves on Your Pins

Day 5: 5 Big Pinterest Mistakes Bloggers Might Be Doing

Day 6: 5 Ways Any Blogger Can Make Money on Pinterest Today

Day 7: 5 Poppin’ Pinterest Podcasts for Bloggers

Day 8: 4 Pinterest Tools to Help You Grow Your Blog Traffic

Day 9: 3 Easy Ways to Grow Your Email List Using Pinterest

Day 10: How to Find the Best Times to Pin for Massive Blog Traffic

Day 11: 5 Top Pinterest Myths That Everyone Believes

Day 12: 5 Ways to Get Your Pinterest Profile Ready for 2019

For today I want to talk about Pinterest myths.

They exist and people believe them.

I touched on some of them in this series but I thought it’s a good topic for a full post. When I started using Pinterest to grow my blog, I believed anything I heard about this new platform.

I only had used Pinterest for my personal fun and not for marketing my blog. So, to hear any new information was…well..legit and real to me!

Let’s look at the top five myths that people today still believe.

1. Pinterest is a Social Media Platform

I totally believed this!

I grouped Pinterest with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and thought nothing different.

Until I learned about keywords on Pinterest. I realized that Pinterest isn’t a social media platform; it’s a dang search engine!

More and more people are using Pinterest to search for the best toys for their 3-year old daughter, of a quick dinner recipe or that new course about growing your email list.

As a pinner, you shouldn’t ignore this. Treat Pinterest as a search engine. Do you comment on Google?

The one thing I still do is use the messages on Pinterest for inquiring about group boards. But other than that, I use Pinterst as it’s intended to be used – as a search engine.

2. Pinterest is Only for Women


More and more men are using Pinterest successfully. Yes, it’s true that back in the day Pinterest was seen as the place for women to find crafts, recipes and projects on Pinterest and nothing more.

According to stats, around 40% of Pinterest users are….Men!


That’s big!

3. Pinterest Won’t Work for My Niche

I’m a freelancer – Pinterest won’t work for me.

I take photos of horses – Pinterest won’t work for me.

Not true!

Practically any niche can work on Pinterest. Sure, the most popular searches on Pinterest are about food, fashion, and health, but that doesn’t mean your blog about blogging can’t thrive.

Or your blog about baby blankets won’t take off!

Pinterest will work for you if you put in the time to learn this platform. I hope this 12 day series is helping you!

4. You Need Costly Tools to Create Pin Graphics

This isn’t true.

While I do make a lot of my pins using Photoshop, I also use free editing tools like Canva or Picmonkey.

What about the images? You might think you need stock photos that cost a lot of money to start getting noticed on Pinterest. Well, that’s totally false!

You can grow your blog using free stock photos!

If you need help with your pins, here’s my video tutorial on creating a viral pin:

5. You Need to Pin 300+ a Day to See Traffic

Totally false!

You can see results with pinning only 20 times a day.

The big thing to remember is to be consistent. If you pin 20 times a day, do it every day.

You can do this manually or with a scheduler. I love Tailwind for scheduling my pins for group boards and what’s nice is that they have a looping feature so that my pins can loop to the same boards.

To start growing your traffic, you do need to start pinning more (but not 300 more!). I suggest to aim for 50 and the more group boards you belong to, you can increase your pinning schedule.

There Ya Go!

Day 11 of 12 Days of Pinterest Tips to Grow Your Traffic, List, and Income! What’s the biggest Pinterest myth you believed? Tell me in the comments!

Please pin me!

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Elna, your posts are always to the point and easy to read. They have been immensely helpful to me. Thank you!Reply to Crystal
Hi Crystal! Thank you so much! I hope you found some good Pinterest marketing tips 🙂Reply to Elna
I’m still wrapping my head around the fact that Pinterest isn’t a social media platform! These are great tips. It’s high time I become more serious about using this platform. I do have some pins on my account, but I realize now that they aren’t just enough to make a significant impact.Reply to Sheeroh
Hi Sheeroh! I’m so glad you see the Pinterest light! Yes! Pinterest is a search engine so you need to market your pins for search traffic. Create more pins and get to work! 🙂Reply to Elna
This series is SO great! I have been reading and following the advice of each one. I also downloaded and am using the tips in your Pinterest Planner. Yesterday I had my first viral pin! I received more traffic in one day than I normally receive in a week. Thanks for sharing all of your tips and tricks….THEY WORK!Reply to Lauren
Hi Lauren, Congrats on your viral pin! I’m glad my free Pin Promote Planner is helping you!Reply to Elna