My name is Scott Charleboix.
Welcome to PinArtwork. My name is Scott. My goal is to help you with setting up your blog and anything Pinterest related. All you need to do is ask and I’ll try to hunt down the answer for you. It’s my hope that you’ll turn to me for Pinterest advice.
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I selected the name PinArtwork for my blog because it combines the two things that I really love: Pinterest and Art (paintings). One of the principal reasons for me to create a blog was to showcase my love for Norman Rockwell, Jack Vettriano, and Thomas Kinkade paintings.
Norman Rockwell Paintings – in the Saturday Evening Post 1916 – 1971 (still in the works to be “fully” completed).
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“I aim to be your go to Pinterest expert.”PinArtwork
I’ve learned a lot of information blogging over the last ten months. I would like to share with you what I’ve learned to make your learning curve faster and get you up and running to improve your blog (through Pinterest).
Another great course that I learned a lot of information about Affiliate Marketing is WealthyAffiliates. To learn more about them, check out my post How to Monetize your Blog with Wealthy Affiliates.
To go directly to the Wealthy Affiliates website, you can click here or on the image below.
One of the most valuable lessons I learned from blogging is not to get too caught up with repetitive pinning and not to pay too much time and attention to getting Pinterest followers. I was hoping that posting my pins to various Group Boards would help increase the Pinterest followers. However, it backfired at great expense by getting flagged by Pinterest as spam. I didn’t agree with their decision and I don’t consider myself to be a spammer. None the less, this gave me the opportunity to build a Pinterest Business board the way that it should be. It’ll just take longer for my followers to reach the point that I was at, which was nearly 680 Followers. After five months, I’m nearly back to where I started on Pinterest. One important lesson that I picked up from the Pinterest Traffic Avalanche Course was not to be overwhelmed with the number of Pinterest followers. This “sage” advice has prevented my Pinterest from being marked as spam. It’s a very good course to have underneath your belt.
Here are some other courses that you might want to consider,
especially if your a new blogger and just getting started.
My blog is here to help you with a lot of free tools for starting a blog, growing a blog, or monetizing it. But if you’re a new blogger you might not want to wade in the weeds and you want to get straight to the heart of the matter. If this is the case, you may want to take one or two of her courses, the same way that I got my blog started with taking Carly’s courses to learn the ropes. I’ve arranged them by the classification they fall into (starting, growing, or monetizing a blog).
Starting a Blog
- Engaging Your Audience – The Secret to Monetizing your blog beyond ad income! $47.00
Growing a Blog
- Pinteresting Strategies – The popular manual pinning course – $57.00
- Pinterest Title Traffic Hacks for Bloggers – 7 crazy easy tricks to increase your traffic from Pinterest… just by changing how you write headlines. as of 5/6/21, it’s available at a discounted price of $17.00 (normally $27.00).
- Pin Design Rules to Break – 7 pin design rules … that are probably holding you back (as above, it’s available at a discounted price of $17.00 (normally $27.00).
- Pin Template Starter Kit (pictured below) A free kit of Pinterest pins for you to edit and publish.
- Pinteresting Pins Subscription + Mastermind . Pins that get sent straight to your inbox.
For ONLY 25 bucks a month, you get:
- all those hours spent in pin creation – BACK
- 10 custom Canva pin templates (delivered to your inbox) monthly
- 10 custom Picmonkey pin templates (delivered to your inbox) monthly
- pins with seasonal themes for big holidays
- confidence that your pins DO look amazing (and it only took you minutes)
- total freedom from worrying that your pins are hard to read on mobile (HUGE!)
- step-by-step Canva & PicMonkey tutorials, showing you how to best USE the pins
- access to an exclusive Facebook community
- a direct line (via the FB group) to a Pinterest expert who has dedicated her blogging career to figuring out the platform
- monthly live coaching calls or Q+A session – where we look at what’s working on Pinterest NOW
- BONUS: 10 EXTRA CANVA PINS, 10 EXTRA PICMONKEY PINS WITH YOUR FIRST MONTH! WOOHOO!
Monetizing your Blog
- Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers – Have you tried affiliate marketing and feel like you’re failing? Do you wonder why it looks so easy for some people to make sales…and wonder what secrets they know that you don’t? Then this course is for you! I’ve taken this course and it’s provided me with a lot of helpful insights into Affiliate Marketing that I wasn’t aware of. It’s not a step-by-step approach. But it’s the next best thing to help you get over the hump. It’s provided me with useful tidbits to help restructure the layout of my website in pursuit of what most new bloggers are hoping to achieve – financial success by blogging. This was one of my favorite courses. It really has enlightened me with new ways to market my affiliate links.
I felt like I was failure because my blog wasn’t getting a regular income from my affiliate links. I signed up for Carly’s Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers and it’s only been a couple of days and although there still hasn’t been any raise of income for my affiliate links. I’m optimistic that within a month or two that’s going to change because I’m approaching my blog with a new focus of Affiliate Marketing rather than haphazardly posting affiliate links here and there. Like I had been doing. Only time will tell and hopefully I’ll be able to brag soon about my blogging success story.
My Pinterest boards are now located at: https://www.pinterest.com/pinartwork52/boards
I went to Interface Computer School and received my Associate’s Degree, an A+ Certification, and Microsoft certification at the Expert level in Microsoft Word, and Excel. I also received Microsoft certification in PowerPoint and Access.
My Master’s Degree is in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and I’m a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force.
Why you should read my blog?
What makes me stand apart from most of the other blogs that I’ve researched about Pinterest is that they just have one page about the basics of Pinterest and hardly any comments about the design process of their blog.
What I intend to do on this blog is to marry my passion for Pinterest to the experience of building and documenting posts that will help other bloggers that also have a passion for Pinterest that are interested in building their own blog for whatever reasons they chose to embellish. By reading my blogs I hope to provide you with answers to the same issues I faced, that you’re going to face developing your first blog.
Why should you listen to me?
Because at one point I was just like you. I had no inkling how to develop a blog and although I had used FrontPage and Dreamweaver back in the day to design my web pages there’s been a lot of changes to make publishing websites a lot easier than before. Hopefully, I won’t bore you with the coding details, but unfortunately, if you’re going to be a blogger having a basic understanding will be beneficial and there’s a wealth of information to get answers.
Keep in mind that the extent of my web design is going to be focused on using the WordPress platform through Bluehost and/or SiteGround. So if your blog is outside of that arena (i.e, Wix or something else) I won’t be able to help but I’ll be able to steer you in the right direction.
If marketers want to contact me I’m open because my ultimate goal is to proportionally increase the number of users on my blog, as well as Pinterest followers. I look forward to seeing you following me on Pinterest.
I was doing an SEO Audit on my blog and I was so excited about the graphic below. It’s a Site Audit check on my website: https://pinartwork.com and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that my domain score was an impressive 86. But more importantly than that, it appears that my blog made the list of Top 40 Pinterest Marketing Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2020. Now I can’t wait to visit the site to see what it actually has to say within the article. (Note: PinterestArtwork is the old name of my website).
Source: blog.feedspot.com/pinterest.blogs . I ranked #28 out of 40. Impressive, if I do say so myself. 🙂
I liked this so much that I developed my own Top 40 Influencer page that caters to bloggers that are promoting Pinterest.
Some personal facts about me.
I’m married to my beautiful wife, Mary Beth and we’re getting ready to celebrate our 40 year anniversary in a couple of years (2022). My hobbies are watching movies (especially ones with Super Heroes, like the Marvel movies). And I like reality television shows like Survivor, The Bachelor, and The Bachelorette. And making pins for my Star Trek posts of TOS and TNG with more than 4,000 Social Shares (on the TOS Post).
My Pinterest Overview and Pinning Strategy
Keep in mind that my previous Pinterest board had been suspended so I’ve been forced to start all over again. Hence, that’s why the stats suddenly stop in November 2020. But if it hadn’t been for that I never would have taken the Pinterest Traffic Avalanche Course which has helped me to create my first viral pin from Blogtober Day 26 – Top 10 “Creative” photos from Pinterest (depicted below) and my Pinterest Impressions have skyrocketed. One of the best things I ever did was to take their course. The number of impressions for Blogtober went from about 550 to close to over 250,000 Impressions. These great impressions are leading to results in more saves and more clicks to my website – Wahoo!
If you want to get better views on Pinterest (like the image above) you might want to check out the course Pinterest Design Rules to Break. It’s a course about designing Pinterest pins.
Pin Design Rules to Break – 7 pin design rules … that are probably holding you back (as above, it’s available at a discounted price of $17.00 (normally $27.00).
I’ve been blogging for ten months and have learned a considerable amount of information within that time frame. Here are a few charts to show you my Pinterest progress (beginning July 31st when I had 0 followers). What the chart doesn’t show is that I have seven Pinterest Group Boards. Very shortly I’ll have more than 500 Pinterest followers so I’m right on track to have between 500 and 1,000 Pinterest followers by July 1st, 2021. My new goal is to have 1,000 Pinterest followers around the end of January 2022.
Over the last three weeks, here’s the progress report from Tailwind and the number of Pinterest followers has grown to 140 (averaging nearly three new users per day).
Notice, that there was a tremendous surge of users around the 15th of August. I think that’s largely due in fact to the time frame that I started concentrating on increasing the number of Pinterest Group Boards. Prior to that point, I only had 2 or 3 Group Boards, now I have 28 Group Boards and I’m shooting for a total of between 50 – 100 to have a well-rounded site that will virtually be able to cover the major pins I’m seeking to find.
Here are the latest results from August 23rd to Sept 2, 2020 (with two months of blogging now). The number of Pinterest Group Boards is getting ready to approach 40. The estimated target date to reach at least 50 Group Boards is December which requires an average of three (3) Group Boards per month.
I changed my pinning strategy because Tailwind prompted me that I was pinning too much (40 pins per day) and was on the verge of being flagged for spam, therefore, I changed the schedule to 26 pins per day. Averaging 2 – 3 fresh new pins on most days. Goal between now and October 15th is to have 10 pins for each post – approximately 52 posts X 10 = 520 pins that can be shared and scheduled over a month’s period relatively easy.
Updated 10/25/2020: So excited today! My Pinterest followers is halfway to my goal of 1,000 followers. That’s right, 500 followers. The number of Pinterest Group Boards has increased to 71 Group Boards (available for you to see on the front page too).
Updated 11/10/2020: Wahoo! The Pinterest followers have grown to 580, I’m nearly at 600 & the number of Group Boards increased from 71 to 77.
Testimony: “Hi Scott. Just wanted to say “hello.” I first saw your blog several weeks ago under the 30DBC [30 Day Blog Challenge] member spotlight. As you already know, your blog is Awesome! So much great material! I should just take the next 30 days and read most of your blogs and learn how to make mine better – Chris @ https://www.gotyourldon.com
The two images above display something about me that I wanted to share with you all. I have a deep passion for movies and TV shows involving Time Travel. The image on the left is a blog I wrote about How people talked about Pinterest 10 years ago compared to today and the image on the right is from one of my Pinterest Boards. Yeah, you guessed it Time Travel Movies.
On September 23rd, 2020, Pinterest Artwork received the Liebster Award – an award for bloggers helping new bloggers.
As of 5/7/2021, my blog is a finalist for the Infinity Blog Award called: Best Newcomer of the Year – 2021 for the Infinity Blog Awards 2021. The final results for 2021 haven’t been announced yet but I expect they’ll be announced in June.
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