In this review, I will be taking an in-depth look at a very popular product by Melanie Duncan called Power of Pinning.
Pinterest is an ever-growing social media network and, consequently, a network you may seriously want to consider incorporating into the social media strategy of your business. If you have not yet ventured into Pinterest, then Power Of Pinning (Aff) will help you get your presence on the network built firmly.
In this review, I will give you a brief overview of the product, who it might be useful for, the kinds of training it provides, its price, and a few other aspects as well.
Affiliate Disclaimer: You will find a few links to Power of Pinning throughout this review. According to my Core Principles and in order to comply with FTC Compliance Standards, if the link is an affiliate link, meaning I’ll make a commission if you purchase the product, it will be followed by “(Aff)”. Don’t worry, I’m not taking advantage of you. I only affiliate myself and earn money from products I would recommend to my closest friends and family. In fact, most websites online are making money from you, they just aren’t disclosing it to you!
Power of Pinning is an excellent online training course that will teach you how to use Pinterest to build your business' social profile, social exposure, and profitability. It is an easy to use and understand course that breaks down the entire process of building your Pinterest account in a healthy and sustainable way. If you are looking to build your Pinterest presence (Aff), then I think Power of Pinning would be a very solid investment.
Power Of Pinning Ratings
Product Name: Power Of Pinning
Overall Rank: 7.4/10
Owners: Melanie Duncan
Website: www.PowerOfPinning.com (Aff)
Who Is Melanie Duncan?
Let’s first take a look at Melanie Duncan and see why she should be trusted with her recommendations and instructions within the product.
Melanie is an internet marketing “guru” who focuses on Pinterest as her primary expertise. Unlike many “gurus” out there, who purely promote their products to promote more products and profit off of you while actually offering no benefit to you, Melanie’s products actually contain good, quality, relevant information.
In addition to Power of Pinning, Melanie is the creator of the very successful Facebook fan page called Entrepreneuress Academy. You can also check out her personal Pinterest profile to see her recommendations in action.
She runs in the same circles as other social media gurus such as Amy Porterfield (FB Influence), Sean Malarkey (Twixplode), Lewis Howes (LinkedIn Influence (Aff)), and others who all work together and promote each others products.
Now let’s have a look at the actual product!
Relevant and Useful Information
The information and training materials within Power of Pinning are extremely relevant to improving your Pinterest accounts and making them work for you and your business.
So many times a product will spend half of the time promoting other products instead of teaching you what they promised. This is not the case here. Melanie is very direct with her instruction and training. What she teaches is very applicable to any Pinterest user, especially to a Pinterest business account.
In addition to good basic information regarding Pinterest, Melanie also gives you many powerful, larger scale strategies to really grow your following over time. These range from incorporating Pinterest into your company website and vice versa, the pixel size of your images, to the type of text you include in your images.
If you fully implement all of the strategies taught within the program, you will definitely be on your way to having a large and converting Pinterest following.
Quality Training Material (Videos & Workbooks)
The material that has been created by Melanie is very high quality. The videos are all “over-the-shoulder” style videos, which is great for following along without getting lost.
Also, Melanie has a voice that is easy on the ears and explains things clearly and in a way that make sense, even if you have no previous experience with Pinterest.
Simple, Easy To Navigate Website
The Power of Pinning website is slick, appealing, and simple to use and navigate. The interface is very intuitive and easy to understand.
Product Based vs Service Based
One of the biggest problems I have with Power of Pinning is that a majority of the training is focused on promoting businesses that have actual physical products to sell: t-shirts, crafts, flowers, toys, curtains, etc.
If your business promotes services like teaching, mentoring, counseling, etc. then you may have a more difficult time applying everything she teaches to your unique situation. That being said, you will still likely learn quite a bit.
Info Not Unique
The information within Power of Pinning is not any sort of “Top Secret” information. If you are willing to spend the time searching, filtering through bogus information, reading blogs and websites, then there is no need to pay for this product because it is all publicly available knowledge. In fact, the sales page even admits this:
When you purchase Power of Pinning you will receive 7 training modules, each focusing on a different aspect of running a successful Pinterest profile. In addition to the core modules you are given a few “bonuses”.
Module One: How to Optimize Your Profile for Traffic & Sales
In this module, you will learn all of the basic skills you will need to operate your Pinterest profile. You will learn how to create your profile, add a description & profile picture, create boards, add pins, follow people, etc.
Module Two: Strategies for Surpassing the Competition in Your Industry
Here, Melanie will teach you a few tricks to improve the results you are getting from your profile. Some things she focuses on are working quickly and efficiently, improving the SEO aspects of your pins, and some “unique” ways to use Pinterest. (Not really sure how unique they are anymore, but they’re still decent.)
Module Three: A Step-by-Step System for Successful Content Creation
Here Melanie has a few tutorials on how to quickly make appealing images that also foster customer engagement and, hopefully, bring in sales.
She also spends a good amount of time discussing the copyright and legal issues around using images from the internet in your own work. This is super important as you DO NOT want to get caught using copyrighted material!
Module Four: An Inside Peek at the Brands Who Are Doing it Best
This module consists of a series of case studies of some of the brands that have really embraced Pinterest and have effectively used it to drive potential customers to their products.
The idea is that, by studying these successes, you can get a better idea of what makes for quality content that has the ability to go viral. Do they have common characteristics? Are these things you could be doing with your very own pins and boards?
Module Five: How to Increase Your Visibility & Grow Your Brand
This is the one section in which Melanie discusses promoting a service based business on Pinterest. She also demonstrates how you can increase your pool of potential followers and customers without spending any advertising money (the best kind of customers!). She also spends a good amount of time digging into the organization and visual appearance of your boards.
Module Six: Simple Strategies for Getting Lots of Followers – FAST
As the name of this module implies, it is primarily focused on increasing your following as quickly as possible with quality followers. A portion of this has to do with leveraging your competition’s profile pages to work for you.
Module Seven: The Secret to Amplifying Your Results
Analytics and tracking is the core of this module. Melanie walks you through a few programs and methods you can use to track your progress and dive into the specifics of how your pins and boards are performing.
You will be able to download a PDF style workbook in which you can follow along with all of the lessons. It allows you to take notes, complete exercises, as well as view the overall frameworks in which you are working.
I don’t know why this is considered a bonus, but you will have lifetime access to all of the information within Power of Pinning (Aff). This is nice because it means you are under no pressure to complete the material quickly. You are able to go at your own pace.
As Pinterest continues to update and introduces new functionalities and elements, Melanie will continually add updated information and training materials. Upon doing so you will be notified by email so you can catch up with the latest changes.
Who Is It For?
- Anyone wanting to learn how to use Pinterest to its fullest capacity
- Anyone wanting to increase their business’s social media presence
- Anyone trying to monetize their Pinterest profiles
- Anyone who is willing and able to pay for the convenience of having all of this information compiled into an easy to use resource (as opposed to spending time searching for everything on your own)
The support within Power of Pinning is okay. It’s not great, but it’s not non-existent either. If you need some questions answered you can submit them through their built-in support system or hope you can find the answer in the FAQ section.
The pricing of Power of Pinning is very straightforward: a one-time fee of $97. This is nice and is a good indication that the product has legitimacy. They are confident in their price and know what their product is worth; unlike so many scams out there that will drop their price until it’s basically free to get you to buy and then hit you with upsells later.
As far as I know so far, Power of Pinning does not have any upsells that are integral to getting the most out of the product.
For my final opinion, I would recommend that, if you are interested in increasing your Pinterest presence, you should give this product a chance. I think Power of Pinning is a quality product that will provide you with information that will be of great benefit to your business.
If you are able to afford the price, then go for it. If not, then you can definitely find everything you need to know about using Pinterest effectively on your own. It will take you a bit longer and require you to do a lot of manual searching, but it definitely is possible.
If you haven’t already noticed, the internet is WAAAY bigger than just Pinterest. If you truly want to take advantage of the billions of people online and leverage the internet as much as possible for your business, then you will need to build your presence in many additional ways.
How on earth can you possibly learn how to utilize all of those potentially amazing sources of traffic? Well, you could buy a separate training program for each individual resource, or you could pay for one subscription and have 24/7 training and mentoring for everything I just mentioned…and more.
Believe it or not, this resource actually exists and goes by the name of Wealthy Affiliate University. Wealthy Affiliate is actually where I learned everything I know to build this very website. It’s also where I learned everything about social media, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click advertising (PPC), etc.
If you are at all interested in broadening your online influence beyond Pinterest, please consider reading a little more about Wealthy Affiliate and see what it can do for you!
With that, if you have any questions or comments regarding this product or anything else, please drop me a comment below!
Dustin “Kirby” Garness