Searching Pinterest to find group boards can be time consuming. That’s why I’m here to help! I started looking for group boards by just typing and clicking and messaging and hoping. Granted this did get me a few invites but not many.
So how do you find some great group boards worth asking for an invite.. There are a few ways.
First, if you’re not on social media’s other than Pinterest, make your blog or business a page on at least one other. I like Facebook because there are so many group boards on there to check out as well. Grab your Pinterest/Social Media tips here.
How to find great group boards:
- Use Social Media
- Get on your social media and check out group boards on there or others looking to help, teach, and learn. Facebook has several Pinterest specific group boards you can ask/find group boards on.
- Search Pinterest
- Be specific in your searches and use good keyword. Instead of just ‘kids’ try these examples: Parenting, Toddlers, Teens, Kids toys, Kids clothing/fashion, Cloth diapers… etc. Instead of ‘clothes’ try some of these: Fashion, Womens/Mens/Childrens fashion, fashionista.
- Do you see the circles on the bottom left corner of the boards when you search? Those are group boards! Boards with at least two people posting to them.
- Follow the board owners directions
- Sometimes there aren’t directions of how to ‘apply’ to collab on a board, a lot of times there are. Either way, you’ll want to follow the board owner. Most of them have a harder time finding you and/or want you to follow them anyways in order to get an invite. Also, why wouldn’t you follow someone when asking them for an invite?
- After you follow them, if there aren’t directions of how to apply on the group board, send them a message. Let them know what you pin/blog about and that you’d want to join their specific group. Make sure to write which group because some pinners have more than one group board.
- Sometimes directions say to email them. If they do, do so via your personal/business email. Make sure you give them any info they ask for. If they aren’t specific about info, be sure to add your e-mail that you use for Pinterest, your Pin username and throw in your URL for Pinterest, too.
- OH and for those who don’t know yet, the first person in the little bubbles on the group board is the owner. (I personally find it easier to do all of this on my laptop vs mobile)
- Use Social Media
- Don’t be upset if you don’t get an invite
- Sometimes Pinners use programs like Tailwind (If you haven’t signed up yet, I HIGHLY recommend it) and don’t actually get on Pinterest constantly. Sometimes they’re crazy busy or even have a bunch of messages to go through. Patience is virtue. It may take a bit for someone to get back to you.
- They don’t always get back to you. I had applied to some boards when starting out that I’d never heard anything back from them at all. It happens. Don’t dwell on it, move onto the next one!
- Follow their rules after you’re invited and accept!
- If they ask you to repin one per every pin you post, do it. It’s simple, easy, supports others and keeps you in the board.
- Check out other group boards
- So, if you follow me and my Pinterest stuff, scroll through my boards. Chances are I’ll have at least one or two boards related to my niches that you can click on and see if they’re taking collabs for them!
- This is a great way to work with the same people as well in group boards
My current group boards:
I am currently accepting collabs on all of my group boards
My rules are simple, no limits, be respectful, pin relevant information, repin others in the boards.
(I like the repin rule because I think we should support each other!)
Pinterest Group Boards Currently Accepting Requests to Join:
Based on time of writing this post, will update periodically
I am not in all of the boards below nor do I know the owners. These are just random boards I’ve searched for you to join or get an idea of what to search.
I know this isn’t much for now but I will add more later. However, the main goal is to get you used to what group boards look like and how they work. Feel free to apply to mine and make sure you’re posting relevant posts. A lot of group board owners will delete you from their boards if you aren’t, understandably.
Have a group board you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below!