The shit has hit the fan in the blogging world the past month, with bloggers’ Pinterest accounts being suspended for various reasons. Rumors circulated that Boardbooster may be to blame as it is not a Pinterest-approved third-party provider (like Tailwind is). I’ve had two close personal finance friends’ Pinterest accounts suspended, and I’m not about to go down like that!
However, I came into a bit of a pickle when I attempted to cancel my payment. There is no option to simply downgrade your account without deleting your entire account. I’m not trying to be rash and undo all that I’ve done, plus there are some decent features and stats I’d like to hang onto in the back end of Boardbooster (such as best time of day to pin). So I figured out a workaround on how to cancel Boardbooster through Paypal.
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Here’s How to Cancel Boardbooster
This is easier than you’d think, and the process works to cancel any subscription services through Paypal. I had already canceled before I decided to take screenshots, so I’m sharing my FastSpring images. It’s the same idea. FastSpring is actually Squirrly SEO, which I believe is one of the best SEO plugins available (and yes…I like it better than Yoast).
First, login to your Paypal account.
Then click “Activity” at the top menu.
Next, find Boardbooster. You can filter by subscriptions if you have a ton of Paypal transactions, but it’s generally easy to find.
Click on any Boardbooster payment.
Do you see the blue hyperlink “Manage Boardbooster, Inc payments”? Click that.
Now, as I said above, I had already figured out how to cancel Boardbooster before I realized I needed to share this with you! So this says FastSpring, but you get the gist. Click Cancel.
You will see a cancellation confirmation, and you’ll click “Cancel Connection”.
And that’s it! This is the only way I’ve found how to cancel Boardbooster without deleting your entire account. I’d hate to start all over should things change in the future between Pinterest and Boardbooster.
So for now, it’s back to solely Tailwind and manual pinning for me! If you don’t have a Tailwind account, sign up for a free trial here! Tailwind helped me grow my reach from 3,000 to over 250k in just 5 months! With all of the issues other bloggers are experiencing, I just wasn’t willing to risk it by using an unapproved partner of Pinterest. How do you feel about Boardbooster? Are you sticking with them or switching to Tailwind and manual pinning? Let me know in the comments below!