So what is Pinterest? Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love, a place to visually share what inspires you. Take a peek at my Pinterest Boards, if you like what you see, be sure to follow me and then tag me and let me know how you found me and I will follow you.
If you are a blogger, or have a business in network marketing you know that visual communication is the key when you're working with people online. Pinterest provides us with a blank canvas to provide the visual for our clients, friends & family.
A few Pinterest definitions:
- A PIN: an image added to Pinterest
- PINBOARD: a set of pins that belong together
- PINNING: the act of visually sharing content on Pinterest
- REPIN: reposting another pinner's pin to your own board
- PINNER: anyone with Pinterest pinning images
Let's get you through the basics: First things first, if you do not have a Pinterest acct - create one!
Fill in your profile information with a short description about yourself and your interests.
Challenge: Find three new peeps to follow and invite three or more friends to your boards. Follow the example to the right and lets grow your followers. Do this each day until you get a good source of different interest boards to follow.
4. Arranging your boards: Lets think about the arrangement of your boards! Why would that be important do you think? Well friends, it appears the all great pinners feel this is very important. Once you have several boards and some pins going on, think about arranging your first two rows for all of the things that you want to STAND OUT the most. Most importantly, your business boards followed by similar interests which compliment your business! So again, why are the top rows important - most of us only glance at the first row, and then maybe the second before moving on to something else. A majority of the time if they enjoy your first two rows, they will end up selecting all your boards to follow.
- DON’T: Pin the Same Thing as Everyone Else. The key to growth is finding great content to pin and not always pinning your own content.
- Longer vertical images get repined and clicked a lot more than a horizontal photo. A vertical thumbnail image will look bigger and stands out more.
- Comment and Repin! When you see something on Pinterest that is awesome, always try to leave a nice comment tagging the original pinner if possible. If unable to tag, then a comment will do. This is a great way to communicate and build your networking relationships.