Wanted to share my experience with using Pinterest but first checked to see if my fellow bloggers here at Literacy Base had already written on this topic. Found two excellent posts.
If you plan to be active on Pinterest, these two posts provide good tips and advice.
Pinterest is an extremely popular social media platform that has been around since 2010; and it is much more than an organization tool for people who are overly obsessed with collecting stuff!
My Pinterest account was created almost as soon as the social media site was started; first as a personal account, but later it was converted to a business account. Received an invitation via eMail which gave me the opportunity to switch my account from personal to business, at no charge, i.e. FREE. That was a few years ago. Not sure what the process is now for current or new users to establish business profiles.
As of October 2016, my profile shows a total of 53 pinboards. My original plan was to set up boards to supplement by my herbs and spices website. As a result, 8 boards are devoted to food and drink. Like most social media sites, Pinterest allows users to opt to keep their information private and seen only by those invited. However, all of my boards are public. None are “secret”.
Because my account is designated for “business”, some of my pins are affiliate products. That means if someone clicks on the little gray box with the word “Visit” which takes them directly to the vendor site and they buy a product, a sales commission might be earned by me. This means you can use Pinterest to generate extra income and/or make money online.
At present, my financial objective is to use Pinterest to complement and drive traffic to my home business websites, to promote my articles and blogs, and to share affiliate referral links.
* * Here is an important Pinterest TIP: Be sure to check your links. Sometimes links get flagged and when clicked a message may appear that the link was blocked because it might lead to spam. Not sure why this happens. But it doesn’t hurt to check.
During 2015, Google Plus made an official announcement that G+ users could use Collections to arrange their posts and make them easier to find. This organizational tool is similar to Pinterest pinboards, but not quite as visually appealing. Nevertheless, it is can be used in the same way to achieve the same monetary objective.
Are you an online entrepreneur?
Are Pinterest and Google Plus included
in your social media marketing kit?