Pinterest Tips 1 – Give Yourself a Voice

By Angee Perry, ABitCreativeAMP  ♥♥♥ Social media is growing up. We have entered a new stage in which social ratings and opinions are the primary go-to content for shoppers, artists, moms – anybody who is looking for ideas and inspiration. Pinterest has become the latest hot spot for social content. In order to help you share your social media content with more potential followers, I will share a series of tips and “How-To’s” for making Pinterest work better for you that I found on Pinerly.  Many of my sample screen shots come from successful Pinterest user and DTeamer Elise, from VintageCarolina.

The first step in Pinterest success is to give yourself a voice – Express yourself! Here is how: ♦♦♦

    1. Like any social network, it’s important to spend enough time with Pinterest. People need to see you and get to know you.
    2. Create a detailed “authority” profile for yourself. Provide information about yourself and why you are an authority on a subject. People like to follow others who are “subject matter experts.”
    3. Find your Facebook followers on Pinterest. If you can’t find them, invite them. If you have newsletter subscribers, use your email auto response feature to create an email that will invite all your newsletter subscribers to Pinterest. They already like to hear from you…  now they can see your stuff too.
    4. Pin inspirational quotes and images. This will help you find “like minded” followers that will focus on you and your brand.
    5. Speaking of brand: don’t brand your images, brand your descriptions.
    6. Explain to people why you pinned what you pinned. People want to know what your logic is.
    7. Be genuine. Don’t pretend you are a corporation if you are not. Be personal. Be social.
    8. Include sentimental and emotional comments. Consumers make buying decisions based on emotions. Tug at the heartstrings.
    9. Be expressive and genuine with your comments. Don’t just say “nice pin” – tell them why you pinned it!
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8 Comments

  1. The tips came from Pinerly, with a little tweaking and organizing under specific categories. The goal is to make it easy to absorb. Stay tuned – there’s more to come!!

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  2. Great advice — can’t wait to hear the rest!

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  3. I’ve already started changing my Pinterest habits! Never pin without thinking, and saying, “Why”!

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  4. Excellent advice!

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  5. Michelle - GrapeVine Ceramics & Gifts

     /  April 18, 2012

    Great advice! I need to start rethinking my boards 🙂

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  6. Good advice – many thanks.

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  7. Thanks for the great advise

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  8. Fantastic!!

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