I love [LOVE] social media and I also love helping others succeed. Most of the emails I receive are questions from other bloggers about blogging and social media tips. Im always happy to help. Recently I’ve been getting emails from businesses too! So, a few months ago I started a social media management company called ie consulting. I then signed up to do a session on Pinterest for business at the local community college’s Small Business Development Center. I want to take what I know and help local small businesses. And the fun thing is that everything Im going to talk about applies to us as bloggers!
The first question Im sure that I will have to answer is – why do I need to be on Pinterest? Because its one of the fastest growing social media networks reaching with over 4 million views a day. People spend an average of an hour a day on the site and follow brands to feel connected to them.
As a blogger, Pinterest is my number one traffic source. Not only that, it also accounts for more then 50% of my monthly traffic! And you know what? I haven’t done anthing special to help increase that traffic. There are simple things that we can all do – bloggers, small businsses, huge brands – that will help Pinterest driven traffic. So, Im going to start with the basics and work my way up. Im going to make a few assumptions during this series –
that you know what Pinterest is
you already have a Pinterest account
- you know how to pin/repin
Im excited to share what I’ve learned over the past two years and can’t wait to dive into the business of Pinterest!
Do you have any questions or thoughts on using Pinterest for business?
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Rachel Joyce says
Looking forward to learning more about Pinterest. It’s my number 1 referrer, too, and I definitely want to optimize it!
Yes!! Same here! Happy to help people along the way. 🙂
Hey, I even have people come to ME from Pinterest!!! Weird!!! LOL
I love these graphics.
LOL! Im sure you get a bunch of traffic from Pinterest. You’re probably under the ‘dangerously hilarious’ boards. 😉
And guess what. I pinned this. LOL
Hi Kelley 😀 I think it’s wonderful that your going to share tips here on your site. I appreciate that you see that need and are meeting it. Blogging can be a bit intimidating when you first get started. Thanks friend xo
Thanks Kristin! I hope it helps someone 🙂
Hi Kelley – we are just starting to venture into an online shop for my husband’s creations. he does leather crafts, and jewelry. Right now we only have a facebook page for his shop. I don’t think you can pin from facebook, can you? I guess we need to set up a webpage too? And, this next question is purely a blog etiquette one – so please be honest. Could/should I have included a link in this comment to his facebook page? I did not, because I didn’t know if it would be considered rude. He is the artistic, crafty one of this partnership – and, while I am no expert, I am more comfortable than he is with the concepts of marketing, using social media. reading/advertising on blogs etc…… but I’m definitely a newcomer. I don’t want to do anything wrong, or have bloggers that I enjoy reading think I am a pain in the patoot. : ) Thanks!
Haha! You are too sweet to be a pain Lynne! And please, share whatever you like! Congrats on opening the new shop! That VERY exciting! Let me know if I can help in any way!
Helen @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog says
Wow oh wow oh wow! I am a HUGE fan of Pinterest and have been for over a year now…and I’m on there much more than 1 hr and 15 minutes a day! haha!!
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I do love Pinterest! I spend way too much time on there too. 🙂
Thank you! I would love to learn along!
Christine Turner says
Is there more to this post? It stopped at “Do you have any questions or thoughts on using Pinterest for business?” I was really into this post 😉 thanks!!
I have a few more posts here – http://mommakesdinner.com/category/pinterest/ and then I have a Pinterest management site here – pinningpartners.com. Hope that helps Christine 🙂
Hi, I have never used Pinterest as a business network tool, I really appreciate any help..
Hi Simrin! I have a whole site dedicated to Pinterest marketing. It’s pinningpartners.com. Hope that helps!
Hi Kelly…..I am a crazy Pinterest fan.I download pins for my blog to illustrate it appropriately..I have my pin boards…but please tell me how does one earn money on it????..My pins are being stolen by many folks….I like that!!! Shows how my pins are being appreciated….but want to earn now….please advice.
You can try adding affiliate products to your boards, just make sure you disclose properly.