Pinterest is definitely a great place to share and grow your business, particularly if you are a creative entrepreneur or if you sell other products and services that have visual appeal. However, if you jump in and share without an understanding about how Pinterest works, you will likely turn people off and, even worse, may play a role in killing the platform’s appeal.
Who wants to try out a fun new networking activity? It’s called “Get pinned!” Random shoutouts are nice, but pins last forever! They show up in SEO and they link back to your website! And here’s an added incentive to up your game when you post about your business on our page wall: Each month I’m doing up a work at home gallery on Pinterest to highlight my personal favourites from our sponsors and from those who post on our wall as well as useful resources and articles. So, if you want to get noticed, here’s a few tips:
There is a dizzying array of online selling and promotional tools for creative entrepreneurs but sometimes there can be such a thing as too much choice. There is a big temptation to spread yourself across every shopping platform and every social network but perhaps all that is needed is to identify and focus on those networks and platforms that bring in the most traffic to your blog or website and to make sure your website is optimized for your visitors. So how do you do that?
I’m a self-confessed Pinterestaholic! It’s lots of fun, as any good social networking site should be, but it is also great for small businesses who use social media and here’s why…