Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tips to Marketing on Pinterest

I subscribe to Copyblogger, an online marketing resource for Wordpress.  You do not need a Wordpress blog platform, to benefit from their valuable information.  Most of their content is general online marketing tips.  Recently, they published a helpful 56 Ways to Market Your Business on Pinterest.  I wanted to share this information with my readers as more and more of us are becoming, self-admitted Pinterest Addicts.   I made sure I read through these 56 tips.  I have had sales from my pinning my own creations.  Some of my items had been sold after I pinned them, but because of the pins, I have had several requests for custom orders.  So I do believe in the potential Pinterest has to offer for the handmade community. I've never had that kind of interest come from other social media.  I have a wide variety of followers that are not necessarily in the handmade market, which I think is key!  

Interesting statistics about Pinterest:  

  • Pinterest has nearly five million users. 

  • Nearly 1.5 million unique users visit Pinterest daily

  • Those unique users spend an average of 15 minutes a day on the site.  (Although, I believe this to be on the low end)

The article breaks down to helpful Pinterest Marketing segments: 
  1. Beginner Pinners
  2. Intermediate Pinners
  3. Black-Belt Pinners

Go ahead, I encourage you to read through these 56 Ways to Market Your Business on Pinterest no matter where you are in the Pinterest stage.  


 

 

 

 

12 comments:

  1. Very interesting! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm now following you on Pinterest, don't know why I wasn't before! Glad to hear you've gotten some sales and new work from pinning. I seem to have gotten a lot of new blog followers.

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    1. Glad it was helpful! Isn't it funny with all the social media we miss each other on some of them. I'll get you back if I'm not either.

      I've liked it for sales.

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  2. Off to read!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!!
    Actually doing something productive on Pinterest?? Now I can tell the hubby I am marketing!! LOL

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    1. Yes! I'm so glad I could help you spend more time Pinning without feeling guilty!

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  3. Thank you for sharing! I will definitely read this. Now following you!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for following. I'll be sure to get you back as well.

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  4. Excellent post! I've also included a link to both this post and Copyblogger's article HERE

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    1. Thank you Hide A Heart! Appreciate the support.

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  5. Thanks for sharing these ideas! Some sound useful.

    However, I think it should be stressed, and I'm sure that you agree with this, your Pinterest boards should not focus exclusively on your own work. Instead, show your favorite ideas, services, and products, and promote what you consider the best ideas and work of your colleagues. Then add a board or two about your own products.

    I tried linking Pinterest and facebook, but found that the Pinterest photos didn't show up well in my timeline. But others may have a different experience.

    However you use Pinterest, there's no denying that it's fun!

    Cheers,
    Marian

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    1. You're right Marian. I have one board labeled My Creations. The rest are all other fun stuff.

      It is fun!

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