How To Set Up Pinterest Account To Make Money
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is currently the number three most-popular social network in the
US, behind Facebook and Twitter, according to Experian Hitwise (Apr 2012.)
Pinterest has been around since March 2010 but didn’t really enter the
mainstream consciousness until December 2011. At that point the site
became a top 10 largest social network service and had 11 million total
visitors a week.
Pinterest exploded from mid-January to mid-February with a unique users
moving average growth of 85% (comScore.)
This rapid growth caused blogs to explode with Pinterest buzz and
marketers scrambled to hop aboard the Pinterest train.
This unique social media site has proven a hit among women, especially in
the 35-44 year old demographic. Not surprisingly, popular “pins” can
sometimes mirror the contents of a popular women’s magazine with home
décor, fashion, desserts, recipes and fitness images topping the list of
popular pin images.
The fun is in creating one’s own pin boards, “scrapbooking for the digital
Imagine a bride (anytime in the last half century) dreamily flipping through
a bridal magazine. She might be stirred by certain images that inspire her;
she feels these images represent “her” and how she wants her wedding to
Setting Up A Pinterest Account
1. Go to http://pinterest.com
2. Click on the obvious red “request an Invite” button
3. Type in your email address then hit the blue “request invite” button
4. Wait for email with invitation and instructions to join
Quicker route: Ask a friend to invite you from her account
5. Important for businesses: At this point you can only link to Facebook
through your Facebook Timeline or Twitter account.
This means you cannot link to Pinterest through your Facebook
business page so you will need to build your business-related
Pinterest following via Twitter.
6. Install your “Pin It” button. This can seem a little baffling at first, but
it’s easy. Go to top right of screen, click on “About” and then “Pin It
Button” from the drop down menu. Drag the obvious “Pin It” button
to your bookmarks bar which is the space underneath the website
address navigation area.
7. Look around online and find images you like. When you see
something you like, click on your “Pin It” button on your toolbar. A
page will pop up that shows all the images on that page.
Hover over the image you’d like to pin and the words “pin this” will
appear. Click on that and another box will appear entitled “create
Decide what category/board you would like this pin to belong to
(Recipes, Places I Want to Visit, My Style) etc., type that into the
“Create New Board” box and then hit the “create” button. Voila. You
have added your first pin to your first board.
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