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http://www.ProfitonPinterest.com An introduction to Pinterest. Have you been wondering what Pinterest is and why you would need to use it?

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  • Learn how to use Pinterest for your Business from the comfort of your own computer with our Pinterest Video Training Series. http://www.ProfitonPinterest.com

  • Learn how to use Pinterest for your Business from the comfort of your own computer with our Pinterest Video Training Series. http://www.ProfitonPinterest.com

    Greetings!

    I hope you find the following Pinterest introduction helpful.

    Pinterest is a great tool for your business.

    If you need help with understanding social media, be sure to

    contact me. I can help you expand your reach, build

    relationships, generate more leads, and increase your sales.

    Most importantly, I can help you to save time with your

    marketing, leaving you with more time to do what you do

    best.

    I also offer a great Do-it-yourself Pinterest Video Training

    Series here: www.ProfitonPinterest.com

    Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to

    chatting with you soon.

    Jennifer Henczel

    Marketing Motivator

    www.MarketingMotivator.com

  • Learn how to use Pinterest for your Business from the comfort of your own computer with our Pinterest Video Training Series. http://www.ProfitonPinterest.com

    What is Pinterest?

    Pinterest is a social network that allows its users to share what's important to them.

    The hook of the website is that it is very visual. People share photos and images by

    pinning them. Users can either use images they find online or ones they take

    themselves. You can also repin other peoples photos and images. You can create

    virtual bulletin boards in Pinterest, where you collect "pins" that revolve around a

    common theme.

    Pinterest is very much focused on a person's lifestyle. Users can share their tastes and

    interests with others and discover likeminded people. The social network's goal is to

    "connect everyone in the world through the things they find interesting."

    It is also extremely effective for business. People like to spend time there and the

    stats and demographics are great.

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    Why is Pinterest So Popular?

    There's no doubt that Pinterest is popular right now. In fact, it's the fastest growing

    website in history! Many people call the website "addictive." So what's the intrigue of

    this website? For one thing, it allows you to create your ideal self. It gives you a

    canvas to express yourself and organize those thoughts into a place you can come

    back to and add even more later. Each thing you collect is a piece of what you either

    are or hope to be. You might find a better way to organize your home and pin that,

    or you might find something about what the latest fashion trends are, or even collect

    pictures of homes in your quest for a new home. These all point back to that "ideal

    self" you hope to create.

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    Businesses can feature new and innovative products. Its great for jewelry, crafts,

    furniture and much more. Services can highlight people and products. Travel

    businesses are booming on Pinterest with beautiful landscape pictures. You can

    develop your own place on Pinterest by telling your business story through images.

    To add to it, Pinterest also allows you to see what others are pinning. That means,

    you get a peek into someone else's "ideal self." You get to see what's important to

    them and what they strive to be. It's a great place to get to know someone much

    better. You can tell a lot simply by looking at what boards someone has and what they

    have pinned to them.

    How Do You Sign Up for Pinterest?

    Pinterest used to be an "invite only" site, but it is no longer that way. You can

    connect by using your Facebook account. Pinterest users are always happy to help

    another get involved. Ask around and you'll be pinning in now time. Just go to

    www.Pinterest.com and sign up now!

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    Ive Joined PinterestNow What?

    When you first join Pinterest, it can be a bit intimidating. What do you do? Where do

    you start? A good first step is to start following people. Pinterest makes you follow a

    handful of people when you first join. This is determine by questions they ask you

    about your hobbies, passions, and other interests when you first sign up. There's no

    way to opt out of that at the moment, but you can always unfollow these people later.

    So you are already following people. But, what about real peoplepeople you already

    know?

    To find friends from other social networks like Facebook, go to your name in the

    upper right hand corner and click on the arrow. A drop down menu will appear and

    you can click on find friends to see which of your friends are on Pinterest. The

    people on the left hand column that pulls up will be people you can invite. The people

    on the right hand column will be people you can follow. The more people you follow,

    the more pins you see on the main page. This is when the real fun begins because you

    not only see what other people are pinning, but you can also snag some of their pins

    as "re-pins" for your own boards.

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    Start Creating Boards

    Once you've got a few friends to follow, it's time to start creating boards. Think about

    what type of items you would like to collect. Are you looking for inspiration for a new

    business? Looking for your family's next vacation? Want to find healthy recipes? Or,

    maybe you just want to find some cool things that really speak to you and your

    audience. Whatever the case, create a few boards to reflect what you're looking for.

    You don't have to set them up all at once because you can add more any time you

    want.

    Pinterest sets up a few boards for you when you first set up your account. If you don't

    like these, you can always delete them. Simply go to the upper right hand side of your

    screen to the drop down menu. Select "boards." You will then see all of your boards.

    Click on "Edit" and then scroll down to "Delete Board."

    To add a new board, go to the upper right hand side, you will see "Add" with a cross

    next to it in the upper right hand corner, next to your drop down menus. Click this

    and it will pull up a menu that asks if you want to "Add a Pin," "Upload a Pin," or

    "Create a Board." Select "Create a Board" and it will ask you for the name of the

    board and the board's category. Categories are already pre-determined by Pinterest.

    This menu will also ask you who can contribute to the board: you or a group of

    contributors. If you select that you want others to be able to contribute, you will need

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    to provide that person's Pinterest name or the email they used to set up their Pinterest

    account.

    If you're not sure what you're looking for just yet, take a spin around the site first and

    let the boards of others' to inspire you to create some of your own. Remember, you

    can always delete them later if you change your mind.

    Start Pinning!

    There are two ways you can pin. You can pin your own photos or something you find

    on the web that you want. Or you can re-pin something that is already on Pinterest.

    To Pin Something on the Web Outside of Pinterest

    Some websites are extremely "pin friendly" and already have a "Pin It" button with

    the content. This makes it super simple to pin something, as you just have to click the

    button to be taken to Pinterest to "pin" it. When you click that, you are taken to a

    screen where you are given a choice (if there is a choice) of which pictures to pin.

    Once you select the image, you will automatically be taken to Pinterest to categorize

    the pin, write a description of it, and actually pin it.

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    If you don't have the "Pin It" button option, you can also install a bookmarklet on

    your toolbar. Then, you simply click it when you want to pin something. You will go

    through the same classification process above.

    As a last option, you can always take the url and go to the Pinterest website itself and

    hit "Add" in the upper right hand corner. It will give you the option to add a few

    things, select "Pin." Then you can enter the url in the box and go through the same

    process as mentioned above to get it pinned to your board.

    "Pin It" When Youre on Pinterest

    When you pin something you find in Pinterest, it's called a "re-pin." The process is

    very easy for you to grab that pin as your own. Simply hit the "repin" button. (You'll

    see it pop up when you hover over the image.) Once you h