Basically, Pinterest is a site full of images, just like you would find in a catalogue. You can create as many categories as you like and you can share the pins of other users in what is called a ‘repin’, or pin off the Internet from sites that have been wise enough to add a ‘pin it’ button to their site. The person who is sharing is referred to as the ‘pinner’.
Why would you make the effort to start using Pinterest?
Well, put it this way, Pinterest is by far the fastest growing social media site in the world at this moment in time!
It’s actually got well over 11.7 million unique users, making it the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark.
So that makes Pinterest the third most popular social network at the moment, behind Facebook and Twitter.
Now that we’ve established how popular and fast growing Pinterest is, let’s see how we can use it, and more importantly how it can help make our lives easier.
The first thing you need to do is to request an invitation to join, you can do that here for free.
Once you have your account you can then start pinning, it’s really simple to work out, there’s nothing hard about it, first edit your profile and then create your ‘boards’ (categories) for your pinned images.
A simple way to pin ‘any’ image you see is to install a Pinterest addon for your web browser, I use the Pinterest Right Click addon for Firefox, you can get it here if you need it.
However, it’s also simple to ‘repin’ images that other users have already pinned, by simply browsing the images in Pinterest and clicking the ‘repin’ icon in the top left of the image, this will then pin that image to your chosen board.
There’s also some really simple tools inside Pinterest that you can use to add ‘Pin It’ and ‘Follow’ buttons onto your websites, just like this one:
Another really cool thing about Pinterest that I personally love is the mobile phone app, if you pin an image from there, you can also set it up to post the image on Facebook and Twitter, you can also take an image from your phone and pin it at the same time.
Maybe now more people will start to add more high quality images relating to their products and services! 🙂 Oh, if you ever need any images then you can’t beat GFX-1 for quality and cost.
There’s obviously a lot more about Pinterest than I would want to bore you with here, so I’ve got a complete eBook about the subject for you totally free, you can download it here.
Feel free to share/sell this eBook, as long as you don’t change the content, if you need any PLR material for yourself, then look no further than our PLR Monthly site.
Oh, don’t forget to share your love with the social sharing below, and please let me know your comments on Pinterest, good or bad 🙂