1. Creating the Pinterest Account I’m not looking for filler, so I’m not going to walk you through the technicality of creating a Pinterest account. If you need instructions for creating your basic account, you’ll find some here: http://www.wikihow.com/Sign-Up-for-Pinterest Once you have an account on the network, it’s time to start building your presence. 1.1 Business vs.
personal account I started out the HC Pinterest account using Pinterest as a personal account. After about a year of use, I switched to a business account. The reason that I switched was because I; a. wanted access to Pinterest analytics, which is only available to business accounts and b. because I knew the ability for business accounts to promote pins was coming. As I mention in 4.2, I was a little paranoid about switching to a video marketing blaster review and the possible effect it might have on my account (that I might get less visibility now that they knew I was a potential paying advertiser). But my paranoia seems to have been largely unfounded.
If you currently have a personal account but would like to switch to a business account, you can do so here: https://business.pinterest.com/. If you plan to use Pinterest as a main marketing strategy, you’ll probably want to have a business account. If you’re worried about appearing less personal, a common tactic is to include [your name] @ [your website] as your user name with a personal profile video marketing blaster review.
For HC, I’ve remained a logo using only the website name thus far, but I plan to switch to “Rae @ Hick Country” in the 2.0 version of the site, which I hope to have live before the end of this year. 1.2 Profile basics I made the name on the profile “Hick Country,” used the logo as the profile picture and kept my description short and sweet: “Finding awesome and amazing things for country girls on the video marketing blaster review. :)” I verified my website and connected my Twitter account.
There was no way to connect Facebook or Google+ unless I connected it to my personal account, so I didn’t connect them. 2. Building up boards & pins Then I set out to begin building up my Pinterest account. My theory was that no one was going to follow an account that had minimal activity, so I wanted to make the account look as if it had been active for a while.