Happy Friday! And to those celebrating Ramadan, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Traffic in town has been fantastic this past week as many have traveled out of the city. But in case you are still in holiday mood, it’s time to get ready for work again!
Between resting and celebrating, I managed to slot in a Social Media Seminar in town this week. Here are some videos if you like to see what we did! (seminar was conducted in Mandarin but participants shared in many languages! Those multi talented people at Hai-O are fantastic).
This week I received a number of questions concerning Pinterest. I am including the more commonly asked questions here in case you are also wondering about them:
1 – Do I really need a Pinterest account?
Pinterest allows your to show case your business visually and it’s easy to use. Pretty product images get shared easily (and they go viral quickly). Pinterest is generating a lot of traffic and growing at an exponential rate. It is something worth watching out for if images of your service offerings and product help your target market understand you better.
Most people are visual and are drawn to images. The most viewed and shared posts on Facebook are photos. Lately many are saving quotes as image and those are showing up as more attractive and are getting more views and shares.
Instagram and Pinterest are popular because visuals are attractive and there is no need to compose text. Pinterest makes is easy for your audience to share. So if you like what you see, click “repin”, “like”, or “share” and that seems to catch on with many people. Plus who can resist things nice and beautiful?
2 – How do I set up my Business Pinterest Account?
Same way you set up a Personal Account (step by step instructions with diagram) are given in this guide. The question to ask is: do you need 2 accounts? Pinterest is a lifestyle social media platform. By pinning photos and images of things that interest you, you inject personality into your business.
3 – What is the difference between a Business Account and a Personal one?
At the moment, Pinterest does not make any distinction between the 2 kinds of accounts.
4 – How do I make sure others credit the image back to me?
The answer is you can’t. It is common etiquette to give credit where credit is due. So in repinning and sharing, we accredit the source. But there are some who may not follow this etiquette when using Pinterest. What we can do is to ensure that we are nice!
Some have not yet heard about Pinterest. Most find it quite interesting and would like to find out more about it. If you are interested to find out more about Pinterest I have a free report that’ll tell you how to get started with Pinterest. Feel free to download it, print it, book mark it, like it, share it or comment on it and let me know if this is helpful.
photo credit Modenadude
Inforgraph from Mashable via Louisa on Pinterest