Pinterest For Fun Or Profit
Pinterest has a few rules of etiquette which we’ll get into in a bit. To sum them up they are:
Be Nice – Pinterest is a community of people. Many people are using Pinterest to organize their inspirations and there’s very little reason to be negative or critical.
2. Credit Your Sources– Per Pinterest, “Pins are the most useful when they have links back to the original source. If you notice that a pin is not sourced correctly, leave a comment so the original pinner can update the source.
Finding the original source is always preferable to a secondary source such as Google Image Search or a blog entry.” We’ll talk a bit more about copyright issues and sourcing your pins later.
3. Avoid Self Promotion– Pinterest is just like any social networking site– blatant self promotion is an unhealthy business practice. You build your community by providing value and creating a connection to your audience– not by promoting yourself and using Pinterest as an advertising site.
4. Report Objectionable Content– Per Pinterest, They do not allow nudity or hateful content. If you find content that is objectionable or violates our Terms of Service you can submit the content for review by pushing the ‘Report Content’ link.”.
It’s easy to report offensive pins . Is Pinterest Right for Your Business’.
Pinterest is a unique, albeit large, community of members. It may not be the ideal social networking site for your business. Here are a few questions to ask before you integrate Pinterest into your social marketing strategy.
Are your Prospects On Pinterest?
We’ve already mentioned that the majority of users are female. According to Modea.com 68.2 % of the users are female. The most popular age bracket for users is 24-34, though 35-44 comes in with a 17.9 % share. 50 % of users have children and a median household income of $100,000. Does that describe your target audience in a nutshell?
If it does then jump on the Pinterest bandwagon quickly!
Pinterest may be for for Your Business or just for fun.