Pinterest is my absolute favorite visual search engine where I can find that answer to just about anything. So of course it would make sense that I would use it to help other people find my blog and business right?
I am going to show you step by step how to set up Pinterest so that you can get to pinning right away.
Start an account
You are going to want to sign up for a business account so that you are able to see your analytics for all your pins that will connect to your website.
I will tell you more about why tracking your analytics is so important in another post.
Click here to sign up for a Pinterest account. At the bottom is where you can create a business account.
Choose Your Name
You can put whatever name you want here but I would really recommend that you keep all social media names the same. This makes it easier for people to find you.
Here is an example of my own Pinterest for my blog.
The next step will be to enter your web address. Later, I will show you how to claim your website on Pinterest to help with your analytics.
If you want, you will be able to connect your other social media accounts as well. You can leave this for later if you don’t have any set up just yet.
In the next page, they will ask if you plan to run any ads. I always choose “I’m not sure” and I haven’t ran any yet.
Now comes the fun part.
Pinterest will bring you to a page with a list of categories and they want you to chose at least one. This is so that the pins that show up on your home page are ones that you will want to repin onto your boards.
This is a great time to pick the ones that align with your blog or businesses niche.
An amazing feature with Pinterest is their browser button. This allows you to pin from anywhere even if that website doesn’t have the browser button setup.
You know that it is working when a red “Pin It” shows on the photo that you hover over.
And that is it! You will know you have created your business account when you come to this page.
It will walk you through how to create your first pin. In another post, I walk you through how to make a Pinterest pin using Canva for free!
The great thing about this is that Pinterest actually works with Canva in the app when creating pin so it makes it much easier.
Complete Your Profile
If you aren’t ready to create a pin yet, that’s ok! There is still plenty left to do…
For example, now would be the perfect time to go ahead and get your profile completed. If you look at the top right-hand side of your screen, there will be a circle then an arrow button next to it.
You are going to want to click on that arrow and go down to settings.
Here is where you find your Edit Profile page. This is where you will add all the important information about your blog or business like your display name, website, bio and profile picture.
On the left hand side you will see Account Settings, Claim (which is where you claim your website for analytic purposes. Here is a post talking more about this), Privacy and more.
And there you have it! A simple step by step on how to set up your Pinterest business account. This is the first thing I do for all my clients who need to get started.
Be sure to check out my other posts that talk more about how to use Pinterest and Tailwind to grow your blog or business. I would love it if you left a comment at the bottom if this was useful to you.