Pinterest: What Is It? Steps to starting your Business Pinterest Profile.
2) Once you have received your invite, set up your profile.
The first time you use the website, it will take you through a series of steps.
-You can log into Pinterest using Facebook or Twitter, but if the site represents your business, you may want to just use your email adress.
- Next, click on images that your business represents or that you are interested in. It will show you people who have similar interests.
-The last step is to create general names for your first pinboards (ex. "Recipes", "Kitchen Gadgets", "Food I Hope To Try", etc.)
-If a business profile, make sure the photo is the logo or appropriate representation of your company, your business name is properly displayed, and that you connect your other professional social sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and your business' website.
-Be sure to write a paragraph or two about the business in the "About" section of your Pinterest Profile.
* All of the information provided can be edited at any point in time. Just be sure not to change your name too many times.
There are two ways to "follow" on Pinterest.
-Underneath the photo on each profile, there is the button that says "Follow All," meaning you can follow all of the person's pin boards, comments, mentions, and likes.
-Or, you can simply just follow a few of the pinboards without following the specific profile. Just click on the "Follow" button on the board you are interested in.
Repin, Like, and Comment:
If you see an image you like, you can choose to either "Repin" it, "Like" it, or "Comment" on it.
-The "Like" and "Comment" features work exactly like Facebook. The "Comment" feature hasn't quite caught on yet, but is a great tool to help engage with followers and potential customers, so be sure to use it.
* You can also mention other "pinners" like Twitter, if you just use the @ symbol in front of the name.