Apr
22

Pinterest, Scrapbooking on Steroids

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Pinterest, Scrapbooking on Steroids

Pinterest, Scrapbooking on Steroids

Pinterest caught my interest about two months ago.  I have been a scrapbooker for years but lately as I really concentrate on building the business I have not had much time to complete any of my scrapbook projects.

Then along came Pinterest.  Personally I love it!

Go to Pinterest.com and request an invite, it may take a few days to receive your invitation but it will come.

Pinterest Invitation

“Pinterest is a virtual pinboard to organize and share the things you love.”

Pinterest consists of “Boards” similar to bulletin boards where you post pictures of things that interest you, like, have a passion for, helps your business and many many more reasons.

Once your invitation arrives get in there and set up your boards. You don’t have to set them all up right away, new ideas will come to you as you see the “pins” of others. The basics they provide are an excellent way to get started.

I have found the easiest way to pin is to install the “Pin it” button on my tool bar. Here is a video that shows you just how to do that;

If you’re like me and use Firefox here is that version too;

Once you have the button so nice and hand right up there on the toolbar it makes it so quick and easy to share the content your find interesting, worthwhile and or funny!

Be sure to add the Pinterest buttons to your website, that way people can easily share your great information!

Happy Pinning & once you’re on please do connect with me Carla On Pinterest

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Comments

  1. Hi Carla,
    I am sure Pinterest is an excellent program but at the moment I just don’t have the time to work it.
    I feel it better to spend the quality time with a few programs rather than trying to do too much and loose it all.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers
    Bryan
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  2. Another excellent tutorial Carla – kudos to your creativity when it comes to article titles! I love Pinterest, but it is something you need to keep up with. I’ve been focused on publishing with Amazon the past couple of weeks so pretty much everything else except my blog was set aside. Looking forward to playing catch up – and your post has given me a couple of ideas. Thanks!
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  3. Hi Carla. I’m back in TSA, and I’ve appreciated your being so good about RTs on Twitter. This is a great tutorial. I’m on Pinterest and find it to be fun. I wonder if it will ever be a way to make money. I have seen some music teachers really load up on their music stuff. I’m going to try some affiliate marketing stuff, as that is my new part-time endeavor. Be interested to see how it works.

    All the best,

    Leslie Denning

  4. Carla McNeil says:

    A pleasure Leslie, you have a great product!

  5. Pearly Quah says:

    Hey Carla,

    So glad to stop by your blog and so happen this topic interest me most at the moment ! 🙂

    I have joined Pinterest but haven’t donr anything yet as I do not know how to pin. Thanks for your helpful tips. I appreciate this tutorial and will try my first pin later 🙂

    Cheers
    Pearly 🙂

  6. Rick Lelchuk says:

    Carla,

    I joined Pinterest when I found out it was larger than LinkedIn in popularity. Now I haven’t done much with it and will post some pic and blog entries. I think I understand Pinterest better than I understand Twitter. LOL!

    RICK
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  7. Lynn Brown says:

    Hi Carla, we are already following each other on Pinterest. I enjoy sharing my business information but also have fun every now and then sharing some of my personal favorites.

    You shared a really good step by step way to get onto Pinterest and adding that button to your website is a good tip as well.

    I also noticed that your Mentor board included Loral Langemeir who I met over 9 years ago and she was a tremendous factor in my success. Her Cash Machine Workshops are the best!
    Lynn Brown recently posted..Increasing Traffic To Your Blog With Twitter

  8. Aidan Gibson says:

    Hi Carla,

    I must admit that I am another one that has joined Pinterest but not done much with it. It looks great for personal and business but at the moment I have too much going on to get stuck in. I do have the Google Chrome extension for Pinterest, I just need to get more into the habit of using it.

    Thanks for the tutorials.

    Aidan
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  9. Kevin DeRoo says:

    Hey Carla,

    Looks like I’m with the majority of your friends and readers here … I have joined Pinterest not too long ago but I have not started using it to any degree. With the huge changes in Facebook’s new timeline I need to focus my attention on Facebook, updating my profile and pages to better fit into it’s current format.

    The growth and Back Linking power of Pinterest can be amazing for all those you use it correctly and on a consistent basis.

    Thanks so much for sharing Carla.

    Kevin
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  10. Thanks for the explaination Carla. I was invited several months ago. I set up a few board and kind of just left it alone. When I returned all these pictures were on my site,ugh? Not much of a picture taker but I am learning to get more involved with taking images and posting them there.

  11. Thanks for explaining Pinterest, Carla! I watched a webinar on using it for business, and learned a few things there. I joined, but haven’t done anything with it either. I will be, because I like the concept and see it has great possibilities.

    Willena Flewelling
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  12. Carla,
    I joined Pinterest about 2 months ago and I must admit, I have become sort of a Pinterest addict. It is so much fun to create and fill up my boards. My first and favorite board is called “Wonders of the World.” Every time I look at that board and add to it, I feel as though I have actually travelled to the most exotic and breathtaking places in the world. And then I added the board, “Why do we love animals so much?” I have found images of so many different kinds of animals, and each species has its own way of loving and nurturing its young and its partners. And then I realized I can also display my own work, my blogs and articles and kindle books and I just keep adding to it.

    The best part is when people I already know from another context keep repinning pins from specific boards. We are creating an immediate bond through similar likes.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica
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  13. Carla, I love Pinterest! It’s so much fun to see what everyone is pinning and the vivid colors really catch my eye. Since I’m a holistic chef it’s really great to pin up my recipes, share other people’s recipes, and see what all the other foodies are pinning. I don’t know if it will increase my business but it’s something that I truly enjoy. Thanks for sharing the video on how to add it to my toolbar.
    Best,
    Shelley
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  14. Lynn Jones says:

    Hi Carla, I finally joined last week. So far I have saw a few things I like and have repinned them, so I am just getting started. I like the way you likened it to Scrap booking on Steroids! lol I think this will be easier than making a scrap book though. I am looking forward to creating my boards and pinning.
    Thanks for the post and I will find you! 🙂
    Lynn
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  15. Hi Carla:

    Pinterest is such an awesome tool. I absolutely love it.

    Kevin
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  16. Jupiter Jim says:

    Carla,

    I just started using Pinterest after I got an invite and watched a very cool and helpful Webinar on Pinterest by Kimberly Castleberry! Yes, scrapbooking on steroids.

    I don’t use IE or FF browsers. I use Chrome and your videos have given me the idea to look for the Pinterest plugin for Chrome!

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~ Jupiter Jim
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  17. Nice tutorial. I have been really enjoying Pinterest.
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  18. Eldon Beard says:

    I appreciate the tutorial on installing the “pin it” button. I have hesitated and put off using Pinterest because my best talents aren’t in doing “graphical” things, but perhaps it’s time to give it a try. 🙂
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  19. Pinterest is the latest of the social media platforms that seems to have everybody scrambling to get involved.

    It’s a different angle for people who haven’t been to involved in the visual side of online business, and it gives your personal brand some texture and context that might have been missing.

    Thanks for the Pin It button tutorial, Carla. It will help us take better advantage of the Pinterest flurry.
    David Merrill recently posted..Leverage | Stealth Internet Marketing

  20. Hi Carla,
    I am totally in agreement with most of your readers, Pinterest is great but how to find the time………..

    I remain open-minded about where social media is headed and listen to people like Mari Smith and Guy Kawasaki as I know you do too. Working with a chocolate company, Pinterest is a no-brainer but for my own brand, I am still considering its merits.
    However integrating the Pin It button on my website is key and thanks for the input on that!!

    regards
    Clare
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  21. Excellent tutorial Carla

    I now have the pin It button in my toolbar and now it is easy to share pictures.

    Peter
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