Some days I feel a bit more productive than others. Most days by the time I make it home at night I only feel so productive as to look for fun things I find on the internet. Enter my most recent discovery: Pinterest.
The site is reminiscent of the cloth-and-ribbon photo collage boards every incoming college co-ed and tween includes in their new grown up room these days. And I mean that in the best possible way. The site describes itself as a place to “organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.” From planning a wedding to redecorating a home, Pinterest boards are a virtual place to keep all of those things you want to find later but can’t quite remember where you saw it the first time.
While browsing for what all of that means really, I found a great list of ideas on how to use Pinterest for your creative business:
- Pin products you make or sell, but not exclusively.
- Write good descriptions, and tag your pins.
- Get inspired by Pinterest.
- Collaborate on a pinboard with coworkers to keep all of your ideas in one place.
- Check for pins from your website to know what people are in love with.
The site is easy to use and equipped with a Pin It! tag for your browser toolbar or a quick pin extension for Google Chrome is available for the cool crowd. When you link Pinterest to your Twitter or Facebook accounts, you can follow the pins of friends and tastemakers who you admire.
Do you think Pinterest will be of use for your business?