Saturday, February 11, 2012

How To: Set Up a Business Page on Pinterest


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In these early days of Pinterest, it is still a bit challenging to set up a profile. It is still invite-only and once you get an invite, you have to sign-up with a Facebook or Twitter account


So how does a business get setup on Pinterest?

There are a couple of tricks I have been using to setup businesses on Pinterest that have worked great for me.

1) Don't request an invite, ask a current member to invite you. Invites from members come much, much faster to you than requested invites.

2) When you sign-up, use your business' Twitter account. Remember, Pinterest auto-populates your profile info from whatever account you link, so you don't want to link to your personal accounts. You also cannot sign-up with a Facebook Page (even if you are currently using Facebook as that page), so stick to Twitter.

Make sure you are signed-in to your  business' Twitter account and then sign-up for Pinterest using the Twitter link.

3) Once signed up, go into your settings and setup a email/password log-in. This will make it so that you don't have to be logged into your  business' Twitter profile every time you want to sign in to Pinterest.

This process should get your business up and running on Pinterest. In future posts, I will have some handy tips for building your following and generating content.


11 comments:

  1. Loving your blog. I handle the social media for our start-up and I really appreciate having such a great source for getting running with Pinterest!

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  2. Thanx for sharing. Helped mme to set up clients "Pinterest" without further 'investigation'!

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  3. Thank you for this great post! I've been wondering how to set up a Pinterest page that was separate to my personal one and you've explained it perfectly.

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  4. Just wondering - if my personal Pinterest is linked/signed up with my work email address (personal FB account) - will Pinterest allow me to set up a business page (using my business Twitter) which uses the same email address?

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  5. it appears that if you ever want to change your profile pic, it requires you to first change your twitter pic if that's how you originally signed in. Even if you no longer link to twitter. anyway to work around this?? thanks for your post

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  6. Awesome tips - Thanks for the tips. Didn't even think about the relationship between twitter business account and pinterest. Makes sense!

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  7. i have been trying to do this but I keep getting an error that says there was a problem with facebook :(

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  8. Thanks for the insight. I need to get our bike lights business page up there ASAP. Pinterest is supposedly the second biggest social network on the net now.

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  9. Great stuff Craig,

    Excellent!! :)

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  10. Thanks for the insight. I need to get our bike lights business page up there ASAP

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  11. Thanks for the action steps. I think there are certain businesses that are suitable for Pinterest. If you are never going to update or you don't ever take many photos for your business, then having a page that never has new content isn't the right way to go.

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