For years business owners and entrepreneurs have tried to master the techniques of social media marketing in order to make money via popular websites like Facebook and Twitter. While these sites still reign supreme and should still earn your attention and effort, you should definitely consider getting involved in another social media site that can surely help you increase product—Pinterest. This digital pin board is the latest social media/ booking marking site to hit the market. The concept is pretty simple: users look through a gallery of attractive photos, and whichever ones “interest” them, they place the “pin” on their boards/profiles. So how does this make you money if you sell a product? Continue reading to find out.
Great Link Backs
Like mentioned before, users scour a database of photos and post them on their boards—these photos can range from anything including photos of chic outfits, hairdos, cute animals, recipes, unique gift ideas, postcards, and quotes. So what’s the big deal? The big deal is that you can actually include a link back in the photos so that users can actually purchase what they see—whether it be a blouse, products to make the hair do, or the book that the quote was retrieved from. All they need to do is click on the photo and it will lead them back to the original website—meaning your website. And naturally if they purchase the product through your site, the money goes directly to you.
Tons of Traffic
Pinterest was praised by multiple tech magazines like Tech Crunch because the website acquired more than 10 million users just in within its first couple of weeks, making it the first website to be able to do so, ever. And the numbers just keep on rising. That means you ideally can get exposure to millions of buyers. Sources say that the website is predominantly used by women, so if you manage to find a way to market to women’s wants and needs even better.
Aggregation to Other Social Media
Lastly, as of now guests must be invited by current Pinterest users to get an account, but since the website allows users to post pins on other competing social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, this means that you can potentially reach an even broader buying market. Pinterest helps you cover all grounds which means you’ll have better luck making sales and earning money.
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