Pinterest – The Newest Way to Promote Products

Author: admin Affiliate Marketing, E-Commerce, Internet Marketing


The world of social networking is constantly changing. Several years ago, marketers flocked to MySpace. Then, they started using Facebook and Twitter. Now, there’s a new social networking site in the mix. It’s called Pinterest and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular websites online.

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is an online pin board. Basically, people can pin pictures that they want to share with others on Pinterest. If someone clicks on a picture, he will be redirected to the site that hosts the image. For example, if you pin an image from AnthonyMorrison.com and someone clicks on it, the user will be redirected to my website.

Along with that, people can re-pin or “Like” images. This will allow those images to reach a broader audience. For instance, if you pin a picture of one of your products and someone chooses to re-pin it, that picture will become available to that user’s friends. Thus, you’ll get some extra exposure.

Pin Boards

Pinterest doesn’t just allow users to upload pictures. The site also allows people to organize those pictures with pin boards. Users can create pin boards for different categories, and then pin the images accordingly. This can really help marketers move products and get their message out to the masses.

While you can create any pin board or pin boards that you want, I recommend that you create pin boards for:

  • Your products
  • Testimonials
  • Customers
  • Special offers

Let’s look at how you could use each of these pin boards.

Product Pin Board

This pin board would contain pictures of the different products you sell. You won’t be able to use sales language, but people can still browse through the products and see if there’s anything they want.

Testimonial Pin Board

A testimonial pin board will help you build trust with your audience. It’s important to note that you can’t use written testimonials, since Pinterest is an image site. That means you’ll have to get a little creative. You could have users submit pictures of them using your products, or you could have users take pictures of themselves while they hold up a sign talking about the benefits of your products. If you don’t have any pictures like that, consider running a contest on your Facebook page. Have users submit pictures, and then add them to your pin board. You’ll have lots of pictures in no time, and those pictures will help you market your products.

Customers Pin board

A customer generated pin board is also a good idea. You can allow other people to pin images to this pin board. Then, you can have your customers upload their favorite images. They can be related to your products, or just your niche. Either way, it will engage your followers and encourage interaction.

Special Offers Pin board

Finally, you can create a pin board full of your discounts, deals or special offers. There are a couple of ways you can do this. One, you can create image ads or banners on your website, and then pin them to Pinterest. Two, you can create a QR Code that contains the special deal. QR Codes are similar to bar codes, but they were created for the online world. Anyone can make them, and like a bar code, they store information. Users can download a free application for their smart phones and then scan the QR code. Once scanned, the code will display the special offer or any other information the marketer included.

You can create QR codes for free online. Simply Google “QR Code generator,” pick a site and create your code.

As you can see, Pinterest provides marketers with a lot of opportunities. The site can help you reach a broader audience, engage potential customers, and increase your sales.

Be sure to check out my special report about marketing Commission Junction products with Pinterest. The report includes information that isn’t readily available online, and is essential if you want to use the online pin board to market affiliate products.

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  1. Mary Toney

    This is a great concept and it is something I will look into.
    Thanks
    Mary Toney
    PS. This website is not completely set up yet I have had a few problems, but I am working on them.
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  2. Blanche Strong

    Interesting will certainly give this a try once I have a website. Thank you.

  3. scott

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    hi, Anthony i wanted to make my first dollars online show the way.and update my website thank you.

  7. Greer

    Thank Anthony! I have been on Pinterest for a little over 6 months now…I’m addicted! This is excellent information and as soon as I get back into swing from an illness, I will be setting up a new board to try this out!

    I am Greer Cwly on Pinterest.

    Have a BLESSED WEEK!

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  8. Yulonda

    Hello Mr Anthony,

    I’m still studying your methods. Thanks for the info on Pinterest. I went forward with buying my domain name, now I’m using a ‘basic kit’ to build my site, haven’t published yet. I haven’t written my first ad yet either,

    I’m working on that as well. My site is a blog about Entrepreneurship, Businessdevelopment and Making money on the Internet.

    Best Wishes

  9. Sheri Lynch

    Hi

    My name is Sheir, and I’m going to your seminar this weekend for three days. I’m green when it comes to all of this marketing stuff; however, I’m really excited about learning how to use this info to make money.

  10. Ed Mooree

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    The possibilities are endless, regarding referrals. Sincerely, thanks for sharing your information, that will encourage others! I am learnig as fast as I can go. There is more to learn.

  11. Charles Olds

    This sounds like an easy way to get visitors to your website. So now I will go to the Pinterest site and figure out how to make use of it.

  12. Nancy Surace

    Anthony,

    This information was very helpful. It describes a new way to use social media to our advantage. That’s Terrific!!

    Thanks:)

  13. David Graham

    This information was very helpful and has given me a lot of fresh ideas to, hopefully, give my “almost dead” “NEW” business a little bit of a boost.
    Thank you Anthony for your continued desire to help others. You are more than, just, an instructor, you are a mentor.

    Dave “Dagrah” Graham

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    Thanks big guy. Anthony u are the solution to all problems

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  16. Ron Akers

    Thank you, as usual you always have something of value. I have heard of this site but it hadn’t clicked as to how I could actually use it for making money.

  17. Debbie

    this sounds like a great idea can’t wait to try it out.i would say sales are slow but not at all,.just keep on trying. it has to start soon.

  18. Kathy

    What a GREAT idea!!!! I plan to follow up and make this happen!

    Thanks Anthony for another great idea!

    Cheers-

  19. cassandra smith

    Yes , Anthony ! Thanks for the information I’m in process of launching my own website regarding health & wellness which gives me many ideas .Thanks once again

  20. Elizabeth Rayburg

    Anthony,
    I enjoyed learning about pinterest. I feel that the information could benefit individuals greatly. Thanks for the information!

  21. Clarence

    This is some great information Anthony, I have a Pinterest account with a few followers. I will try and squeeze in a little more marketing into the mix.

    Thanks again for the good information.
    Clarence

  22. komba b osby

    This is an amazing concept I really like it. Please show us how use it with our affiliate marketing.

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    It was good to see the face of your proud and wonderful parents.
    God bless them! Bye!
    .

  24. vernell rolle

    hi anthony, thank very much for all of this teaching ,you are excellent in all that you do. i have most all of your products,but i really need this one because it will hold all of my websites because of you am making my first video. be bless today vernell

  25. John Yoder

    Thanks, Anthony. I have been wondering what Pinterest is. You gave a nice explanation.

  26. Luis A. Deleza

    Professor Anthony, yes you sure did help me with this information about Pinterest. I had not even heard of this social networking site. It sounds easy to do. Thanks again for sending me this Blog Post. Great stuff! GOD BLESS YOU! Your student–Luis

  27. MIKE STANDISH

    THANKS FOR THE UP-DATE INFO OF NEW SITES AND APPROACHES TO GET TO THE PUBLIC …… I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET ESP WHEN IT IS FREE ……

  28. Allison

    I love this post. It was quite informative.
    Thanks keep un the good works.

  29. William Parker

    That was quite neet. I had never heard of the Pinterest

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    Thanks this is a new way for me to promote products and make extra cash

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    I like this new service engine to add another way of making online marketing more benefitial to affiliate marketers. Those who want help have to first help themselves and to whom is given much is required but its only for our benefit thank you anthony for your support and encouragment.

  32. Brian Kralik

    Hi Anthony, That sounds like a very good way to get more traffic. I will have to give it a try. Have a good night and thanks again

  33. Frank

    Hey Anthony..thanks for the informative blog..I will definitely be putting this to use.

  34. Dana Koepsel

    I like the information about Pinterest very much I really just heard about. I didn’t know how it worked and now I can use it for my bus.
    Thank you very much

    Dana Koepsel

  35. Chris Kalwa

    Adding the PINTEREST tool to my overall Affiliate Marketing strategy is a “no brainer.” Instead of limiting myself to written ADS for marketing purposes, I can now “paint pictures” onto the Pin board canvas … and get prospective customers emotionally excited about an immediate purchase. It’s true what they say: “A picture is worth a thousand words!” Thank you, Anthony, for this great marketing idea. Better marketing tools can definitely help build a better Affiliate Marketing business.

  36. Tammi Lanxon

    I’ve heard the term “pinterest” but had no idea how it worked. This was a great overview. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Candice Zipperer

    Very helpful and feels like the newest trend! I envy your youthful technical skills! Pinterest is definitely additive to all ages. I hear people talking about it nearly every day….even as a 50+ year old.

  38. Linda

    Anthony,
    Very interesting content. I liked it a lot and have it earmarked for my “bag of marketing tricks”. I can see where this would generate a lot of interest.
    Linda

  39. Ron Gilmer

    I just got online with requesting an invitation? Thank you.

  40. shannan

    there was so much email about pintrest, and products to be sold conected to it and with it, I blocked it. Now I am clearer in the subject. SO much to learn, which way to go?
    smb

  41. Gordon Chisholm

    Didn’t have a clue on how to use this before, looks like something I can play around with after I start getting conversions. How about uses for Link, Google+, and any other new stuff out there as well.

  42. Bill Hasen

    Learned about Pintrest in May during attending you class in Jackson. Kaci did a great job in originally outlining Pinterest, but your Blog adds a lot of meat to the bones. Thanks

  43. Ima

    Thank you so much Anthony. I’m going to print out your instructions, read them and start pinning ASAP.
    ima

  44. Teresa Opara

    My friend has told me about Pinterest. It is amazing how fast you get connections and followers. Interesting way to catch somebody’s attention.

  45. Michael Malone

    I knew nothing about this so it was great to learn about it. Now I need to learn to apply it.

  46. Blanca

    Thanks Anthony! Always updating… Good boy! 🙂 Pinterest seems to have a ton of potential. Great tips!

  47. Donna Moore

    Thank you for this information. I have family and friends using Pintrest but I had not checked it out. This is something I will now do. Another one of your great tips.

    Thank You, Anthony

  48. Doris Gessner

    I’ve been using Pinterest now for over a month and I’m sure as it catches on it will become more and more popular. Great way to market your ideas.

  49. Kevin Young

    Thanks Anthony for more profitable information. I learned a bunch of things that can turn into $.

  50. Patricia Y. Simpson

    Thank you for the information. I can really use it.

  51. Nathan Young

    I’ve been using Pinterest for a few months now and its great.

  52. George Benton

    Anthony you rock! Your approach to teaching is genuine. I finally getting to understand pinterest. Plan to implement it Soon! Thanks and Hang Loose…

  53. Michele

    WOW – Thank you so much! I have been hearing of Pinterest and that it’s good for non-business. Your clear and step-by-step info and specific business how-to is helpful beyond words. This severly tchno-challenged struggler very much appreciates you and your patient, clear, ongoing help 🙂

    Thank you,
    Michele

  54. Vicky Baul

    Thanks Anthony! This is very informative. I’m still in the process of setting up my website, but the information you share with us in your site really do help a lot. God bless and more power to you!

  55. Jo-Anne

    You always find the latest things. I can now join in the conversation if anyone mentions “pinterest”

  56. andrew

    This is great!
    Got to love it!
    More exposure!
    Free!
    What more can someone ask for…

  57. Libby Sosa

    This pinterest looks like a new tool/toy i migh ejoy learning how to play with. I, myself, am annoyed w/FaceBook too verbous for Twitter. This might be worth this old dog learning this new trick.

  58. Abigail

    Pintrest seems like a great idea. One more arrow in that quiver. I Need to be working on the basics first I think. So much info, so little gray matter.

  59. Fred Castro

    Thanks Anthony for the great information on Pinterest tool. I’ve seen it on the internet but really did not know what kind of tool itTHANKS would promote. I know now

  60. Rudy Ambion

    Anthony, thanks for the information, wonderful!!! a new way to promote products.

  61. Thomas Owen

    Looks interesting. Still working on my website. Need to get that up and running first.

  62. Gary

    Nice idea for product offerings as affiliates or otherwise as long as you have a graphic or picture! Thanks!

  63. eparkyn

    Hi Antony and Adrian: Thanks for the new to me Pinterest. Great work. Eparkyn

  64. eparkyn

    Hi Antony and Adrian: Thanks for the new to me Pinterest. Great work. Will love to learn more about it and use it . E Parkyn

  65. frank senner

    hi anthony,
    pinterest sounds like it is a better social media website.by the benefits it offers.thank you for this information. i will use this information in my affiliate marketing.

  66. Dave Robinson

    I had joined Pinterest a couple weeks ago and posted a few pictures. Your blog has given me direction as to what to do next. Thank you!

  67. Frank D.

    Thank you Anthony. The info was very helpful as I am now advertising my website, Discountedmegamall.com, a site with a variety of discounted consumer products. I will surely promote it on Pinterest. God Bless you!!!

  68. Alice

    I have my first landing page ready to go. Next I am working on driving traffic. This is great info. I will go to pinterest in the morning and look at it. I need to copy your instructions so I can follow up and pin my information.
    Thanks for the new social media information.
    Alice

  69. Norm Morrissette

    Just doesn’t stop getting better does it. Good advanced stuff. Just need to get the campaigns I’m currently putting together working first.

    Thanks for all the great ideas to further my business.

  70. Steve Gaiser

    Yet another tool or means to socialize and improve our chances of exposure and product offerings. There have been so many things that have come along that I will have to wait until I get my feet planted, but am confident this will be another useful resource for me just because it comes from Anthony 🙂

  71. Erum

    Hi Anthony, Pin interest is really a good idea to start… I’ll try to start as soon as I can. Thanks for sharing.

  72. robert

    Definitly worth looking into.
    I have had alot of pinterest posts to my fbook page,from a family member.
    I can certainly see the possibilities.
    Very helpfull info.

  73. Henry Jones

    Thanks for your additional information. Just started using pinterest a couple weeks ago. I think it is another great way to get your company and products to potential customers.

  74. Muriel

    thanks for info! First I’ve heard of this. Sounds really interesting and I need to improve my understanding of the computer. Can see possibilites

  75. Mark Lewis

    This is most definitely great info. Adrian, had mention this site during my recent training with him, so thanks for the reminder.

  76. Richar Burton

    I was considering Pinterest but was not sure how I wanted to use it…thanks, as usual you made things look much more simple.

  77. Derryl

    Great read … nice idea!!! I like it … it’s a pretty good idea

  78. Sandra Stiles

    This sounds interesting to me. I my try this when I get a website. Thanks Sandra

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  80. Marc

    Will definitely investigate further.
    Thanks for the head’s up.

  81. Muriel

    Learn something new every day! Just learning my way around the internet, trying to set up website, find products and now the Pinterest. Great idea! WoW! I’m in information overload! Thanks for all that you do Anthony!

  82. Anthony Fedora

    Thanks again Anthony, for another great idea and awesome information!!

  83. Matthew Collinson

    Great information Anthony. I have been using pinterest for one of my blogs and it seems to be doing fairly well. Then again I have it connected to many social medias. I have been trying to figure out how I was going to use pinterest for my main website and now I have my answer. Thank you as always.

  84. Ruth

    Anthony – thank you for your stream of information.
    I finally got around to Pinterest last week. I heard Kaci speak about it in April in Denver, but you last bit got me motivated. Being a visual person, I’m having fun with it. (I heard Kaci speak about it in Denver in April.) I don’t really think my tastes fit with the masses, but its a pleasant way to break up the marketing/internet experience. Pinerest/rueth
    Haven’t sold anything yet, but I found that I could pin directly from Commission Junction products from companies that I had been approved for – hope I’m doing it correctly.
    Thanks, Ruth

  85. Ruth

    Sorry, sent that before I meant to – I also appreciate Pinterest as a place to introduce artists, etc to people who would probably never see them otherwise, to give them more exposure – I am getting some repins.
    Along with trying to sell something, of course! Pinterest/rueth – Ruth

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  87. TB Wise

    Hi Anthony!

    I am still excited about finally having my own internet business. I do thank you for sharing all the information and techniques that you had to learn on your own. My landing page is up but I am unsure about a product to promote. It would be great if you would comment on the best type to start out with. When I begin the marketing campaign I will include pinterest

    Thanks for caring and the dedication to your students success.
    Be Blessed!
    Toiley,

  88. Tom

    Great information. give a new way to look at the social media sites. Will help us newbies with monetization. thank you for your insights. Looking forward to the next posting.

  89. Fred Jordan

    This is a nice ideal and a good way to promote and generate business. This way I will get my product and website out there. It’s like a pinup board you see in school and businesses. What will we think of next.

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    Hello Anthony:
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  94. Clint

    Have used Pinterest some. Have done the first of the the 4 things you recommend. Really like the others and will use them also. Keep the tips coming.
    Thanks,

    Clint

  95. darlene

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    God bless you.
    Best regards,
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  96. Tjep Marku

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  99. Stephen

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