How to Set Up a Pinterest Business Account?

It is important for a business owner to have a Pinterest account because Pinterest is very good at bringing traffic to your site! Today, I will teach you How To Set Up a Pinterest Business Account.

As a business owner, one of your goals should be making sure that people know about your business and to entice them to come into your brick and mortar store or into your website, blog, or e-commerce store to check out what you have for them.

There are many ways to do this such as posting ads in the newspaper or buying television minutes. You can also pay billboard companies to put your ads on their billboards. But come on guys, this is the year 2019 and we have the internet.

Because of the internet, advertising your business became so easy, very efficient and cheap! There are different ways to advertise your business on the internet. You can use Google’s Adword, or you can use social media such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Today, we will focus on Pinterest!

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a part social media, part visual search engine platforms where users can browse and save “Pins”.

For those who don’t know what a Pin is, Pinterest defines it as

ideas that people on Pinterest find and save from around the web. People can search them, save the ones they like and click on a Pin to learn more.

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What are the benefits Pins can give to your business?

Pinterest further explains,

As a business, you can create Pins to exhibit your products and ideas, and you can link them back to your website. If you have an advertiser account you can also promote your Pins

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Quick Recap!

Why do you need Pinterest for your business?

To bring in traffic to your business

Why do you need traffic for your business?

To increase your chance of making a sale therefore to increase your profit!

How to Set Up a Pinterest Business Account?

Cool, so hopefully, I was able to convince you why you need a Pinterest account for your business whether it is online or offline. Now I will teach you how to set up your Pinterest Business Account!

There are two ways to set up a Pinterest Business Account. The first way is to simply convert your existing Pinterest account if you have one. The second way is to directly open a Pinterest Business Account by going to this Pinterest’s Business Account Page.

In this, step-by-step guide, I will show you both ways to set up Pinterest Business Account.

How to Convert Your Pinterest Account into a Business Account

If you already have a personal Pinterest then here is a step by step guide on how to convert a regular Pinterest account into a Business account.

Step 1: Starting From Your Homepage, Go to Your Profile Page
how to convert your Pinterest personal account into pinterest business account
Step 2: Go to the Profile Settings Button
Step 3: Hit the “Upgrade Now” Option

After Step 3, Pinterest will ask you for more information about your business such as the name of your online business, web address, and what type of business you are in.

Step 4: Type in Your Business Name
Step 5: Enter Your Web Address

Domain Register

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Website Builder

Congrats on finishing the first step of starting your very own online business! While you are on it, why not start building your very own website. You can use WordPress.com if you are looking to build a regular blog type website. If you are thinking of starting an e-commerce business, you might want to try Shopify!

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Step 6: Choose the Type of Your Business

That is it! Congratulations! You now have a business account and you are now ready to use your brand new Pinterest Business account to promote your business.

How to Create a Pinterest Business Account?

Creating a Pinterest Business Account is as easy as creating a personal Pinterest account. The only difference is you go to https://business.pinterest.com/en instead of going to pinterest.com

Step 1: Click Join Pinterest

Once you are in business.pinterest.com, all you need to do is click Join Pinterest, then Pinterest will transfer you to the sign up page.

Step 2: Fill in the Blanks
  • To create an account, type in an email and a password that you would like to use for your Pinterest Business account. Note that you should use an email that is never been used.
  • Enter your business name and choose from the selection what type of business you have.
  • If you already have a website, then you need to copy paste your website's URL here!
  • If you have other social media account, then you should link your accounts to your Pinterest Business Account
  • Your goal for opening a Pinterest Business Account should be because you want to advertise your business and reach more potential customer. That being said, you should check mark, "Yes, Im interested in advertising".
  • If you chose the " "Yes, I'm interested in advertising" option, then you will have to leave your details here, so Pinterest can contact you and help you out with how to do advertisement on Pinterest.
  • You will be asked to choose a topic that you are interested in. Make sure to choose a topic that is related or closely related to your business. If you are blogging, "Education" is always a good topic to choose.
  • Pinterest will ask you to download a "Pin It" browser extension for this one. You may skip this process but the Pin It browser extension is great at saving ideas from the web. Be sure to save ideas that are related to your business!

Your next step after clicking “Join Pinterest” is to fill in the blanks (see slide show above) and that’s it! You know have a Pinterest business account! Pretty sweet right?!

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