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If you haven’t noticed yet, Pinterest is the biggest, newest form of social media. The notion behind it is surprisingly simple. It is just an online collection of people’s beloved photos in one useful location. All a customer has to do is put the ‘pin it’ button on their toolbar and as they troll the web, any image they see can be saved painlessly, quickly, and, best of all to online business owners, attaching the location of the original source with it.
Just that last fact alone would be enough to have online business owners collectively rubbing their hands. I mean, Pinterest is yet another way for people to connect to your business, right? But wait! There is more! Not only does the person pinning the image keep your business’ site accessible forever, but they also share their ‘pins’ with others. Millions and millions of others.
Your potential customer list just expanded… big time. Any time a person searches Pinterest for the phrase ‘coffee’, there you are. Or woman’s clothes? Yep. Or smart phones? Got it. As long as you have images on your business’ site- the cuter, humorous, or more exceptional the better- your business will get Pinterest customers.
Wait… You don’t have images like that on your business’ site? What are you doing? Have you lost your mind? No matter what you are selling, you MUST have images. Even if they are only marginally connected, they still give customers some idea of what your business is about.
There is a moral to this account. People are visual predominantly, and visual means images. Words are great, but you have to drag them in first before they will buy. Now with Pinterest becoming the next explosive hit on the social media market, images on your business’ site have never been so indispensable.
Want to see what all the excitement is about for yourself? Visit Pinterest’s site today and request an invitation. You can even peek at some images while you are there. I recommend a search for funny, cute, or whatever your business sells. I think you’ll be overwhelmed at the results and want to create your own business account. But be cautious, once you start ‘pinning’ you won’t want to stop.