Beginner's Guide to Pinterest


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This slideshare will take you through signing up for an account, how to follow, creating boards, pinning, repinning, and checking/crediting a source.

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Beginner's Guide to Pinterest

  1. 1. How to use Pinterest A Beginner’s Guide
  2. 2. What is Pinterest?• Remember when you use to have a pinboard in your room that had photos of friends, inspirational quotes or cut outs from magazines?• Pinterest is the exactly the same thing but it is a virtual pinboard. You no longer have the messy paper clippings to clean up, it is all done virtually and is really fun.• With Pinterest you are able discover lots of unique ideas, from anywhere around the internet, from other people’s boards and pin it.
  3. 3. This is what a Pinterestsite looks like.
  4. 4. Step 1• Sign up – You can sign up connecting your Facebook, Twitter, or with an email address.
  5. 5. Step 2• You’ll need to think of a username. – You can use your own name or use something different. – Don’t forget to upload a photo.
  6. 6. Step 3• Pinterest will ask you to pin 5 things you like. Don’t stress about it, just pick 5 things that you are interested in (education, gardening, fitness, recipes, etc.)
  7. 7. Now that you’re set up you can begin doing the follow• Start following other people such as• You can also find your friends – Just use the drop down menu at the top right-hand side of your page in Pinterest, and select “Find Friends.” You’ll be able to find which of your friends are using Pinterest by Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo and email. Click follow to start following each of your friend’s boards.
  8. 8. Create your own boards• On the menu in the right hand corner you’ll see “Add+”. Click on that and you’ll get the option to add a pin, upload a pin or create a board.• You will want to create a board, so click on that. You are able to organize your boards in whatever manner suits you best.• Create a board, name it whatever you like, select a category that its’ most suited to and click create board.
  9. 9. Time to start pinning• There are several ways you can pin something to your board: – The easiest way is to install the Pin it button onto your bookmarks toolbar. • View this video for instructions • If you see a website with an image you want to add to your board, just click “Pin It” and choose the correct image, select which board to pin it to. – The second way to pin is by clicking on the button that you will find on many websites.
  10. 10. Start re-pinning• If you see something you would like to repin, hover you mouse over the image and that option will appear.• You will also see a Like button.• If you really like something, comment on that particular pin.
  11. 11. Check and credit the source• Before repinning, it’s always a good practice to make sure the pin is linked to the correct source.• This can be a daunting task, but it is important to give credit, where credit is due.