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Welcome to the Pinterest for Business Series.  This series is designed to give you a ton of tools to get your business ready for Pinterest. Click here to check out the rest of the posts in the series.

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If you are new to Pinterest and are looking for some awesome tools to vamp up your business, then you have come to the right place!  If you have been around the Pinterest "water cooler" for a while and just need a fresh kick in the pants, then you are also in the right place!

"Two-thirds of the content saved to Pinterest comes from businesses."

~Ahalogy

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All the tools listed on this page are absolutely FREE.  Some do have paid options for extra services, but you can use their basic plans for FREE!  So let's get to it!


Graphics

PIXEL 26 PicMonkey - Tools for Pinterest - Blogging and Photo tips, tricks, tools and tutorials!

  • Canva - This is an awesome site with tons of pre-made templates to easily create graphics and many other types of files.  I use this one on a daily basis along with PicMonkey above. Just choose the Pinterest Graphic from the templates and quickly start building your pin. Most templates, photos, icons and layouts are FREE.  There are others with a $ sign in the lower corner, indicating they are $1 to use. (which you pay for only if you download the graphic) There are plenty of FREE websites out there where you can find stock images so you don't really need to use the paid versions that they offer, but they are always an easy option.
PIXEL 26 Canva - Tools for Pinterest - Blogging and Photo tips, tricks, tools and tutorials!
  • Canva also has a PRO version {called Canva for Work} which allows you some additional upgrades like the ability to put your images into folders, you can create color codes and templates to coordinate with your brand and you can quickly resize your graphics to meet different social media platforms dimensions.  Currently the pricing for this plan starts at $9.95/month.  The video below goes over these features.

If you are interested in learning more about Canva - hop over and check out my tutorial videos, Canva Creatives course or join me in my Canva Creatives Facebook group.


  • Pinstamatic - This is such a cool tool to make tons of graphics that are Pinterest ready! Make a quick quote.  Capture your Twitter feed.  Pin a location on a map.  Or even screen shot an entire webpage to pin.
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  • Infogr.am - If you are an infographic junkie, then you are in for a treat!  There are a ton of FREE sites out there just for you.  This one is super easy to use and then you can email the graphic to anyone.  You can add statistics with MS Excel sheets and it creates the graphic based on your data. You can make it as long or as short as you want, use different colors and move the graphics around inside the image. I had never made an infographic before and created this design to the left, in about 5 minutes.  There are plenty of Pinterest boards created specifically for the collection of these awesome little graphics.

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  • Easel.ly - This is another infographic site that helps you create professional looking graphics as well as infographics in just minutes. This one lets you make 60 images per month for FREE and then they charge $3/month after that.
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Social Media

  • Facebook Page Tab for Pinterest - If you have a Facebook fan page, this is a must-have tool! Woobox has a nice little creation you can add to your page to make it even easier for your followers to see your pins.    

WooBox Quick Install

  1. Click this link and then find the STATIC TABS on the top menu.  
  2. Make sure you see the correct FB page name at the top left hand side.  If you have multiple pages, you may need to choose another page.  
  3. Then Click the box marked Pinterest Tab and it will install it on your page.  
  4. Go to your page and click the Pinterest tab in the menu
  5. Then fill out the necessary information settings on the page and that's it!

Tab has been installed, setting needs to be input.

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After the  Pinterest user name is saved.

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"93 % of Pinners have used Pinterest to plan or make purchases."

~business.pinterest.com

  • Pin It Button - Extension, browser button or bookmarklet, no matter what it's called it makes it so easy to Pin any image from any website that you visit. 
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Pixel26 Pinterest App - Pinterest for Business Series to help new user to setup their accounts - blog and pinterest tips
  • Pinterest App for iOS & App for Android - If you have a smartphone then you need the app! Pin your images on the fly, follow people, comment, like and check your messages.  I use the iPad app at night while watching a movie to go pin crazy. This app makes Pinterest super easy to do anywhere. I have seen people in line at the store, pinning away as they wait.  And next time you are waiting at the doctor's office or to get your driver's license renewed, use your app to get find some more pins.
  • ViralWoot - This is one of many automatic pinning systems that you can sign up with. They make it easy to get tons of pins without spending all day off and on the Pinterest website.  You just set up your pins and it does the rest.  I usually go in once or twice a week and schedule my pins and let it do its thing. Each repin and follow that you get will cost you some "seeds." You earn these "seeds" by liking, following and repinning pins on the ViralWoot site.  You also get "seeds" just for logging in to the site.  The also have a paid version that allows you to spend and earn more "seeds." 

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Pixel26 Pinterest Notifications - Pinterest for Business Series to help new user to setup their accounts - blog and pinterest tips
  • Pinterest Notifications - Yes, these are FREE features right from your Pinterest profile.  They will notify you if someone pins, likes, comments, follows, sends you a message, or invites you to a group board. This is helpful because you can go to that particular pin or message and reply quickly.  This in turn will keep the momentum up for your boards and helps with engagement.  You will find this menu option after clicking the little gear icon under your photo. Click on Edit Profile then Settings then Notifications.

Like Button - Yes, again, right from the Pinterest site.  This is a gem of a tool that many people either don't know about, don't see the value in or simply don't want to bother using.  This particular tool is great because it tells Pinterest what you want to see, which is linked to your newsfeed.  Even if the benefits to your newsfeed are minimal, you should still consider this a useful tool.  In addition to telling Pinterest what you like,  the Like button tells the Pin Owner that you are interested in his/her pin and they can either follow you or send you a message thanking you.  The Like button should not be overlooked as a great tool.

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Comments - Another great FREE tool on the Pinterest site is the comments section of a pin. When you comment on a pin the owner has an opportunity to follow you or your boards when they get the notification that you have done so.  It is a simple way to put yourself out there to people that have yet to know you exist.


now let's recap

Free pinterest tools..

  • PicMonkey
  • Canva
  • Pinstamatic
  • Infogr.am
  • Easel.ly
  • Facebook Page Tab
  • Pin It Bookmarklet
  • Pinterest App
  • ViralWoot
  • Pinterest Notifications
  • Like button
  • Comment button

So there you go!  A ton of tools that will get you started on your journey of Pinterest for Business. 


*bonus*

  • Tailwind - another easy to use Pinterest pin scheduler.  It makes your life so much easier when your pins are set to automatically pin at optimal times of the day.  With this link you can try out this fabulous site for FREE for one month. Go schedule some pins, get your stats up over the next month, then if you don't see a value, there is no obligation.  They don't even ask for a credit card. Get the bookmarklet/extension for Tailwind and make it even easier to schedule your pins.
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The Pinterest for Business Series is designed to give you a ton of tools to get your business ready for Pinterest. Check out the other posts in the series.

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