Pinterest – #CIJSocialMediaMonth

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us for the Christmas In July Social Media Month! Since the CIJ team is worldwide we are going to celebrate the month of May with a virtual #CIJSocialMediaMonth event right here on our blog!

This week our Pinterest leaders Nancy, Kristy Jo and Barbara share with you the value of social media, how to develop a social media plan, how to interact with others on social media and so much more!

Follow Us On Pinterest

Follow Us On Pinterest

Please introduce yourself and the other team leaders who are part of your respective social media site.      

We are the social media team leaders for the Etsy Christmas in July Pinterest group.
Kristy Jo

What social media site are you team leaders for?

We manage the team Pinterest account.

What is the CIJ Pinterest site and handle?  

We can be found on Pinterest at Etsy Christmas In July:  


Etsy Christmas In July Pinterest

Etsy Christmas In July Pinterest

Tell us about Pinterest.

Pinterest is a website that allows you to “pin” things online, just as you would pin them on a real life
bulletin board, but instead, Pinterest saves all of your pins on your account so that you can access them
easily. Plus, you can follow friends on Pinterest and “repin” things that they have already pinned on your
Pinterest boards or browse a live feed of items that are being pinned by strangers when you’re searching
for inspiration.

What do you find valuable about Pinterest?         

Pinterest is a valuable tool for show casing your items and gaining new followers. Pinterest has over 100
millions users. Just think of the possibilities! Plus it can be a great organizing tool as well.

What kind of content is most effective on Pinterest?

I have found that almost anything goes on Pinterest. You can pin your items, tutorials, inspirational pins,
beautiful images, etc.CIJSocialMediaMonth

How can Pinterest be part of your business strategy?

Use Pinterest just as you would Instagram. Post items once or twice a day. Evenings seem to get more
re-pins. When others follow you, follow back. Soon you will have loads of followers. Also searching for
users with similiar pins and following them can get you followers as well.

It’s important to have a social media plan. What can you achieve on Pinterest?

To pin new items on your shop board, share this on different boards, also on different group boards give you the possibility to achieve a lot of followers.

How do you develop this social media plan?

Getting started is easy! Just create an account on Pinterest. Set up your board and start pinning!

Here is a help guide developed by Pinterest to get you started

Pinterest Help Center

Pinterest Help Center

What is the most creative way to find new followers on Pinterest?

More followers can help you get more likes, repins, comments, clicks and impressions.

This can then help drive traffic and increase sales in your shop. I think the magic to find new followers is to pin a lot and share a lot. Helpful is to connect with your other social media networks. So your friends on Facebook get your followers on Pinterest.

How do you interact with others on Pinterest?

When others follow you, follow back. Soon you will have loads of followers. Also searching for users with
similiar pins and following them can get you followers as well

What else would you like to share about Pinterest?

Pinterest is great to share the shop items of our team members. So it’s a very fine marketing tool. The Christmas In July Team has a Pinterest account with different boards. Team members have a variety of ways to be featured on Pinterest. Please see the team forum for opportunities.

Christmas In July Blog Board

Christmas In July Blog Board

Share Your Social Media Sites

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Barbara –
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7 Day Pinterest Challenge

Join the 7 Day Pinterest Challenge! Use the hashtag #CIJSocialMediaMonth in the caption of your challenge photos! We will randomly pin your photos on this thread: #CIJSocialMediaMonth 7 Day Pinterest Challenge.


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