said 1 year, 1 month ago:
i use hashtags in everything so i am relating the information/content back from my boards to my brand, or at least so people can see that i am pinning content that they find in their searches. Hashtags are handy because you are more likely to show up in searches for the content you are hash-tagging. i am currently going through my boards and adding where they may be missing as i have been diving into Pinterest and repinning and not always ensuring due to time constraints when i am taking a Pinterest break at work and want to see what’s happing with fellow pinners! I have primarily been focusing on Pinterest and Twitter for myself and my clients and I find that Pinterest supports the sharing of content and Twitter broadcasts the content. Our site (www.brainjacks.com) is just going over some changes in how it is designed w/ Joomla! so it is going to be image heavy with Pins throughout or at least pin capabilities. We are getting there! I am an artist first, business second and I love connecting with people through their artistry, whether it is designing curriculum or clay projects, clothing, etc. it really doesn’t matter as I have found and believe that Pinterest can be very valuable for businesses with artistic leadership- and, from my perspective, the website a business uses is a form of art- so share it- Pinterest is trending right now and I predict it will remain a constant as far as social media goes- I like it much better than Facebook- I only use FB for personal use, not business. I like LinkedIn so people can see me as the professional I am with my education, experience, etc. and then Pinterest allows me to let my character/personal/human side shine through and Twitter lets me promote and broadcast. There is my social media strategy in a nutshell- lol. It all comes down to personal preference. Some are doing very VERY well w/ FB and it is a great engagement tool for your community and following. I am not there just yet. As far as including prices, I include them on my books. I figure if my prospective clients are interested in learning more about what I do from the content I share in pins or tweets, they can click on my site to learn more. As a consumer, I feel that it is respectful for me to offer them time and opportunity to want to learn more, then show them the value they will receive by choosing me and then sharing my price. I prefer this method myself when I am shopping around. Once I feel like 1) I am interested in learning more, 2) I will seek you out and 3) I will make a purchase. Ironically, I have made MORE purchases from Pinterest in the last 3 months just by feeling connected with who I am purchasing from by knowing what they like to eat, wear, books to read, movies, cartoons/funnies/sense of humor, and so on. It all comes down to personal preference in however a strategy is designed- this strategy comes from our own experiences as consumers and what we feel comfortable, all things considered, about buying in to.
Thanks Ann- happy Pinning!