how to use pinterest effectively as a beginner

Hello everybody, I hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready to tackle this week head on. My weekend was the same, you all know I do grocery shopping then come back home and try to relax. I am so into routines, and I think it’s high time I change it up a bit and do something new. Enough about me, today I want to tackle ways in which pinterest can be fun and help you as a blogger or for business. These are ways on how to use pinterest effectively as a beginner.

how to use pinterest effectively as a beginner

What is Pinterest?

Unless you have been living under a rock or something, you should know what pinterest is by now. Pinterest is a platform where you can find a catalog of ideas from all around the world, from parenting, food recipes, fashion, style ideas to try, literally everything. The best part is you can find the ideas you want and save them to come and look at them later. So now that we have elaborated on what it is, let’s see how you can use it effectively. If you are a blogger or a business, jump straight to no.6 and if you want to know how to start a blog find here.


So you have opened an account and finished with that part and now want to know what to do next. First what I have noticed is most of the people just open the account and don’t write anything about themselves in their profile and so when someone clicks on your profile, it’s just blank and doesn’t really explain what you do, if you are a business, blogger and so forth. If you have an account do write a small bio for your profile to make it easier to have people follow you and get to know you a bit more.


The number of boards you create is totally up to you and if you are able to pin something in each one of them then that is fine. I would suggest you start with a number that you are okay with and are able to pin at least a good number of pins in them so that some of your boards don’t remain empty. No point of having 50 boards if you are only able to pin 5 in each so just create a number of boards you can handle then you can add more boards down the line.


When you are done creating your account and have a number of boards, we get to the exciting part which is naming your boards in order to pin stuff in them. I am not saying that you can’t name your boards whichever way you want, you can if it’s for personal use and are just in pinterest for your own fun and gathering ideas which you like and inspire you, then it’s fine.

On the other hand, if you are a blogger or a business, you need to have board names that reflect your business or if you a blogger, your boards should reflect something around the niche you blog about and other boards may be for your own fun. I might be a beauty blogger but also love architecture, doesn’t mean I can’t save ideas on that, I would just make it to be one of my boards. So create and name your boards to be understandable to help others to also pin some of your content.


So you have come up with your number of boards and board names, let’s now talk about the number of pins on each of your boards. Try having around 20 pins in each board to start with then you can continue adding more as you go on. But if you have time to pin as much as you can in each of your boards, then by all means do. There’s nothing worse than finding a good board only to click on it and find three pins only when you really wanted to pin some of the content in that board. So remember, have a good amount of pins in each of your boards to begin with.

how to use pinterest effectively as a beginnerΒ 5.BE CONSISTENT

Once you get into the pinterest train, it really is addictive and makes you want to continue all day and all night. What am saying is being active in pinterest is what will make you get followers and be noticed, don’t pin today then wait till next week to pin again, try and be as active as you can on pinterest to get the latest pins, trends and get to have some followers. So be consistent and try to add more pins in your boards to garner a good amount which results in some followers.


If you are a blogger, you will need to have a board specifically for your blog posts. This would help if someone finds a pin from your blog and needs to see more of what you write about. It just makes it easier to get more of your content and also make sure that you have a pin it button installed in your website to make it easy for others to pin your content directly to pinterest once they visit your site and makes you get some traffic at the end. Plus it makes you be organised and not have to worry where to pin your blog’s content to. To see what you should include in every blog post see here.


If you don’t know what tailwind is, you will need this if you are in pinterest. Tailwind helps you schedule your pins all at once and does all the job for you by pinning for you at the right time which saves you the time of scheming through pins all day.If you want to check it out, find the link here and get a free trial.


Last but not least, so your using pinterest now and getting a hang of it but you need to reach other pinners and share all the good information out there, all you have to do is join as many group boards as you can but make sure you are joining a group that relates to what your boards are about to be able to contribute and bring something to the table. Also make sure you follow the group rules in order not to be kicked out just because you became disrespectful and went haywire with your pinning content.

If you want to find group boards, they are usually a board which on the right hand corner has two figures to tell you that it is a group and you can check it out and email the creator and ask to be invited to the group. Please remember to be polite when doing this and wait for the response from the admin. You will either get a yes or a no if the group is not taking in anymore contributors, don’t worry just find another group and do the same.

Wow, we covered a lot there and I hope they do help you if Β you’re just getting started with pinterest. If you have any more suggestions that might help me too, I will be glad to hear about them and if you have any questions about pinterest and I am able to help, do comment below. So, how do you use Pinterest?

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  1. Thanks for this post. I have been struggling to get started on Pinterest with my blog as I got overwhelmed by the whole process. I have bookmarked this post for future reference.

  2. Hi Joan,

    Great tips, while I am not a complete beginner to Pinterest. I did start pinning without having a strategy.

    It wasn’t until about a month ago that I really started focusing on learning how to use Pinterest. In just that short amount of time, Pinterest is now my biggest traffic referrer.

    These are all great tips for anyone who is new to Pinterest. I totally agree about using Tailwind, I use it and couldn’t imagine trying to grow my Pinterest without the help of it.

    Thanks for sharing these tips, have a great day πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you so much Susan, before tailwind I would pin manually and it would take up so much of my day and time but thank God now with tailwind, It has also helped me with my traffic which is always a plus.

  3. I love Pinterest! I do have to say that Im not as active as i should be..i have to follow your #5. Be consistent. Thanks for the tips!

  4. I knew I was not utilizing Pinterest like I should. I just attended a Pinterest seminar with some Pinterest heavy hitters and they stressed the design of the pin was the most important thing to think about. It needs to be an attention grabber, with a bold title and stacked images. I did do a few things you suggest: I renamed my boards to make them easy to understand, created a board with just my travel posts and will be pinning more consistently.

    1. Yes, the design of your pins really matters, long, vertical and attention grabbing is needed just choose a design that you will be using in your pins and start pinning. You will see that the vertical ones are the ones that mostly get repinned, I had to redo all my pins and really improved.

  5. I have been thinking about using Pinterest for a while now. This post is so helpful and cleared up some of my questions. Thank you. I think you have convinced me to give Pinterest a try!

  6. These are all great tips. Good point on the blog board and the number of pins on the boards. I will apply all of this on my account.

  7. I just love Pinterest !!! If you learn it well it will treat you well ! I follow all this tips and they are exactly what you mentioned!

    Once again great post dear!

  8. I remember being SO confused by Pinterest where I first trying to set it up. This post will be super helpful to newbies!

  9. This post will be very helpful to anyone starting out with Pinterest. We have grown quite a big following there but we are not seeing much traffic to our blog just yet!

  10. These are great tips to using Pinterest. It can be so confusing for the beginner user. I will have to share this with my Sister.

  11. When I first started Pinterest m, it was fun but still overwhelming. But now with this guide I can get all set up done easily!

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