The Space for Expatriates
The Pinterest Field of Dreams
If you build it, will they come? That’s the big question and I have been trying to answer it in a positive way by my actions.
I started my first Pinterest page on March 11th. Although they had about 12,000,000 users at the time, there were still many people who had not heard of it. So what is Pinterest and what’s driving this steamroller?
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that allows you to organize and share all the interesting and beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
Wikipedia defines or describes Pinterest as “a pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, 're-pin' images to their own collections and/or 'like' photos. Pinterest's mission is to "connect everyone in the world through the 'things' they find interesting" via a global platform of inspiration and idea sharing. Pinterest allows its users to share 'pins' on both Twitter and Facebook, which allows users to share and interact with a broad community.”
Those definitions sound simple enough but what has driven Pinterest to such a dominant position in the Social Network sphere?
It’s easy to have fun on Pinterest but using it for business is not so easy. Business? Yes! At some point in the development of Pinterest people discovered that they were getting a lot of business from their Pinterest accounts. That’s when the Internet marketing Gurus came on the scene and eBooks and software started appearing all over the Internet. Admittedly, I bought my share.
Without going into a lot of detail, here is a link to a graphic, actually it’s called an Infographic on “the 10 Commandments of Using Pinterest for Business.”http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223759
As I said earlier, I started my Pinterest involvement on March 11th. I have 2 Pinterest Pages that funnel traffic to a third page. All three are Real Estate related. I am currently working on a third page to complete the group and funnel traffic to my members.
I would like for you to join me in an experiment. Follow this link to my first Pinterest Page at, http://pinterest.com/epgeorge. I have 65 boards and over 1,000 pins. Click on the picture for San Felipe and a display will open of all the pins on the San Felipe Board. Read through the different descriptions. Click on the picture that has Pinterest in the description. Next, Click the Pinterest link and see what happens. Do the same with Puerto Vallarta.
My other Pinterest Page is, http://pinterest.com/epgeorge123.
I am extending an invitation for you to be a part of this program. Of course it’s not free but can you afford the time to Pin two or three thousand pictures and videos linked to your website? Perhaps you can afford to pay a Social Media manager to do all of this for you.
Of course I will charge a fee but it’s very affordable when compared to the alternatives. We are in our Beta testing phase so there is no charge or obligation until October 1, 2012.
Contact me with any questions at, email@example.com or Skype me at, george.puckett1