After using Facebook and twiiter for years i stepped into Pinterest a couple of weaks ago. It may not be quite as big as Facebook in terms of pure users but it’s actually not as far behind as you might think. It has a ton of unique features that present excellent opportunities for the marketer. Pinterest is very visual and creative, it’s made up of images that people pin to their ‘boards’ and that others can then comment on or ‘repin’. Thus it clearly lends itself to companies that have an artistic, trendy, stylish or visual side. Some statistics:- Well the first thing you should get out of your head is the idea that Pinterest isn’t that big. In fact, Pinterest currently has 100 million users which are really pretty massive – and a subset of the market that you just can’t ignore. Also interesting is that 55% of those 100 million users are female. This is quite unique for any social network and provides you with a great way to reach a female audience – something that a lot of blogs and brands could stand to do a little more effectively. 42% of all adult women in the US use Pinterest which is massive – and actually, 13% of males do which is still rather significant. While Pinterest has a ton of users, it also has the advantage of being a platform that visitors can enjoy without signing up. That means that your potential reach is in fact much larger than you might at first have thougt.There are plenty of ways you can succeed on the platform even if your niche isn’t terribly creative or visual. Similar to other social networks, you can share and repost content as well as follow other users. But why does this happen? Is it because you do not promote your blog post well on Pinterest? When you write a blog post, for instance, you need to drive traffic to it for a good ROI (Return On Investment). So, how do you do this? The following four ways will help you learn how to use Pinterest to drive traffic:- 1.Select Images Pinterest is all about images. Yes, it may seem a bit counterintuitive to provide stunning visuals when you want Pinners to read.Nevertheless, great images are one the effective ways to attract people to click through to your website or blog post. Imagine Pinterest as a lusciously enjoyable glossy magazine, filled with appealing eye candy. To capture the reader’s attention from the site, it is advisable that you make the visual appeal of your Pins stand out. Moreover, you should invoke your Pins to click through to your site or blog post. 2.Create Lifestyle Related Boards (best for most of cpa) You certainly have some Boards on your BPA (Business Pinterest Account). If not, you need to stop reading this and create Boards, which resonate with both your market and your business. Pin it full of mixed content such as lifestyle images, household tips, and products, among others. Remember, the content should revolve around the theme of your Board. For instance, when you Pin blog articles this way, it is important to include: A link directly to your blog article. A quote or brief summary of the article that relates to the Board theme. An outstanding image that connects with the theme of your Board. 3.Engage on Pinterest Like any vibrant social marketer, you need to engage with your Pinners. Engaging on Pinterest is beneficial, especially when you desire to turn your Followers into your blog readers. The more you connect with people on Pinterest, the more likely they will also want to engage with you on your sites and blog. But, how do you engage on Pinterest? With the following tips, you will successfully engage on this site: Ask questions, which are answered in your website or blog. Be sure to Pin good, relevant and original content. Return the favor by following your Followers. Pin often and on a consistent basis so Pins get seen in the feeds of your Followers 4.Create a Contest Board Post engaging and interactive content on your blog or website. Run contests directly on your site or blog, and then Pin it to your contest Board on Pinterest. When you host a contest, say on your blog, your aim is to drive traffic directly to your site. Garner more participation by promoting it on your Pinterest site. Contests are very engaging, and they will help you drive a lot of traffic using Pinterest. Pinterest is no longer designed for images only. Today, the site has an active community of diverse readers. Use the above tips to grab the developing opportunities on Pinterest and expand your global boundary through this site. Maintaining Accounts:- always create accounts with tier-1 email providers(gmail,yahoo,.edu emails) chance of getting ghosted/ban are low. When you first jump into marketing on Pinterest, it might seem quite daunting and complicated initially. But you’ll quickly find your footing through a little bit of tinkering around and even doing some research if necessary. Once you get used to marketing and working on Pinterest, it will honestly become a fair bit of fun. Most of all, remember to have patience and take your time while engaging with marketing on Pinterest. It can take a while to see results, but as long as you invest a little bit of time and work regularly, that shouldn’t be an issue at all. even though my earnings are not constant i am getting high quality traffic in from pinterest and reddit. i will try to keep the thread updated with my future actions on these awesome platforms.