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Boost Your Interior Decorating Business with Pinterest Marketing

Nobody could have predicted that Pinterest would become a social media giant. The premise is simple: you surf the web like normal, and when you see something interesting or useful, you can save it as a pin! The pins accumulate on a pin board and the boards can be made public to share inspiration and information with others.

Many flock to Pinterest to find inspiration for unique and fun interior decorating. Whether it be decorating a baby’s nursery, a mini-mansion, or a themed cottage, people use Pinterest to start conceptualizing how they want their space to turn out—and that’s where you come in!

Use your Pinterest account to help showcase your interior decorating style

Why not add your interior decorating business to the “world’s catalogue of ideas”? Potential clients browse Pinterest to look for the most stunning images to satiate their decorating bug. If you’ve got stunning photos, and have a well-put-together website, you already have the tools ready for your foray onto Pinterest!

Sharing your boards

Sharing is caring! These days, sharing items of interest across the many social networking platforms available to us is commonplace. Load up your board with pictures, articles, or success stories from your own website or blog and send it out into cyberspace! Treat your Pinterest board like a virtual résumé—the fun and creative cousin of your LinkedIn profile.

Pinterest helps you share your ideas—think of it as a virtual resume!

The colorful boards will encourage people to linger on your pages. If the content is interesting, they may even save your pin onto their boards and create more portals for pinners to discover your services!

Driving traffic to your website is easier than you think. You don’t have to be the sole person adding pins to Pinterest! Look into creating or converting a personal account into a business account (more information on this below!). You’ll then be able to add the “Save” button feature onto your website or blog so that other people who stumble upon your site can export your stuff onto Pinterest for you.

Engage + Connect

Pinterest is a great platform to engage and connect with old clients and potential new ones. Satisfied clients will often want to post pictures from their newly decorated homes, cottages, and offices or save your pins once you post them. This is a great way to share success stories from your portfolio!

Engaging with your followers goes beyond just posting old content. Pinterest can be a handy tool for announcing big changes to your company, giving people a behind-the-scenes look at your decorating process, and even holding contests where voting is tracked by re-pins.

Whose pillows are those? Tag the designer in your pin!

Marketing your brand isn’t just about engaging and connecting with potential clients. You’ll also find Pinterest to be a good hub to connect with others in interior decorating such as suppliers and other design professionals. Try tagging the suppliers and designers whose work is featured in your latest creation for some extra exposure. Your collaborators might even return the favor!

Group boards are an interesting concept that allow interaction between yourself and whomever else you think would be a good collaborator. You select other people such as previous clients or suppliers to help build an interesting and engaging wall that serves everyone’s interests. If you choose to collaborate with eager clients or other pinners, you can get array of content that can expand the reach of your brand.

Pinterest business account

The business account is free and allows you to have access to a whole slew of cool features that will help you expand your brand on the site.

Interior decorator using Pinterest

Promoted Pins

Businesses pay Pinterest to have their pins displayed more often and in more relevant and optimal places when users conduct a search. While you do have to pay for it, promoted pins can reach a wider audience and can propel your business forward.

Analytics

With analytics, you can see which pins and boards are working with your target demographic and which aren’t. You can see who has saved pins from your boards, how many times a pin has been saved, where your pins have been saved, and what platform pinners use to access your pin boards. You can then tailor your content to engage your audience more effectively. In fact, you can see details about the general demographic that visits your profile.

Posting tips!

Not sure what kinds of content to pin? Check out this article on creative social media ideas to help you launch your social media empire!

One response to “Boost Your Interior Decorating Business with Pinterest Marketing”

  1. BK Minnet says:

    I love all the articles you have posted to help new graduates begin their business. Soooo very helpful.

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