Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Book Review: Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales With Pinterest

Pinterest is a social networking site that allows users to create photo collections online. It is primarily a photo sharing website where the members are allowed to create albums pertaining to a certain theme or pattern.

"The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales With Pinterest", by Kim Garst, is a guide for using Pinterest to strengthen your business and brand.

About the Author
Kim Garst is a mompreneur, social media and personal branding strategist, speaker, coach and trainer. She was recently named by Forbes as one of the top 50 social media influencers.

The New Kid on the Block
Pinterest has become one of the leading social media networks. The site was founded in early 2010 and has grown by leaps and bounds. At present, the website attracts over 11 million visits each week, placing it among the top ten social networks. In the past six months, Pinterest has grown by 4000%. This site has become extremely popular with youth and women between the ages of 25 and 54.

The first portion of this book describes how Pinterest works and how to set up an account. It explains how to create different boards for yourself and how to share your own photos or pictures you "pin" on favorite websites or blogs. Ms. Garst tells how to download the "pin" button to your browser so that you can select photos from sites you visit to display on your Pinterest boards. She also explains how to get followers and connect with other Pinterest users.

The second portion of this book shares some tips for using Pinterest to promote your business. The author encourages business owners to be creative and develop interesting pictures on their sites. You can use the images that you pin to your boards to build links to your website and also to other sites. When a person clicks on a picture on your Pinterest board, they are taken to the website or blog where the picture was originally posted.

Ms. Garst states that Pinterest drives more traffic than YouTube, Reddit, Google+ and LinkedIn combined! The strength of this unique platform lies in its simplicity. By connecting items, photos and interests instead of people, Pinterest has revolutionized social media.

My Thoughts
This ebook is an excellent guide for getting started on Pinterest. It also offers many useful ideas on using this platform for building your brand and promoting your business.

Ms. Garst is very persuasive in explaining why a business owner should be using Pinterest. I purchased this ebook because I have opened an account on Pinterest but have not really started using it. This book helped me understand how and why Pinterest could add value to my Internet interests and my life. I highly recommend this ebook to anyone who is interested in using Pinterest to build their personal and business networks.

Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

PS ~ I am just a Pinterest newbie, but I would love for you to push the red "Follow me on Pinterest" button on the side of this blog.

FYI ~ I purchased this ebook with my own funds from Amazon.Com.

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