How To Send A Message On Pinterest
One of the most underestimated and under-used marketing methods is direct messaging on Pinterest. Not only are people responsive on Pinterest but you are sending them a pin as well which, if you do it right will be shared like crazy and will send a flood of traffic to your site. Here is how to send a message on Pinterest
Log in to your Pinterest Account. You will be able to track your results much easier if you have a business account. You can find out how to convert to a business account here
Once you are in your Pinterest account. Click on the box indicated below which starts with the title of your account– in my case ‘how to use the…
You will see something like the image below, click on ‘followers’
You will now see a list of your followers looking like below. The most recent are at the top with the oldest at the bottom
Scroll down and click on the profile of whoever you want to message, you should see something like below with their name at the top and their boards below.
On the top right there is a gear icon; click on this
You will now be given drop down options – choose ‘message this person’ and click this
You will now see an empty box with a dotted line; if this has an image in it with a message then you have already messaged them
Do not click on the box but click on the top right square which begins with the name of your account
You should now be back on you homepage but the message box should still be displayed. You need to click on the board which contains the pin you want to send so in my case it is the Facebook Marketing’ board
If you are going to send the same pin to different people you can organise your boards so that the one with the pin you are sending is at the top and is easier to navigate to
You will now be in the board that contains your pin and the message box should still be displayed. Find the pin you are going to share. Again, you can organise your pins so that it is the first pin that comes up when you go into your board which will be useful if you are sharing the same pin to all of your followers
Left click on pin to be shared and drag it into the centre of the message box
The pin should now be in the message box as shown below. In the box that says ‘add message’ enclose a nice message to go with your pin.
Try not to be spammy and also it is good if the pin your share adds value. So for example I send a link to a free Facebook or Affiliate marketing class and with this I send something like the following message
Hi – A little freebie to say thanks a million for the follow; please make sure you click and get your free course..also please repin and share to your buddies..too good not to shout about!
Now close the message box by clicking on the X at the top right and now rinse and repeat!
Happy Pinterest messaging!