If you are a “Spooniepreneur”, aka someone with chronic illness(es) who has a business or blog, you probably need a Pinterest account
Being chronically ill makes it hard to do so many things. For instance, pain and fatigue make brain fog worse. I know you aren’t incapable of learning how to create a Pinterest account but sometimes it’s nice to have a step-by-step guide to do something…or at least it is for me.
I actually use my SOP on “How To Create A Pinterest Account” when I am creating a Pinterest account for clients.
I have Hashimoto’s and other chronic illnesses that cause brain fog and chronic pain so bad I can’t think some days. That’s why I create easy-to-follow guides. It started out as SOP’s (standard operating procedures) for me to remember what to do on flare days. Then I decided to start blogging about what was working for me in hopes it would help other “Spoonies”.
If you don’t know what a “Spoonie” is, here’s the explanation behind the “Spoon Theory”
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If you don’t already know, Pinterest is a wonderfully visual search engine and it can drive serious traffic to your blog. Of course, you have to create the right-sized images and make sure they capture your reader’s interest because if you don’t Pinterest won’t work for you.
But…first things first!
Let’s start by creating your Pinterest account AND making sure you create a BUSINESS account. If you have a business or blog you NEED a business account. It is just as important to claim your blog or website in order to make the most of Pinterest.
This guide will help you with the basics so no matter how fatigued you are or if brain fog is distracting you you can follow this easy “how-to” guide and get your Pinterest account up and running.
Here are the 4 steps to creating a Pinterest account for your blog or business:
Step 1: Go to Pinterest and click on “Need an account? Sign up now”
Step 2: Enter your email, create a password, enter your age and click “Continue”
Step 3: Click on “Add a free business account”
Step 4: Click on “Get started”
After going through these steps just follow the prompts from Pinterest and start creating boards and saving pins!
Here are some quick pro tips for setting up your business account:
- Make sure you claim your website. This is important for many reasons.
- Don’t forget to add board covers using your brand colors. It will give a cohesive look to your boards.
- Make sure to write a description for each board using keywords. Don’t forget Pinterest is a visual search engine so keywords are important.
- Create a board just for your own content. Name it after your blog or business. Every time you create something new, add it to your brand board.
- Don’t forget to fill out your bio and use your website URL or blog URL too.
Being chronically ill is hard enough, especially if you can’t work in the traditional sense. Some of us Spooniepreneurs HAVE to create an online business so we can work from anywhere. I spend a lot of time bedridden and have to work from there. I imagine you do too.
That’s why having easy “how-to” guides and other content to help you get your business rolling is SO vital.
These are just a few tips to get you started using Pinterest for your business but there are going to be more things you need to do as you grow. There is nothing “set it and forget it” about your Pinterest account or any other social media account.
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Feel free to contact me if you want to learn about something specific or if you have any questions or problems and I will do my best to help you.
Please share this so other Spooniepreneurs have a roadmap on days when brain fog wins.
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Another sister with chronic illness may need the information provided to keep her blog or business going so she can pay her bills. I also rely on this blog to pay my bills since chronic illness took my health.
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Much love and success!