Pinterest - How to promote your portfolio

posted on 17th of may, 2012

Pinterest, not being new, is generating tons and tons of visits to other websites.
It is a social network very well oriented to image impact.

You can find a very useful blog post by Enigmacypher here.

Once you create your boards on Pinterest and share your images, (or whatever images you want to share), they are available to be re-pinned by others who enjoy them.

The best way to promote your portfolio and also be the referrer for that image is editing the pin. How to do it?

-Go to the image you want to share, open tools tab and copy the referral link you find in the bottom.

-Click Pin It Button (red dot with a P on it).

-Select the board you want to pin it to, edit the text if needed, and Pin It rectangle button again.

-Click on See Your Pin button.

-You will see your pinned image and an edit button. Click on it, then edit the link on the box, by selecting it and pasting your referral link for that image.

-Hit Save Pin and your are done.

Not editing your pin is good as well, but you will not be the referrer if a new buyer or contributor registers after following your image.

This is also good for promoting someone else's work with your referrer link, if you are, lets say, a buyer. You can trade your future referrer cash to credits you can spend on new images.

If you are not yet on Pinterest and want an invite, let me know so I can send you one.

Comments (17)

Posted by Digitalexpressionimages on May 21, 2012
I'm not a fan of pinterest. I don't believe it's a hang out for serious buyers. I think it's popular amongst teenagers, scrapbookers and amateurs that are not likely to buy anything. I've seen my images on that site, "borrowed" from other websites that have licensed the material and then re-pinned a dozen times. In those cases there's no link to the stock agency or credit to me. I'm not a saint, I don't bust my a** producing artwork just so others can enjoy it. I do it to make a little money for myself, maybe even earn a living so it's not thrilling to see it spread around the web with no reference to the owner...me. Thanks but no thanks.
Posted by Onime on May 19, 2012
great blog.... thanks for sharing :)
Posted by Maigi on May 19, 2012
Thanks! :) I like Pinterest! Another tool to promote your portfolio. And their site have a really great structure and design. Sad, that DT button doesn't add referral code. It need to be added manually, if you want to have it there.
Posted by Celiaak on May 19, 2012
Added you, Maigi. Egomezta and Laurasinelle, if tou decide to jump in, let me know. It can take a while to start to be followed at first, but it will grow up quickly, as there is a fuzz about it right now. Anyway it is fun to have you images pinned somwhere, and it is an inspirational place to be.
Posted by Maigi on May 18, 2012
Hey! Thanks for the information! My pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/maigi/
Posted by Laurasinelle on May 17, 2012
Nice, thaks for sharing! I have a friend who is adict to pinterest! I will think if its a good option for me!
Posted by Peanutroaster on May 17, 2012
Cool added everyone. Under "share" on an image page in DT, click on the little pinterest button. Your image will be linked to the DT page (you might want to change it to include your referal number).

Now to find some buyers on Pinterest and start following them.
Posted by Celiaak on May 17, 2012
Added you back, Iwhitwo and BCritchley. Can you send us your link, Clearvista?
Posted by BCritchley on May 17, 2012
Ok so I have joined and will try and get my head around this.


Now to work out how to create pins of our watermarked DT images with links back to the buying page.....
Posted by Clearvista on May 17, 2012
Oh thanks for that-am a member already will try that :)
Posted by Iwhitwo on May 17, 2012
Sounds good guys! I have followed and mine is http://pinterest.com/iwhitwo/
Posted by Egomezta on May 17, 2012
It looks like a nice web page, I'll give it a look, thanks for sharing.
Posted by Celiaak on May 17, 2012
Your board "Tiki the Westie & Friends" is just soooo cute, Peanutroaster!
Posted by Celiaak on May 17, 2012
Yes, you're right, it has'nt ocurred to me, it is kind of a lightbox :)
Here are my pins:
Posted by Peanutroaster on May 17, 2012
A thought just occurred to me that Pinterest is kind of like an open lightbox. If DTs lightboxes were open to the community like Pinterest you'd have all sorts of interactions between designers.
Posted by Peanutroaster on May 17, 2012
My pins: http://pinterest.com/edwardfielding/
Posted by Peanutroaster on May 17, 2012
It might be helpful for those on Pinterest to seek out fellow DTers and subscribe to their pins. I'll look for you on Pinterest Celiaak!

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