Just by glancing at the image above, you instantly learn that Pinterest, the new social media service, is growing fast in terms of popularity and playtime. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the visual nature of Pinterest is capturing the imagination of millions, with the fastest growth of any standalone site in history.
What is Pinterest? Think of a virtual bulletin board where you can grab and “pin” images, ideas… any little piece of information. You can easily organize into categories and share with other fellow Pinterest users. The whole process is fun, creative and intrinsically addictive.
But what are the ways Pinterest could help you as a small business owner (without creating another time drain of useless social media distraction)? Here are a few ideas:
A final cautionary tale…
Okay. I am officially swamped. Every time I turn on my computer, I get a hundred more e-mail enquiries. Last night I answered some of the e-mails, but today, I got several hundred more.
My site has gone viral; people say that I’m on Pinterest; people are blogging about me. But now I don’t know how long people will have to wait before I get to their order. The 4-6 week turnaround time has just gone out the window.
So, here’s an idea. Let’s keep Child’s Own Studio a secret for a while? Don’t share this website with your friends, pin me on Pinterest, post about me on facebook or blog about me. Yes, shhhhhhh….until I catch up.
Sounds like a problem, we would all love to have. Happy pinning!
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