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Okay, so let's just jump on in!

To build your own account you're going to have to follow a series of steps. The website will walk you through each of these steps, but here's what I recommend doing for each of them:

1. Business

Make sure you select "Business Account" when they ask you what kind of account you want to make.

If you don't do this, they'll later ask you if you want to change your current account into a business account. Since you're working the platform for business (affiliate marketing is a business after all), you should get on their radar and receive the notification rather quickly.

But it's always best to save yourself the time and get it done at the start :)

2. Profile

At this point you can choose any picture you want as your profile, but remember:

Humans are a very visual and impressionable species. It's best to catch their attention the first time they visit!

Yes, it is tragic that we'll all be judged by our book covers, but it's a truth we need to take advantage of.

People will be drawn in by your:

- Niche

- Engagement

- Content

This is very true, but the rule of first impressions still applies.

When was the last time you bought a book? What kind of cover did it have? We are all guilty of being drawn in by a cover rather than the content behind it.

Whichever image you choose should cause intrigue and curiosity, or at the very least, look nice. This could be a nice profile of yourself, your own logo, etc. If you're just starting out, don't stress yourself about it. But I'm sure there's a royalty free picture that will suit your visual needs, if nothing else.

My #1 recommended royalty free image site is...

Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/

If you don't have any images to use, this is an excellent place to find what you need :)

3. "About You"

This section of your account profile is essentially your pitch. Tell people what you're all about :)

WARNING: This section is bound to frustrate you if you've got a lot to say.

Pinterest will only allow you to use a limited amount of characters for your description. This means we have to be brief and concise

It can be difficult to find the right things to say about your blog/business, so here's a few things to consider before writing yours:

- Your niche focus

- The goal of your blog/business

- How you're going to help people

- Why they should read your content

These are just some basic things to keep in mind, but you don't have to use any or all of them. Just remember to keep the right focus.Only put in what's immediately relevant and you should be good to go!

4. Location


Unless you need people to know where you live, DON'T PUT DOWN YOUR FULL ADDRESS!

All they need is to know "your location". This does not mean the address of your current residence.

I recommend using only the state you live in. If you live in Florida, you should just put down "Florida".

This will keep you from being stalked and receiving strange packages you shouldn't trust...

At any rate, it protects both you and your family from any unwanted attention.

Once you've got all of these things in order, put in your email, etc. You're cracking to go! Follow me to the next page to learn where to go from here :)

Next stop: "Basic Development"

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lakbar12 Premium Plus
Thank you, Jess! I appreciate this training. I have recently experienced a major drop in my Pinterest traffic. I even have Tailwind so, I am now on the hunt to search out where I am going wrong and this is how I landed here.

Thank you for sharing your valuable information. I did learn a lot.
aaronashley Premium
how do i get the pinterest button on my site?
TheCatherine Premium Plus
use a share a social share plug-in
EdwinBernard Premium Plus
Hi Jess, I wish I came across this post of yours before I created my Pinterest account. I’m not pleased with it and want to delete it and start fresh. How can I delete my account? Thanks!
RodneyJr Premium
Hey Jess, I just made my Pinterest business account and I have some questions.

1. What is the significant of the 'Claim Website', why is that important and do I need to?

2. Business Type, what do I put or add from the drop down box?

3. Social Networks, am I using my Google+, Facebook or Gmail to login or do I leave that part alone?

4. Finally, what about Security, do I leave that blank as well or do I fumble around with it?

I would appreciate that when you respond, you answer all 4 questions.

Thank you Jess,

MessyJess Premium
Lol, of course I'm going to answer all of the questions X)

What kind of friend would I be if I didn't?

Anyways, here you go!

1. Claiming your website makes your business account feel more professional, and people who visit will be able to see your website's link on your account profile. Also, you'll be able to see how your original pins are performing. How many clicks they get, etc. It's always best to claim it when you get started.

2. I would select the category that's most closely related to your niche.

3. You can use this feature to log in with your other accounts, but it's by no means necessary. I'd recommend just making an original log in for your Pinterest account.

4. The security section is an option to let Google save or not save your password. This means you can choose whether or not to automatically log in or not. This is entirely up to you, but logging in each time is a great safety precaution.

Hope this answered your questions!
RodneyJr Premium
Thanks Jess, I appreciate you answering my questions and I didn't mean anything by stating "answer all 4 questions"; it's just that some people usually try to explain everything in one big explanation without addressing specific questions or try to sum it up. I appreciate you answering all 4 of my questions.
MessyJess Premium
Oh no, you were fine :D I wasn't offended but wanted to start the response off in a friendly tone.

So true. Many of my questions have been answered in a similar way.
RodneyJr Premium
I'm glad you understand Jess, I can't tell you how many times I wanted an explanation and got a summary which was what I didn't want so I made it a point to tell everyone to address my questions especially if there's more than one.
RodneyJr Premium
Hey Jess, I have another question. I'm at the claim website part and am I

1. Adding an HTML tag

or am I

2. Uploading HTML file?

Also, about the business type; which category would I fall under?
MessyJess Premium
1. I'd go with the HTML tag.
In our WordPress sites, we have a widget section called "Custom HTML", and this widget allows you to post whatever HTML code you want. This little guy is going to prove very useful for your website in general too, so getting used to it will be helpful. Whenever you need to post some code on your site, use this widget. This way, you won't risk messing up your website's code.

2. You could fit under media, because gaming is a type of media. Although, this section may be referring to news companies. If you're not sure, you can choose "other". That's what I did.

Sorry for taking so long. I got preoccupied :p
RodneyJr Premium
Thanks Jess, I got it set up now. All I'm waiting on now is a message saying something about my meta tag or something like that.
MessyJess Premium
Like a confirmation email?
RodneyJr Premium
Yeah, but I got an email from Pinterest that states the following,

{We couldn’t find the HTML meta tag or verification file on your site. Be sure to pa(te the HTML meta tag in the <head> section of your site's homepage, or upload the verification file to your site's root directory. Try again or get help).

I don't understand what went wrong, I did what you told me but I didn't know there was extra steps; can you help me decipher this?
MessyJess Premium
Hmm, it should've worked with the widget. I guess you're going to have to do it the old-fashioned way.

It'll take me too long to explain, but here's a video tutorial that'll show you how to do it:
CoraMitchell Premium
Great tutorial.... I’m so excited to start working on this project! Thank you so much for sharing!

Have a Blessed Day!

MessyJess Premium
Glad I could help! Let me know if you have any questions :)
CoraMitchell Premium
Okay, I will! Thank you, Cora