Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales with Pinterest eBook Review and Giveaway

I just recently started using Pinterest for my blog and to share recipes, create my dream kitchen and all things "Lori." I find it useful to visually organize things and have found many other users pages to follow. I was blessed recently to review this ebook and I learned so much! Pinterest is visual; you look at a user's board and take in all the photos and almost immediately get a good idea of the brand and/or niche they are in. Whether it's a business or a personal board, Pinterest is a great way to get your name out there.

Here is a brief summary of this eBook:

Pinterest, though rhyming with interest, is only loosely related! Basically, it’s a virtual pinboard just like the corkboards we had in our rooms as kids and you may still have in your home or office. Pinterest is a social networking site that allows users to create photo collections online – like online, upscale scrapbooking. It is primarily a photo sharing website where the members are allowed to create albums pertaining to a certain theme or pattern.

Over a very short period of time, Pinterest has become one of the leading social media networks. Fairly recently, given that it launched in early 2010, the site has grown in leaps and bounds and is viewed as a strong competitor to the older social media networking websites. At present, the website attracts over 11 million visits each week, placing it among the top 10 social networks.

Over the past few years, businesses have been using social media websites for promoting and boosting their businesses. The same is the case with Pinterest. You might be wondering how a photo sharing website can help your business become a success.

This book is intended to be a guide for using Pinterest to strengthen your business and brand.

About the Author:
Kim Garst is a Mompreneur, Social Media and Personal Branding Strategist, Speaker, Coach and Trainer. She was recently name by Forbes as one of the Top 50 Social Media Influencers.Currently she shares her experience with large corporations, small business owners as well as new and established solopreneurs. She is a devoted wife and the mother of two amazing young men.

Her systems help the average business owner quickly master social media to generate extra-ordinary results for their business. She has been working online successfully for almost 20 years and has built a number of successful businesses during that time.

Her motto is ‘you can do it’!
My thoughts:
As I said above, I am a new Pinterest user, I joined about a month ago. I have so much to learn! Pinterest is growing by leaps and bounds. As Kim states in her ebook, in the past six months, Pinterest has grown by 4000% and receives approximately 11 million visitors a week. WOW!  Those numbers are phenominal! I find more and more references to Pinterest when ever I am online, whether reading blogs or shopping or researching recipes. When I first created my boards, I was a bit at a loss since this form of social media uses pictures to communicate rather then words like on Facebook and Twitter, which is what I'm most familiar with. It took me some getting used to, but as I have used Pinterest more, I find it very user friendly and easy to navigate.

Kim's ebook gives you step by step instructions on how to create your boards, build them and get yourself noticed. She uses screen shots to illustrate what she is saying making it easy for you to follow along and set up your own boards. She walks you through pinning, re-pinning, adding links, referencing other users and tracking your own traffic. For a start-up business or even an established one, Kim's ebook will help build your social media presence and help your business grow.

Connect with Kim Here
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Win it!
One lucky reader will win their very own copy of "The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business" ebook. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

Giveaway is open from March 16, 2012 to March 30, 2012 at 11:59EST and is open to US entrants 18 years of age or older. Terms and conditions noted on the Rafflecopter form. Please keep in mind that any mandatory entries must be completed before you do any of the extra entries.

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