How Do I Pin On Pinterest?

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Let’s go over the basics of how to pin something yourself on Pinterest, how to pin someone else's pin, and how to pin from a website.

Also, check out the end of this article for a bonus tip on how to pin videos!

1.  How to pin something yourself –  

Do you have pictures on your computer that you'd like to pin on Pinterest?  Do you have pictures of a holiday or weekend event that you'd like to share?  Are you confused by how best to do so? Look no further.  Here I will walk you step-by-step though the process of pinning a picture from your computer.

1.  Log into Pinterest

2.   In the top right hand corner, click on "add"

3.  This will cause the ADD icon to pop up.  The icon reads, "add a pin, upload a pin or create a board."  To share a picture from your computer, you need to click on "upload a pin"

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  4.  Next, you will be prompted to "browse" the files of your computer.

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5.  Once you pick the image file you want, a thumbnail version of the picture will appear.  Next to it, a list of your pin boards will be available in a drop down window.  Click on the dropdown arrow and choose the board to which you'd like to pin your picture.

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6.  Add a description of the picture.

7.  Then click, the red "pin it" button.

Ta-Da! You've done it! Go back to your boards to check out your handy work!

 

2.  How to pin someone else's pin  (also known as repining)

1.  Log into Pinterest

2.  Instead of going to your pin boards, stay on the home page: http://pinterest.com

3.  Scroll through all of the pictures and click on an image you like.

4.  Put your curser over the enlarged image.  In the top left hand corner two buttons will appear.  One is titled "repin", the other is titled "like". 

5. Click on the "repin" button.  This will allow you to pin the picture to one of your boards.

6.  When you click on "repin", again you will be presented with a dropdown of all of your pin boards.  Choose the pin board to which you'd like to add the picture. 

7.  If you'd like to add or change the description, you can do so here. 

8.  Lastly, click "pin it"

 

3.  How to Pin from a website. 

Part 1 – The Quick Way

1.  The easiest way to pin from another website (or your own website) to one of your pin boards is to install the "pin it" button on your bookmarks bar.

2.  To add the "pin it" button to your bookmarks bar, visit:  http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/

 

           

3.  Then, open up the webpage with the picture you want to pin.

4.  Once you're on the webpage with the picture you want to pin, click on the pin it button in your bookmarks bar.

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5.  All of the available pictures from that page will appear.  (Example below)

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6.  From the available pictures click on the one you originally wanted. 

7.  The "pin boards" dropdown menu  will show up in a new window.  Pick the correct board for the picture.  Fill in a description and click on the Pin it button.

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8.  No worries!  Pinterest will automatically links the picture back to the website you pinned it from.  This provides the credit you need.

 

Part 2 – The Long Way

1.  Open the webpage with the picture you want to pin.

2.  Copy that webpage's URL

3. Open pinterest.com and log in.

4.  Click on the "Add" button in the top right hand corner.

5.  Then, click on "Add a Pin"

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6.  Paste the URL of the webpage with the picture you want and click on "Find Images"

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   7.  The picture you want may NOT show up immediately.  If not, click the next button, until the right picture shows up.

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8.  The "pin boards" dropdown menu will also appear.  Pick the correct board for the picture.  Fill in a description and click on the Pin it button.

 

Bonus –

How to Pin Videos

Pinterest is not just for images! You can also pin videos.  For a quick how-to tutorial, visit: http://blog.pinterest.com/post/8670310296/video-pins

This is a great feature if you want to pin a "Did you know" video, a "Do it yourself" tutorial, a "how to" lesson, or if you just want to post a funny moment!

 

What do you like best about pinning?

Do you have any pinning tips or tricks? Share below!

Comments

  1. says

    Great Pinterest tutorial Kim, thank you for sharing! I am a Real Estate Broker in Illinois and have created a board called, "#1 Investment~Real Estate". On this board, I share with fellow pinners tips from DIY home projects to some of my property listings to facts about Buying and Selling property. I often "Share" this info with other social portals as well. Pinterest is a fun outlet for me as well as an integral part of my Social Media Marketing. Any other tips you can share would be great!

    • adminadmin says

      Pinterest holds HUGE value for real estate agents. Many aren’t tapping into it’s potential just yet but that leaves a lot of room for you :-)

  2. says

    Thanks for the pinterest instructions. I didn't know about the long way. I wonder if that would help in the cases where the picture I want to pin doesn't show up as an option?

    I do have a question. I've noticed lately that sometimes when I pin from my toolbar, the image ends up either upside down or on its side. There doesn't seem to be an option to edit the photo so that I can flip it.
    Thank you, Christiane

  3. says

    Great "how to pin it" article packed with strategies and tips, Kim. I use all of the above methods of pinning depending on where I am, what I want to pin and how quickly I need to pin it and get on with business of the day. Love the tutorial video on pinning videos, too.

  4. says

    I really enjoy the way you make things simple and clear for us Kim; I am really enjoying Pinterest lately but I know there are many more ways in Pinterest than just the fun part…thanks bunches Kim!!

  5. says

    oh this looks so nice Kim.. I have to learn how to get a step-by-step to look good.. I worked with one for a day or two and it was a mess! I love how you break this down for a beginner.. We often forget to do that !..;)

  6. says

    Wow Kim! Talk about over-delivering! This article is an amazingly detailed step by step that helps me understand the process in a way that will surely enhance my Pinterest experience! Thanks so much!

  7. says

    Hi Kim,
    Amazingly helpful article! As a newly addicted Pinner, I would be very interested in how to effectively use Pinterest for my business. Have you already done something on that?
    Thanks for all your quality work!
    ~Kathy

    • adminadmin says

      I have a book on Amazon called “The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales with Pinterest”. Pinterest is a HUGE resource if you have products/services that can be graphically displayed.

  8. says

    I have been using pinterest for my own personal fun, but I just started a business and I would like to learn how to pin my own pictures to a board and when clicked by someone who is interested it would take them to my website. So far when I try uploading a pin and I click on it, it just brings it up as a picture and doesn’t take me anywhere. Is there a way to do this, or do I just need to add my website link in the description and ask them to click on the link for more info? Thanks!

  9. Tracy says

    I have followed your instructions and have my boards, but my pins do not appear under any categories on Pinterest…..I want to share to Pinterest not just make my own boards.
    I think I’ve confused things….

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