Three Reasons Artists Should Like Pinterest

I’ve poked around in Pinterest from time to time but have finally decided to dive in and see if there was anything there for me.

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  1. An Auxiliary Brain– have you every found an inspirational image while web surfing, maybe it’s a great pose, or light condition you’d like to emulate, you save it to your bookmarks. Three months later your looking at a long list of web addresses in your side bar and can’t remember why you saved it? By having a Pinterest account with the Pin it button in your browser menu bar you can grab images on the fly, pin them on your boards, even secret boards, (if you don’t want the public looking over your shoulder). Having a visual place where it’s all there for me to see makes it really easy.Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 7.42.12 PM
  2. Free on-line Art Portfolio and Website Traffic Generator- if you don’t have a website for your artwork Pinterest can be your online portfolio. If you do have a website, linking your artwork from your Pinterest art portfolio to your website is a great way to get traffic to your site.Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 7.45.22 PM
  3. Find Out What the Public Thinks Of Your Work-sign up for a business instead of personal account (this is free, can also convert a personal to business) and increase your rankings in searches, link your website to your Pinterest account and access a very thorough set of analytics that will tell you everything from how many people went to your web sight from Pinterest to how many people clicked on your art, if they were men or women and more.

Of course there are many other things you can do, take a look at my boards to get some ideas!

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