Have you heard of Pinterest? It has become one of the fastest growing sites in history. In a nutshell, it is an online visual bookmaking site but, if approached with a strategy, it can be a very powerful tool. I’m here to teach you all about it.

Pinterest for generating traffic

Pinterest has been reported to be a great source of traffic. In Sept 2012 Shareaholic reported  “In the month of August (2012), Pinterest sent more traffic than Yahoo organic traffic and is now the fourth largest traffic source in the world.

Want to increase your traffic? You should learn to use Pinterest.


Pinterest for generating sales


Take a look at what Business Insider reported:

Pinterest shoppers, on average, spend nearly $170 per session, according to a study by RichRelevance… which tracked 700 million shopping sessions. In comparison, Facebook shoppers spend $95 per session, while Twitter shoppers spend $70.

Want to generate more sales? You should learn to use Pinterest.


Pinterest for personal use


All work and no play is no fun, even CEOs have hobbies. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration and information. You can discover and pin (organize) links to almost anything. Here are just a couple of examples…

  • Like to cook or craft? Recipes and DIY project tutorials are some of the most popular categories on Pinterest.
  • Researching a big purchase or planning a remodeling project? You can use Pinterest to help you with that too.


On Oh So Pinteresting

Not only will you’ll find the tactical steps to having success with Pinterest, you’ll also read and hear how people are using the inspiration and information found on Pinterest to enrich their businesses and their lives. The motto here is, don’t just pin it, do it!

What that means on a personal level is don’t let the time you spend on Pinterest be wasted. Pin things that really help or inspire you and do something with them! Make that recipe, travel to that place, share the joke or just be inspired to try something different. The point is to use and be inspired by your pins, not just collect them.

For businesses, this means do more for your followers than just posting the same images that can be found on your website. Make your account interesting, full of great resources and interact with your followers. Develop a plan and strategy that will result in increased traffic leads and sales.



About Me

About Cynthia SanchezHello, my name is Cynthia Sanchez and I am addicted to Pinterest.

When I first started to use Pinterest in 2011, I noticed that I was saying Pinterest over and over again to my friends and family. I was discovering things online that I would’ve never found before. I found websites and blogs that inspired me to do things, make things and even buy things. I was so amazed by the site that I decided to start a blog about it.

Oh So Pinteresting was launched February 2012 and after a few months I was approached by a company and asked if I would help them with Pinterest and manage their social media accounts. In September 2012, I left my job as a full-time radiation oncology nurse to focus on building Oh So Pinteresting and my business.

As in the medical world, social media is ever evolving and changing and requires continuous study. Since launching the blog, I have taken multiple courses and attended several conferences focused on social media.

In growing and marketing my own business, I have had to learn multiple social media platforms and how to create content for them. I write the content for the blog, produce my own podcast, record videos and create graphics.

As a nurse, I did my best to empathize with each patient to help them heal. It is proven that if nurses relate to their patients, the nursing process goes much more smoothly and the patient has an overall better experience.

I continue this approach in my business and encourage my clients to take the same approach in their social media marketing.

I really do enjoy teaching and helping people find solutions. This may come from my years of being a registered nurse or from being the mother of 2 sets of twins. It’s probably both.   

For fun, aside from exploring Pinterest, I enjoy traveling with my family, crafting, and learning photography.


 **Disclosure: Occasionally, I will mention products and have links to other websites. Sometimes, I earn a small commission when products are purchased through links from my site. This helps to “keep the lights on” at Oh So Pinteresting and I thank you for your support.**  



  1. Ninfa DePalma
    February 20, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    Atta Girl!!! It like the format and I look forward to being one of the contributors to your endeavor. Best Wishes on this blog and welcome to Blogland!!! As Always I am so very PROUD of you!!


  2. Lollie ~ The Fortuitous Housewife
    March 17, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Cynthia, welcome to the blogosphere, my fellow pinning-addict!

    Oh So Pinteresting is looking great! Of course, now you’re going to have two addictions – pinning & blogging!

    Would you mind me adding your site to my Bloggerly Love (blogroll). And maybe you might consider adding The Fortuitous Housewife when you add a blogroll to your site.

    Here’s the link to my Pin-spiration series of posts – http://www.fortuitoushousewife.com/search/label/Pin-spiration

    I would love to chat with you sometime about your blogging & pinning aspirations/plans. Maybe we can find some opportunities to work together. Are you going to be at Blog Better Boston next Saturday? (I think that might be how you found my site.)


  3. Jessica
    July 30, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    It was great to meet you Friday night! I just wish I had a chance to talk with you more. Thanks so much for organizing the event-it was a great night out. I am loving digging around your blog. Pinterest is my nemesis. I love it, but it takes up so much time. I’ll be checking back to see what new projects you’ve completed.


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia
      July 31, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

      Jessica, it was my pleasure to organize the event, I had so much fun meeting everyone. I’m sure we will do another soon. I’m so sorry we didn’t get to talk more. I would have loved to talk with you about your traveling adventures with your family.

      I know what you mean about Pinterest. It was because I was using it so much that I started this blog. The funny thing is that now that I’m writing about it, I don’t have as much time to be on it or do projects from it! But, that’s ok, blogging has opened so many doors for me and brought some wonderful people into my life.


  4. Kristen McKee
    September 9, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    It was great meeting you last night and I just love your blog idea. I can’t wait to continue reading what you post and seeing your projects!
    Honestly, I love pinterest. I haven’t purchased anything yet, but I have made some of the craft projects for myself and for other people. Honestly, my wardrobe has grown too. It has helped me step out of the days of just wearing jeans and t-shirts! :)
    Have a great day!


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia
      September 9, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

      Kristen Nice meeting you too! I’m so glad to hear you didn’t just pin it, you did it! It is amazing how much change can come from just a little ‘pinspiration’. I’m still working on the jeans and t-shirts.


  5. Scott Priestley
    February 5, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Fantastic website, great podcast, great topic. Buckle up, its gonna happen fast!! :-)


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      February 5, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

      Thanks, Scott. the past 2 days have been a wild roller coaster ;)


  6. Normand Riopel
    February 15, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    Hi. I don’t know if I’m at the right address but I have a question. Lately, while pinning, a window with the message “only 5 pins allow at once”. What is that? Does that mean we can pin 5 items at once and if so, how to do it? You’re doing a nice job. Thanks


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      February 15, 2013 @ 10:39 am

      Hello Normand, this is something that I have not seen before. How are you pinning? Are you uploading the pins from your computer, pinning from a website or repinning within Pinterest?

      Pinterest is rolling out new features to users gradually so this might explain why I haven’t come across this message yet.

      Thanks for your question and for reading the blog, I really appreciate it!


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  13. Bonnie Lundin
    May 29, 2014 @ 12:30 am

    Hi Cynthia,
    Do you know if there is a way to change any/all of the four images that identify each board? It looks like the images are the first four pins of any board. When I started Pinterest last year I didn’t pay much attention to the first four pins and how they would look together as a group. So I’d like to change them. Seems simple enough, but I haven’t been able to find any information on this. Thank You in advance for your time and any help you might be able to offer.
    Congratulations to you and your success! So great to see the entrepreneurial spirit alive and well!
    Sincerely, Bonnie


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      June 16, 2014 @ 8:32 am

      Hi Bonnie,

      So sorry for my delayed response but I away from my blog for a while as my family an I moved across the country.

      Unfortunately, the only image you can choose at this time is your board cover image, the rest can not be chosen.

      Thanks for the question. Best of luck with your account,



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  16. susanne ryborg
    November 7, 2014 @ 2:37 am

    Hi Cynthia,
    I’m a big fan of you. I’m glad all the tips you give.
    I have a question. can you recommend # and () as search tools when writing a text to an image on Pinterest.
    Hope you can help me with that question.




    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      November 14, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

      Hi Susanne I’d love to help but I don’t understand your question.


  17. April Hill
    November 16, 2014 @ 6:32 pm

    Hi Cynthia,
    I’m listening to your interview on Content Warfare right now and am thrilled that I found your podcast and blog. I would love an interview to talk about Pinterest from a users perspective. My podcast/blog is for DIY and decor beginners. I don’t see an email address for you, so thought I would try commenting.


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      November 20, 2014 @ 10:03 am

      Hi April,

      I’d love to be on your show. You can reach me at cynthia(at)ohsopinteresting.com



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  19. Linda Mitchell
    May 14, 2015 @ 7:46 pm

    Cynthia, I simply loved meeting you and hearing you speak at Grow Brand Camp this week! The extra One on One guidance was invaluable!!!! You are brilliant and guide in a way that is easy to understand! Thank you again!


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      May 15, 2015 @ 8:09 am

      Hi Linda!

      Thank you so much for your kind words. It was truly my pleasure to talk with you:)


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    February 10, 2016 @ 10:08 pm

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  25. Brad DeGraw
    June 21, 2016 @ 5:29 am

    Hey Cynthia,

    I caught your awesome podcast about “Understanding Content Marketing” and have just now had the time to reach out to you. I like how you discuss things on your show.

    If you ever need a guest to speak about “How to use Amazon to make money,” I am happy to be your guy. I started with $100 and a WiFi connection and now we manufacture products in the US and China to sell on Amazon. We’ve boiled the process down to a simple science and would be happy to share with your audience.

    Brad DeGraw

    P.S. Here is a link to one of our interviews on the same topic with Rich Dad: http://bit.ly/1zt5EbR

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    I simply loved meeting you and hearing you speak at Grow Brand Camp this week! The extra One on One guidance was invaluable!


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  28. Lisa
    September 22, 2016 @ 10:12 pm

    Where I can follow you?


  29. Maira
    September 22, 2016 @ 10:31 pm

    Hey Cynthia, thanks for sharing your knowledge, Pinterest is a very nice platform to sharing cool things and if you want make some money. I have a Pinterest account and I share some nice hairstyles for woman, short, long, party hairstyles and more and It has helped me a lot.



  30. Nick
    October 14, 2016 @ 11:58 am

    Hey thanks for sharing! I know this article is a little dated now, but Pinterest is still one of the best social media sites around for promoting products and services. Particularly if one of your target demographics are women.

    We help our clients on Pinterest get additional repins and likes to gain visibility and grow their audiences.



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  34. Brandi
    July 6, 2017 @ 11:39 am

    Hi Cynthia,

    I want to start with thanking you for your wonderful Pinterest for Business Guide on Lynda.com, it really helped me get started. I did have a question:

    In the section on Linking a Pinterest account with other social networks, you discuss how Pinterest does not allow connecting with a Facebook business page. Do you know any workarounds for this? I’m working with an organization that set up a Facebook business page for their business using one of the employees personal accounts. But the business is much larger than just her and her personal information shouldn’t be shared with our audience. Should we set up a “person” facebook account for the business as well? I’m not sure having duplicate pages would be a good idea as it would be confusing for our users. We would like to connect though so we can easily add people on Facebook as contributors and such. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts.


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    Hi Cynthia,
    I’m tuning in to your meeting on Content Warfare at this moment and am excited that I discovered your podcast and blog. I would love a meeting to discuss Pinterest from a clients point of view. My podcast/blog is for DIY and stylistic theme fledglings. I don’t see an email address for you, so figured I would take a stab at remarking.


  36. Bella
    September 20, 2017 @ 10:11 pm

    Hello,I am bella from an Amazon store,and we want to create ads on Pinterest?Can we?Is Pinterest agree to Amazon products for a promoted pin?How can I start the Ads?


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    Hello there Cynthia,
    I’m tuning in to your meeting on Content Fighting right now and am excited that I discovered your podcast and blog. I would love a meeting to discuss Pinterest from a clients point of view. My podcast/blog is for DIY and stylistic theme apprentices. I don’t see an email address for you, so figured I would take a stab at remarking.


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    October 3, 2018 @ 10:59 pm


    I was searching for something on YouTube about Pinterest, and found one of your videos, so I watched it, and I don’t even know what it was about. All I could think about was how amazingly beautiful you are! I mean, everything about you (that I could see in the video, that is) was just exquisite!

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