Welcome!

 

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.**  

 

20 Comments

  1. Ninfa DePalma
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 21:41:32

    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!!

    Reply

  2. Lollie ~ The Fortuitous Housewife
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 11:44:57

    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.)

    Reply

  3. Jessica
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 11:22:22

    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.

    Reply

    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia
      Jul 31, 2012 @ 22:34:03

      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.

      Reply

  4. Kristen McKee
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 13:05:56

    Cynthia,
    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!
    -Kristen

    Reply

    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia
      Sep 09, 2012 @ 20:37:16

      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.

      Reply

  5. Scott Priestley
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:52:01

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

    Reply

    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      Feb 05, 2013 @ 14:21:39

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

      Reply

  6. Normand Riopel
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 07:22:59

    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

    Reply

    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      Feb 15, 2013 @ 10:39:15

      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!

      Reply

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  10. johnny lee
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:32:28

    In a nutshell, it is an online visual bookmaking site but,

    “bookmarking”

    Reply

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  13. Bonnie Lundin
    May 29, 2014 @ 00:30:05

    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

    Reply

    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      Jun 16, 2014 @ 08:32:35

      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,

      Cynthia

      Reply

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