If you haven’t discovered Pinterest yet, you really need to. It is a gorgeous way to create “pin boards” to find things when you want them, and discover ideas and inspiration. Although I am very careful about copyright of images that I pin these days, I am never worried about pinning items from Madeit. These are items that the sellers are keen to sell and are happy to share.
I recently set up a special board on Pinterest especially to share “Madeit Lovelies“. This was an idea I got from Teena of GErMano Arts. Clever lady! It got me thinking about how we can best use Pinterest to promote Madeit and our stores. I’ve come up with a few tips for you but I’d love to hear your suggestions.
- Choose the largest clearest picture to pin
- Use the pin button – it includes the description for you automatically
- Add tags if the description doesn’t include key words. Think about which words people might search to find this item.
- Add the price – but not if it covers the lovely picture too much
- Have a dedicated board for Madeit items
- Don’t only pin your own items – be generous and pin things you love!
- Make sure the name of the seller or store is in the description. That way if the item sells, people can search for the store on Madeit by name.
- Be clear that the item is from Madeit. It is a potential sale for someone, so don’t just pin it as a pretty crafty item.
So what would you add to the list?
Other tips? Other ideas? Other things to keep in mind? I’d love to hear!
Note on the Images: I snapped a picture of my Pinterest stream to create the button at the top of this post. The scarf is called a Lacy Baktus scarf by Terhi Montonen and is on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lacy-baktus. The Christmas ornaments are for sale at a website called Not on the High Street: http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/cherish/product/set-of-small-felt-decorations.
awesome post! i was wondering where that knitted scarf picture was from as well??
Hi Erin, The scarf is called a Lacy Baktus scarf by Terhi Montonen and is on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lacy-baktus.
Thanks so much!!!