I just had some great fun with this! I created a ‘Video’ board and before I add any more, I just had to share with you how easy it is to do!
You will need:
- Pinterest account
- YouTube account
- PC or Laptop
- About 5 minutes or less 🙂
If you haven’t already, create a board for your videos, give it a name and a description.
Next, if you already know which video you’d like to pin, you will need the short link that leads directly to the video of your choice on YouTube. If you’ve ever shared video’s on Facebook before, you may already know how to do this.
To get the short link to a video, simply go to the video, click ‘share’ which is found under the video (ensure that the ‘share this video’ tab is selected and not the ‘Embed’ tab. Copy the short code that comes up in the horizontal skinny box underneath (to copy, highlight, right click mouse, copy).
The copy will remain on your ‘clipboard’ until you either paste it or undo this action 🙂
Go to your Pinterest account, select ‘Your Profile and Pins’ from the drop down when you click on your name at the top right hand side of the page.
Click on your newly created ‘Video’ board.
Click on Add new Pin
Select ‘From The Web’ of the options as to where you want to get your pin information from.
Paste (by right clicking your mouse and pasting) the short link you just copied into the ‘Add a Pin from a website’ box.
You will then be taken to a page with the images for the video. Select one of the images.
Now, write a description for the video you are pinning. At the end of your description, again right click your mouse and paste the short link so that it is included in your description. Then click PIN it!
If like me, you don’t have any video’s of your own just yet (well I do but nothing that I want to go viral just yet!) you are probably going to Pin other people’s videos on your board.
BUT can you see the implications if the videos are yours?
My PIN was shared on my Facebook profile which was linked then to be shared via Twitter also. So within a couple of clicks, I broadcast to three social media platforms possibly exposing my activity to hundreds of thousands of those social media users – as I always share publicly
Pinterest is a great way to share expertise.
As you can see from the first video I have pinned, it is of Brendan Burchard presenting to his audience.
Other ideas for using videos on Pinterest include:
- A contractor could create a huge following with a video series of simple household repair tips.
- If you’re a realtor or an interior designer, Pinterest is a great place to show off a beautiful home.
- Landscapers can also show off their work
- A chef or baker can demonstrate a favourite recipe – Just to name a few!
A great way to take advantage of the social aspects of Pinterest is to create a collaborative board. If you’re connected with your friends, customers or stake holders, add them to a collaborative board and invite them to post their videos…
If you have a brick and mortar store, encourage customers to shoot a quick video of the product they’ve just bought. Reward those who share their videos on Pinterest or who add content to your collaborative board.
If you embed a lot of videos on your website or blog, ask visitors to pin your video. Many Pinterest users have browser plugins that allow them to easily pin website content. As you produce your videos, keep Pinterest in mind. You may find yourself making videos exclusively for Pinterest. Don’t be afraid to ask people within your video to re-pin it after they’ve watched.
As Pinterest continues to grow and evolve, video content will become more common-place. Now is the time to get in on the ground floor. Learning about Pinterest is actually fun yet challenging.
It is true that many people have taken advantage of such social media. It will be a wise decision on your end as an entrepreneur if you utilize every social media available. This will definitely lead you to acquiring many viewers to help your business grow.
If you prefer video tutorials to learn how to use applications, you might enjoy this Video series. I believe it is only 99 cents to access at the time of publishing this article so check it out.
If you missed the first chapter of Pinterest for Beginners, ‘How To Use Pinterest’ Find it HERE
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