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November 19, 2012

Book 51 of My 2012 Goal

Powerful Pinterest How to Sell Your Stuff and Make MoneyPowerful Pinterest How to Sell Your Stuff and Make Money by Penny C. Sansevieri
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Powerful Pinterest by Penny C. Sansevieri is like a "Pinterest for Dummies" type book starting with what is Pinterest, how it differs from say Facebook and Twitter, and what makes Pinterest so different. The basic is covered from creating an account to pinning your first picture complete with screenshots. Then the author tells why you would want to pin pictures and how to make them work for you. Also, something I didn't know about following people vs. following boards and what that means as well as how to get the most out of it without cluttering up your Pinterest stream. Other things like board ideas, names, and content are also covered as well as pinning etiquette. In short, this book tells how to make this powerful board work for you and your blog.

There are useful tips such as using hashtags, leaving comments, and going to the popular boards and how by doing these things can/will work to your advantage. Another useful tool is videos and how and why to post them as well as tutorials. Even the captions of your photos and the name of your photos are important as well as how to name them and why. Everything matters and it is important to understand these things so you can make the best use of them and this book not only tells you how, it tells you why.

Although the book is short, it is packed with useful information whether you have a book your trying to sell, crafts, or even if you are not selling anything and just want more traffic to your blog. I also found the "Fun Pin-Links" that are listed at the end useful. I was hoping to tell you that I followed the directions and tried some of these with positive results however I have been swamped and haven't even been on Pinterest this month so I haven't even tried one of the suggestions yet. Even with that being said, the research and the logic behind doing these things stand on their own and I have no doubt it will work.

I recommend this book to everyone who has or is thinking of joining Pinterest, is selling something on their site, or just wants to increase traffic to their blog.

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