10 Ways You Can Use Pinterest for Your Business Pinterest is fast-becoming one of the largest social media sites on More and more individual users and businesses join social networks everyday. The unique, image-based social network has become a new addiction for users, which makes it a prime arena to market your business and generate more revenue. That network is Pinterest that has made it clear in the Terms of Service that direct sales content cannot be pinned. However, with a little creativity and twisting, business owners can promote their productsand boost their brand power to generate more traffic and sales revenue. Let's take a look at ten of the best 10 ways you can use Pinterest for your business advantage. 1. QR Code Boards If you have QR codes, you can create a board specifically for them so that people can see and use them. 2. Coupon Boards The same way, you can pin all of your coupons to get them noticed and used by a wider range of people. 3. Product Bundle Boards If you offer products that can be bundled together, pin them all! People love to get grouped items at a lower price as much as they can nowadays. This would work really well for party supplies, games, books, food supplies, etc. 4. Targeted Pinboards Every business has a targeted audience, sometimes a lot more than one. You can create a unique pinboard for each individual group and pin it with items that are specific to that audience. 5. Video Pinboards You might make how-to or educational videos on YouTube or your blog, so why not pin them also? This can help build more traffic to your site and expand your audience. 6. Product Boards Sharing on Pinterest can go viral than juicy gossip. You can create a board of your products that will importantley market themselves. All it takes is one person to repin those products and before you know it, thousands of others will be sharing the items they love with their followers. 7. Conduct Market Research you can use Pinterest as a free research tool. You can find out what is trending, what products people love, and how to market those products. 8. Hold Contests Contests are always an excellent idea to generate some interest in your brand through social media. On your blog or website, you can ask customers to pin a photo of themselves using your product and give a prize to the winner. 9. Cross-promote You can pin anything you post on your blog or other social media sites to your pinboards as well. However, if you hold a contest, it needs to be held, officially, on your own blog, website or social media pages to avoid the Pinterest TOS violation. 10. Add the Buttons On your website or blog you can add the "Follow Me on Pinterest" button as well as the "Pin It" button to your blog. This makes it simple for your readers or visitors to start following your boards and to pin anything they see on your site. It is free plugin and only takes a few seconds to install each of the buttons and you can start seeing the benefits! Start using Pinterest today and you'll be glad you did it. If you need more ideas, check out the Pinterest empire.