Pinterest: Step 4 Tutorial

A Beginners Guide To 




Welcome to our last journey as a beginner on Pinterest!  I hope you have learned some of the basics of having a personal account to this great social media tool!  We have covered the following subjects over the past three sessions:


If you have any questions up to this point, I would recommend going back and refreshing with any of the first three tutorials!

You know, Pinterest contains a wealth of knowledge!  You can find everything here from tips on how to paint your bathroom, to how to crochet baby booties! You can find recipes, stories, inspirational quotes, lists of favorite baby names, trending haircuts, and THOUSANDS of other topics!  The sky is the limit when it comes to this fantastic social media site!


For THIS WEEK’S FINAL LESSON, I will show you how to Pin your own pictures!                 

This lesson is similar to last weeks, but the difference is that you will be pinning a picture which you already have in a file on your computer.  

By choosing “Photo,” you can share photos from your photo library – or take a photo right on the spot!  Selfie-Lovers REJOICE!

By choosing “Web,” you are opted to write in a website URL and then redirected to that website. Once you are there, you can look around until you find an image worth pinning. To pin an image you see, tap on it, and you’ll be presented with options to share it.


As you can see, there are many fun things you can do on Pinterest!  Try loading one of your own pictures onto your site!

Using this helpful hints image, you can ADD and upload a pin of your choice.  

Once you have selected a Pin, you can do several things on your page!

  1. You can follow the person who originally pinned.
  2.   You can click that you have tried the pin (for example, a delicious pumpkin roll recipe!)
  3. You can report a pin if there is something wrong.
  4. Finally, you can save the pin.  By saving, Pinterest will make a log of your choice and you will get more options similar to the ones you have liked.  




  • Repin/Re-pin  When you save a pin that has been posted by someone else, to your board, it is called repinning. Repinning is also known as re-pinning and saving. Re-Pinning is the new re-tweet. Pinterest may not be the newest social site but it is quickly taking over the old favorites and research has uncovered that Pinterest drives more traffic than Twitter.




  • Follower When you find a pinner who shares appealing content, you can follow that user. Now, when that individual adds a new pin, it will appear on your homepage.



  • Source link A source link is the website URL that a shared pin links to.




  • Likes Similar to most social platforms. Like a pin to show your support, and that you endorse it. A bonus of the like feature on Pinterest is that you can like a pin and then later look at it without sharing it on your profile.



So what happens if you are on another site, and you want to pin?  Follow the below guide!

  • If you are visiting a website, you can share a pin of the images that are on that website – if the website has integrated share buttons.

If so, tap on the Pinterest icon and share your pin.

  • If you want to create a pin directly from the app, you can do so. Go to your profile, and tap the “+” located at the top of the screen to the right. Choose Pin from “Photo” or “Web“.


I hope you have found the tutorials advantageous! Pinterest is a fun site that can be used for both personal and business needs!