We are all discovering quickly that Pinterest drives traffic to websites. One of the fundamental ways it drives this traffic is through images. Are you creating images that WOW? There are several resources available to website owners and bloggers to create images easily. Many of them are budget friendly too.
I’m going to share with you resources and tips for creating images for Pinterest.
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The Importance of Images on Pinterest
Pinterest is a visual goldmine for users who are searching for specific things. Users can use it to discover a variety of topics. One way to drive traffic to your website is to create images for Pinterest that are on your site that readers can pin to remember what they saw. As an avid Pinterest user myself I’m always disappointed when I read a good article on a website that I know my community would love to read as well but I’m unable to pin it because there is no image. It’s a missed opportunity that I hope no one continues to make. Create images for every blog post that you write. Create images for every product or service you offer online for sale. We live in a visual world and the quickest way to catch attention is with great images. Plus our brains process images far quicker than text.
How to Create Images for Pinterest
One person who I’ve admired for quite some time with the images that she creates is Peg Fitzpatrick. She is the author of The Art of Social Media, a social media strategist, marketing pro, and speaker. If you are not an avid reader of her site PegFitzpatrick.com you are missing out. She’s someone that I’ve discovered so much about social media from over the years including how to make images that POP.
I’m excited to share with you that Peg Fitzpatrick is our
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Must Read Articles by Peg Fitzpatrick about Pinterest Images
- How to Create Visual Marketing on a Budget
- The Art and Science of Pinterest Visual Marketing
- How to Stand Out in Pinterest’s SmartFeed
- Quick Tips for Great Social Media Graphics
- How to Use Pinterest to Build a Loyal Following for Your Brand
- 12 Most Strategic Ways to Use Pinterest for Marketing
- Seriously Boost Your Pinterest Strategy
- How to Use Visual Marketing to Leave Your Competition in the Dust
Pinterest Boards to Follow About Graphic Design
Peg has several Pinterst board that are helpful for learning about graphic design. DIY Graphic Design, DIY Design It Yourself, Visual Content Creators, and Creativity and Design. I was so honored when Peg asked me to pin to her Pinterest Board about Pinterest Tips for Success. Kelly is on there too. Are you following?
Tools for Making Graphics for Pinterest
The tools and resources I use the most for creating images for The Educators’ Spin On It are
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What are your tips and favorite tools for creating images for Pinterest Images?