I’m using the ‘Dream Plan Do’ planner again this year and my 90-day challenge in the second quarter of the year was to find out more about Pinterest and how I could use it to help me develop and market my illustration business. I’ve had a Pinterest account for ages but mainly used it as a visual scrapbook, collecting inspiration and reference images.
After spending time reading helpful articles and podcasts, I’ve had a big sort out of my boards, renaming them and focussing on the specific areas of illustration that I am interested in. I went through all the images (there were a lot!) and edited them down. I’ve started to add some of my own work to the relevant boards now too. Still a long way to go and lots more to learn, but it’s a start!
I’m listing below the people and places where I have found lots of useful information so far:
This ‘Simple and Season’ podcast from Kayte Ferris features tips from the team at Curly Carrot - http://www.simpleandseason.com/2019/02/15/grow-with-soul-ep-27/
In this blog post from watercolour illustrator Ohn Mar Win, she talks about how she uses the platform to promote her work - http://ohnmarwin.com/illustrationsouljourney/2015/11/15/useful-pinterest-advice-for-designers-and-illustrators
A clear and concise article about Pinterest by Creative Bloq - https://www.creativebloq.com/features/how-to-make-money-on-pinterest-as-a-creative
In this ‘Hashtag Authentic’ podcast, Sara Tasker talks to the Pinterest UK team - https://meandorla.co.uk/podcast63-2/
Lauren Hooker from Elle & Co talks about her surprising but successful Pinterest Strategy - https://www.elleandcompanydesign.com/blog/pinterest-strategy
There is a huge amount of free information on the ‘Simple Pin Media’ website - https://www.simplepinmedia.com/
And of course, there is a huge amount of useful information on Pinterest itself!