Using Pinterest For Your Freelance Writing Business

by Alicia Sparks on February 21, 2012

Stick it! Heh, heh.

So, are you using Pinterest yet?

For your freelance writing business, I mean?

I’ll admit I’m not, but that’s only because I didn’t think Pinterest offered any benefits to writers.

Frankly, I thought Pinterest was a cutesy form of social media that I would so totally get into and waste a million hours using…

…just as soon as I found a free minute to sign up.

Boy, was I wrong.

  • Pinterest Secrets For Writers:’s Allena Tapia shares 10 (quite different) ways writers can use Pinterest.
  • Pinterest Tips For Writers: Similarly, GalleyCat’s Jason Boog lists five ways writers can use Pinterest – only he focuses more on novelists than freelance writers.
  • Pinterest For Writers: Writer Sara Toole Miller shares the pinboards she’s created related to writing and editing.
  • The Writer’s Guide To Pinterest: Susan Johnson over at the Ebyline Blog lists several ways writers can use Pinterest, from crowdsourcing ideas to building a platform – complete with current user experiences.
  • 3 Ways Authors Can Use Pinterest Guilt Free: Author Media’s Caitlin Muir explains three ways authors can use Pinterest for inspiration, traffic, and character development, but I feel some of her information applies to freelance writers, too.
  • Visualizing With Pinterest: Pubmission’s Wolf Hoelscher offers a Wednesday Writing Exercise for authors to revisit scenes they’ve already written and apply Pinerest to add depth and clarity to those scenes. Could copywriters use Pinterest in the same way? I think so.
  • Pinterest And Your Website Content: Erika Napoletano explains how Pinterest can drive more traffic than YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn combined – and why this is important to your business.
  • 5 Ways Brands Can Leverage Pinterest Now: TechCrunch oulines five ways businesses can use Pinterest to boost brand visibility and connect with customers and potential customers.
  • 56 Ways To Market Your Business On Pinterest: WHOOOOAAAAAA Copyblogger. You always go above and beyond, and I love you.
  • Pinterest For Business? Only If You Love Pinning: Finally, Sarah Prout reminds us that, in the end, Pinterest is only useful for business purposes – including freelance business purposes – if we align it with our brands.

So, how about you, writers? Are you using or considering using Pinterest in your freelance writing business? If so, how? If not, why?