Pinterest for Business: The Basics: eBook Short: Task-Specific Solutions for Business Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Press
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Designed to save you time, this ebook short offers a digestible action plan for setting up camp on this new social playground. In minutes, learn step by step how to set up a magnetic account as an individual or business, master the fundamental features for building a community, and basic tools for engaging users. This “short” is designed to acquaint you with the power of Pinterest.

Topics covered include:
• The ins and outs of signing up and getting started on Pinterest
• Building boards that get noticed, drive traffic and convert fans into customers • How to become a content creator and curator
• Strategies for creating an enthusiastic following
• Best practices for engaging the Pinterest community
• Pinterest etiquette
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About the author

Karen Leland: Karen Leland (Tiburon, CA) is the bestselling author of seven books and a freelance writer who has been published in Self, Woman’s Day, Spirituality & Health, Entrepreneur, The Los Angeles Times and others.
In addition, she is the founder of Sterling Consulting and Marketing Group. Her clients have included Apple Computer, American Express, Marriott Hotels, Johnson & Johnson and others.
She is also a popular speaker for business groups including the Young Presidents’ Organization, American Management Association and Direct Marketing Association. Karen is a frequent guest of the media and has been interviewed for her expertise by The New York Times, Fortune, Inc., Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and others.
Karen has also written extensively for the online market with featured articles in CNBC.com, All Business.com, Salon.com, The Huffington Post and PsychologyToday.com.
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Publisher
Entrepreneur Press
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Published on
Apr 28, 2013
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Pages
75
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ISBN
9781613082539
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Marketing / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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