In the previous tutorial, we learned how to Pin on Pinterest through re-pinning and pinning from a website, but there is one more way on how to pin a photo on Pinterest: design and upload your own pins!
When you design your own pins, you have the benefit of adding text over your image that works as a ‘Call to Action’ (and makes people click more often on your Pin). With the free online photo editing tool Canva, this is very easy to do, even if you have no graphic design skills at all.
Canva Online Photo Editing Tool
Designing your own pin through Canva is a simple 3 step process. First, you select any of the pre-set canvasses. Under the section ‘social media posts’, you will find one canvas named ‘Pinterest Graphic’. This will give you the exact right size for a Pin on Pinterest.
After selecting the canvas, you have several options to choose from, including choosing a template lay-out, design elements, stock images and text. To keep it simple, go to ‘uploads’ and select a photo from your computer. When it shows in the folder on your screen, you can simply drag and drop it to your blank canvas and re-size if needed. You can also upload your company logo the same way and create a watermark for your image.
When you have your photo in place, you can add some bold text to your image. Make sure that the text isn’t too small (so people using Pinterest on mobile can still read it), or too big (so the image gets lost) and keep it to 2 different font types maximum.
When you’re done designing your pin, simply click on ‘download’, followed by ‘image: high quality (PNG). The image file will now be saved to your computer, from where you can then upload the file to Pinterest directly (as learned in the previous article in this series).
Make sure you don’t forget to add a description and URL when uploading the pin, so that people can click through to your website.
Photo Credit: The Planet D
How to Pin a Photo on Pinterest?
That’s all! Creating your own pins on Pinterest can really be this easy. Now you know all the ways to Pin on Pinterest, but where do you find all that great content? Which people should you follow and how do you find them in the first place?
Not to worry. In the last post of this series, we will have a look at how to search for people on Pinterest and how to use the Pinterest search engine as a keyword research tool.