While education might not be the first thing you think of when you sign in to Pinterest, Kim Vij is doing her very best to keep the topic on top of a lot of Pinterest boards.
And, if her 1.5 million Pinterest followers serve as a testament to her success, she’s doing a mighty fine job of it.
In this edition of The Manly Pinterest Tips Show, we get a chance to pick the brain of one of Pinterest’s most sought-after and unique pinners. Sure, she can help educators and parents find some of the best educational material on social media. But she also offers marketers and companies looking to leverage their popularity and services through social media a primer on how to get out their message and how to build an engaged, excited audience.
Vij knows whereof she speaks. A veteran teacher and parent, she was inspired to create The Educators’ Spin On it, a site aimed at preparing parents to be their child’s “first and most important teacher.”
When she’s not busy chasing after her own small children, Kim is a Pinterest consultant, blogger, and contributing writer for Melissa and Doug, Sylvan Learning, Virtual Book Club for Kids, and BonBon Break. She has been featured as Parents Magazine’s Top Pinterest Boards for Parents.
Kim also works as a social media consultant specializing in Pinterest.
Here is a list of questions we discussed:
- How did you get started on Pinterest and social media? (1:26)
- How can Pinterest help educators? (3:48)
- What are some ways teachers can creatively use Pinterest? (6:20)
- What is Teachers On Pinterest? (7:52)
- How can teachers use Pinterest to collaborate and network with other teachers? (8:42)
- Do you only pin from nationally recognized organizations? Or do you pin things from individual teachers? (10:40)
- How do you suggest teachers use Pinterest to pin videos? (13:34)
- Are teachers using Pinterest to share actual resources? (15:28)
- Can older students use Pinterest for group work? (18:45)
- Your boards are very specific to different aspects of education. Was that by design or did it happen over time? (22:15)
- How do you keep your pins current? Is it a constant review process? (23:34)
- What about higher education and college educators? Are high schools and colleges starting to use Pinterest more? (25:02)
- How do you use Pinterest to educate potential clients? (27:01)
- Do you put your most important education boards first? (28:03)
- How often do you rotate your boards? (29:39)
- How can businesses use storytelling – particularly visual storytelling – to reach their customers through Pinterest? (30:50)
- Do think a board with client testimonials is a good idea? (32:47)
- What was your biggest mistake you made when you first started using Pinterest? (35:19)
- What advice would you give guys just starting out on Pinterest? (37:48)
- What do you see in Pinterest’s future? (39:47)
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Thanks to Kim for being such a great guest. See you for the next episode where we’ll be adding testosterone, one pin at a time!