Most people recommend that you use a Pinterest business account for your blog. There are a number of benefits to using a Pinterest business account, including the wonderful statistics they provide. But it can be sometimes hard to manage more than one Pinterest account. What if you accidentally pin that funny, slightly inappropriate picture to your business blog rather than a personal blog? Awkward. The good news is you don’t have to have two accounts! I’m going to show you how easy it is to manage both your personal boards and your business board all in one account.
First, you need to switch your personal Pinterest account to a business account. This is fairly simple to do. You just need to go over to your settings and click the button switch to business. Once you’ve done that there are just a few of steps to go through to set up your business account including verifying your own domain. Once that’s done, now it’s time to establish your personal boards versus your blog boards.
For instance, I have a board called “art to make” that needs a little cleanup and isn’t quite ready to be public. So I’m going to keep the content on my “personal side” of Pinterest. This is actually the “secret” section of your Pinterest account. What you do set the board up as a secret board instead of a public one. The nice thing about the secret boards is that you still can invite friends to be part of the board, but only you and your friends can see the board. This is easily done by clicking on the pencil when you open up a board in switching over the tab marked next to secret.
With that done, simply repeat on all of the boards you would rather be personal then part of your blog. And voilà! Now you can manage both your personal boards and your blog towards all under one business account.
I will admit there is a caveat to this setup. If you have personal boards that you want your friends and family who might be followers to follow but rather keep separate from your blog you will have to add all of them personally. However, I still find this to be a little bit easier than trying to manage two Pinterest accounts. It’s certainly easier flipping through Pinterest under only one feed and being able to pin things to both types of boards without having to constantly log back into another account.
Simple and Semi-Convenient 😉