1. Connect with other people
This is the number one rule of all social media networks. You can have one of the most interesting and insightful pins in the network, but if you don’t share it with other people, then it’s all pretty much worthless. Follow other people who deliver good content and have a large following and you can potentially extend your reach to their networks as well.
2. Connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts to Pinterest
Social media networks today make life much easier by allowing you to link all of them to each other. Your pins can easily be shared with the people you’re connected to in the other networks, which could possibly result in them following your Pinterest account.
3. Pin consistently
Updating your content regularly is one of the foundations of blogging and social media. Why should it be any different for Pinterest? Pinning new content regularly will ensure that followers will keep coming back to your account.
4. Make sure your pins have good images
Pinterest is a visual social network. Images are the first things people will see as they explore your boards. If the visuals aren’t too appealing, they will less likely click on them.
5. Avoiding repinning other people’s content all the time
Seeing the same things over and over again can get real boring. If you can’t give anything new to people, then what’s the point of them following your account? Speaking of original, you don’t have to create your own content to pin. You can find interesting things to pin while casually surfing the Internet, while websites like Reddit and Stumbleupon allow people to share and discover good content.