by Edie Melson
Pinterest has rolled out the option of having a business page. And although there isn’t currently any difference in how a business and personal page looks, there is a difference in the user agreement and in some aspects of how you sign up for an account.
Terms of Service Agreement
Here are the links to the Personal Terms of Service Agreement, and Business Terms of Service Agreement.
But to summarize the differences, Pinterest now states that anyone who wishes to use Pinterest for commercial purposes must create a business account and agree to the Business Terms of Service Agreement. Authors do fall under the business category.
Business Names & Websites
On the business pages, it’s possible to enter your entire business name without dealing with the FIRST and LAST entries. Pinterest has also streamlined the website verification process for businesses.
If you want to convert your account to a business account here’s how to do it.
First, sign in to your Pinterest Account then go to www.business.pinterest.com
|This is what you'll see when you go to business.pinterest.com.|
Next, Click CONVERT HERE
Once there, you’ll have a form to fill out. Under business type, I recommend you choose Professional. Fill in the rest of the form—there won’t be many blanks if you already have a personal account.
Then click Accept for the Terms of Service Agreement.
It really is very simple. Your boards and everyone who follows you will migrate to your account. You shouldn’t be able to tell a difference from before and after. I’ll continue to watch how Pinterest begins to differentiate between the two types of accounts and keep you updated.
For now, be sure to share any questions you have about Pinterest in the comments section below.
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