Here’s a guest post from fellow Voice Actor, Marc Scott about using Pinterest to Market Our VO Businesses.
Have you ever questioned whether you’re a voice actor or a social media manger? Sometimes it likely feels like the latter. With so many social networks at your disposal, and with the benefits of maintaining a presence on them, it can become quite time consuming!
The standard networks most voice actors seem to use are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. But, have you ever considered trying out Pinterest?
More Than Just Recipes
I avoided Pinterest for years. In fact, I felt fortunate that it was an “unnecessary” social network for me. It meant it was one less website demanding my time!
As far as I could tell, it was a great place to share recipes, craft ideas, fashion photos and motivational quotes. Beyond that, there was seemingly no benefit to me as a voice actor.
Turns out, it’s more than just recipes!
How To Use Pinterest For Your Voice Over Business
I’ve only been on Pinterest for a few months. However, I’ve already got a few different boards set up and I believe they’ll be a benefit to my voice over business.
I have a board set up for my demos – Follow It
I have a board for my Explainer Videos – Follow It
I have a board for my other voice work – Follow It
I have a board for voice over “stuff” – Follow It
One Benefit Of Pinterest
One of the great things about Pinterest is that it gives me a place to collect all my content in one place.
I specialize in voice over work for animated explainer videos. If a client asks to hear samples of my work, I can send them to my Pinterest board and many of my projects are there! Easy.
If you specialize in different niche areas, you could set up a board for each one.
The best part… it’s not nearly as time consuming as you might think!
Adding samples of your voice over work to Pinterest is as simple as copying links from YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud or wherever else your content is posted.
It’ll take some time to set up your boards initially. However, once they’re done, it’s a few minutes here and there each time you want to add something new.
Unlike other social networks, you don’t need to be on Pinterest daily to make it useful and enjoy the benefits.
If you’d like to check out my Pinterest account to get some ideas visit pinterest.com/MarcScottVO
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