Pinterest is a fairly new social network, and it's a work in progress just like other social networks. When I first started, the accepted Pinterest etiquette was to put a price tag on an item if your pin linked to a product page. I also learned that it's not polite to use Pinterest as a huge online advertising billboard for your products, but that you should pin lots of free content, too. I've religiously tried to follow both of those Pinterest guidelines, and maybe that's why I have accumulated over 10,000 followers in less than a year. All of my boards are school-themed, so if you like to see teacher materials in your Pinterest feed, feel free to check out my Pinterest boards!
However, as much as followers like price tags, Pinterest users have recently begun to realize that putting price tags on pins is a flawed system. Why? Well, when someone repins that item to their own board, the price tag is permanent while the actual price of the item may change. Imagine that next month I revise one of my ebooks, add a lot of new content, and raise the price. But the 200 people who already repinned that item to their own board are going to see the old price, and they might be disappointed when they click through later and realize it now costs more.
One thing I will not be changing, though, is that I'll still be posting a lot of free content from my website and blog on my boards, and I'll be repinning other great free content from teachers I follow on Pinterest. If you don't already follow my boards, click this link to get started! What are your thoughts on the price tag dilemma?