Pinterest rolls out Business Accounts
As we all should be expecting, like every social media platform, Pinterest is rolling out business accounts!
Today on Pinterest’s blog, not only did they announce the business accounts but also new terms of service for businesses. Pinterest now have two sets of terms – One for the people and one for businesses.
Before the business account, many businesses probably created a personal account and used it for business. So now that there is a business account, do the businesses have to create a new account and repin everything? NOPE! You can simply convert your personal account to business accounts in a few minutes.
How to Convert Personal Account into a Business Account
Step 1: Go to business.pinterest.com (the new Pinterest URL for businesses) and click on the RED “Convert your existing account” button.
Step 2: Select your Business Type, and fill in the information for Contact Name and Email Address. If you are not sure which business type you belong to, no worries. Pinterest gives a few examples of each business type so that you can get an idea which one you belong in.
Tip: Use a company email address so that the business account won’t be tied to anyone’s personal account. What happens if the employee left the company? Then you are screwed.
Step 3: If you haven’t filled your profile information out when you created the personal account, fill them out now. If you did that already, you can move along.
Step 5: Click on the blinding RED “Convert Account” box and you are DONE!
How to Set Up Business Account for the First Time!
So what if you don’t want to convert your personal account to the business account or you never created an account before, you can still create a business account separately.
Step 1: Go to and instead of clicking on the blinding red “Convert” box, click on the link “New to Pinterest? Join as business.” link under the box.
Step 2: Similar to the steps above, select Business Type and fill out the Contact name and Email Address.
Step 3: Now scroll down, enter your Business Name, Username, Fill out the About Box, Upload your logo and enter your Website.
Step 4: Click on the “Agree” box whether you agree with the TOS or not.
Step 5: Click on the blinding RED “Create Account” box.
Pinterest personal account and the business account looks exactly the same! The only difference is that for business account, you will receive contents on how to optimize your business account. Therefore, if you want to receive these type of contents, sign up for the business account.
Furthermore, since this is only the first step of Pinterest rolling out account for business. You should be expecting more tools, resources, or functions rolling out for business accounts.