Social Media Pinterest 67 67 people found this article helpful How to Create a Pinterest Account Join and use the popular visual social network By Leslie Walker Writer Former Lifewire writer Leslie Walker is a multimedia journalism professor who covers social media, web publishing, and internet technologies. our editorial process Twitter Leslie Walker Updated March 12, 2020 Lifewire / Emilie Dunphy Pinterest Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email Pinterest is a social media network that helps users organize information using online pinboards. It's great for storing and sharing images, as well as discovering new interests. If you're ready to get started with Pinterest, it's easy to create a free Pinterest account, whether it's for personal or business use. With more than 335 million active monthly users around the world, Pinterest is a popular and fast-growing social media platform. How to Sign up for a Personal Pinterest Account With a personal Pinterest account, you'll be browsing, exploring, pinning, and interacting with other users in no time! Go to Pinterest.com. Select Sign up. You have the option of signing up with an email address and password or signing up through your Facebook or Google account. Enter your email address, create a password, and select Continue. Alternatively, select Continue with Facebook and log in to your Facebook account. Or, select Continue with Google and log in to your Google account. You'll receive a Welcome to Pinterest message. Select Next. Answer the setup questions, select some areas of interest, and select Done. Check your email for a message from Pinterest asking you to confirm your email address. Your Pinterest account is set up, and you're ready to start browsing and pinning! Check out Pinterest's easy guide to help you get familiar with the site's features and functionality. Link a Business Account to Your Personal Account For a professional presence on Pinterest, set up a Pinterest business account and get access to the site's free marketing tools, such as Pinterest Analytics. It's easy to link your business profile to a personal Pinterest account and effortlessly switch between business and personal accounts. Link up to four business profiles to one personal Pinterest account. Log on to your personal Pinterest account and select the three dots in the top-right corner. Select Add a free business profile. Follow the prompts to create your business account. Create a New Business Account If you prefer not to have your business account linked to your personal account, set up a separate business account. You'll have to sign in to your personal and business accounts separately. Log out of your personal account if you're logged in. Navigate to the Pinterest business account creation page. Fill out your email, password, and business name, and then select a business type. Select Create account. For an update on Pinterest's traffic, take a look at Amazon's Alexa page, which maintains shows the latest Pinterest.com statistics.