Is Pinterest Free?

One of the first things that you're probably going to want to know about Pinterest is: "Is Pinterest free?  Can I use the website without having to pay money?"  Well, there are two types of accounts on Pinterest: personal accounts and business accounts.  Let's have a look at each of them.  What?  You want an answer right now?  Okay...

Is Pinterest free?

Yes, Pinterest is free to use.  If you have a personal account, it won't cost you any money to sign up for Pinterest, nor will it cost you money to use any of Pinterest's functions.  You can also sign up for a business account on Pinterest, which includes special promotion and analytics functions, at no cost, as well.

Well, that takes a bit of the surprise out of things, but here's an overview of the account types anyway.

Personal Accounts

If you're just an individual person signing up for Pinterest, it won't cost you money to use.  Pinterest is totally free for you to:

  • Create pages of visual bookmarks (called "boards")

  • Upload images, videos, links, and more to your boards (known as "pinning")

  • Sort your boards and pins

  • Pin content on the Internet or from other people's boards onto your own boards

  • Send one of your pins to another person's board, social media account, email, etc.

Business Accounts

Businesses can create accounts on Pinterest, too.  In addition to the usual functions, businesses can:

  • Place links on their website to take people to their page on Pinterest

  • See how many people visit their Pinterest page, and what they're looking at the most

  • Use "Rich Pins" to let users do special stuff with the content on your website or Pinterest page

So with all of those extra goodies, are business accounts on Pinterest free?  Suprisingly, the answer is also: YES!

That's right, whether you're looking to use Pinterest to promote your business or just for your own amusement, it's absolutely free!

"But, wait!" you might say.  "If nobody pays any money to use Pinterest, then how does Pinterest make any money?"  That's a bit of a complicated question, and one that we'll cover in our How Does Pinterest Make Money? article.


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