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Via Monetate

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My family lived by a motto – dreamt up by my father – many moons ago: “We’re consumers, not crafters; buyers, not builders.”

Hey, it was the 90s, and an homage to the fact that my family was in no way crafty or handy or into DIY-anything.

At all. Like, even a little.

(We could, however, order one heck of an ice sculpture for any party – big or small – in case you are ever looking.)

Given this, it should be no surprise that of all the social media platforms out there, I use Pinterest the least. In fact, seeing so many crafty people out there gives me anxiety – and a bit of an inferiority complex.

I am, apparently, alone in this though.

In fact, according to a recent post by Jay Baer, Pinterest beats out the rest of the social networks as a social referrer at $80.54 for the average order. That is about $10 more per user than the second and third place finishers, Facebook and Twitter, respectively, and an eye-popping $40 more per order than LinkedIn.

Funny how the social media platform that is most focused on DIY projects (that give me nervous hives) is cashing in – and before it really gets its adverting program going too.

Makes me think Pinterest should pay homage to my dad with an altered motto: “If you are a crafter, you are our consumer; if a builder, you are our buyer.” 

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Alison Bailin
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