Pinterest has grown up fast. Since its launch in 2010, the social image-bookmarking site has gained 20 million users and has become the web's third most popular social network, after Facebook and Twitter. In May, the site raised $100 million in funding, pegging its valuation at a whopping $1.5 billion.
While the Pinterest craze has extended far and wide (a few mega-fans have even thrown real-life Pinterest parties), there are still plenty of people who have yet to use the site. For those of you who fall into this category and would like to learn more about how to set yourself up on Pinterest, we've compiled nine tips to help you start pinning right away.
Flip through the slideshow below to check them out, and if you'd like a little more advanced help, you can always visit Pinterest's Help page. Once you're more acquainted with the site, consider visiting our gallery of Pinterest apps and tools to enhance the pinning experience (here).
Do you have any good tips for using Pinterest? Share them with us in the comments below!