I Will Show You How To Make Money With Pinterest To Boost Your Income
It seems a little silly to be telling you how to make money with Pinterest. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Until I started this blog a little over a year ago I had never heard of Pinterest. I could not have told you one thing about it. So to be teaching you how to make money online in 2021 with Pinterest seems a little strange, doesn’t it?
Since I first started Pinterest about a year ago I have learned a lot and mainly because Pinterest traffic is second only to SEO traffic for bloggers at the moment. All you may have been using Pinterest for is searching for interior design pictures. So how do you make money with Pinterest?
Some of my posts may contain affiliate links. This simply means if you purchase something after clicking one of the links I may receive a commission at no extra cost to yourself. Many thanks for the continued support.
Blogging on Pinterest if done right will get you lots of traffic. Lots of traffic especially SEO traffic and Pinterest traffic is key when learning how to make money with Pinterest and this in itself will lead to ad revenue and of course some affiliate revenue as well which is what we are after.
This is the main way in which we bloggers use Pinterest and because we use it in this way and it is super important for our blogs we learn about Pinterest fast. It doesn’t hurt that we also learn how to monetize with Pinterest along the way and learn how to make money with Pinterest.
The first thing you need to learn about Pinterest and also one of the most important is that Pinterest is not a social media outlet, It is a Search Engine.
Like most search engines this gives us an opportunity to make money with Pinterest as people who are likely to spend money are searching for things on this very platform.
So I have told you how I went about learning Pinterest to get more traffic for my blog but there are actually two main ways of how to make money with Pinterest. With a blog and without a blog, This is good as not everyone wants to write a blog.
How To Make Money With Pinterest Via A Blog:
So the first way of how to make money with Pinterest is to do this through a blog. Now, this is a long way but I have found it to be the most rewarding way to do this.
If you are new to blogging then have a look at this article I wrote on How To Start A Blog which should help you out.
You may think it is impossible because you have never written anything online before and you are not an expert on anything. Believe me, nearly every blogger has had these thoughts, Me included.
You do not have to be an expert. You just have to know more than the average person.
Say for example you own 2 dogs and you love grooming them and you spend your spare time commenting on dog grooming groups on Facebook. This means you know an awful lot more about grooming dogs than the average dog owner. Great why not start a blog about dog grooming.
All of a sudden you have added links in your blog posts about great dog grooming products you recommend and hey presto you’re getting paid when people click on those links. Anyway, I hope this makes a little more sense than it did when I started typing about dog grooming.
You will need to get a blog name and some blog hosting. I use Siteground who are fantastic with new bloggers and have some great deals around at the moment. Check them out below.
Once you have your blog set up you will need to write a few posts. I would suggest around 10 posts would be adequate before you publish your blog and make sure they are all based around the niche you have selected of course.
Of course, you cannot learn how to make money with Pinterest unless you have your own Pinterest Business account so let’s move on.
Setting Up Your Pinterest Business Account:
A Pinterest Business account is free so don’t worry too much about that. It is super easy to do and they will help you if you get stuck but I doubt you will.
One of the first things you will do is to create your profile like you would with social media etc. The big difference is that you need to use relatable keywords into your profile.
This needs to be done with a bit of care because Pinterest is a search engine. The words and more importantly the keywords you add into your profile are super important so that Pinterest knows exactly what your account is about.
As you can see from the above screenshot of my Pinterest profile I include quite a few related keywords. Not only do I add related keywords into my title but also into the blurb underneath. This is to ensure that Pinterest knows exactly what I am about and what kind of pins I am going to be using. Make sure you do the same.
If you can create fantastic looking pins then you can gain crazy amounts of traffic to your blog. Carly from Mommyopnpurpose gets over 100,000 Visitors to her blog every month from Pinterest alone and that translates to a lot of money via advertising revenue and affiliate revenue. This is the perfect example of how to make money with Pinterest. Look below to see her Monthly viewers.
So you have made a blog and linked it to a business Pinterest account. You are making pretty pins and they link to your blog. Visitors come through Pinterest to your blog and you receive advertising and affiliate revenues. Great. That is the basics of how to make money with Pinterest through a blog.
So now to answer the question of how to make money with Pinterest without a blog or website?
Make Money With Pinterest Without A Blog
Making money with Pinterest without a blog is a lot quicker and it’s fine if you don’t want a blog as it does consume a good portion of time while you learn how to do everything.
So if you have no blog to drive Pinterest traffic to then how do you make money without a blog. When it comes to how to make money with Pinterest and more specifically how to make money on Pinterest without a blog then Affiliate marketing is probably the best way to do this but not the only way.
What Is Pinterest Affiliate Marketing?
Well, Pinterest Affiliate marketing is quite simple really. On Pinterest, you will have followers much as you do on Twitter or Instagram but on the whole, your followers on Pinterest are already looking for something to buy.
As I said earlier Pinterest is a search engine. If your Pinterest account is about Interior design and has lots of pretty pictures of Expensive table lamps and you have the right keywords in your picture, then when someone is searching for table lamps they will almost always come across your Pin.
If you are signed up to an affiliate that is selling expensive table lamps and you have the link in your pin then when the person searching on Pinterest clicks on your pin and goes through to the site selling the lamps and makes a purchase you get a percentage of that sale.
That is the basics of how to make money with Pinterest without a blog. This is also the reason that with or without a blog Pinterest traffic is second only to SEO traffic.
Adding Pinterest Affiliate Links
It is a lot easier than you may think. First of all, you are going to want to create some pretty pins. This can be done with a free program called Canva. It is so easy to use that even someone like me who is not creative at all can come up with great Pins that attract attention within a few hours of practice.
For this example of how to make money on Pinterest without a blog, I am going to use Amazon. Amazon links can be used with Pinterest for EU Affiliates but Not the US. This is just for you to get a grasp of how it is done. Most Affiliate links will be added to your pin in a similar way. So you can use the affiliate links you have in the same manner.
First of all, create your pretty Pin on Pinterest like the one I have made below for this purpose.
Add your Canva pin under the create tab and then add a title and a couple of sentences underneath remembering to add plenty of relevant keywords.
Where it says destination link this is where you are going to add your Amazon link or any other affiliate link that matches the theme of your Pinterest Image.
Go onto your Amazon homepage and at the top, there will be some clickable links for any items you search for.
As you can see above I have chosen a product that matches the Pinterest pin I have designed and have clicked on the text link at the top. All you have to do is to copy the code that is highlighted and add this to your Pinterest created Pin where it says to add a destination link.
Once you have pinned your new pin with the link to Pinterest make sure it goes not only into one of your relevant boards but also pin it to a couple of relevant group boards. This way it will be seen by even more people.
When your pin is clicked on it will take the user to the relevant link and if they purchase something then you will receive a commission from your affiliate.
This will work pretty much the same no matter what affiliate you choose to use. You will have to state in the description of the pin that it is an affiliate pin but that is how to make money with Pinterest without a blog.
It can be way less time consuming this way I just feel that it is harder to convert clicks into purchases than it is with a blog.
Quick Pinterest Tips
Pinterest traffic can be hard to come by and Pinterest regularly change their algorithm which can hurt your Pinterest account. Below are some great Pinterest traffic tips to help grow your following in order to make money with Pinterest
This is job number one, create 10 boards and make sure to put a few pins into each category. Make sure they are relevant pins to the board. Dont put a cat pin into a board about interior design.
Get out there and follow some people. Make sure to start actively repinning other peoples pins. and interact with other pinners. In the beginning, this is what I did. I started following everyone in my particular niche and repinning. this got me, 500 followers, quite quickly.
Join Group Boards
Now group boards are sometimes hard to find, especially the better ones. Group boards will have many contributors and sometimes hundreds of thousands of people following it, which means more eyes on your Pins.
As you can see from above Pinterest group boards will have next to the board name more than one picture as more than one pinner is contributing. If you click on the pictures the top person will be the group board owner.
You will need to message the group board owner asking to join.
Stick To Popular Niches
Stick to popular niches, Not only will it help in gaining you followers you will also find it easier to get clicks onto your affiliate pins if you are using the current popular niches.
If you click on Analytics and then trends you can see all the current niches and searches that are trending. This makes it so much easier to get clicks on your affiliate links.
General popular niches are as follows:
- Home decor
- Money/Personal Finance
This Is How To Make Money With Pinterest To Boost Your Income
I hope you have learned a little today about what it takes to learn how to make money with Pinterest. It is not easy and as you can see there are different routes you can take but it is possible.
If you want to learn more about Pinterest and how to boost not only your traffic but also your followers and income from Pinterest then be sure to read one of my favourite E-books by a lady called Ana.
I would love to hear of any Pinterest successes just leave me a comment in the comment section about any successes and also if you have any questions relating to Pinterest or Pinterest Traffic and income.