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The Quick and Dirty on Making Money with Pinterest
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Hey friends, today you’re gonna learn the quick and dirty on Making Money with Pinterest. Yes, Pinterest!
Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine. You know that already. It’s a great source of traffic and what many don’t know is that it’s a great source of direct income!
So, indirect income from Pinterest means you use Pinterest to bring a user to your site or landing page then from there you sell them in your product or service and make money.
Direct income from Pinterest means the visitor clicks your pin and immediately makes a purchase on the other end.
How to Make Money with Pinterest
You make money directly with affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a system where you earn a commission on referring a customer to a product or service and the customer buys.
So, if you refer an Ebook on budgeting and a customer buys, you will get a commission on the sale.
So, how does this tie into Pinterest?
Well, with a recent change, Pinterest allows users to have pins that lead directly to affiliate products.
So, you design a beautiful pin, writing a catching caption, with hashtag ad (don’t forget this) and link the pin to your affiliate link. Easy!
Many folks are jumping in this because you don’t necessarily have to own a site or blog to make money this way. You just need to be an affiliate.
Strategies for making a lot of money
Step 1.) Optimize your Pinterest account
I wish it was as easy and designing a pin, linking your affiliate link, then boom, sales. There are some keys to success that I will share with you. Don’t worry, they’re super easy. First is optimizing your Pinterest account.
From the screenshot above, there’s a few things to point out:
- Filled out profile
- Website url
- Organized boards
Notice anything with these 2 different Pinterest accounts?
They are themed!
Highly recommended that you theme your boards. I’ll cover how to do this down below.
Back to optimization:
Fill out your profile: This is a no-brained guys. Write a keyword-rich summary sharing your story. Add your site. Add your photo. Done.
Boards: Create 10-20 boards. Sounds like a lot, it’s not. I have 99! Not joking. Make your board titles keyword-rich. Need some help? Go to Pinterest search bar and start typing what you’d like to name your title. Pinterest will use smart search to fill in the rest of your search. Those extra words added are keywords!
See it in action…
You can see I was typing “how to Start a Blog.” I stopped just before the end of the word “blog” and the smart search kicked in, giving me these options:
- how to Start a blog
- how to Start a Blog and make money
- how to Start a Blog for free
- how to Start a Blog for beginners
These are all keywords that you can use to name your Pinterest board.
Pretty cool, right?
Organize your boards: organize according t desirability. The more popular boards put first. You group and reorder boards with ease on Pinterest.
You can also do board covers. You can design these yourself using a tool like Canva or PicMonkey or simply use one of your pins from the board as a board cover. Easy! Board covers aren’t required but I recommend them. It helps you stand out.
Step 2.) Group boards
Group boards are Pinterest boards with multiple collaborators. These boards are usually themed. Examples: vegan dishes, kindergarten activities, BBQ recipes, blogging tips, work from home ideas, budgeting hacks, etc.
Anybody can start a group board, even you! (Psstt..Start one..or three! Not joking)
Find them by either browsing your favorite pinners’ profiles or use Pingroupie. Pingroupie is so easy to use. Search using keywords, contact board owners and ask if you can join the board.
Here’s what I say when I contact group board owners:
My name is Jenn and I blog over at Mama’s Hustle. I would like to contribute to your group board. Can I join please?
Email is mamashustleblog at gmail dot com
I am following you and the board. Thanks for your consideration.
Simple and to the point!
Pro Tip: It’s a good idea to make sure you’re following the group board owner and the group board before you reach out.
Step 3.) Pin!
Yes, be active. Using a tool, like Tailwind can help you automate. I use Tailwind to schedule 100 pins per day. I also manually pin. This helps fill out my boards and it’s rumored that the more you pin, the more Pinterest rewards you by showing your own pins. Cool stuff.
Step 4.) Wanna kick into hyperdrive?
Interested in going viral? Check out the guide
Wanna get 6-figure monthly page views? It’s in the guide
I went through the guide myself so when I tell you it’s AMAZING, I am speaking the truth! Check it out here.
Why does all this matter?
Well, you want your account to be well-rounded. People don’t like to be sold to. Before they buy they might check out your Pinterest profile and if they see you’re a real person that pins a variety of content with boards and followers, this will work in your favor.
There you have it! Are you successful making money with Pinterest? Share your success story down below in comments!