Pinterest – Lots of businesses already use Pinterest to indirectly promote/sell their products and services. But Pinterest isn’t just a social media platform. There are also opportunities for making money directly on the site. For those interested in increasing their online revenue/visibility, here’s a guide that teaches how to make money on Pinterest
- Start a blog
There are numerous items on this list that will assist you in making money on Pinterest, but blogging has the highest earning potential of all (and it’s not even close).
Pinterest has grown into a massive platform that allows bloggers to reach millions of people on the internet each year.
There is a common misconception that Pinterest is just another social media platform like Instagram, TikTok, and the rest – but this is simply not the case. It’s far more effective in terms of assisting bloggers to monetize their content.
The same thing happens on Pinterest that you probably found this article by searching “how to make money on Pinterest.” It’s a search engine, but instead of text, it’s based on images.
This is why bloggers in a variety of niches, from food bloggers to personal finance bloggers, and others, have found great success with Pinterest marketing.
Here’s a quick rundown of how making money with a blog on Pinterest works:
Select a blogging niche (food, personal finance, fashion, etc.)
Create content for your blog, publish it, and monetize it with ads, affiliate products, or even sponsored placements.
Open a Pinterest account.
Make a Pin (i.e. an interesting image that shows what your blog post is about – see below)
Share the image on Pinterest.
Of course, there’s more to it than that, but that’s the gist of it.
When a Pinterest user searches for something related to your blog post, they will see your Pin, click on it, and eventually see your ads or purchase products from you.
And the best part is that it’s scalable – there are plenty of bloggers who earn anywhere from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars per month!
- Become a Pinterest virtual assistant
Pinterest virtual assistants assist bloggers, social media influencers, and online entrepreneurs in optimizing their Pinterest accounts.
This includes items such as:
Tailwind is being used for scheduling.
The pinning process is being automated.
Conducting keyword research
Creating sales funnels, opt-in forms, and other marketing tools
One of the reasons Pinterest virtual assistants enjoy their jobs so much is that they are extremely flexible — you can work when and where you want — and the work is always interesting.
Most Pinterest virtual assistants have multiple clients for whom they perform a variety of Pinterest management tasks.
How much money can you expect to make as a Pinterest virtual assistant? Each client is worth around $500 per month… yum!
3 Choose a company to promote and ask for sponsorship.
As previously discussed, target a group and grow your Pinterest followers. Then, choose companies that sell products that are appealing to your target market. Keeping with our “fitness” theme, you could contact companies that sell gym equipment or sports drinks.
Share the statistics from your Pinterest account with the companies you approach, and ask for sponsorship. Make a deal with them: they can use their branding on your account for a year.
4 Promote affiliate products.
Many businesses seek affiliates who will promote their products in exchange for a small commission on any sales that result.
Find companies that sell products that you can promote and become an affiliate. Then, using your affiliate links, promote the products on your boards.
To manage your links, use a URL-shortening service like Bitly. You’ll be able to track the number of clicks on your pins and boards.
Pinterest takes action against affiliate marketing spammers on a regular basis. If you become too involved in this, link your pins to your own website, where you can use affiliate links.
- Create contests on Pinterest to sell your own products.
Maybe you’d like to sell your own products on Pinterest. Consider holding competitions. They’re well-known and can help you make money.
Keep Pinterest’s guidelines in mind, though: Pinterest values its users’ experience. This is fantastic news because it ensures that the network will continue to expand.