If you’re wondering how to make money from Pinterest you came to the right place.
In this article you’ll learn about some simple strategies you can implement to potentially double your website’s traffic and sales.
When you’re a part of several blogging circles, one of the social media websites that you should be a part of is Pinterest.
Some bloggers use it more than Facebook and Twitter, and it seems to be quite effective as well.
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Why You Should Market On Pinterest:
Pinterest is often referred to as a visual search engine because each item you share is called a pin and it includes a picture or icon.
Though most assume the social media site is mainly for fashion, it can be used for any niche.
Fun fact: Pinterest has over 175 million users worldwide, and 80% of them are female.
Much like other social media websites, to make the most of Pinterest you will need a lot of followers, and you need to be active on the platform.
That means signing in everyday!
You’re probably wondering how a niche like marketing or search engine optimization can have pictures to pin on the site.
There are no physical products! That’s where cover images come into the – well – picture. Pinterest is all about images!
Learning how to design your own pictures to advertise your website is a really useful skill. I use a free image-editing tool called Canva but there are others you can play around with as well.
No need for advanced Photoshop skills or software.
How to Make Money from Pinterest:
The idea of Pinterest is to make nice looking images that you can point to different links, kind of like an advertisement board for everyone to share stuff they like.
Here are some ideas on how to make money with Pinterest.
1. Affiliate Links:
Affiliate marketing is one of the easier ways to make money from Pinterest.
The cool thing about Pinterest is you can attach any URL to any image that you upload.
And yes affiliate links are allowed.
So you can just upload an image, attach a direct affiliate link as the destination, and pin it.
Pretty simple, right?
Personally, I think it’s better to lead people to your website, but you’re free to play around with different strategies.
You can also implement some search engine optimization practices like editing the description to include low competition keywords.
2. Market Your Service:
Since you can advertise pretty much anything on Pinterest, why not advertise a service?
There are loads of services that you can offer to earn some short-term income online.
Read this article for some ideas.
But as we mentioned earlier, we’ll need to make some graphics for the service. When used correctly, Pinterest can be a really awesome marketing tool for your business.
3. Sell Your Own Products:
If you create or sell physical products, Pinterest is a good place to share them. Snap some professional pictures of the products, slap on some descriptions and keywords, and pin it.
Pinterest works best for physical products like fashion accessories, clothes, and what not. Hence why the majority of users are female.
Don’t have your own products? That’s fine. If your promote a product as an affiliate, whether from Amazon or whole sale supplier, it can be advertised on Pinterest.
For example, if you have an eCommerce store, Pinterest is the perfect place to share links to your products.
To build a following on the platform you have to pin a lot.
But what is pinning exactly?
The point of Pinterest is to organize and share images, images that have links attached. Pinning is the act of sharing an image on the website.
You can also make boards. Boards are kind of like lists for your pins so you can keep everything organized.
Boards can be super useful because you can look at other people’s boards and find a lot of interesting and useful content. You can also search for boards on specific topics.
For example, if you’re interest in the subject of blogging all you have to do is type in blogging into the search bar, select “Boards” and it will show the best boards.
Much like other social media sites, the idea is to follow and interact with other people to encourage them to do the same.
The more followers you have, the more people will see your pins, and the more clicks you’ll get.
Learning how to make money on Pinterest is not that difficult, it all comes down to how you market your business.
Adding Keywords to Pinterest:
Adding keywords to the description is one way to improve your chances of getting fresh viewers.
To manually add keywords, include them into the description area of the pin you’re adding to your account.
If you want people to pin images from your site, it’s best to include keywords into the alt text.
When someone pins a image they find on your website the description area will automatically be filled with whatever alt-text you included.
So add the keywords!
Keywords are the bread and butter of online business; learning how to target keywords is a skill that will set you apart from all the other bloggers out there.
If you would like to learn more about how to find quality keywords, I have a free eBook that talks about finding low competition keywords, and more.
Adding keywords to pins is really a smart marketing move, and everyone who is on Pinterest should do it.
Conclusion on Earning from Pinterest:
You’ll have to play around with Pinterest on your own to find a strategy that works for your niche.
Generally though, Pinterest can be a really powerful tool.
Just remember the platform is image-based, so you’ll need to make a lot of attractive cover images and graphics if you want to build a proper fan base.
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Thanks for taking the time to read this article about how to make money from Pinterest.
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Masterix Simon says
Really interesting take about marketing on Pinterest. I think I’ll give a couple of your ideas a try. Thanks