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Affiliate Marketing is one of the easiest ways to make money online. If you do it right, you can earn money while you sleep; which is known as passive income.
Many people don’t know that you can use Affiliate Marketing directly with Pinterest to make money. I’ve been doing it for almost 2 years now and it has been the best side hustles I’ve come across to date.
If you are looking for a way to make extra cash and you love Pinterest, then you should definitely look into using Affiliate Marketing with Pinterest.
Below I will outline how to create an affiliate pin in 6 steps.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing allows you to earn money through promoting and/or selling a product or service.
How to use Affiliate Marketing With Pinterest?
First you will need to join Affiliate Programs. If you are not part of any Affiliate Programs, check out my post: Affiliate Programs You Should Join Today to learn about the Affiliate Programs I recommend.
Next you will need to create Pins on Pinterest to promote the products/services. You will need to include your affiliate link, which is a trackable URL that identifies you as the affiliate and the source of the traffic to the company’s website.
Not sure how to create an Affiliate Pin?
Keep on reading to learn how to create an affiliate pin in 6 steps.
Before you start promoting your Affiliate Marketing Pins on Pinterest, you want to make sure your Pinterest account is set up correctly so you can use it to make money. For tips on how to set up you Pinterest account, check out my post: How to Grow Your Pinterest Account
How to Create an Affiliate Pin in 6 steps
1 – Join an affiliate program — check out this blog post to see the the top 5 I recommend
2 – Find a product and/or service that you want to promote
3 – Take a photo of the product/service and upload it to Pinterest
4 – Insert your description: you want to make sure you are using Pinterest SEO – Learn more about that here
5 – Insert your Affiliate Link, which is a trackable URL that identifies you as the affiliate and the source of the traffic to the company’s website
6 – Save the pin to a related Board
You have successfully added an Affiliate Pin to Pinterest.
If the pin relates to other boards, you can add them to those boards as well.
I strongly recommend that you add those pins to other boards using Tailwind. Tailwind will help you to schedule the pin to all the other relevant boards. Tailwind will also spread out the pins so they don’t go out all the at the same. Tailwind is amazing tool that also has many other features. If you don’t have Tailwind, sign up here for a free trial.
Before you get started, please make sure you do the following:
1 – Read FTC policy and learn the rules and regulations. They do require that you disclose this information to your readers. https://www.ftc.gov/
2 – Read Pinterest’s acceptance policy to ensure you follow their rules: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/community-guidelines
3 – Lastly, make sure you read the policy of your Affiliate programs to ensure you follow their rules.
Let me know how this method works for you by either commenting below OR head over to my Pinterest group: Pinning for a Profit to share your experience and find other useful tips!