Want to learn how to create an affiliate pin on Pinterest to make money through Pinterest Affiliate Marketing.
I’ve been using Pinterest for many, many years. It has been my go-to place to search for just about anything. And I know I’m not alone.
Pinterest is considered a visual search engine, not a social media platform. There are over 450 million people who use Pinterest every single month.
If you are one of those millions of people already using Pinterest, then why not start a side hustle by making money through Pinterest Affiliate Marketing.
Make an affiliate pin on Pinterest to make money
When I first learned How to Make Money Pinning On Pinterest, I became obsessed. I was already constantly on Pinterest that I was so intrigued I could use it to make extra money.
Fast forward 5 years later, I’ve made a substantial amount of money from just Pinning on Pinterest through Affiliate Marketing, without a blog.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
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.
Affiliate Marketing is the process of promoting and/or referring products or services. If your promotion turns into a sale, you will earn commission of the sale.
You will need to join an affiliate program so you can create affiliate links, which are special links that are unique to you. The affiliate company can track how many people click on your link and when a sale occurs so they can pay you commission.
Many people don’t know that you can use Affiliate Marketing directly with Pinterest to make money because the most common way to use affiliate links is on your website.
However, Pinterest does allow you to post affiliate links directly on their platform. Just make sure you read your affiliate programs terms and conditions to make sure they allow you to post affiliate links on Pinterest.
How To Get Affiliate Links?
First you will need to sign up with an Affiliate Program.
My favorite Affiliate Program to use with Pinterest are:
- MagicLinks; partners with thousands of brands. Once accepted into the program, you can then work with any of their brands. You don’t need to apply to each individual company
- ShareASale; partners with thousands of brands. However, once accepted to ShareASale, you will then need to apply to each individual affiliate program.
Both of these affiliate networks do work with some of the same brands, but the commission, payment terms, and cookie window can differ. And both companies do work with different brands.
So, it’s worth checking out both companies.
Once you are accepted to an Affiliate Program, you then can create then affiliate links that is unique to you.
How To Create An Affiliate Pin On Pinterest
Using Affiliate Marketing on Pinterest is very easy. And it’s even easier to create an affiliate pin on Pinterest.
Step One – Join an Affiliate Program
As I mentioned above, my favorite Affiliate Networks to use with Pinterest are:
Step Two – Find a Product or Service you Recommend
Once you are accepted to an Affiliate Program, you will want to find a product or service you want to recommend.
It’s always good to promote brands and products that you trust so you can build a relationship with your followers.
Step 3 – Take a photo of the product/service
Once you join an affiliate program and found a product want to promote, you’ll need a picture for your Pin. It’s always best to take a picture of the item in use rather than just a stock image of the item.
If you don’t have a picture of the item, check with your affiliate company to see if you can use their images. Or you can try to find a stock photo (free or paid) of the item. Just make sure the photo you use has commercial rights for you to use it.
You can be sued for using other people’s photos for financial gain if you don’t have approval to use them.
Step 4 – Make an Affiliate Pin on Pinterest
Go to your Pinterest account. In the top left corner, click “Create” and then click ‘Create Pin’.
Now you want to complete the pin builder form:
- Upload your image
- add a Pin title, Pin description, ALT text, and destination link. Remember: the destination link is your affiliate link.
- select your Pinterest board you want the pin saved to
You can either prost your pin right away or schedule it to post later with the Free Pinterest Scheduler.
Step 5 – Promote Your Pin
Once your Pin is created and added to you Pinterest account, you will then want to share the pin to other relevant boards and or Pinterest group boards.
Don’t add the pin to all the relevant boards at once. You will want to space it out so Pinterest doesn’t think you are spamming all your boards at once.
Step 6 – How to check YOU AFFILIATE PIN PERFORMANCE
After you have joined Affiliate programs, created your Affiliate Pinterest pins, and shared it to your relevant boards, then it’s time to see how well that pin did through Pinterest Analytics.
If you signed up with Tailwind, you check Tailwind’s analytics section to much more details on your affiliate pin and the board you pinned it to.
Here’s a Pin I created for a blog post I wrote on How to Make a Pinterest Pin Go Viral.
After one week, this is how well my pin performed:
When I click on the Pin, it tells me the number of impressions, saves, and clicks. These stats are only visible to the owner of the Pin.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t have much activity. Sometimes that happens with Pinterest. If that is the case, try creating another pin. Use a different image, add words, change the colors.
It’s good to create several different pins that are all different. Compare the results so you can get a feel on what your audience likes to engage with when it comes to Pinterest so you can create more pins like it.
How To Create an Affiliate Pin
Learning how to create an affiliate pin is just as simple as I described above.
Creating an affiliate pin can be done in those 6 easy steps.
This is just the start on How to Make Money Pinning On Pinterest. This process won’t make you rich quick, but if you put the work in, it will pay off. You’ll need to develop a Pinterest Strategy and grow your Pinterest profile.
It will take time but the more affiliate pins you post that perform well, the higher your chances are to make more money.
You can also go to my Facebook Group: Pinning for a Profit for other Pinterest Tips.