Do you have a Pinterest Account? If yes, you can make MONEY from Pinning on Pinterest (no blog required)! How awesome is that?!
I am going to be 100% honest and raw, making money online from Pinterest requires work, but it’s fun and you are your own boss. I’ve learned so much through this process. I know I didn’t do everything the right way or the easiest way, but I have learned from my mistakes and I’m ready to teach you everything I have learned. It is 100% possible that anyone can do this as long as they have a Business Pinterest Account and know what Affiliate Marketing is.
What is a Business Pinterest account?
A personal account and a business account are very similar but one main difference is a business account gives you access to Analytics. This means you can see stats and reports on your pins (how many times it appeared on Pinterest, how many times it has been saved, how many times people clicked on it, and so much more)!
It is easy to convert your existing Pinterest account to a business account. Click here. You will be brought to a Pinterest Help page that will walk you through the steps to convert your account. Don’t have a Pinterest account?You can create a new account.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing allows you to earn money through promoting and/or selling a product or service. If you put the work in, you can earn a passive income which means you can earn money while you sleep!
Here is a list of some real life examples of Affiliate Marketing that you can relate to that will help you to understand what Affiliate marketing is:
- AirBnB: “Earn free Airbnb coupons! Get up to $95 for every friend you invite.“
- Ebates – “Refer a friend. You’ll get $25. They’ll get $10”
- Shutterfly: “Refer a friend, and earn a reward“
- Uber- Earn free rides by inviting friends to sign up with Uber promo code: aaronw9294ue
- Banks/Credit Card companies: Many banks and credit companies will give you cash/bonuses if you refer a friend and they sign up.
In all these examples, if you refer the company to your friends and family and they sign up with your special code or link, you will get paid something in return (such as a bonus, reward, or cash). This is just the basics of Affiliate Marketing, but hopefully it will give you an idea of what it is.
Now – how can you use Affiliate Marketing with Pinterest?
Pinterest allows you to share your content with the world, so you can promote and sell products and services to anyone on Pinterest. Pinterest is considered a search engine. Millions of people use Pinterest to search for a variety of things such as fashion, diy, recipes, gifts, and so much more. Currently, I am reaching over 5.2 Million viewers on Pinterest. So this gives me the ability to promote a company or product to these viewers.
How do you use Affiliate Marketing with Pinterest?
You need to be part of an affiliate programs and/or platforms. These are companies that will pay you to promote products and/or services. The best affiliate program I recommend starting with is an Affiliate Program that pays per click (PPC). They will not pay you commission, but they will pay you every time someone clicks on your affiliate link. The affiliate program that I started with, and the one I recommend that you start with is: Shop Style Collective . ShopStyle carries thousands of brands (Click here for a list of their brands) from leading fashion, beauty, home decor, kids retailers, and more. You can promote products from all of these retailers through your Pinterest Account Every time someone clicks on your link, you will get paid per click. The click rate is low and it can fluctuate, but if your clicks convert to sales and you keep a high conversion rate, you can earn a higher pay-per-click rate.
In the first 40 days I did this, my PPC was $0.05. I know, 5 cents does not sound like a lot. After my first 40 days, I was able to earn $296.20. So it does add up.
The pay per click model will help you to get a good understanding of how it works. Once you have grasped how it works and you are seeing a high conversion rate, then I recommend using other affiliate programs or platforms that will pay commission. These companies will not pay you per click, so you will only get paid if someone purchases the product or service that you recommend. So don’t branch out until you get the hang of it.
What is an Affiliate disclosure?
Before you get started, please note that the FTC has made regulations that you must follow. Every time you post an affiliate link, the FTC requires that you disclose this information. All you need to do is add a hashtag to the description such as #ad #affiliate #affiliatelink. Read more about this here: https://www.ftc.gov/