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Are you looking for a way to make some extra cash but don’t have time for a second job? What if I told you there is a way to make money while you sleep? Would you believe me? Well you should because it’s exactly what I do and have been doing for well over a year now. Are you interested in learning more? Well keep on reading. I am ready to explain to you a step by step guide with pictures on how to make money Pinning on Pinterest.
Pinterest allows you to use affiliate links on your pins so you can earn money when someone clicks on your link. It is very similar to how you can earn commission from listing affiliate links in your blog post. Don’t have a blog? Don’t worry – I am ready to teach you how to earn money from pinning on Pinterest (no blog required)!!
Let me explain this in more detail so you can make money from Pinning on Pinterest.
When you are looking to make money from blogging, one way to do so is through affiliate marketing. You list affiliate links throughout your blog post and when someone clicks on your link, you can earn commission if they purchase something. Don’t have a blog? Check out my post: How to Start a Blog
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing allows you to earn money through promoting and/or selling a product or service.
Here are some real life examples of Affiliate Marketing that you can relate to that will help you to understand what Affiliate marketing is:
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Pinterest allows you to list affiliate links on Pinterest directly. So this means you don’t have to create a blog post about the item. You can skip the blogging part all together. How awesome is that?
First – there are some things you should be aware of:
1 – Once you sign up with your affiliate platform, read their terms. There are some brands that do not allow you to post affiliate links on Pinterest directly. (This means that they require you to list the affiliate links in your blog). I’ve only come across two brands so far that don’t allow links on Pinterest so there are THOUSANDS out there that do allow it.
2 – Another reason to read you affiliate terms is to understand how they pay out. I have found some affiliate platforms that pay per click but most pay commission. The terms will also state the cookie window. I’ve noticed some brands have a short cookie window (24 hours) while others can have 30+ days.
3 – Make sure you disclose that your link is an affiliate link. This means you need to inform your reader that the link is an affiliate link. It’s easy to do this – you just need to add #ad or #affiliate or #affiliatelink to your Pin description. This is a requirement the FTC set in place. You can read more about it here.
4 – Don’t shorten the link. Sometimes a shorten URL will be flagged as Spam. So use the full link.
Now, are you ready to learn the steps on how to create affiliate pins on Pinterest? I will show you a step by step guide with pictures on how to add an affiliate pin to Pinterest.
The pin I am creating is an affiliate pin for Tailwindapp.
Not sure what Tailwind is? Tailwind offers several different features but my favorite feature is their scheduling tool. I load up my queue and Tailwind will then post my Pinterest pins to my Pinterest account at the time and day I dictate. This means I don’t need to spend time manually pinning. Life gets busy so I don’t always have time to pin but in order to get notice on Pinterest, you need to be consistent. So Tailwind will post all my pins for me so I can stay consistent. If you don’t have a Tailwind account, I strongly suggest you get one. If you use this link here, you can get a free month for free so you can try it out.
Step 1: Create an image
You want to create an image and save it to your desktop. You want to create an image that will catch people’s eyes. Remember, they are scrolling through Pinterest so you want your Pin to pop out at people as they are scrolling. You want people to click on your images because that’s the only way you will make any money, when they click and purchase something.
I like to create my images on Canva. You can create an account with them for free.
Step 2: Create A Pin
Go to your Pinterest account. In the top right corner, you will see a plus sign. Click the plus sign and then click ‘Create Pin’
Step 3: Now you want to create your pin.
1 – Click ‘Click to Upload’ so you can upload your Image that you saved to your computer
2 – Under Website: add your affiliate URL
3 – Under description: add your Pin description. Make sure you use keywords in your description that are related to that product. Use hashtags and don’t forget to disclose that this is an affiliate link.
4 – Click done
Step 4: Save it to relevant Pinterest Board
Step 5: Promote your Pin
Pin the pin to all the boards that you own that this pin is relevant to. Don’t Pin to all the boards at once. I suggest that you spread it out so it doesn’t look spammy. If you have Tailwind, you can tell Tailwind to pin them X amount of times apart. Don’t have Tailwind? If you use this link here, you can get a free month for free so you can try it out.
You can create several pins with different images for the same affiliate link. I do this quite often and compare the results. This helps me to create high performing pins.
Not sure what Affiliate programs to use? Check out my blog post: Affiliate Programs You Should Join Today
Don’t forget to Pin this article so you can reference is later. If you have further questions, please leave a comment or head over to my Facebook Group: Pinning for a Profit