Do you want to learn the steps to make money from pinning on Pinterest? I’m going to way you through the 6 easy steps that you can do to make extra cash.
Most people have no idea that you can make money pinning on Pinterest. It is actually one of the easiest ways to make online, as long as you have a basic understanding of Pinterest and affiliate marketing.
If you need help with learning how to optimizing your Pinterest account, check out my post How to Grow Your Pinterest Account.
If want to use affiliate marketing with Pinterest so you can make money from Pinning on Pinterest, follow these 6 steps to make money from pinning on Pinterest.
6 Steps To Make Money From Pinning On Pinterest
Set up your Pinterest account for success.
If you already have a Pinterest account, you are going to want to convert it to a Business Account.
If you don’t have an account or don’t want to use your personal account, you can create a new Pinterest for Business Account.
Once you decide on the account you want to use, you want to start using it, consistently.
PICK YOUR NICHE
Some Niches are more popular than others, so it’s best to do some research when picking your niche.
Some niches have a stronger following that others but pick a niche that interests you.
Once you decide on your Niche, you want to start adding boards and pins to your Pinterest Account that are related to your niche.
You should be pinning to your Pinterest Account every single day.
Sign up with an Affiliate Program
Once you have created a Pinterest Account and have been using it consistently, you are going to want to sign up with some affiliate programs.
Affiliate programs is a process of where you can earn commission for promoting a product, company or service. For every sale you make, you earn commission.
If you are looking for some great affiliate programs to joins, Check out my post The Best Affiliate Marketing Programs.
Create a Paypal Account and/or Separate Bank Account
Many Affilaite programs will pay your commission via Paypal. So if you don’t already have a Paypal account, I suggest creating one.
I also suggest creating a separate bank account with a savings account. Some companies can do direct desposit to your bank account, otherwise you can deposit the money to your bank account via Paypal.
Keep in mind that when you get paid commission, they are not taking out taxes. So depending where you leave, you will need to pay taxes on all the money you earn.
I have a separate checking and savings bank account that I use for my affiliate sales. Every time I get paid, I automatically transfer a percentage to the savings account. I hold the money there until it’s time to do my taxes.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Pinterest is a search engine. People go to Pinterest to search for new ideas and inspiration.
So you want to do your research to figure out what keywords people are using to search for things in your niche. You want to incldue those keywords in your Pins and content that you share on Pinterest.
By including the keywords people are using to search, you are increasing your chances of appearing in their search results.
If you need help finding keywords, check out my post How To Find Keywords To Use With Pinterest
Now that you have created a Pinterest Account, used it consistently, figured out your niche, did some research and joined affiliate programs, now it is time to add Affiliate Pins to Pinterest.
You want to create affiliate pins for items in your niche. Use great descriptions with keywords and hashtags. The Pin URL will be your affiliate link that links back to the merchant you want to promote.
So if someone clicks on your link and goes to the retailer and purchases something, you can make commission on the sale.
If it is an affiliate link, do will need to disclose that it is an affiliate link. You can add #ad or #affiliate or #affiliatelink to the pin description.
Steps To Make Money From Pinning On Pinterest
These are the basic steps to make money from Pinning on Pinterest. This is such a fun and great side hustle that anyone who uses Pinterest can do.
Once you get the hang of it, you are going to want to develop a Pinterest Marketing so you can find ways to increase your sales and Pinterest engagement..
If you want to lean more, head over to my free Facebook group: Pinning for a Profit