Last Updated on May 3, 2020 by ellduclos
How do I make money on Pinterest? This was a thought I had when I first became a Pinterest addict. About 3 years ago, before I started my blog, I was OBSESSED with Pinterest. Pinterest was my “go-to” for planning my “dream” life. I had boards dedicated to my future wedding, home, recipes that I wanted to try but knew I never would… you get the point. I used to sit there and pin while watching a show after an exhausting shift at my miserable job.
One day I came across a few pins that told me I could make money on Pinterest. SAY WHAT?! That sounded like a dream come true. I remember looking at my boyfriend and telling him “Babe, one day I am going to be making a living off of Pinterest.” I think he did a little chuckle but he believed me.
2 years later and here I am blogging full time and making a living off of Pinterest. I promise there is no dream that is too big or too crazy. So today I want to share 4 money making Pinterest tips to help you start making an income off of your Pinterest addiction!!!
Disclaimer: Affiliate links are used. I only recommend products I love! Read my disclaimer here.
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Make Money on Pinterest with Affiliate Links
The first and easiest way to make money on Pinterest is with affiliate links! When I first started Pinterest I didn’t even know what affiliate links were. Essentially they are links to products that you can recommend to your audience, if they purchase via your affiliate link, you get commission! How cool is that?!
Well, it’s not that simple because there are a lot of things to remember when it comes to using your affiliate links, like disclosing that it’s an affiliate link etc. What’s really cool though is that many affiliate programs allow you to share your affiliate links on Pinterest.
If you are pinning your affiliate links the same way you would your blog posts (with pinning strategies) chances are, someone will come across your affiliate link and make a purchase! I go into making money with affiliate links in more detail with my Pinterest with Ell e-course and I also have an affiliate marketing guide that you can find here with free affiliate marketing tips!
Become a Pinterest Manager
Another great way to make money on Pinterest is by learning how to grow blog traffic with Pinterest, and then using your strategies to help other bloggers grow! Once you learn how to become a Pinterest marketing “pro” you can become a Pinterest manager for other bloggers and businesses who might need your help! Not everyone has the time to dedicate to Pinterest marketing which is why becoming a Pinterest manager can be a great way to start making money from Pinterest! This is something I also do for my clients! You can read about my services here.
Make Money on Pinterest by Selling your Products
Another great way that I like to make money on Pinterest is by selling my own products! As I mentioned before, I have my own Pinterest e-course and one way I like to sell it is on Pinterest! I create pretty Pinterest graphics for my course (just like I would my blog posts) and link them to my course sales page! Then I promote it the same way I would any blog post! I have gotten numerous sales through Pinterest and you can too! You might be wondering, what product should I create and sell? Don’t worry, I got the perfect how to create and successfully sell a digital product guide here for you!
Grow your blog traffic with Pinterest and get ADS
Lastly, learn how to successfully grow your blog traffic with Pinterest so that you can apply to Mediavine and make money through ads! Before I was using Pinterest it was very difficult for me to grow my blog traffic. For some reason I can be a “pro” at Pinterest SEO but when it comes to Google SEO I just can’t seem to master it.
Once I focused on growing my blog traffic with Pinterest, I was finally able to get my ellduclos blog up to 25k sessions + a month which allowed me to apply and qualify for Mediavine ads! Their payout is so much better than google adsense! A lot of bloggers get so much blog traffic that they can make $3k + a month just from ads on their blog! How cool is that!? I am not there yet but I do make hundreds a month from Mediavine so that’s a start!
One little tip!
If you want to invest in a Pin scheduling tool to help grow your blog traffic quicker, I highly recommend Tailwind! I would be lost without this helpful tool! Tailwind allows me to schedule all of my pins so that I don’t have to worry about manually pinning consistently throughout the day! It’s a huge time saver. PLUS it allows me to pin in my sleep so I am reaching viewers from all around the world. If you use Tailwind properly it can be a huge game changer.
I know this post was a bit shorter but I hope you found these 4 quick tips helpful!
Mama Robbins says
This is so awesome hun. I love you’re tips and tricks! I’d love to become a full time blogger. Oh, the dream.
You help me keep it alive!
Thank you so much! It is definitely possible! Don’t give up! you are doing great (:
Karen Monica says
I still haven’t mastered the art of pinning my affiliate links. I need to study more on that. At the moment I am still trying to grow my traffic with Pinterest and slowly I am seeing progress.
I had no idea that pinterest can be used to make money or to bring traffic to your blog. I will definitely use it to grow my blog traffic. Nice article!
so glad you found it helpful! I love Pinterest marketing!
This is such an Eye-opener for me! Although I have known about Pinterest and tailwind marketing for a while, I didn’t know you could use them for direct affiliate link marketing.
Thanks for the tips
So glad I could share something new! (: thank you!
Samantha Flores says
My number one source for traffic is most definitely Pinterest right now. Like you said, mastering Google SEO is a challenge. I appreciate your tips here! I’m considering going to Pinterest Manager route here soon. Thanks! 🙂
Thank you so much Samantha! I’m sure you will crush it as a Pinterest manager!
TJ Jacobs says
Thanks for this! I had no idea how to grow with Pinterest. You definitely lay out a way (actually 4)!
Thanks so much TJ!