Last updated on June 6th, 2020 at 06:00 am
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So you want to make money from Pinterest with your blog. Well, you’re in good company. There are thousands of other bloggers who want to make money as well. The great thing is that there is enough room for you to make money as well. If you’re a new blogger who just started your blog in hopes of earning money, you’re in the right place.
I am going to share 3 ways to make money on Pinterest. Are you ready?
I know what you’re probably, why would I get started with Pinterest? Why not just optimize my blog posts for SEO?
Hopefully, you’ll do both. You’re going to optimize your blog posts for both SEO and Pinterest and this will help you understand how to do this.
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You Need Quick Wins
I am not going to tell you that you’re going to make a killing on Pinterest overnight. In fact, anyone who tells you that is just lying.
Sure you might get lucky and have a pin go viral. But the truth is that just like anything else, there is a learning curve that comes with Pinterest. That’s one of the reasons that I purchased the Pinning Perfect course when I started.
I wanted to know how to use Pinterest the right way and get the fastest training. If you have absolutely no idea how to use Pinterest, I suggest that you invest in a Pinterest course. You’ll find the ones that I’ve purchased at the end of this article.
Yes, it does take some time to learn how to use Pinterest, but once you get the hang of it, you should start seeing some traffic. With traffic, you should start to see some income as well.
If you can start making some money quickly, chances are it’ll be easier to stay motivated to keep blogging.
3 Ways to Make Money From Pinterest With Your Blog
Not only am I going to share how to make money with Pinterest, I am also going to give you some tips that you can start using right now implement right now to actually make money.
If you do implement these tips and start making money, be sure to come back and let me know about it. I’d love to hear about it.
#1 Affiliate Marketing
I absolutely love affiliate marketing because I don’t have to worry about creating a product or offering customer service. All I have to do is find a product that I absolutely love and would recommend to someone else.
Chances are you’ve used or currently use a product that you absolutely love.
Once you know your audience and the problems that they have, find an angle that your affiliate product will help them.
Take the time to write an amazing review article that shows them everything that they would want to know about the product.
Getting Into The Buyer’s Mind
Writing an amazing review can be a challenge. However, when you step into your customer’s shoes, you’ll have a better understanding of what they need or want.
What problems do they have and how can this affiliate product help them solve their problem? Is that problem big enough for them to pull out their credit card and buy?
If you can get into your customers head and answer all their questions. You’ll have a good shot at making an affiliate sale.
What Pages Are Popular On Your Blog?
If you’ve been blogging for a while, then you most likely have an archive of blog posts. You can take a look at your Google Analytics and see what posts people are landing on from Pinterest.
All you have to do is go to Google Analytics and go to
Acquisition >> Social >> Overview
Click on Pinterest and then you will see the pages that are most popular on Pinterest. Based on what you see, you have two options.
Hopefully, you’ve been writing blog posts based on some affiliate networks you’re a part of. If not then I suggest that you stop reading and head on over to ShareASale and sign up as an affiliate marketer.
They have a ton of different products that will fit into any niche. You can also find some other high paying affiliate programs.
Monetize Your Popular Pages
Make sure that all your popular blog posts are monetized. You also want to make sure that they all have an opt-in form that will help you build your email list.
These posts are proven to work on Pinterest, so you need to make sure that they are working for you.
Every 30 days, you want to go back into Google Analytics and see if those posts are still popular. As you continue writing content for your blog, your popular posts may change.
So make sure that you’re always paying attention to what people are finding popular from Pinterest. Then take the time to monetize those blogs with affiliate products that make sense.
Keep doing this and eventually, you’ll look back and realize that your blog is making money from affiliate marketing.
Create A Resource Page
Almost every blogger has a resource page on their blog, here’s mine. This resource page consists of products and services that I use to run my blog.
If you’re blogging as a business, you’re spending money on your blog. Create a resource page on your blog and add your affiliate links for the products and services you recommend.
Create a pin that links directly to your resource page. Use Tailwind or BoardBooster to keep that pin circulating through Pinterest on group boards.
People will find your pin and will click through. If you’ve done a good job on explaining how that product has helped you and why you love it, chances are they will purchase the product and you’ll get an affiliate commission.
#2 Become A Pinterest VA
Pinterest is huge and there are so many people who don’t know enough about it. Heck, there are so many people who would rather pay someone to take care of all their Pinterest marketing strategies for them.
If you are knowledgeable about Pinterest or are getting good results yourself. You can consider offering your services as a Pinterest VA.
Many bloggers who are now having success with Pinterest had no clue what they were doing when they started. Even though it seems like so many people are Pinterest experts.
The truth is that most people just keep learning day in and day out until they finally get it. Let’s take a look at some of them that I found online to give you a little bit of hope.
Pauline Cabrera, had no clue how to use Pinterest. In fact, when she started using it, she had no clue that it would become her number one traffic source.
It wasn’t easy and she admits that she used these 9 Pinterest friendly tools to help her make the most of her Pinterest strategy. The best part is so, can you?
Just A Girl and Her Blog
Abby Lawson came into the blogging world without any experience whatsoever. Just like several other bloggers, Pinterest was a total mystery to her. But this didn’t stop her and Donnie from figuring out how to use Pinterest and make it their number one traffic source.
If you want to increase your Pinterest traffic, you’re going to have to pay attention to your Analytics. The great thing is that Abby breaks it down for you and will show you how to use your Pinterest Analytics to your advantage.
I could literally go on and on and find other bloggers who learned how to use Pinterest to turn a blog into a profitable business.
But you get the idea. Even if you don’t have a lot of Pinterest skills right now, doesn’t mean that you can’t learn how to become a Pinterest VA.
There are many people who have no clue how to start on Pinterest. Even if you have a little bit of knowledge, you can start offering your services right on your blog.
How to Offer Services On Your Blog
You will want to create a “hire me” or “work with me” page on your blog. Make sure that you state the type of Pinterest services that you’ll be offering. Here’s a couple of Pinterest VA pages that I found online that you can use for inspiration to create yours.
These are just two of the examples that I found online. If you need more inspiration, go to Google and type in hire a Pinterest VA in the search query. I have no doubt you will find several other examples you can learn from.
Time to Promote Your VA Page
Once you get your own Pinterest Virtual Assistant page created, it’s time to start promoting it. The best way to do that is to create a pin that links directly to your Pinterest Virtual Assistant page.
Keep getting that pin out on Pinterest. Don’t forget to create more than one pin for your page and eventually, you’ll be having people getting in contact with you via your blog asking you for your services.
#3 Sell Your Products on Pinterest
Chances are you started your blog because you want to earn passive income. If so then you definitely need to consider creating your own digital products.
It’s a lot of work upfront but once those products are created, you have the opportunity to make money over and over whenever someone buys.
What Kind of Product Should I Create?
If you don’t have a product yet, that’s okay. You can still make money with the two methods that I mentioned above. However, I do believe that every blogger should have their own products.
We all know the importance of multiple income streams and creating your own products is a great way to monetize your blog. Plus you can promote virtually any type of product on Pinterest. I’m going to cover the two types that I’ve seen floating around on Pinterest.
We live in a digital world and so many people invest in courses online. Heck, I know that I’ve purchased several blogging courses to help me take my blogging skills to the next level.
While I don’t have my own full-blown course yet, I do have my own digital product Pinterest Daily Pinning Templates. I share my Pinterest templates and how I stay organized while manual pinning.
How to Promote Your Course on Pinterest
The first thing you need to do is create a beautiful eye-catching pin that links directly to your course. You’ll want to stick that pin inside of BoardBooster or Tailwind and start circulating it on Pinterest.
Heck don’t forget to share it with your Tailwind Tribes, if you’re not a member, then you might want to get started for free.
If the image is pretty and people know that you put out great content, they will start sharing your pin. Eventually, you’ll start getting traffic from Pinterest and some of those people will buy your courses.
You can also use this method to promote your eBooks on Pinterest. You’ll want to create a pin and link it to your eBook landing page. Start getting that pin out there in different group boards and get it circulating.
Eventually, you’ll start making some sales. Take a look at my Kindle eBook sales and I only have one pin for each eBook. I definitely need to take the time to create more than one pin.
The best part is that I really don’t do much to promote them. All I did was create a pin and link them to my eBooks page here.
Final Take Away
Making money from Pinterest is not that hard. Yes it takes a little while to learn the ins and outs of it. That’s why I definitely think it’s important to invest in your Pinterest education. It’s constantly changing and it can be challenging to keep up with it.
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Are you using Pinterest for your online business? If so have you managed to use it in any of the methods that I discussed above? Let me know, I’d love to hear about your results.