How to Make Money on Pinterest

We’ve all heard about Pinterest – it is a cute website where you can look at pictures of adorable animals, find home decor inspiration and spend time browsing through different pictures and hashtags when you’re bored, but we were all wrong. Pinterest is much more than that.

In fact, it is not social media, but it is a search engine. It can be helpful for business or website owners because they can turn to Pinterest if they need help or inspiration. Precisely here is where earning money comes into play. If you don’t believe me that you can earn money on Pinterest, then just keep reading to find out some of the best and most effective ways to do so.

Creating a Blog

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Before talking about ways to make money – you first have to create a blog. You can make money without a blog, but having a blog will take it all to the next level. To create a blog, you must sacrifice a little of your money, but it will be worth it. To create a quality blog, you need to decide what niche you will focus on.

You can choose any theme you want – sports, home decor, travel –  you name it! Some tips on making more money are knowing what you want to do, your audience, and how you want to do it. It is important to mention that you need to have a business account if you want to earn some income through monetization.

Monetization is easier said than done but by putting the quality of your blog on your priority list, you are one step closer to achieving it.


Person shopping online

A lot of people use Pinterest as a way of shopping. If you want to make money, you can focus on that aspect. You can post pictures of different outfits or home decor inspirations and link the specific products listed so people can look them up. How do you do that?

You have an option to place Product Pins where people can see certain pricing information, description, and availability of the product and finish the transaction on your site. You can also create Collections and tag your products within the lifestyle image so every visitor will have it all in one place.

Affiliate Marketing and Ads

To make more profit, you can use affiliate links. Affiliate marketing is based on you recommending people that come across your blog certain products and giving them affiliate links to purchase through.

If they purchase through your link, you get some income for it. To make affiliate links work and to make more money, you use them on your actual website and use Pinterest as a way to drag people in. Basically, Pinterest is a way of pulling people in and getting them to click on affiliate links on your website.

If your website and Pinterest account collide, meaning they are based around the same niche, the traffic from Pinterest will be interested in buying from you. Affiliate offers are usually mixed in with display ads, so if you know how to work with affiliate links, you also know how to work with display ads.

Sponsorship and Partnering With Other Brands

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You’ve probably heard of sponsorship if you’ve ever watched Youtube videos or looked at celebrity posts on Instagram. The same thing happens on Pinterest as well.

That’s why I have previously mentioned that it is very important to know which niche you’re going with and where you want to take your blog because, depending on that, certain brands will want to sponsor you. Not only can other brands sponsor you, but you can partner with them as well. If you make a quality blog, other brands will recognize that and want to be a part of it too.

Virtual Assistant

If you think you’re a pro at Pinterest and know your way around it, becoming a Pinterest Virtual assistant might be the route for you. Being active on Pinterest requires time and effort, and some people can’t afford that, so they hire assistants to do that for them. Your job will vary from brand to brand, but it won’t be anything you wouldn’t do on your Pinterest account.

I’ve provided you with different ways to earn money on Pinterest, and now it is your job to decide which one is the best for you. Every route is versatile, so you can even combine them to get the most income possible, depending on what you want to focus on the most. If I have sparked your interest, head to Pinterest today and start your journey.