Heard about that cute little image sharing website Pinterest? It was released later in 2011 when it had little to no following at all. Few months fast forward and it is now one of the most visited websites with a huge user base. And it has already passed the traffic similar websites like Reddit, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon.
Just as other social networking websites, Pinterest will never ever pay you directly or send you checks unless they hire you. Making money from PInterest is all about building loyal followers and fan base. The users of Pinterest are seasoned users from Facebook and Twitter, are avid webmasters, bloggers, photographers and digital designers. Even if you are not any of these, you can easily make money on Pinterest if you know how to use internet and websites easily. Trust me; there is a lot of money to be had in there.
Drive traffic to your website/blog: For every 1000 unique visitors your webpage gets, you get anywhere from $3 to $7. This amount varies from site to site and blog to blog depending on:
So whether you sell your own product or others, driving interested traffic will make you money from the lead generated. Set up a pinboard for every niche, topic or product line to drive interested users. Forget all those general job board titles like my favorite films, recipes and blah blah. Go for “2012 best songs” and forward visitors to your site that contains different songs, pointed to iTunes via your unique affiliate link. You got the idea, right?
Promote products from your own Zazzle store: Everyone can open a Zazzle store and sell his/her designs for several products like T-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, iPhone cases, laptop sleeves and tons more. Create a pinboard for every product or topic and go on adding products to the boards. In the meantime, do the same with other boards and pins as well. Share them, comment on them, and be genuinely interested in them. Always follow Pinterest’s TOS, which will only help you make money via their traffic.
Promote stock photographs: Every stock photography marketplace has its own referral program from which you can earn commission for generated leads and/or sales. Pinterest, being an image sharing website, is easier to do this in. However, the pins you set up should always end up in your blog/website, and not directly to the stock website. (More on that later)
Promote posters from AllPosters: Everyone can join All Posters affiliate program for free. Just fill up this form (you get instant approval for free if you join now) and get started. Use images from those posters and pin them to your pinboard. When anyone buys the poster, you make money.
Why you should pin your web page and not the affiliate program’s page:
Pinterest uses a technology called Skimlinks to delete every referral tag and provides direct link without any referral token). So, to avoid any loss in referral, point to a web page at first.
I hope these tips will help you make money from Pinterest. Get started right now!