There are numerous ideas I have explained on how to make money on Pinterest. Blogging has the highest earning potential of all (and it’s not even close).
Pinterest has grown into a massive platform that allows bloggers to reach millions of people on the internet each year.
There is a common misconception that Pinterest is just another social media platform like Instagram, TikTok, and the rest – but this is simply not the case. It’s far more effective in terms of assisting bloggers to monetize their content.
The same thing happens on Pinterest that you probably found this article by searching “how to make money on Pinterest.” It’s a search engine, but instead of text, it’s based on images.
This is why bloggers in a variety of niches, from food bloggers to personal finance bloggers, and others, have found great success with Pinterest marketing.
Here’s a quick rundown of how making money with a blog on Pinterest works;
1. Start a blog
Setup a blog for a specific niche (such as food, personal finance, fashion, etc.). Explore good blogging ideas and create valuable content for your blog, publish it, and monetize it. You can monetize it with Google ads, affiliate products, or even sponsored placements. Free blog setup for you.
This is how you do it;
Open a Pinterest account
Make a Pin (i.e. an interesting image that shows what your blog post is about – see below)
Share the image on Pinterest
Of course, there’s more to it than that, but that’s the gist of it.
When a Pinterest user searches for something related to your blog post, they will see your Pin, click on it, and eventually see your ads or purchase products from you.
And the best part is that it’s scalable – there are plenty of bloggers who earn anywhere from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars per month through Pinterest.
2. Become a Pinterest virtual assistant
Pinterest virtual assistants assist bloggers, social media influencers, and online entrepreneurs in optimizing their Pinterest accounts.
So as an assistant, you will basically be making pins, scheduling and automating posts (use Tailwind), conducting keyword research, creating sales funnels, opt-in forms etc.
One of the reasons Pinterest virtual assistants enjoy their jobs so much is that they are extremely flexible — you can work when and where you want — and the work is always interesting.
Most Pinterest virtual assistants have multiple clients for whom they perform a variety of Pinterest management tasks. It is reported that Pinterest virtual assistants could earn around $500 monthly per client, yum!
3. Choose a company to promote and ask for sponsorship
Select a niche and grow your Pinterest followers. Then, choose companies that sell products that are appealing to your target market. If it is a “wellness” niche, you could contact companies that sell gym equipment or sports drinks.
Share the statistics from your Pinterest account with the companies you approach, and ask for sponsorship. Make a deal with them: they can pay you and use their brand of products on your account for an agreed period of time.
4. Promote affiliate products
Many businesses seek affiliates who will promote their products in exchange for a small commission on any sales that result. Find companies that sell products that you can promote and become an affiliate. Then, using your affiliate links, promote the products on your boards and even link then to your blog.
To manage your links, use a URL-shortening service like Bitly. You’ll be able to track the number of clicks on your pins and boards.
Pinterest takes action against affiliate marketing spammers on a regular basis. If you become too involved in this, setup a website or blog, and link your pins. This way, your audience visit your blog to use the affiliate links.
5. Create contests on Pinterest to sell your own products
Just as you can sell your own products on Instagram, you can do same on Pinterest. Both platforms are visual media good for viewers than readers. Consider holding competitions, free trials, giveaways, discounts etc.
With that strategy, you will build loyal followers wo will pin your products and make a purchase. Keep Pinterest’s guidelines in mind, though: Pinterest values its users’ experience.
Just like Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, Pinterest offers a reliable route of income when used properly. Choose among the ways that work best for you and pursue it to generate passive income.