Do you love Pinterest? You have a lot of competition, but it might be an idea to learn how to make money on Pinterest. If you spend a lot of time on Pinterest like me, you may have wondered if it’s possible to make money from your hobby. With platforms like Instagram and YouTube being so popular, people are making a lot of money through them.
1. Make Money from Ads
There are a lot of different types of blogs online. Bloggers come up with new content and post it to various social media platforms in order to increase traffic and support their site. Pinterest is one of the most popular sources because people look for inspiration through images and visuals, rather than text. The influx is great for developing a visual search engine like Pinterest by increasing your organic traffic.
You can use this strategy by creating content that aligns with popular topics on user-generated pinboards. Pinterest can then drive traffic to your blog.
With thousands of Pinterest shares, blogging businesses can earn anywhere from hundreds to thousands a month with ads from ad networks.
2. Affiliate Marketing
If you’re looking to make money on Pinterest, affiliate marketing is a good choice. You can create products or ads and get paid when someone likes or buys your product (or clicks on your ad). There are numerous ways to do this – such as taking photos of things you find on Pinterest and selling those; writing how-to guides etc.
Trials and errors on the internet can be very time-consuming which is why online marketers are turning to affiliate marketing. If you’re looking for a passive income, this is one of the best ways to make money online.
One way to use the powerful affiliate marketing tool Pinterest is to promote your own products. This helps build brand awareness and can help with sales of your brand’s primary product.
One way to do it is by creating content for your blog that contains affiliate links, and then driving traffic to that content through Pinterest. The goal here is to funnel traffic to your blog, and then have people click your affiliate links and make a purchase on Amazon or Barnes Noble.
An easy way to earn money on the platform is to use affiliate links on your social media posts. If a person clicks your link and then makes a purchase, you will get a commission. You don’t need your own website for this method!
3. Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Why are Pinterest virtual assistants in high demand right now? Basically, they help you manage your Pinterest presence. You’re in charge of managing it, but you’ll need the blogger’s or business owner’s approval before the changes take place.
A virtual assistant would be in charge of various tasks, such as designing graphics and posting them to the social media platform. However, rates are good and depend on how efficient they are. You can expect a payment rate of $25-$50 per hour or more depending on experience.
In order to be qualified for a job as a virtual assistant (VA) with Pinterest, it is necessary to have time management skills, the awareness and understanding of social media marketing trends and potential scheduling tools like Tailwind. A graphics design software background might also prove to be beneficial
It’s possible to specifically find clients by reaching out to bloggers and business owners who could use some help with Pinterest and offering your services
4. Sell Your Own Product
This isn’t too different from the second idea on this list, with affiliate marketing being replaced with self-marketing. You’re just using another platform (Pinterest) to promote your own product.
One of the easiest ways to start selling something is by creating a digital product such as an ebook or online course. You will then need to create a sales page with a button so people can purchase it. You can use Pinterest to promote your online business and always generate some sales, but the key is making sure all the posts are targeted and relevant.
If you don’t have time to create your website or just want to save time, you can also link to an Etsy store or another online marketplace where your products are sold.
5. Become a Pinterest Influencer
Is it possible for you to make this much money with your Instagram account? Instagram influencers can make a lot of money, but the work requires tons of time and effort. It’s possible for those who are skilled enough to earn $5,000+ per post!
Did you know that Pinterest influencers are also growing in popularity?
There are brands who are willing to pay influential Pinterest users for collaborations. If you have a sizeable follower base on that site, this may be a good opportunity for you to try collaboration. Pinterest themselves provide some helpful suggestions on how Pinners can collaborate with brands and others.
To find brands you can work with for paid campaigns, go on Izea, pitch brands directly or join an influencer marketplace.