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Beyond being just a hobby or a creative outlet, Pinterest is a platform that can give people opportunities to make money. At the same time, many people are using social media and SEO to bring in more business. Not many people are using Pinterest as much. Pinterest is a powerful tool to make money today!
I'm sure you have seen all the influencers and bloggers saying to do this and that to make money or even buy their course too? Like me, you probably think it's too good to be true, and I don't blame you for that because I was also skeptical.
You may think Pinterest is a social media platform, but it is actually a search engine. People are always on Pinterest, trying to find solutions to their problems. Whatever you search there, Pinterest will give you many things similar to Google.
Learning how to make money on Pinterest requires a blend of creativity and strategy.
How to Make Money on Pinterest
1. Drive Traffic to Blog
One, you can start a blog and drive traffic using Pinterest. In your blog, you can write about your expertise on a subject that helps people, such as finance, traveling, studying, life hacks, etc. You can also recommend products or services to make people's lives easier.
Another cool thing you can do is partner with companies or brands and write about it on your blog. Brands and companies offer sponsored posts to make money while doing what you love.
Wouldn't you love getting paid to help people and do something you enjoy?
You may be thinking writing a blog takes too much time and effort. Yes, it does, and I can't argue with that. However, it'll be all worth it if you do it for the long-term game. People will get to know who you are, and you build a brand and reputation for yourself.
When you see influencers on social media with thousands of followers, do you think it was easy to gain all those followers? Probably not. They have to constantly post pictures until the audience knows who they are.
The same goes for a blogger. You have to write and drive traffic to your blog. I recommend having at least 5 amazing posts on your blog and start pinning on Pinterest to get more viewers. Once you have around 30,000-50,000 viewers, it's time to sign up for an ad network. This is one way bloggers make money.
You could also have affiliate links on your blog. When your readers buy from you, you get a commission.
So use Pinterest to your advantage and drive that traffic to your blog or website to make money.
To start with Pinterest, you want to sign up with a business account. Once you create an account, you can start pinning to drive traffic to your blog.
2. Pin to Get Paid
You can create eye-catching pins on Pinterest and place your affiliate link on your pins. When people click on your pin and buy the product or service, you can earn a commission. This one is tricky because you don't want to spam your affiliate links all over Pinterest.
You want to be sincere and show people that this product or service helps their problems. You can start a group board with all your favorite things and show your audience pictures or videos of why you love them.
Dale, the blogger of Blogging Her Way, made $500 per month just by using Pinterest. She even shared her insight on how to make money on Pinterest.
When pinning, think about what your audience wants to see. You want to grab your audience's attention by making stunning pins that prevent them from scrolling further.
Pretend you are the buyer and why you want this product or service. What made you buy it? If you put yourself in their shoes, you can understand how to create fascinating pins that can sell themselves.
3. Become a Pinterest VA
Some bloggers or business owners don't have time or don't want to waste time managing their Pinterest account or understanding how it works. Pinterest is different from other social media because it is a search engine. You can offer to be a VA for bloggers or businesses and manage their Pinterest accounts.
It is an easy way to make extra money, and you can do it as a side hustle or full-time.
You may be thinking, what does a Pinterest VA do right? A Pinterest VA manages people's accounts by creating pins, writing descriptions, analyzing the traffic, and repinning to group boards. But if you continue to learn the strategy and break the code, you can become a successful Pinterest VA.
You can start by offering services at a lower price until you become an expert. After you master it, you can start raising the price however you want.
Everyone starts somewhere, so be consistent, and you'll get there eventually. DON'T GIVE UP!
4. Shop the Look
People are always looking for trendy outfits or the new look. If you are a fashion blogger or influencer, you can recommend outfits to your audience.
When you create a pin, you can tag specific products in the photo, and your followers can shop. You can make a lot of money if you are a popular blogger or influencer. Brands would even reach out to you to showcase their products.
By exploring and testing strategies for showcasing your work, you can understand how to make money on Pinterest.
So, How Much Money Can You Make on Pinterest?
For everyone who is trying to make money on Pinterest, it varies from person to person. Depending on how well you know Pinterest and what strategies you use, you can earn up to $20, $50, $100, or more.
How awesome would it be to earn an extra $100 or $200 monthly? Would that help you in paying off your bills or debts?
When I started using Pinterest for the first time, I thought it was where you get inspiration for home decor, arts and crafts, and outfit ideas. I had no idea it was a search engine until I read other bloggers were using it for SEO purposes.
Mastering how to make money on Pinterest requires consistent effort and adaptation to changing trends.
Like other social media platforms work, Pinterest is used the same way. To monetize your account, you must post consistently, use keywords in your description, and analyze your data to see if you need to change your strategy.
She started her blog, The Money Dreamer, when she realized the 9-5 job was not the lifestyle she wanted anymore. After designing for a while, she wanted a more meaningful life, which was freedom, so she decided to venture out. She took action so that she can live her dream life and decided to help people to live theirs by helping them how to save, budget, and invest.