The method I'm sharing today involves affiliate marketing and the social platform Pinterest. In 2019 Pinterest had over 2 billion pins saved to the platform. That’s a ton of pins being uploaded and a lot of products being promoted and pushed on the platform.
Today I’m going to show you how you can get in on that action and make money online with Pinterest in 2020.
Before we begin I need to get you in the right mindset first.
In order to make this work, I need you to get out of the mindset of making money and into the mindset of providing value. See here’s the thing most people especially when it comes to affiliate marketing their still grabbing affiliate links and basically just spamming them all over the internet. This is a turn-off and most people won’t even bother checking out your posts, tweets, or in this case your pins.
Think of it like dating. Whether you’re interested in your date and you want a relationship or you’re just looking for a little sexy time if you come off too aggressive you run the high risk of scaring your date off and once you do that it’s game over and now you’re left taking the walk of shame and I’m pretty sure you don’t want to take the walk of shame. you know why? because it sucks. But anyways were not here to talk about dating and procreating were here to help you make money.
So getting back on track the first thing you need to do is grab your affiliate link. Max Web, Clickbank, Share-A-Sale there are plenty of affiliate programs and networks out there.
Pick a product Grab your link and save it for later. Make you go through the product page and the JV resource page, and make sure the product you choose is legit. There are a lot of bad products out there and you don’t want to put yourself in a position where you're losing people’s trust.
Next, head over to Pinterest and take a quick look at the competition to see how their pins are set up, and also if you don’t have a Pinterest account now would be the time to create an account and more specifically you want to create a business account. The Pinterest business account will allow you to add links to your pins which is crucial for today’s method.
So now that we have an idea of how our competition sets up their pins were going to start creating our own. Head on over to a site called canva.com. If you’re not aware this website is great for designing thumbnails, banners, ebook covers, merch, business cards just all sorts of stuff, and we’re going to actually use it to make a Pinterest pin.
Go ahead and set up an account. the great thing about canvas is that it's free. They also have a mobile app if you’re using your phone. Click on the create a design button in the top right corner of the screen and if you don’t see the option for Pinterest just type Pinterest in the search bar and the option should pop right up. Select it and you should get a template resized specifically for Pinterest.
Here you’re going to get all sorts of elements and options to really customize your pin. Remember when I mentioned scouting out the competition earlier? Were going to save ourselves some time by emulating some of the more popular pins in our niche not necessarily copying but using some of their design choices.
Real quick if you need images to use you have sites like Pixabay, Pexels, and Pikwizzard. These are all sites where you can download and use images for whatever you want. They fall under creative commons and on these sites you don't have to pay or give credit to the original creators. Once you create your pin Download it to your device and head back over to Pinterest.
Next, its time to upload our image and create our pin. Head on over to Pinterest and if you’ve created your account click on your profile icon in the top right corner then select boards. Were going to create a new board. Go ahead and give your board a name and a description. It’s important that your board name and description are relevant to your niche so if you’re using your board to promote dog training then the board name and description should be dog training related.
The board is created and now it’s time to upload your image. Click on the little plus icon on the right side and this will allow you to start creating your pin. Upload the image you used earlier and just like the with the board, you want to make the pin title and description niche-specific.
Here’s the thing about Pinterest. Unlike other social media platforms, Pinterest doesn’t have tags and hashtags. So the keywords you use in your title and your description matter. This is how people will come across your pins so make it count.
Your pin is set up and now you just have to add a link. Now, most people will just add their affiliate link here and call it a day. But we don’t want to do that. Remember what I said earlier we want to provide some extra value and increase our chances of getting those affiliate commissions.
My suggestion for this would be to either send your viewers to an article or a youtube video where you can provide some value first and then use thatw video or article to send people to whatever product you are promoting. Of course, youtube is free and you don’t need to fork up any cash to upload videos nor do you need crazy high production value. You just need to provide valuable information.
Alternatively, you can write an article and use that to provide value before sending your viewers to an offer. Now typically you have to pay for hosting to write articles for a blog but you can create articles on a site like medium.com absolutely free. If you’re terrible at writing you can use a site like killerplrarticles.com to download free articles you can use for whatever you want. Basically, all you need to do is find an article related to your niche, copy it then paste it onto Medium, clean it up a little bit, and post it. Now you have your useful piece of content. Pretty simple stuff.
Something else you can do is find popular pins in your niche and save them to your board. This will help bring eyes to your board but you don’t want to overdo it. Make sure your board is primarily your pins with some of the more popular ones sprinkled in.
So this is basically how you can start making money online with Pinterest. Keep in mind this won’t be a one and done thing you’ll be posting pins regularly. Consider Creating 5 pins per day and just make sure you aren't using the exact same image over and over. Create a couple of variations and you should be fine. Pinterest is a very viable way to get leads and drive traffic to an affiliate offer. If you are using the right keywords in your titles and descriptions you shouldn’t have a problem getting eyes on your pins and seeing results.