Ever thought of turning your love and passion for Pinterest into an income generating activity? Well, it is possible to make money from Pinterest and have fun while you are at it.
According to omnicoreagency.com, Pinterest has at least 250 million monthly active users. They continue to state that there are over 70 million ideas and 175 billion pins on Pinterest. Notably, the female population makes up the highest number of users, which is 81%.
This thriving social platform is said to have earned at least $700 million in terms of revenue. The above facts, coupled with its popularity, make Pinterest a promising income generating platform for many users. A good number of users earn a little over $49,000 or more annually.
It goes without saying that Pinterest has a high- income earning potential. Yet, if you are looking for ways on how to exploit this thriving platform, you need to know how. Below we take a look at the top ways to make money on Pinterest.
Drive Traffic To Your Blog
Did you know you can use Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog? If you’ve been struggling to increase the amount of traffic you get to your site, why not try Pinterest? Considering the number of active users that it has per month, it’s definitely worth a shot. I personally use Pinterest as part of my social sharing strategy for every blog post I produce on this site (this post included) – in fact, I have quite a few regular readers that first found my blog via Pinterest.
Start by creating a Pinterest board that is related to your blog, otherwise known as a blog board. Use your own images that are high quality and visually attractive, and link them back to your blog site. The better quality the image you use, the more likely it is to get repinned. I did a separate post a while back on how to increase your Pinterest followers.
Also, be sure to practice high SEO practices on while creating your blog boards. You can do this by changing your privacy settings to public. This will make it easier for others to find you and your images on Pinterest.
Follow Your Passion
Numerous individuals have turned their passions into an income-generating endeavor, and so can you. If you are passionate about something, Pinterest is one platform that can help you make money from it. Whether its fashion and style or health and fitness, Pinterest can help you build a worthy audience.
Start by creating a board that is centered on your passion/niche. Ensure that your images are high-quality to attract your target audience. Once you’ve started building an audience, create a mailing list and sell to them.
Also, the more the followers, the more likely you are to get approached by other companies to promote their products.
Get Into Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one way that you can earn a good commission for sharing products on Pinterest. You can do this by using and sharing affiliate links on your boards. Be sure to use URL shortening services to help track how many clicks you get on your link.
The best way to go about this is by choosing and promoting legit and reputable products. To help narrow things down, choose products that are suitable for your niche and passion. Also, by joining Affiliate marketing programs, you can easily connect with major companies, marketers and advertisers.
Build An Audience
Pinterest is just like Instagram and every other social platform. In other words, for one to grow, you’ll need to be active. You can do this by not only adding high- quality images to your board, but also pinning and re-pinning other people’s images.
However, ensure that you re- pin images that are specific to your target audience. This will help other Pinterest users notice you and start pinning and re- pinning your pins as well. Moreover, they might even start following you.
Become A Virtual Assistant
Social media is an avenue that numerous digital marketers are exploiting. According to statista.com, there were over 70% or 2.46 billion social media users worldwide in the year 2017. The numbers are expected to increase to at least 2.77 billion social media users in 2019. 2.77 billion you guys!!
Taking the above statistics into consideration, social media is a great way to reach an insurmountable amount of people. However, not every company has the time to exploit social media platforms such as Pinterest for growth. This is where you come in.
You can work for a company as a virtual assistant. This may entail that you create an account and start creating boards for a brand or company. To do this, however; you’ll have to demonstrate enviable knowledge on how to navigate the platform.
You can either do this full time or part time, as the earning potential tends to build up over time.
Coach Others on Pinterest Strategies
If you’ve already been earning money from Pinterest, why not sell your skills to those in need? You can become a Pinterest coach and train others on how to make money from Pinterest alone. Do not hesitate on creating e-books or e-courses that you can sell online as well.
As an example, Kristin Larsen made it on Pinterest by working as a virtual assistant alone. Now, she has online courses that she sells to others, teaching people on how to do the same.
In conclusion, there are a considerable number of ways that one can make money from Pinterest. The sheer number of users alone should be enough to encourage you. If you have something you’d like to sell, Pinterest is one platform that will not disappoint you.
As always, I’d love to hear your feedback and questions. Please drop me a line below, and I’ll make sure I get back to you as soon as I can
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