How To Make Money On Pinterest: Step by Step Guide

Note: This post contains affiliate links.

Let’s start the post with a quick introduction to Pinterest.

What exactly is Pinterest?

In a nutshell, “Pinterest is a search engine for discovering ideas like decoration, craft, recipes, and more anything inspirational can be found on Pinterest.”

(To be honest with great search results)

Pinterest is honestly the best platform out there. You can do so much with this one website. Pinterest has been around the interest for 11 years now, and it keeps winning the hearts of its users.

Pinterest has 495 million active users worldwide, increasing as the days pass, which means the chances to make money on or from Pinterest also increase.

It is good news for anyone who wants to earn money online. Bloggers and freelancers took advantage of this opportunity and earned passive income from Pinterest.

Which leads us to an interesting question How much money can you make on Pinterest?” Well, it honestly depends, but you can expect to make 1000$ or more from Pinterest.

Great so, you know the introduction; let’s hop into the post now without any more discussions.


How To Make Money On Pinterest With A Blog

Pinterest has been a secret weapon of many bloggers. Pinterest is a place for bloggers to grow their blog audience in a short time and with little effort.

Bloggers who don’t get even ten views monthly from Google receive more than 2000 monthly views on their blog from Pinterest because, on Pinterest, pins matter more than content.

Create a Blog:

First thing first, you need to create a blog. Creating a blog is no rocket science; it is pretty simple; you need to follow some simple steps. You will need to pick a blog niche; it should be something you are knowledgeable about, for example, finance, blogging, etc.

After choosing the perfect niche, you will need to choose CMS (Content Management System). WordPress works well for newbies. Then select a web hosting service, and after that, pick a theme and done. You can start writing some amazing content.

For web hosting, I recommend Dream Host. I use it myself, and so far, it’s been a great experience.

If you are new to the blog and don’t know anything, I recommend checking these posts out: What Is A Blog And How Does Blogging Works?

9 Types Of Blogs That Make Money.

Apply For Advertising Companies:

Since now you have launched your blog, it is time to look for some advertising companies. I know you probably heard that you should wait and apply for ads when you have 1000 views, but some companies accept brand new bloggers.

Just because you are new, you should not let this thought hold you back.

You can apply for Google AdSense; they accept new bloggers, too, like EvaDav and others.

Create A Pinterest Business Account:

The next step is to create a Pinterest business account. You can either make a brand new Pinterest account for your blog or switch the current one to a business account. It is recommended to create a new account to build an engaging audience.

After creating an account, you will need to claim your website on Pinterest. You will need the Yoast SEO plugin for this step; make sure you have it downloaded.

Go to Pinterest Setting > Claim> On Websites Click Claim> Click on HTML Tag And Copy It

Now go to your WordPress dashboard> Yoast SEO > Social > Pinterest and then paste the tag on the Pinterest confirmation box and click save changes.

Done you have claimed your website on Pinterest.

Create Pins And Start Re-Pining:

Now you are all set; all you have to do now is start creating pins using Canva. Just make sure to use beautiful images, clear font, and great headlines; don’t forget to apply for rich pins; they will help you reach your goals.

Don’t be just selfish and pin your pins on boards; re-pin other users’ pins too. Tailwind makes it easy to perform this task.
That’s it; you are done; wait for the pin clicks to get views on your blog to start earning through Pinterest.

How To Make Money On Pinterest Without A Blog

We discussed how you could make money on Pinterest with a blog, but how about users who don’t currently own a blog and aren’t interested in creating one.

Well, here is the thing to earn money on Pinterest, a blog isn’t a requirement. Affiliate links allow you to make money on Pinterest too.

Build Audience:

This method requires a little more trust from your audience. You need to find an engaging audience interested in the products you promote and love to re-pin pins.

For this, you first need to choose a niche such as food, travel, etc. Let’s say your chosen niche is “Cooking” you will go to Pinterest and find top cooking bloggers or website accounts and follow their followers and wait for them to follow you back.

You will be doing this because those account followers are interested in cooking so, they might end up buying the kitchen products or other products you will be promoting.

Choose A Company:

Now you have Pinterest followers (also known as your future customers) and understand what your followers are interested in, making things easier. It is time to look for a company whose products you are going to promote.

There are many like Clickbank, Flexoffer, and more; try choosing the one with the best products related to your niche. You can apply for multiple companies, so you might get accepted for the other even if you get rejected for one.

Promote Products:

It is finally time to promote your affiliate products. For this, you need to create pins with pictures of the product, use the right keywords describing the product in the best manner; and, write catchy headlines.

It is better if you apply for rich pins for this one.

Use Pinterest SEO:

We can not simply ignore Pinterest SEO because, just like I mentioned above, Pinterest is a search engine, so to rank on top, SEO is required. Pinterest SEO is different than Google SEO and, in comparison, easier.

You need to use keywords in the description and headline. I already did a detailed post on ” Pinterest For Bloggers: How To Use Pinterest To Drive Traffic” you can check it out to learn more.

That is it just keep sharing and re-pinning and earn 1000$+ in one month.

Make Money By Becoming A Pinterest Manager

Another way to earn on Pinterest is to become a Pinterest manager. What exactly is a Pinterest manager? A Pinterest manager is a Pinterest expert who helps business owners reach their marketing goals by promoting their brand, products, and services.

If you can do this, you can earn up to 2000$ per month.

You can read this post to know in detail what kind of task you will perform “What Is A Pinterest Manager And What Does A Pinterest Manager?“.

Use Pinterest To Drive Traffic To Your Store

If you have your own product, whether physical or digital, Pinterest got you covered. Just add your store’s link on Pinterest and promote the product like you would promote any affiliate product and wait for the income to roll in.

Many store owners have earned thousands of dollars just by promoting their products.

Teach Pinterest Course

If you don’t know about this, Pinterest courses are pretty popular. They are easy to create, and these courses focus on helping their student build Pinterest strategies.

If you are a Pinterest market expert, stop wasting time and teach a Pinterest marketing strategy course.
You can expect to sell your course for between 150-250$.

I hope this post helps you find a way to earn from Pinterest, and even none of this works out for you, then no worries, there are plenty of other ways to make money from home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Can you get paid from Pinterest?

Life would be easy if Pinterest were paying its users to post pins or re-pin but, sadly it’s not like that. Pinterest doesn’t pay its users directly; however, you can use different methods to generate income with Pinterest.

Q2: How many followers do I need to get paid on Pinterest?

You do not need millions of followers on Pinterest to make money; however, it can make things easier. Instead of millions of followers, you need followers who will engage with your pins, save them and buy your affiliate products so; more companies will reach out to you to promote their products.

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