You may know Pinterest as a place to plan your dream wedding or to find the best cupcake recipes, and it is. But it is also a very powerful tool for businesses and bloggers. Most Pinterest users have the intention of purchasing something they see on Pinterest (93% of them)! It is very possible to make money with Pinterest by implementing some strategies. Knowing how to use Pinterest correctly can have major financial benefits for your blog or biz.
If you sell products, make a pinboard of them. You categorize them into different boards or make one for all your products. Be sure to use high quality images of the products to attract Pinterest users. Always use vertical images. You actually can do this if you sell services too. Just find an image that represents your service and use words with the images to get the attention of the viewer. Then link the pin back to your website.
Quotes are very popular on Pinterest. Many users have a board to collect their favorite quotes. Create a board with motivational quotes and link them back to your blog when the Pinterest users click them. This is a great way to drive traffic to your blog, and it helps to use the quote to promote something that you sell that relates to the quote. You can use free software like Canva to help you create quote images. Check out my Canva tutorial for more help creating these pins.
Pinterest did not used to allow affiliate links on Pinterest because spammers were abusing the privilege. But as of summer 2016, Pinterest has upped their spam detecting game and allows properly used affiliate links on pins again! Be sure to always disclose that it is an affiliate link in the description.
As you receive testimonials from clients, use Canva to make them into images with quotes. For example, you could put a photo of the client on the left, with a small part of their testimonial to the right in quote form. Link back to your website and the services or products the customer purchased.
A great way to promote your products or affiliate products is to do create a demo video or a review video of the product and include an affiliate link or your sales page link in the description of the video. Then pin the video to a relevant pinboard.
Try some of these strategies and watch your passive income skyrocket!