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How to make money pinning on Pinterest.
Have you used the affiliate links on Pinterest? Oh, maybe not. It’s okay!
In 2015, Pinterest removed all the affiliate links due to the frustrating scams and spams. In the recent months ago, Pinterest has worked so hard in order to change and improve the affiliate link policy.
FINALLY! Pinterest allows using the affiliate links on pinning.
Where can you find the affiliate links for pinning on Pinterest?
Many bloggers love using affiliate links on Pinterest in order to earn extra income. Affiliate marketing on Pinterest by a lot of followers are easily sharing where they can spread all the whole world. Meanwhile, you want to know what an affiliate link is about. An affiliate link is the product link that you want to share with your followers when someone clicks and makes a purchase from your link so you earn some commission of each sale. That’s very simple way to make money pinning on Pinterest.
You can apply to the list of affiliate programs I’d recommend:
- Amazon.com – Apply to the Amazon Affiliate program. Sign up and starting choosing what product you want to share with your followers. Someone can make a purchase through your Amazon link so you earn a small commission. It’s not so bad. I do use this with my lifestyle blog.
- Ebates.com – Apply to the Ebates and you earn $10 bonus when someone signs up your link.
- IZEA.com – Apply to the program, you will earn a commission on your earning when someone signs up your referral link.
- InboxDollars.com – Sign up the program so you will get 10% of your earning and share your referral link to your followers. When someone signs up on your referral link, and you will earn extra income. Your earning will grow more.
These affiliate programs I suggest are no cost to you at all 🙂
What kind of pin can you add?
A lot of bloggers and entrepreneurs are figuring out what their readers want to buy. Real easy! Let’s ask yourself a simple question: “Hmm, what kind of products would my reader want to purchase?”
- Frugal Budget Bloggers: Create the pin image such as books for the home financing, debt-free, or related to the budget saving.
- Book Bloggers: Find some popular books to link the “fiction” book board, “romance” book board, etc. And do review the books then link them to the boards.
- DIY and Crafts Bloggers: Connect your favorite crafts, scrapbooks, or arts to your boards.
- Cooking and Kitchen: Using your recipes with the products such as kitchen supplies and tools, cookbooks, or appliances.
- Fashion and Beauty: Linking your favorite fashion brands, beauty supplies and tools, skin products, and more.
- Home Decoration and Organization: If you have any DIY home and organization ideas from your blog, you can pin your own one on the boards.
How do you know about affiliate links policy on Pinterest?
You know why Pinterest removed the affiliate links last year, now you have to think about your affiliate links pinning carefully. Before you add the affiliate links on your Pinterest, you must read the policy first. The main reason why you must read the policy first is to understand and follow the Pinterest Terms and Conditions. You have to keep in your mind about Pinterest policy.
- Pinning disclosure: Always mention that your pin is an affiliate link in the pin description. You can add the hashtag: #affiliate in the end of the pin description. Without showing the “affiliate” in the pin description, Pinterest can remove your pin without your knowledge. That’s the important thing you must always mention in your pin description is to use #affiliate or “It is an affiliate link.”
- Update your old pins with an affiliate links: You can update your old pins where you previously use the affiliate links, you can add the pin description in the end: #affiliate or “It is an affiliate link.”
- Review and change your pin description: If you find that your pin description looks like so weird, you need to change something original in the description. Otherwise, your followers can un-follow yours if you haven’t change.
- The short links are illegal on Pinterest: Due to the Acceptable Use Policy, the short links including the Pretty Links, Bitly URL, Tiny URL, etc. are illegal. PERIOD. Or, Pinterest can remove your pins if you do use the illegal short links.
What about pinnable images with affiliate links on Pinterest?
Since you understand the Pinterest affiliate links policy, you may want to know what to do with the pinnable images with affiliate links on Pinterest. You can create your own affiliate images with your branding name so the followers will not steal your images. For an example, I use my own affiliate image with my branding name “Live Laugh Love Post” Stamp. Luckily, I have that book which I took a photo. It looked so real. Be sure that your pinnable images do not look so spammy.
If you enjoy reading this post, please pin this so you will not forget 🙂