How To Start Pinterest Affiliate Marketing to Make Money in 2022

This post is about making money from Pinterest affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is an easy way for beginners to start making money online.  It is an agreement between you and the seller of the product to send traffic to them through a unique link provided to you. When someone clicks on your link and buys, you make a commission.

So why is Pinterest affiliate marketing a good idea?
Well, according to statistics, approximately 70% of Pinterest users go to the platform to make a purchase decision. This makes it one of the best social media platforms to make money.

What does it take to start affiliate marketing on Pinterest?
To make money with Pinterest affiliate marketing, you need a little.  That’s why it’s a great new side hustle for beginners.  Some basic things you need to get started:
• A Pinterest business account.  You can transfer your personal account or create a new one
• A free Canva account for making pins
• Niche to target, e.g.  Mother and Baby, Fashion, Make Money, Travel, Home Decor
• Products to be promoted and your affiliate links
• Pinboards are full of keyword-rich descriptions
• Time per day to create, upload and share Pins
Best Pinterest Affiliate Programs
The affiliate programs you decide to enroll in depending on your niche.  Here are some recommended affiliate programs for Pinterest that match different niches.
Food and the Drin
Home Decoration
Mother and Bab
Hair and Beau

For many different affiliate products, look for these great affiliate platforms:
Amazon affiliates

How to make money on Pinterest without a blog?
It’s very easy to get started with Pinterest affiliate marketing, even without a blog.  This guide shows you the exact beginners steps to generate your first affiliate commissions.

1: List the products or services that the specialist needs

Affiliate marketing works if you show people the products they want and need at the right time. Make a list of all the useful products and services you can think of in your field.  Also, include products that you have used yourself and helped. Search your products to see if they have an affiliate program.
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2: Find and subscribe to relevant affiliate programs

Choose a few affiliate products that match your niche. Use Google to find related affiliate programs. Type "Your Major" + Affiliate Programs, which will show you the currently available programs for which you can apply. Apply to join the affiliate program. Each program will have different rules that you must follow.

Keep in mind that some will only get followers to the blog.  Don’t let “no” discourage you.  All right, just find someone else.

3: How to use Pinterest affiliate links

Now that you have your affiliate links, you need to create pins to promote them. I use Canva which has a very good free version that you just need.  You also don’t have to be a graphic design expert, Canva has many free pre-installed graphics, photos, posters, and videos to use. Make long and 2: 3 ratio pins.  Canva makes it easy by giving you the pin size you want.

Just click Create Layout and type the Pinterest Pin which is already set to 1000-1500 px.  You can add custom sizing if you like. Once you’ve created the PIN, give it a name (it helps with SEO), and download it to your computer. On Pinterest, click on "Create Pin", add your photo and type a title and description.

Use the Pinterest search box to find and add keywords to your description.  Start typing your keyword and Pinterest will show you the relevant keywords. By enriching your pin’s description with keywords, you’re telling Pinterest what your pin is about, which increases the chance of seeing it higher in searches.

Be sure to declare that the pin is dependent.  You can do this by typing #affiliatelink, #aff, or #promotion for example.  In the link section, here you will add your actual referral link. Don't use a link shortener like Bitly.  Use the original link. Unlike other social platforms, Pinterest does not want to hide affiliate links.

4: Comment on the relevant board

First, install the new PIN in the most relevant panel.
If the title is “The 12 Best Baby Teething Dolls,” prove it with your baby product or baby teething pad tips. Make at least three copies of this pin to send every two days.  You can use a paid scheduler like Tailwind or you can actually schedule Pins for free on Pinterest. Join group boards and share your pin there to get more exposure.  Just make sure the group is tolerant of dependent pins.

How to make money on Pinterest with a blog?
Pinterest affiliate marketing with a blog has a higher conversion rate. This is because you are giving people information before displaying your affiliate link.  You can also use lead magnets on your blog to build an email list and promote more products later. This converts a one-time buyer of your affiliate product into a customer that you can promote for many years. Once you’ve set up your blog, write articles that answer questions in your niche.  Articles work well:
• One product against another ...
• Buyer Guides
• Tutorials
• how
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Within your article, you can add affiliate links to useful and relevant products. When readers click on your links and buy what you recommend, you get a commission. Create 3-4 new Pinterest Pins for each article and post them in a few weeks.  Be careful about changing photos and text because new Pins are considered more important by Pinterest, even if they are related to the same article.

Create custom affiliate product panels.  Your boards are named; "Best Tools for Bloggers" or "Best Products for Mom and Baby" depending on your niche.

Learn more in our Pinterest Affiliate Marketing Course

While Pinterest affiliate marketing is simple in theory, it doesn’t mean you’ll immediately receive an avalanche of commissions (unless you’re really lucky!). Take the time to create your Pinterest account to gain followers, re-pins, and likes. Follow other creators and join associated group boards. Invest in your knowledge to really get to know Pinterest and its dynamic algorithm. Check out highly rated and affordable Pinterest affiliate marketing courses on Udemy. You’ll learn the exact techniques to build your brand, multiply your Pinterest followers, get your Pins, and how to earn passive income.

Pinterest Affiliate Marketing - FAQS

Is Pinterest good for affiliate marketing?
93% of Pinterest users plan their purchases when using the platform.  This means that there is a huge potential here to make money from affiliate marketing.  Many bloggers and entrepreneurs earn passive income by installing related affiliate products.

How to make money with Pinterest and Clickbank?

It's easy to make money promoting Clickbank products on Pinterest.  Here's how.  Sign up for Clickbank, find a product that will help your audience, create a pin on the canvas, upload it to Pinterest and add your referral link to the website section.  Use original link - Pinterest doesn't like hidden links.

Create multiple Pins for the same product to come out next month.  Be sure to disclose the link as an affiliate link by adding an #afflink, #sponsor, or #affiliate to the description.

What are the most popular categories on Pinterest?
Some of the most popular Pinterest categories include;
• Home decoration
• Mother and child
• DIY and crafts
• Fashionable for women
• Travel
• Health and Fitness
• Hair and beauty
• Quotes
• Earn money from home

How many followers do you need on Pinterest to earn?
You don’t need a large number of Pinterest followers to make money from affiliate marketing.  Increase your reach by joining group boards and sharing other popular content.  When large accounts re-pin your Pins, more followers will see them which increases your chances of selling.

How to determine Pinterest affiliate links?
On each affiliate pin, you need to show its relevance to the commission.  At the end of the description section, write either: #advertisement, #sponsorship, #employee link, or #affiliate link.

Pinterest Affiliate Marketing - Conclusion
Affiliate marketing on Pinterest is a great way to earn side cash.  But it’s important to stick to best practices and not just send spam to your account using links.  Affiliate pins don’t get the most traffic, so don’t overuse them.

Also, Pinterest may not like an account that only posts product links so you risk being banned.  Aim to provide value to your followers with daily Pins for your best content.  Share popular content associated with your boards across large accounts.  Spray affiliate pins occasionally, resulting in a product that is useful to your audience.

Thanks for reading!

Have you tried affiliate marketing on Pinterest?
Let me know your results in the comments section.


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