How to make $7,000 per month With Pinterest (A Complete Guide)
So you want to learn how to easily make money on Pinterest? Let’s talk about it today.
If you are new to Pinterest, you will pretty much agree with me that it is a social media, right? That’s very much correct, but to an extent.
Pinterest is also a visual search engine where people come to find new ideas to try.
And also, a money making platform 🤑
So, how do you possibly make money on Pinterest? Since it’s a platform for sharing images/videos? I will show you how in a bit.
In this post, I am going to show you how to make money on Pinterest. Step by step.
You will learn how to:
- Properly set up your Pinterest Business account
- Get a lot of Pinterest Follows
- Start a Blog for cheap, pls how to pick a profitable niche
- Create shareable Images
- Promote your Pins and make money!
Don’t have enough time to read it now? Don’t worry, you can save this post and read it later.
How to make money on Pinterest
To be able to make money on Pinterest, you need a winning strategy. You should carefully set up your Pinterest business account, get more followers and start a blog (at least). Though, you can also make money on Pinterest without a blog.
So let’s start with the basics…
Setting up your Pinterest Business Account
The first factor that determines if you will actually make money on Pinterest is how you set up your account.
This is true because if your Pinterest account isn’t clear of what it represents, it will only drive people away, and even confuse Pinterest. They won’t know where to rank your contents.
To start setting up your Pinterest account, go back to the drawing board and choose a niche if you haven’t already done that.
Choosing a niche is very important. It determines who follows your profile on Pinterest.
For example, let’s say you want to create content about ‘interior decoration’ on your blog and Pinterest, then your audience will be only people wanting to learn more about interior decoration.
And that will be your Niche.
If you have started a blog before now, I believe you already have a niche. The content focus of your blog. That should be the same with your pinterest account.
We will also show you how to choose a niche, when we get to that point (click here to navigate).
If your pinterest account is just about every topic, you will get random followers, and a very poor click-through to your blog or YouTube channel.
You get the point, right?
Set up your account profile in such a way that anyone who finds you on Pinterest knows exactly what you offer.
How to set up your Pinterest account
To start with, head over to business.pinterest.com and create an account for free, if you don’t have an account yet. If you already have a personal account, I will show you how to convert it to a business account later (click here to navigate).
Tap the red Sign Up Button and enter your email address, preferred password, and age.
Click Create Account and enter your Pinterest business details, including business name, website, country, and language. You can also add a profile picture at this step!
Next, Select an option from the drop-down menu under “What’s the focus of your brand?” and also select your business type from the “Describe Your Brand” screen.
Indicate if you are interested in running ads at any point.
On the next page, Pinterest will show you options for your next step.
You can either create a Pin, create an ad, or build your profile!
How to convert your personal account to a business account
If you already have a personal account, don’t terminate it. Instead, convert it.
Here is how to do it..
- Click the drop-down arrow in the upper right corner of Pinterest
- Select Settings and choose the Account Settings
- Scroll down to Account Changes and click Convert Account
- Double-check that the email address is the one associated with your Pinterest personal account
- Click Continue
Verify your Blog with Pinterest
The next step is verifying your blog. This will allow Pinterest to attribute all the content saved from your site to you!
You will also gain access to Pinterest Analytics, giving you a fantastic view of who your followers are, what your followers are likely to engage with, and what is driving traffic to your site.
To verify your blog, follow the following steps:
- Click the drop down menu in the upper right corner of Pinterest
- Select Settings and click Claim
- Enter your website URL in the “Claim your website” section
- Select Claim and Pick Claim option (You can add an HTML tag to your website or Upload an HTML file to your website’s root directory)
- Add the tag or file to your website in another tab, and then return to your open Pinterest tab and select Next
- Click Submit for Review and wait for Pinterest to verify (they’ll email you within 24 hours)
Create Pinterest boards
The next step in setting up your Pinterest account is to create relevant boards and add some pins to them.
You can start by creating two boards for each category on your blog, and expand your boards to even more categories that your followers might like.
To create a board, follow the next steps:
Createfrom the top menu and click
- Name your board and click
- Click the three dots at the right side of your pin and click
- Type in your board’s description.
Your boards will be pretty empty. It is okay to save other people’s pins to your new board if you don’t have a pin yet.
Getting a lot of followers on Pinterest
After Pinterest algorithm got some updates in 2020, things started to work differently. Pinterest now measures the quality of your pins by observing how your followers react to them. That means they will first show your pins to your followers before anyone else.
For that reason, getting more Pinterest Follows has become more important.
If you want to make money on Pinterest, you need thousands of Pinterest followers. But it is not that easy to get.
To get people start following you on pinterest, you need to:
- Create better pin images & Videos
- Pin regularly
- Comment on other people’s pin
- Share other people’s pin
- Be active on the platform.
More importantly, follow others!
Following other pinners will make others follow you.
Now, here is a simple hack…
Don’t follow every body! Only follow those who follow your competitors. This is because, if someone follows them, it is more likely they will follow you too.
To find your competitor’s followers, type in your main keyword on Pinterest search bar.
Click any relevant image and open the pinner’s profile.
Then, click on the “following” tab and start following them one after the other.
Pinterest limits the amount of people you can follow every day. So don’t waste your follow on profiles without a profile photo – they are mainly abandoned accounts.
When you follow people on Pinterest, they get a notification. Most of the time, they will follow you back.
Continues doing it for few weeks, and your followers will be growing.
Start a blog for cheap
If you don’t already have a blog, this step will show you how to start a blog for real cheap (you can skip to the nest step).
To start a blog, you need to:
- Find a Niche
- Get a host and Register a domain
- Deside on Blogging platform.
Find a Niche based on what’s trending on Pinterest
In blogging, your niche is your area of concentration. This is the area or topics you want to write about.
To find a Niche, take a look at what is trending on Pinterest.
Here is how to figure that out…
Visit trends.pinterest.com and you will be able to see what’s gaining popularity over and over again on Pinterest.
You can also type in any keywords on the search bar and see other trending topics.
For example, if I like to write about
Fashion trends, I will input the keyword (fashion) into the search bar and see the trend.
If I click ‘fashion’, Pinterest will show me other related trends in the fashion market.
From there, you can pick a niche and continue to the next step.
Validate your niche
You also have to make sure you are choosing a niche that:
- Is profitable
- Interest you
- Has a wider audience
- And can be easily monetized
You will need to do a simple keyboard research to discover if a niche is worth pursuing.
Use SEMRush for this.
Plug in a seed keyboard into SEMRush keyword tool and the software will reveal data such as:
- Keyboard search volume – This will help you get an insight on how many people are interested in that niche. Your audience size.
- The Keyword Difficulty – This should tell you how difficult it will be to rank that keyword on Google. (you don’t really need this if your are using Pinterest for traffic generation)
- Keyword CPC – How marketers are bidding for such keyword. This Will tell if a keyword is profitable. If it gets higher bids then it is profitable. Etc.
Then take a look at your competitor’s website and figure out how they monetize their content.
That’s really simple. In next step, you will learn how to register a domain name and get a reliable host.
Register a domain and get a host
Both domain name and website host are needed to start a blog. One cannot work without the other.
A hosting plan saves your contents on a remote server and makes it available to the world wide web. While a domain name points users to the right location of your content on the internet.
If you buy a hosting plan, you will be prompted to enter a domain name, and either register it, or change the name servers to point to your hosting.
Almost all the hosting companies will let you register a free domain name if you buy an annual plan.
As a beginner, we recommend Bluehost because it is cheaper and beginner friendly.
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Decide on blog platform
WordPress is by far, the best blogging platform in our own opinion. When we talk about WordPress, we mean the self-hosted WordPress.org which is often confusing with the hosted WordPress.com.
Although, you can also start your blog on a different platform, such as Joomla, wix, Drupal, Blogger, etc. But why re recommend WordPress is because, it is most user friendly, and most flexible.
Even top bloggers and marketers recommends WordPress.
To start blogging on WordPress, you need to install the software unto your hosting space.
How to install WordPress on BlueHost.
BlueHost is WordPress-ready. The was built having WordPress in mind. And even WordPress recommends them!
You can install WordPress on BlueHost within a few clicks.
1. Login to your account
To get started:
- Log in to your new Bluehost account.
- Go to the My Sites tab.
- Click the Create Site button in the top-right corner.
2. Enter your website info
Next, you need to enter some basic information about your website, including the Site Name and Site Tagline. Don’t stress too much – you can always change these later:
3. Choose your domain name
Use the Domain drop-down to select the domain name that you chose when you created your Bluehost account.
You can also choose whether or not to install some of Bluehost’s recommended plugins.
4. Click “Next” to install WordPress on Bluehost
Bluehost will now install WordPress for you, creating your new WordPress website, and displaying your log in details.
To open your new WordPress website, click the Login to WordPress link.
Next, we will discuss how you can start to make money on Pinterest with your blog.
How to make money on Pinterest with your blog
In other to make start making money on pinterest with your blog, you need to set up different monetization methods on your blog.
Decide how you want to monetize.
There are different ways to make money on Pinterest with your blog, let’s show you around..
1. Display ads
One of the easiest ways to monetize a pinterest focused blog is displaying adverts on your blog pages. Most of the ads networks pays per impressions and per clicks, making easier for you to earn, even when users don’t take any action.
Here are some of the best display ads you can use with your blog to make money on Pinterest:
Google AdSense: This is the most beginner friendly way to make money. You don’t need to sell anything or get people to subscribe to a service before you can make money on Pinterest with your blog.
All you need to do is get your blog ready and then apply for Google AdSense using your Google account.
AdSense works by displaying targeted ads on your blog and let you get paid when someone views or click on those ads.
The AdSense program pays by thousand miles (PPM) which ranges from $0.1 to $1,depending on your Niche.
And on per click (PPC) which can go up to $17 per click on some niche like “insurance niche”.
Even as a bege, you can be sure to earn up to $1500 per month if you start using Pinterest to promote your blog.
Mediavine: This is a higher ads earning program that works with blogs with big traffic. Just like AdSense, Mediavine works by serving targeted ads to your blog readers and also let you get paid by impressions and by clicks.
To get started with mediavo, you need about 50k monthly sections according to Google Analytics.
Mediavine is capable of making you earn almost three times, your AdSense earning per month.
If you don’t have huge traffic to your blog now, you can start using Pinterest! It can get you more that 100,000 monthly sections if you play your cards well.
As a beginner, you can earn up to $7,000 per month with Mediavine.
Other display ads network that pays well:
- Amazon shopping ads
- Propeler Ads
2. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is another way to make many thousands of dollars with a blog and Pinterest. You will have to find a high paying affiliate offer and either directly promote them on Pinterest or add them to your blog.
With affiliate marketing, users of your blog and Pinterest followers will have to click on your link and take action, such as filling a form or buying a product before you can make money.
For more information on how to use affiliate links on your blog, refer to this article.
Using affiliate links on your blog, you can make up to $10,000 per month if you are on a high demand niche.
Here are some of the best affiliate programs to join right now.
- Warrior plus
3. Selling digital products
Another way to make money with pinterest on pinterest through your blog is by selling information products. You can create any digital product such as downloadables, softwares, ebooks, etc. And sell them on your blog.
Selling digital products on your blog through Pinterest can make you upto $100k per month!
Wrapping it up
The easiest way to make money on Pinterest is to start a blog and then promote it on the platform.
Anyone can start using Pinterest to promote their blog and make money. The only criterion is that you have a dedicated time scheduled for your blog business and Pinterest.
If you are still having issues with making money on pinterest, you can let us know. Use the comment section below.