How Can You Make Money with Pinterest

There are tons of other ways for you to earn money online. The most known is by freelancing or working as a blogger; however, not everyone has heard about making money with pinterest. Well, first of all, Pinterest is best for affiliate marketers. The network will serve mostly female audiences who are very much in to shopping. They make money by posting or “pinning” items that would seem interesting to these women and those posts will be affiliated to another link. This is why there are a lot of items or pins on objects from Amazon.com. It is actually 10 out of 10 that the Amazon link will be an affiliated one. But before you could start earning money with Pinterest, there are some things that you have to do.

Cloak the links

If you are planning to Pinterest by posting affiliate links, you have to cloak it. There are services for this, Skimlinks, this scans the network for affiliate links then automatically change those links to their affiliate ID. It is best to custom your link with a short URL. It is not advisable to known services like Bit.ly or Tiny URL. Skimlinks will most probably have them in their database already. But the best cloaking service is said to be LinkTrackr. Not only will LinkTrackr let you monitor the clicks and the conversions. You’ll be able to custom a short  URL that will be outside the Skimlinkss database.
Host images on your server

You have to host all the images you pin on your server. Pinterest links all the images back to the source. If you’re getting them straight from the Amazon, the person who clicks on the link will immediately be directed to the website. And of course, since you won’t be able to link an image with your ID, it will be best to send the user directly to where the host image and the post links are.
Spamming

There are bots to monitor spamming, especially in the process of creating accounts and posting pins. Pintrest will get better at monitoring and detecting spam pins. Take your time in posting pins of stuff that you are interested in. link those pins with LinkTrackr and continue on building it up. And most probably, you’ll have gotten your own Pinterest page with tons of items with an affiliate link and you’ll make more money of it.

Don’t forget that this isn’t all about making money. You have to be responsible while doing this because if you don’t, you obviously won’t be making enough money. You have to be patient with this type of work, not everyone click on the links on website, so that may be the challenging part for you. The more people you get to click on the clicks, the better. Be creative and work your way in improving how to lure people in clicking your links.

About Author:

This is a guest post from Shimpy who is a financial blogger and shares financial tips on how to manage personal finances, free credit check and credit monitoring. In her spare time, she also writes for http://www.seo-smo.net/ .

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Praveen Rajarao is an Entrepreneur and in his spare time blogs on his website –http://www.dailymorningcoffee.com and http://www.pbgeeks.com. His topics range from blogging to technology to affiliate programs and making money online and how-to guides. Daily Morning Coffee is also accepting Guest Posts from Professional Bloggers at this time, take a look at “Write For DMC” page for more details on the same.

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One comment

  1. Hi Shimpy and Praveen

    I’ve not had much luck with Pinterest.

    I agree that it’s certainly a domain that would appeal to women. I’m not sure in the long term though that affiliate marketing on Pinterest is viable.

    Pinterest are already actively removing Amazon affiliate links from Pins and link-cloaking may work in the short term but eventually this will be found out too.

    For me, it’s not one of the social media sites I will take forward.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Tim
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