Make Money on Pinterest

How To Use Pinterest to make Money? Social Media plays an important role in our life and it has become a tool for sharing thoughts, ideas as well as images which includes video tapes that we compile to be shared with our friends and relatives. It is also a source of information that are happening recently. To name a few of these social media, that has helped me and most of my friends and marketers in the industry are: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube and Pinterest.

From the five social media that I have sited, I would like to focus on Pinterest and expound on the benefits it gives us and more so the benefits businessperson gets by using this social media.

What is Pinterest?

Imagine yourself in a school. In every school there is always a bulletin board where any minute information is posted, from a simple lost and found item, school holidays to school board meetings. Pinterest works just like that. It shares information to all the members of the site. To sum it up, Pinterest is a pinboard, a collection of interests, images, events to be viewed by members.

Ever since social media went virtual, it has been exploited in a positive sense by businessmen for they know that the number of members in this site alone grew from 23 million in 2011 and still rising by the minute to this date.

How to make money with Pinterest?

A lot of people keep on asking, is there a way to make money on Pinterest when all you have to do is share images? True enough that you can make money but it does not happen over night, it needs hard work and dedication to be successful. But how do we really earn? Pinterest lets members share just about anything that they’d want to share and since sharing is relative, the things that are shared(photos, videos) are redirected to a website.

To understand this fully, let me give you an example, Lets say that I engage in selling coffee and I have a website for my business. My business is doing well and I want it to go further and be on the next level to selling it offshore or better yet globally. But there’s one problem that I must over come and that is the cost of getting my product to the other side and its visibility to my prospective consumers. Thus, I use Pinterest as my tool to be seen in a wider perspective. Pinterest lets me expand my business by sharing photos of my products that I am selling, and if ever someone hovers its cursor on the picture that I have shared and eventually clicks on it he/she will be redirected to my website.

Tips and tricks with Pinterest …….

The key to be successful, and this goes to all business ventures is

1. Always KNOW YOUR TARGET MARKET. Keep on pinning pictures that is related to what you are selling. Since we have sited coffee as our main line, post beautiful pictures of coffee makers with coffee beans, roasting coffee or just about anything that would entice your followers to follow you more.

2. PRODUCT INFORMATION. Describe your product in a way that it becomes more vivid to the minds of your followers coupled with photos that are simply irresistible and never forget to place a link that redirects to your site. In this manner, this will drive traffic to your site and traffic is synonymous to earnings.

3. BE ACTIVE. Do follow is a must. When you follow someones pin and repin what he has pinned he/she will also follow you and will also repin what you have pinned. This is called reciprocating and will grow your followers.

4. VISIBILITY. As I have mentioned  earlier, social media gives a wider perspective on a product that you are selling, exploit it and use the other medias that I have mentioned to promote your pins.

The Detail Game Plan on Make Money with Pinterest

  1. Find your niche

Base on the research, we find some profitable niche for you as: food, home décor, travel, craft, diet and fitness. You can get more information about your niche by go to Pinterst and search on your niche. You may get the niche from the newspaper. Remember your customer with 100k income per year, 80% are female with the age from 25-45 years old.

Make money with Pinterest

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Pinterest infographic

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2. Pinterest account: After choose your niche, make an Pinterest account, make some relate boards and repin, follow others, you may use female avatar and add some words for your bio.

Each days, you need to spend one hour to repin and follow 100 target users.

How to find target account? You go to certain category, search with your niche and you will see the board with similar to your niche, follow all of them step by step. If you know how to code, it will be easy more or you may use Imarco to auto this boring works. (Tip: you can hire someone code it for you with $5 at Fivver.com.

After you have more than 1000 target followers, you need to have a website, if you have a website already you can skip this step.

3. Your website:

Buy a domain, you will head to Goddady and get the .com domain with less than $10, after that buy a hosting. The hosting service is HostGator which is a high quality hosting site with very good support services. Many my friends have had good experiences with them and highly recommend them.
You can use their unlimited web hosting which is Hatchling Plan (single domain) or Baby Plan (unlimited domains) for one month. I discovered some coupon codes for one month hosting and this is still working.

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    1. Now install wordpress at Hostgator, I will not go to detail, you can follow the video bellow:

     2. Pin your url: Whenever your blog post, you need to pin it to your board on Pinterest, or you can auto this step with Social Networks Auto Poster {SNAP}

3.  The content of your blog: this must be good, readable and the important: the image must be good, because people will repin your pin. Would you follow a board or user with crappy links in the description and crappy images? or would you follow someone providing amazing images? You need mix your pin with other pins as ratio: 20%-30% your pin:40%-60% repin others:10%-40% add new pin of other website. It will make natural and we will work long-term.

4. How to monetize your website? With this method, I had good income with Google Adsense and Amazon affiliate with separate website. You can also try Commission Junction(CJ), or your own products.

5. Scale up: When you see the traffic coming, find where it is and just scale it up.

Conclusion

Pinterest is a social media platform that lets you share almost anything from your organize pictures. It  gives you a chance without any cost to share this images. To a businessperson’s perspective, this site gives you the opportunity to be visible in the virtual world and become competitive with other businesses. So, explore this site and earn good income.

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