Hey there everybody!

I have been gettingΒ soΒ many emails and comments from you all, asking awesome questions about making money on Pinterest! I love hearing from you but wanted to make a quick, convenient place to answer some of the most frequent questions I get, just to make it more efficient for you to get answers. πŸ™‚

Of course, you can always comment on this post to get more answers, and if you haven’t already read my blog post How to Create Substantial Income from Pinterest, you can do that here. That’s kind of the basic starting point that can give you a good overview.

I don't have a blog or website, do I have to have one?

Nope, no website needed to do Pinterest affiliate marketing!

When you sign up for most affiliate marketing programs, they'll ask for your website. Instead of using a website, use your Pinterest profile linkShopstyle Collective is particularly easy to get into!

What apps, software and such do you need to build this business?

You can start your business with just your smart phone or desktop and a Pinterest account! 

Canva - This can be used if you want to make your own custom Pins with text to draw your audience's attention. The features you'll need to create affiliate Pins are all free. πŸ™‚

Tailwind - My favorite way to schedule affiliate Pins, and non-affiliate Pins.. and for finding amazing content to Pin! 

BoardBooster - this is what I use to put my business on "autopilot" with their looping feature. 

Can you make more money the more you work on it?

Definitely! With consistency, hard work and using good strategies, your income can, and should, continue to increase overtime as you have more affiliate Pins on Pinterest.

How long does it take to start making money?

I tell my students that for accounts of 500 or more, expect to work 6-8 weeks before seeing significant results.

This is not a get rich quick scheme, and like any legitimate business takes time and work to build. πŸ˜€

What affiliate programs should I apply to?

I highly recommend that new affiliate Pinners start with Shopstyle Collective, they're free to join and easy to get started with!

When you sign up, you'll need to use your Pinterest profile link as your "website," remember, no you don't need a blog or website to do this. πŸ˜€

How do I sign up for affiliate programs?

I recommend two affiliate programs for newbies, Shopstyle Collective and Awin. You can sign up on their websites and use them on your own.

Note: I used to recommend Awin because they had a pay-per-click program, now apparently they do not pay-per-click, only per sale. I still recommend them to new Pinterest affiliate marketers because their conversion rates are so much better then other programs. They can be hit or miss about allowing Pinterest affiliate marketers in without a website, but it's worth the try!


What are the ongoing fees necessary?

This is a tricky question. You can make a good side-income Pinning the "regular" way, on your phone or desktop on Pinterest. That's how I got started. I didn't upgrade to using a scheduler until my first few Pins went viral, then I started using Tailwind to schedule all my Pins.

If you want to make a larger income ($1,000+ a month) I highly recommend Tailwind as a scheduler and BoardBooster for their "looping" feature that allows you to put your earnings on auto-pilot. I also like using Coschedule for scheduling Pins as well, I already had a membership with them when I started my blog so I really like using them.

Tailwind costs $15 a month (or $120 a year),  BoardBooster starts at $5 a month for 500 pins, and increase from there, and Coschedule has a plan that starts at $30 a month.

All of these programs are worth trying and you can try them out before you buy them, so you can see what interface works better for your style and level of technology savvy.

Can I do this from my phone?

Absolutely! You can use Tailwind from your phone, they have an iPhone app but I'm not sure about Android.

You can also Pin directly from Pinterest, so it's definitely possible to do this on a mobile device!

Do I need to disclose my affiliate Pins?

Yes! Here is what the FTC says about that: click here to see their article

Student & Potential Student Questions

This section are for questions related specifically to my ecourse, Pinning Your Way to Success.

Do you guarantee the income of your students?

I get this question a lot, and the answer is no. I don't guarantee your income.

I know the method works. I have students who have also proven the method works, but I can't guarantee results for you because I don't know if you'll apply the course lessons, as they are written. I don't know if you'll be consistent, or how much time you'll put into it, or if you'll skip crucial steps in an effort to "get rich quick" and sabotage your earnings. (Yeah, I did that too, I was desperate and it sucked because it set me back a lot!)

I have too much integrity to promise you some magic number, because saying I can guarantee what you will have to apply would be dishonest and not fair to anyone.

How do I enroll in the course?

First, please start by watching the video, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Making Money on Pinterest , then you can enroll in the course here. This may seem silly to some, but the system is in place because I care about you all! πŸ˜€ 

  1. I don't want a student to jump in with unrealistic expectations. If you think that you can work for 2 weeks at this and suddenly have tons of money rolling in, then you're in the wrong place. Pinterest affiliate marketing takes time to build, and I don't want students coming in with starry-eyed notions of easy money or a get-rich quick attitude.
  2. The video answers a lot of common questions and gives you a place to start, so you aren't totally clueless when you start the course. πŸ™‚
  3. The video gives you a good idea of my teaching style - if you love it, then awesome! But if you don't love my teaching style, I would rather you learned that before you bought so you aren't purchasing something that won't be awesome for you.
I'm broke. Can I have the course for free, then pay you after I've made money?

I spend hours every day making sure my students are successful, so while I appreciate the budget limitations of some students, no, I don't give away the course for free. There are lots of studies that show that giving something away for free means the people that receive it won't use it, which would be a waste of my time, and yours.

My intention is to keep Pinning Your Way to Success open to registrants year-round, giving students who are interested time to save up so they can afford it. Sometimes enrollment will close, so I can update the course or focus on my family during times like the holidays, but I'll always do my best to let anyone who hasn't registered know so they don't miss out.

Thanks for your understanding!

What is the VIP program?

The VIP coaching program is a program I designed for students who wanted to join a community of other like-minded pinners where we could all collaborate and enjoy video chats. It gives you access to monthly video chats when you join, and gives you access to any future sessions' video chats too.

You can also do one-on-one coaching with me, if you lack confidence. I love working one-on-one with students, and if you're someone who will give you no-nonsense feedback, but also be your biggest cheerleader over every win, then individual coaching might be right for you! πŸ˜€


Please note: The VIP program has closed for 2017, you can on the VIP waiting list with the email signup below. This is completely no-obligation, you'll just be the first to know when the registration opens for next year.

I feel super overwhelmed. Where do I start?

When you login to the course, there is a lot of information there.

My advice is to start at the beginning and keep working through the lessons in order, even if you don't understand all of it at first. It's a lot of new technology that you'll be learning, so take it slow and don't rush. πŸ˜€ All good things take time and patience to learn.

How long till I start making money?

I tell my students that for accounts of 500 or more, expect to work 6-8 weeks before seeing significant results.

If you have a smaller account, that's okay! It may take you a little longer, depending on how often you're pinning, how consistently you're working and how fast you can grow your account. Don't get discouraged and slow down or quit, or you'll never have success.

This is not a get rich quick scheme, and like any legitimate business takes time and work to build. πŸ˜€

What's the one thing that makes the biggest difference in your income?

Consistency is the biggest key to making this a consistent income.

  • Pin every day, even if isn't a ton
  • Pin some affiliate Pins every day, even if it's only one or two

You never know what day you may have a Pin go viral, but if you aren't consistency it's much less likely. YOU CAN DO IT!

What are the differences in your two Pinterest courses?

The two ecourses serve two different purposes. 5 Days to Profitable Affiliate Pinning is a quick-and-easy getting started guide for students who want to learn about Pinterest affiliate marketing, but don’t need a huge amount of direction. This course is ideal for students who:

  • Are tech savvy
  • Are already familiar with Pinterest & affiliate marketing somewhat
  • Are self-starters and just need a boost to get started
  • Just want a quick-start guide

The course, Pinning Your Way to Success is for students who need more help. This course includes 6 modules, all with video-based lessons that give you a click-by-click walk through of how to build, and grow your Pinterest affiliate marketing. It is ideal for students who:

  • Need more help with β€˜techy’ things
  • Want help with both simple and advanced aspects of Pinterest affiliate marketing
  • Want to make a β€œsignificant” income, or want to grow faster than they would have on their own.
  • Want a step-by-step detailed plan of exactly what to do to build your income


Should I create a new Pinterest account for this?

I do not recommend affiliate Pinners start a new account for their business, and here's why: any-sized audience is better than no audience is better than starting from ground zero.