Hey there everybody!
I have been getting so 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. 🙂
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 link. Shopstyle 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. 🙂
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. 😀
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. 😀
How do I sign up for affiliate programs?
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.
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.