CAN YOU REALLY GET PAID TO PIN TO PINTEREST? This is a question I often see asked on Pinterest. So, I thought I ‘d address it here. There is quite a bit of misinformation out there. Can you really get paid to Pin to Pinterest? We’ll uncover some myths and truths about Pinterest here in this post.
First, let’s look at how Pinterest works. Pinterest is considered social media because you can post photos/pins and comment, share, and share links. You can also message other people on Pinterest.
However, in my opinion, Pinterest is more of a search engine than it is social media. If you want to look up “Christmas gifts for men,” for example, you can search this in the search bar on Pinterest to find some great ideas.
Based on your search, Pinterest will provide you relevant pins related to your search. The photos Pinterest provides you in your search are called “pins.”
If you like a pin, you can add it to your board to save for later. You can create boards for just about anything you are interested in- bathroom design, DIY furniture, fashion ideas, etc.
So, what does that have to do with earning money by pinning to Pinterest? CAN YOU REALLY GET PAID TO PIN TO PINTEREST? Here is where the myths and truths collide. The first and most important truth is that Pinterest does NOT pay you.
If you created that pin and have linked it to your website, you are driving traffic to your website if someone clicks on it and is redirected to your page. This is one way to GET PAID TO PIN TO PINTEREST if you have ads that earn you money displayed on your blog.
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So, if Pinterest isn’t paying you to pin, who is? If you have monetized your website, this is where this part comes into play. By pinning a link to your website or your product on Pinterest, you are driving people to click on that pin and land on your page.
For example, my website is monetized by Google Adsense at the time of this writing. (2020 update: Mediavine provides my blog ads.) By allowing my blog to offer ad space, I can get money without selling a thing! If you click on my affiliate links I post on my page, I get a portion of that money if you buy a product. Google Adsense is just one way people monetize blogs.
What is an affiliate link? To better explain, you need a basic understanding of affiliate marketing. Let’s say you see a pin on Pinterest and click on it. If you click on someone’s product link and buy their product or a product they promote, it is called an affiliate link.
That link redirects you to a page where you can buy that product. By buying through that link, the seller earns a commission from that sale. The seller is known as an affiliate merchant and the buyer pays the same cost for the item as they usually would. But, as a merchant, you get rewarded by sending them to the link to buy it.
Bonus Tip:If you have affiliate links, you must disclose that by law! This blog uses affiliate links and provides an affiliate disclosure. which looks like this: (Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase anything through my links, I’ll be compensated at no additional cost to you.)
Directing people to click on your link while you get a commission must be stated clearly in your pin description. It can get you into serious trouble if you don’t clearly state that. You can see several of my blogs posts for an example on how to do this. So, affiliate sales are one way to GET PAID TO PIN TO PINTEREST.
So, now you understand where and how the money changes hands. Although Pinterest isn’t paying you to pin, you CAN and SHOULD take advantage of the great resource of free traffic Pinterest provides you.
If you want to learn more, I have lots of free information on my website in my blog posts on how to do this. Check out my related posts below. Pinterest is my favorite resource for driving organic traffic to my blog. If you have a website or product already and you aren’t using Pinterest for this purpose, you are missing out.
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