With over 450 million active users, Pinterest is one of the most used social media platforms on the internet. It’s different in a lot of ways compared to other sites, too, but it does have one thing in common: the ability to make money. If you’re on Pinterest daily, consider using it to earn some extra cash. Here’s five ways to do just that.
5. Tagging Brands
The first way you can make money on Pinterest doesn’t involve Pinterest in the transaction at all. Instead, you can work directly with brands via paid partnerships, and you don’t have to have a massive following to take part. You can tag a brand on your Idea Pin, and they will receive a notification. From there, the brand can choose to approve your pin. If they do, then the brand can promote your pin and start earning you some money. Of course, brands will be selective when doing this, but as long as your pin is good, there’s nothing to worry about.
4. Affiliate Links
On top of the tagging that you can do on Pinterest, you can also work directly with a brand to become an affiliate. When doing this, the brand will set up a contract with you to create a certain amount of pins with an affiliate link that guides people to their website. Each of your posts will have an affiliate link that’s able to track how much web traffic that you brought in. Though you may not be paid up front, a successful post can net you a lot of money in commission thanks to your link.
3. Set Up Your Own Shop
Want all the money for yourself and not have to split it with other brands? That’s something that you can do on Pinterest, as well, as the app makes it incredibly easy to open up your own shop. When under the ‘Shop’ tab on Pinterest, let them know what products are available and for what price. From there, you’ll be able to showcase your products in your pins and you’ll get most of the sale minus a small fee. It’s a great way to not have to create a full website, instead using a business account on Pinterest.
2. Creator Rewards
Pinterest recently introduced a program known as Creator Rewards, and it’s a great way for users to get paid without needing a massive following. All you need to do to be eligible is to have a business account that has at least 250 followers with three idea pins and 150 saves on published pins in the past 30 days. Your original content will get you enrolled in the program and you’ll be able to work toward goals that get you paid. It won’t be much at first if you have a small following, but it can blossom quickly.
1. Become a Coach
Let’s say that you’re a Pinterest expert, but don’t really have anything that you want to sell or don’t feel like trying to monetize your content. Instead, you can help other people get to where they want to be through coaching. Offer your services as someone that can grow a brand quickly and you can make a full-time career out of it. Small businesses are often looking for social media managers, and this could be the right spot for you.