How to Make Money On Pinterest: Step by Step Guide

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Online marketers are slowly understanding and familiarizing themselves with the power of Pinterest for marketing. However, it doesn’t stop there. If you are looking for a side-hustle, you probably never considered this social platform for that. But today, you will learn how to make money on Pinterest, and it’s not a lot of hard work.

First, let’s be clear. Nothing will come easy and in a short period of time. It will take you a few times before you find what works for you best. And that’s basically the most effective money making business strategy; trial and error until success.

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There are more than a couple of ways to make money from Pinterest. However, there is one necessary thing to understand before you actually start making money. And that is:

What is Pinterest? And How to Use it?

How to Make Money On Pinterest: Step by Step Guide

You may think you know exactly what Pinterest is, but you’re probably wrong. It’s not just a simple photo-sharing social platform, but it’s also a free marketing tool. Not only that, but it is also known as a visual search engine.

If a user is looking for something visual, they don’t go look at Google Images anymore. They are visiting Pinterest first. If they can’t find it on Pinterest, it probably doesn’t exist. Therefore, if you are going to use Pinterest to make money, you need to create as many visually appealing pictures as possible.

How to Make Money On Pinterest: Step by Step Guide

Now that you know what and how to use Pinterest in general, it’s time to find out how to make money using the platform. As I said before, there is more than one way to get the maximum out of your Pinterest side-hustle.

1 – Selling Your Physical Products

How to Make Money On Pinterest: Step by Step Guide

If you have any talent in crafting anything, or have a homemade product, you can promote it on Pinterest using high-quality images. You can even ask previous customers to share pictures of them using your products.

Not only that, but you can use Pinterest boards as inspiration for new products to make at the comfort of your home. There are a lot of popular pins on DIY (do it yourself) stuff that you can turn into real business opportunities. Even though millions of users check these boards as well, not enough of them actually have the time or the skill to make such products themselves.

If it’s cute and appealing to the eye, you can easily sell it to someone. The only downside is that you will need your own website (or online store, such as eBay) for your audience to buy the products. Learn how to sell on eBay here.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Make an awesome product, (bracelets, handbags, etc..)
  2. Take a stunning picture of the product.
  3. Ask customers to send you their pictures.
  4. Create a board on Pinterest and pin your pictures
  5. Add a link to where you sell your products.

2 – Selling Your Digital Products

How to Make Money On Pinterest: Step by Step Guide

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You can make money blogging by selling your own e-books, but you need to promote them. One awesome tool for effective marketing is Pinterest. You don’t have to stop at e-books, however. Since Pinterest is mostly used to find high-quality, relevant images, creating and selling those on this platform has proven to be an amazing source of passive income. If you love photography, your pictures can be worth gold for small businesses who need such talent.

If you are a graphic designer, you should know that the market for your talents will always keep growing. You can sell your services on Fiverr or Upwork, but there is no better way than using the most visually appealing platform to prove your talent.

You may have to include personal details such as your work email or have your own website set up so that potential clients can reach out to you. Speaking of emails, you can learn how to make money using email marketing here.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Create an awesome digital product (e-book, infographic, etc..)
  2. Create relevant and high-quality Pinterest friendly images.
  3. Create a relevant board on Pinterest and pin your pictures
  4. Add a link to your website or offer page on Fiverr.

3 – Selling Pinterest Consulting Services

If you know your way around managing Pinterest Business accounts, then you can sell that knowledge. There are a lot of bloggers as well as brands who are actively looking for an experienced individual to work on their social media management. If you are that good at Pinterest, then you can promote such a service on and off Pinterest using your blog, guest posting, and word of mouth.

It may seem strange to you, but even those who know how important Pinterest can be to their business, they still need someone to handle it for them. You can get paid per hour of consulting, or per month for managing the account. Either way, that is easy money to earn fast thanks to Pinterest.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Get familiar with Pinterest for Businesses.
  2. Learn how to drive traffic and leads to blogs from Pinterest.
  3. Use your own Pinterest account as a case study.
  4. Find prospective clients looking for your services.
  5. Get hired to consult or manage their Pinterest accounts.

4 – Affiliate Marketing on Pinterest

Pinterest had banned affiliate links for sometimes as they became the new way of spamming the search engine. They were hurting the user experience. However, they have brought it back but with some new changes in the terms of use. You can learn more about how Pinterest Affiliate Marketing on this article.


Pinterest is a goldmine for those looking to earn money on the side. You can learn how to make money on Pinterest without having to spend any of your money. You can make 100% of the profits, or earn a good commission for promoting affiliate products. Everything you do on Pinterest can be an easy way for you to earn more money.

Combining Pinterest with blogging will also lead to better results. You can read my post on how to start a profitable blog, as well as check out my free 5 day blogging and traffic primer course. I also have my premium, more advanced Blogging and Traffic Masterclass if you’re really serious.

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