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Whelp. Pinterest has done it again!
Given us another reason to promise it our first born. Okay, maybe that’s a bit extreme.
Affiliate marketing on Pinterest is back! And I’m pretty freakin’ excited about it. And you should be too!
Why you ask? Because the opportunity to make money with affiliate marketing on Pinterest is a blogger’s dream. With over 150 million pinners to help share your link world-wide, it’s a beautiful avenue for increasing that awesome passive income we all love. And it’s free!
Now, that’s my kinda marketing!
And I’m not the only blogger doing the happy dance for this stuff – one of my faves to follow, Abby Lawson, has an awesome post dishing all about this Pinterest Affiliate Marketing news as well. The more you know, right?
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Now, if you’re new to the idea of affiliate links, here’s the super simple scoop.
Affiliate links are one of the many ways that bloggers make moola. The idea is to share the products and/or services you enjoy.
So, let’s say, I’m a fan of the website host, Bluehost, or the email tool, ConvertKit. I’d simply head over to their website and sign up with their affiliate program. Which, by the way, is usually just a matter of answering a few questions about your blog/website then receiving an email with your special affiliate link.
Easy peasy, right?
USE AFFILIATE LINKS ON PINTEREST
1. DISCLOSE, DISCLOSE, DISCLOSE
Okay my Lovlies, here’s my biggest piece of advice.
Your number one rule as an affiliate marketer is to disclose when you’re including affiliate links on Pinterest, or anywhere else for that matter. And this can easily be accomplished in a couple different ways. Either include the word “affiliate” or use #affiliate within your pin description.
Yep, that simple.
This way you’ll keep the FTC off your back and ensure the Pinterest Gods are happy campers.
2. DON’T GET ALL SPAMMY
Yes, the idea of making that easy money is super exciting. But have some restraint. Throwing a bunch of affiliate pins up on your boards, especially one after another, will get old, quick.
If your boards come off too salesy, you may lose your hard-earned followers, and we obviously don’t want that.
So you’ll want to think about how to strategically incorporate your links into your pins. (More on how to do that below.)
3. USE A SCHEDULER
Using a good Pinterest scheduler will save your sanity.
One of my favorites is BoardBooster for its genius looping feature. It’s pretty much the best thing everrrr.
BoardBooster works its magic by re-pinning your oldest pins to the top of the same board they’re already on. Then, after a few days, it deletes whichever of those pins (the original or the re-pin) has less interaction.
Now your affiliate pins get a second chance at life without cluttering up your boards with multiples of the same pin. The results, are clean-looking boards and doubled affiliate link exposure.
Are you in love yet?
INCORPORATE AFFILIATE LINKS ON PINTEREST
1. CREATE AN AFFILIATE LINK BOARD
I highly recommend creating a Pinterest board just for your affiliate links.
It’s a great way to have a central location for your visitors to easily find and purchase the tools and products you recommend. And, it works well with that lovely looping feature on BoardBooster I just mentioned.
Simply set up your new affiliate board and enable the looping feature to get your links working for themselves. Ah-mazing.
2. ADD AFFILIATE LINKS TO CURRENT PINS
Take a peek at your boards and determine which pins you can update using your affiliate links. You’ve likely got pins created for products and/or resources you’ve recommended to your readers. Now go ahead and add your affiliate links to those bad boys!
3. MAKE YOUR DESCRIPTIONS COUNT
Descriptions are King on Pinterest. The more concise and informative you make them, the better your links will perform. A solid description, a few sentences long, will help readers easily find what they’re looking for, and buy it – using your special little link. Cha-ching!
There ya have it! Simple enough, right?
Are you ready to pop those affiliate links on Pinterest and put them to work?
And if you need additional reasons to love Pinterest, check out these awesome ways to use Pinterest for your blog. It really is a blog saver!
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