How to Make Money on Pinterest as an Affiliate With Amazon (Beginner's Tutorial)

Updated on May 15, 2020
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Anne is a longtime freelance writer who's constantly trying to find ways to write articles online and turn a profit.

We live in a world where now making money online seems like an easy task. There are endless opportunities out there if you are just starting out and you want to have some small revenue to spend on your needs. Of course, while it may seem easy, there are some steps that you need to take into account in order to ensure that you are successful. Some of you may have already thought or heard that you can use Pinterest to fulfill that goal, probably a reason why you clicked on this article.

Today we will focus on the steps that you need to take in order to max out your revenue. Using affiliate links is one of the best steps that you can make, but you will see more success if you add them artfully with exciting descriptions and relevant topics. Tune in to find out all the steps and the history behind using Pinterest as an income source! You will not regret it in the end and if you apply what we will teach you today the right way you will certainly find success!

What Is The Deal With Affiliate Links?

If you thought about using affiliate links a couple of years ago and you found yourself disheartened by the fact that Pinterest did not allow that, you will be happy to hear that their policy has changed. As it is the case with almost everything online-based, people will find a way to spam a platform in order to maximize their profits. Today the system has changed, and affiliate links are finally allowed. The biggest one out there is, of course, Amazon Associates.


How Can You Use Amazon Associates In Order To Sell Products?

Let’s take this step by step. In order to use an Amazon Associates account, you first have to create one. The registration process is not too complicated, but you need to follow a set of requirements.

First of all, you need to apply for such an account by using a free blogging platform like Wordpress. Or even Blogspot if that was your choice. We recommend that you start your journey using a free blogging platform because it is easy to set it up and you can also find plenty of tutorials online teaching you how to tailor your blog to your desires.

The next step is to get a Pinterest business account. The name says it all. You want to make it a business, even an online one at that; then you should get an account that is meant to ensure that. Last but not least make sure that you link these two accounts. You can do that by going into your Amazon Associates account and going into Account Settings, then click on Edit Your Website And Mobile App List and click Add.

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Using A Pinterest Board

Some new users would decide to just start with one board in order to sell their products, but this move might do more bad for you than good. If you have just one board where you sell some products you may find yourself at a loss when you are not getting the number of interested buyers. We recommend that you start with 10 boards. If you feel like you cannot handle such a large workload, then go for at least 5 boards and dedicate the time needed to manage them. Don’t just go and pin one product on that board, aim for at least 10 or more. Do not go overboard either. If you make a board that looks cluttered to someone they might not have the time to sort through it and will just decide to give up altogether. Stick to pinning products that come from Amazon as the company is well-known and trusted by users. It will help you more than you know along the way.

SEO is important!
SEO is important!

Think On Using Proper Keywords For Your Board

This is a small thing that people tend to overlook. Once you pin a product you want to add as many keywords as possible to make sure that it pops up in a search engine and that people find it. The goal would be to find it within one or two Google pages, not on the 20th one. Let me tell you how you can avoid that. The best step to finding the right keywords to add is to use Google Keyword Planner. It will allow you to see what kind of keywords you can use. Say you want to sell a watch. Using keywords like “watch,” “black watch,” “cheap watch” will not help you as much as going for “stainless steel watch” “moon phase watch” and other options.

How To Use a Pinterest Board And Amazon Associates in Your Blog

Let us go back to the example that I just showed you. At the beginning of the article, we mentioned the fact that you need to use a Blogspot or Wordpress blog in order to create an Amazon Associates link. Do not just let that blog get old and catch dust. Write articles or reviews of products. Say you want to sell a watch. You have the accounts, you have it on Pinterest, you have everything you need, but you still can’t get people to buy it.

Why is that? Well, why don’t we start by writing an article on what makes the watch great? Talk about the features that the product has and what makes it stand out from the competition. You do not need a Rolex watch to get people to listen. You can have something that is cheaper and manages to sell it just by using the right words. And you do not need to be a college graduate or have years of marketing experience. Use the proper grammar and intriguing adjectives, and you are sure to catch some people’s eyes. Link the product either with its Amazon link or, more preferably, with the Pinterest one.

This will not only ensure that you get your product across on search engines and that people may want to buy it, but it will also ensure that you have a blog that is up with the trends. And if someone clicked on an article that told them why a particular watch is so great and why they should buy it, what makes you think that they will not click on another article that tells them about another accessory or piece of clothing or other product that is available?

Creativity is a wonderful thing and getting started with your Pinterest board, blog, and Amazon Affiliates account may sound difficult. However, we hope that this article made things a bit simpler for you. You now have the tools to make Pinterest your heaven, and we hope that you use them wisely, as anyone should.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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        Farrah Young 

        2 months ago from Nigeria

        I have been an ardent user of Pinterest for traffic and I have come to discover it is one of the best channels for driving continual free traffic to your posts.


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