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How Do You Make Money Posting on Pinterest?

L McCarter is a longtime freelance writer with over six years of experience writing about making money online.

Making money on Pinterest is a great way to make if you need some extra cash.

Making money on Pinterest is a great way to make if you need some extra cash.

How to Make Money on Pinterest

In order to make money on Pinterest, it's important to start with a solid Pinterest following. You will want to have a decent amount of followers and pins before you begin trying to make cash with Pinterest to ensure that your pins are seen. You can do this by following the basic guidelines below.


How to Get Followers on Pinterest

  • In order to gain more followers, you need to start pinning like mad. Pin everything and anything you're interesting in and create numerous boards for your pins. This is the most important step to gaining followers.
  • Start following. Follow everyone that you find yourself interested in.
  • Add your friends from social networking sites via the find friends option. This will allow you to add your Twitter and Facebook friends easily.
  • Add products within the fashion and beauty categories. These seem to gain followers the best.
  • Pin top products, current fashion, and all-around useful information. Don't make your boards sloppy and unorganized. This will create a solid foundation for your money-making pins.

Now That You Have a Following, How Do You Make Money on Pinterest?

The main website that I recommend to begin making money on Pinterest is ShopSense. ShopSense is a free service from ShopStyle by POPSUGAR that pays you for sending shoppers to their retailers. This one is great because your shoppers don't actually have to make a purchase in order for you to make cash from your Pinterest pins.

You profit from ShopSense by clicks as well as purchases. One of the best things about ShopSense is that they have integrated pin buttons in all of their products! It is important to use these buttons to profit and not just pin the product from your Pinterest button.

The amount that you make is not a set rate, but you can see the amount that you have made on your ShopSense dashboard. You can find products in genres like fashion, home décor, accessories, beauty products, men's products, and more!
Here are some helpful tips about making money with shop sense Pinterest pins:

  • I have noticed that I profit the most off of pinning my products between the hours of 4 pm and 8 pm. This seems to be the time that people are using Pinterest the most.
  • Do not simply keep the description as the product description from the site. Explain more in detail why the product is worth buying to engage pinners and make them want to learn more.
  • Pin to various boards and various categories.
  • Add the price of products in a clever way if discounted or affordable. This will make people more interested in looking at your links.

Want to Earn Shopping Credits Instead?

Two more sites that are great to use are ShopLately and Zulily. Both have built-in Pinterest buttons and give you credits, but only when a purchase is made. If you have a large Pinterest following, you can contact ShopLately directly, and they will work with you setting a number of pins to be made each month and giving you a credit for doing so! Shop lately also gives great incentives with a $10 credit for signing up through Facebook, which is a great tagline to add to your pins.

Hover over shopstyle product to find pinterest button!

Hover over shopstyle product to find pinterest button!

Get to It!

There is money to make all over the internet; it's just a matter of finding out how! Take advantage of these easy tips to making money with Pinterest pins and earn cash simply for doing what you already enjoy—pinning! Good luck and happy Pinterest money-making ventures.

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.


Scott Mignerey on January 15, 2020:

I am looking forward to getting started making money.

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Michele Kelsey from Edmond, Oklahoma on March 16, 2019:

I really like how you have prepared this information. I was wondering how to best organize Pinterest and gain followers at the same time. I look forward to trying these tips. Thank you so much for sharing all of this. Regards, Michele

R V Datmir on October 16, 2018:

Or better yet, just concentrate on making your blog (or whatever your preferred kind of website may be) make your money and hire a professional to do all the Pinterest stuff.

anuj on April 11, 2018:

Gaining followers and building marketing base on Pinterest is no less than a headache. I tried a number of tools to manage my three accounts but was very disappointed until I discovered PinPinterest. The best thing about this tool was that via the multiple account management option, I was able to handle all my accounts in a single PinPinterest account. Moreover, this is very easy to set up and hardly took me five minutes. Apart from this, my other favorite feature is sophisticated artificial intelligence, which screened the content and pinned only the relevant items on my boards.

Makanjuola Mary on October 25, 2017:

Thanks on this wonderful information. But how can I get to invite friends from other social network

safiya akhtar on September 18, 2017:

thank you for this valuable information.

sierra on August 22, 2017:

do you need a website to make money off pinterest?

Nancy Doyle on July 25, 2017:

The tool I like for managing and automating my Pinterest account is It has got me about 55k followers in the last 7 months.

PinPinterest is free for all, runs online, sets up fast, has Pin Scheduling and Speed control features. The mobile optimised website lets you have access to your account anytime and from any device.

Its intelligent algorithm pins only content relevant to my business, thus keeping my boards clutter-free... The ads are a bit irritating, but that's okay..its like a small price you pay for the excellent tool :)

Its truly the tool of the future.

Lana on April 12, 2017:

Great ideas, I'm going to try all ur tips thank you

Brenda de on February 15, 2017:

Informative post, thank you!

Teena Marue on January 29, 2017:

Thank you so much for the info!

oummouhib on September 25, 2016:

you have a good talent

pollyplum on August 12, 2016:

Actually, this post isn't helpful at all. pin everything that interests you, follow everyone who interest you, in order to get people to follow you and make money??? How does money come in?You still haven't told us that.

nessmd on July 03, 2016:

How do you sign up on shop style to earn from Pinterest. I'm a Pinterest fanatic and would love to make money doing what I love.

Nick on June 30, 2016:

Great info , but looks like it's a little complicated can you do a step by step


jldanley on June 28, 2016:

great info! I love pinning but still not exactly sure how to get started with this....any help?


Kissinger on May 22, 2016:

Nice article. But where is your Pin It button?

Dede. Brown on May 07, 2016:


Lea on March 17, 2016:

Hi There, went to the web site and starting registering. however when you come to choosing a country or currency they don't have South Africa or Rand (Zar)

Andrea Parker from Florida on March 10, 2016:

I love your hub! This is a really good one because it gives tips from your very own personal experience. I am quite interested in this because I have been longing to get involved with Pinterest and I would of course like to make some extra money. Thank you so much for showing me how to get started!

ezzly on March 08, 2016:

excellent article, good tips.

breegaell on February 28, 2016:

Hello, are you looking extra cash?. I recommend Clixsense. Join free

Tracey Headford on February 25, 2016:

Great article but you haven't told how to register with shopstyle, I went to the site but there was no information on how to get a dashboard. Please can you help with this issue

John on February 16, 2016:

Better join Neobux...

Aida F. on February 09, 2016:

@lydiasayswhat Thank you so much for this informative article Lydia.... I too am a Pinterest addict and I have a decent following, but I never knew I could make money from doing it, going to give it a try and thanks for the great tips btw, GOD bless!! :)

sajida on January 18, 2016:

I am really mad for pintrrest l love it very much but thanks for making fruitful for us.I would also like to earn from it as i plug on with pinterest for hours.please guide me further

Elizabeth on January 06, 2016:

Loved this article! Thanks for sharing. I would also recommended trying this:

Tanja on November 12, 2015:

Is this valid only for US or worldwide ? :) thanks

Jamie Jensen from Chicago on November 10, 2015:

Definitely worth a shot! Thanks for sharing! :)

Gina on October 14, 2015:

Love this post, taught me some new things on how to profit from my daily habit. Thanks a bunch.

Arco Hess from Kansas City, Kansas on November 06, 2014:

Seems to me that 'You follow, I follow' is everywhere. Follow me and I will follow you. I guess it's a good tactic.

Elvis Michael on July 29, 2014:

Awesome post on Pinterest.

I recently started using Pinterest and i admit it's a lot more fun than FB and Twitter (perhaps due to the visual aspect of it.) In any case, it's a neat platform for business/marketing and casual use alike.

I've noticed that the more pictures i share, the more people seem to return the favor and my profile has gradually built some momentum.

I suggest that everyone also installs a Pinterest plugin to your blog so that your readers can easily "Pin" any quality image available in your blog posts.

Hope that helps. Enjoy your day.

Elvis Michael

passionate77 on December 13, 2013:

nice and informative hub, thanks for sharing!

L McCarter (author) from Murder Mitten Midwest on December 12, 2013:

Thank you :)

passionate77 on December 12, 2013:

very helpful and so informative post, stay blessed and million thanks for sharing.

Kevin W from Texas on December 11, 2013:

Nice informative hub lydiasayswhat, I also use Pinterest, gained a lot of followers/re-pins/likes/etc. using a pinwoot. Gets you lots of followers. Try it out.

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