Practical Ways To Earn on Pinterest

By on January 21, 2013

To earn on Pinterest is a company’s main goal, whether you’re a service based business or a product based business, looking to make high volume sales. Whatever your goals, there is no doubt that Pinterest offers your company a unique opportunity. Today I’m going to provide you with a superb list of 49.9 practical ways to earn on pinterest!

  • #1: Connect your Pinterest account with your Facebook account for increased sharing.
  • #2: Earn on Pinterest by posting work-related before and after images.
  • #3: If you’re trying to sell a product, list a benefit in the description area.
  • #4: Pin product images that contain people in them to inspire sharing and comments.
  • #5: Create infographics that showcase your top services and enhance your profile.
  • #6: Post your ebook images and then use your Clickbank affiliate link to earn on Pinterest.
  • #7: Make your pinboards diverse by including other people’s products on your pages.
  • #8: Create instructographics that take your followers through making something step by step.
  • #9: Always add in an interesting description or comment with your image.
  • #10: Speak about Pinterest for business when meeting with clients and customers.
  • #11: Launch a viral Pinterest contest to boost visibility and earn money on Pinterest.
  • #12: Use Pinterest as a market research tool, ask your audience the tough questions!
  • #13: To earn on Pinterest follow as many relevant people as you can, to improve your network.
  • #14: Upload unique ebook images of your own and get more traffic to your sales pages.
  • #15: Spend time sharing other people’s images to gain more followers.
  • #16: Use Pinterest to get more people to like your Twitter page and marketing tactics.
  • #17: Place your Pinterest address on a business card, stationary and on signage.
  • #18: Create images that women will want to share with other women.
  • #19: Always use a category hashtag or two to describe your image for extra sharing.
  • #20: Earn on Pinterest by integrating SEO keywords into your profile text.
  • #21: Source images that complement your product images, to earn on Pinterest.
  • #22: Create pins that say something about the person that is going to repin them.
  • #23: Build an adsense site and then funnel traffic from Pinterest to the site.
  • #24: Spend time commenting on other people’s images to gain more exposure.
  • #25: Add your Ebay images to your Pinterest account to get more traffic there.
  • #26: Pinterest marketing is all about images, so invest in a really good camera.
  • #27: Earn on Pinterest by increasing your blog traffic and ad stats from referral traffic.
  • #28: Track your links using TinyURL and measure the click through rate on your images!
  • #29: Improve your blog sign up ratios by funneling traffic to your sign up page.
  • #30: Spend some time in post-processing and put filters on your images for extra beauty.
  • #31: The best recorded time to pin is between 2pm-4pm EST.
  • #32: Be innovative with your pinboard names, like ‘what I love about brand x.’
  • #33: The best time to post at night is between 8pm-1am EST.
  • #34: Include calls to action in your pins, and enjoy an 80% increase in engagement.
  • #35: Invite your followers to add to your product pinboards with their own images.
  • #36: DIY and tutorial pins enjoy a 42% higher click through rate than other pins.
  • #37: To earn on Pinterest add your Amazon images to your page for extra traffic there.
  • #38: Always relate your pins to trending topics, for a 94% boost in click through ratios.
  • #39: The more boards you have, the more time people will spend on your profile.
  • #40: If you’re going to earn on Pinterest, you’ll need to post there at least once a day.
  • #41: Marketing on Pinterest is about inspiring messages, make sure your company has many.
  • #42: Follow real people to earn on Pinterest, or people with 200-300 followers.
  • #43: Create a pinboard of happy clients or testimonial pins.
  • #44: Make your pinboards very specific so that people can find what they’re looking for.
  • #45: Improve your link juice to your websites by including them in your pins.
  • #46: Avoid repining products or services from bots, spammers and other marketers.
  • #47: Earn on Pinterest by including category names in your pinboard titles.
  • #48: Don’t have more than one account or you could be seen as a spammer.
  • #49: Keep your pins free of advertising, but use hashtags, Twitter handles and nicknames.
  • #49.9: Invest money into your Pinterest account – the more you post and share the better!

Use these 49.9 excellent tips to earn money on Pinterest for your company. It’s great as a platform to sell products, or to get exposure for your non-profit organization.

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About John Souza

John Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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