What is Pinterest and how can you earn money on Pinterest?

Most people think that Pinterest is a search engine. But it is not. Let’s discuss what is Pinterest and how can you earn money on Pinterest.

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Pinterest is a social media platform where people can pin (save) their interest on a profile. But most people uses it as a search engine to find products, solutions and services for their day to day life. So in a way it act like a search engine. But developers’ intension was to make a social media platform.

Since most people use Pinterest as a search engine, it generates so many opportunities to earn money online. Let’s see how you can earn money on Pinterest.

Can you earn money on Pinterest?

Yes, you can. There are several ways that you can make money on Pinterest. Some people think that users cannot earn money directly on Pinterest. But Pinterest recently introduced a way for its users to earn money directly in Pinterest.

Without any further ado, here is a list of main ways that you can make money on Pinterest.

1. Generate traffic to your websites.
2. Affiliate Marketing.
3. Pinterest Creator Rewards.
4. Promote Freelance Services.

These are the main free ways that you can earn money on Pinterest without you investing any money. Let’s discuss these methods further.

What is Pinterest and how can you earn money on Pinterest?
1. Generate Website Traffic on Pinterest

Pinterest is a great way to drive traffic to your website. Since most people use Pinterest to search, you can maintain a profile there related to your website niche. Then you can create pins and idea pins for your blog posts, products or services.

Let’s say you have a blogging website where you post articles about pets. What you have to do is each time you post an article, you need to create a pin regarding that article. When people search regarding that particular topic people will see your pin and follow the link.

Another example, you have an online store where you sell home decorations and you want to gain more buyers to your store. Create a business account on Pinterest and start posting pins and idea pins about home décors. Once you start getting impressions you can start posting pins about your products.

83% of US Pinterest users buy something using the platform. So it is more likely to get sales if you promote your products on Pinterest than any other social media platform.

2. Affiliate Marketing

This might be the most successful way to earn money on Pinterest. Like I said earlier, Pinterest sales conversion rate is really high. So if you are an affiliate marketer you can promote your affiliate product using pins and idea pins.

If you don’t know what Affiliate Marketing is, read our article about What Affiliate Marketing is and How to make money from Affiliate Programs.

Does Pinterest Pay you directly - What is Pinterest and how can you earn money on Pinterest
3. Pinterest Creator Rewards

Like I said earlier, most people think that they cannot earn money directly from Pinterest. But as a creator, you can apply for Pinterest creator rewards program. Once Pinterest accept you for the program, you can create idea pins for the topic they have publish there. Once the competition is over they will pick the best idea pin and give the reward to the creator. How much money does Pinterest pay you? You can earn average $1000 in rewards.

If you want to learn more about Creator Rewards, Check their official article.

4. Promote Freelance Services

Pinterest is one of the best platforms to promote your freelancing services. Like other methods, you can use pins and idea pins to promote your services. Especially if you are a Fiverr seller.

Can I share Fiverr gig on Pinterest?

The most common question people have is “Does Fiverr allow to share gig on Pinterest?” You have nothing to worry about. Both Fiverr and Pinterest allow to share your Fiverr gig on Pinterest and you should. It’s a great platform to promote your Fiverr gig for free.

How can use Pinterest to promote my Fiverr gig?

The answer is kinda complicated. It depend of the service you provide. For an example, let’s say you provide “short video ads” gig. So instead of promoting it directly, what you have to do is give Pinterest users something meaningful.

You can create an idea pin about promoting business. In that pin you can mention video ads to promote business in Social Media. And then you can add your gig link to the pin so if anyone wants to use a video ad to promote their business, they will follow the link and contact you on Fiverr.

So now you know what is Pinterest and how can you earn money on Pinterest.

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Mawan Lakshan Aluvihare is a software engineer, social media marketer and an online entrepreneur in Sri Lanka. He completed his bachelor's degree in Interactive Media at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology in 2014. He is a level 2 seller on Fiverr, a successful dropshipper and the owner of redwolfTAG Solution, a web development company in Sri Lanka.

Mawan Lakshan

Mawan Lakshan Aluvihare is a software engineer, social media marketer and an online entrepreneur in Sri Lanka. He completed his bachelor's degree in Interactive Media at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology in 2014. He is a level 2 seller on Fiverr, a successful dropshipper and the owner of redwolfTAG Solution, a web development company in Sri Lanka.

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