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How to Make Money with Pinterest

Did you want to know how to make money with Pinterest? Then you are at the right place. Pinterest is free but powerful than all social media to get massive traffic.  Did I mean traffic, well traffic equals money, isn’t it? To get more sales, you need an engaged people and Pinterest can help with that.

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A successful blogger who is making more than $1 million per year said more traffic equals more money. I really do agree with him to some length but not always true, but if you have access to get that amount of traffic, won’t you find it helpful.

Of course, you will.

How to Make Money with Pinterest

It is simple. I get 90% of my traffic from pinterest and most of my sales came from pinterest. Let me show how to make money with Pinterest like I did.

Step 1

Find a niche

Finding a niche is the first step on how to make money with Pinterest. Believe me, there are some niches that are not doing well on Pinterest, for example, entertainment. But wait…

what is a niche, it is what you want to write about maybe Travel, health and fitness, fashion and beauty, make money, blogging tips etc. I really encourage new bloggers to niche round these types of niches.

Look at what people are searching for on the internet, and then find one you love to write about. Create up to 25-30 posts before launching your blog. You can use whether Microsoft word or Google Doc (highly recommend this) to type your content and save it.

For my blog, I mean cornerwing, I created up to more than 250 blog posts before I launched it. Why did I do that? So that my readers can get a lot of contents to read and as well as get traffic in just a minute days of launching.

Step 2

Launch a Blog

Now that you have up to 25-30 blog posts, it is time to launch your blog. What web hosting, do I recommend? The best and easy to implement for any kind of business is Bluehost and Hostgator.

Why launching a blog, but I made it clear that it is Pinterest. Well launching a blog, is like you are setting for yourself a business online and using Pinterest to get traffic all for free.

Many bloggers are paying huge to get traffic, and here you are getting it for free. Traffic is money and money is traffic. That’s why it is important, to learn how to make money with Pinterest, which is in short, how to get more leads or sales from Pinterest.

Step 3

Sign up for advertisement programs

If you are just starting, they always encourage you to start with Google Adsense. Of course, I started with Google Adsense and it has been really helpful but there are other programs you can sign up for also as an alternative to Google Adsense.

Examples are,,, Chitika etc. they are the best alternatives to Google Adsense. Is this also another means on how to make money with Pinterest?

Yes, it is. Sooner or later, you will be getting tons of traffic to your blog from Pinterest, if you follow the laid down principles I gave anyway.

Sometimes, your readers might be expecting a targeted solution from your post and they couldn’t. If they leave your site immediately, you are going to have a great bounce rate which is not good, but instead, an advertisement from Adsense or, or infolinks maybe what they are looking for… And boom, to your benefit.

Step 4

Now we are here, Sign up for Pinterest: Okay okay, so here’s where it get’s cool. You’ll want to start up a Pinterest Business account. It’s free and it will allow you to connect your website to Pinterest. Sound complicated?

It’s not, I promise. It’s pretty straightforward and Pinterest will walk you through it. Once it’s connected, you’ll be able to access your Pinterest analytics in your menu bar and see how many views and click-throughs to your site you’re getting.

Set up Boards and Get on Group Boards

It is time for you start setting up boards of your own and joining as many as group boards that could accept you. But while you are setting up your boards, do make sure to set up boards that pinterest users are really looking for, skyrocket your reach in no time.

That’s the spirit. For your information, if you are new to Pinterest, Please you need to know that there are some keywords that are trending on Pinterest and they are mostly like Lifestyle, DIY, Beauty, and Fashion, make money, Blogging tips, Foods, and Drinks etc.

How do you Join Group Boards?

It is very easy to join group boards but it is hard to find the one that will be beneficial to your blog. There is always two way to this, the first part is by using Pingroupie and the second method is by going to your favorite Pinterest users relating to your blog and you can check through the group boards they are on and making a request to join can help you a lot. I always prefer the later part anyways.

There is a lot of advantage in joining Pinterest group boards. A lot of reasons, the first is that; group boards have more followers and once you are accepted, you are allowed to share your content to all their followers.

That’s the magic of Pinterest… But at times, joining up to 100k followers can really be a challenge, so my best advice is to join any group board that has more than 20k followers.

It really pays to start with that. But hey, that doesn’t mean you can’t get onto a group board having over 100k. It is very possible. Let me show the breakdown of the group boards I joined when I get started.

Before that!

It’s very important to read how I went through joining the group boards. Well, I have a Pinterest personal account which has created many years ago, so I just converted it to a business account.

Why? So as to give me analytics on how my pins are doing. After converting, I checked some of my favorite bloggers on pinterest to check the groups they are on. I know of a blogger that have more than 65 boards and more than half are group boards having more than 100k followers.

That’s a wow, no wonder I know a blogger who gets more than 1 million visitors a month to her blog. Before that, I created 25 boards and I saved 25 pins or more on each board I created, with that I started getting influence. People started knowing me, in six days; I got more than 25 followers.

That’s a good start, isn’t it? So to my favorite blogger on Pinterest, I started applying to join some of the group board she is in but many of the group boards are closed to new contributors, that means I can’t apply but some I was able to apply and I started seeing the result

But asked me when did I start joining these group boards? I started joining group boards when I was busy writing my 50 contents, so I was doing the work before along with creating my pins.

So I applied to as many group boards and in six days, I was accepted to 7 group boards. These are the group boards I joined below.

  1. Millennial Mindset Group Board-29,113 followers
  2. The Cake Lovers Board-90,784 followers
  3. CREATIVE and ORIGINAL FOOD (KIDS preferably)-23,220 followers
  5. Blogging Pros Group Board-21,633 followers
  6. **| Travel Around The World |**-75,782 followers
  7. Health + Fitness-20,028 followers

If you add all the followers together, that’s around 280,000 people that I can share my content with, in just seven days.

I advise newbies to apply to as many group boards because at times many won’t attend to you and they won’t reply, so the best is apply to any group boards having more than 20k followers (very important) and out of many you applied to, you should start seeing the result. For me I applied to more than 50 group boards, so I can focus on my contents that I was busy writing; at least 25 group boards owners will get back to me.

Once you find the boards you want to join, email the board owner (if there’s an email provided in the board description) which will be the first person shown at the top with board contributors. If they don’t have that, go to their site and contact them from there. If they don’t have any, always try to comment on their most recent pin, chances are high that they will get back to you

How do you create pins?

I use canva for all of my pins and it’s free. You can always try it out. Don’t just try to create your pin for pinning sake, you need to check out some top bloggers, how they create their own pin and their titles. The next is to create a minimum of 5 titles per post, this really turns my traffic to WOW.

  • Get on BoardBooster and Schedule your Pins for a month: I love to use Boardbooster to schedule my pins, it is automated and very easy to use even is the first time you are using it  – BoardBooster is $5 a month for 500 pins per month. You can upgrade from there if you want to pin more

Start your Email List from Day 1

Money is really in the list. You need to start your email list, the same day you start your blog. If you asked me what best email provider, I always recommend Mailerlite and Converkit. Mailerlite gives you free plan for 1000 subscribers with unlimited emails but converkit is still professional. So always go for Gold.

These are the important steps on how to make money with Pinterest. To get more sales, you need an engaged people and Pinterest can help with that.


Oyejobi Adeola is a blogger and an affiliate marketer. He is studying Mechanical Engineering as a profession but blogging became what he loved most in terms of sharing good posts like the one you just finished reading. He is focused on Personal finance tips, money saving tips, how to make extra money ideas, lifestyle, and more.

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