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3 Simple Tips for How to Make Money with Pinterest

In this article, I’m going to share 3 of my favorite ways to make money with Pinterest. These are, in my opinion, three of the easiest and best ways that you can make money from Pinterest today.

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1. Make money with Pinterest from ad revenue.

One of the simplest ways to make money from Pinterest is writing articles and then making money passively from ads, month after month. Last month I earned over $2,300 from my blog from ad revenue alone, and much of the traffic that produced that ad revenue came from Pinterest. Making money from ads is perhaps the easiest way to make money with Pinterest from blogging.

At this point, at least for right now, my blog is pretty passive income. I’ve been pretty busy working on other things, and so I didn’t post any new articles last month. (But I do plan to write more articles soon.) I spent about 20 minutes a day creating or posting a few new pins to Pinterest for some of my best articles—and that’s it.

If you are interested in starting a blog to make money passively from ad revenue (and other income sources like those mentioned below), you can learn the 5 simple steps to set up a blog in about 15 minutes here. And you can start a blog super cheap, for $5 or less a month. (That’s a huge double win in my book.)

Three of the best ad networks are Monumetric, Mediavine (the ad network I am a part of and truly love; they have about the best customer service I have ever seen), and AdThrive.

2. Make money with Pinterest from affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is where you make money by sharing products and services that you recommend with others. So, for example, if you have a favorite makeup line that you love, and they have an affiliate program and you share your makeup affiliate link with family, friends, and readers, then you could make money by recommending that makeup line.

When you are part of an affiliate program, you can share your affiliate links on blog posts and FB and IG posts and in emails and Pinterest pins and elsewhere.

Two great things about affiliate marketing are that it can be pretty easy to do (we all naturally tend to share our favorite products and services with others, right? Like your favorite restaurant or camping equipment) and there is great income potential. One pro at affiliate marketing is Michelle Schroeder-Gardner. She makes over $50,000 a month just from affiliate marketing. Her course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is one of the first ones that I took.

3. Make money with Pinterest by selling digital products such as printables, planners, ebooks, and courses.

Making and selling your own products can be the very best way to make money from Pinterest. By selling your own products, you get to set your own prices and you get full control of the selling process. You also get to keep all of the money you make (minus any expenses, of course). And it can be a lot of fun! When you love what you write about or love to create, making products to support that interest is a natural and very rewarding next step.

One of the easiest ways to get into making products is to create printables and planners. Suzi Whitford, one of my favorite bloggers because she’s just sweet and down to earth and teaches in a fun and engaging and easy to understand way, has a really value-packed (and affordable) course called Printables by Number. (I’ve pretty much bought and taken all of her courses, and she has a lot of them.) And in honor of her birthday, all of her products are 33% off till the end of the month. Just use coupon code SUZI33 at checkout. That’s a pretty sweet deal on her already really affordable products.

You can learn more about how to create and make money with printables and find a list of ideas of printables to sell here. And you can find even more ideas for printables you can create and sell here.

And another potentially very lucrative digital product to sell are digital books and courses (ebooks and online courses). I know bloggers who make tens of thousands of dollars a month from that alone. It’s pretty amazing.

Suzi also teaches a great course on how to create digital courses and tells about the successes that some of her students have had. You can check out Course by Number here. It’s also 33% off until the end of the month, in honor of her birthday. Just use coupon code SUZI33 at checkout.

Final Thoughts on How to Make Money from Pinterest

Summary of 3 of the Best Ways to Make Money with Pinterest

So, to recap, 3 of the best ways to make money with Pinterest are:

  1. Make money with Pinterest from ad revenue
  2. Make money with Pinterest from affiliate marketing
  3. Make money with Pinterest from selling your own products and services

There are lots of other ways that you can make money blogging with Pinterest, but those are three of the best.