Make Good Money On Pinterest

Pinterest will be the fastest growing social site in history, currently growing faster than Facebook was when it had been at the exact same stage of development. Online pinboards are a completely different than anything out there and Pinterest is an hot, hot market. Rather than sharing details about what you’re doing right now ala’ Twitter; besides posting your vacation photos and commenting on friends’ pages ala’ Facebook, Pinterest gives pin boards. These are virtual cork boards where you’ll be able to “pin” images that interest you that you have found in your internet travels.

Your pin board can have dozens or numerous images, but they need to all be related some way, to the theme of your pin board. As an example, I recently saw a pin board of a Pinterest user who categorized her board “Yellow and Gray.” So each image she pinned was something that she liked, but was primarily yellow and gray in color.

You can have unlimited boards.You can also add captions and tags to your images so people trying to find a specific topic can find your board.

One very nice thing about Pinterest is that it has is an very specific demographic. Most users on Pinterest are U.S. females (70%) with an annual household income of $100,000 or more. Most Facebook users are teenagers who don’t have a lot of money to spend. So obviously Pinterest it’s marketer’s dream. You’ve access to millions of U.S. females who have money to spend, sharing their consumer behavior online. These women are pinning all the things they would like to buy or already own.

So how do you monetize Pinterest? Naturally you’ll pin lots of interesting images that relate to niches in which you will have items to sell or you are an affiliate for. But remember your demographic. If you’re pinning lots of fishing gear and car accessories you probably won’t get much interest. You need to go for fashion, books, and all things related to home decor, beauty and fitness. Weddings, clothing and food are some of the hottest niches on Pinterest and most product pins from these niches are things that you can get affiliate links for.

But you have to behave like a typical Pinterest user to develop credibility and particularly, don’t do anything that’ll get you close up! Never spam! You must grow your audience first, gain some trust and add only products that you will find interesting and worth buying. If you pin everything you see that’s marketable you will be quickly seen becoming a spammer and lose any chance to exploit your efforts.

The 2nd thing you certainly should do if you are going to use Pinterest for affiliate marketing is affiliate link cloaking. Pinterest has a unique feature they use to take advantage of affiliates- they discover affiliate links and replace the affiliate’s user name with their own!