If you’re looking to learn how to use Pinterest for affiliate marketing you’re in luck. This is a guide on how to use Pinterest to get more affiliate sales.
Pinterest had formerly banned affiliate links on their platform but in the recent years have allowed them to come back. With that allowance you can now monetize your pinning and make an income without actively pushing out new content.
Affiliate marketing is a tactic to earn a commission on products you love to use but don’t make yourself. You sign up for programs and they give you a custom link that is trackable and when you make a sale you earn a small commission.
The most common way to get link to share on any platform is to use affiliate networks like Rakuten, ShareASale, CJ Affiliate, FlexOffers, ImpactRadius, PartnerSnack, Amazon or going directly to the website and locating their affiliate signup link.
For example with Tailwind you can see in their footer it says “become an affiliate”. You want to find those.
Yes, Amazon affiliate links are allowed on Pinterest now. If you’re wondering how to promote amazon products on pinterest one great way to do it is to create high value content like this idea pin showcasing my desk setup and tagging your affiliate links in the idea pin. Amazon is one of the programs where you can tag your links on your idea pin directly.
Great question here are some of the most common things you can create pins for affiliate products.
You are required to disclose an affiliate relationship. Even though some people might not read your description you need to put something in there.
The most common disclosure at the end of the description is to put (affiliate) or simply type “this is my affiliate link”…
I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. Please seek the help of a professional if you are at all worried about using affiliate links on Pinterest.
Pinners are a known for their planning and shopping habits. They are looking for things to help them in their lives and this platform is great for driving that traffic and sales. Pinterest can help with affiliate marketing by allowing you to create a traffic source to your affiliate links.
You shouldn’t just spam your links though. Be sure you’re creating high value content and Pinterest images.
Now that you have the basics let’s cover the details for what you need to do on Pinterest to get your affiliate pins found.
Don’t just stop at creating 1 pin and being done. Create pins for your content regularly and link to those affiliate links. The more you use your keywords and make pins the more chances you have to be found.
Be sure you’re creating pins with Pinterest SEO in mind. You’re going to find keywords related to your affiliate offers then use those to make pins. Add your keywords to your text overlay, pin title and description.
I get this question a lot and I want to remind you if you didn’t know this already… Pinterest will get confused if you’re promoting totally different things. For example, you’re promoting affiliate marketing tips & makeup is going to confuse Pinterest. So if you want to promote makeup keep it to that beauty theme. Don’t confuse the platform.
I like to create pins for products and free content regularly. This means I’m going to be creating pins for Tailwind frequently because I’m an affiliate partner. So don’t just post about that product once and be done with it.
You definitely do not want to steal content in order to make money with affiliates and I break that down in this video.
If you’re looking for more advanced Pinterest affiliate marketing strategies then you definitely need to watch this video.
You may want to consider adding affiliate marketing for Pinterest to your strategy. We teach more about this topic inside of Pin Profit Academy too.
Heather went to school for accounting and worked for years in banking and finance. After finding all of that entirely too boring she started her first blog in her basement in August of 2016. She has started 3 blogs in the marketing, motherhood and travel niches and used Pinterest to grow them all. She quickly became the go-to Pinterest strategist in her peer circles and has been implementing strategies, driving traffic and sales through organic and paid tactics for her clients. On this blog and her YouTube channel she educates the public about clear and transparent marketing strategies to help them to grow on Pinterest and in other places online.