I would like to be clear cut and honest in this blogpost about having affiliate sale from Pinterest ! and I will show it to you step by step with images and screenshot of my own blog. Yes ! this post is not any promotional strategy and neither an expanded version of a tiny tiny concept !
Table of content
- 1 The truth about affiliate sale on Pinterest
- 2 My first affiliate sale from Pinterest
- 3 What you need to do first ?
- 3.1 Setting up your Pinterest business account:
- 3.2 Making Images of your blog posts on Canva
- 3.3 Use tailwind to schedule your pins
- 3.3.1 Step 1:Upload your blog post image on your Pinterest account
- 3.3.2 Step 2: Use Tailwind chrome extension to select your blog post images
- 3.3.3 Step 3: Select the borads and group boards where you want your pins to be added
- 3.3.4 Step 4: Check the Tailwind Scheduler
- 3.3.5 Step 5: Finally don’t forget to shuffle
The truth about affiliate sale on Pinterest
I use to read those long posts and images by bloggers who wrote about earning your first affiliate sale from Pinterest and I thought this was just another bluff from the “wanna be” bloggers who bragged about earning an affiliate income with just little traffic from Pinterest.
I have seen blogger who talk about money making blog when their own blog isn’t making anything at all. So I never wanted to write anything that would give me this guilt of being dishonest with people that i wanted to connect with genuinely! I was patient enough to wait and try all my strategies to see what works and what turned out to be a failure. I learned in each blogging phase until I reached to a point where I finally begin to earn from my courses, freelancing and affiliate sales.
It’s been 4 years to the existence of Passive Income Blogging (formerly Flavorsinlife.com) and after 4 years of trial and error I am now able to have a focused direction for this blog that is generating passive income through different streams of income.
Getting back to the topic, I knew that Pinterest is one super awesome place for us women to read, engage and scroll around for unique things to go through and I even wrote a huge blog post about how Pinterest works. But I honestly never thought affiliate marketing would work for Pinterest !
And I declare out loud !
Yes, You can earn affiliate income from Pinterest. It works 100% but it depends on the strategies you to use to bring in sales.
You can check out my strategy in this post.
My first affiliate sale from Pinterest
I wont brag and exaggerate the power of Pinterest but I was over-whelmed when I used a particular strategy and that worked.
This is my first sale from Siteground Webhosting. I didn’t even know I had earned a commission until I checked my affiliate area of Siteground Hosting service. I have written a step-by-step tutorials about how to start a blog in SiteGround. You can also check my review for Siteground.
I am personally using it for my own blog right now and its super-awesome. (Trust me, I would have never used it for my own blog if it was just for the sake of earning an affiliate income)
What you need to do first ?
So in this post, I will discuss my hands-on experience of what I did to get my first affiliate sale. I believe very few people must have written everything step-by-step and take you along the journey. Let’s do it !
Setting up your Pinterest business account:
The foremost process of having your first affiliate sale from Pinterest is to get a Pinterest business account and get done with the following steps:
I think without an organized Pinterest account, you wont be able to have consistent affiliate sales. So consider this step as a pre-requisite to all that you do later. Without a presentable pinterest account, you wont be able to pitch your images and affiliate links.
Be sure to go through all the options mentioned below:
- Your title
- Description of your blog/business/niche
- Image of your Pinterest business account
- Adding relevant boards (according to your niche)
- Joining group boards (as much as you can)
- Create your boards images using Canva
- Follow Pinterest users of your niche
Making Images of your blog posts on Canva
When you are done with having an organized Pinterest account. The next step is to create beautiful images with Canva for your blog posts which will have those affiliate links.
You can see I have a blogpost about how to create a blog and these are the images I created for a single post. Remember that you need to create atleast 2-3 images for each of your blogpost that you can pin in different boards and Groups boards at different timings throughout the day.
Now these are the important steps that you need to take before jumping into my ultimate strategy of earning your first affiliate sale.
Related post: What is Affiliate Marketing and how to use affiliate links in your blog?
Use tailwind to schedule your pins
Having a clear Pinterest profile is the first step. Your next step is to use Tailwind scheduler that is used to schedule Pins to Pinterest. It is one such easy to use scheduler that lets you schedule all your Pin. So your pin will be scheduled to different boards for weeks (yes weeks!) to different boards. All you have to do is to spend some 15-20 minutes to schedule post in their Scheduled post section (see pictures below)
Related post: What is Tailwind and how can you use it for Pinterest?
This is how I do it :
Step 1:Upload your blog post image on your Pinterest account
(Note: You need to have a board in Pinterest that has all the images of your blog posts)
Step 2: Use Tailwind chrome extension to select your blog post images
Step 4: Check the Tailwind Scheduler
Step 5: Finally don’t forget to shuffle
Note: Remember to add 3-4 images of blog post that has your affiliate links.
Go to sleep and wait for the miracle to happen ! Yes that’s it. You don’t have to do anything once you have scheduled all your post on tailwind. However, you need to be sure that you have complete all the steps written above.
How was your Tailwind scheduler experience for the first time ! Let me know. I would be glad to help