Tara Reid | Marketing and Content Creation

How to Get Started with Affiliate Marketing on Pinterest

Affiliate marketing is the best way to create passive income or create an additional income stream for your business. I’ve talked a lot about affiliate marketing on the blog, but I wanted to talk specifically about incorporating affiliate marketing on Pinterest into your marketing strategy.

Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of the links on my website are affiliate links, which means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase.

There are several ways to do Pinterest affiliate marketing and increase that affiliate income!

Affiliate Marketing on Pinterest Methods

If you want to increase your affiliate marketing income, tapping into the power of Pinterest is an awesome way to do that.

1. Method One – Directing to Blog Content

If you use blogging as a part of your content marketing and affiliate marketing strategy, Pinterest is a great way to get more traffic to your blog posts. The more people that read your blog posts that have affiliate links – the more likely you are to increase your affiliate income.

Blog posts are also great for SEO, building your domain authority, and repurposing content across other channels.

Any new blog posts you create that have affiliate links, start with at least 3-5 pin designs and see how they perform. You can always batch create more pin designs for older blog posts later on, too, so you don’t have to keep creating long-form blog posts constantly.

You also need to add a disclaimer to any blog post that contains affiliate links, and it needs to be placed above the first affiliate link.

2. Method Two – Pinning Directly to Your Affiliate Link on Pinterest

A lot of affiliate programs allow you to promote directly on Pinterest, but there are a few requirements. You have to add #affiliate in the pin description to be upfront that it is an affiliate link, and you’ll want to double-check the affiliate terms and conditions to make sure it’s allowed.

Amazon’s affiliate program, for example, will not allow you to promote directly on Pinterest so you’ll have to use those links in blog posts and create pins for those.

Another thing to keep in mind with this method, if you are using Tailwind, is to check the rules for any Tailwind Communities you are a part of. Many of them have rules that exclude allowing you to add a submission to a tribe that is going directly to an affiliate link.

When it comes to pin designs for affiliate programs, you can create several pin designs around the affiliate product or program to use on Pinterest.

Which Pinterest Affiliate Marketing Method Is Best?

Either works and there isn’t really a best way. Each method has benefits, which is why I recommend testing and trying both methods, depending on the affiliate program and the possible income you’ll receive for conversions.

How to Find Affiliate Marketing Programs

The easiest way to figure out which affiliate programs are perfect for you is to think about the tools, courses, programs, and systems that you are already using and would be a great recommendation for your target audience. Is it something that they would need and be interested in? Why not check and see if they have an affiliate program and promote it!

Here is an awesome resource list of affiliate programs for different niches!

Can You Really Make Money With Affiliate Marketing?

Absolutely! You don’t need a huge audience, either, and the best part about affiliate income is that it’s completely passive and takes little effort. I was making around $800 per month in affiliate income without really having a strategy behind it or putting a lot of energy into it.

The best thing about affiliate income, too, is that once it is out there (either on Pinterest or in your blog post) that content is alive for a long time and can result in affiliate income months or even years later.


How to Get Started with Affiliate Marketing on Pinterest



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