Pinterest tips for affiliate marketers

It’s all about your Interests…we mean…Pinterest!

WHAT IS PINTEREST AFFILIATE MARKETING?

So you may be wondering, what is Pinterest affiliate marketing? Essentially, you share products you love and when someone makes a purchase through your link you earn a commission off of that sale.

PINTEREST AFFILIATE MARKETING IDEAS

Here are a few suggestions from the most popular blogging niches for affiliate marketing products you can pin on Pinterest. Of course, there are many other products you can become an affiliate for.

DIY + Crafts Blogs – Link your favourite tools, craft supplies, and inspiration for future projects.

Cooking Bloggers – Create boards + pins for your favourite kitchen tools, cookbooks, aprons and even appliances for your dream kitchen.

Mommy Blogs – Create boards like little boy clothes and fill it with your favorite children’s styles, toddler snacks with all the foods your kiddos love and mom style with tasteful pieces from your favorite brands.

Fashion Bloggers – Fashion blogs are a goldmine for affiliate links! Link your favorite shirts, shorts, pants, shoes, sunglasses, hats etc.

Coupon Bloggers – People love a good deal. Share pins about companies that save you money, cash back websites, daily deal sites, banking, online consignment stores, etc.

Blogging About Blogging/Affiliate Tips – Include pins for your favorite niche related courses, email providers, business tools, social media schedulers, blog hosting and website templates. You can also share a referral link for Indoleads – and earn commissions from your referral’s income!

PINTEREST AFFILIATE MARKETING RULES

1. Pinterest Affiliate Link Disclosures

The most important rule you need to remember when adding affiliate links is to mention that it is an affiliate link. In your pin descriptions, Pinterest urges you to always disclose that it is an affiliate link and affiliate networks require it. You can write this within your description or use #affiliate at the end of your description. This needs to be done in order to follow affiliate networks rules and abide by FTC regulations.

2. Create Boards Specifically For Affiliate Products

Create a board for the whole series of products. This is a great alternative because your follower knows right off the bat that if they click on a pin link that they will be directed to where they can purchase the item.

3. Update Your Existing Pins

Go through your boards and see which pins you can add an affiliate link to. Use affiliate links for products that you have used and loved. This will establish trust with your followers. To make sure you keep the quality and standards of your brand, keep this in mind before you get too focused on the cha-ching.

4. Create Strong Descriptions

Since your pin is going directly to a seller’s site and not your blog or review, make sure that the title and description of each pin is as informative as possible. These titles and descriptions are what help Pinterest users find you when they do a search. The better your description is, the more users you will get, the more sales you will make.

5. Don’t Overload It

We know that you might have a temptation focusing on cha-ching, but don’t go crazy with pinning a million affiliate links. That will turn off your followers fast. You have to keep with the aesthetic of your brand. If you want to pin with an affiliate link, make sure your images are in the same style, look, and color. Having inconsistent boards and pins will easily make you lose followers and potential clients.

6. Create Multiple Pinnable Images

The product you are promoting may come with a pinnable affiliate graphic, but don’t stop there. You might consider creating your own affiliate graphic that coincides with your personal branding. This will set you apart from other pinners that are reusing the same pins over and over.

7. Do Not Use Short Links On Pinterest

That means Pretty Link, Bit.ly, etc. In Pinterest’s Acceptable Use Policy, this is explicitly forbidden.

Final thoughts

Pinterest is a great tool for affiliate marketers, as it focuses exactly on visual appearance of the products, and it is scientifically proven that most of purchases are made after getting into the beauty and attraction of images. That’s why it is so appealing to use the platform for your business interests. That being said, don’t underestimate the importance of following the Pinterest’s rules and incorporate affiliate links tastefully.

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