How many pinboards do you have on Pinterest?
One of the top pinner Maryann Rizzo has 250 pinboards hosting all her over 85 thousands pins.
How many pinboards do you have?
For me, I am quite behind in this “Pinterest game” with only 16 boards in their infancy stage. But in average, popular pinners have 35 pinboards.
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Pinterest is an image curation platform, pinboards are the tools you can use to create theme-based image/photo galleries. You can use pinboards to plan your weddings, show your decoration ideas, record series of video courses, journal your travels, organize your recipes, display your crafts, document any events… the list can go on and on.
Pinterest, as the third largest social media with ever-growing traffic, any internet marketer can’t afford to ignore it anymore. If you haven’t done so, put this note on your To-Do-List,
Creating many pinboards with diverse themes to attract followers of different interests.
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Believe it or not, the most popular pinboard is named “elephants”, it only has 13 pins at the moment of this writing, but has already summoned over 3 million followers. The owner of this pinboard is Jane Wong.
Build up your verity storefronts on Pinterest
One easy way to make money with Pinterest is to sell affiliate products.
Some examples include:
- Register an affiliate account with Amazon, it is called Amazon Associates Account. Once you get approved, you can set up different themed pinboards on Pinterest as your storefronts, search for relevant products from amazon to promote.
- Allposters.com is another website you can register as an affiliate and promote all its poster inventory.
- Zazzle and Etsy are places for users to sell their quality custom products. Etsy ranks number 2 in all Pinterest linking sources, but so far it doesn’t offer affiliate program. If you don’t have a store in Etsy, you can choose Zazzle products to promote. Zazzle offers 30% of sale’s commission.
Create as many pinboards as you need.
Choose the pinboard names carefully, hopefully use right keywords to help other pinners and search engines to find your pinboards.
How to pin images from affiliate websites?
First and foremost, you need to drag the “pin it button” to your bookmarks bar on your browser.
Whenever you’ve found some products to pin on Pinterest, just push the “pin it” button.
If there are more than one image on the same page, a thumbnail gallery will appear for you to choose.
Click on the image you wish to pin, another window will pop up asking you to choose which pinboard to pin to and what is the description for the image.
In the description box, you can type in 500 characters. Use this wisely to encourage “repin”ning by other pinners.
When all typing is done, click “pin it”. A pop-up window appears asking if you need to “see your pin” or “tweet your pin”, Don’t tweet your pin yet. Click “see you pin”. This pin will show up on your own Pinterest account. On top of the image, you have an option to “edit” it. Change your link to your affiliate links, then click “save pin”. This time you can facebook like it, tweet it or write some comments.
As for the affiliate links, most often the affiliate links are so long that they stretch to a few lines, one way to cure this is to use URL Shorteners such as bitly.com or tinyurl.com.
This time use the shortened affiliate links for your promoted products on Pinterest. Nice and tidy.