Pinterest For Marketing?

Pinterest for Affiliate & Internet Marketing?


The biggest shake up in internet marketing over the past few months has been Pinterest , I have had more people mention Pinterest to me than I could shake a stick at. Some of the members here on our forums have even mentioned that they are getting great affiliate and internet marketing results using Pinterest .

That’s not really a surprise to me, here is what I have learned over the past few months.

  • The largest demographic on Pinterest is women.
  • Pinterest is all about posting pictures of stuff you like.

Women love to shop online, it is not secret and certain products sell very well via images, in fact I have sold a ton of Halloween costumes from Google images simply because buyers searched for images, found my images listed within the Google Images engine and …

Ka-Pow! I made an affiliate sale 🙂

Pinterest For Marketing?

Pinterest For Marketing?

Now with Pinterest image marketing has gone social and women are creating boards, and pinning this and that., I am betting I could find a few dozen boards of women’s shoes on Pintrest for sure and attached to those images is certainly an affiliate link.

The New Social Media Site Based on Images & Pictures

Pinterest is a new social site with bookmarking, networking, and curation features COMBINED into one goldmine. Get this, according to the January 2012 Referral Traffic Report from Shareaholic, Pinterest is sending more traffic than Youtube, Linkedin, and Google Plus COMBINED.

Well, millions of people are using Pinterest the same way they use Facebook; they spend a lot of time posting things but never make any money from it.

BUT… there is a super simple way to monetize Pinterest:

Here’s how it works. You can go to a website and “pin” an image of something you like. As an example, you could “pin” a pair of shoes you’d love to buy from Charrlotte Russe. But that’s not good enough. That’s what a “normal” person would do.

But not you! You put your affiliate link inside the pin. Then when someone clicks on the image of the shoes in Pinterest, they will be taken to the website where it’s sold using your affiliate link!

That’s just one of the ways you can make bank with Pinterest, and that’s why I want to share with you a little Pinterest tutorial course you can pick up for less than ten bucks.

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This video series will get the money gears turning in your head.

The following Pinterest video tutorials are covered.

V1: What is Pinterest?
V2: Getting an Invite
V3: Logging into Pinterest
V4: The Pinterest Tour
V5: Pinterest Profile Panel
V6: Getting the Pin-it Button
V7: Making Your First Pin
V8: Viewing & Editing Pins
V9: Pinning Affiliate Links
V10: Pinning Google Docs
V11: Pinning Videos
V12: Leaving Comments
V13: Pinterest Share Plugin

Have you already begun to use Pinterest? If so leave a comment below, I would love to know what kind of results your getting! You can pick up this video series using this affiliate link.

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Brian G. Johnson

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  • Home Garden Diggers

    Reply Reply February 24, 2012

    I just found out about Pinterest and signed up a few days ago.  It is fun and addicting.  I can definitely see the potential for inserting your own affiliate links into pins.  I have been linking my photos to my authority site already.  So far, I have four followers on my gardening board, three followers on my quilting board and three followers on my food and cooking board.  Not too bad for having used it for just a few days.

    • Brian G. Johnson

      Reply Reply February 25, 2012

       @Home Garden Diggers 
      Hey Yael,
      Thanks for sharing your experience, that is awesome! Also, I am wondering how your 300 site is doing, how is traffic growing for you?Best,

      • Home Garden Diggers

        Reply Reply February 25, 2012

        @Brian G. Johnson @Home Garden Diggers
        Traffic is growing slowly but surely. Using a Facebook Fan Page seems to be really helping in terms of traffic and length of visit. So far, no opinion as to Pinterest, since I just started a few days ago. Still not very remunerative. So far, many traffic visits are for information or social purposes, although I have made some sales. Time will tell.


  • nellco

    Reply Reply March 1, 2012

    I found out about pinterest a few months ago, because my wife is addicted to it. But i can attest that pinerest and social signals are the real deal. I have a site in the “as seen on tv” kitchen appliance/recipe niche, that only has about 6-8 pages of content, and i havent built 1 single backlink. And the site is on page 1 spot 2 behind the manufacturer of this kitchen product.  All ive done is set up a facebook fanpage, and get steady likes every week.
    In my tracking of one of the recipe pages, a woman pinned the picture, (and of course a link back to my site) of that recipes to her board on pinterest.
    And my site has been in spot 2 for a couple of months now. And its getting steady traffic.

  • JuliaBusch

    Reply Reply March 3, 2012

    Hi Brian,
    Guessing you know that as of recently affiliate links may not be productive when placed in Pinterest pins. According to Wikipedia: “As of February 2012, the start-up, with 16 employees, did not have much revenue and was unprofitable.[18] Pinterest derives some income from modifying users’ affiliate links to commercial sites. By replacing the original affiliate tracking code with Pinterest’s tracking code, any affiliate payment is passed to Pinterest instead of the original affiliate.[19][20]”
    I have a new kindle that is about as up-to-date, and as authoritative as you can get on Pinterest. If anyone is looking to drive more traffic to their site and do some branding, and potential direct sales, the information is in DELICIOUSLY WICKED  PINTEREST MARKETING TRICKS TO BRAND AND SELL YOUR PRODUCTS AND DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE at 

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