Easily Make Money on Pinterest

Making Money on Pinterest
Pinterest Money Making Tips

If you’re like anyone (and everyone!) you enjoy spending time on Pinterest.  I think my favorite items on Pinterest lately are the e-cards.   One of the best ones says, “Honey, would you please bring home pizza?  I’ve been too busy pinning nutritious recipes on Pinterest to cook!”


But do you know how to make money with Pinterest without trying to sell a thing? It’s not too good to be true – let me explain.

Pinterest has SEO (search engine optimization) value.  Once I realized this, I tested it by putting up a strategic pin related to one of my posts – and voila!  That pin was shared many, many times.

The result of all that sharing? Bingo, the article it was attached to went straight to the top of Google.  And the top of Google organic search is where the money is, in case you’ve been trying to find a way to make money online.

I found out that little tidbit 9 years ago this month, when I started my first company.  If you want to make money online, you want to win the “search game” with the right product and the right keyword.

How To use Pinterest for Income

Use Your Key Phrases or Words In Your Pinterest Profile

Write your profile carefully – make sure it includes the best key phrases or keywords related to your niche.

Connect your Image URL to Your Website

If you’re serious about knowing how to make money on Pinterest, this is a must-do step. Not only does this bring the traffic from those who click, but Google also notices when pins are shared.  This creates multiple inbound links to your site, increasing the rank of that article.

Use Keywords In Your Board Descriptions

Make sure you’ve been complete in your board descriptions.  Fill out this field fully, as this helps the users who are interested in your products or services find your boards, leading to increased repinning of your pictures.  This is a huge way how to make money on Pinterest!

Remember – Pinterest is a Search Engine Itself!

FYI in case you forgot, Pinterest really is a search engine too.  Use Pinterest search  to help people find you . Your keywords are the GPS for those in search of your products – if you want to make money on Pinterest, make it easy for them to find you!

Include Your Site Name/URL On The Picture

It’s more of that free advertising that we talked about in the last post.  Picmonkey is my favorite, but I had a friend tell me that PhotoPad Image Editor from NCH software is also a great choice. While I haven’t tried it yet, you can be sure I will!  I’ve already downloaded it and that Norton antivirus said it was okay and reliable to download, so I can’t wait to give it a try.

How To Use Pinterest to Make Money  – Resource

Are you interested in more tips to know how to make money with Pinterest?  Kim Garst has a great book about Pinterest and if you haven’t read it yet you should!  You can buy Kim’s Book  The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales with Pinterest by clicking the link.  Kim is a savvy business owner and has used her knowledge of how to make money with Pinterest to help rocket her own social media company to the top in a very short time.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that Pinterest can help you earn money from the sharing on your pins!  Even if no one clicks the pin back to your site, all of the sharing of your pins captures the attention of Google organic search – and this is something I’ve studied and seen work first hand.

Do you have a way you market your business on Pinterest? If you have a success story please share it!!!


  1. says

    You know – I had somehow missed the SEO value of all of those links to your site until you pointed it out here.  Duh!!!  Of course!  
    Thanks for the info, Liz – you always provide info that I can't wait to put into practice!

  2. says

    Elizabeth, this makes so much sense now that you have done such an awesome job of explaining it! I have played around with Pinterest and haven't really used it to its full advantage…thanks for pointing me in the right direction! : D

  3. says

    I am SO grateful for this post! Pinterest has always been a bit of a mystery to me, especially since I'm not one to spend hours endlessly scrolling through beautiful pictures and interesting ideas. But THIS, I can do this! I especially appreciate ;the concrete 'step-by-step guide you have here. Great post!

  4. says

    Interesting article. =)

    I've stopped utilizing pinterest in the past few months.  I'm just hesitant with all the copyright stuff, but this has me rethinking 😉

  5. says

    I love Pinterest, but never thought about how it could make me money.  I'm going to bookmark this site and keep it as a reference!  Great post Mandy, thank you!

  6. says

    Love the tips! I have been working to build my Pinterest and only recently learned the importance of keywords in pin descriptions! Now gotta go through ALL my old pins and update!

  7. says

    Thanks for the kick in the pants Liz. I actually do not enjoy Pinterest at all, but, as a business owner I know I should be using it more. You've inspired me to get on it, I appreciate your great tips as always.

  8. Tammie Lopez says

    I love Pinterest but don’t have a website.. I’m a full time mom going to school and would love to make $ on what I love…. Pinning fashion! Should I just create separate boards for everything that I like for example a shoes board, a purse board etc? Right now I only have one board for everything… Thanks

  9. says

    Awesome post Elizabeth.
    I recently started using Pinterest and i admit it’s a lot more fun than FB and Twitter (perhaps due to the visual aspect of it.) In any case, it’s a neat platform for business/marketing and casual use alike.

    I’ve noticed that the more pictures i share, the more people seem to return the favor and my profile has gradually built some momentum.

    I suggest that everyone also installs a Pinterest plugin to your blog so that your readers can easily “Pin” any quality image available in your blog posts.

    Hope that helps. Enjoy your day.
    Elvis Michael

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