The good news as all may know Pinterest has announced recently that they now allow affiliate links once again and it was a breaking news for all bloggers and affiliate markers to start using Pinterest again who used once to make money from affiliate marketing. Pinterest banned all affiliate links back in February 2015 and now the reasons that they are allowing affiliate links again can be found in their blog post here Affiliate links are now allowed on Pinterest and this was really a great news for all affiliate marketers.
Importance of Pinterest in Affiliate Marketing
As Pinterest is the top referrer when it comes to traffic to your website so affiliate marketers can use this social media network as a free traffic source to their affiliate links and it costs nothing instead spending money on CPC campaigns and if Pinterest is used the right way you can still get more than what you expect from those paid traffic sources.
To give you an example a Pinterest user Joy Cho / Oh Joy! has over 12 M followers so pinning a single pin gets 12 M impressions!!! and wait… it’s 12 M, not K so you can understand what is the importance of Pinterest when driving traffic and totally free traffic.
How to Use Pinterest for Affiliate Links
1.Create boards with your target keywords included in board names.
2. Repin relevant pins from others to your created boards.
3. As Pinterest is visual spend some time creating visual and eye-catching images to pin. You can do that using web-based graphic design programs like Canva. Or use more graphics tools.
4. Link back to your affiliate link or website the pins you just created while pinning.
5. Repin and follow other users to make them follow you back.