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In this post I am going to share with you how Pinterest is making a monumental difference to my affiliate marketing – and, more importantly of course, how it can help your business too. (If you want to know more about affiliate marketing and how you can get started or how to get better at it, then this free video series is a great start)
Are you new to affiliate marketing and don’t know how to start getting traffic to your promotions or blog? Or are you someone who has been marketing for a while but just doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere in terms of clicks and conversions?
I feel your pain, I do. I was there just a short while ago, but then I found this out…
It was this one piece of information that changed everything for my affiliate marketing business and got me THOUSANDS of viewers in just 2 months (39,624 as of Sat 5th May 2018).
I have over 39,000 viewers of my content and, more importantly, as you can see 759 of them are engaged which means they are clicking, sharing, commenting or taking some other action. I must also point out that I only started working on this account on 1st Mar 2018, just over 2 months ago.
Look here at the figures when I started compared to where they are at today…
So what was the one piece of information that I found out that made all of this possible?
Okay, are you ready?
Here it is….
Wait for it…..
Okay I’ll quit teasing (or annoying you)
This is the one thing that has led to that monumental change in how many people are getting to see my content and my blog.
Knowing that Pinterest is not a social media site but in fact a search engine made me think about it and use it in a totally different way.
Imagine Google but with pictures. This is exactly what Pinterest is. A visual Google. People search for ideas and information by entering key words into Pinterest’s search bar (exactly as they would in Google, Bing, Yahoo or any other search engine) but instead of just a load of text, images are shown to the user.
These images are the pins that you see on Pinterest. When you click on the pin it takes you to the website or blog of the pinner – OR the landing page, offer, promotion or page where you want your customers to land and take action. This action could be either to sign up, buy now or join a waiting list.
Can you imagine how having, on average, over 39,000 viewers per month seeing my content has improved my click through rate, my leads and my sales? Well I’m here to tell you it’s AMAZING.
But I don’t want to take the credit for this amazing piece of information. No, credit where it’s due, it came from this lady. She taught me everything I now know about how to use the power of Pinterest to drive viewers to my blog and so increase leads and sales and she can help you to do the same in just a few days.
She has developed a course called Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and if you are ready to grow your blog to the same figures I have in just a month or so then I can highly recommend this course. It is amazing value and packed full of useful, actionable steps, as you can see from my own results.
Firstly, I would recommend that you do get your own blog and for 2 good reasons:
Don’t worry, if you want to get your own blog you can do it here for as little as $1.60 per month and if your are worried about how to go about it, I have a full tutorial that you can download for free here
But for now…
To get your affiliate links out on Pinterest you first need to create a pin. This is an image with some text in it like the example below:
You can create your images for free using a fantastic tool called Canva.com. Once you have created your pin you can then simply add your affiliate URL to the pin, add a key word rich description and promote it on your boards or group boards that you belong to. Michelle will show you how to do all of this in her course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.
It’s quite simple when you think about it isn’t it? The more people who get to see your post, offer, sale etc, the more chance there is of someone clicking on it. The more people who click through to your post, offer or sale, the more likelihood there is of someone taking action and giving their email address or buying your product or service.
Sales is, and always has been, about numbers. The whole point of advertising is to get more eyes on your offer. But advertising can be extremely costly, and unless you are an expert in copy writing, the chances are, you won’t make much of a return on your investment, if any.
Pinterest comes into it’s own here. It gives you the chance to get thousands more eyes on your promotions without having to pay a single penny. Wow.
First you need a strategy. Pinning without purpose is only going to lead to frustration and burn out. You need a strategy which you can do consistently that will enable you to see what is working and what is not so that you can continually tweak and adapt it for your audience so that you get better and better results.
You need to be prepared to work hard. There is no such thing as a get rich quick option online, I don’t care how many dubious people are out there telling your there is. The danger of not realising this early on is that you will fall foul of the Shiny Object Syndrome. You will constantly change your strategies and tactics thinking this will be the one, only to find out that 2 years later your are no further forward. (been there, done that).
You need to be able to create pins that are going to attract people to them initially and then encourage them to click on them so that you can tell them more. Creating multiple pins is also a strategy I would encourage, although you need to do this properly if you are not going to appear as spammy.
You need to join group boards, lots of them. Pinterest is full of people just like me, and you, who are growing their followers and viewers. If they follow your pin or board then all their viewers get to know about it so this means more potential viewers for you. Group boards encourage people to share and it is this sharing that will grow your viewers to amazing numbers in just a tiny amount of time.
You need to start sharing other people’s pins and content. Your boards need to look like they are a curated collection of things related to a specific topic. Pinterest will reward you for great boards that share and show other people’s content by sharing more of your content. win win.
You need to look professional and organised. Sort your boards out so that they only contain content relating to what the board is about. If you want an “allsorts” board that’s fine but make it secret so that only you can see it.
Make sure that your boards have keywords in their descriptions so that people can find them and that they have the same (or a similar) cover image.
Follow Google’s rules for affiliate marketing so that you don’t get black listed and your blog ends up not being shown to anyone.
Again, Michelle covers all of this in her course which I found immensely useful and informative and hopefully I am now blogging in a legal and ethical way and also in a way which Google, Pinterest and other search engines approve of. Start her course here today.
There are so many ways to make money online and affiliate marketing is only one of them, although I believe it is by far the easiest and quickest way to get started.
If you are a little further along in your business and would like to learn a lot more about online marketing, list building, attraction marketing and just about anything else that involves marketing and selling goods online (whether your own or those of other people) then I would encourage you to have a look at this guy.
I started my internet journey with Stuart about 4 years ago, so I know for a fact that you are in great hands, and the amount of stuff he will teach you will be mind blowing. Whether you want to grow and develop your existing business or start from scratch in a new one, he will be able to show you the right way to do things so that you maximise every pair of eyes that you get on your content.
Knowing how to sell anything, to anyone, anywhere in the world has completely changed my life and I have this guy to thank for all that.
So, if you are looking for a way to get extra visitors to your blog or offers then Michelle is your girl and will show you how to use the power of Pinterest to make a monumental difference to your affiliate marketing. Work with her here
If you are ready to take all those extra viewers and grow your business to six or seven figures then Stuart is your guy. He will show you how to build and use a list of subscribers that could potentially bring in millions from your blogging and affiliate marketing efforts. Work with him here
I really hope that you have found this information useful and that you will look at Pinterest with new eyes from now on, and get on their and make magic happen. I would love it if you would share this post with others who you think might benefit from it. I have included some popular social media links so please just click away.