How To Make Money From Pinterest in 2021

How To Make Money From Pinterest in 2021

You were probably looking for methods to make money from Pinterest, weren't you? I am sure you heard a lot of people talking about how profitable Pinterest can be, but like me, you probably ignored the idea because you didn't think it would be possible to make money from Pinterest.

In the following we will talk about few methods you can use in order to start earning money using Pinterest. A little below you can see a screenshot from one affiliate dashboard using Pinterest as traffic source.

Pinterest is more than a social media platform full of photos and other stuff like that, with more than 440 monthly active users worldwide and 200 billion-plus saved pins to date, the revenue opportunities are undeniable.

How To Make Money From Pinterest in 2021

We will talk about the most popular and easy methods to start make your first money using Pinterest as main traffic source.

1. Start your own website.

I know maybe for one of you this sounds scarry, but in fact, to start a website nowadays is very easy and it costs almost nothing. I highly recommend a self-hosted blog with this hosting company. Bluehost power over 2 million website worldwide and their plans start at $2.95/month with a free domain and SSL included. The best part here is that you can install Wordpress very easy, thanks to 1-Click Install software your website will be ready without any knowledge of programming.

Here’s how to get started:

Go to and click Get Started
Choose the plan you want ($2.95/month is cheapest)
Either enter a new name or select one you own
Enter your account information, account plan, and billing information
I would uncheck the add-ons Sitelock Security and Codeguard Basic
Click Submit and you’re ready to go!

How to Save the Most:

Plan: Basic Plan at $2.95/month
Term: 36 months
Total cost at checkout: $106.20
Savings: $181.44

I personally started my blog with them too when I was a beginner and wanted to give blogging a try.

I know you might be thinking of starting a blog for free on or Blogger, but DO NOT go that route!

It would be near impossible to make money when you sign up for a free blog because no one will take you seriously.

2. Create content for your website

This is where the funny part comes in because now you will have to take a step back and figure out who your target audience is, the best solution here is to select something you enjoy talking about, don't choose a topic just because you think it will make money, choose a niche which makes you feel good when you write. In the bellow picture you will understand better what I mean:

You have to think about your blog like a place where people will come to read something which will help them, they are not coming to read about your problems. When they land on your page, they will subconsciously ask: “What’s in it for me?”

Your ideal spot is to hit all these 3 elements: passion, skills, and market demand!

3. Set up Your Pinterest Business Account

In order to be able to monetize your Pinterest account you have to open your business account which is 100% free to sign up and use.

Now it's time to create boards and pins for your Pinterest account, make sure to add relevant keywords into your personal boards and pin descriptions, this will help you a lot with SEO and also you will have to create 5-10 pins per day on average.

Now you have your website and Pinterest account ready, in the following we will talk about how to make money from Pinterest. Let's summarize all steps until now:

  • Wrote 5-10 epic blog articles related to your niche that is inspiring or solves a problem.
  • Signed up for a Pinterest business account and verified your domain.
  • Created eye-catching pins with clickable images and titles.
  • Joined a minimum of 10 group boards and made 10 personal boards related to your niche.
  • Optimized your bio profile, boards, and pins by sprinkling relevant keywords throughout.

How to make money from Pinterest with a blog

1. Drive traffic to your blog

When you just created a new website, Pinterest is one of the most easiest way to drive free and targeted traffic to your website, it'sdefinitely a lot easier and faster to get traffic from Pinterest than Google, Bing or any other search engine.

When you are at a beginning as a blogger, I recommend applying to Google Adsense because they will approve you even if you don't have too much visitors per day, but after your traffic increase I recommend moving to other ad networks which are more profitable but they have strict rules about the minimum number of visitors per day or month. A good alternative for Google Adsense is Mediavine (requirements: your blog have to be at least 3-4 month old and at lease 25,000 monthly sessions) which will pay you around of $25 for 1500 page views, considering the traffic from Pinterest, 1500 page views is not a big number, you just need to focus on your content and your pins must to look professional and clean, to make people click on your titles.

2. How To make money on Pinterest with Affiliate Links

Affiliate marketing is my second favorite method to make money using Pinterest traffic because is very easy to set up and you just need to find the right product to show to your audience.

To get started with this method you have to sign up for any affiliate networks suck as Awin or FlexOffers (there are a lot more affiliate networks).

Awin network:

FlexOffers network:

I hope you enjoyed this article and if you need any help to get started with your own website and make money from Pinterest just let us know in the comments section and we will help you with any issue you could have, also if you want to learn more about affiliate marketing you can check our post here.

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