how to make money on pinterest

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Hello, everyone. Welcome back to Bringing Up Business. Today‚Äôs let’s talk about how to make money on Pinterest without a blog.

What if you’re not sure if blogging is really for you, but you are open to exploring other ways to make money online?

This is where Pinterest comes in.

Unlike social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, Pinterest works as a search engine like Google.

Let me show you how it works.

Today, we’re going to use the Pinterest profile of my homeschooling blog.

Okay, first let’s choose a pin.

When a Pinterest user clicks it, he/she will be redirected to my blog post, which brings a lot of opportunities for my blog.

It’s either,

  1. I get web page views
  2. The user gets a copy of my free printables, which means I get a new email subscriber
  3. Explores the website in its entirety, which can also be a sales opportunity for my blog and reduce the bounce rate.

But like I said in the title, what if you don’t have a blog yet?

How do you use Pinterest to make money online?

Here are the Most Common Ways for How to Make Money on Pinterest Without a Blog

1. Offer Pinterest management services

Right now, Pinterest Management is very common among freelance writers/bloggers like myself.

If you are a Virtual Assistant or Social Media Manager, you should definitely add Pinterest Management among your services. A lot of bloggers, old and new, swear by the power of Pinterest in growing your blogging business. And if you think this is something you’re good at, there are bloggers out there who’s always on the lookout in hiring Pinterest Managers to help them out.

2. Affiliate marketing

If this is the first time you heard about affiliate marketing, feel free to check out my blog post about high-paying affiliate programs perfect for new bloggers.

Learn about how affiliate marketing works, how you can make money off of it, and all that good stuff to help you get started.

In a nutshell, affiliate marketing is promoting products in exchange for commission.

Others even call it influencer marketing.

Here’s how it works. Assuming this Pinterest profile doesn’t have a blog connected to it.

It’s a brand new Pinterest account, and I just want to sell affiliate products in this niche

First, we need to look for affiliate programs in the homeschooling niche.

Let open a new tab, search for homeschooling blog affiliate programs

There you go.

Please note though that not all affiliate programs accept startup blogs.

There are instances when companies are looking for more established bloggers, meaning someone with thousands of followers on social media and/or having thousands of page views per month.

Make sure you check out my other blog post. I have thoroughly explained everything you need to know about affiliate marketing there to help you get started.

3. Print on demand

Print on demand is something I’d like to consider in the future. But if you have talent in designing T-shirts, mugs, caps, and sweaters, you can look for POD platforms like Red Bubble to start your business.

If you want to know more about Print on demand and how it works, Look for Wholesale Ted. Below is her latest video on YouTube.

4. Selling your own products

Assuming you don’t have a blog (yet). But you use social media to sell products, like Facebook and Instagram.

You can definitely use Pinterest to reach a much wider audience, especially if you’re targeting women between the age of 21 to 35 and based in the U.S.

All you need to do is create a pin with your product image and insert the URL of your social media post.

When a user clicks the pin, he/she will be redirected to your social media accounts. From there, they can message you about how to buy your products.


There you have it. Money-making opportunities will come pouring for you if you know how to make money on Pinterest without a blog.

Sure, it takes time and an effective marketing strategy. But as long as you trust the process, and be patient, you will definitely be able to see results very very soon.

I hope you find this helpful.