Hey come here, come closer! Just look at this number. How do you like it? This is my ad income from just one blog just one day and 90% of my traffic comes from Pinterest for free yes you heard me right I’m driving tons of free Pinterest traffic to my blogs and I monetize it with Mediavine ads primarily. But I have other monetization strategies as well and I’ll tell you all about them in this video. Hi, I am Anastasia of AnastasiaBlogger.com. I am a Pinterest marketing expert and from this video you will know how I made over $8,000 in monthly income online mainly thanks to Pinterest traffic. At the end of the video you can get a link to my printable Checklist that will show you even more details about monetization of Pinterest traffic.
So stay tuned! Just a few quick facts before we dive into all the details. So far, with Pinterest traffic I made a maximum of $250 a day from one of my blogs using Mediavine ads in my best monthly online income. So far, I made over $8300 totally thanks to Pinterest traffic. On my best traffic day I’ve got over 13,000 users on one of my blogs and it was of course thanks to a viral pin.
And my best months the traffic on one of my blogs exceeded 300,000 pageviews. So these are some numbers which will give you a quick idea about the importance of Pinterest traffic for my online income and now let’s look at all the details. These are the main ways Pinterest helps me make money with my blogs. First is advertising I already mentioned I use Mediavine company for ads. The second way is affiliate marketing in the articles and posts which get traffic mainly from Pinterest and the third way is by selling my own products. Tt could be printables and it could be courses. So far, I just have these two types of products. I will talk about all these monetization strategies in detail in in this video but for now, just a side note that there is also another method which I honestly don’t use much so I will not cover it in in this video in detail but it’s worth mentioning here that you can also do affiliate marketing on Pinterest without even having your own website or blog. So all you have to do is add affiliate links directly to the pins. These links have to go to the offers you want to promote on Pinterest of course, with a proper disclosure on every pin.
So Pinterest just asks us to have a disclosure like this: #add, for example or #sponsored . Now here are some of the reasons I recommend focusing on Pinterest for traffic generation. If you plan to make money with ads on your website, Pinterest traffic works great for monetization through ad companies like Mediavine or Adthrive or maybe Monumetric. These companies pay three times, sometimes even ten times better than Google Adsense. So you want to try to get to the minimum requirements these companies have. For example, Mediavine has the minimum requirement of 25,000 monthly sessions and when you get to this number, you also need to have about 80 percent of users from the United States. That’s one of the requirements otherwise these companies are not really interested. Because their advertisers are not really interested in working with websites which don’t get the majority of traffic from users in the United States. So Pinterest is really helpful in this because as you probably know Pinterest is particularly popular in the United States and Canada as well so that means that if you are successful on Pinterest ,it will give you a great free traffic source exactly from the countries which are the best for ad monetization of your website.
And the second reason is that ad income is usually the very first option beginner bloggers think of for monetization of their website because anything else like selling your your own products and even affiliate marketing… all these options look more advanced for them and Pinterest is the only platform which allows you start getting traffic almost immediately. Like you you you can easily get the required twenty five thousand monthly sessions with Pinterest in a matter of months maybe three to five four to six months but from Google it’s almost impossible for a new blogger because of the competition and the so called sandbox Google has this filter that keeps the all the new sites away from the top Google search results, right? At the same time, nothing stops a new blogger from getting a lot of traffic from Pinterest and so you can get the minimum requirement and start monetizing your blog with Mediavine in a matter of months.
Really, I have several examples of my own students I have their videos here on YouTube channel showing you how people do it and some of them you can check on on my landing page for my course… some of the reviews the testimonials and you can actually see that people can achieve this in a matter of months. I mentioned that you can publish pins with direct affiliate links but I’m not a big fan of this method so I don’t think that pins with a hashtag #ad, for example, can ever get viral and drive a lot of traffic.
I haven’t personally seen any example of this. On the other hand, if you invest a little more time into marketing in the affiliate product or offer by creating content around it, if you write a blog post or make a video on Youtube and then link… you know that you don’t have to all only create blog posts you can also have a YouTube channel by the way and link your YouTube videos and promote them on a Pinterest, right? I’m just saying 🙂 So my experience shows that you can make very decent income off Pinterest traffic when you drive this traffic to your useful content and this useful content can of course include some affiliate links. So right now you see on the screenshot my income from one of the affiliate networks I work with. So it’s just for one month.
It’s income for one month. So, on my blog, I have a lot of content about the ways of making money from home, online income and about side hustles you can do on the Internet. So many of these articles are filled with links to affiliate offers of different companies and I get viral pins with thousands of repins on some of those posts so you can see here 3000 a blog post 3000 repins and I have is just one version of this pin if you go to this post this post itself you’ll see that it has like thousands and thousands of repins. I actually create multiple pin versions for each blog post so this is just one version of the pin that got 5,000 repins. So what you need to do is basically create blog posts or pages on your site which describes the benefits of the products or offers you promote your pin — will not look like an ad anymore.
Tt will be just like other pins linked to useful content online and you don’t have to add disclosure as well because on the pin itself because in this case the pin is linked to your website and inside your web page you obviously you will have a disclosure there. So you don’t have to make any disclosure on the pin now. One of my favorite parts is about selling products on Pinterest you already know that the majority of my blogging income comes from ads, and you know that the majority of traffic comes from Pinterest but how about sales of products and maybe services using Pinterest as a marketing funnel a common misconception about Pinterest is that it’s a social media platform and that people go to Pinterest to entertain only and so it’s very hard to convert visits from Pinterest that’s so so wrong let me tell you what is wrong about this statement. Pinterest is not a typical social media site because people barely connect with each other on Pinterest. Sending a direct message for example on Pinterest can easily get you in trouble especially if you send a link in your message a link to your website for example.
Pinterest spam filters can identify this and flag your account just for sending messages with links Pinterest doesn’t encourage direct interaction between users on their platform. They want to position themselves as a visual search engine and this visual search engine relies on a lot of social factors which define how your pins are ranked on Pinterest and by social factors. I mean both user interaction with the content for example click-throughs, likes, comments, photos under your pins. You know there is a “Tried it” component under every pin it’s called Tried it. Okay? Users can make a photo of the product or the recipe if it’s a recipe or a DIY project and make it photo of what they made based on your recommendations and this really helps your pins rank high on Pinterest. And then the other factor is the connection between users and Pinterest meaning you will see content from people and from boards which you follow more often than the pins of people who you don’t follow, right, in your Smart Feed.
So users on Pinterest can be working on a platform in two modes: they can be in ACTIVE search using keywords and then can they can also explore by scrolling down their Smart feeds. And both ways you can get users who are genuinely interested in your topic but of course, if the user comes from search you get the most targeted visitors. And that’s definitely a positive thing about Pinterest audience compared to other social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram. So this all sounds like a great theory but I personally learn much better from real-life examples.
Do you? Do you learn better from examples, right?And today you’re lucky I invite you into the behind the scenes to show you how my Pinterest traffic is converting on my side so I made a screenshot from my Google Analytics and you can see that in total Pinterest traffic brought about the same amount of conversions as Google to my site I’m just showing you that Google has higher conversions but Pinterest has both Pinterest referral and social traffic right? And if I put them together that will be almost the same as Google traffic and I’m showing on this screenshot the total for all of my goals I set goals for my site in Google Analytics and the highest conversions are of course for my Pinterest for the free Pinterest workshop because I give links to this workshop in almost every blog post related to Pinterest and some of the goals have monetary values actually so excuse these blurry parts of the screenshot because I’m not bragging about the money here I’m just trying to show you how you can track your conversions in Google Analytics, alright? And as you can see, Facebook and Instagram are nowhere close they’re down here at the bottom of the screenshot there are nowhere close to what Pinterest drives me in terms of conversions right luckily Pinterest is a hybrid of a search engine and a social media platform which makes our goals more achievalbe even without any ad budget if you are doing it with Pinterest SEO right? I’m a specialist in Pinterest I’m all about Pinterest SEO, and so passionate about it and as I promised at the beginning of this video I will give you a CHECKLIST which will help you master Pinterest traffic like a pro to make money of Pinterest you just need to know the basics of Pinterest search engine optimization and that’s what you will get inside my detailed Pinterest at your checklist you will find the link to these CHECKLIST right below the video in the description and if you want to dive deep into Pinterest world, check the link to my course which is also in the description below the video so that’s it for today now let me know in the comments below what do you think about Pinterest as a traffic generating source how does it work for you also let me know which other Pinterest related topics you’d like me to cover for you on this channel because I really wanted to answer all your questions and offer you solutions if this video was helpful make sure to share it with your friends do the thumb bob and follow my channel because i specialize on pinterest marketing and i share the most current tips about this platform every Thursday I’ll see you in the next videos