How To Make Money On Pinterest

Pinterest Tips PinThe best way to make money on Pinterest is through affiliate marketing. This is the #1 way to make money with or without a blog. Affiliate marketing is the process of promoting other people’s products for a commission, and the #1 traffic source is Pinterest.

Pinterest is a search engine, but it is much easier to rank high on Pinterest than it is on Google.

Pinterest Users

There are millions of people on Pinterest every day, and they come back day after day. The typical user on Pinterest is also more apt to make a purchase online, and their annual income is very high, Pinterest is the best place for you to be.

Pinterest is made up of pins, and those pins are arranged by subject onto boards. Pins are easy to make thanks to the free graphic design program Canva.

Canva -Free Graphic Design Site

In Canva, they have Pinterest templates already prepared. Select the pre-made design you want to edit. You can change everything about the graphic, the font, the size of the font, the color of the font, the image, add or change elements and the background.

To change your font, simply click on the text, then change the name of the font, color, size, alignment, and spacing. To add a new element, drag and drop it on your graphic. To delete it, move it off of your graphic.

Canva

Be sure to place your logo or website URL on your pin. The best-performing pins are ones that are easy to read, has contrasting vivid colors, and text with different size fonts and colors.

The best practice is to make at least three pins for every post, users will prefer one pin over another, so you will capture the most viewers using this method.

Canva

Once you are completed with your pin, download the file, and upload it to your blog post. From there, you can click on your pin to upload it to your Pinterest account or upload it directly from your computer.

How To Be Successful On Pinterest

The key to getting your pins found on Pinterest is by using great keyword titles and descriptions for your pins and boards. Once your pins are on Pinterest, you can click the pencil to edit your description and title.

To be successful on Pinterest, you need to pin on a consistent basis. This is where the program Tailwind, comes into play. It is a program where it automates your pinning for you, it is a real time saver.

How To Use Tailwind

You can schedule all of your pins at once, and the program will send them out on the best days and times to obtain the most views. It also has a great stats feature, so you can see which pins are performing the best.

The Tribes feature of Tailwind is a group of like-minded pinners that you can join to increase your pin exposure.

Tailwind – Tribes

Tailwind

To start pinning, click on your first pin, click save, then select the board name from the drop-down list of board names. After all of your pins are pinned, type in a keyword in the search bar, and start pinning other pins.

It is a good idea to place all of your pins on one board so you can find them quickly when pinning.

A good ratio of 50% of your pins and 50% of other users pins is a good combination. You can see where this would be very time consuming every day, Tailwind will put this process on autopilot.

How To Join Tribes On Tailwind

To use the Tribes feature on Tailwind, go to Tribes, then Find a Tribe. Type in a keyword or select from the popular Tribes icons below. The following information is listed about each Tribe:  About, Tribe Rules, number of members, and activity levels.

With the free version, you can join 5 tribes or you can upgrade to join an unlimited number of tribes. You want to select the best tribe fit for you. Select a tribe that fits the subject of your blog, rules that you are able to abide by, has a large number of members, and also a high activity level.

Once you have joined your Tribes, click on Your Tribes, these are the Tribes that you are a member of.  One of the common rules among Tribes is that you have to repin more than you add of your own pins. There is a counter beside each Tribe listing your current total of each.

You can even start your own tribe and make up your own rules.

How To Add Your Pins to Tribes

You can add your own pins to your tribes by using the Add To Tribes Button through the Pin Inspector or the Tailwind Browser Extension button.

Click on one of your tribes, you will be able to view the Tribe Overview and Your Results stats which include Re-Shares, Repins, and Reach. Below that is a listing of all of the members of the Tribe, complete with a link to their Pinterest page and their website.

Your Tribe Stats

Other members will be able to see you along with a link to your Pinterest page and your website, this is really great exposure to get free traffic to your site and more Pinterest followers.

Under the Insight tabs, you will find all the stats on your pins, boards, and your website.

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Action Items:

  1. Sign up for a free Pinterest account.
  2. Sign up for a free Tailwind account.
  3. Sign up for a free Canva account.
  4. Create at least 3 pins for your latest blog post using Canva.
  5. Pin those 3 pins to Pinterest, completing the description section with keywords.
  6. Add those new pins to your new Tailwind account.
  7. Join 5 Tribes on Tailwind.
  8. Pin at least 10 pins per day on Tailwind.

Congratulations, you are well on your way to increase your website traffic for free using Pinterest and Tailwind, keep up the great work and continue to pin every day.

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How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is getting a commission for selling other companies products. The % commission could range from as high as 80% to as low as 1%, and everywhere in between.

Where to Find Products to Sell?

Most companies offer an affiliate program, some handle the program themselves, others go through an affiliate network like ClickBank, ShareASale, or Commission Junction.

The approval process differs by the company, with some companies,  you sign up and it is an instant approval, others have to go through an approval process.

How To Find The Right Products

The products should be aligned with your post content. If your post is about craft ideas, you don’t want an affiliate link about email marketing. The link should be a natural flow in your post.

Affiliate Networks

Affiliate networks are a collection of affiliate products from various companies looking to distribute their products through affiliate marketing. One such network is ClickBank.

ClickBank

ClickBank has thousands of products available for you to promote, with commissions as high as 80%. This would add up very quickly if you are able to sell on a consistent basis, especially if you were to sell a subscription type product, where you get a commission for each month based on a  one time sale.

The #1 income source for most bloggers online is in fact affiliate marketing income. You are not trading your time for dollars, you are using the passive income model, do the work once, and get paid for it over and over again.

ClickBank is great if you are just starting out because you don’t have to be approved to promote affiliate products. Some other networks and businesses have a  manual approval process, so if your blog doesn’t have a high amount of visitors, your account is not going to be approved.

Once you sign up for a free account on ClickBank, go to Marketplace, this is where the affiliate products for promoting are located. Along the left side is the list of categories or you can you the search bar to search for products.

Clickbank

Then sort your listing of products by the Gravity, this is a rough estimate of how well the product is selling, the higher the Gravity the better. Try to look for products with a Gravity of over 50.

Included is a summary of the product listed, some include an affiliate website dedicated to promoting the product. Some may list tips on promoting the products, example email copy, and a pre-written web page for promoting the product.

Clickbank stats

Below are the stats for the product itself, the gravity number, your stats when you sign up to promote this product, and a list of symbols relating to the features of the product.

When selecting a product to promote, keep in mind the recurring billing model. This means that you not only get paid for the initial sale but each month thereafter, similar to a subscription.

How to Promote a ClickBank Product

To promote a product, click on the red Promote button on the right side. This will take you to a pop-up box prompting you to enter your ClickBank user name and optional tracking ID, to help track your different promotional methods.

Click on the Generate Hoplinks button to generate your own personal affiliate link for this product. The link will look something like this:

http://eouioor9878893789ijdh.hop.clickbank.net

You certainly do not want to put this in your post. Fortunately, WordPress has a great and free plugin called PrettyLinks that you can change this long ugly affiliate link to something like http://MyCraftBlog.com/Christmas.

Wordpress menu

To download this plugin go to Plugins and the left dashboard, then search for PrettyLinks in the search bar, and select and activate this plugin. It also has a built-in click tracker, so you can monitor how many clicks each of your affiliate links are being clicked on.

Wordpress plugins

Click here for a free online workshop about how to make money using affiliate marketing.

Another great affiliate network is ShareASale, it has physical products, whereas ClickBank deals more with digital products. Both of these are free to join and free to promote their products, unlike other networks which charge you a fee.

ShareASale

ShareASale has been in business for over 19 years with over 4,000 products to choose from. Once signed up, click on Merchants – Search For Merchants, from here you can click on the Featured Merchants, Catagories, your Favorites List, or you can use the search bar.

Shareasale

Each affiliate product list the website, commission per sale, rank, and 7 day EPC (earnings per click). To begin promoting an item, click on the blue Join Program button.

Shareasale products

They also provide plenty of reports of your sales, tools for managing your affiliate products that you promote, and helpful guides to maximize your affiliate income.

Traffic

traffic

The #1 source for free traffic for your blog is Pinterest. You may be using it already for personal use, but it is a goldmine for use with your business blog. It is easier to rank for than Google and your pins could stay active for years on the Pinterest platform.

Pinterest

Pinterest

There are over 250 million monthly users on Pinterest with over 40% of the users have an annual income of greater than USD $100,000/year.

The key to making Pinterest work for you is consistency and using the keywords in the right places. You will be rewarded by using Pinterest a little every day instead of a lot once a week.

Pinterest Pins

You should create a pin for every post that you create, also place the Pin It button on your blog so your visitors can pin your Pinterest pins too. You can accomplish this through the use of a free WordPress plugin.

A board is where you kept a collection of your pins for a certain subject. Name your boards with your keywords in mind, so other users will be able to find your pins and boards easily. Also, place your keywords in your pin and board descriptions.

Tailwind

A great free tool for your daily pinning activity is through Tailwind. You can optimize your posting schedule based on audience engagement and traffic, schedule multiple pins at once, and track your repins, likes, revenue, and traffic over time. No more guessing on which pins perform the best.

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How To Start A Blog

How to start a blog

There are many reasons to start a blog, some are:

  • Make money with a blog
  • Replace your existing job
  • Spend more time at home or on vacation
  • Total financial and time independence

What is your why?

Why do you want to start a blog? Your why to start a blog has to be very strong to keep you going when you feel like quitting. It has to be able to push you through the difficult times.

What should I blog about?

The best thing to blog about is something that you enjoy blogging about and that you are knowledgeable about. Please don’t blog about a subject because you think it might be profitable. Chasing the money always ends in failure. You will be back at work for a blog that you hate.

But how do you make money with a blog?

There are many different ways, but the most common ways are with affiliate marketing, ads, and creating your own products.  Affiliate marketing as it relates to your blog is by creating links to affiliate products that in turn you are paid a commission per sale or lead.

It is very inexpensive to start your own money making blog. All you need is web hosting and a domain name. You can obtain web hosting for about $3 per month and most companies include a free domain name with your hosting.

Some of the more popular web hosting companies are Bluehost, GoDaddy, and HostGator. It might sound complicated but the host company does all the heavy lifting for you. It is mostly a one-click install to get you up and running, no technical skills required.

When you select a hosting company they will ask you for your domain name, an example would be Walmart.com. You will be able to search to see if the domain name you want to use for your blog is available.

If you already have a domain name, you can always move it to your new hosting company.  With Bluehost, you will receive a free domain name with your web hosting.

Things to think about when selecting your domain name:

  • Don’t make it difficult to spell
  • Be somewhat general, don’t be too specific
  • Don’t make it too long

Web Hosting

Bluehost is an excelling choice for web hosting. They have great customer service, their platform is user-friendly, and their hosting cost is less than $3 per month.

Bluehost Pricing

Go to Bluehost.com, click on the Get Started button, this will bring you to the pricing page. Select your package, you really don’t need anything above the Basic Plan.

You will receive the best monthly price if you sign up for 36 months. The best thing about this is  Bluehost offers a 30-day money back guarantee. Also, your low price is locked in for 36 months.

Next, enter your new domain now, or if you already have one, enter your current domain name.

Select your account plan from the drop-down menu, this is the length of your plan. Next up is the package extra, some of these may be checked, but you can uncheck them, they are not needed.

Next is downloading WordPress to your new site. Don’t worry, this is an easy 1-click installation, no coding or tech skills needed.

Logging into WordPress

To get to your new WordPress site, type in (your domain name)/wp-admin, ex.: YourDomain.com/wp-admin. This is where you will begin to set up your new blog.

Themes

WordPress Themes

The first item to select is your Theme, this is the way your blog looks and the functionality of your blog. They have both free and paid themes, you will be given a list of Themes when you first log on.

Type in the name of a Theme if you know it, or just search for a theme in the search bar. You can also change your theme once you start your blog, so don’t spend too much time on this task.

Once you have decided on a theme, click Activate, and you are ready to customize your new theme.

Setting – General

Click on Setting, then General, input your Site Title and Tag Line. The tag line will appear under your Site Title, type in a short phrase explaining what your blog is about.

Next select your timezone, date format, and time format and this section is completed. In the Setting – Reading section is where you define if you want your site set up as a website with a separate blog page, or your site is set up as your blog is your homepage.

Setting – Reading

Under Your Homepage Displays, select Your Latest Posts if you want your blog on your homepage. Select A Static Page, if you want your blog on a separate web page and choose your desired static page.

Setting – Permalinks

Permalinks are the web address for your posts. Make sure Post Name is checked, if Plain is checked the difference will be:

  • Post Name: YourDomain.com/Camera
  • Plain: YourDomain.com/?p=385

Plugins

Plugins add functionality to your site. Here are the recommended plugins to install with a new blog:

  • Akismet Anti-Spam
  • Limit Login Attempts Reloaded
  • Yoast SEO

To add a plugin, select Plugins – Add New, select or type in the name of the plugin in the search bar,  then activate the plugin. Some plugins will create a new menu selection for the plugin.

Creating Pages and Posts

To create pages and posts, select them from the left menu, then select Add New.  Create new pages for things like your Contact Page, About Page, Privacy Policy, and other pages that will not change. Post pages are for your blog posts, here you will be creating a new post page for each new blog post.

Creating Your First Post

Click on Post – Add New, fill out your title to your post, it doesn’t have to be perfect, you can edit it at any time. Click on the block under your title to write the main text of your post.

Add An Image

Next, let’s add an image. Click on the Image icon on the right side of the screen. You can either add an image from your computer or from the WordPress Media Library.

Let’s Publish Your Post

Once you are completed with your post, it is time to publish it for the entire internet to see. Up until now, it was saved as a draft, where only you can see it. Once you hit publish, it will be available online.

You can send a link to your Facebook, Twitter, and your other social media accounts if you wish.

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