I didn’t have much to do today, so I played around with Pinterest for a little bit over an hour. I have a friend of mine who has a completely white hat blog and she gets over 2,000 UVs per day through Pinterest. Those 2,000 UVs make about $20 per day on her blogger.com blog. She knows absolutely nothing about IM, but she has a decent blog and some good products.
So this got me thinking that really anyone could make some money on pinterest and I have written down exactly what I did to make $6.00 on Pinterest today ,it may be grayish. For “noobs” this is a very easy way to start making your first IM dollars.
What you need
Adsense Account. Don’t have one? Apply for it.
Blogger Account. Don’t have one? Stop being lazy and click three buttons.
So you’ve got those three things…what do you do now?
Log in to your Pinterest account and go to the popular pins page. This is more or less like your trending page on twitter. On this page you are going to find about 100 pins that are currently popular on Pinterest.
Right click and save the images from Pinterest onto your computer. This is easy and I did the 100 test pins in about 3 minutes. Make a folder called Pinterest on your desktop and save the images there to keep yourself organized.
Head to blogger.com and create a blog with pinterest or any name in the title. Doesn’t really matter. Choose the basic adsense template to go on your blog. I did absolutely nothing to my blog it looks like crap and I put up the basic adsense slots.
Upload the 100 images that you just downloaded to your blog. This is the most time consuming step. I did them 3 at a time. You may be able to do all 100 at once…i dont know, I didnt try.
Go through your blog and pin the images that you just uploaded to your blog. write really basic descriptions for the pins, such as “hahah” or “yumm”. Really stupid stuff…this isnt hard.
Sit back and watch the traffic come in. 10 minutes after completing this, I had delivered 345 UVs to my blog and got an email alert stating:
Gena Abel likes your pin ‘so cool’
Christine Murphy likes your pin ‘so cool’
Tasha Mac likes your pin ‘everyone needs a dog’
Nadia Conte likes your pin ‘so cool’
Socorro Haro likes your pin ‘so cool’
Jessie Perez repinned your pin ‘pretty ‘
Annie Lachowicz repinned your pin ‘so cool’
Morgan McWilliams repinned your pin ‘Night out’
Erin Walker repinned your pin ‘O my goodness’
Susan Buchanan repinned your pin ‘so cool’
Gillie Bjarnason repinned your pin ‘everyone needs a bull dog’
Anita Harrison repinned your pin ‘so cool’
Ali Borzomati repinned your pin ‘so cool’
Kristy Elkins repinned your pin ‘so cool’
Cheryl Wiggins repinned your pin ‘everyone needs a dog’
Erica Ages repinned your pin ‘ ‘
Bonnie Wainwright repinned your pin ‘This love bug looks just like my Diva when she sleeps…’
Bethany Newell repinned your pin ‘shading’
I had done absolutely nothing and getting traffic. What you are doing is taking someone else’s already “viral” pin and making your own so that it can go viral.
Some notes: I did this on a brand new pinterest accounts. I had 0 followers when I started doing this test. I also did this on a brand new blog, so there was no traffic prior. I am 100% positive that this can be scaled up because I know people making decent money from Pinterest. But if you have new Adsense account. on your site you should be careful on how you pin picture to avoid big G hammer.
When someone tells you they can’t make money online, show them this method. I’m pretty sure my dog could do it.
Oh well i have seen people asking around for invites for so here is a simple and direct method to get unlimited invites or rather signup directly once again
some questions your may ask
Is the offer something that would interest women? If so, try a new approach. Make a blog that you will use just for Pinterest, but don’t make it have Pinterest in the name because that is too obvious. Put your offer, ads, affiliate banners, or however you make money on that blog. Then use some creativity. Make your blog have a theme. Maybe cooking, fashion, beauty. Below is an example.
You make a food blog. First post: “I made this last night and it was a hit with the family. I substituted apples for pineapples because my kids are not fond of pineapples. I found the recipe here (provide link) and have copied it below. Let me know if you like it.” Hardly anyone will click on the link to the other recipe because they will be too busy copying your recipe down.
Now that took five minutes out of your day. It was faster than putting pics on a blog with no content.
In the next post, you can grow what you did. Ten food pictures in one blog post. Title of post: “Get Kids Involved In Meal Planning.”
Post: “I went to the food category on Pinterest and asked my kids to pick out foods that they would like for me to make. I think it is very important to get children involved in meal planning. There tends to be less picky eating in my house when my kids are involved. This is what they chose. (insert the ten pictures using the embed feature. These are pictures that you repinned so people are linked right back to your Pinterest and not someone else’s) This was a lot of fun. If you try it with your children, please comment and let me know how it went.” You don’t even have to provide recipes with this post if you don’t feel like it.
Now you have ten pictures to pin. Do you see where I’m going with this? Put some content on your blog and allow for interaction. It takes less time and people will take your blog more seriously. They will click ads if you have content. They will not click ads if you irritate them.