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Can We Rely On Pinterest As a Long-Term Income Source?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by elecsho, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    You know you've heard this many times but I will say it again, pinterest is a gold mine. But the question is whether or not Pinterest is a stable income source. I've recently started messing around with some group boards and already seeing good results.

    I am willing to put most my effort in this if it was stable enough. My plan was to make a good stream of money from pinterest to then fuel my big authority site because I wasn't very sure about what kind of changes Pinterest might introduce that could screw us all. But what if I don't need an exit plan and an authority site, what if Pinterest was just as stable as an authority site. Maybe if we don't spam and build our boards slowly and steadily it could only get better and better.

    This question goes to people who have been earning from pinterest for a long time. I don't know what do you think guys?
     
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    There's definitely money to made with Pinterest but you should ALWAYS have a plan B.
     
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    stfrank Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I made 18k in total with Pinterest and now i am making 0 (Maybe i lose interest in Pinterest/ Maybe my method is dead now/ and alot more factors are involved) But As netmatrix said you should always have a plan B.
     
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    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Nothing in IM can be counted on as a long term income.
     
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  5. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    There has to be a clear reason for a such big sudden drop. Did you get banned or something?
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Agreed, that's why hopefully when people ARE making money they are stashing some away for their longer term business plans.

    All these FB, Twitter, Pinterest methods, should be a route to a longer term business plan, where you don't have to rely on them.
     
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    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    x2 agreed

    Call me what you like, but I'm thankful to have decided on businesses involving minimal to no SEO and all that jazz. In essence, my business can grow without search engines & yet utilize them if I please. My ORM for example uses the strength of review sites and media already ranking; my hat's off to those still dealing with SEO today.
     
  8. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    What about building a big information website and rely on reputation instead of SEO. I have to dis-agree with you guys. IM can be long-term and should be long-term. I have nothing against saving money for an offline business. But there are people who became rich from a very good website idea.

    My website will be very big I will work for years on it. Hope everything goes well. I believe if you build your board slowly and not spam pinterest could be stable enough.
     
  9. jimmylegs

    jimmylegs Senior Member

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    Social media platforms are always fads. Never base long term income from trendy apps.
     
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    Campaigns on the biggest platforms like Google and Facebook eventually die out for one reason or another. Sure, they have access to a user base of the entire planet! But if the platform puts in policies and security measures to hinder my ability to make money it's game over. I'm much more concerned with what a platform will let me get away with rather than whether or not it's a fad, etc... My other option is to get around their policies and security measures in order to continue running stuff I know normally wouldn't be allowed.

    Pinterest still has a ton of potential in my opinion (i.e., they still have weaknesses just like CL).
     
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  11. jimmylegs

    jimmylegs Senior Member

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    Exactly my man! Problem is, all the developers who make these platforms regularly check sites like this to keep up to date with what is being done to their site.

    Posted via Topify on Android
     
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  12. Elliot305

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    That's why staying persistent with testing is so important. I can't tell you how many times I've tested a platform's vulnerabilities and come up with nothing. But, on many occasions I've struck gold where I finally found something nobody else has seen and hit it as hard as I could for as long as I could. For me, my income is mostly based on this kind of scenario and has been for the last 7 years. Here is a tip; test for loopholes during the week and exploit them during the weekend. Many companies do not have in-house security and tech teams working on the weekends and you'll have that whole time to kill it. Monday morning rolls around and the loophole will be patched shortly thereafter but not before you destroyed them...enough so where they need to change entire policies and features on their site.
     
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  13. jimmylegs

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    Couldn't have said it better my man. Its unfortunate for the noobs who expect a hand out of info on this site and never test.

    People, stop asking so many questions, and really lazy questions at that, and test for yourself.

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  14. erickishere

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    Always have another source of income. If pinterest dies, what are you going to do after that?
     
  15. elecsho

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    Okay I agree. But explain to me how can pinterest just "die"?

    I mean monetizing facebook pages for example always worked if you build your page slowly. The thing is guys you're all relying on spammy ways and loopholes. Why doesn't everybody just stick to the rules and play it white hat. Sure it's harder but what you get is long-term results.

    Again for the person that said nothing in IM is stable, I think you are being too general here. Let's take the people who flip sites for example. I can't see any reason why that should stop working. They do SEO to the websites, gain traffic to them and sell them. SEO will always exist in one way or another you just have to adapt to the changes introduced by Google right.
     
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    It won't just die, its just that their security will get tighter and people won't be able to spam.

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    I have been earning stable income from pinterest for more then a year, and you know what i always have Exit plan ready as it is the last day of pinterest
    I have plan B, plan C and plan D if that matters, in IM when you ice break your income the next step is if you can maintain your income
     
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  18. elecsho

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    Hi thanks for your reply. Can you tell me maybe what kind of secondary plans I might have?
     
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    It can be like
    Building email list
    Using your pinterest income to build and boost different micro niche sites using different SEO services
    Making your own full fledged website that kinda helps people in some or other way
    Making an IM product

    These are some of my Secondary Plans
     
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  20. The Mentalist

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    It depends on what you do with a social network that depends on it's viable longevity. There are some things you can do that are dependable. Using Pinblaster to spam continuously and build catfish type accounts isn't one of those things.

    On the other hand creating a brand off pinterest, and utilizing pinterest for promotions and marketing in various form is pretty dependable. If you have other people who will put your content on pinterest for you, you don't need to worry about not being able to do it or spam pinterest yourself.

    But at the end of the day you can own and control your own website. You don't own your own social media accounts, Pinterest/Twitter/Facebook have complete control over it.
     
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