1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How exactly does Pinterest work and how do you make money off of it?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by KingJoff, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. KingJoff

    KingJoff Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    1
    Right now I have a Twitter account of 50k and one with 20k plus a few smaller ones, and I recently started an Instagram account that is growing fastly, so I figured Pinterest was the next step. I am selling Game of Thrones themed tshirts (no I don't have permission from HBO, just doing until/if they tell me to stop) and was wondering if anyone could explain how Pinterest works and what's the best way to make money on it by selling merchandise. I made an account but feel a bit lost at the moment. Thanks.
     
  2. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,397
    Likes Received:
    2,066
    Pin the picture, people see it, they click the link, they buy it. Simples
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. KingJoff

    KingJoff Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    1
    I see some pictures posted as specific merchandise type pins with the price and an area on the bottom that says "Buy on barnes and noble" or whatever, sort of like tweet cards. I don't see the option for this anywhere though.
     
  4. BackY

    BackY Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    206
    I would recommend you watch some videos on youtube, that's the best way to learn how it works.
     
  5. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,397
    Likes Received:
    2,066
    Pinterest recently decided to start being a big C-word like every other company. The thing you're talking about is a mark-up schema, just like google uses. You need to use rich snippets. What CMS are you using?
     
  6. EmpireQuality

    EmpireQuality Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,903
    Likes Received:
    383
    they are called rich pins.
    you can apply for them.
     
  7. aus10

    aus10 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    146
    Nope, everyone talking about this is wrong. Just add a $25 (or whatever number) to your link description, and it pulls it out and makes it a pin. Depends on the theme of the board (doesn't work on recipes), but it works on most sites.