XX $ to X,XXX $ per month [Amazon + Pinterest]

healzer

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The Amazon+Pinterest method has been known for quite a while.
However in this thread we are going to look into some interesting spins & tricks to increase traffic & earnings.
If you aren't making any money online or are trying to bank on Pinterest: take your time to read this thread OVER and OVER. Also read all the replies in this thread before posting.


Requirements
Domain + hosting ( max 10$/ mo) [optional]
Pinterest accounts (free)
Amazon affiliates account (free)


The Website

(Having a website from the very start is optional, it would be wiser to first build your Pinterest)
Invest your time (1-2 days) to make a nice looking e-commerce Wordpress platform.
You can quickly photoshop a "BUY" button and link that to Amazon products.


The Setup

- Pinterest allows 2-3 active accounts per IP address. Which is enough for a starter.
- Make 3 Gmail accounts and create a new Pinterest account (make one account per day, have a delay). Don't forget to email verify them.
- RESPECT your Pinterest accounts. Don't go fake and spam-looking. Use some legit pictures and descriptions, don't go for cheap & low quality - setups.
-Make 5 - 15 boards (use unique & creative names for each). Look what other people use for their boardnames and just copy-edit-paste it.
- (optional) Use my personal Pinterest Bot: PinBot to speed-up your process and save a lot of time! ( PinBot BHW thread )

Before continueing to the method, you should have ONE account ready to Rock'n'Roll.
Follow THE EXACT steps as I explain in this thread and I guarantee you traffic your very first days!


The 5-Step-Method
  1. Daily: Pin 20-30 unique images (25% will include website URL ; another 25% will be watermarked with website URL)
  2. Daily: Re-pin 20-30 images. (edit the description: if it promotes another website delete the url, keep this one clean)
  3. Daily: Comment on 20-30 pins
  4. Daily: Like 20-30 pins
  5. Daily: Follow 30-100 users


If you're thinking. "I already know these steps" and then you start saying "BUT... I'm still not earning, HELP ME".
Look, you have to do these steps with RESPECT and FOCUS. If you're not gaining popularity then you are simply doing something wrong: maybe your niche isn't hot&tasty.


Twists

Focus on a Niche
:don't mix women's clothing, motorcycles and woodcrafting, seriously. If you are more comfortable in the women's niche then do nails, hair, jewelry, etc.

Focus on female niches: Pinterest is a women's site after all.

When commenting on pins: "kiss their butts"; if you give respect then you get it back tenfold, but, if you try to take respect you'll only lose more.

Pinterest is a semi-algorithm: you can get flagged by Pinterest for obvious botting-behavior or flagged by users for spam/trash behavior. If you are going to use software or scripts then KEEP IT REAL.

The desire to click: to get visitors to your site you need to have a niche on which people are looking to BUY something. No one is going to buy cars on Pinterest, don't bother pinning cars or travel pictures. These can be good to gain followers but conversion not so.

Authority: Have a "Pin" button on your website and pin Images directly from your blogs for cooler pins.

No website? No worries!: Amazon affiliates allows you to create "aStores" where you can list certain categories and let Amazon host it. I do STRONGLY recommend to use your own domain and just inserting an iframe to the aStore or doing a 301 to the aStore. That way you can use a clean & beautiful domain on Pinterest.

Are you not from USA? Make sure to be active when US-people are active most (between 6 and 10 PM). If this isn't possible for you then get a VPS or let your laptop run on scheduled mode.

Create your own Group Boards: start inviting regular pinners into your own boards.

Don't join spammy Group Boards: we often get invited to join group boards, most are spammed and not moderated, STAY AWAY FROM THESE!

Design your own algorithms:
Starting out? -> search for boards and follow niche related BOARDS (not users !!!) -> repin good pins + comment on these + like some of them.
Follow all your followers back.
Follow the followers of your followers.
Repin pins from boards who your followers are following and repinning from. (They will repin what they like, and they like what they follow, duh!)




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Share your own experiences and twists.


Have fun and bank hard!

-healzer
 

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Nice looking method. What kind of earnings should someone expect with this method? Have you earned with this method? I have made $1500+ in June for my first month of Amazon Affiliates, is this worth adding to what I do already?

This is well detailed, I just don't know how lucrative it may be without some sort of idea as far as earnings go.
 

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Great share, Pinterest can indeed give you some targeted traffic if you use it the right way. thanks for the info!
 

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For your daily 20-30 pins of unique images, are the 25% that link to your site actually from your site? Seems you would get flagged if say you pinned a pic of a handbag and the link leads to a page on your site that doesn't have the handbag. Curious on this since I've been flagged for pinning an image that pointed to a category page on my site that actually had the item listed, along with many others.

Either way nice layout of the method. I've gone about it a bit differently and have seen success, but I'm going to create some new accounts and try this one out.
 

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For your daily 20-30 pins of unique images, are the 25% that link to your site actually from your site? Seems you would get flagged if say you pinned a pic of a handbag and the link leads to a page on your site that doesn't have the handbag. Curious on this since I've been flagged for pinning an image that pointed to a category page on my site that actually had the item listed, along with many others.

Either way nice layout of the method. I've gone about it a bit differently and have seen success, but I'm going to create some new accounts and try this one out.
Haven't had that issue yet. I know that it happens quite often in the Recipes/food niche, but that's not my taste ;)

How to join group boards?
You can only get invited by other people. There are group exchange boards.
On PinBot there will be a feature to invite other people into your boards quickly.
And also to put yourself on a list so that other PinBot users can invite you as well. (stay tuned for this)


Nice looking method. What kind of earnings should someone expect with this method? Have you earned with this method? I have made $1500+ in June for my first month of Amazon Affiliates, is this worth adding to what I do already?

This is well detailed, I just don't know how lucrative it may be without some sort of idea as far as earnings go.
You sure don't sound confident for someone earning four figures :)
 

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awesome advice, subscribing to the thread for later read and implementation :)
 

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Haven't had that issue yet. I know that it happens quite often in the Recipes/food niche, but that's not my taste ;)
Hmm weird. Yeah, it happened to me in the women's fashion niche. I'll give it another go though.

And thanks for creating that pinbot. It's sweet!
 

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Have any of you Pinterest marketers tried affiliate programs for magazines that offer subscriptions to popular home/cooking titles? I don't use Pinterest and I certainly don't read Good Housekeeping but I figured I'd throw that suggestion out there anyway.

Cheers!
 

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You sure don't sound confident for someone earning four figures :)
Why would I sound confident if you don't state your past or your experience with the method, followed by avoiding my questions? I already said it sounds promising, but explaining your history with it definitely helps.

As far as earnings go, I don't really feel like showing proof. Unless you ask of course.
 

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I got a "womens fashion" pinterest account with 3000 followers. - 1300 of them are fakes though. Just pm me if you need a board-invite or something, dont know if it would help :)
 

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I got a "womens fashion" pinterest account with 3000 followers. - 1300 of them are fakes though. Just pm me if you need a board-invite or something, dont know if it would help
Thanks for the heads up! I know someone who would be interested.

nice method will try this out bookmarked
Have fun! Try it out and let us know how it went.


Why would I sound confident if you don't state your past or your experience with the method, followed by avoiding my questions? I already said it sounds promising, but explaining your history with it definitely helps.

As far as earnings go, I don't really feel like showing proof. Unless you ask of course.
Personally I've earned four figures from Pinterest + Amazon solely.
I know a lot of people who are making that on a weekly basis, so yes, this method has a lot of potential and Pinterest keeps growing.
 

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I did this a long time back and got up to ~$900 a month with *very little* pinning. The issue I did was I linked directly to the amazon products back then, and Pinterest started removing the referral links eventually. When I started linking to my site(s), it quickly became evident how much traffic I had missed out on.

I haven't used my pinterest account for about 2 years now, and I *still* get traffic and amazon earnings from it to this date (although not as much as if I had kept my account active and stuff).

edit: my Pinterest account has about 1800 followers and isn't as "targeted" as some of the other guys I know doing this, the pins are constantly getting repinned and stuff. It's a decent "passive income" source after you've put in the work and an even better ACTIVE INCOME if you continue using it and promoting it.

When I was doing it, I had set up an online jewelry store that was an ecommerce shell for amazon affiliate products.
 
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