But my curiosity got the best of me and I decided to click through and see what advice Coco from Blog Darling recommended.
After going through a few of her posts and seeing how value-packed they were, I decided to purchase her new book: Get Paid to Pin: How to Make Money on Pinterest. Wanna grab your copy for 20% off? Use my exclusive code RH20 at checkout to grab yours for just $15.20.
In this book, she shares how she was able to make her first affiliate sale with under 400 followers and within hours of posting her first affiliate link on Pinterest. That’s super cool and a very quick turnaround!
As a Pinterest newbie, it took me about 2 weeks to make my first sale, so keep in mind that results will vary from person to person. How fast you make a sale depends on your niche, pins, how much you’re posting, and the group boards you’re in. So if you don’t make your sale super fast, give it some time. If you’re serious about diversifying your income with Pinterest affiliate marketing, your first sale will be worth the wait and is just the beginning. 🙂
Okay, let’s jump into the review!
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- Introduction to affiliate marketing and Pinterest
- Why Pinterest is a great platform for affiliate marketing
- A tutorial on setting up your Pinterest account
- Creating Pinterest optimized boards and pins
- How to join group boards with 120+ Pinterest group boards you can apply to today
- Tips on joining affiliate programs with 35+ high paying affiliate programs you can apply to
- & more!
Once you’ve completed your order, you’ll be emailed a link to download Get Paid to Pin. It’s a total of 29 pages and includes a list of niche-specific group boards and affiliate programs for you to join at the end.
If after going through the ebook you love it and want to share it, you can also sign up for Coco’s affiliate program and earn 40% commission for each book you refer.
At the beginning of the ebook, Coco shares the basics to getting your Pinterest account set up for success. So setting up your business account, rich pins, etc. I really like the specific examples she gives and the tips on finding high performing keywords. From my experience, her advice is spot on here.
She then goes into perfecting your profile, designing pins, and joining affiliate programs relative to the niche you’ve chosen. From there, she shows you how to upload your pins to Pinterest, as well as schedule them into Boardbooster so you can make sales on autopilot.
Things I loved
This book is beginner friendly and my new recommended source for anyone that wants to get started with Pinterest affiliate marketing on a budget. Coco gives some solid advice and great value for just
$19 $15.20 when you use the code RH20.
I personally use a very similar strategy to make money on Pinterest myself and think she really hit the nail on the head with her recommendations. The only thing I really do differently is I use Tailwind to automate my affiliate pinning while she uses Boardbooster.
And in case you’re wondering if this strategy works, here’s a quick screenshot of just one of the affiliate programs I was a part of in 2017:
Another thing I really like about Coco’s book is that her advice is up to date. When I first got started with Pinterest marketing, I read through Elise’s ebook. It was a good start and what introduced me to affiliate marketing on Pinterest, but it’s really not as up to date as it should be, especially in terms of disclosures.
Suggestions for when you’re reading
One thing I’d suggest doing is reading through the book once and then going over it again while implementing it. The first time you go through it, you can write out an action step for each section and essentially create a helpful little checklist for more guidance. That’s something I usually do when I purchase ebooks and notice that it helps me get the most out of what I’m reading.
Also, when picking out affiliate programs to join, remember to promote products you believe in. I noticed that Bluehost was a recommended affiliate program to join and I’m personally not a big fan of their service. A few years ago I started a blog with them and never had any problems, but recently when I’ve had to connect with Bluehost support on behalf of my clients, they haven’t been very helpful in getting to the root of a problem. Whereas my current host Siteground, always goes above and beyond to solve a problem whenever one comes up. This is more of a personal con, as Coco likely hasn’t had any problems with Bluehost, I’ve just had several bad encounters with their service and wanted to stress that you promote products that you love and want to share.
If you’re new to Pinterest affiliate marketing or just want to learn more about how it works, definitely pick up this book and give it a read.
I’m pumped to have a new book to recommend for Pinterest marketing beginners. I love Coco’s mission to help other girls make money with their blogs, and think you’ll love her site Blog Darling if you want to learn more about social media, affiliate marketing, or growing your email list.
I hope this review was helpful and gives you a good idea of what the book covers and how it can help you set up your Pinterest affiliate marketing business. If you have any questions about the book or this review, feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.