How to Create Passive Income Streams with Pinterest Marketing

Looking to create passive income streams? Already have a passive income idea? There are a Pinfinite number of ways to use Pinterest marketing to build income streams.

Whether it's passively or actively earned, millionaires have an average of seven income streams. After all, creating multiple income streams is one of the great keys to wealth.

So why not leverage Pinterest to help you build your incomes streams. In order to increase organic website traffic from Pinterest, let's start with the basics first.

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The $trategy: Pinterest SEO

There are many factors to consider when trying to figure out how much time search engine optimization (SEO) will take to be successful. Websites typically can see results in 4-6 months.

Pinterest accounts can see results in 4-6 weeks. When major changes are made to pins and boards, stats tend to go down the first 2-3 weeks then slowly pick up and build momentum once SEO kicks in.

Different Passive Income Ideas:

Passive income requires minimal to no effort to maintain. There may be a lot of heavy lifting upfront and income can fluctuate greatly.

Nevertheless, it's a great way to make money on Pinterest with the right amount of time investment. Here are a few ways to passively make money on Pinterest...

1. Stock photos

Got an eye for photography? Consider selling your photos as stock photos on your site or

Leverage Pinterest as your portfolio and direct website traffic to your site or iStockPhoto listing.

2. E-Course

Got a lot of great content? Consider putting together your blogs, videos, and other content into an online course. I've created 7 courses for free on Teachable!

Offer e-courses on your site. Then create pins and infographics to direct pinners to your online course.

3. Website ads

When it comes to banner ad displays, the quantity of website traffic matters. If you have a large amount of website traffic coming to your site on the daily, website ads may be the way to go.

Get paid to display ads on your website. Then drive traffic to those banner ads with pins. Not sure if your fav brand has a banner ad referral program? Check out all the companies and brands on FlexOffers!

4. E-book

Love blogging? Consider creating an e-book from your most popular blog content. Then create pins and infographics to direct pinners to your offering.

5. Promote affiliates

Join affiliate networks to promote products and services. I currently use FlexOffers!

Affiliate Links Best Practices:

Although affiliate links are currently allowed on Pinterest, I recommend pins be linked directly to your claimed business website.

Build trust first.

It takes time to build the "know, like and trust" factor with an audience. People rarely open up their wallets upon first encounter. So give it some time for folks to get to know and trust you before selling to them.

Add a disclaimer.

Although it is ok to link some pins to affiliate products, account stats tend to take a hit in terms of showing up less frequently in other pinners’ smart feed (search results).

Already got that trust down? Great. For best practices, pins with affiliate links should include a disclaimer or at the very least include #affiliatelink in the pin description.

Why is it taking forever for website traffic to pick up?

Hang tight. It can take at least a month to see progress when it comes to Pinterest SEO. If it takes so long, why even bother?

SEO can provide great results. But only with the right time investment.

There are so many factors to consider when trying to figure out how much time SEO will take to be successful.

Websites typically can see results in 4-6 months. SEO results grow over time. It takes different rates for different websites, different domains.

But the thing is, SEO strategy grows and compounds over time. It gives lasting results.

So continue SEO'ing the eff out of your Pinterest pin descriptions, boards + titles!

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