How to Generate Income on Pinterest

How to Generate Revenue on Pinterest

Thanks to our friend, Neil Patel over at for this excellent infographic on how to maximize Pinterest for profits!

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For many people, social media is one a great place to meet new consumers and gain followers. One of the most popular and overlooked social media sites is Pinterest. Pinterest is an online bulletin board that lets users save photos and pictures. Users have multiple boards and can favorite and follow photos, boards, and users. Users see newly updated pins on their stream as people, and boards they follow are updated. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your products and help you generate income on Pinterest.

Why take Pinterest seriously?

Here are a few reasons:


Most Pinterest users are female. 1/3 of US women are on Pinterest, and male users are steadily increasing. Overall, 20% of adults in the US use Pinterest. But most importantly, consumers who find their items on Pinterest spend more money vs any other social media site including Facebook.

Ease of Use

Pinterest is easy to use. Once a post is up, it can go viral quickly. Over 2/3 of brand engagement is generated by users, not businesses. Most of the pinning that goes on in Pinterest is emotionally motivated. Users often go from a very undefined need to knowing exactly what they want in a short amount of time.

So how do you take advantage of this money generating site?

Getting more engagement isn’t difficult. By following a few guidelines, you’ll see your engagement skyrocket.

  • Use multiple colors in your pins
  • Avoid human faces- concentrate on the product
  • Pins should have as little background as possible
  • Certain colors such as red, orange and brown are pinned more often
  • Desaturate your colors
  • Taller, vertical images are pinned more often
  • Follow other pinners
  • Pin in the afternoon between 2-4pm and in the evening from 8 pm to 1 am

By following these guidelines and interacting with other users, your business will see more shares which leads to more promotions and eventually more sales.

How to Generate Revenue on Pinterest


First appears on “How to Turn Pinterest into a Revenue Generating Channel”.


About Mike Gingerich

Mike Gingerich, President of Digital Hill & TabSite is a business blogger Marketer and Consultant. Part geek, part marketer, part strategist, total fitness and running junkie. Mike is an author and speaker, having presented at Social Media Week Lima, Social Media Camp (Canada) and more. Mike is a marketing, social media, and business startup enthusiast with 10+ years experience building apps, consulting, and training businesses with winning integrated strategies. Mike loves deploying tactics to increase awareness, sales, and maximize ROI in both B2B and B2C markets via digital media.