If you dive into a Facebook group or other place where bloggers and online business owners hang out, it won’t be long before you run into someone asking the question.  Can you make money from your Pinterest account?  Now the answer to this isn’t a yes or no so let’s take a look at what’s what.

How do you make money online?

Before you can consider if you can make money from Pinterest, it is worth thinking about how you make money online.  There’s tons of ways but here’s a few of the most popular:

  • Services such as content writing, being a virtual assistant, a Pinterest manager
  • Digital products such as eBooks, courses, printables, checklists
  • Affiliate income where you promote other people’s products for a commission payment
  • Ad income where you make money from people being on your site

Now there’s one thing that most of these have in common (or at the least the last three, the first one is a little different).  They all need the traffic to succeed.  Whether that’s people to see and buy your eBook, people to click affiliate links, or just people viewing your page to generate ad income, traffic is essential.

How you can make money from Pinterest

So it is clear that no matter what route you are taking to make money on your blog or digital business, there’s a good chance that traffic will play a big part in it.  And that’s where Pinterest comes in.

As a visual search engine, Pinterest has the potential to be a top traffic source, if not your top one entirely.  That means you can use your Pinterest marketing to drive traffic to your website to get those ad revenues, affiliate clicks, product sales, and more.

So while you don’t directly make money from Pinterest, you can make money from the traffic that you get from Pinterest.