Obsessed with Pinterest and wondering if you can still make money on Pinterest in 2020?
The short answer is YES.
The long answer is DEPENDS…
With ever-changing social media, while you CAN make money on Pinterest, the ways to do it have changed over the past a few years. If you learn the latest method and do it right, it can be a fun way to make money online.
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I first came across Elise’s eCourse “Paid by Pinterest” when I was intrigued by the idea of making money on Pinterest. She claimed that you don’t even need to have a blog to make money on Pinterest. I thought with a small investment, if this can help me to make some money eventually, it will be worth it.
After implementing what I have learned from the eCourse, I want to share with you this thorough and honest review on “Paid by Pinterest” created by Elise McDowell from House of Brazen. So you can decide if this is the right course for you.
In this review, I am going to share with you the following about this eCourse :
- What is this eCourse about?
- Who is it for?
- Who is it NOT for?
- How much does it cost?
- The pros and cons
- Can you REALLY make money on Pinterest, in 2020?
Before we dive into the course, let me explain the concept behind making money on Pinterest first.
Can you make money on Pinterest… Why Pinterest?
Affiliate marketing is one of the most common and effective ways to make money on Pinterest. For those of you who are new to the term, Affiliate marketing is a process to make commission by marketing someone else’s products or services.
While Pinterest is not as popular as Facebook and Twitter, it is one of the FASTEST growing social media platforms. With over 300 million active monthly users in 2019, when it comes to online marketing, it has a great potential to connect and reach your targeted audience.
The eCourse: “Paid by Pinterest” – What is it about?
Ok, it is not really get paid by Pinterest per se… but a way to make money from Affiliate Marketing using Pinterest.
The creator of this course – Elise McDowell, is the owner behind House of Brazen, a business blog that helps women entrepreneurs make more sales while working less.
Elise originally created a 21page eCourse – “How to Make Your First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours” back in 2017, sharing her Pinterest strategy to make affiliate sales.
As Pinterest made some major changes since the book was written, in 2018, Elise upgraded her eBook to an eCourse, now called “Paid by Pinterest”, updating the content with the latest strategies and adding 2 easy-to-follow videos.
The eCourse will take you about 2-3 hours to go through, which is still considered a pretty short course.
Here’s the content of the course:
- Welcome + My Story (How I made My First Affiliate Sale in 24 hours)
- Video: How to increase your traffic, subscribers & sales with Pinterest (45min.)
- Getting Started: Pinterest & Affiliate Marketing Basics
- The Perfect Pin: My Research & What I Found Worked
Canva: TOOL to create Pin
- Video: How to Create the Perfect Pin (13min.)
Tailwind: an Auto scheduler
- My “Viral” Pin Strategy & How I Automated My Pinning
- How I schedule Pins on Tailwind
Avoid being suspended
- How to Prevent Your Pinterest Account Getting Suspended
- 1000+ Group Boards for All Different Niches
- Free Canva Template by Social Digital Designs
- eBook download: 10K in 12 month eBook (worth $25)
Who is it for?
This eCourse is best suited for people who are…
- Intermediate Pinterest users
- Already understand the basic Pinterest terminologies like Pins, Group boards, Clicks etc.
- Already use Pinterest for their online business or blogs but not getting the results they are looking for
- Familiar with the concept of affiliate marketing but want to know how to apply on Pinterest
This eCourse was my first introduction to use Pinterest for affiliate marketing. Although I’ve been using Pinterest for personal reasons for many years, when it comes to Pinterest for business I was still a beginner.
At the start, I found it hard to understand a few terminologies and got a little overwhelmed with the group boards section.
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Who is it NOT for?
Like I mentioned earlier, if you are a Pinterest virgin, you might find it slightly challenging. But with my FREE cheat sheet, I hope this will bring you up to the level plane field.
How much does it cost?
It’s $56.40 (or £43, exchange rate may vary) for payment in full.
If you are on a pinch, you can also purchase in 2 payments of $32.40/month.
Many courses on the market charge hundreds for a similar content. I personally think this is good value for money, especially for the amount of content the course covers.
Plus, once you complete the course, you could earn 30% affiliate commission by spreading the word about this course.
What are the Pros and Cons?
- Good value for money. In comparison with many eCourses that cost hundreds on the market, “Paid by Pinterest” is well priced with lots of value. Elise covered from getting Pinterest business accounts set up to creating the perfect pin using Canva, to using Tailwind to schedule pins.
- The course is brief, and to the point. Who has time to read hundreds of pages, when you can learn in a few simple steps? However, she does drive a few key points home, such as placement of keywords, and exactly the recommended pins and group boards you need to have.
- All tips and tricks you can implement right away. I do strongly recommend taking notes while going through the eCourse. Then go through it again. When I went through the 2nd time, I picked up things that I totally missed from the first round.
- Not completely newbie friendly (but with my Free Cheat Sheet, this should help to solve the prob.)
- In the book, Elise recommended Bluehost as the choice of setting up your new website. While that might be a popular recommendation especially for someone who knows what they are doing. If you are a complete newbie, my No. 1 recommendation is Wealthy Affiliate. I have written a blog on How to start blogging and make money online with Wealthy Affiliate.
- Elise also recommend MailChimp and MailerLite as email service providers. I came to find out, those 2 services both have very strict prohibited content policies which include affiliate marketing. I got rejected by both when I applied. After a few hair-pulling days of researching, I finally landed with GetResponse. Yes you have to pay for it, after a 30-day free trail, but it’s well worth the money.
Can you make money on Pinterest with “Paid by Pinterest”? My final verdict:
Yes you can!
It took me a lot longer than 24 hrs as Elise claimed in the eCourse, but remember, I was a COMPLETE Pinterest newbie. So if you are already an intermediate Pinterest Pinner, and have a good understanding of how affiliate marketing works, you can make money on Pinterest much faster.
Although you can make money on Pinterest without a blog, I chose to build one on a niche that I am passionate about.
Here’s how you can setup your new blog with Wealthy Affiliate for Free:
I have also greatly benefited from Tailwind to help me schedule all the pins in bulk and have much boarder reach. Try it out. Schedule and publish 30 Pins and join 5 Tribes for FREE.
“Paid by Pinterest” has opened my eyes to Pinterest Affiliate Marketing and much more… By implementing Elise’s strategy, I have not only made my affiliate sales through Pinterest, I have tripled traffic to my new blog and started to grow my email list.