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Start earning money from home
If you are looking for ways to make money from home while your kids are at school you have come to the right place.
Pinterest if you don’t already know is this amazing collection of DIY, home decor, recipes, money saving and frugal living posts. Plus so much more. If you are looking for activities to keep your kids busy you will find amazing ideas on Pinterest.
Pinterest is amazing!
The first time I used Pinterest I was searching for home school activities and some help on an art project. I found so many things I was hooked.
I love the recipe selection and the frugal living, money saving tips are great. Pinterest is a search engine, similar idea to Google it’s just image oriented and appeals to the visual audience.
Think of Pinterest as an inspiration and idea engine searched by millions. And those millions could help you and inspire you. They could also help you make money.
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How to make money on Pinterest?
There are several ways to make money on Pinterest depending on your interests and time. You could be making $50, $100 to $200 a day on Pinterest.
As a blogger you could be making this and more depending on your blog topics and how much time you want to put in. I will give you more information on blogging and how to make money in a bit.
Another great way to make money on Pinterest is through image creation, virtual assistant and other tasks.
Pinterest Virtual Assistants are in high demand in the current image oriented social media market. Being a virtual assistant means you can work from just about anywhere and set your own prices.
What is a Pinterest Virtual Assistant?
In short they are a image creator, a graphics explorer and a consultant to numerous clients. A Pinterest Virtual Assistant creates Pinterest pin images, schedules content for the content creator (blogger) and essential is their own boss.
Pinterest Virtual Assistants make their own schedules, take on only the work they need or want, they set their prices per hour ($25-$50), they get to work from anywhere.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant you need to check this out.
Get paid to play on Pinterest.
Become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant and work around your family’s schedule. Learn how to work with clients, the in’s and out’s of Pinterest, set goals for yourself and your clients.
Learn how to land the perfect clients and set growth goals for both of you. Become a Pinterest VA and learn how to expand your business, make more money and maximize your Pinterest skills.
Another great way to make money on Pinterest is through blogging
Bloggers are what Pinterest refer to as content creators. The life blood of Pinterest is content and it is that content that makes bloggers the money. Bloggers will create amazing content and link it to Pinterest via “pins” or images.
The average Pinterest user will click these “pins” and in turn through affiliate marketing or on page advertising bloggers will make an income.
Bloggers can make $20, $50 to $200 a day through monetized efforts so knowing your way around Pinterest is a must. You can learn more about Pinterest and content creation here. But in order to create content you need to have a blog.
Learn how to start a blog in minutes
If you have wondered or thought about starting a blog you could have one up and running in minutes. Below you will find step by step instructions to get your blog up and running. And how to start monetizing (making money).
Don’t worry you don’t need to be all technical and know code and stuff. Creating a blog is real easy. In fact, you could have one up and running today!
What do you need to start a blog?
First, you need a domain name. What are you going to call your blog? This will be your address, where you direct your viewers. (Example: This blog’s domain is www.savingandsimplicity.com)
Second, you need the WordPress platform so you can create and control your blog. This is where you will write and publish posts. This is where the creativity happens.
Third, you need your WordPress Theme, your blog design. You want your blog theme to be inviting and fit with what you are going to write about.
Fourth, you need Web Hosting, your own little place of the worldwide web. A place for your blog to call home. My blog uses SiteGround.
Which web hosting company is the best?
Honestly, every blogger will give you a different answer as there are a variety of different hosting companies out there.
I started with one hosting company and thought they were great until my pageviews (important) started dropping and the technical department gave me the run around.
So, I switched to SiteGround after a recommendation from one of my blogging mentors and I have never looked back.
I love the service and simpleness of SiteGround. If you have a question they answer it. No passing you to this department and then that department.
And blog setup was easy!
You can get everything with SiteGround. Your domain name, WordPress, your WordPress Theme and of course hosting. SiteGround is your one stop blogging shop.
Can you really make money blogging?
Yes! I make money blogging, so do lots of others. There are even six figure bloggers out there.
Some bloggers make money through affiliate marketing. Where they suggest or talk about products they love and use and in turn make a commission on the sale of goods.
Other bloggers create their own products and courses and make an amazing income in doing so.
You can also make money through sponsored posts and advertising placement on your blog.
I make a great income through an advertising network company who places advertisements on my blog.
But when it comes to making money with your blog, the sky is the limit. I have heard about people who sell art and physical products as well as courses.
If you are servicing your audience with products they need you will create an income from your blog.
Starting a blog with SiteGround
Step One: Selecting a Hosting Plan
Head over to SiteGround and select the right hosting plan for your needs. If you are just starting a blog, go with the basic and most cost effective plan. You can always upgrade at any time.
Step Two: Choose Your Domain Name
You will need to choose your domain name. Make sure to pick a name that stands out, one your audience will remember.
Step Three: Review & Complete
Now all you need to do is review the information. Enter in your personal data and form of payment and you are ready to start blogging.
You are almost ready to start blogging…..
You have chosen your domain name and signed up for SiteGround hosting now you need to install WordPress and choose your theme.
Sign into your SiteGround account using the information you received in your introductory email. Once you sign in for the first time it will ask you if you want to start a new website.
Select start a new website and select WordPress.
Next, you will be asked to create your WordPress login information and password then hit the confirm button.
Another screen will pop up listing enhancements and other choices. Choose the options most applicable to you and hit complete setup.
You now have WordPress.
Now it is time to choose your theme
Once you sign into your WordPress account go to Appearance > Themes and click on one of the “included” themes in your package.
Or if you are looking to purchase a new theme from a design company follow their specific installation instructions.
It’s time to get creative
Once your theme is installed you can add all your personal touches and creativity. You can change colors, fonts and images. You can really make your blog your own.
Time to start writing
Once you have created the foundation to your blog and have it looking the way you want you can start writing amazing content.
What do I mean by amazing content? I mean great thought provoking topics and ideas. Blog posts that solve problems and help your ideal reader.
This is where you showcase your talents and your skills. DO NOT copy a post from another blogger and present it as your own!
The key to being a successful blogger is having your own unique spin on information. Present it in a way that makes you unique and has your reader coming back for more.
Blogging is not a race. It is a journey and one that should be unique to you. Do not compare your first few months to that of a seasoned blogger. In fact do not compare yourself at all.
Write a few posts, find your voice, figure out what topics you want to write about. The more you write the better you will get and the more successful you will be.
If you are looking to take your blog beyond the beginner stage and create a money making blog I recommend taking Elite Blog Academy.
It is one course that made a huge difference in the success of my blogs and showed me the blueprint to blogging success. It is a must take.
Advantages to blogging and making money online with Pinterest
There is a ton of advantages but the biggest being for me is I get to stay home with my kids. I make over $2000 a month working less than 3 hours a day at home while home schooling our kids.
I can work in the evening or in the morning. I can work at my kitchen table or from the local coffee shop.
I love the versatility of this career choice and the opportunities it allows for my family. My income is constantly on the rise and I can vary my income by adding more options to my blog.
Some bloggers are making $10,000 a month or more. If you have thought about blogging, I suggest you go for it I have never been happier with my career choice.
Setting up a Pinterest account
If you have not already set up a Pinterest account or maybe you are a seasoned Pinterest veteran here is a link on all the how to’s of Pinterest. Learn how to set up your account, finding your ideal audience, Pinterest best practices and so much more.
On the business side of things and getting your self noticed make sure you set up relevant Pinterest boards with keywords. Keywords are words and phrases that will get you noticed in search engines and help in developing your Pinterest account and monetizing your efforts.
Examples of keywords might be saving money or crochet or gluten free. Words that are specific to your posts that others might search for.
Creating pins for Pinterest
Pinterest is a visual platform but you don’t need a graphics degree to get noticed. Canva has amazing graphics and digital designs for Pinterest.
They even have a perfectly sized pin for you to use and design from. Note: Canva is free for their basic version and they have a leveled up version full of all the bells and whistles.
Scheduling and pinning
You will learn in Pinterest best practices about pinning and when to pin. I suggest you start off manually pinning and once you get the hang of Pinterest and know when and what your audience wants you can try Tailwind which is a Pinterest and Instagram scheduler.
You simply load your Tailwind feed, set it and forget it, it does all the pinning work for you. PS. you don’t really want to forget it Tailwind will let you know what boards and what pins are working for you. Tailwind is amazing! You can try it for free for a month my treat.
Making money with ad networks
Once you learn all the ins and outs of Pinterest and have a consistent amount of traffic coming to your blog I suggest applying to Mediavine which is a full service advertising management company. Their service is awesome. I wish I would have learned about them sooner.
Making money on Pinterest recap
This post was super long so to recap you can make money on Pinterest in two ways. You can become a Pinterest VA or start a blog and open a Pinterest account. Both options can make you a lot of money.
Update February 25, 2020