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Does Pinterest Steal Your Profits?

July 21, 2012

Last Updated on - September 23, 2021  

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PinterestPinterest has been a point of constant discussion these days due the kind of traffic it is generating. Every second IM product that is launched today targets Pinterest and how to make money from Pinterest.

While all this hype around Pinterest was on, there was another news of some Spammer who claimed to have made a lot of money on Pinterest using Amazon and a lot of Pinterest accounts. How far was this true is still a point of discussion and contention.

But what this did was that thousands of make money online aspirants flocked to Pinterest and started posting Amazon products onto their pinboards with their affiliate links embedded into it, thinking it will make them a lot of money. This was basically the strategy that this so-called Spammer discussed.

In about a month there was news that Pinterest has started blocking affiliate links.

But Is Pinterest Really stealing your profits?

Pinterest is an interesting platform and since sharing a picture is easier than sharing anything else, it adds to the simplicity of the entire process.

Pictures have always been a reason for better conversions, primarily because of the sticky nature. Pictures and attractive and tend to catch the attention of the viewer, thus making it a option than textual content, to share.

It is here that the the viral nature of Pinterest kicks in. People are more likely to share a picture and that is what people do on Pinterest. That explains all about the sudden fame that Pinterets is getting.

An extremely easy way to monetize this viral nature of Pinterest is by pinning an attractive picture and then linking it to a product that you wish to sell. This is precisely what most people are doing.

My statistics over the last 2 months tell me that Pinterest is not stealing your profits. My affiliate links were very much there and they have been generating money for the last 2 months as well.

An alternate solution

If you still feel that Pinterest is stealing your profits, then the best way to get over it is by url cloaking. Use a cloaked url to link to your affiliate products. If you wish you could use bit.ly or, you can even use any other url shortner. I would not recommends tinyurl, though.

A cloaked link is difficult to be stripped off your affiliate ids and hence you can get away with it. While I say this, I once again want to emphasize on the fact that Pinterest is not stealing your profits.

A good tool to use for Pinterest Marketing and posting your pins is Pinranker. With Pinranker you can schedule your pins to be published and you can also use a cloaked url to link to your pins.

Get your copy of Pinranker today while the prices are still low.

Learning to Market on Pinterest

Pinterest Marketing can be extremely profitable if done correctly. Getting picture to pin onto Pinterest is extremely easy and your could make a ton of money just by linking it to a CPA offer or, some Amazon products.

Peter Garety has a very informative video course that teaches you step by step how to set up your Pinterest account and how to monetize it.

Join Peter Garety’s Pinterest Marketing Blueprint here.

About the author

My name is Dilip. I am a fan of the internet and love the many opportunities that the world wide web provides. If used constructively , the internet can give you an opportunity to lead a life free of the 9-5 treadmill and will be able to give more time to your family members.
Read about internet entrepreneurship at my blog.

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