Want to start an Amazon affiliate marketing side-hustle, but you don’t have time to write a blog or record a vlog where you can promote your Amazon Affiliate Links? Read along as I teach you How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links on Pinterest, so can skip writing and start selling.
Usually, it would require you to write a blog or create a video and make a call to action for your audience to buy the product you are promoting through your affiliate link. You then make money when they do buy the product using your affiliate link.
There is a shortcut though, and that is promoting your affiliate link on Pinterest. With this technique, you would be able to skip the content creation.
Overview: How To Add Amazon Affiliate Links on Pinterest
So the goal is to show you How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links to Pinterest! But first, let me answer some of the most asked questions about the use of Amazon affiliate links on Pinterest.
These most common questions are the following:
- Why Use Pinterest to promote Amazon Affiliate links?
- Why Use Amazon Affiliate Program?
- Can you use Amazon affiliate links on Pinterest?
- Does Pinterest allow you to use Amazon affiliate links?
Affiliate Disclosure – I am an Affiliate of many products promoted on this website and may earn a commission if you purchase something.
Why Use Pinterest to advertise Amazon Affiliate Links?
It is a good idea to use Pinterest to advertise Amazon affiliate links because Pinterest users are proactive shoppers.
Pinterest users use Pinterest to search for DIY ideas then they use Pinterest to research the items that they would need to complete their DIY ideas. Finally, they will also use Pinterest to buy the best item that they would use to realize their DIY ideas.
To put it simply, Pinterest users use Pinterest to find something to buy. Therefore, if you properly promote your Amazon Affiliate Link on Pinterest, then your chance of making a sale is higher.
Why Use Amazon Affiliate Program?
This one is an easy answer.
The reason why you should use the Amazon Affiliate Program is that Amazon is the biggest e-commerce site in the United States. In other words, they carry and sell virtually almost every kind of item.
This is great because you can use Amazon to monetize your Pinterest business whatever niche you are in.
Check out my How to Make Money With Amazon Affiliate Marketing blog if you need help in setting up your Amazon Associates Account!
Can You Use Amazon Affiliate Links on Pinterest?
The answer is conflicting, but as per my discussion with Amazon Customer Rep, you can use Amazon Associates affiliate links on Pinterest provided that you follow their terms and conditions.
Amazon Associate’s Affiliate Link Requirements
1. You need to own a blog
2. Register your blog to your Amazon Associates account
One thing you need to do is to add your Pinterest Account URL in your Amazon Associate’s “site lists”
3. Register your Pinterest Account to your Amazon Associates account!
4. Do not use link shorteners, use the link provided by Amazon’s Site Stripe
5. Do not download or screenshot Amazon’s product images.
6. Make sure your Amazon affiliate pin is a No-Pin
Just to be on the safe side, please email Amazon to confirm for yourself!
Does Pinterest Allow Affiliate Links?
This one is easy and the answer is YES!
There was a point when Pinterest banned affiliate links because people misused it, but that was a long time ago. Today, they have a more sophisticated anti-spam software that filters spammers and that is why they are allowing affiliate links again.
Just always remember to disclose if your Pin is an Affiliate Link!
Now that we have a go signal on using Amazon Affiliate Links on Pinterest, the next question that needs to be answered is How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links on Pinterest?
How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links On Pinterest?
In this section, I will show you how to create Pin with Amazon affiliate link.
1. Click the “plus” button on the upper right of your Pinterest account or the “create a pin” under your profile picture.
2. Type Your “Keyword Loaded Title”
Make sure to use the main keyword/s for the product you are trying to sell in your pin’s title so the people looking for it can find it.
Say, you are trying to sell “The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss“.
What I would advise you to do is to make sure that the entire tile of the book plus the author’s name is included in your pin’s title. Alternatively, you may also type the book title plus the author’s name in Pinterest’s search bar and see what others type in their title and simply copy it.
Pro Tip: Make sure to write the most relevant keyword related to the product you are selling first then work your way down the keyword hierarchy. That is, write the product name first, then the author’s name, brand name and so on.
3. Upload a photo or video creative for your Pinterest pin
Some people directly download the product image from Amazon, upload it on Pinterest, and call it a day.
If you are doing this, STOP!
This is a violation of “Associate Program Policies and Operating Agreement”
What you should do is to find an image of the product and use Canva to easily create a stunning and engaging visual creative to showcase the product.
Pro Tip: Find and use images where the product is being used to help shoppers imagine how they will be going to use it
4. Write a “keyword loaded” description
You will need to include secondary keyword/s that are related to the product in the product description to better the chance of your pin being searched.
In our example, the secondary keyword/s could be the ISBN number, the catchphrase of the book, the edition, etc. In other words, secondary keywords are any keywords that shoppers might use to find the book.
WARNING: You MUST disclose that you are using an affiliate link because it is required by law. In addition, you don’t want to mislead your reader.
5. Insert Amazon affiliate link or blog url
The most important part of this tutorial; adding your Amazon Affiliate Link to your Pin!
You have to insert your Amazon Affiliate Link in the destination link or else your pin will go nowhere, and your leads will go somewhere else to buy the item.
I am assuming that you have an Amazon Associate account and you know how to retrieve your affiliate link, so I will go ahead and skip all those but In case you don’t, I got you covered.
You can check out my other article on How to Sign up for Amazon Associates and How to Download your Amazon Affiliate Link to help you get started.
6. Determine the time to publish your pin
After you set the a schedule when Pinterest will publish your pin, all that is left to do is to hit the publish button.
After that, you just created your Amazon Affiliate Link
Questions, Suggestions, Feedback?
That’s it! Hopefully, this article helped taught you how to add Amazon affiliate links on Pinterest.
I guess the hardest part of this make money online strategy is making sure you are complying with all the policies, but the strategy itself is pretty straight forward: find product, create a pin, insert your affiliate link, and make sure you make your pin into a “no-pin”.
Those are the steps that I know to properly create Pin an Amazon affiliate link. If I missed something please let me know in the comment section. Likewise, please let me know in the comment section your questions if you have a one.