Today, I will teach you “How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links on Pinterest because Pinterest is probably the best and easiest place to advertise your affiliate links!
It is because Pinterest users are proactive shoppers. They use Pinterest to search, save and/or buy products/services.
What if you do not have a product to sell?
Don’t worry, Amazon is here!
Amazon is the biggest e-commerce site as of today, and thankfully they have an affiliate program!
That being said, I hope you already connected the dots why I want you to use Pinterest and take advantage of Amazon’s affiliate program at the same time. In this article, you will learn how to register your Pinterest Business Account to Amazon Associates, learn how to create a Pinterest Pin with Amazon affiliate links and to learn some of the legal so your account would not going to be suspended.
First things first. Let me answer these important questions!
Can You Use Amazon Affiliate Links on Pinterest?
The answer is conflicting, but as per Amazon my discussion with Amazon Customer Rep, you can use Amazon Associates affiliate links on Pinterest provided that you follow their rules and guidelines.
Amazon Associate 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 questions that I will answer are the following
How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links On Pinterest
In this section, I will show you how to create Pin with Amazon affiliate link.
Step 1: Click the “plus” button on the upper right of your Pinterest account or the “create a pin” under your profile picture.
Step 2: Fill in the blanks
Section A: Post the picture of the product you are trying to sell from Amazon
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 create a unique visual content 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
Section B: Insert product name.
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 buy it.
Say, you are trying to sell “The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss“. What I would advice 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.
Pro Tip: Make sure to write the most relevant keyword related to the product you are selling first then work your way down the hierarchy. The product name, brand name, author’s name, etc should always be in the tile.
Section C: Write product 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.
Section D: Copy and paste your Amazon affiliate link
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.
In case this is the first time you heard about Amazon Associates and need help in signing up or retrieving your affiliate link, don’t worry! I got you covered. I have articles on how to sign up for Amazon Associates and how to retrieve your Amazon Affiliate link to help you.
Done! You now 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.
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