Pinterest is an American website mixing the concepts of social networking and photo sharing, launched in 2010 by Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann. It allows its users to share their interests, passions, hobbies, through photo albums gleaned from the Internet. The site name is a Pinterest is formed of the English words pin and interest respectively meaning “pin” and “interest.”
But, enough of these general Pinterest facts. If you are already here, you probably know what Pinterest generally is. What you probably didn’t know is that Pinterest is a huge source of traffic. Whether you are just blogging about your interests or blogging to make some money, or you are website or business owner, Pinterest can become a huge source of traffic for your blog/website. Not long time ago when group boards weren’t available, Pinterest was just a great way to spend some time online, browsing through other people’s boards, trying to find something interesting. Back then, the only ones who could earn money using Pinterest were the ones who had a huge following base.
And then the Pinterest introduced the Pinterest Group Boards, also called Community boards or Shared boards.
Pinterest Group Boards
Pinterest group boards are created by the Pinterest user who wanted to let someone else to pin to their board. OK, so how it affects you? Well, imagine a Pinterest user with 50 000, 100 000 or even 1 million followers creating a shared board and then sends you invite to the board she/he just created. This means you just got access to a large number of people. So next time you pin on this particular board, all those people who are following the board owner will see your pin and eventually click on it or even better, repin it. The best thing here is this: The people themselves are doing your work for you, they are bringing traffic to your website and they are promoting it. Not you, you just pinned one tiny pin, and they made it became viral. Yes, this sounds awesome! But how to get invite to Pinterest Group Boards?
Pinterest Group Board Invites
In the last years, Pinterest started attracting a huge number of spammers. Therefore the big group boards owners are pretty cautious when they are sending invite to their boards. First thing they will do after you ask them to invite you is to visit your profile and check your latest pins so they can make sure you are not a spammer. Only if you are matching their criteria, they will send you an invite to their group board. This means, all you can do is ask the board owner to send you an invite and wait, right? Most of the time, yes.
Earning money and Pinterest Group Boards
If you get an invite to a couple of big Pinterest boards, then monetizing your blog/website is a piece of cake. You can easily do it with PPC programs (Google Adsense, Media.net, Infolinks, etc.) CPA Offers (MarketHealth, Clickrover, Clickbank) or as an Amazon Affiliate. You can even sell them your own items, books, whatever you want… After you get your Pinterest Group Boards Invites, only the sky is the limit.
What are the most popular topics on Pinterest?
The biggest group boards on Pinterest are related to Food Recipes, DIY (Do it Yourself), Beauty Care, Health, Fitness, Diet, Weight Loss, Fashion, etc… So try to get an invite to boards related to these topics. If you wonder why these topics are popular, you should know this: ~80%+- of Pinterest users are females and they are mostly USA based.