Social media is quite popular these days, and several billion people are members of Facebook. There are lots of articles and even books about how to make money with Facebook, but today, I’m going to talk about how to make money with Pinterest.
Pinterest is essentially a site where you post images, just as you might on Instagram. These images are known as “pins,” and people usually create “boards” of related pins that they’ve uploaded to the site.
While Pinterest is considered a social media platform, where you can post images, share images, and comment on images, the site also provides some opportunities for the clever marketer to make money.
The site has millions of members, so there’s a lot of traffic there. If you can attract people to your pins, you can get them to your Website and from there you can make money.
Read on for more about how to make money with Pinterest.
You can’t make money with a Website if you don’t have traffic, and if you’re on a budget, free traffic is the best option. For that, you’re going to have to rely on favorable search engine rankings, and that can be a problem. First of all, the market in most niches is pretty competitive. Second of all, the search engines, particularly Google, seem to change what they’re looking for on a daily basis. Every time there’s a new “animal” update, such as Panda or Penguin, Google shakes up the search engine rankings completely, throwing the entire Internet off balance.
While it’s not possible to know what the search engines will be looking for six months from now, it is possible to know what they’re interested in right now. We recently came across an interesting blog post that distilled the results of more than one million Google search results and came up with a pretty definitive list of the things that seem to be important to the search giant…today, at least. Read on for more about search engine rankings.
I was on a marketing forum recently and someone posted a legitimate question – “How can I get traffic for my niche blog?” The question was a basic one; he was trying to figure out how he could get free traffic to his blog. Common wisdom in the Internet marketing world about blogging is pretty straightforward – follow your passion. As long as you’re interested in something, and you write about it both often and well, people will find you. Actually, getting free traffic to your niche blog is a bit more complicated than that.
The guy who posted the question wasn’t exactly a newbie, and he’d done his research and thought he was doing everything right. The topic of his niche blog is a popular one in the make money online niche. He’s writing about the topics that are generally popular in that niche – building Websites, creating a mailing list, how to write productively, and more. He’s also doing a lot of the other “behind the scenes” things that are supposed to help draw traffic.
Everyone wants traffic to their Websites. Without traffic, we don’t make any money. But it can be hard to get people to come to your Website, and if you don’t have money for advertising, you’re going to have to look at ways to get free traffic. That’s the best kind, anyway, since it allows you to save your money for something else. You will have to pay for it with time and patience. If you’re looking for a way to get free traffic, forum marketing is a longstanding method that still works, provided that you follow the rules.
One of the great things about the Web is the sheer numbers of forums related to just about any topic you can imagine. This form of social network predates Facebook and still thrives today. A forum is a membership site, which you can usually join for free, that allows you to exchange thoughts, questions and ideas with other people who are interested in the same topic. Forum marketing is simply a method of using such a Website to draw free traffic to your own site, and the method is a fairly simple one, though it does take some time to become effective.