Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Using Pinterest to Increase Affiliate Sales

Pinterest, an online pinboard used to organize and share images, is exploding on the social networking scene. The website had over 11.7 million unique visitors in January and is on its way to becoming the next big thing. So, why should you join Pinterest? It’s a great way expand your social networking presence and drive traffic to your website. More traffic means an increased opportunity to generate affiliate sales!

User Demographic

Pinterest users are the perfect target audience for beauty blogs and beauty products! Not only are approximately 80% of the users female, 75% are between the ages of 18 - 45. Plus, there is an entire category dedicated to hair and beauty. You couldn’t ask for a better group to share your blog with!

Referral Traffic

According to a recent study, Pinterest is driving more traffic to websites and blogs than YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn combined! The best way to generate traffic to your website is to post images from your blog or YouTube channel and include the link to your website. The more interesting the image, the more likely it is someone will pin it to their board. All of their followers will see their new pin and your website link! This allows your site to be exposed and introduced to a whole new audience.

Pin Sigma Beauty Products

You can also pin your favorite Sigma Beauty products and include your affiliate link in the photo description! Here are step by step directions to update your Pinterest page with Sigma Beauty products:

1) Visit the Sigma Beauty website and save the images you wish to upload to your computer
2) Log into your Pinterest account and click the “Add +” button on the top right side of the screen
3) Choose the “Upload a Pin” option
4) Select the Sigma Beauty image you want to upload
5) Write a description/comment about the product and add the product URL. Don’t forget to add ?Click=XXXX with your affiliate identifier at the end of each URL you use!

6) Here is what your final pin, containing your affiliate link, will look like!

 7) You can also create a pinboard of your favorite Sigma Beauty products!

Ready to get started? Join here! You can also visit the Sigma Beauty Pinterest page for some inspiration!

Do you currently use Pinterest to increase your website traffic? Comment below!

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  1. I use and love it!!! So much fun!

    Check ou my "Sigma" board

  2. I just love the idea!! Starting now!!!

    1. We're happy you like the idea! Pinterest is a really fun :)

  3. I use Pinterest and Its a great idea.:)

    1. We're happy to hear that you use Pinterest for your affiliation! It's fun and easy! :)

  4. Just opened my account. Hope to start building some great boards now. Thank you for the tip!


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