How To Upload an Affiliate Button to Pinterest

Posted on Jan 20 2014 - 7:00am by Markell

 

Note: I’ve been told that Pinterest gets rid of your affiliate links. I’m not sure if that is true or not. Be sure to add a coupon code to the image you are uploading if you have it so that you will get credit for any sales that are a result of your pinterest pictures. pinteresttutorial3

Pinterest can be an AWESOME way to get traffic to a website. Over 30% of my traffic comes from Pinterest. Everyone gets how to use pinterest, right? Pin a picture, it links back to the website it was pinned from. But what if you want it to link to a different website? Or what if you have a picture you want on pinterest that isn’t actually ON the website you want it to link to (or any website?) Not a problem. 

One time you might want to do this is when you are an affiliate for a company. They often give you a certain URL so they can track who you referred to their website. For instance, I am an affiliate for Spark Natural. My affiliate website is http://www.sparknaturals.com/?affiliates=533. That link takes you right to their home page, but it tells them that I sent you. 

So, I designed this image:

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And I want to put it on pinterest, but when you click on it on pinterest, I want it to take you right to the Spark Natural’s website, not my blog. So there are two ways you can do this:

1. If the picture is on my website somewhere I can pin it and then change the link. I assume you know how to pin it. In order to change the link, open the pin (click the “see it now” button after you pin it). Click on the little pen in the bottom corner. 

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A box will open with some options. One of the boxes says “source”.Change the source to the URL you want the pin to lead to. 

2. If the picture wasn’t on my website anywhere, I can manually upload the image to Pinterest. Do this by clicking the plus button next to your name in the upper right hand corner.

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After you click the plus button, click “upload a pin.” Choose the image you want to upload and insert the URL you want. Simple as that! 

I hope this tutorial helped you learn how to upload an affiliate button to Pinterest!

What other tutorials would you like to see on this blog? 

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  1. Warner Carter June 14, 2014 at 10:28 am - Reply

    did you test and verify Pinterest is no stripping your affilate link?

    • amouseinmykitchen October 9, 2014 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      I actually didn't Warner, and I think there is a chance it might be 🙂 Although my sales did increase after I started this practice. But I put the coupon code in it as well so that could be why.

  2. Pilar March 2, 2015 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Hi there. Has there been any new updates or developments to this? I'd love to know is so. Thanks.

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