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It’s been almost a year since Pinterest released the update that would allow you to use your Amazon Affiliate links on your pins, specifically on (not linked to in the traditional sense) your Idea pins. While they announced this update and it’s been functional for the past year, we’re now in the winter of 2022 and there have been no significant updates to this feature – which was announced on October 30th of 2021.
In the past, Amazon would NOT allow you to use your affiliate links on Pinterest in regular, static, video, or carousel pins. It was against their terms and conditions and if you used them, you would get suspended from their program and your purchases would not be considered “qualifying purchases” – this causes a LOT of headaches for beginner bloggers whose main affiliate program was Amazon. Not anymore!
This new Pinterest update allows users to skip over the past instances of favoritism to established bloggers/marketers and monetize as beginners – similar to how Instagram is now allowing EVERYONE to have the link sticker for stories.
Here’s HOW to add your Amazon Affiliate link to your Pinterest Idea pins:
Before I could put this post together, I had to play around with adding your affiliate links on Pinterest – otherwise, I would have never known how annoying it was to copy/paste such a long link. The easiest way I’ve found to get the links for products is by getting my usual Amazon affiliate link and sending it to myself via Facebook messenger. Then I simply copy and paste when adding my affiliates later on during pin creation.
Here’s the breakdown of adding Amazon Affiliate links to Pinterest:
You can watch a short tutorial over on my Instagram here.
While this is only one way of monetizing on Pinterest, this is a huge step towards getting paid to create content on their platform without being a widely known creator. Who knows, maybe they’ll take steps similar to tiktok and youtube and provide a creator fund for users – what do you think?