Pinbooster Site Review

Nearly all of the material on the site is tied to freelance writing, education and earning. Along with creating content a lot of writers work extensively with images and own a Pinterest account. With that in mind, this overview is of interest to lots of freelancers. Check it out if you are a pinner or need some extra cash.
Pinbooster is a website which has been around since Pinterest came into play. Two web entrepreneurs worked to create a platform where advertisers and Pinterest users (Pinners) are connecting. Pinbooster was developed to help you make money by simply using the image and video site as intended. In other words, they are willing to pay you to pin ad content for social connecting to Pinterest accounts.

When you think about it with millions of users engaged in Pinterest, advertising was the next step in social media evolution.  The advantages and disadvantages for signing up with Pinbooster are briefly discussed here.

What members gain

Pinners are able to use these accounts to make money by joining with advertisers of all shapes and sizes. You must have a Pinterest account in place to sign up with Pinbooster. After becoming a member of the Pinbooster community, you pin to your Pinterest account and get paid for it. 

The purpose of the community is to connect your audience under the Pinterest account with advertisers by using pins. Advertisers get a listing of Pinboosters and corresponding Pinterest accounts. They are able to offer opportunities based on info they receive. Material, content, number of followers and other factors affect which ones you receive an offer from.

In general members of Pinterest with larger established blocks of followers are favored by sellers willing to pay. The more followers you have the more people will see an ad which accounts for different payments and number of offers received.  This typically means the larger your social connections the more ads will be sent your way.

Members are able to choose which sellers they would like to work with and can accept or decline connections. This is your personal account and the company admits they would like to keep it that way.

What advertiser gain

Advertisers are always searching for the next customer or client and have discovered social media helps in getting where they want to be financially. They are willing to pay Pinbooster participants to market for them via Pinterest accounts.

Hashtag promotion, pictures, images, video and links are all included in marketing techniques. They will choose which one suits their needs and connect with a Pinner to see it happen.

Disclosure info

All pins used through Pinbooster are identified as advertisements when posted. There is a disclosure engine which makes this an automated process and one less thing you have to do.  This is attractive for many who like their followers to know these are ads they are seeing.


One of the first things most workers are looking for is how much they are making on any job.  Time is precious and pennies on the dollar may or may not be worth the time you invest.  Finding any specifics on this issue on the website was difficult.

The website is very vague on payments. There is no concrete info or material available on the landing page about it without logging in or joining the community. This is sort of strange considering the company is attempting to gain users with the enticement of earnings.  Understandably the income earned is likely to vary, but this is certainly important to anyone considering participating. General info or examples of pay would be wonderful for anyone thinking about joining.

According to what was offered each pinner sets the price for each action they are willing to take on behalf of advertisers. For an example, they have one price for an image, another for a video, etc. Offers come in and you take them or leave them for the next pinner.

Based on this disclosure, most would believe there is some sort of bidding process.  Advertisers are not only looking at your number of followers, but also how much you are charging. The lower the ad space the more offers you could receive. Though, does this mean you are putting in a lot of work for a little bit of money?

Other reviews around the web reveal a minimum pay of about a $1 for each ad pinned.

One very positive thing is getting paid within 24 hours of completing your assigned action. Although, you have to wait until a minimum of $100 is in your account. Owners of the site admit this is because of “crazy processing fees”. Therefore, although you get paid within a day of completing the work, payment to your banking accounts could possibly be a long way off.

Other disadvantages

The site is easy to navigate, but sparse. The business has not been around for very long and is less than a year old. One of the most disturbing things about the site is a general write up about the cofounders with no more than a paragraph about each. Additionally, most of the write up was about what to buy them to drink if you meet in a bar. This was very unprofessional and says a lot about a business with this on their company website.

In conclusion

At this point and time I would not recommend joining the site based on what is visible and available around the web. There is little to know real information outside of advertising getting paid to pin. No brand names of advertisers you will connect with and without verification of how much money you make is not a good sign of a great investment.

This pay to pin ad platform is highly questionable for the amount of time to spend with it and what members really earn as a return. I would admit I found more disadvantages, but would love to hear from anyone with an actual account they are working with.  
General overview of Pinbooster


  1. I appreciate when people review new sites like this and give us the heads up if things look shady. I don't, however, think that Pinbooster is one of those shady sites.

    I took a look at Pinbooster and from my understanding, they suggest per pin amounts for you. You have the option of upping them, but for the most part, advertisers look at what the pinner's followers are like. I am not very active on Pinterest, so it didn't really help me, but some bloggers are have huge Pinterest followings and hit that $100 mark pretty quickly (at least, from what I've heard).

    On the legit side, I think that the founders are fairly well known in the start-up community, so short bios make sense. It isn't difficult to learn more about them (you could start with their write-up on Forbes).

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