A Simple Way to Earn Money Using Social Media

a simple way to earn money using social media

I’m sure you all know by now how much we emphasize the importance of utilizing Pinterest for your blog. So what if there was a simple way to earn money using social media simply by sharing clothing or products you already love? Introducing Maven, an online platform that is reinventing how bloggers share their favorite products with their friends, family, and social media followers.

What is Exactly is Maven?

Maven is similar to Pinterest in that it is curated boards filled with your favorite products — the difference is that you can earn money while you shop online! Here’s an example: let’s say you’re a style blogger and have a board titled “Statement Pieces for Spring” or say a food blogger with a board filled with “Blogging Tools for Foodies”. Simply pin appropriate products to those boards and make sure to link the products to your blog posts. Then your followers are able to use Maven to browse your boards and find the items.

How Can I Make Money?

First and foremost, you can earn money through commissions from your boards. Say someone purchases a product through a link on your board, you automatically get part of that sale.

Do you have a large social media following? You’re able to earn up to $300 for sharing your favorite products from your favorite retailers in what Maven calls their “Share Events“.

Referrals are another great way to earn as well. Encourage friends to sign up for Maven and you’re able to earn between only $1-$10 for each person referred. The best part is that you will also earn 25% of their commission for 9 months without affecting their earnings.

Every so often Maven will host contests and you can win just from clipping and sharing the product!

How to Create An Account

  1. Sign up through either Facebook, Twitter, or Google
  2. Make sure to update your profile
  3. Create Boards
  4. Start adding product
  5. Install the Mavelet plug-in
  6. Share with friends

You’re all set!


Have you ever heard of Maven? We’d love to hear your thoughts! 


Written by Ashlee O’Neil