Pinterest Creator Rewards Insider Information

You will want to be on Pinterest after reading this, trust me! After having used Pinterest Creator Rewards these last few months, I have the best insider information for you. Read this blog carefully if you want to kickstart your content and ensure that you don’t make the same mistakes that I did.

1. Read the fine print!

You know that really long Terms and Conditions thing that exists? Yea, read that. This gives you all of the requirements for posting that aren’t stated outright on the individual goals. Each Pinterest Creator Rewards goal has requirements and rules for content to be eligible. Well, Pinterest is smart and they want you to post without giving you the money. So they have put some extra rules in these terms. Read it to find out. Or continue reading this blog to find out what they are!

2. Pinterest operates on the UTC time zone.

The reason I mention this is because Pinterest will show you when your content was posted. If you happen to be in the PST timezone like I am and if you post at night, then your Pin could show as being posted a “day later”. For example, I posted at 9pm on April 23rd, but to Pinterest, I actually posted on the 24th. This could even be an issue if you post “too late” on the last day of these monthly rewards. If you post on April 30th at 9pm in PST, your content could very easily not be counted for April content.

3. For the goals or bonuses that have a time requirement (ex. must be posted at least 7 days apart), take this VERY seriously.

Pinterest Creator Rewards information of reward requirements

When they say “7 days a part”, they mean 7 days a part! Sometimes they will word this as “once a week”. You need to ensure that you give these pins a full 7 days. For example, if you post on a Friday at 9am, then you need to make sure that your next post goes live the next Friday at earliest 9:01am. Give it the full 7 days. There is an unseen ticking countdown clock that Pinterest has to ensure that you respect this rule.

4. Goals will be updated 4 days after being published.

Pinterest Creator Rewards information about your reward goal progress.

Pinterest has updated their system to actually tell you that your goals have been updated. Use the picture as an example of what this notification looks like. The norm is that every time you post, you can expect that an update and estimated earnings will appear for approved content 4 days after you post.

5. Pinterest does not tell you when things are not approved. They only tell you when they are approved.

If after those 4 days there is no update on your feed, then the Pin is not approved. You also will not receive a reason as to why things are not approved. Be sure to watch your notification feed closely for these updates. If for some reason your content is not approved, then you need to have extra content planned to post to make the most of the month’s rewards.

6. Passion Projects require you to put “My Pinterest Project” in the details of the Pin.

Pinterest Creator Rewards micro-grant passion project information

You remember those fine print rules that I talked about? This is one of them! This one is strictly for the Passion Projects. The reward goals will label themselves has passion projects in the reward details (see picture). This requirement is not specifically listed in the individual rules for submitting a Pin to this type of campaign, but it is still a requirement. It says to put “My Pinterest project” in the details of your Idea Pin. I have no idea what qualifies as the “details” – is that on-screen text on the Idea Pin? Is it the title of the Idea Pin? Is it leaving it in the Notes of the Idea Pin? I really don’t know, so I put it in all three spots to really make sure that I am maximizing my time making this content.

Pinterest Creator Rewards information

7. Using affiliated links will make your Pin ineligible to receive the reward amount.

Pinterest will not reward users if they are getting paid in any way for their content. That being said, if a brand pays you for an Idea Pin and you label it an ad, it won’t be counted for Creator Rewards. Also using affiliate links like LTK or ShopStyle will also count as sponsored. Keep it un-affiliated for max rewards! But by all means, if you have a strong following of affiliate link shoppers, maybe putting links in your post will make you more money!

What You Can Earn with this Pinterest Creator Reward Information

Keeping these things in mind, I have been able to make $1,400 in February, $2,100 in March, and gearing up for $4,500 in April with Pinterest Creator Rewards! Considering that I have 17,600 followers on Instagram and only make about $100 per month with their creator bonuses, this is one hell of a pay raise. Needless to say, Pinterest is where the money is at if you are a creator. Using these best practices for Pinterest Creator Rewards, you are doing the most for yourself to make that money! And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for examples of how I am making my Creator Rewards content!

Want to learn more? Check out www.donnagailblog.com for more influencer tips!

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8 SHEIN Disney Bounds – April 2022

The most popular question that I hear from Disney-lovers is “Does Shein have Disney clothes?” Well, if you’re a Disney Bounder then the answer is YES!

Need more inspiration? Read my other monthly Shein Disney Bounding blogs for January, February, and March.

Maribel from Encanto Shein Disney Bound

1. Maribel Disney Bound

The new Disney movie taking everyone by storm is Encanto. So it only seems fitting to find some Disney stuff on Shein to match!

White off-shoulder top

Floral blue skirt

Bubblegum Wall Shein Disney Bound

2. Bubblegum Wall

Me, a Disneyland native: “Does WDW still have the Bubblegum Wall?”

My WDW friend: “Yes, and you should visit it.”

No one said this Shein Disney Bound blog wouldn’t have inanimate objects as inspiration.

Blue ruffle top

Pink colorblock skirt

Animal Kingdom Shein Disney Bound. Does Shein have Disney clothes?

3. Animal Kingdom

Quite possibly a favorite Walt Disney park for many – Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

No shame I bought this entire outfit for me for zoo days here in San Diego

Leopard print skirt

White lace detail tank

Straw hat

Perdita from 101 Dalmations Shein Disney Bound

4. Perdita from 101 Dalmations

A classic look for a classic character! Wear the bandana as a scarf or a hair accessory!

Polka dot puff sleeve shirt

Polka dot skirt

Blue bandana

Boo's door from Monsters Inc Shein Disney Bound

5. Boo’s Door from Monster’s Inc

If you thought I was done making Disney Bounds for inanimate objects, then I’m sorry to disappoint. But Boo’s door is kind of an icon in the Disney home decor world.

Pink daisy shirt

Flower printed jeans

Captain Marvel Shein Disney Bound

6. Captain Marvel Disney Bound

Arguably the strongest character in the Marvel universe, she needed a proper Disney Bound to match!

Blue jumpsuit

Red pleather jacket

Gold chain belt

Slave Jasmine Shein Disney Bound. Does Shein have Disney clothes?

6. Slave Jasmine

We love Jasmine and we hate to see her in the clutches of Jafar. But damn if she didn’t look good in this outfit!

Two-piece red pants set

Gold crown

Gold armband

Peter Quill gender-bend Shein Disney Bound

8. Peter Quill

If you have ever wondered how to properly gender-bend a Disney Bound, StarLord would be a great start! Who else is ready to ride the new Guardians of the Glaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride at Disney World?

Maroon jacket

Vintage mixtape shirt

High-waisted cargo pants

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Disney Character meet and greet with Princess Tiana on the Mark Twain

Character Meet and Greets BACK at Disney Resorts!

The moment every Disney fan has been waiting for.. Character meet and greets are coming back to the Disney Parks!

This has been news many have long awaited since the Parks reopened after COVID. Many even believed that these more personal, one-on-one moments would never be brought back. But Disney has just announced that these special interactions will be coming back April 18! It seems that this change will happen at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Aulani, and their Disney Cruise line.

How is this any different from what they have already offered guests?

Many character interactions from the last year or so have been socially distanced. This didn’t allow guests to give hugs or have more personalized interactions with these characters. But the ropes are dropping, the hugs are coming back, and no longer will guests have to shout at their favorite characters to try to have a conversation with them!

But I thought this was only going to be available for Galactic Starcruiser?

Galactic Starcruiser is Walt Disney World’s new immersive Star Wars hotel experience. In this experience, guests were able to interact with the onboard characters without masks from either the guest or the character. Many Disney fans were furious as this was a change that hadn’t made its way into the Park. Because of that, many believed that Disney’s money-grabbing ways were getting the best of them. News circled fast that the only way to get a character hug now was to spend $6,000 to be a part of this experience.

But now with this news we are learning that the magic of normalcy will be coming back to the Parks for ALL Disney loving park-goers. mark your calendars because this change is coming 4/18!

What are your thoughts on this big change? Leave a comment!

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Her Universe fashion Show 2022 details

Her Universe Fashion Show is BACK and In-Person for 2022

The highly anticipated Her Universe Fashion Show is back for 2022. And what’s even better is that it is back to being an in-person event!

What is Her Universe?

Her Universe is an online clothing store for all things in the “geek-dom”. Their clothing licenses include Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Animal Crossing, Studio Ghibli, and so many more! Here is where fashion meets fandom. Her Universe is most notably known for all their exclusive merchandise surrounding the Star Wars character, Ahsoka Tano. Why? Because the creator of Her Universe happens to be the voice actress for Ahsoka, Ashley Eckstein! But don’t be fooled, their clothing line isn’t just for women. They have a separate line called “Our Universe” for a plethora of unisex styles for men and women.

What is the HU Fashion Show?

Well if Her Universe is truly where fashion meets fandom, the HU Fashion Show is where this is showcased the best! This is every fandom-loving designer’s way to show off their love of their favorite fandom in the most fashionable way. Want to see some of the amazing looks from past shows, click here to be directed to the Her Universe Fashion Show Archive.

Hu Fashion Show Details

The 2022 Her Universe Fashion Show will be taking place at the San Diego Comic-Con. If you want to submit as a designer for this fashion show, you can get your submission in from now until April 29th. Stated in the submission terms: “Submissions must be “Geek Couture” fashion, not a costume, and can be based on anything that is celebrated at Comic-Con.” Click here if you want more information on how to send your designer submission in for the Her Universe Fashion Show 2022.

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Havenly online interior design service discount code

How to Save Up to 45% on Interior Home Design Services

If you’re like me and need a little help from the interior design experts, then you need help from Havenly! I have talked about them a lot lately on my Instagram as their services are helping me to get an idea of what I like, what can fit in my condo, what matches with what I already have, and what I can afford. They have helped me save on interior design services – all from the comfort of my own couch.

What is Havenly?

I used Havenly’s Full Package service to work alongside one of their designers. After getting the room measurements, an understanding for my style, a look at what my condo already looks like (the paint, the flooring, the layout), we were ready to get to work! In no time at all, I was receiving a 3D rendering of my living room. It showed all the items that would fit in that room and how they paired together. Do you see the blog post picture? That’s MY living room rendering from them!

Save 45% with the Code BDAY45

Now with Havenly’s Birthday Sale going on now, you can save 45% off of their Full Package with the discount code BDAY45. This code will only work on the Full Package – originally priced at $179, but with this Havenly coupon code is now only $98.45! This the time to save on interior design services!

It shouldn’t cost you your sanity to figure out how to decorate your home. Save on an interior design service like Havenly and they take all the guessing work out of the equation. This sale will only last until Monday, March 28th.

Are you seeing this post after March 28th? Use my code DONNA25 for 25% off of the Mini or Full Package on Havenly.com!

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