This post shows you how to use Tailwind for Pinterest automation to rapidly increase your blog traffic and grow your income online. This Pinterest scheduler is a must have blogging tool if you intend to make money with your blog.
One of the tools I use to get more traffic to my blog is the Tailwind App. This one tool can explode your blog traffic in a number of ways with its Pinterest and Instagram integration
I can’t live without my Tailwind App!
This is one tool you need in your arsenal if you are serious about blogging and intend to make money with your blog. I am a big advocate for investing in yourself and your blog when you decide to take it to the professional level and this tool is absolutely worth the very minimal investment.
A must have!
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In this post you will find
Why You Need a Pinterest Scheduler
In order to grow your blog’s traffic quickly, I recommend using Pinterest to share your blog posts with their millions of users searching for content every day.
Pinterest is a largely untapped visual search engine that will deliver large amounts of traffic to your blog if you know how to work the platform properly.
Getting traffic is much easier to do and the results are much quicker than search engine optimization which is why I always recommend that bloggers learn how to work the platform. Check out this post if you’re just getting started with Pinterest marketing or get my Pinterest eBook if you’re ready to uplevel your blog and really make some money online.
Tailwind is an app that allows you to schedule pins on Pinterest and posts to Instagram directly.
The features and analytics inside the tool are top notch and allow you to strategize and make the most of your time spent blogging and marketing your content.
Imagine being able to spend a few hours each month scheduling your whole month out, freeing up your time to concentrate on other blogging tasks such as creating killer content.
Pinterest is my top traffic driver to all of my blogs currently and so I’m super grateful that I can schedule my pins using a Pinterest-approved scheduling tool to make my life easier and maximize that traffic even more.
I also make most of my affiliate income online through Pinterest so you can be sure that Tailwind is a huge part of my income-earning strategy.
Here’s how I integrate this Pinterest scheduling tool into my blog marketing efforts to get the most bang for my buck.
How to Use Tailwind
Head to Tailwind and sign up for a free trial. You’ll be given 100 pins to schedule and no set time to use them!
After you’ve signed up, you’ll be prompted to connect your Pinterest account to the tool and download their browser extension. The extension makes scheduling super easy so grab that.
The Tailwind dashboard has a few insights that are very useful to help you keep your Pinterest account in top shape and a bird’s eye view on your analytics.
It’s a good idea to look at these first before you begin scheduling anything.
I can also see right away how many repins I have received this week versus last week and how many of those repins are from my website. This gives you a quick look at your growth from week to week.
First Step: Set Up Board Lists
Board lists allow you to group all your related boards in one list. This helps you to schedule one pin
Your pins will go out to all your boards in an interval set by you. This helps to avoid having your profile look spammy by sending out your pins to all your boards at once. Instead, this makes it super easy to trickle it out over time and in between other pins.
You can find boards lists on the menu to the left under “Publish”
You can see that I have all my relevant boards grouped by niche and I also have my general niche boards in several of the same lists. This means I can schedule my parenting pins to all my mommy and general group boards in one go.
Take some time to set up your board lists inside Tailwind once you sign up for your account. (Using that link not only gives you your first 100 pins free, it also give you your first month free should you love Tailwind as much as I do and choose to sign up for a paid plan! SCORE!)
You’ll notice that I highlighted the iOS mobile app and browser extensions buttons on this screen. These will come in quite handy later on in this Tailwind tutorial.
Step 2: Set Up Your Tailwind App Smart Schedule
After setting up your board lists, you’ll want to head over to your schedule and set things up. It’s right above board lists under “Publish” in the menu. Mine is already all set up but when you’re new it will take you through a few things in the getting started menu to the right to help populate your time slots.
Over time, Tailwind will analyze your account and begin to give you suggestions to add to your schedule for times that you usually get high repins. You can simply click on these to add them to your schedule.
If you’re on the yearly Tailwind plan, you can pin an unlimited number of pins so you can add these to your heart’s delight. The monthly plan gives you 400 pins per month.
Step 3: Filling Up Your Pinterest Scheduler
Now, you’re ready to fill up your schedule and begin pinning automatically. You can schedule pins from anywhere with the Tailwind browser extension, quite a nifty tool. In the image above, I am scrolling my Pinterest smart feed and notice a pin that could use some love.
It’s been a while since I’ve pinned this pin and it’s very important to keep repinning you own pins so I’m going to schedule this pin to go out over all of my “How to Blog” boards on my blogging boards list. Click the little Tailwind button highlighted in the pic above and this screen will pop up:
Clicking in the “Type a Board Name” box shows me all my board lists at the top. It also shows you how many boards are in each list.
I click on my “How to Blog” list and it populates the field with all the boards in the list. This allows me to remove any boards that I may have recently pinned this pin to. You can see here that I’ve already pinned this pin to a few boards, highlighted by the yellow box around them.
By clicking on the yellow exclamation button highlighted in the above screenshot, Tailwind will tell you when last you pinned this post to this board.
That’s great to help you determine whether or not it’s OK to go ahead and pin it to this board again, depending on how much time has passed.
At the bottom of the list of boards, it will have two buttons: Schedule Now and Interval. Click on interval first so that your pins do not go out one behind the other to all your boards. Interval has several options.
It allows you to utilize either the next available time slots in your queue, only optimized time slots or exact time slots if you want to control this.
Click on one, set your interval and schedule your pin. I have my interval above set at every 12 hours. You’ve now scheduled one pin to go out across several boards over time and won’t have to worry about adding it to your group boards individually.
Once you’ve installed the browser extension, the Tailwind icon will come up not only on Pinterest but also on any blog or website that you are on, allowing you to quickly and easily schedule 3rd party pins to your Tailwind queue.
Even Better Than Pinterest Automation: Tailwind Tribes
Inside the same little schedule window, there’s a button to add your pin to tribes. Before clicking on schedule, click on this button to also submit your pin to your tribes as well.
What are Tailwind Tribes?
Tailwind Tribes are like Pinterest Group Boards on steroids. A tribe is a group of people who commit to sharing each other’s pins. Whereas a group board is great for exposing you to one group board owner’s audience, a Tailwind tribe will expose to a whole group of pinners who have committed to pinning your pins.
It’s much easier to stay fair in a tribe since the tribe owner can easily see your ratio of
I get a good amount of traffic from my Tailwind Tribes! Here’s an invite to join my tribe for all niche of bloggers. This is a Tailwind summary email showing a snapshot of my Tailwind Tribes were doing when they were new.
Notice that some tribes get way more repins than others. These are probably tribes you want to join to boost your traffic!
Shuffling Your Tailwind Queue
When I just started using Tailwind, I always forgot to click the interval button when scheduling my pins and so would have all my pins lining up one after the other inside my Tailwind queue.
To quickly fix this, go to your Tailwind schedule and hit the shuffle button, then all will be right inside your Pinterest non-spammy profile world again.
Above you can see inside my queue that the same pin is scheduled to go out today to a couple of my boards but will be separated by other pins so my profile won’t look like a spammy repetitive profile.
Getting Your Pinterest Strategy Right for High Blog Traffic
Believe it or not, there’s still so much more to utilize inside of the Tailwind app.
Things like the board insights and a 3rd party pinning strategy I use to pin to the right boards at the right time for the most bang for my buck.
As bloggers, especially if you’re a blogger who isn’t yet making enough money on your blog to outsource all the things yet to a virtual assistant, it’s important to have a solid strategy for all your efforts.
This is especially important when using a paid tool so you’re not just shooting the air hoping that something gets hit, potentially wasting money.
My complete Tailwind strategy can be found inside my Pinterest course. I include video demonstrations to show you exactly how to use Tailwind to automate Pinterest and grow your blog traffic rapidly.
If nothing else, invest in Tailwind and a good Pinterest course to grow your blog into a serious, profitable business.
If you’re tired of creating incredible content every day that’s not being discovered or making you any money, this course will help you to tip the scale in your favour, finally.
I truly hope you found value in this post and will pin it to your audience! Do you currently use Tailwind to help you with Pinterest? Whats your current Pinterest strategy like?
Remember you can sign up for a free Tailwind trial here