Pinterest is my new best friend. I just can’t get on with Instagram, so I’ve been putting less time into that and more time into Pinterest. I’m still pretty new to all this, but I’ve found one thing an absolute lifesaver when it comes to my Pinterest strategy.
You see, one thing that makes Pinterest hard work is that you need to be sending out lots of pins to get results. If you work, have a life and like to sleep, then it can be pretty impossible. So the best thing to do is schedule them using Tailwind.
You can get a free trial to see if you get along with the platform, but then you have to pay. Which is an investment but it’s an investment that’s worth it, in my opinion.
I’ve not seen any real figures on how much you should pin a day – I guess you just have to see what works for you. I pin around 60-75 times a day.
I know what you’re thinking – yikes. That’s a lot. How do you schedule that many?
Well, its pretty easy to schedule hundreds of Pins at once. I’ll show you how.
The first thing you should do is make Board Lists. Go to Publisher -> Board Lists in your dashboard. Here you can group together boards into topics. If you schedule one pin to that list, it will pin it to each of those boards so you don’t have to pin it to each board manually.
Next thing you need to do is make sure you have the Tailwind extension button in your browser.
Go to Pinterest and you can search for a topic you want to pin or look at your home page. If you click the extension button in your browser (not an individual picture on the page) a window will pop up with all the images on the page.
Quick Tip: Make sure you scroll down the results page to load more Pins, the Tailwind scheduler will only show those images that are loaded!
Select the images you want to schedule and click ‘Go Schedule’. From here you can either schedule them all to the same board or group list, or you can pick which boards you want each pin to go to separately.
The only frustrating thing is that the pin must have a description or it won’t let you publish it. Scroll down and enter a quick description for any pins that don’t have one already.
And there you have it. It’s that easy.
If you have a board list of 10 boards, then select 40 images to schedule – that’s 400 pins scheduled in a matter of minutes!
Once I’ve done this, I make sure I shuffle my queue to mix the pins up and to mix them with my content.