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Tailwind is an amazing tool that enables me to schedule hundreds of pins in less than 30 minutes each week. I’m spending less time than I ever have on Pinterest without my Pinterest referrals suffering!
When most people start scheduling pins on Tailwind, they don’t set themselves up properly for success. We’re going to give you 3 ways to cut the time you spend on Tailwind in half so you can focus on other aspects of your blog or business.
1. Download the Tailwind Chrome Plugin
Go do this right now!
So many people skip this step and end up hating Tailwind.
This plugin enables you to select multiple pins from for instance, a group board on Pinterest, so you can pin a bunch of pins at once. You no longer have to click on the little Tailwind button in the top left of each pin. Simply click the button on your toolbar and select all the pins you want to schedule.
2. Set Up Your Board Lists On Tailwind
This was the very first thing I did and it has made it SUPER easy to schedule hundreds of pins quickly.
- Go to Tailwind and under the publish tab on the sidebar
- Click board lists
- Click create a board list
- Add boards for the category you want to create
I like to make different board lists for all of the possibilities of posts that I have. So for instance, if I have a travel section I’ll do a general travel group board list. I’ll also create a Europe group board list, a U.S. group board list, Budget travel group board list, etc.
When you’re ready to schedule your pins, it shows up at the top of the list of your boards and you simply click General travel group boards, Budget travel group boards if you’re sharing a travel group board. If you’re in 50-100 group boards and say 40 of them fall into those two categories, you just scheduled 40 pins in 30 seconds. High five!
3. Find Pinterest Boards That Are Relevant To The Board You’re Trying To Fill
This is my favorite trick that blows most people’s mind. I have a list of group boards and regular boards that are similar to my own boards that I rotate through when scheduling. I’ll go to one of these group boards that are the same as one of my own boards (Road trip tips for instance) and I’ll select all of the pins that look appealing and go with my brand from that board.
Here’s my favorite part. When you select them all using your handy Tailwind plugin, there will be a spot at the top of the popup where you enter the board names that says: “Add Board to All.”
Type in the board they all belong in and select it. It will auto add it to ALL of the pins you selected. Do a quick scan to make sure you haven’t shared any to this board already, then click the button at the top that says Schedule All. By batching my posts into pins from one specific topic, I’m able to schedule quickly and efficiently.
By using just these techniques, I can schedule an entire month of pins (around 1,500 pins) in less than 2 hours. Tailwind enables you to get your pins in front of an audience without spending hours a day on Pinterest. You’re missing out on traffic if you’re not scheduling on Tailwind.
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Jess is a cat loving, mountain climbing, cowgirl boot wearing travel blogger from Texas, USA.
She is a recent graduate from Colorado State University in Human Development and Family Studies. When not teaching the future of her country, Jess is usually on her laptop doing Pinterest Consultation for bloggers and small businesses, working on her blog, or sharing funny cat videos and memes.
Within the next 5-10 years, Jess hopes to be location independent so she can see as much of the world as possible. If you’re looking to talk cats, country music, mountains, wine, or Pinterest with, Jess is your gal.
Connect with Jess on her site Thrifty Traveler Tips.