How frustrating it is,
You spend sleepless nights crafting your blog post like nobody’s business
Like everybody else, you want to drive traffic to your blog from Pinterest
You pour your heart and soul building your Pinterest account
You are confident that sooner you will gain a lot of followers
Days and weeks pass by, you are patiently waiting for a massive increase in followers
But sadly, no one is following you, let alone visiting your blog
You try to apply everything you read on mom blogs but nothing happens
Your views keep decreasing
As if Pinterest hates you
You give up,
You think Pinterest isn’t your thing, you decide to try Instagram
Again numbers are not increasing
Social media isn’t for you, right?
Think again, if it’s working for everyone, why not you
Do you have to become a pro to get the best out of those two platforms?
Hell NO, You can rock those platforms like a pro even if you are not
All you need is a perfect tool and the right strategies NOT a huge following so stop worrying yourself
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How To Use Tailwind For Pinterest And Instagram
No matter how hard it is to get readers to your blog or to increase social media followers, do not try to invent your own wheel
Do what others are doing or else you will keep on crying and wasting your time with strategies that don’t work
I am sure this is not your first time to hear about Tailwind
Everyone is talking about it and there are LOTS of incredible Tailwind testimonials on the web
Tailwind is a marketing application created to make your Pinterest and Instagram marketing easier
This app is perfect for bloggers of all sizes which means it doesn’t matter whether you started blogging today or last year
There is no right time to start using Tailwind
With Tailwind, you get access to a lot of features such as post scheduling, pin looping, content discovery and conversion tracking
All the Tailwind features are designed with you at heart to ensure you get the best out of social media
Tailwind For Pinterest
Earlier I have mentioned that you can rock Pinterest using the right tool and by now you know that the tool I was referring to is Tailwind
Tailwind is going to be your secret weapon to drive traffic to your blog and your success
All you need is a Pinterest account, create beautiful vertical pins, create some boards and you are good to go
Unlike Google (which takes months to drive traffic to a new blog),
Pinterest will drive massive traffic to your blog like crazy
It is my main source of traffic and thanks to Tailwind, I am getting quite a good amount of traffic
Did I mention that you can use Tailwind for FREE?
With the free plan, you can schedule up to 100 pins, join 5 tribes and post 30 pins every month on those tribes,
It’s up to you, whether you want to schedule those 100 pins at once, or if it takes 3-9 months for you to schedule 100 pins
The freemium plan isn’t for 30 days like what other bloggers say
What are Tailwind Tribes?
Tailwind tribes are online communities made up of bloggers where they share their content and discover new content from fellow tribemates
Tribes are more like Pinterest group boards but they are very easy to join
A tribe can have more than 4000 tribe members which is why they can help drive massive traffic to your blog
To get the best out of Tailwind tribes you need to pin other tribemates’ pins so that they return the favour
You can start with these tribes for free
- Bloggers Killin It on Pinterest | The Art of Better
- Blogging Friends Pins
- Mom Blogs
- Bloggers Chalkboard
Another awesome feature that is driving every blogger crazy is pin scheduling
Tailwind automatically saves your pins as drafts
All you will have to do is select the board for your pin >> add to queue
Tailwind automatically pins them for you whilst you are on vacation or busy with other stuff
As you can see I have scheduled pins for the whole month, that way I can focus on other things while Tailwind does the work for me
Another cool thing I love is that Tailwind will suggest the best time to post your pins
And post them during your audience’s peak hours
On top of all the amazing features Tailwind has to offer, there is another coolest feature which you will fall in love with
It is the SmartLoop which is used to automatically reshare your evergreen content to save you hours of manual pinning
That’s not all, Tailwind will also help you with your :
- Pinterest profile insights
- Pinterest board insights
- Website insights
Check out this infographic and see how the Tailwind premium (Plus Plan) members grow their Pinterest accounts
Tailwind For Instagram
What would bloggers do without Tailwind?
Tailwind didn’t stop on Pinterest alone, it also offers Instagram services
So that you will keep your followers engaged while you are working on your blog
There is also a free plan for Instagram users, you can schedule up to 30 posts for free
Note: The Instagram plus plan has more features than the free plan.
Now that you are familiar with Tailwind for Pinterest it will be easy to use it for Instagram
This step-by-step video tutorial will help you master Tailwind for Instagram like a pro
Adding on to the video, Tailwind is constantly upgrading their features and they have recently added another powerful feature
We all know using hashtags on Instagram is a BIG thing
They help you expand audience and increase your brand awareness
When folks search for a specific hashtag they will see your branded posts in the results
And also when they search for your brand they will see the relevant hashtags you are using
I’m sure now you know how to use hashtags, it’s all in the video above
Instagram allows you to use a maximum of 30 hashtags in the caption or in comments
As I have mentioned earlier hashtags helps you build authority and drive engagement
They are extremely essential but that doesn’t mean they look great
They kinda look awful and a bit spammy, ouch! sorry for that but luckily Tailwind added a cool feature that will take care of that
The latest feature lets you add hashtags to your first comment right within Tailwind
You can put your hashtags in the first comment instead of the caption to keep your feed pretty and clutter free
This feature also saves time,
Folks used to run on their notes app >> grab hashtags >> return to Instagram to put hashtag into a comment
Now there is no more going through all those daunting processes
The new feature makes it easy to add hashtags in your comment with a click of a button
Here is how it works:
- Hop over to your Tailwind account and upload your post, drop in your caption and then type the # symbol to get predictive hashtag suggestions.
- Click to choose or add frequently used hashtags from your list.
- Check the box to move those comments from your caption to your 1st comment.
- Click “add to queue” to automatically schedule your post for the best time.
Are you ready to rock Instagram like a pro?
Start adding your hashtags in your first comment and automatically schedule your post like nobody’s business
It’s A Wrap
What would we do without Tailwind?
We would probably have given up our Instagram and Pinterest accounts due to poor engagement, how would we keep up with everything, after all, we have busy lives
And drive traffic from Pinterest and Instagram in no time
Remember it’s not about how many followers you have on Pinterest, it’s about how many folks you drive to your blog
Over To You
Will you try to use Tailwind, on which platform?
If you already use Tailwind let me know your favourite feature, As for me I’m madly in love with the SmartLoop
Do you have any question(s)? Please feel free to ask I am always ready and happy to help
I hope this post helped you, please show some love kindly share with your peeps and don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest
Zayacy is a fulltime blogger, freelance writer and a millennial mom to boys who is on a mission to simplify blogging to new bloggers with her WordPress tutorials and actionable blogging tips so they can build money making blogs without going through unnecessary challenges. When she is not blogging she is busy watching cartoons with her boys or reading Kindle books Check out her latest posts