Have you ever heard the saying “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is?” Well that’s honestly how I felt about Tailwind before I tried it. I had seen multiple ads, blog posts, and reviews for Tailwind and thought to myself – there’s no way something is that good. I was a skeptic. And I am here to tell you I was wrong. 100% wrong.
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You might be asking yourself, what exactly is Tailwind?
Well, it’s a Pinterest and Instagram marketing tool for bloggers and small businesses designed to allow those using the platform to schedule posts. But it’s also so much more than that.
I finally decided to try Tailwind for Pinterest because you can try it for free until you schedule 100 pins. With the free trial you also get access to Tailwind Tribes – which is invaluable in driving traffic to your blog – but more on Tailwind Tribes in a minute.
Blogging is not my career. I work full-time at a normal Monday-Friday job, which means I only have a limited amount of time to spend writing blog posts and maintaining social media accounts, including Pinterest. Although I honestly don’t look at Pinterest as a social media platform – to me, it’s a visual search engine. In my opinion, Pinterest is probably the most time consuming because re-pinning pins takes time. A lot of time. Creating and posting your own pins also takes a lot of time.
This is where Tailwind comes in.
With Tailwind you can schedule all of your pins and re-pins from other people – which means you spend less time manual pinning! For someone with little time to spend manual pinning, this is such a time saver! Now, I do still manually pin because sometimes I want to pin to a specific section in a group board, which I haven’t figured out how to do in Tailwind – or if it’s even possible. I also like to manually pin some of my new pins – but other than that, I schedule all of my pins. It’s great because you can schedule your pins out for a week or even several weeks and then not have to worry about it until it’s time to fill up your scheduler again.
As I mentioned above, with the free Tailwind trial you get access to Tailwind Tribes (5 tribes total) which is an amazing tool to drive traffic to your blog. Think of Tailwind Tribes as Pinterest Group Boards, but better. You can join a tribe, or request to join in some instances, and once you are in, you can post all of your relevant pins. The members of the tribe can then re-pin your pins to their Pinterest boards directly from the Tailwind platform. There are tribes for every niche out there, so don’t worry about not having a tribe for your specific blog niche. I am currently a member of 10 tribes and my reach is in the hundred thousands. That means my pins have the potential to be seen by hundreds of thousands of people – which is great when you are trying to drive traffic to your blog. Every tribe has a set of rules, so make sure you follow them. Usually they include things like re-pin a pin for every pin you post or only post so many times a day. The Tribe owners can tell if you are following the rules and they will kick you out if you don’t – so be a rule follower!
Have I convinced you to give Tailwind a try yet? I highly recommend it if you are serious about driving traffic to your blog. Like I said, it’s completely free to try until you schedule 100 pins. You don’t even have to supply a credit card for the free trial – you only need your Pinterest login information. After your free trial it’s $9.99 per month if you pay annually – with unlimited scheduling or $15.00 per month if you want to pay monthly – with the ability to schedule 400 posts per month. With either option you will be able to join up to 5 tribes and post up to 30 pins per month across all of your tribes.
If you are already using Tailwind, how are you liking it? Have you seen an increase in your blog traffic? I definitely have! Leave me a comment below.