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Pinterest account management pinterest expert consultant

Pinterest Account Management Expert Teaches You How To Effectively Use Tailwind’s Pinterest Scheduling Tool

Pinterest scheduling tools is one of those topics I get asked a lot of questions about from solopreneurs, bloggers and businesses. It’s so popular that my Google analytics show this topic to be my second most popular blog.

Sure it’s a lot of fun being spontaneous when repinning images on Pinterest however time is valuable and you need to find ways to automate some of those pins. I’m all about being efficient and leveraging a Pinterest scheduling tool is a must in my eyes especially for managing Pinterest accounts.

If you’ve been following me for the past year you know that I’ve shared a lot of info on scheduling tools for Pinterest. Today I’m here to share a new tool from Tailwind.

So let’s begin!

Step 1: Open your Google Chrome or Firefox browser and log-in in to your Tailwind account or go to the top bar and click take a quick tour.

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Step 2: Go to the left side of the bar and click “PUBLISH”. Next, install the book-marklet.

Step 3: As you can see you from the image below you can schedule your pins by choosing one of the three options:

  1. Upload an image
  2. Design a pin from Canva (how cool is that!)
  3. Add from a website

But guess what?  There are a few more features you can use to upload and edit your images so keep on reading!

 

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Step 4: You can also repin from Pinterest. See image below.

There are two ways to schedule from this point. If you just want to schedule one image then hover over the image you want to schedule and as you can see the Tailwind icon appears there!

Click on icon.

How cool is that huh? I’ve never seen that with any other scheduling tool. I reached out to Tailwind and here’s what they said about that icon showing on the image “We do the integration through technology called Browser Extensions. The browser extension technology allows us to modify the web pages you’re viewing to give it extra functionality. So in our Google Chrome extension, we detect that you’re on Pinterest.com and modify the web page (only in your browser) to allow you to schedule directly from images”.

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Step 5: This new window shows up and you can either save it for later or delete it.

 

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Step 6: Next, click the “Type a Board Name” and a drop down of your Pinterest boards will show up you  then choose the board you want the image to go to.

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Step 7: Click on the clock icon to choose the date and time you want that image pinned on that board and then click on the green button “Schedule Now” and you’re done!

 

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Step 8: Next you can check your scheduled pins if you wish. From there if you think you might have made a mistake or want to make changes here’s what you can do:

  • pin the image now
  • delete the pin
  • change to a different board
  • change the pin description
  • change the layout of your dashboard from horizontal to vertical
  • change the date and time

To the right you can see how many pins you’ve published on specific dates.

 

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Step 9: At some point you will want to pin from either a website, upload a pin manually, or repin from your Pinterest account so you’ll need to add Tailwind’s chrome extension as shown below.

 

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Step 10: Tailwind’s scheduling tool also allows you to enhance your images. Just click such as “Import” and you’ll see this pop up. This feature allows you to:

  1. add text overlays and move them around
  2. change your background
  3. add filters

In order for you to use these images you actually have to sign up on http://www.shareasimage.com and pay to use these royalty free images.
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Step 11: If you want to schedule multiple pins go to the page you want to fetch multiple pins.

  • Click on the Tailwind’s icon on the top right corner.
  • Click on the image you want to schedule. As you can see on the bottom left corner you will see the images you clicked. And on the right bottom corner it also shows the number of pins you selected to schedule.

 

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Note: I usually create a secret board when doing this so I’m managing my pins properly. Unfortunately when I tried doing this it was only grabbing one image from my secret board. Not sure if there’s a glitch here. However when I went to my Pinterest smart feed or my “Pins” I can grab any pins there that I want to schedule.

Step 12: You can schedule your pins on the same board or on different boards. The next step is the same as Step #5 to Step #8.

Here’s some additional information you need to know:

  • Your free trial gives you 100 pins to schedule.
  • Once your free trial is over you upgrade to the “Plus” plan for $15/month ($9.99/month annually) per one Pinterest account which then allows you to schedule 400 pins per month which is great for bloggers and small businesses.
  • If you’re managing multiple accounts Tailwinds offer a premium plan for agencies. You can add multiple accounts to one dashboard and switch between them with one login.

Over to you

Have you tried Tailwind’s Pinterest scheduling tool? I’d love hear what you love about it and what you think can be improved?

If this is overwhelming for you and you feel like you are going around and around with Pinterest and not getting anywhere contact me contact me at anna@whiteglovesocialmedia.com about my Pinterest management services or to learn more about my Pinterest Marketing Course for Business.


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10 Comments on Pinterest Account Management Expert Shares How To Effectively Use Tailwind’s Pinterest Scheduling Tool

  1. Kristie
    November 5, 2014 at 9:40 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks! I just created a Tailwind account and saw this post come through my feed. Do you need a pro account in order to schedule pins?

  2. Anna Bennett
    November 5, 2014 at 9:43 am (4 years ago)

    Hello @blogambitions:disqus I explain that in the blog…just read to the very bottom. Thanks!

  3. Jonathan Dwyer
    December 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm (4 years ago)

    THANK YOU, ANNA! We switched from viral tag a few weeks back after reading this article and Tailwind has been SO much better. Sending good karma your way!

  4. Anna Bennett
    December 1, 2014 at 3:18 pm (4 years ago)

    You’re welcome Jonathan! There’s actually a new scheduling tool coming out which is actually better and less expensive than Tailwind:) I’ll be writing about it in a couple of weeks!

  5. Jonathan Dwyer
    December 2, 2014 at 5:28 pm (4 years ago)

    Will look out for the post, but honestly I’m so happy I don’t think I need another option. Time will tell, I suppose.

  6. Melissa Megginson
    December 9, 2014 at 11:39 am (4 years ago)

    So happy you’re enjoying our tool, Jonathan! If you ever need anything, feel free to reach out – melissa(at)tailwindapp.com 🙂

  7. Yair Spolter
    December 24, 2014 at 3:02 am (4 years ago)

    Hi Anna,
    Thanks for this clear and useful post!
    Something that makes me nervous about using scheduling tools is that I’m not sure how Pinterest feels about it. Are these tools approved by Pinterest? I’m afraid of my account being marked as spam, which can easily diminish or completely ruin my reach.
    How can I be sure this won’t happen?

  8. admin
    December 25, 2014 at 9:35 am (4 years ago)

    It’s not Pinterest’s policy to approve scheduling tools and 3rd party scheduling tools pinning your images is not considered spamming. Thanks.

  9. Wade Ferrand
    December 1, 2018 at 1:54 am (5 months ago)

    Have you ever considered writing an ebook or guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog based on the same subjects you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would value your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

  10. Anna
    December 1, 2018 at 3:35 pm (5 months ago)

    Hello Wade. Thanks for your comments. If you find my content helpful feel free to use them. I just need you to give me credit and a link back to my site. Have a wonderful holiday season.