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.
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:
- Upload an image
- Design a pin from Canva (how cool is that!)
- 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!
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”.
Step 5: This new window shows up and you can either save it for later or delete it.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
- add text overlays and move them around
- change your background
- 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.
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.
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?
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