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How to Batch Schedule Your Pins Using Tailwind

Pinterest was an absolute game-changer for my little Etsy shop. I’ve gone from a few thousand Pinterest views per month to 3 million. Yes, million. That’s a lot of people seeing my pins. Tailwind has been my not-so-secret weapon for awhile now. Using Tailwind, I’ve been able to get millions of viewers each month and send hundreds and thousands of readers to my blog and Etsy shop!

If you’re not familiar with the program, it lets you schedule links to pin to Pinterest in advance and chooses the time of day your audience is most engaged to post. You can schedule all your pins for the week or month and relax knowing your content is going out to the word daily! (P.S. I’m a HUGE fan of batch working like this!)

Oh, and just so you know, because I’m such a big fan, I am currently an affiliate partner, which means I make a small profit if you choose to buy a subscription. But, this also means you get to schedule your first 100 pins for free. So it’s a win-win.

Because I seem to have less and less time for everything these days, I wanted to find a way to make my Pinterest scheduling even faster with Tailwind. This method is totally easy and has made scheduling pins even less of a stressor for me!

Basically what you’ll do is collect pins to a secret board and schedule them all at once using Tailwind! Keep reading for a step-by-step explanation of the process!

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The first thing you need to do for this method to work is download the Tailwind browser extension. This is a crucial tool for this method, so make sure you have it ready to go!

1. Create a secret Pinterest board, and call it “Queue.” This is where you will save all of the pins that you want to schedule using Tailwind. So as you’re looking around Pinterest for pins to add to certain boards, just add them all to Queue until you are ready to batch schedule them to Tailwind.

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2. Pin as many pins as you want to “Queue.” I usually stick to 10-15 at a time, but it’s totally up to you! Make sure that all of the pins you choose have links attached to them. If they don’t, Tailwind will not let you schedule them.

3. Open the board and wait for all of the pins to load. Again, double check that all of the pins have real links attached. It might take some time for the page to load all of the links, so wait a few minutes if it’s not working.

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4. Click on the Tailwind browser extension button. (See above for Chrome example. It’s the little blue icon that’s between the P and my profile picture!) A screen will pop up with all of the images from that page.

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5. Select all the images that you would like to save and click “Go Schedule.” A separate window will pop up at this point. (Notice that the menu photo on the right doesn’t have a URL under it like the other two. This means that the URL is not connected with the photo, so Tailwind won’t be able to schedule it. You can either manually find the URL from Pinterest or just decide not to schedule it with Tailwind. I usually just add it directly to Pinterest if I really want it.)

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6. Add a board to every pin. Also, this is your last chance to make sure all URLs and descriptions boxes are filled in!

7. Click “Schedule All.” in the top right corner. And that’s it! You’re done! With just a few minutes of work, you’ve now scheduled a good number of pins. Pat yourself on the back for gettin’ it done. And now, repeat steps 2-7 as many times as you need to fill up your schedule!

**To see a video explainer of this method, visit the “Pinterest Hacks” story highlight over on my Instagram!**

Other reasons I like this method:

  • I can add pins to my “Queue” board whenever I want. That means if I’m waiting in line at the DMV or scrolling while watching TV, I can collect pins to schedule without pulling up Tailwind on my desktop.
  • It’s such a time-saver! If I schedule 10-15 pins at a time and do it just 4-5 times, I’ve already scheduled out a whole weeks worth of content! It’s much less daunting than sitting down and having to find 50 pins to individually schedule.
  • Pinterest likes to know that you’re actively using the platform. So instead of just using it once a month, I’m actually using it on my phone daily (to add pins to Queue), and Pinterest sees me as a more active user!

 

I hope you enjoy using this method! It’s been such a help in my personal Pinterest strategy, so I hope it can do the same for yours.

If you need more help with Pinterest Strategy, I’d love to help! I offer multiple one-time and monthly packages to help you start getting traffic to your website and online shop (and make more money!!).

  1. Britt

    July 24th, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Great tailwind tip. I am going to use this for my website thanks!

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