How I Used Pinterest to Grow My Blog and Revenue

You've probably heard a lot about how Pinterest can skyrocket your traffic. Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine that can help you grow your blog and increase your revenue. Read on to discover the little-known-tool that has massively increased my traffic and income in 12 months. #bloggingtips #pinterestmarketing

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You've probably heard a lot about how Pinterest can skyrocket your traffic. Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine that can help you grow your blog and increase your revenue. Read on to discover the little-known-tool that has massively increased my traffic and income in 12 months. #bloggingtips #pinterestmarketing

You’ve probably heard a lot about Pinterest and how powerful it can be. But if you are like me, you’ve gotten on Pinterest and instantly felt overwhelmed and confused about where to start.

 

For starters, Pinterest is a visual search engine rather than a social network, as most people believe. I’ve had my Pinterest account for at least a few years.

 

I honestly do not remember when I created my Pinterest profile. However, what I do remember is that I left it abandoned because I had no clue what to do or how to get started.

 

Four years after starting my blog, I was getting frustrated. I desperately needed something to work. I literally went into full beast mode. I had to make the blog work.

 

So, I tried a bunch of things. Facebook? ✅ Twitter? ✅  Instagram? ✅ Tumblr? ✅ Reddit? ✅ Yes, I tried them all. I went full circle back to Pinterest. In 12 months, I grew my Pinterest account to 25,000+ followers.

 

I shared all about the 33 ways I used Pinterest to skyrocket my blog traffic a few months ago. It’s packed full with a lot of strategies I learned and paid for (yes, nothing good comes free these days!). In this post, I want to focus on a hidden Pinterest jewel.

Pinterest Strategy: How to grow your blog with Tailwind | This post is for bloggers and small business owners looking to grow their blogs with Pinterest with the aid of a scheduling service, Tailwind. These 10 features of Tailwind will save you time and grow your blog fast. Read for more.

You see, through endless search, implementation and re-strategizing, I discovered Tailwind. If you’re new to Tailwind, take some time to read this post on some of the killer features on Tailwind that were a game-changer for me.

 

So what is this hidden jewel, you ask?

 

Well, the secret is out. Tailwind Tribes.

 

You've probably heard a lot about how Pinterest can skyrocket your traffic. Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine that can help you grow your blog and increase your revenue. Read on to discover the little-known-tool that has massively increased my traffic and income in 12 months. Tailwind Tribes! #bloggingtips #pinterestmarketing

I had been using Tailwind for a while and randomly heard about Tailwind Tribes. At the time, it was a hidden feature that was by invitation-only. The Tribe button only appeared on your dashboard when you received and accepted an invitation to join Tailwind Tribe.

 

I wanted in on the action ASAP.

 

Someone was kind enough to invite me to their tribe. From there, I created a Tailwind Tribe for Female Fashion & Beauty Bloggers. That little tribe of niche-focused bloggers has grown to over 400 members.

 

So what’s the big deal?

 

Tribe totally changed the game (traffic and revenue) for me. As I write this post, pins from that one Tribe has been shared gotten over 49,339 repins and 141,952,051 potential impressions on Pinterest!

You've probably heard a lot about how Pinterest can skyrocket your traffic. Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine that can help you grow your blog and increase your revenue. Read on to discover the little-known-tool that has massively increased my traffic and income in 12 months. #bloggingtips #pinterestmarketing

Today, the folks at Tailwind did something crazy (in a good way).

 

Until today, Tribes has been available by invitation only, but now, with the public launch of Tribes, anyone can use it.

 

As Sara Barnes, blogger at Taming Twins, put it, “Tailwind Tribes are one of the best things to happen to bloggers in a long time.

 

With the public launch of Tribes, there have been some changes, improvements and upgrades. Yes, Tribes is still Free.

You've probably heard a lot about how Pinterest can skyrocket your traffic. Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine that can help you grow your blog and increase your revenue. Read on to discover the little-known-tool that has massively increased my traffic and income in 12 months. #bloggingtips #pinterestmarketing

 

What is Tailwind Tribes?

  • It is a collaborative curation platform used primarily by bloggers, influencers, makers and small business marketers.
  • Collaborative marketing is central to Tribes. By working together Tribemates can curate useful feeds of content in various niches while also helping their own content be seen by influencers who reach audiences that are relevant to them.
  • Tailwind Tribes has useful features that enable collaboration and that alternatives like spreadsheets and Facebook share groups lack. These features include clear rules and transparent activity scores so that Tribe admins can see who is contributing to the Tribe.
  • In addition to the many public Tribes available, Tribes can be set to private. There are many successful private invite-only Tribes.
  • Successful Tribes comes in all sorts of sizes. Some of the most successful Tribes are massive with hundreds of members. However small Tribes with just a handful of powerful influencers can be equally as effective – especially if the influencers are strong in the same niche.

You've probably heard a lot about how Pinterest can skyrocket your traffic. Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine that can help you grow your blog and increase your revenue. Read on to discover the little-known-tool that has massively increased my traffic and income in 12 months -> Tailwind Tribes #bloggingtips #pinterestmarketing

 

How much does Tailwind Tribes Cost?

  • The free plan of Tribes allows access to 5 Tribes and the submission of 30 pieces of content a month.
  • Members who want more than what the free plan offers can add Tribes PowerUps starting at just $5 per month ($59/year).
  • To date, there is no Enterprise version of Tailwind Tribes for large brands. Access is restricted to influencers, makers, bloggers, and marketers within startups or small businesses.

You've probably heard a lot about how Pinterest can skyrocket your traffic. Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine that can help you grow your blog and increase your revenue. Read on to discover the little-known-tool that has massively increased my traffic and income in 12 months. #bloggingtips #pinterestmarketing

 

Who are Tailwind?

  • Tailwind was formed in 2013; the Tailwind product entered private beta in 2014 and launched publicly in early 2015.
  • Tailwind’s offices are in New York City and in Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Tailwind Co-founder / CEO Danny Maloney is an alumnus of Google, YouTube, and AOL. Co-founder / Head of Product Alex Topiler is an alumnus of Bank of America / Merrill Lynch.
  • Tailwind has over 150,000 member brands.
  • Tailwind members span over 500 industries in over 150 countries. 
  • Tailwind have grown aggressively.
  • Tailwind have been an official Pinterest Marketing Partner since the program’s launch in May 2015. In April 2016, Tailwind became an official Instagram Partner, badged for Community Management.

 

Why does being an Official Pinterest Partner matter?

  • Pinterest thoroughly vets their Partners’ products, reputation with customers and business practices prior to badging them as Partners.
  • Working with an official partner means you can trust the quality of the software, that it abides by terms of use, and that your sensitive data will be secure and protected.

 

So, how exactly do I use Tailwind Tribes to grow my blog and revenue?

  1. Join a Tribe relevant to your niche (you can request access to my Fashion & Beauty Tribe)
  2. Create blog post and add a few pins that you want members to share to the Tribe
  3. Repin a few pins from other members to help each other grow, increase exposure, and drive traffic

You've probably heard a lot about how Pinterest can skyrocket your traffic. Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine that can help you grow your blog and increase your revenue. Read on to discover the little-known-tool that has massively increased my traffic and income in 12 months -> Tailwind Tribes #bloggingtips #pinterestmarketing

 

Step by step walk-through:

TO ADD A PIN TO A TRIBE FROM YOUR BLOG OR PINTEREST

  1. Install and enable the Tailwind Chrome extension. The Tailwind button will now show up on pinnable images. <- One-time installation
  2. Go to your blog, Pinterest, or the website you want to pin from. Hover over the image you want to pin or add to Tribe.
    On your blog/website: The Tailwind button will appear on the bottom left corner of the image. Like this:
    You're probably heard a lot about how Pinterest can skyrocket your traffic. Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine that can help you grow your blog and increase your revenue. Read on to discover the little-known-tool that has massively increased my traffic and income in 12 months. #bloggingtips #pinterestmarketing

On Pinterest: The Tailwind button will appear at the top of the image. Like this:
You're probably heard a lot about how Pinterest can skyrocket your traffic. Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine that can help you grow your blog and increase your revenue. Read on to discover the little-known-tool that has massively increased my traffic and income in 12 months. #bloggingtips #pinterestmarketing

3. Click on “Schedule.” Then select “Add to Tribes” to add an image to a tribe. Now members of the tribe will see your pins in the Tribe dashboard.
Pinterest: How to grow your blog with Tailwind | This post is for bloggers and small business owners looking to grow their blogs with Pinterest with the aid of a scheduling service, Tailwind. These 10 features ​of Tailwind will save you time and grow your blog fast. Read on for more.

 

TO REPIN OTHER MEMBER’S CONTENT

  1. Head over to your Tailwind Tribes dashboard
    How to choose between Tailwind and BoardBooster for Pinterest.
  2. Once you find a pin you want to share, type in the board name(s) you want to repin that to. Then click “Add to Queue.
    Pinterest: How to grow your blog with Tailwind | This post is for bloggers and small business owners looking to grow their blogs with Pinterest with the aid of a scheduling service, Tailwind. These 10 features ​of Tailwind will save you time and grow your blog fast. Read on for more.

And that’s it! Tailwind will automatically schedule and publish the pin at your optimized time. No need to manually publish pins.

 

Now you can sit back while Tailwind does the heavy work for you.

 

This is just one of the many amazing features available on Tailwind. If you’re on the edge about getting a paid Tailwind subscription, I say go for it! They offer a free trial as well as 4 free months when you get the annual plan.

Pinterest: How to grow your blog with Tailwind | This post is for bloggers and small business owners looking to grow their blogs with Pinterest with the aid of a scheduling service, Tailwind. These 10 features ​of Tailwind will save you time and grow your blog fast. Read on for more.

However, if all you’re interested in is Tribes, you can use Tribes for free without a Tailwind subscription.

 

I’d like to add that Tailwind is not a magic bullet. Content on Pinterest take about 3 months to gain traction. It has taken me well over that time to get this blog to where it is today. Patience, resilience, and tweaking are important when Pinterest is involved.

 

 

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PIN FOR LATER!

You're probably heard a lot about how Pinterest can skyrocket your traffic. Pinterest is a powerful visual search engine that can help you grow your blog and increase your revenue. Read on to discover the little-known-tool that has massively increased my traffic and income in 12 months. #bloggingtips #pinterestmarketing

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    David Elliott
    November 4, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I know that I have heard about Tailwind and the Tribes that they have out there. I really need to start up with them, but I think I want to get through my first year of blogging before I hit a few things hardcore. Want my content to be up. It’s not that I haven’t already been creating content for all platforms, but I want to be more ready to bust my tail in social media when I am fully ready.

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    Hannah @ Eat, Drink, and Save Money
    November 3, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Yes, yes, yes! I use Tribes and have had a lot of good luck with it too. I really need to join some more in order to get even more exposure. Great explanation!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks Hannah! Glad that you’ve also had success with Tailwind Tribes.

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    Tina Butler
    November 3, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Pinterest is my slowest network and one I hardly ever get traffic from. Thank you for the Tailwind info I will definitely be checking it out. Congrats on your growth.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 3, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you Tina. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Best wishes!

  • Reply
    Sandy N Vyjay
    November 3, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Pinterest is indeed a great force to get more traffic to your site. We have not used tailwind yet but have been contemplating about it for some time now. In that perspective, your post comes in very handy as it packs so much information. This will definitely be a great help in making our decision.

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    Ali Rost
    November 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Thank-you so much for this comprehensive guide to Tailwind tribes! I’ve been a Tailwind user (and lover) for a few years now, but have yet to try out this feature. Admittedly, it felt a bit mysterious and overwhelming. Not so much after reading what you had to say. It’s always so encouraging to read tips and tricks from someone who’s really excelled on a social media platform. x

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 2, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      I’m glad you found this Tailwind Tribes post very helpful. Let me know if you have any questions!

  • Reply
    Jenn
    November 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I’m book marking this post because I really need to spend some time learning more about Pinterest.

  • Reply
    Joely Smith
    November 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Okay so going to have to say I have skimmed this and found TONS of information I NEED so I am moving it to my other screen so I can come back and read ever detail and put it into action! I have heard of using Trailwind but now I just need to do it. Recently – just last week I made a Pinterest header for all of my boards and I am quite proud of how it looks. Thank you for all this help! Coming back later to really absorb it all!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 5, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Great job Joely!

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    Gisele
    November 2, 2017 at 10:58 am

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for the information. I just started my own online jewelry store and I also help a friend with a blog. We are trying to drive traffic to the blog and I’m just starting my blog for my store. Thanks again!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 2, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      You are most welcome Gisele!

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    Shelley King
    November 2, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I have never heard of this. I am very interested in checking it out. I love the schedule and publish feature because it just saves so much time. You are totally right about pinterest. It take a lot of patience and tweeking. I am going to share this with my business partner! Thank you for the very informative article.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 2, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      My pleasure Shelley 🙂 All the best!

  • Reply
    Holly
    November 2, 2017 at 6:52 am

    I know that Pinterest is a great way to gain traffic. I just wish I could really figure it out. Even with Tailwind and Tribes I can’t seem to get it down. I’m going to see if these tips work

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