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There are somethings that you need to have to do your job correctly and efficiently, and I am going to share with you the four time-saving Pinterest tools that I use every day, and they will also help you with your own Pinterest Strategy.
The first one I couldn’t live without; as it saves me so much time for scheduling all my and my client’s content, and if you have been on Pinterest for any time at all you won’t be surprised when I tell you it’s Tailwind!
1 | Tailwind and Tailwind Tribes
Tailwind is a Pinterest approved scheduling app, which makes it super easy to share your pins and other quality content in your niche from around the web.
They have a handy Chrome extension that allows you to schedule from Pinterest or when browsing on your favourite blogs, so you can select the image you want to pin and either add to your drafts and schedule them out in one big batch or schedule straight away.
One of the main Pinterest strategies is to be consistent, and Tailwind makes this easy.
The other thing you get with Tailwind is their Tribes, which is mainly groups you can join straight away or request to join and can share your pins and other Tribe members share yours, win, win!
Using Tribes helps you to fill up your schedule quickly, especially if you are a new blogger and don’t have as much content to share yet.
The great thing about Tribes is you can see group insights (analytics) and see if it’s working for you or not, which is one of the reasons why I prefer Tribes instead of Pinterest groups, but that’s for another discussion J.
There are hundreds of different groups to join, and if you can’t see a group you like, then why not start your own!
Pricing for Tailwind is $9.99 per month if you pay annually or monthly it’s $15.99. I have the yearly plan as you get unlimited pins per month; whereas the monthly option is limited to 400 pins per month, which will go quickly once you get up and running.
Plus, you get access to 5 Tailwind Tribes in the subscription, although you can purchase more.
To see if you like it, they do offer a free trial of 100 pins.
2 | Tasty Pins Plugin
Tasty Pins is a plugin for your WordPress website that allows you to embed images into your blog post and share to Pinterest.
It costs $29.00 per year, which is a fantastic price, for the amount of time it will save you with manually hiding your images on your blog post.
3 | Canva
Oh, how I love thee!
You don’t need to be a graphic designer to make lovely eye-catching pins with Canva, as they have some awesome templates that you can use and adjust them into your style, using brand colours, fonts etc.
Canva is a free tool (although I use the paid version for the extras you get, such as the magic resize tool, saving brand kit colours and uploading fonts, etc.).
The best thing for time-saving is making a template. Once I have created the style that I want for mine or my client’s pins, I then save this as a template, so I don’t have to create from scratch each time, and it makes batch working so much quicker!
The paid version is £10.99 per month (paid annually) or £8.99 if paid for the year, and a 30-day free trial so that you can check it out first.
4 | Pinterest Pin It Widget
If you are going to use Pinterest, you need to install the Pinterest Pin It Chrome extension.
Like the Tailwind extension, the pin it extension allows you to pin anything from the web.
When you hover over an image, a Pinterest save button appears in the top left-hand corner, or you can click the Pinterest button on your browser, and it will pull all the pictures that are on the page.
Although some of them will not be Pinterest worthy, try only to select an image that is a rectangle and if possible 600 x 900px, 735 x 1102px or 1000 x 1500px, and has a description, as people generally won’t share anything without a description especially if it’s your pin.
So, there you have it, here are my top 4 time-saving Pinterest tools. Are these new to you or do you already have them in your arsenal?
These have saved me so much time in my business, and I highly recommend checking these out to help you with your Pinterest marketing.