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How Tailwind Helped My New Blog
Tailwind helped my new blog, Navigate with Price. I began my blog in December 2017 by purchasing a host using SiteGround, purchasing a domain using GoDaddy.com, and incorporating WordPress. Since that time, I have tried to focus in on what interests my readers and what I can share that may be useful to others. My everyday work is bookkeeping and co-owning an automotive shop, but I enjoy sharing information and writing. Frankly, having a blog breaks up the monotony of bookkeeping and gives me a creative outlet.
In January I started reading about Tailwind. Some of my favorite bloggers talked about the marketing toolkit in their posts, and soon I decided to try it for myself. I went with the free trial, but I didn’t take advantage of the full capabilities of it until I started paying for Tailwind in March. Understand that I don’t have Facebook and my Instagram game is very minimal so my go to social media to get started is Pinterest.
You can start with a Free Trial of Tailwind. You don’t even have to use a credit card. Having a full month of Tailwind without having to pay for it starts you on your way to building a solid Pinterest account and the free month is enough time to start learning how to use it to your advantage.
I started out by adding a new Pinterest business account for Navigate with Price. I then started adding boards and pins. It wasn’t until I began paying for Tailwind that I began joining and using Tribes. Tribes are groups that you can join to share pins. I learned that Tailwind uses the Pinterest’s algorithm to post my scheduled pins at the right time for other users to engage and see them. Tailwind helped me to discover that it is not the number of followers you have, but the viewers and the engaged users that matter.
I have gone from 0 monthly viewers to 6.7k monthly viewers on my Pinterest account in approximately three months. Remember that I did not start paying for an actual subscription of Tailwind and I did not use all of its features until a month ago. I am still working on my content, and my blog, but boy am I glad to know that I am not the only one seeing it.
After you enroll with Tailwind, you will start setting up scheduled pins so that the marketing toolkit works for you. I have my Tailwind setup to my chrome browser. You will see a blue icon that indicates you can save what you see for a scheduled pin later. The Tailwind schedule button is like the save button that you see when you save items directly to your Pinterest account.
Your Tailwind dashboard will show all your scheduled pins. And the beautiful thing about scheduling pins is that you don’t have to continue to post to Pinterest every day. I save pins when I come across something I’d like to share. If I’ve run low on pins or if I’ve received an email saying that my queue is empty, I’ll sit down for approximately an hour once or twice a week and save pins. I’m not going to lie you don’t want your queue to run empty, but it has happened to me a few times and before I know it I’m reminded. The email notifications are a plus for people like me.
Remember to use your analytics in Pinterest, Tailwind, Google and anywhere else you can. The analytics have helped me to view what’s working, what’s not, and everything in between. Spend some time using the Free Trial and be sure to utilize the tutorials. Tailwind walks you through items that may need to be set up or adjusted to your Pinterest account.
Tailwind helped my new blog. I have provided my results as of today, but Tailwind also publishes Typical Results of Tailwind for Pinterest Members. Tailwind’s publication is yearly so that you can see the average growth rate for all Tailwind member. The announcement will give you a good indication of what others are achieving and what you can expect when using Tailwind.
Tailwind Works for Blogs
Beginning a blog has been time-consuming with all the research, information, and recommendations, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve enjoyed sharing, learning, and creating something that I would never have if I hadn’t started thinking outside my comfort zone. If you are starting a blog and want to get your Pinterest account off the ground, I’d recommend Tailwind. Nothing can guarantee money or viral pins and posts, but Tailwind helped me, and it will get you headed in a right direction.
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