Today in this post I’ve put together the best Tailwind tutorial and I’m going to quickly show you how you can make the most out of everything that Tailwind has to offer.
I’ll walk you through some of the most powerful features so you can start scheduling pins like a pro in no time. Now the most important thing to know is you really want to have the Tailwind app browser extension installed.
This is by far the easiest and fastest way for you to schedule pins and repins on Pinterest. Now I’m showing this in the Chrome browser, but there are also browser extensions available for Firefox and Safari.
Best Tailwind Tutorial
Best Tailwind Tutorial – Choosing Images To Pin
Once you’ve got it installed you’ll see the talent icon here in your browser bar. So let’s see how it works in this best Tailwind tutorial.
If I’m browsing the web and I see an image that I want to pin, like these really really delicious looking brownies. Well, all I have to do is hover over the image and click on the schedule button that appears.
Now let’s say there’s multiple images from this page that I want to pin, well that’s, easy too. All I have to do is click on the Tailwind icon in the browser bar and all the images that are on the page will show up.
Best Tailwind Tutorial – Scheduling Pins
I can then select one or many of them and click on go schedule. The same exact thing works on Pinterest. If I want to schedule a repin all I have to do is click on the schedule button that now appears when you hover over every pin.
If I want to schedule multiple events from the same page, then again, click on the browser bar and all the different pins that are on the page will show up and I can select one or many of them.
Let’s choose a couple of these and see what happens when I click go schedule. All three pins that I just selected now show up in this pop-up as drafts and when you have drafts you can set what boards you want them to go to.
You can edit the description on each of them and you can set whether you want Pinterest to send it to your Facebook and Twitter account, etc.
Best Tailwind Tutorial – Adding Boards
So let’s add some boards. First I want this one to go to my world travels, when I click here I can either select that board from the list or I can just start typing and for me that’s easier.
So last look the world travels here. Now it’s not just one board to pin I can send this pin to multiple boards right from here, so I can add another one here and I can keep adding more boards to basically duplicate or clone this pin.
Now, if I have a five different drafts here and I want every single one of them to go to these two boards – they can get pretty tedious. So we’ve made it pretty easy to do that in one place at the top.
We’ll see an ad boards to all option and I can type the board here and let’s see what happens. Boom, it just populated on all of these different drafts and let’s add the other board here as well.
So now I basically just created ten different pins or ten different individual pins based on these five drafts and I can go ahead and schedule them. So let’s do that, I’m going to add these to my queue.
Best Tailwind Tutorial – Custom Schedule
Now it’s important to know that there’s two different ways to schedule. One is adding to queue which I’ll talk about in a second, and the second is setting a custom time.
When you set a custom time and you click on this little clock icon, a calendar is going to come down and you’ll be able to choose the exact day and time you want it to go out.
Now let’s talk about how to actually set up your schedule. Back at Tailwind go to your scheduled pins page and you’ll notice that those ten things we just scheduled are now here.
So if you want to make any changes to these pins before they actually get sent, this is the page where you’ll do it. So let’s give you a quick lay of the land here.
On the left side is your queue and this is just a list of the pins that you’ve got scheduled in the order in which they’re going to be sent. On the right side is your calendar grid.
This is just a visual representation of your queue, so you can see everything at a glance.
You’re probably asking yourself for those pins that we’ve added to the queue earlier, how do they get scheduled for 5:17 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. and what are all these empty boxes, and why are these pins all the way down here away from the rest?
Well, I’m, going to explain that to you right now. On your schedule page which you can find under the publish tab is where you can set up your entire weekly pinning schedule ahead of time.
You’ll notice that there’s a section for every single day of the week and inside each day, there’s little boxes with x in it. These little boxes our what we call time slots.
Time slots are kind of like setting an alarm clock for various times during the day when you want things to actually publish. So on Friday I want my pins to get published at 5:17 p.m. 10:20 p.m. and 10:43 p.m.
If I go back to my schedule pins page and I look at these that are coming up today, happy Friday. Well, my next pin is going to go out of 5:17 and after that 10:20 and after that of 10:43, exactly like I said in my schedule.
Best Tailwind Tutorial – Queue Scheduling
So this is where adding to your queue becomes really important, because when you add to your queue, what’s going to happen is it’s going to fill in these time slots in the order in which you have them set up.
It’s going to fill the next available one, so the next pin that I add to my queue is going to be scheduled here on Saturday at 9:25 p.m. and the one after that on Saturday, 10:57 and so on and so forth. It’ll fill in these empty boxes.
Why do we do it this way? Well, it’s actually meant to make things a whole heck of a lot easier on you because this means that you can set up your entire schedule in advance, and all you have to do is just set it and forget it.
I mean watch how easy it is to just start adding pins to your queue. It’s truly amazing how quickly you can schedule pins when you’re not worried about the exact perfect time to schedule every single one.
I mean you can just let the schedule do all of the work for you and here I go. I’m done, that’s it. Now I just scheduled eight pins in about 10 seconds.
Now let’s head back to your schedule because I already know the question you want to ask: how do we know which times are the best for me to set up in my schedule? Well, Tailwind has got you covered.
You see these green time slots here. Well, when you first sign up for Tailwind, they crunch a bunch of data about what type of content you pin and when your audience is most active on Pinterest.
Tailwind created what they call a smart schedule for all of these green times. These green times are optimized specifically for your account.
With these green times you know that when you pin at these times you give your pins the best chance of being seen by the most people. Now there’s two ways to add more time slots to your schedule.
Best Tailwind Tutorial – Adding More Time Slots
One is you can click on the add time, select the exact time button, do you want to create a time slot. These custom time slots will show up in grey versus green.
If you want to get rid of it, click on the time slot and then click on the trash can icon in the corner and that will delete it for you.
The second way to add time slots is these empty ones here that are outlined in green. These are actually suggestions for your smart schedule. If you want to add more smart time slots to your schedule, just click these and they’ll fill it.
And finally, if you ever want to refresh yourself on any of this, just click on the getting started section.
Alright, let’s head back to the schedule of pins page one last time. I’m going to show you this, probably your favorite feature of all. Now that we’ve added all these pins to our queue. What happens if we want to change something?
Well, changing something on an individual pin is pretty straightforward. You click to select a different board. You can change the way it’s scheduled and set a custom time.
You can edit the description or you can even send it back to your drafts or delete the pin. It’s all pretty straightforward.
I think what you’re probably going to want to do most is rearrange the order which these pins are showing up, and I do that it’s literally as simple as dragging and dropping.
If I want to put a pin in a different spot all I have to do is click on it, drag it and drop it and it’s done. And if you’ve got a lot of posts that you want to rearrange there’s an easy way to do that.
There’s a handy shuffle button which will take anything that you’ve added to your queue and just randomly rearrange it, and there we go. You’ll notice that all the pins in this area rearrange themselves but the ones down here, they stay put.
Why is that? Well, if you recall from earlier in this best Tailwind tutorial there’s a pin we scheduled to two different boards using a custom time where a calendar came down just like this, and we picked the specific date and time well.
Those are the pins down here and you’ll notice that they look a little bit different because they have a clock icon in the corner.
So, when you’re rearranging your pins by dragging and dropping or you’re shuffling your queue, any pin scheduled with a custom time like these are going to stay put. They’re not going to move.
But what If you did want to actually shuffle these in? Well, it’s pretty easy to do that. I’m going to click on this pin to get it to come up and I can change it to switch to the auto queue.
So change from our custom time to the auto queue and by doing this and actually saving it, this pin is going to now switch and the page is going to refresh.
Now we can see that this pin has been added on to the end of the queue as an autocue post, and we can now drag it and drop it or we could shuffle it in with the rest of the autocue posts here.
And it’s just as easy to go the other way around too. If I want to take a pin that’s auto queued and schedule it manually with a custom time, all I have to do is click on the time here in the corner and the calendar will pop up.
I can pick a specific date and time that I want it to go out, set it, and now this pin will be scheduled with a custom time.
Best Tailwind Tutorial – Conclusion
This means that you have all the flexibility you need to schedule your pins exactly how you want them. You’re truly ready to schedule pins like a pro.
I hope this has been the best Tailwind tutorial and given you some insight on how you can quickly build a following with the tools Tailwind has to offer.
Make sure to check out all the other amazing ways that you can schedule pins with Tailwind.
They have features such as their direct integration with Canva to design a pin. Pinning your photos and videos from Instagram and directly uploading images from your computer right into Tailwind.