How I Use Tailwind To Skyrocket Traffic and Affiliate Sales

Like most of you, I am busy! I work full time. I try to get to the gym daily (doesn’t always happen). In my marriage, I am the one doing most of the cooking. Then there is running this blog. It all ads up and there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Many of you have way more on your plate than I do and I have no clue how you do it?!

How I Use Tailwind To Skyrocket Traffic and Affiliate Sales

I absolutely love blogging tools that make my life easier and Tailwind is my new best friend in that department. I use it to schedule all my Pinterest pins. I’ve not only seen tremendous growth in traffic, but also my affiliate sales. As bloggers those affiliate sales are pretty important to help maintain our blogs.

First, lets take a look at the numbers. It’s hard in the blogging world not to get stuck on numbers and play the compare game. Many companies won’t work with you unless you have a certain number of followers. In all my years of blogging, I’ve learned that quality over quantity is so important in the blogging world. Especially with how many people can buy followers nowadays. You can buy 10,000 followers, but if they don’t translate into genuine engagement, traffic, or sales, how do you benefit from that? You don’t. Being genuine is key if you want to attract genuine followers.

PINTEREST NUMBERS 

If you are familiar with Pinterest you know that it operates as a search engine. It’s not what we are normally used to in terms of social media accounts. Your number of followers do not translate to your reach and that’s really important to remember. For instance, I only have 296 followers on Pinterest. Doesn’t seem like a lot, right? Now take a look at my reach. Right now, I get 122,300 monthly views. Pretty big difference.

How I Use Tailwind To Skyrocket Traffic and Affiliate Sales

AFFILIATE NUMBERS

What about those affiliate sales? I started using Tailwind at the end of October. I saw a huge surge in my affiliate sales. Here is a look at sales from August 1, 2017 to January 9, 2018. You can see how much growth in sales there has been for November and December, with January shaping out to be a good month too. You can also see from the sources that quite a bit of traffic is coming from Pinterest.

How I Use Tailwind To Skyrocket Traffic and Affiliate Sales

FREE TAILWIND TRIAL

Now that I’ve gone over my personal numbers, let’s take a look at exactly how Tailwind works and why it has helped to skyrocket my stats. First, Tailwind offers one free month. Your first 100 pins are completely free. While 100 pins won’t drastically change your stats, it will allow you to get familiar with the app and test it out.

SETTING YOUR SCHEDULE

When you first sign up for Tailwind, they give recommendations on the best times to schedule your pins based on your account performance. This is the best place to start. Go with their suggestions and as they collect data over time, they will recommend more time slots for you to add.

How I Use Tailwind To Skyrocket Traffic and Affiliate Sales

CREATING BOARD LISTS

Before you start pinning, it is helpful to create board lists. If you are part of group boards, like I am, it will save so much time if you put them all together in one list. Then when you are sharing new content from your blog, you can easily select this list for your content to be shared.

How I Use Tailwind To Skyrocket Traffic and Affiliate Sales

TAILWIND TRIBES

Tribes is the newest feature of Tailwind and a great way to share your content! The key is finding quality tribes. There are so many out there and pretty much a tribe for anything you can think of. Each tribe has a set of rules and it is important to be sure to look at those so you don’t get kicked out. To get a visual on the value of tribes, here is a look at the overview of a tribe I am currently in. My pins have been re-shared 21 times by other members in the group with a reach of 195.2K. That’s crazy!

How I Use Tailwind To Skyrocket Traffic and Affiliate Sales

 

SCHEDULING YOUR FIRST PIN

Now that you are set up for success, it’s time to schedule your first pin. There are a couple ways you can do this. First, you want to install the Chrome extension. It’s the easiest and most convenient way to schedule a pin. This way no matter where you are browsing on the internet (your blog, another blog, Pinterest, etc.) you can click that Tailwind logo in your browser and easily schedule the post. Or, you can manually scheduled with the “Create New Pin” option.

How I Use Tailwind To Skyrocket Traffic and Affiliate Sales

CONSISTENCY IS KEY

The only way Tailwind will work for you is you set up pins in your queue. This way when you are busy doing other tasks, at work, or even sleeping, the program is doing all the work for you. I set aside about 2-3 hours at the beginning of each week and I will fill up my queue for the week. As I post a new blog throughout the week, I will add strategically add those to the queue I’ve already created, group board, and the tribes.

TRY TAILWIND FOR FREE AND GET A $15 CREDIT

This post honestly just scratched the surface for all the amazing features Tailwind offers. I hope this tutorial gave you insight on not only how it has helped with my reach and affiliate sales, but the basics on how to set up Tailwind for your Pinterest account. If you want to give it a try you can get a free trial and $15 credit if you decide to upgrade your account and invest in Tailwind!

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22 Comments

  1. January 10, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    This is so interesting! I am currently on the trial for Tailwind and I’m still wrapping my head around this so this has been super helpful. Bookmarked because I def want to get in on these tribes 🙂 xx Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com

    • Krissy
      January 11, 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Awesome! The tribes are a good resource for sure.

  2. Ruthie Ridley
    January 10, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    WOW!! I had no idea that tailwind could help with my RS!!! I wish I could hire someone to do this for me! LOL AMAZING

    • Krissy
      January 11, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      You and me both! It honestly doesn’t take that long. If you take one day or split it between two days, you can fill an entire week of slots pretty easy and then it does all the work for you.

  3. January 10, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    I’ve heard so many things about tailwind. I need to start using this!

    Linda

    • Krissy
      January 11, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      It saves so much of my time! You should definitely look into it.

  4. January 11, 2018 / 1:24 am

    These are some great tips!! Pinterest is definitely a great way to get traffic to your blog. I’m starting to utilize it more.
    Angela

  5. January 11, 2018 / 1:38 am

    Wow, that’s amazing! I’ve heard so many good things about Tailwind but I love seeing your numbers, well done!

  6. January 11, 2018 / 4:07 am

    Thank you for sharing this! I just started using Tailwind last week and don’t really know what I’m doing LOL

    • Krissy
      January 11, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      There is definitely a little bit of a learning curve, but it is such a big help once you get into a rhythm that works for you.

  7. January 11, 2018 / 8:51 am

    To be honest here I tried tailwind for instagram and wasn’t super happy with it… mainly because i don’t think I got the gist of it and ended up giving up… Maybe I’ll give it another chance because after your explanation I can see how it will benefit my pinterest!

    • Krissy
      January 11, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      I haven’t used it for Instagram at all, just Pinterest. I’m not sure how the Instagram part works.

  8. January 11, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    I have heard so much about Tailwind, but for some reason I’m lost when it comes to using Pinterest and my blog. I’ve had Tailwind on my list of things to research and this post is great – the numbers don’t lie! I love when people show actual numbers, thanks for being open.

    • Krissy
      January 11, 2018 / 5:15 pm

      I’m all about supporting others! I am happy to help if you ever have any questions.

  9. Joscelyn
    January 11, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Tailwind! I need to give it a try!

  10. January 12, 2018 / 7:25 am

    wow! I love this! thank you for sharing!

  11. January 12, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    I love Tailwind! It makes my life so much easier in terms of pinning and Pinterest is where I get most of my traffic from. I need to start using the board lists more though.

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