So if you’re tracking the tag, you’ll see I am spending time looking at Pinterest.
Today is 15 October 2020 and I spent a good 4-5 hours this week creating and scheduling content for my new Pinterest account.
But Pinterest looks like a blogger’s turf and I literally just have a 1 page funnel hub (that’s also a topic for a separate post).
So how do you create Pinterest content without a blog?
Ok so let me talk you through my workflow first or at least my set up.
- I am pinning 10 new pins a day.
- I am pre-scheduling everything in Tailwind.
- I let Tailwind dictate the times to pin – I just had to tell it that I wanted to pin around 10 times a day.
- I set up my boards last week and added keyword descriptions
- I read that pinning 5-15 times a day is ideal
- And you should aim for 30% of it to be your own content.
And that last bit is where I get stuck without a blog or any real aesthetic or design skills.
Because Pinterest all about the visuals.
So this is what I’m doing to create Pinterest content quickly and easily
I mean this is a blog post that could probably just be a caption on something else but oh well.
I know my topics and my target audience well so coming up with helpful tips, quotes and motivational soundbites isn’t that hard.
And I know they’re going to be looking at food, fitness and mental wellness.
And that’s basically what all my own created content is.
- Go into Canva
- Open up literally any Pinterest template
- Choose an awesome background image from their free selection (you can use other image sites too)
- Add either a box over it that contrasts colour and then add your text or quote in there.
- Or choose a text style and colour that contrasts the image directly and use that.
- Save the file name as the keywords you’d want to show up for.
- Add it to Tailwind.
And that’s it.
And what about posting everything?
Like I said, I use Tailwind – it sets up 70 timeslots a week and I drop my own images in.
I aim for 3 of my own per day.
So that’s 21 of them.
And for the other 49, I Google Image search my own keywords and use the Tailwind browser extension to automatically add any images I like into the schedule.
What have the results been like?
Well I mean it’s too early to say. It’s been running for 24 hours.
I have spent all my time getting the basics of putting content on there.
Next step – which I will of course also write about – is learning how to rank, get traffic and what kind of images get results.
And start engaging and growing a following too!