Disclosure: This blog post contains an affiliate link to a tool to help boost traffic. If you decide to sign up for this product/service, I’ll receive a small commish at no cost to you.
So you started a blog. And now that the fun of setting up your website is over, it’s time to roll those sleeves up and get to work.
There’s one thing (at least it has been in my experience) that indie authors want. That’s driving traffic to their website and fast.
It’s like you want the traffic to start flowing to your website like yesterday, right? I mean, let’s be real. Without traffic, you can’t build a community and you can’t sell books.
I know the feeling.
When I launched this blog some a couple years ago, I was anxious to bring traffic like it was no nobody’s business.
There is one tool indie authors should be using to boost traffic to their website, and that’s Tailwind*.
I started using Tailwind a couple of years ago to pin posts to my Pinterest account for this website. It boosted my following and engagement so I knew it would work its magic for indie authors.
My Client’s Stats
To show you how Tailwind’s been workin’ for one of my clients, here’s a look at her Tailwind stats for the last 7 days.
As you can see Tailwind is definitely working its magic! And here is how Tailwind helped with my client’s Pinterest stats:
The Game Plan
Here are the top three things we’re doing to see these results:
- Joining Tailwind Tribes that’s aligned with her niche. In this case it’s career moms, women in leadership roles.
- I also set up a SmartLoop of her blog posts.
- And we’re repurposing content by creating a new graphic and new copy for older blog posts.
Set Up Your Tailwind Account To Get The Best Results
So let me tell you to set up your Tailwind account in order to reap the benefits of this tool.
First, completely set up your account and update your boards according to Tailwind’s recommendations. There is a ‘complete your account’ section on the dashboard. When you click on ‘see all suggestions’ you’ll get a window like the screenshot below that tells you what steps to take to maximize every opportunity on Pinterest.
For instance, for my cori_rams account Tailwind suggested I integrate Google Analytics, select an industry for my account and connect my Facebook account to give my brand more exposure.
Another thing I did was set my pinning schedule according to their suggestions which is based on when our audience is most engaged on Pinterest.
And they make it easy for you to do too. All you have to do is look at the ‘Your Schedule’ section in the dashboard and you’ll see the time-slots Tailwind suggests. All you have to do is click on the plus sign and that’s it.
The only downside to this is that we only get so many pin submissions per month and limited to joining 5 Tribes. But they do offer Tribe PowerUps in case you’d like to join more tribes than we’re limited to.
Free Tailwind Courses and Webinars To Boost Traffic
If you’re struggling with Pinterest, Tailwind has got you covered. They have free courses and webinars to help you learn the ins and outs of Pinterest and how to come up with the perfect marketing strategy.
And I tell yah, with the right strategy, it’s all but guaranteed to boost traffic to your website!
Tailwind has courses and webinars to help you with in your Pinterest marketing strategy. Here is a sneak peek of the courses you can enroll for…
How To Plan A Pinterest & Instagram Visual Marketing Strategy – you’ll get 10 steps that go into developing the right strategy for Pinterest and Instagram.
Pinterest Marketing With Tailwind – this course will show you how to marketing your business on Pinterest with Tailwind.
Tailwind’s free webinar will show you how to save time on Pinterest and maximize growth. Here’s a what you’ll learn:
- Build a content strategy with your top performing Pinterest boards, pins, and recommended time slots.
- Schedule multiple pins at once from any site with our desktop Scheduling Extension, iOS Mobile App, and bulk upload.
- Schedule pins directly from Pinterest.
- Shape your editorial calendar with simple Drag-and-Drop control and recommended times to pin.
- Track repins, comments, followers, virality, and engagement of your profile and boards over time.
Try Tailwind For Free
I”m sure after reading this you’re going to want to try Tailwind so that it can work its magic for your website.
Right now you can try Tailwind for free*. The trial includes 100 Pinterest Pins and/or 30 Instagram posts as well as 5 Tribes to join with 30 Pinterest pins to submit to your tribes. That is pa-lenty to give you time to try it out and decide if you want to keep using it.
The upgrade isn’t expensive either – only $14.99 per account and I tell yah it’s totally worth it!
And There You Have It
So those are the things I did on Tailwind to boost traffic to my website. And if you’re needing a boost to your site, I sure hope you found this blog post helpful.
Now let’s chat!
Are you currently using Tailwind to drive traffic to your website? Tell me how it’s going for you and what your favorite feature is in the comments below.
And before you go, I would really appreciate it you’d share this post on social media to help other indie authors who might be struggling to get traffic from Pinterest.
Interest read, Cori. A lot has been said or written about TailWind, but I still haven’t given it a thought it paid attention to this tool. Honestly, I’m currently pinning manually on Pinterest. But now, having a clear understanding of this tool, I think it’s time I give it a try.
I know what you mean. There are some tools I’ve been meaning to try. I’m only reminded of them when I read a blog post about it, lol.
I hope you decide to try Tailwind out. I think it will save you a lot of time from pinning manually. That’s how I was doing it prior to using Tailwind.
Let me know how it goes!
Tailwind certainly seems like a sweet traffic building tool.
I love that it works with Pinterest, too.
I will be checking it out 🙂
It really is. It hasn’t been around that long but it sure is taking the blogosphere by storm! I haven’t read one blog post that had anything negative to say about it.
And it works with Instagram – which is a plus. The only downside to that is you pay extra per account. Hopefully they’ll consider changing that. 😉
Let me know what you think of Tailwind when you check it out. 🙂
very nice… i really like your blog…
So glad you like it John. Thanks for coming by!
Really nice post. I think Pinterest is a great tool for anyone who isn’t getting organic traffic. It may have been the best alternative to the Google.
I have read a post on reddit about a women who made over 10k and her secondary source of income was pinterest.
I have started working on pinterest and I am seeing some traction.
Thanks for the amazing post
Hello again Bhawna! 🙂
Pinterest is my main source of social media traffic and I’m so glad you’re starting to see some traction from there! I hope you consider adding Tailwind to your blogging tools – that would really drive traffic to your blog. 🙂
I’ve read about people making bookoos of money where most of it comes from Pinterest – very inspiring, right?
Thanks for much for the love today! I really appreciate you coming by to read these blog posts and for leaving a comment on each one.
You rock hun! 🙂
I have signed up for TailWind, I am currently using Hootsuit.
Thank you for the encouragement. You are really sweet. 🙂
To tell the truth, I did not know about tailwind at all but you have explained this topic very well. I am happy that you shared about it Thank you very much for this.
Have a great day… 🙂
Great article. There is so much to learn for a new blogger like myself and how well you have explained things. Writing is an art which requires our time and effort to learn it from masters like you.
The Tailwind is really seems effective. I just take a look to your stats and you are getting really decent amount of traffic from Pinterest. I quite like Pinterest but didn’t get much traffic. I’ll definitely give it a try.
Thank you so much for sharing.
I hope you decided to give Tailwind a try. It has really helped me as far as driving traffic to my blog. And, it’s also a great place for referrals to grow your business or promote your product.
Let me know how things are going. If you need help with Tailwind, Susan Velez has a lot of great blog posts and tutorials about Tailwind.
This is a great post you shared. I have read your article and you explained it very very good. Really glad to read your article.
Thanks for sharing this amazing article with us. Keep this great work.
I’m so glad you liked this blog post and that you found it well-explained. I always worry whether people will understand my tutorials. 🙂
Hope you’re having a great week so far!
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