If you’ve been wondering, “what are Tailwind tribes?” you’re not alone. I’ll show you how to join Tailwind tribes AND how to use Tailwind tribes!
When I first heard about Tailwind tribes, I had so many questions. What are Tailwind Tribes? How do I join Tailwind Tribes? And of course, how do I use Tailwind Tribes? I’m here to answer those questions for you, don’t worry! And if you’re wondering why a craft and knitting blogger is writing this post, well, people asked me! I happened to write another post about what to do if you can’t see Pinterest repins and that turned out to be helpful for a lot of people. But then those people had more questions. So here I am! Hopefully helping!
First question, what is Tailwind?
Tailwind is a Pinterest pin scheduling program you can use to schedule your pins. Which is nice because we can’t all be sitting at our computer’s all day pinning a few pins here and a few pins there. If you join Tailwind, you can set up your pins on a schedule that you create to be pinned to your pinterest boards at any time! It’s pretty cool.
Next up, what are Tailwind Tribes?
Tailwind tribes are a feature within Tailwind that lets you find groups of people in a similar niche, whether it be crafts, or recipes or lifestyle blogging. When you belong to a tribe, you all share your pins and can do reciprocal pinning. You submit your own pins to the tribe, pin someone else’s content and someone else pins yours! It’s an easy way to get more exposure and repins for your pins!
But now I need to know how to use Tailwind Tribes!
I know, I was wondering how to use Tailwind tribes too, when I first started. It seemed overwhelming! The tribes feature has been in beta so I’ve been using it for a while, but it’s just now available to everyone. And the best part is you don’t have to pay Tailwind to use it. There is a free version available for everyone that lets you join 5 tribes and submit 30 pins per month. That’s pretty good for most people. If you want to join more tribes or submit more pins, they have what they call “power up” plans at different price levels depending on how many tribes you want to join.
How to join Tailwind Tribes?
After you sign up for a free Tailwind account and install the Tailwind extension in your browser, here’s how to join Tailwind tribes. You can find tribes by first clicking on the Tribes logo on the left hand menu of your Tailwind dashboard, here:
Once you’re in the Tribes area, you can “Find a Tribe” at the top of the page.
Once there you can search by keyword to find tribes (aka, groups of other pinners in your niche). This is a new feature and a big improvement because we used to only be able to find tribes by word of mouth and talking with other bloggers!
Once you’ve joined a tribe , you can submit pins to your tribes!
You do this by hitting the Tailwind button in your browser on a post you want to pin to open a popup window, selecting which image from the post you want to pin, and then hitting the “Go Schedule” button at the lower right.
Then click the “Add to Tribes” button on the lower middle right.
Finally, select which Tailwind tribes you want to submit your pin to.
If you’re also scheduling your own pins of this content, you can do that here.
If not, go back to your Tailwind Tribes page.
But am I done telling you how to use Tailwind tribes? Nope! This is the real answer to the question, “what are Tailwind Tribes?”
The reason tribes work is that there is reciprocal pinning! Each tribe you join will have its own rules regarding reciprocation, usually pin one for every pin you submit. Or sometimes they ask that you pin two pins for each pin that you submit. Your tribe may have other rules, be sure to read and follow them when you join! This reciprocal pinning means the new pin that you just submitted has a good chance of getting seen and pinned by someone else in your niche which is great exposure! And the more exposure your pins get, the more traffic you will get from pinterest! This is why Tailwind tribes work, because they get your content in front of a targeted audience that is likely to reshare it!
So, after you submit your pins, go back to your main tribes page and start reciprocating. You can select each tribe you belong to from the dropdown menu here:
Then browse the other pins from people in that tribe. You can see stats on how well each pin is performing if you hover over the little blue flame in the upper right of each pin.
And when you’re ready, you select a Pinterest board to save to here:
Then click the green “Add to Queue” button to schedule that pin.
The great thing about Tailwind Tribes, is not only is it good exposure for your content and likely to get your pins repinned by others in your niche, it’s a great way to find good content for your own boards. It helps you make sure your Pinterest feed is active and diverse and doesn’t only contain your own pins. Reciprocal pinning is good for everyone!
(Psst! If you’re using the free version of Tailwind and want to learn how to use Tailwind Tribes WITHOUT scheduling pins through tailwind, here’s how you do that)
So that’s it! Hopefully now you know what Tailwind Tribes are, how to join Tailwind Tribes and how to use Tailwind tribes! Happy pinning, friends!
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