How To Grow Pinterest Monthly Viewers – I consider Tulip and Sage to be a baby blog. There’s still so much I need to learn about being a successful blogger. But, one of the first things I learned about how to grow my blog was with the power of Pinterest.
Pinterest has always been my number one source of blog traffic, and I’m incredibly grateful for it. Because of this, I spend the majority of my time learning about it (things are constantly changing, like most things on the internet!), and studying monthly traffic trends. I know I still have so much to learn about this image-sharing giant, and I’m by no means an expert on Pinterest, but I do get so many requests from you lovely people on how I use it. Many of you are looking for tips on how to grow your Pinterest monthly viewers, and so I thought I’d share 4 of my go-to tools with you today.
I’ve been using these 4 tools since the beginning of my Pinterest journey, and they have helped me keep my monthly Pinterest views above 1 million. And I’m so incredibly grateful to currently be at 5.2 million monthly views as I’m writing this post!! ?
Although my Pinterest monthly views fluctuate, these tools help me easily organize, schedule, and design for Pinterest on a regular monthly basis. So, if you’re looking for help in these areas, I hope these tools are useful to you as well. Let’s jump right in!
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How to grow Pinterest monthly viewers: My 4 go-to tools
# 1 – Tailwind – For Scheduling & Insights
I learned about Tailwind early on in my blogging journey, and I would say it’s been the TOP most helpful tool for increasing Pinterest monthly views.
If you haven’t heard, Tailwind is a scheduling tool that helps you plan out your Pinterest posts weeks in advance. It actually creates a schedule for you with the best times you should be posting. All you have to do is decide how many posts you’d like to have daily, and they’ll create a schedule for you. It’s really easy to use and makes posting consistently possible, which is so hard to do manually but so crucial to monthly traffic growth.
I’ve been using Tailwind for years. And I always, always recommend it to my blogger friends. I started by signing up for a free 30-day trial, which gives you a certain number of posts you can schedule (I believe it was 100 posts at that time) and I actually ended up purchasing the full version BEFORE my trial ended because I wanted access to more posts and I found it so helpful. I also know what it feels like to be a blogger on a budget, but I promise you, Tailwind is worth every penny.
The good news is you can start with a no-hassle, FREE 30-day trial, and they don’t require a credit card to sign up! Yep, you heard me, no credit card! That’s what initially drew me in. I had NOTHING to lose for giving them a try.
Tailwind also offers so much more, helpful traffic insights and analytics being just one other helpful feature, and you can read more about how I use Tailwind for Pinterest growth HERE.
And you can sign up for a 30-Day Free trial HERE.
# 2 – Unsplash – For Images
Images are so important on Pinterest. And for those of us that are still improving our photography skills, Unsplash offers free stock photos that you can use for your Pinterest posts. They’ve got some gorgeous photos by some really talented photographers. There are countless other photo sites out there, but Unsplash is the main one I turn to again and again.
Side note: as I learn more and more about photography, I hope to use more of my own photos in the future. But for now, Unsplash has been an incredible resource.
You can check them out HERE.
# 3 – Adobe Lightroom – For Editing Images
Part of building Pinterest growth is to create a look for your blog brand, so I like to edit the photos I use in a similar way. For photo editing, I use Adobe Lightroom.
I would consider this to be more of a bonus tool, you don’t necessarily have to do this step, but it’s something I find important in keeping my brand’s white+bright look consistent. I’ve found it to be worth the money, but if you’re on a budget, this tool can be left for the future.
You can learn more about Adobe Lightroom HERE.
One note, it can take some time to learn how to use, so get ready for ALL of the YouTube tutorials! I still have so much to learn about Lightroom, and I know I’m probably only using about 10% of its features! But, I’m constantly learning new and cool ways it can edit my photos, and it’s really been a powerful photo editing tool for me. So I totally recommend it. Pssst…I also use it to edit all my other social media photos.
# 4 – Canva – For Pin Designs
I love me some Canva! This is another tool I’ve been using forever, and it’s been a life-saver when it comes to designing my pins (and my Instagram and Facebook posts as well!).
Canva makes it so incredibly easy to design your pins by giving you free templates you can use. All you have to do is change the colour and text to match your brand.
A little tip, you definitely want to be sticking to certain colours and fonts to help your brand be more identifiable.
Canva has both a Free and Pro plan (you can learn more about their plans here). I was using the free version for a long time, then finally decided on purchasing their pro version (it lets me upload my own fonts and comes with more template and design options which I really like). The free version is a good place to start, but if you’re looking to personalize your designs more, the Pro version offers a Free 30-day trial as well. I definitely recommend giving Canva a try. I know you’ll love it!
You can sign up for Canva’s Free Plan HERE.
You can sign up for Canva Pro’s Free 30 Day Trial HERE.
There you have it, a brief look at my go-to Pinterest tools. There is so much more I can say about how I use Pinterest and about each one of these tools, and I’m hoping to do more in-depth posts on each in the future. But for now, I hope you get some use out of this short + sweet starter. Happy Pinterest-ing, loves! <3