Using Tailwind to Grow Your Instagram Account – Getting Started
Today I am going to show you how to get started using Tailwind for Instagram Growth! I have been experimenting with Tailwind as a tool for content networking, and audience growth. Normally, I am very careful about what type of “apps” and tools that I endorse because I do not want to advocate for something that isn’t ultimately useful. A lot of the people who follow me and read my blogs are busy mom entrepreneurs like myself – and therefore the last thing I would want to do is send anyone down a rabbit hole that just drains their time and they don’t get anything back from it.
However, this is one of the main reasons why Tailwind is so promising –
Because it is a solution for anyone who is spending A LOT of time trying to get traction with their content ( Instagram, Blogs, Videos etc. ) and have not yet had any luck.
Simply by being active on Tailwind, you can 10X – seriously – 10Xs the amount of traffic that your content gets!
It is an app that focuses on mutual sharing within niche’ networks.
So the traffic that you get ( if you use this app correctly ) will be people who are legitimately interested in what the content is.
Additionally, if you know anything about SEO, Tailwind helps with “link-structuring” and “backlinking” that will boost your content’s visibility long-term.
Again, this makes it a very promising app – for anyone who is in the content networking space – I recommend using it.
However, to keep things simple for today, I am going to focus on Tailwind for Instagram.
Here is what you will need:
Here is how you get started!
Get Your Free Trial of Tailwind
Okay so naturally the first step is for you to actually SIGN UP for Tailwind. Tailwind offers a Free Trial so this isn’t going to cost you anything to do.
Initially, you want to actually sign up for Tailwind for Pinterest. Pinterest is how we are going to drive traffic to your Instagram account! Yes, Tailwind does have tools for Instagram specifically ( scheduling and posting ) but you need to use Pinterest to get the traffic boost.
So hook yourself up to Tailwind, for Pinterest – not Tailwind for Instagram for THIS tutorial.
Get the Tailwind Chrome Extension!
Optional: Once you are signed up with Tailwind you are going to want to grab the Tailwind extension for your Chrome web browser!
This will make it MUCH EASIER to share your Instagram posts to Pinterest and use Tailwind.
Create a board on Pinterest!
Login into Pinterest and create a new board specifically for your “Instagram Posts”
This is where you will “pin” the Instagram posts that you want to share virally and drive traffic with Tailwind!
Visit Your Instagram Profile ( In browser not mobile )
Then hop over to Instagram.com and load up your personal Instagram profile view.
Click the “tailwind” icon in the corner ( if you installed the extension ) and live links from your Instagram – to post on Tailwind will load up.
Select the images from Instagram that you want to schedule to be pinned.
Choose the “pinboard” you wish to post them to.
Select “schedule all” or individually “add to queue”
Now hop back over to Tailwind and go to your publisher.
You will see your Instagram posts have now been scheduled to be pinned.
Now, this is something that you want to do with all of your appropriate Instagram posts on a regular basis.
Having your Instagram posts pinned to Instagram – and share-able will allow you to get more traffic to your Instagram content over time.
Making this a regular habit will immediately make your Instagram posts “discoverable” on Pinterest.
This is easy to do, saves time and beneficial for both your Instagram and Pinterest growth.
The benefits of pinning your Instagram posts
You might be wondering, what is the point? Here are the benefits.
– Traffic potential; by pinning your best Instagram posts you are making your Instagram content discoverable on Pinterest!
– Network; now your Instagram posts are also pin-able and can be shared and re-pinned within an online network for again, increased visibility and traffic
– Visibility; this makes your Instagram account visible outside of Instagram and now on Pinterest
– Tribes; if you choose to participate in Tailwind’s Tribes or join a Tailwind Tribe for growth this makes your Instagram a post for tribe sharing
Long-term what you should see is more organic traffic to your existing ( pre-existing ) Instagram posts – driving traffic to your profile daily and allowing people with an interest in your content to find you and follow you.
It doesn’t take any more than a few minutes to add your Instagram to Pinterest using Tailwind and you can do this “repeatedly” ( post cycling ) so that your Instagram always has a fresh presence on Pinterest!
Will you be trying this out?
If yes let me know! And if you want to join the Tailwind Tribe you are more than welcome!