Manual Pinning vs Tailwind and the best Pinterest Courses 2021
Trying to decide between manual pinning vs tailwind? Some swear one is better and some say one is the only way to go. Today I am going to go over each one and give you all the details I can and you can decide for yourself which one is better. Plus I am going to cover the best Pinterest courses in 2021.
What is manual pinning
Manual pinning is when you manually upload a pin to Pinterest yourself either by creating a pin on Pinterest or using going to a site and pinning it yourself from there. That using a scheduler will hinder your results.
To use this strategy you are still consistently pinning items to Pinterest you are just doing it all yourself. The method has you tracking (with spreadsheets or things like Trello) each pin and exactly where you have put it and when. Sharing it to multiple boards.
We now know that Pinterest is saying to not pin the same pin over and over again so not sure how this method will be working in the future.
Pinterest marketing course that Use Schedulers or a Mix of Both
Schedule pinning is when you use a platform, or service, to add your pins like Tailwind to Pinterest for you. Allowing you to add X amount of pins to a scheduler once or so a week and putting it on autopilot. You can be consistently pinning while doing other things.
These strategies are saying you can use a scheduler if you want and it won’t hurt your outcome. That doing good practices, SEO, and being consistent is the key. Hence using a scheduler helps with the consistency part.
Let’s go over some Pinterest marketing courses and information I have gathered on both types of strategies or pinning methods and you can decide for yourself. I am sorry if my point of view is a bit biased here but I have tried both and believe they both work but one is way more time-consuming. And I will tell you upfront I also offer my own courses with my pinning methods. Let’s dive in!
Manual Pinning Courses
To learn more about manual pinning taking a course would be your best bet because it’s the quickest way to get all the information. A lot of people have taken courses like Pinteresting Strategies from Carly Cambell or Manual Pinning Simplified by Kyla at Dish It Out.
I will dive into them so you can get a feel of them and their results to get a full picture of manual pinning vs tailwind
Pinteresting Strategies from Carly Cambell
Here are some reviews of the Pinteresting Strategies course by Carly Cambell. Each review has a link to the original site that I found the review at.
Not only you get to know the manual pinning strategy, but you also learn many insights that will help in the future.
Generally, big Pinterest courses cost over $100, which is not budget-friendly to new bloggers. That’s when this course fits into the budget.
It’s neither too cheap nor expensive, and the piece of information you get is worth the price. Besides, you also get Canva & PicMonkey pin templates as a bonus.
Lately, Pinterest is paying more attention to new pins. This means you have to create several pins to get good traffic. When you create a pin using a tool, it may take 10-20 minutes to complete. So, creating 5 pins can take 50-100 minutes, which is a lot of time.
But when you use a template, you can create 2-3 pins within the same time frame and you end up creating 15 pins in 100 minutes. That’s better productivity.
So, getting free templates with Pinterest Strategies is cherry on the cake.Life Zeazy
Here is a quoted breakdown of Pinteresting Strategies from Raising Kids Making Money head to her site to see her full review.
Introduction – Sometimes it is About Traffic
- Current News & Updates
- Blogging Without Traffic Sucks
First Things First
- Do Your Homework
- Key Points Recap
Setting Up Your Pinterest Profile: Tips for Success
- Getting Started The Right Way
- Setting Up Your Pinterest Boards
- How to Set Up Rich Pins
- Extremely Basic Explanation of How Pinterest Works
- Key Points Recap
Pinterest is About People
- Understanding User Intent
- People Can SEE Your Pins
- Pinterest (Thinks) it Can See Your Pins
- Humans Are Busy and Lazy
Pinterest is About SEO, too
- SEO for Pinterest
- Pin Descriptions
- Key Points Recap
- Yes, I Still Use Them
- Monitoring Your Group Boards
- Filling Those Boards
- The First Pin, Hashtags, and “Fresh” Content
- MY Pinning Strategy
- Keeping Track of Your Pins
- Supplementing With Tailwind
- How to KNOW When to Make New Pins for Old Posts
- Key Points Recap
Final Important Things & FAQ’s
- How to Embed Pins in a Blog Post
- Do Pinterest Followers Matter?
- Pinterest Analytics are Useless (& What We Can Use Instead)
- FAQs – (in other words, please don’t email me with these questions)
- Final Pinteresting Thoughts
In summary, it covers a lot. The course is not for total newbies, but Carly clearly states that.
Manual Pinning Course -Pinning Simplified by Kyla at Dish It Out
Next course to consider for manual pinning is Pinning Simplified by Kyla at Dish it Out. First up is this review of what’s included so you can see the benefits of the manual pinning course.
There are so many good reviews if you look on Google promoting this Pinterest marketing course. Here’s another from Kim.
Kyla, thank you so much for teaching me this system. I’ve been using Pinterest but I haven’t been using it EFFECTIVELY! This eBook made things crystal clear and allowed me to take all of the things I’ve learned about Pinterest and put them to good use. I had so many AHA moments while reading the book! Thanks again. I really can’t tell you how much I appreciate you.
KIM M. // Good Life Wife
Pros of Manual Pinning vs Tailwind
Now, this is the tricky part. Some swear this is the best or even only way you should be sharing content to Pinterest. That their stats are crazy high after starting this process or “strategy”.
The pros I see are you get results and you get to really control what pins you pin because you are manually finding them and pinning them yourself. Besides that, the price is really low at $57 plus it has a mix of video and text for readers who like learning either way.
So basically the only pro really is that you have to trust people’s reviews of the course and really put faith in doing all the extra work is better than the alternatives. There are so many good reviews on the course I am sure it would work.
I am just not completely convinced it’s better than the other ways. I am not trying to say it is a bad course I know it is a great course, I read it back when I contributed the genius bloggers toolkit and got a free version of it.
It’s just my opinion that the course is really good because of the information she tells you about Pinterest. How it works, SEO, and how to make good graphics. I am not sure if it’s necessarily the manual pinning part of it that is the end-all to Pinterest strategies.
If you see two of the reviews really just outline of what you learn in the course and it’s really mostly good Pinterest information.
This is why I like to really dive in and give you all the details I can about things even if it’s manual pinning vs. using a scheduler.
All in all, there is no doubt you get your money’s worth with the course. Each one of these blog posts I got the reviews from (the top 2 google search results when I searched review of pitneresting strategies by Carly Campbell).
But as someone who always goes into extreme detail for you guys and weighs all the pros and cons, I can’t help but get the feeling a lot of these review posts are because they are making affiliate money of it. If you don’t believe me check it out for yourself. Google review of pinteresting strategies or even just pitneresting strategies and you will see link after link of posts that are giant ads for her book.
Again do some research and see if this is right for you because the manual pinning strategy is very time-consuming and you have to be consistent at it for it to work. I think you will get good information on Pinterest but I’m not convinced manually pinning is the way to go.
Best Pinterest Course 2021
Now that we covered some good manually pinning Pinterest courses I want to go over some other ebooks or methods to try that use a scheduler like Tailwind.
Again there are a ton of good ones out there it depends on if you want a blanket course or a Pinterest course for bloggers or photographers. Either way I think you will learn a ton to apply to your own business account.
Pin for Profits
Below is a quoted recap of Pin for Profits from Love and Paper Flowers:
The Pin for Profits: Beginners Bundle is a thorough Pinterest Course taught by McKenzie Bean from Mom Makes Cents.
This Pinterest Course for bloggers is a step-by-step guide to using Pinterest strategically to grow your blog or business.
It is a great choice for bloggers who are brand new to using Pinterest for blogging.
This Pinterest Course is bundled into TWO crucial parts of mastering Pinterest for blogging, and they are:
PINTEREST FOR PROFITS : FOUNDATIONS
The Foundations course is a deep-dive into creating a profitable Pinterest strategy. With these 30 lessons, video tutorials, and worksheets you will learn how to…
- Strategically setup your Pinterest account
- Set up Rich Pins
- Optimize your Pinterest profile
- Create Pins with viral potential
- Advanced pinning strategies to get the click!
- Group boards spreadsheet with 570+ group boards!
PIN FOR PROFITS: TAILWIND
This useful course come with 6 video tutorials that walk you through how to create a powerful strategy using the Tailwind scheduler. You will learn how to…
- Schedule pins on Tailwind
- Tailwind Analytics
- Drive traffic with Tailwind Tribes
- Easily recycle your content with the Tailwind Smartloop
The Pinterest Game plan
Get the skills, strategies and tools you need to make Pinterest your main lead and traffic generator for your business. Master the skills it takes to create a profitable Pinterest channel that brings in ideal clients on a consistent basis – whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced pinner.
I just wanted to tell you I officially finished The Pinterest Gameplan™ and it was worth every penny! Your teaching style and ability to communicate are fantastic and easy to understand. You cover every facet and give practical, time saving tips of how to work effectively and efficiently. You provide an easy to follow guide to not only understand Pinterest, but succeed on it and you never fail to answer a question that pops in my mind as you’re covering the material. The beautiful thing is I can also ask any questions in the FB group where you, along with the members, happily chime in to help. I looked at other courses and chose yours. I chose wisely – thank you!
Susan Crites With Sue Crites
Kathryn is beyond amazing! She has coached and mentored me through my business and helped me get started with Pinterest for my business. I’ve used her free checklist, Pinterest Playbook, and am now in her Pinterest course. SHE IS INCREDIBLE! I cannot believe how much I’m learning and how much info is jam-packed into her materials and online-course. It’s well worth the money and Kathryn is an absolute joy to work with. Professional, knowledgeable, and does everything she can to help your business succeed. If you’re looking for help with your Pinterest, she’s the go-to gal!
Morgan De Klerk MDK Services
Both of these courses have great reviews again I don’t think you could go wrong with either one! There are so many Pinterest courses out there that are good. So let’s dive into some reasons why you would choose one over the other.
Reasons Why You Would Choose a Pinterest course over another
Obviously, this one is a biggie. Price is important especially if you are just starting out. Let me just tell you from experience, spend the money and learn. I didn’t grow my business until I started investing in it. There is no amount of research you can do ( in a timely matter) that will give you the amount of information one of these courses would give you. Time is money and you don’t need to be wasting it searching the internet and reading things that aren’t true or proven.
Some are guided videos or ebooks/worksbooks and some are just word docs. Or a mix of a few things. Make sure you get one that teaches in a style you can learn the most from.
Now all of these courses I shared today had the social proof and reviews but how many of these courses really share their Pinterest success or proof?
Are they getting sales or clients from their accounts? Are they making blog income or getting email signups? Whatever their end goal is I kinda want to know what the real results are!
They all have really great sales pages telling you what so and so said after taking the course. But where’s the proof? Ya, so Susy homemaker’s impressions went up a ton but did they stay up? Did they get the leads they wanted?
Not a single one of these “Pinterest gurus” have good results on their own Pinterest accounts (I checked). One of them does and I know that the account is over a few years old so it started when it was newer and group boards actually helped. Again this is just my opinion I am just trying to be transparent here.
There are so many factors that go into a successful Pinterest account. Every single person is going to measure their success differently. For instance, my main goal right now is to book clients for my management packages or coaching ones. I don’t need to sell my ebooks or courses like some of these other gurus to make my money. They are selling you these courses or methods because that’s how they make money. Make sure you ask for proof or find it before you fork over your hard-earned money.
Now if it’s less than a $100 I say you can’t lose. You will definitely get your moneys worth and learn a few things that will help you grow your account.
manual pinning Strategy 2021
Now what is the best Pinterest course after all of this? It depends.
I would need to know what your end goal is and how you plan to make money from Pinterest before I could accurately give you a good recommendation. Hit contact and we can chat!
But all of these courses are good to take but my opinion is manually pinning is not the strategy you should be using to scale your business. Pinterest has said time and time again Tailwind is an approved partner and it’s fine to use them. Use them and concentrate on being consistent and pinning new quality content.
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