Looking for information about Tailwind Tribes? Here’s a breakdown of Tailwind, their Tribes feature, and a list of great Tribes just for health & fitness bloggers!
When you enter the blogging world, nothing can seem more important than driving traffic to your site. After all, what’s the point of having a website that know one looks at?
Having a blog and having a successful blog are two very different things – and there are many factors associated with your success. Bloggers have varying definitions of success, but ultimately, we can all agree that the more people looking at your blog, the better.
But it can be tough!
No matter what kind of blogger you are, it can feel like a daunting task to learn how to help people discover your site. (And helping them find you and keep coming back is another story.) Trust me, I know this struggle very well. I started my first blog over three years ago and spent the better part of the last two years figuring out how to see “success.”
To give you an idea of what my background in blogging is, know that I have owned over 15 domain names in the last few years. Needless to say, I have a lot of trial-and-error under my belt.
I have dabbled in many niches and seen success (steadily growing income and page views). My biggest downfall has been inconsistency, otherwise I’d probably be making 5 figures by now.
Anyway, earlier this year, I finally decided that I needed to buckle down and commit to one niche and one blog. It’s focus needed to cross-over into my real-life goals and offer me flexibility, so I decided on Ironwild Fitness.
How I’ve Been Growing This Blog
When I started Ironwild Fitness, I immediately started implementing growth strategies I’d successfully used to grow my last blog to 30,000 page views and about $900/month in income (and growing) in just three short months.
When I got started, I found that the blogging landscape had changed a little since my last blog was up and running. But one thing was still true: Pinterest is where it’s at.
Because of that, I’m about to tell you about one of just a few tools that I can back 100% when it comes to blogging. I believe it in all the way, as I’ve seen the results from it over and over. It’s worth every penny (there is a free trial). That tool is Tailwind.
What is Tailwind?
Tailwind is a social media scheduler for Pinterest and Instagram. It’s a big time saver for people using either platform for marketing purposes. (If you’re not using them, you’re missing out!) I primarily use Tailwind for Pinterest since it has historically sent me a ton of traffic, but I just started using Tailwind for Insta and I’m loving it so far. However, since I’ve been using Pinterest in combination with Tailwind for 2+ years now, I’m going to focus on that for now.
How It Works
Since you need to be really active on Pinterest in order to keep your Pins visible to followers, it’s important to repin your own content regularly. On top of that, it’s important that you pin other content so that you remain in favor with Pinterest’s algorithms and don’t get marked as a spammer. But that can get really time consuming, especially when you have a lot of content to share with the world. I repin my own content 50+ times per day and probably pin other people’s things just as much. Not only that, I do it throughout the day so that I don’t overwhelm my followers and keep my pins visible during different traffic/activity surges.
As you can imagine, that’s a lot of time that I’d need to spend on Pinterest…if it weren’t for Tailwind.
Instead, I can bulk schedule pins from my own website as well as other bloggers’ pins using Tailwind’s “Board Lists” feature. It’s pretty “set and forget,” and you’ll find that your traffic starts to grow once you slowly increase your activity. I currently have over 2000 Pins scheduled to be pinned for me over the next several weeks. (This is so helpful considering there will be a new baby in my house in the next two months!)
Super Cool Features
Tailwind will also tell you how your Pinterest account is performing over time, including what your most popular boards and Pins are. It will tell you how many followers you’re gaining daily and help you capitalize on various trends happening across your account. For serious Pinterest and blog growth, that can be super important.
<<You can use Tailwind for free for one month using my link. Sign up here.>>
What are Tailwind Tribes?
In my opinion one of the best new Tailwind features (besides analytics and boards lists) is the Tribes feature. It’s relatively new and I’m happy to say I was a participant from the very beginning during their testing phase. It’s a unique way for bloggers to support one another by scheduling each other’s pins. You can increase your reach to go WAY beyond your own followers. That’s because if another blogger pins something of yours from a tribe, you’ll be reaching all of their followers too.
Tailwind Tribes are important because you can support other people in your niche, rather than random big companies or unreliable sources. You’re more likely to find like-minded people to connect with and you’re more likely to have your Pins visible to relevant audiences. Since you need to engage with other Pinners anyway, it’s really the best way to go.
How to Join Tailwind Tribes
You can create your own Tailwind Tribes, but to get the most out of Tailwind, you should find other tribes to contribute to. (I only suggest creating your own Tribes if you’re going to commit to using Tailwind long-term, which I encourage.)
There are two major ways to find & join Tailwind Tribes:
- Search for open Tribe invites on Pinterest or Google. You’ll likely be sent to a blog with a list of invitation links. This can be hit or miss because Tribes have changed and been updated since leaving the testing phase. But it still works.
- Search for Tribes within Tailwind. I recommend this option because it will help you join Tribes wisely. That’s because Tailwind offers insight regarding each Tribe’s activity, rules, and members.
Here’s how to find Tribes within Tailwind, assuming you’re all signed up for your free month:
- Sign in to Tailwind and hover over your menu on the left-hand side.
- Click the “Find a Tribe” tab.
- Search for a Tribe based on keywords or pick a category to explore.
- Select a Tribe to join based on activity, number of members, relevancy, etc. Note: Some Tribes allow you to join immediately, others ask you to request an invite.
Tailwind Tribes You’re Invited to Join Now
I have three Tribes of my own up and running right now. The first Tribe has grown so much that the rules are more strict than the others, but just look at the potential you have here.
Other Tribes to check out (search in Tailwind):
- Fitness Gurus
- Fitness Mom Tribe
- Fitness Tribe
- Gettin’ Healthy & Happy
- Healthy Blog Posts
- Healthy Living
- Positive, Fit, & Healthy
Have you hopped on the Tailwind bandwagon yet? Let me know if you have questions below!