Boost Blogging Productivity With Pinterest Pin Templates
Hands up if you’re tired of designing new Pinterest pins! I was right there with you. Until I started using Pinterest pin templates every day. And today I’m going to show you how to save time with Pinterest pin templates.
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First, let me start off by saying YES, Pinterest wants NEW pins. And lots of them. Gone are the days of repinning the same pin to various boards. (Although, that could change. Who knows what Pinterest will throw at us next!)
After a recent algorithm change, Pinterest wants us content creators pinning less repins (copies of old, successful pins) and more fresh, unique pins. More new content as well.
Pinterest has come right out and said:
“Pinterest encourages creators to publish new, original content on a regular basis as the best way to build an audience on Pinterest. We encourage new publishing over Saving others’ or your own already pinned content.
Pinners come to our platform to find new ideas and as we continue to update our service, we’ll prioritize new, original content published by creators over Saves.”
In other words, Pinterest is giving more exposure to new pins than repins and third-party pins.
BUT Pinterest isn’t super fussy about what counts as a brand new pin. You really can just make very subtle changes to a design and upload it with the same URL for it to be considered a new pin image.
Check out the example below:
Similar. But these still count as different pins in Pinterest’s eyes. I simply flipped the photo and changed the font color. Simple.
Please don’t feel that you need to be spending countless hours on pin design. A couple tweaks here and there are all that’s needed.
Pin Design Shouldn’t Be So Hard
We all want our pins to be fun, eye-catching, and totally different every time. But seriously, no one has time for that. To maintain my Pinterest traffic, I’m currently putting out 1-2 new pins every day.
Side note: how many pins YOU need to put out a day will be different for every account. There is no magic number. You’ll need to experiment to see what works for you.
I’m hearing a lot of bloggers are fed up and abandoning Pinterest because they can’t keep up with the constant need to churn out new pins.
As someone who sees a large chunk of traffic coming from Pinterest, this makes me so sad to see people missing out.
It doesn’t have to be AS time-consuming as you may think! Check out the visual below to see how to turn 1 Pinterest Pin Template into 10 NEW pins.
You can see how simple it can be to design pins in bulk so you have a stash of them ready for pinning when you need them.
(P.S. Here’s what I use to stash all those pins to keep my computer running at top speed.)
Here’s another example of how to save time with Pinterest pin templates. I bought this gorgeous pin template, replaced the supplied title, stock photo, and URL at the bottom with my own info. Done.
I made the second one in about 10 seconds by JUST changing the photo. And I will continue to do this over and over again until this awesome pin design stops bringing traffic to this post.
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But What About Branding?
Templates can seem great but many often wonder how to stick with your brand fonts/colours without completely changing and therefore eliminating the point of using pre-designed templates, to begin with!
Please don’t stress too much about branding your pins.
Since I started using templates, I ditched my old branding. It was scary at first but man, I can’t tell you how FREEING it was and has continued to be!
I used to struggle to stick to my usual fonts and colours. This often led to huge frustration trying to find stock photos that complimented my brand colours.
Or trying to make my fonts work for certain words in my post title. I often found myself regretting some of the choices I made when I started my blog.
When I started using pin templates I loosened up and decided to let go of a lot of my common styling.
And guess what? My Pinterest traffic has gone up. My email list has grown. My followers have increased. Basically, nothing bad happened.
Don’t let branding hold you back from trying templates. You can also change the template colours to match your branding.
Where to Get Pin Templates
See how quick designing new pins can be? Okay so now you’re wondering where to get good templates, right?
I personally have a monthly pin template membership. Yep! That service exists and I love it! I get 10 new pins delivered right to my inbox. Sound good? It is! It’s called Pinteresting Pins on Autopilot. Check it out.
You can actually test drive the pin templates for free HERE.
OR if you’re still not convinced templates are for you, I’m currently offering my own collection of 5 Pinterest Pin Templates for FREE!
All fonts, elements, and photos are available on the free version of Canva. No need for the Pro (paid) version. Here’s a preview of what you’ll get:
Don’t they just scream CLICK ME?
You can grab yours here:
> 5 Free Pinterest Pin Templates for Canva <
I hope this info has given you insight into how you can save time with Pinterest pin templates. Don’t give up on Pinterest marketing just yet!
At least give templates a try and see how they simplify and speed up pin design creation! Templates have been a real lifesaver for me and I hope they will be for you too!
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31 thoughts on “Save Time with Pinterest Pin Templates”
I am soooo going to investigate and re-read this article some more – it’s a definite pain point for me
I think Pinterest pin creation is a pain point for many bloggers. You can also grab my free templates from the sidebar of my site 🙂 I hope this helps. Thanks for the comment Lisa!
Brilliant tips. Pinterest is easily one of my weaknesses, so this helps a lot. Thanks, Karen.
Thanks Scott. I hope this helps to speed up your Pin creation!
This is such a great idea. I always struggle with this but this gives me some ideas on how to keep churning out pins.
I’m glad you found some helpful tips on creating Pinterest pins more quickly, Greg!
I already spend so much time creating my IG, that I have no creative energy left for Pinterest. So will definitely look into using templates to help up my Pinterest game! Thank so much
Created eye catching designs for all our different blogging platforms is exhausting! Templates can really help speed things up. Thanks for the comment Oliver!
Yes! I was looking for something like this to read! I hate making pins and didn’t realize it could be so simple!!
So happy to hear you found it helpful 🙂 Pin templates make life so much easier!
That is an important post to succeed on Pinterest. I have not been steady with pins but I guess I will do better now.
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Pin Templates are such an easy way to be more consistent with pinning. You can try my 5 Pinterest pin templates for free if you want to give them a go. They are on the sidebar of my site 🙂
I bought your pin templates and I love them! I’m just not good with coming up with designs on my own and can hardly ever replicate the pins I like on Pinterest or rather design my own from that inspiration I should say. Thank you for making things easy. People love my pins more!
I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying the pin templates, Heather! Thanks so much 🙂
I’ve only just started to create pins, but I agree that it’s tedious. I will definitely use your tricks. I admit, I never thought of just flipping something to change a pin! Also pinning this!
I’m glad you found a helpful new tip for creating Pinterest pins quickly!
I definitely agree with you on branding for Pinterest. I was struggling so much with fonts, sizes, and colors for each pin. It was taking so much time which turns out it doesn’t matter so much to Pinterest. Templates are such a time saver. Thanks for sharing!
Ugh! Right? I cringe when I think of all the time I wasted trying to design pins that stuck to my original branding. Pinterest doesn’t care. It’s all about standing out amongst other pins enough to make people stop scrolling. It’s been so freeing to design with THAT in mind instead!
Are you posting these similar but different pins on the same board?
Right now I DO pin the similar ones to the same board…but not back to back. Here’s an example. Let’s say I have a URL that is relevant to 3 different boards. I would pin one pin to board “A” and a week later pin a similar pin to board “B” and a week later pin a similar pin to board “C”. Then start again with a similar pin to board “A” again. Spreading them out like that seems to be working for me and I’m avoiding being flagged for spam. I can create pins in bulk, in a short amount of time, and know that I have a bunch waiting for me when I need them. I also have a lot of templates, so I like to mix it up and see what designs get the most attention. I hope this makes sense.
It does make sense. Thanks so much! This is a huge help.
Thank you for your this great article! Making pins has definitely been a time consuming affair. I really like the tips on the possible changes that would count as a different pin (flipping, new photo, new style etc). That’s interesting!
You’re so welcome! So, Pinterest can definitely tell when you repin the exact same image. And they really don’t want us doing that. But as of right now, they are not counting these pins with slight adjustments as a repin. So I’m going to keep tweaking my pins until I hear otherwise. If you have a pin that’s doing well, I highly suggest starting there. Take that pin design that is getting people’s attention and make a slight adjustment to it 🙂
Those pin templates are gorgeous! Creating pins from scratch can be so time-consuming, so templates really are the best way to go. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Miranda! Pin templates have been a total game changer for me!
Pinterest is a little difficult to attend to . I prefer Instagram . However , I still use pins. These are great suggestions. I will try to brand more on Pinterest.
Pinterest is definitely a tricky platform. It’s my number 1 source of traffic though, so for me the effort is totally worth it 🙂
Great advice! I love your pins! I struggle with creating pins because I’m never sure how many I should make. This definitely helps. Thanks!
Aww thank you Krista 🙂 So glad you found it helpful!
I’m rather late to Pinterest and I was looking for some inspiration. Thank you for these great ideas which I’ll be putting to use.xxx
I’m so glad this gives you some Pinterest help! Click around the blog if you need more inspiration. I’ve got lots of other Pinterest related articles 🙂