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 3-5 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.
Related Reading: 10 Free Stock Photos for Entrepreneurs
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.
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:
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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