Remember That Big Pinterest Update? Tailwind’s Got Your Back

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Remember That Big Pinterest Update? Tailwind’s Got Your Back

Let’s be real, Pinterest gave us a little shake-up last year with that whole Simplified Pin thing. You remember they call all pins that aren’t ads Organic Pins.  That means pins can be graphics, videos, or a combination of both.

“Standard or Idea…hmm, decisions, decisions!” Well, that’s so yesterday’s news. Simplified Pins or Organic Pins (both names are used) are streamlined to make things so much easier.  There is ONE organic pin that gives us the ability to create pins however we want.

And… links are on all pins and you can add all kinds of goodies.  are here to stay, and Tailwind’s swooping in to make them work even harder for you.

Tailwind: Your Pinning Sidekick

Tailwind’s new tool is like having a Pinterest wizard on speed dial! They streamline the whole Simplified Pin process, giving your content that extra bit of magic to catch the eye of potential clients.

Even if Pinterest updates feel a bit overwhelming, Tailwind’s got you covered – they keep things fresh and easy so you can focus on showcasing your amazing services.

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But Why Simplified Pins, Anyway?

Simplify your Pinterest game! With Simplified Pins, there’s just one amazing format to master. That means less time scratching your head and more time getting those creative juices flowing. Pinterest took all the best Pin features and rolled them into one powerhouse package – it’s a win-win for your content strategy.

Not selling products? No worries! Think of Simplified Pins as a way to showcase your expertise, share testimonials, or highlight the amazing results you get for clients. Turn those “ooh, I need that!” moments into leads and bookings.

What This Means for You, My Fabulous Pinner:

Remember when Pinterest streamlined things with Simplified Pins? Tailwind’s making the whole process even smoother with their new tool. Forget fussing over formats – now you can channel all that creative energy into awesome content. Tailwind’s got the techy stuff handled, so you can focus on designing Pins that really stand out and get your services noticed.

With Tailwind’s Simplified Pin tool, pinning becomes a breeze. Unleash your creativity, rock those ideas, and amplify your potential. Those new tools are like a secret weapon, helping you create Pins that seriously pop!


So, fire up Tailwind, unleash your inner Pinning superstar, and get ready to rock those Simplified Pins! ✨. Get your Tailwind forever free plan here!

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Get More Leads, Grow Your Biz: Authentic Pinterest Growth Hacks for Female Service Providers

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Authentic Pinterest Growth Hacks for Female Service Providers

Remember the days when Pinterest was just a pretty board of dream vacations and delicious cakes? Well, wake up and smell the espresso, porque amigas, things have gotten SERIOUSLY exciting over there! Pinterest is a goldmine for savvy business owners like you, a land of endless leads and loyal fans just waiting to be discovered.

But hold on a sec, you say. Organic Pinterest growth? Isn’t that like, climbing Mount Insta in flip-flops? Not to worry, my marketing queens, because Jen Vazquez Media is here to be your sherpa (with a killer outfit and a wicked sense of humor, of course).

Ready to unleash your inner Pinspiration queen and watch your business boom? Buckle up, it’s time for some glitter-powered organic Pinterest tips:

1. Video Vixen: Slay with Captivating Clips

Forget static images, chicas! Video Pins are the Beyoncé of the Pinterest world, strutting their stuff and stealing all the clicks. Whip up short, sassy videos that showcase your expertise, offer juicy tutorials, or just ooze your brand personality. Think cooking demos with a side of sass, behind-the-scenes peeks at your creative process, or inspirational quotes delivered with your signature wink. Remember, it’s all about grabbing attention and making your viewers say, “OMG, I need more of this!”

2. Keyword Queens: Craft Titles that Magnetize

Keywords are your secret weapon, honey. Sprinkle your pin titles and descriptions with search terms your ideal clients are craving. But ditch the robot talk, keep it natural and intriguing. Think headlines that pique curiosity and promise a world of value. Think “From Pinterest Zero to Hero in 7 Easy Steps” or “Unlock Your Inner Instagram Goddess with These Genius Reels Hacks.” You get the picture, boo.

      • Hack 4: Social Butterfly: Do a quick montage of sharing your pins on other social media platforms.
      • Hack 5: Data Decoder: Use a screen recording to show yourself analyzing your Pinterest insights and making adjustments based on the data.
  • Call to Action:
    • End with a strong call to action. Encourage viewers to visit your blog post for more detailed tips and free resources. You could say, “Ready to pin your way to success? Head to the link in bio for my full organic Pinterest guide and freebies! Let’s make your business boom!”

Additional Tips:

  • Use catchy music and upbeat transitions to keep the Reel engaging.
  • Add text overlays to highlight key points from your blog post.
  • Use relevant hashtags to reach a wider audience.
  • Post the Reel to your Instagram and Facebook Reels as well.


  • You could even create a series of Reels, diving deeper into each individual hack from your blog post.

I hope this gives you a good starting point for your Reel! Remember to tailor it to your specific brand voice and style to make it truly your own.

3. Social Butterfly: Spread Your Wings Across Platforms

Pinterest isn’t your only stage, darlings! Share your visual gems on your other social media haunts. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – let them all sing your Pinspiration praises. Cross-promotion amplifies your reach and brings fresh faces to your Pinterest haven. Think of it like throwing a fabulous party and inviting everyone – the more the merrier (and the more leads, natürlich)!

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4. Data Decoder: Analyze Your Path to Pinning Perfection

Knowledge is power, and Pinterest analytics are your secret weapon. Dive into data insights to see which pins reign supreme and which need a makeover. Optimize your strategy based on what resonates with your audience. Learn the language of your pin performance and watch your click-through rates soar like a disco ball on overdrive. Remember, data is your BFF, not your frenemy. Embrace it, understand it, and use it to conquer the Pinterest universe!

Bonus Tip: Freebie Fiesta!

Speaking of conquering, did I mention my EPIC Pinterest Resources freebie library? Over at, you’ll find checklists, templates, and guides galore to take your Pinterest game from zero to hero.

So, there you have it, queens! With these organic Pinterest tips and a healthy dose of your fabulous energy, you’re ready to turn your pinboards into lead-generating empires. Remember, it’s about being strategic, creative, and having a blast while you do it. So put on your best business crowns, grab your virtual megaphones, and let’s paint the Pinterest world with your unique magic!

And don’t forget, your friendly neighborhood marketing cheerleader is always here to cheer you on. Go get ’em, queens!

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Unlock the Potential of Idea Pins on Pinterest for Your Service-Based Business: Top 7 Strategies for 2023

Unlock the Potential of Idea Pins on Pinterest for Your Service-Based Business 7 Strategies in 2023

Get ready to skyrocket your Pinterest game in 2023!

Pinterest sent an email to creators ending the Pinterest Creator Rewards program at the end of November 2022.  In that email, the “bright spot” was they said links are coming to Idea Pins. It’s something that all Pinterest creators (not just those in the Creator Rewards program wanted), so now we are all waiting on bated breath.

In the meantime, it’s prudent that we improve our idea pin game.  On Pinterest Idea Pins are what Reels are to Instagram.  They tend to get seen the most and they can provide amazing engagement if used correctly!

Email sent by Pinterest about the Creator Rewards ending and Idea Pins Getting links

What Are Idea Pins and Why Use Them?

In case you are in the dark,  basically, you can think of Idea Pins as a cross between Instagram Stories and Reels. They allow you to showcase an idea from start to finish by uploading multiple slides of images and/or video. Unlike Instagram stories, Pinterest Idea Pins remain on your profile permanently (they will drive traffic for months and months once Pinterest releases them).

The reason you should use idea pins besides how much they are seen in your feed is that you’ll find great success using all types of pins rather than just standard pins alone AND now that idea pins will have links very soon, they will also be effective at driving traffic since they have the most engagement.  

Consider also that Pinterest values them so much, they created a ‘Watch’ page in their mobile app to encourage people to scroll endlessly as we do on TikTok + Instagram.

Unlock the Potential of Idea Pins on Pinterest for Your Service-Based Business 7 Strategies in 2023

Share the Complete Picture

When creating idea pins, make sure to include all the relevant details and information to give your followers a clear understanding of the idea and how they can make it happen. The more complete and informative your Idea Pin is, the more likely your followers are to be inspired and take action on your idea.

By using an idea pin to guide users from inspiration to action, you can increase engagement and provide some trust in that know, like trust marketing process.

Make A Splash With Video

Using video on your idea pins on Pinterest can be a powerful way to grab the attention of users and stand out in the feed. According to Pinterest, videos on the platform can drive up to 2.6x more engagement, so starting with a video on the first page of your idea pin can be a great way to increase visibility and engagement. 

PRO TIP: Whenever Pinterest tells us something…. we should listen!

Also, Ensure that you use the Pinterest app on your cell phone as there are more options that desktop doesn’t have.

It’s All About The Details

When creating a video for your idea pin, make sure that it is high-quality and visually appealing. Take the video or photo in a well-lit room or if you are using branding images, ensure that you use a hi-resolution version of the image (about 1200 on the long edge is great).

Some ideas for idea pins are

  • Behind the scenes videos:  Share videos of you doing what you do! As an example, if you’re a photographer a video of you photographing someone.  If you are a coach, you working with something on the computer service your services.  
  • How-to-videos:  like 5 steps to or sharing tips
  • low-energy type of videos: These are my favorites!  Creating short videos doing things like making a face, pointing, looking up and down on the side, etc., with text on top.

Some details to ensure that you use is text on the first slide (which should be a video). Text on the first slide should be keywords because this is a searchable area.  

Also, add music, sound effects, stickers, etc.  Pinterest loves when we use all the bells and whistles.

Don’t forget to use a call to action!  You can find 80 calls to action for Pinterest in my free resources (see the link below)

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Speak to your peeps

One of the key elements of a successful Pinterest strategy is creating content (speaking to) your ideal client.  In other words, pretend you’re talking to a friend.  It will come across as authentic and relatable 

Also consider providing this targeted content to help your ideal client have a transformation in their business.

You can also create inspiring content and cheeky or funny content that would really appeal to your ideal client.  

Definitely avoid being overly promotional and salesy. While it’s important to include calls-to-action in your pins, too much emphasis on pushing your paid services can come across as inauthentic and may turn off potential customers. 

Instead, focus on providing valuable information and inspiration while including CTA’s like lead magnets or any other type of free content.  

Think about it – how often have you scrolled on Pinterest and purchased a 1k coaching program with a perfect stranger.  I’m sure you found them, stalked them, signed up for a free class, and then decided to work with them.

By focusing on building trust that you’re providing valuable educational content while being authentic and avoiding hard-selling tactics, you can increase organic reach on your Pinterest account and gain more engaged followers (as well as clients in the future).

DIY Your Way To Success

When creating idea pins, create visually appealing and engaging pins that would stop you from scrolling on Pinterest.  Try using photos and videos that you’ve taken even on your cell phone.  Or use a stock photo/video membership. I  love Social Squares as they are perfectly on brand for me bright light and full of thousands of options.  Social Squares is an amazing stock photo and video membership and I’ve got a link to check that out below.

You can also use free stock images like Pixel or Canva, but I’m sure you (like myself) have seen the same image on Pinterest multiple times and I wouldn’t describe them as scroll-stopping.  

I can’t forget to remind you to use text overlay to enhance the visual appeal and make the information easier to read and understand.

Also, don’t forget to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and features on Pinterest. This can help you stay ahead of the curve and make the most of the platform’s capabilities to drive more traffic and engagement to your website.

Quality Control

To ensure that your pins look their best, it’s important to perform a quick quality check before publishing. This includes checking the edges of your pins to make sure that they’re properly aligned and that nothing important is cut off. Additionally, it’s important to make sure that any text overlay is within the safe zone so that they’re fully visible and easy to read.

By regularly checking the quality of your pins and making sure that they’re properly aligned and free of errors, you can ensure that they look professional and that they’re more likely to be saved and shared by others.

Unlock the Potential of Idea Pins on Pinterest for Your Service-Based Business 7 Strategies in 2023

Repurpose, Repurpose, Repurpose

Repurposing is something I’m passionate about as a mom of four adults (and 4 grandbabies) plus running two businesses, I don’t have time.  My clients tend to be the same, ultra-busy female service-based entrepreneurs who want to work smarter, not harder.  

For both of those reasons, I have gotten militant in finding the most efficient workflow that is the most effective for marketing.  Repurposing is the key to that workflow.

Whenever you create a short-form video, you should be using it on all social media platforms.  To optimize that short-form video on each platform, ensure that you include text over the video by using keywords to let the viewer know what they are going to see or learn. Just like Pinterest, the other platforms use that text to know who to serve up your content to.

Also, change the caption to be platform specific.  For instance, you don’t want to have “the link’s in my bio” on TikTok right? So adjust the text for the specific platform.


I hope that I encouraged you to start using idea pins in a rotation of pins that you use on Pinterest weekly.  You’ll find success by sharing the complete picture, making a splash with video, paying attention to the details, speaking to your peeps, DIYing your way to success, performing quality control, and repurposing to save time!

As always, go out there and take action on what you learned here today because just getting educated is only half the picture – to succeed in business it’s about taking action and applying what you learned. If you’d like some help, let me know!

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