Quickly create multiple Pinterest pins for new blog posts in PicMonkey and Canva. Pinterest tips for bloggers!

How to Quickly Create Multiple Pinterest Pins: PicMonkey & Canva Tutorials

As a full-time blogger, Pinterest takes up a pretty sizeable chunk of my time each week (it helps that I love it, but still).

Not to mention, I now create multiple Pinterest images for EVERY new blog post, because it’s always a good idea to A/B test (or A/B/C/D test) your pins to know which one(s) your audience will like the best.

But I knew I couldn’t spend ALL my time on Pinterest because, well, my blog posts weren’t gonna write themselves (among the million other things I do around here). So, in recent months, I set out to learn some new tricks to simplify my Pinterest image creation process and speed up my workflow.

The result?

Okay, I still spend quite a bit of time on Pinterest, but it now takes me a mere 15-20 minutes to create 3-4 beautiful new Pinterest pins for every blog post.

So, if I’m publishing 3 new blog posts each week, I’ll likely spend an hour MAX on creating Pinterest graphics.

Some of you will still probably scoff at this amount of time, but as you’ll see in the following videos, I’m prettttty darn meticulous when it comes to the details, so while I could bang ’em out even faster if I really tried, I take a lot of pride in my work and want things to be just right.

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Why create multiple Pinterest pins for each blog post, you ask?  Well, I go into this in more detail in the videos, but the reason is actually pretty simple: because I have no way of knowing ahead of time what Pinterest users will respond to the best.

Testing multiple designs gives at least ONE of them a good chance of performing well (and I always follow a few basic rules that I already know to work, like large, easy-to-read fonts and tall pins–but more on that in the videos).Quickly create multiple Pinterest pins for new blog posts in PicMonkey and Canva. Pinterest tips for bloggers!

So, without further ado, please enjoy the following Pinterest pin tutorials.  I’ve created one for each of the most popular online design programs, PicMonkey and Canva (I use both, but prefer the paid version of PicMonkey).

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How to Quickly Create Multiple Pinterest Pins with PicMonkey

How to Quickly Create Multiple Pinterest Pins with Canva

I hope you enjoyed these PicMonkey and Canva tutorials for creating Pinterest images! Still have questions? Leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.

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  • Reply stephanie April 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Great article! Thanks for making these videos. It was so helpful.
    I just started making pins and struggled with it, this helped me a lot.

  • Reply Sarah Peterson April 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks for these tutorials! I’ve also recently discovered some great Pinterest layouts on easil.com seems to work similar to Canva but I like the pro layouts a bit more. Yet to try pro/paid picmonkey! Thanks again

  • Reply Steph April 18, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Thankyou for this! Actually I’d been wondering lately whether to get the paid version of Picmonkey and I think you’ve just sold it.

    Two questions about Picmonkey though – once you’ve made a pin, is it easy to change the size/orientation of the image to adapt it for FB or Twitter? And can you copy paste between files easily? Two things you don’t get in the free version of Canva.

    That sucks about your hard drive! What do you use for backup these days?

    • Reply Leah Davis April 18, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Unfortunately, PicMonkey does not save modifiable drafts of your designs in the same way that Canva does, so I can’t think of any good way to copy and paste design elements between files or easily change the orientation for a different platform, or even edit your design once you close out the window. So there are definitely some advantages to using Canva, hence why I use them both!

      I have a new external hard drive now–a bigger, better, sturdier one! But I never did recover the files that were on the old one, which was a bummer 🙁

  • Reply Neil April 27, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Hi Leah, I found you through the Pinterest side hack post, nice work. Over the years I’ve done a lot with blogging, starting in 2006 when I moved to Japan. Biggest mistake I made was blogging under my own name, when I left in 2009 I had a massively successful blog, if only I’d named it more appropriately I could have sold it. Not to worry.

    I’ve now turned my hat to e-commerce. I have many sites all within the one niche. I also have a lot of domains I redirect …. the best would be http://www.pinterest.com.au … I bought it in 2009 and have redirected it to the .com since.

    I wonder though, how can I make an earn from this? When I had it redirecting to my own Pinterest account I was inundated daily with emails from people thinking they were logging into the .com site. It gets a LOT of daily type in traffic.

    If you have any suggestions on how to monetise I’m all ears. I’ve been offered 5 figures several times, as late as this week., but I’m not looking to sell … I would lease it out though.

    • Reply Leah Davis April 30, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Hey Neil! That’s quite an interesting position you’ve got yourself in! I’m not sure I have the answer for you though. Might be worth reaching out to a business coach? Anyway, best of luck to you, I hope you can work something out 🙂

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