How to make a quick and easy Pinterest video by Curly Carrot

You can now upload videos as Pins!

Pinterest video has previously been available but only if you paid to play and promoted the video Pins. Pinterest UK has recently been updated and video can now be part of your Pinning planning. We are going to show you a simple and easy way to make beautiful, effective video Pins!

First though, let’s talk about why video needs to be part of your online marketing strategy and something you really can’t avoid or ignore.

Why Video Marketing is important

  • * Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video compared to 10% when reading it in text.
  • In 2019 internet video traffic will account for 80% of all consumer internet traffic.
  • Businesses using video marketing grow revenue 40% faster than non-video users.
  • Video can increase landing page conversions (people to click through to the product page or blogpost you want them to land on) by 80% or more.
  • Social video generates 1200% more shares than texts and images combined.


What types of Pinterest videos work well?

Recipe ‘how-tos.’ Quick and easy as seen on Instagram stories and Facebook. Craft or DIY videos on how to make something inspire people to be creative. Think about how your video can inspire your audience to take action.

The goal with a Pinterest video is to show your content in a different format that hooks in the user.

How to make a perfect Pinterest video

  • Keep it simple: Don’t make it too complicated.
  • Keep it short: under one minute,  30 seconds works really well.
  • Not too wordy: Don’t make people read too much.
  • Pinterest is a visual platform. Pinterest accounts have their own individual style and branding stick with this and look at tweaking your style for each video
  • Stay focussed: Showcase one idea and subject for each video.
  • Add music to hold attention – for royalty free music try soundstripe
  • Include a call to action at the end of your videos. This could be to receive a special offer, come to an event or subscribe to an email list.

note: you can’t use Tailwind to schedule Pinterest videos but it’s in the pipeline! 

How to create a Pinterest video using apps.

STEP 1  – Use CANVA to create several slides for your video. Use the Pinterest Graphic template to ensure you make the optimum size.

STEP 2 – Add images, text overlay and your logo. We created 7 slides for our video

How to make a Pinterest Video

STEP 3 – Download the image slides as animations (MP4/GIF)

How to make a an easy Pinterest video with Canva

STEP 4 Download directly to your mobile from the CANVA phone app or if you’ve made the slides on your computer then add them to Dropbox and then download to your phone from there.

STEP 5 – Now put your slides together to make your finished video using the app Enlight Videoleap Video Editor  ‘Mix videos and images together to create double exposures and artistic looks, and use layer-based editing to add videos, special effects, text and images for stunning, share-worthy results.’ This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices. – download here 

STEP 6 – Go to the ‘+’ icon top right, then ‘Create Pin’ to add your video.


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