If you’re looking for a lucrative work from home side hustle, then becoming a Pinterest virtual assistant is the way to go.
With shopping being a top priority for 48% of Pinterest users, it’s no wonder bloggers and businesses are flocking to Pinterest to market their goods and services.
That’s where you come in!
See, as more and more businesses set up on Pinterest, the demand for Pinterest VA’s has also skyrocketed along with it.
When I started my online business 12 years ago, Pinterest didn’t even exist!
Thankfully, I now use Pinterest for business marketing and love it. I personally leverage the platform to make money selling my digital courses, as well as earn commissions with affiliate programs I promote.
Keep reading if you want to learn:
1. What's a Pinterest Virtual Assistant Do
2. How Much do Pinterest VA's Make
3. How to Become a Pinterest Expert in 30 days
4. How to Promote Your Services
5. How to Land Your First Client
6. How to Continuously Attract New Clients
If you prefer to skip right over to the full step-by-step course, then check out the Pinterest VA Today course.
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- What's a Pinterest Virtual Assistant Do
- How Much do Pinterest VA’s Make
- Become a Pinterest Expert in 30 Days
- How to Promote Your Services
- How to Land Your First Client
- How to Continuously Attract New Clients
- Now it’s Your Turn
What's a Pinterest Virtual Assistant Do
A Pinterest virtual assistant is someone that helps a client start, manage and grow their brand on the Pinterest platform.
Business owners in general are too busy to take on the day to day tasks of managing their social media accounts, which means opportunity for you!
As a Pinterest VA you would help clients with things such as:
Design Pinterest Pins
One of the more popular Pinterest design tools out there is Canva. With a free Canva account, you can create eye catching designs that help drive higher click thru rates to a pin. Upgrade to a Canva Pro or Canva for Business account and you’ll have access to tons of premium templates as well as other great functionality tools.
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Write Pinterest SEO Pin Descriptions
Pinterest SEO is one of the most important aspects of growing a business on Pinterest. Similar to Google, Pinterest has its own internal guided search tool. This search feature uses keyword terms entered by a Pinterest user to pull relevant pins to the search terms. This is how your pins get found on Pinterest.
Using a Pinterest Scheduling tool such as Tailwind will help you save tons of time! The more clients you begin to take on, the more time consuming it will become to pin on Pinterest. If you plan to enjoy the money you make as a Pinterest virtual assistant, then definitely make sure to use Tailwind.
Join Relevant Group Boards
Up until recently, finding and joining relevant group boards was a near necessity for growing on Pinterest. Now, many of us in the Pinterest Business community are noticing a drop in re-pins and blog traffic from Group boards. The verdict is still out. So for now, helping your client collaborate on groups boards remains on the agenda!
All these important tasks help drive traffic and sales to your clients.
How Much do Pinterest VA’s Make
This is really a broad question, and the simple answer is it depends on your level of expertise. If you’re just starting out, then you can expect to earn on the lower end of the spectrum of $15 per hour.
But if you have a proven track record of growing your own Pinterest account or that of someone else, then you can expect more along the lines of $25 – $50/hr. Now remember, these numbers are not set in stone.
Many businesses are willing to pay you a premium price for your Pinterest marketing expertise, especially if you can provide them with demonstrated results.
And it’s not actually hard to get these results once you become familiar with the Pinterest platform.
So first off, you need to learn the in’s and out’s of how to use Pinterest for Business Marketing in order to get results for your clients. You can do this in one of two ways.
There’s the free way and then there are online courses.
Become a Pinterest Expert in 30 Days
If you want to learn the free way, then there are tons of free videos on YouTube that teach you various aspects related to Pinterest Marketing.
Here are some of my Pinterest for Business Marketing Videos:
Create Pinterest Video Pins Tutorial
How to Get Pinterest Followers FAST
5 Steps to Get More Clicks on Pinterest
7 Pinterest Marketing Mistakes to Avoid
You can also start your very own Pinterest account (which you probably should anyway if you plan on offering Pinterest VA services!), and test out the platform for yourself.
Try out some of the strategies you learned from various videos you watched on YouTube, and spend a few months building and growing your Pinterest account.
But if you don’t have a few months to spare, then there is a faster path to making money as a Pinterest virtual assistant.
Pinterest Virtual Assistant Course
It’s no secret that taking a step-by-step online course will help you accelerate your learning and results.
If you find yourself interested in going that route, then the Pinterest VA Today course will show you the ropes to becoming a Pinterest expert in 30 days or less.
Here’s just some of what you’ll have access to inside the course:
- Lifetime Access to Program Material + Updates
- Instant Access to Pinterest VA Community
- Pinterest VA and client contract
- Client Leads to help you get started!
- Private training with Tailwind
- Client Onboarding Workbook
- Client Analytics Template
- Promoted Pins Training
- Pinterest VA Invoice Templates….and more!
See the entire Pinterest VA Course Program here.
How to Promote Your Services
Once you’ve learned Pinterest Marketing, next you’ll want to create a sales page that tells business owners the services you offer, and how much each costs.
Learn for FREE How to Write a High Converting Sales Letter Here!
If you’re just getting started as a Pinterest VA, you can start by offering only services you are most knowledgeable in now. As you grow your Pinterest knowledge base, you can begin to expand your services.
Now you must be thinking….
“But who’s going to hire someone completely brand new with no testimonials to speak of?”
That would be a hard sell! Here’s how to easily get around that.
Related Article: How to Promote Yourself to Being a Highly Sought After Pinterest Manager
How to Land Your First Client
The strategy I’m about to share with you below, I learned through one of my many millionaire mentors over the years.
When I first met him 5 years ago, he was just eclipsing $1 million dollars in his online business (he teaches people how to sell wildly profitable online courses).
Today, he has sold over $10 Million dollars worth of his online course.
This strategy is GOLD and has worked well for me and hundreds of other entrepreneurs looking to sell anything to anyone!
It may sound counterintuitive at first, but stick with me here.
For your first client (and a couple more after that), you want to offer your new services for free or at a massively discounted rate. Either offer will get any business owner jumping at the opportunity to work with you.
But here’s the caveat. You do this in exchange for a testimonial from them.
That’s because testimonials on your sales page will not only land you more clients, but will also allow you to increase your prices over time. Do this upfront work now, and watch more clients book your services at an exponential rate with the more testimonials you get.
So where do you find your first few clients to get these testimonials?
In Niche Facebook Groups.
Many of the business owners looking for Pinterest VA’s are hanging around in Pinterest Marketing Groups. They may be learning the ropes of how to do their own Pinterest marketing, and once they see how much work it involves, they usually look for a VA to help them out.
Stay active in these niche FB groups, and be as helpful as you can. You’ll soon build your presence in the group and people will get to know you as the go to person for Pinterest VA Marketing help.
Now let’s say you’re really starting to kick butt with your new Pinterest VA services, and you no longer have the time to spend in FB Groups looking for new clients. Instead, you want these clients to come find you.
Well, most of your new potential clients are already searching for you. They are doing this by reading helpful blog articles and watching YouTube videos related to Pinterest Marketing.
So if you want to get more clients, there are a couple of things you can do.
How to Continuously Attract New Clients
Start a Blog sharing tips on how to use Pinterest for business marketing, and advertise your services within the blog post. Remember, business owners are interested in saving time. They would prefer to hire out this work as opposed to doing it themselves.
So share your knowledge freely! This will help prospective clients get a good idea of how thorough your knowledge is in Pinterest marketing.
And if you incorporate proper SEO strategies in your blogging, you’ll be able to drive free Google traffic to your website.
But best of all, you can use your newly acquired Pinterest Marketing skills to pin your blog posts on Pinterest to drive more traffic and sales to your Pinterest VA services!
Start a YouTube Channel to attract new clients via Pinterest video tutorials. While some people prefer to consume information via blogs, there are others that prefer video consumption.
Dedicate an entire channel to discussing everything Pinterest Marketing, and clients will easily come to find you on your little corner of the internet.
Now it’s Your Turn
Ready to take massive action to become a paid Pinterest virtual assistant in the next 30 days? Take the Pinterest VA Today course to accelerate your results!
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