You’ve probably heard all the buzz about Pinterest VA being in high demand, but wondering exactly how to become a Pinterest VA? How much does a Pinterest VA make? and where do you even start to become a Pinterest VA?…
I got just the answers for you.
But before we get into it, let’s first take a look at some interesting facts about Pinterest.
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- Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing social medial platforms.
- In fact, Pinterest primarily serves as a visual search engine rather than a social hangout.
- There are over 335 million monthly active users on Pinterest.
- 97% of Pinterest users reported that they use Pinterest to plan for a future purchase.
Capturing these users is a huge opportunity for businesses!
…which is why, small to medium businesses are willing to invest in growing their reach on the Pinterest platform. And a Pinterest VA will help them to do exactly that.
What is a Pinterest VA (Virtual Assistant)
A Pinterest VA is a specialised virtual assistant that helps clients to grow their reach on the Pinterest platform.
What does a Pinterest VA do?
A Pinterest VA can offer a variety of services to the clients.
Their services include:
- Setting up Pinterest business profile
- Pin creation
- Scheduling pins on a customised schedule
- Audit exciting Pinterest account
- Devise a growth strategy on Pinterest
- Applying for group boards
- Setting up group boards
- Create promoted pin campaigns
- Track and report the results on a regular basis
The best part is, you don’t have to be an expert in all of these services. Depending on what you are good at and your strengths, you can pick the services to offer the clients.
How much does a Pinterest VA make?
In general, the more specialised VA, the higher rate you can charge as it requires more specialised skills.
Pinterest VA is one of the top 3 high paying VA niches.
A Pinterest VA can make anywhere between $15 (£12) to $50 (£40) per hour depending on the experience. However, the average Pinterest VA makes $30 (£24) per hour.
Being a Pinterest VA means that you have the flexibility not only on who you work for but also the amount of hours you like to take on, which makes a perfect fit for those who need to work around family schedule.
Does it matter where you live?
You can live anywhere in the world, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection. Having the flexibility of your working location is one of many reasons people are attracted to being a Pinterest VA.
Pinterest VA is not for you? Here are other VA services you can offer.
What is it like being a NEW Pinterest VA? – My Interview with Emily
When fellow UK blogger Emily from easyblogemily.com decided to start offering her Pinterest VA service alongside of blogging, it got me really interest…
I’ve been following her journey for a little while now.
While she still considered herself “pretty new” as a Pinterest VA, a few months in, she is already finding success!
I reached out to her and asked if she would be willing to answer some questions to help people who are thinking about starting as a Pinterest VA.
and she is here to tell us more about what is like to start as a Pinterest VA…
Q1. What made you start the Pinterest VA service?
A: I knew I wanted to start offering Pinterest management as a service as soon as I started to see results for my own blog. I was hitting around 13k page views a month, and I was certain my Pinterest knowledge to reach that point would be valuable to someone.
Plus, when I first started using Pinterest for my blog I had never used it before (not even for pinning home inspo or baking recipes to try!). So I knew how difficult it was to put the time into really learning Pinterest as a marketing tool. I am still learning of course, but I wanted to offer my assistance so others didn’t have to go through months (or in my case years) of learning Pinterest if they didn’t have the time!
Q2. Did you take any courses before you became a Pinterest VA? If so, will you recommend it?
A: I took Megan’s VA Ninja course, and I absolutely loved it!
It was exactly what I needed to take the leap to start offering services, and it was a lot cheaper than you find other courses on how to become a Pinterest VA.
I’ve found that I’ve learnt a lot more now that I am working with clients than when I first started out, but I do think without taking the courses I wouldn’t have started doing this.
Q3. What did it take to find your 1st client, and how long did it take?
A: My first client was actually a bloggy friend.
We were in the same FB group for bloggers and got chatting about blogging (as we’re in similar niches). I finished VA ninja in July, and was chatting to said bloggy friend about taking this course and wanting to become a Pinterest manager. And before I knew it we were in serious talks about me doing Pinterest management for her, as she was looking to outsource it! That was in August- we officially set up in September, and the first full month of management services commenced in October.
So it took me a couple of months, but that was last year- 9 months later and we are still working together (and I have helped grow her account to 1 million impressions, which I’m super happy about!).
Q4. Can you work anywhere, being a Pinterest VA?
A: Yes – being a VA doesn’t really seem to be a very done thing here (UK)!
I already knew that blogging and online business etc was a much bigger thing in America, as most of my blogging audience were American.
But when it came to becoming a VA, I was shocked how few people there are in the UK actually doing it.
That’s not to say there aren’t people in the UK who are VAs- there definitely are. I’m based in Wales, and I was thrilled to find there was someone else in a Facebook group full of VAs not only to be in the UK but also in Wales like myself (and only around 30 minutes away from me!).
But my point is don’t be surprised if you find most people you come across looking to become a VA aren’t based in the UK, as people from all over the world do this.
It’s worth going through it all for the chance to be your own boss!
Oh and the good thing about being a VA in the UK- I read a lot of posts about people in America having to put money aside for medical insurance, whilst in the UK we’re very lucky to have the NHS and free healthcare! Which is a big plus to being a VA in the UK if you ask me.
Thanks to Emily’s candid interview to share her experience on what is it like starting out. I am sure will be following her success as she continues her VA journey.
How To Become a Pinterest VA?
If you are contemplating being a Pinterest VA yourself but not sure where to start, Megan’s VA Ninja course is one that pushed many including Emily over the starting line and fast-tracked the success.
As Emily mentioned, it is great value for money compared to many other similar Pinterest VA courses on the market.
Here’s what you will learn from VA Ninja course:
- How to quickly set up your new service on a new website (if you don’t have one) or existing site
- What does a Pinterest VA do?
- Legal + Banking + Taxes + Invoicing (Here is What UK Virtual Assistant Need to Know about Tax and National Insurance)
- How to package your offer and how much to charge for your service? (Templates included)
- Drafting contracts, welcome packages, and how to part away with clients. (Templates included)
- How to create monthly reports for each client, organise your weekly plan and workflow. (more templates included)
- Building your resume.
- How to land your first client.
- BONUS: Free listing on Megan’s Pinterest VA database worth $100 annual membership fee [This is a great way to get clients]
- BONUS: Monthly private group training to help you with underperforming pins.
You can get all above for $150 (£120). To make it even better, Megan often runs a 25% sale, which makes it $112.50 (£90).
Not a Pinterest expert yet or just want to brush up your Pinterest skill?
Not a problem.
You can get Pinterest Ninja and VA Ninja as a bundle, while saving $50.
I hope you enjoyed the interview with Emily who shares her personal experience on how to become a Pinterest VA and what is it like starting out.
If you already have Pinterest skills or just hungry to learn more about the platform, being a Pinterest VA is a great way to turn your skills and hobby into an lucrative online business.
With the help of Pinterest Ninja and VA Ninja course, you can be too, be fast-tracked to your Pinterest VA success.