The people who love using Pinterest personally often make the best Pinterest VAs. Plus, what’s better than enjoying the work you do and the people you work with?!
She saw the course as an opportunity to learn more about the administrative side of finding, getting and managing Pinterest clients. Let’s dive into Liz’s success story and discuss how she went from using Pinterest as a hobby for her own site, to becoming a well-paid Pinterest VA.
From Freelance Writer to Pinterest VA
Prior to enrolling in our program, Liz did some freelance work as a writer. Freelance writing can be a great way to make extra money if you have some decent writing chops and enjoy discussing certain topics.
However, Liz was looking to diversify away from freelance writing and decided to try working as a Pinterest VA.
Having already had some experience creating pins and scheduling them for her own blog, she was more interested in learning how to onboard clients and turn this service into a business.
It’s great to diversify with Pinterest services as a VA, especially if you’ve used the platform before – even if you just play around by pinning random things to boards during your spare time.
You can actually monetize this task and get paid to pin and grow people’s Pinterest accounts!
Onboarding Clients Correctly Was Crucial
All aspiring Pinterest VAs want to get quality clients. But have you ever thought about what you’d do when you land a client and sign a contract?
This is when imposter syndrome can start to creep in – you wonder how you’ll gain control of the process and come off like a true professional.
Liz’s favorite part of Become a Pinterest VA TODAY! was the client onboarding lessons and worksheets which helped her confidently take on and manage new clients.
“Left to my own devices, I would have definitely forgotten to ask for things which would have made it seem like I didn’t know what I was doing,” Liz said. “This section helped me to make sure I got all the information I needed from clients to hit the ground running and manage their accounts properly instead of having a lot of back and forth slowing things down.”
The Power of Networking
Liz utilized her networking skills along with Pinterest Post Community membership to land clients.
“The Pinterest Post Community has been fantastic,” she shared. “Everyone in the group is extremely encouraging and helpful. Plus, the leads that are regularly posted are awesome.”
Liz’s first Pinterest VA client came from a request in another online community as a result of her networking efforts to connect with potential leads.
The second client came from a lead shared within the community and she was able to earn back her initial investment within 2 months of enrolling in the program.
We love hearing that Liz was open to networking and joining communities where she could market her skills to those who were interested. She also used the information she was learning to build her credibility and establish herself as an expert.
“Once people heard I completed the Pinterest VA program, word spread and I started getting referrals,” Liz said. “As far as I know, there aren’t any other programs focused on becoming a manager or virtual assistant just on Pinterest.”
Getting a Client Case Study
Something we encourage students to do is get a client case study early on. Even if the case study is simply detailing your own Pinterest profile’s growth, it will help you gain trust with prospects and land more clients.
Liz has been working with one of her first clients for some time now and initially started out offering cleanup that needed to be done on the client’s account before starting a monthly scheduling plan.
In just 6 months, Liz was able to help her client go from 4,000 monthly page views to 20,000 using the techniques covered in our program.
“Pinterest is a search engine and really does require specialized knowledge,” Liz shared. “Being able to demonstrate my knowledge through my own accounts and my those of my clients, along with having the confidence on the administrative side has made it easy for me to reach out and pitch my services.”
Helping your clients get traffic to their website with Pinterest is the ultimate goal. Liz was also able to increase click-throughs from Pinterest by 5X for her client.
When you are able to get results for a Pinterest VA client and grow their presence on Pinterest, be sure to make a case study out of it so you can attract more quality clients who will be eager to work with you.
Advice For New Pinterest VAs
Liz advised new students who enroll in Become a Pinterest VA TODAY! to not hesitate when it comes to getting started with the material.
“One piece of advice I have is don’t wait – the sooner you get started, the sooner you can start earning money,” she said. “There is definitely a need for more Pinterest VAs and this course provides a great foundation upon which to build your Pinterest VA business.”