Fear is a natural feeling that we all experience for a variety of reasons. If you’ve been feeling scared to start a business as a Pinterest VA, you’re not alone.
I started a blog in 2015 and sort of fell into Pinterest VA work. Still, I experienced many fears and was afraid of the unknown.
What if people didn’t trust me to perform a good service? Or what if my business just wasn’t successful?
Luckily, I was able to conquer these fears with time. I’m so glad I did because I wouldn’t be here today on this platform with a desire to help others if I’d given in to my fear surrounding starting a business as a Pinterest VA.
If this sounds familiar or you’re putting off getting started for whatever reason, you’re in the right place. I’m going to expose and debunk some of the most common fears people have had when it comes to starting a Pinterest VA business.
Why You’re Scared to Start a Business as a Pinterest VA
Scared to Fail
Fear of failure is common whenever you’re starting something new. You may be thinking ‘why start if I’m going to fail?’ Or ‘what are my chances of succeeding at this?’
But in reality, you could be asking the wrong questions. Instead, you may want to ask questions like these:
- How will I measure my success?
- What does failure truly mean to me?
- What happens after failure and how do I bounce back?
- Why am I afraid of the idea of failure? (Psst…it’s natural and everyone goes through it from time to time)
When you look at any business owner or successful person, there’s a 99.9% chance that they experienced some failure or setbacks along the way. This is completely normal. But, if they never overcame those issues, they wouldn’t be where they are today.
When it comes to your Pinterest VA business, I can’t say that you won’t face setbacks because there were times when I did. What I can say is that you can use those situations as stepping stones or opportunities to learn and improve in the future.
Pinterest VA work has been around for a while now and I’ve dedicated my time to helping new PVAs learn from any mistakes I made in the past so they can overcome certain setbacks and see more positive results quicker.
Fear of Not Finding Any Clients
Yes, more and more people are becoming Pinterest VAs now and with good reason. PVA work is flexible, pays well, and allows you to build a business doing something that you enjoy.
That said, there’s never going to be a time when you won’t be able to find a quality client.
As long as the internet and Pinterest exist, there will be businesses, bloggers, and entrepreneurs who need help from a Pinterest VA. In fact, Pinterest VA needs are expanding especially among small business owners who have an Etsy or Shopify store.
Millions of people visit Pinterest each day and the platform has partnered with Shopify and other merchants to make it easy for users to search and shop right from the app.
When you decide to start your Pinterest VA business, you’ll have tons of potential prospects to consider.
For people who need additional help, I started a Pinterest VA network where I can refer students of my course to quality clients looking to hire a Pinterest VA.
Not Knowing Which Services to Offer or How Much to Charge
Having the freedom to set your own prices and choose your services is great, but it can also be challenging if you don’t know where to start.
For me, having a blog was a great way to help me narrow down which Pinterest VA services I wanted to offer. I started by improving my own Pinterest presence to bring more traffic back to my blog so I could earn more from affiliates and display ads.
I realized that I enjoyed creating pins, and the strategy that went behind optimizing my Pinterest profile and scheduling content on Tailwind.
When students sign up for Become a Pinterest VA Today! we cover the different types of services you can offer in-depth as well as how to price your services so you don’t have to wonder whether you’re charging enough.
Hint: Most Pinterest VAs don’t charge enough when they get started and in the course, we discuss specifically how much you should charge and why in order to avoid this.
Worried Others Will Judge You or Not Support You
Maybe you haven’t started a Pinterest VA business because you’re afraid that people you know won’t be supportive or like what you’re doing. It’s important to know that you won’t please everyone no matter what you do.
Pinterest VA work is a fun and legitimate way to build a business, provide a valuable service, and help others. If it sounds interesting and makes you happy, other people’s thoughts and opinions shouldn’t hold you back.
When you start a new venture, it’s so important to find your tribe which are those people who will support you and be there for you no matter what. Over the years, I’ve met so many awesome people as a result of having a blog and becoming a Pinterest VA.
Once you realize there is no way to change or influence the thoughts of other people, it will be a huge relief and free up more of your time and energy to be true to yourself.
Lack of Time
I get it, you’re busy and starting a Pinterest VA business can seem like just another time-consuming task.
Instead, I’d like you to think of it as an investment in your future. Some of my Become a Pinterest VA Today! students have been able to earn back their course investment and gain multiple clients just a few weeks after getting started.
So, if you put in the work and make the time, you could see similar results.
Another thing that helps me with side hustles and new ventures is performing a time audit.
You can track your time each hour to see what you’re working on or where you may not be using your time so wisely.
This highlights areas where you may be able to limit television or social media time along with other mundane tasks that don’t reap many rewards.
Afraid You Don’t Have Enough Research
There’s nothing wrong with taking your time to research and figure things about before starting anything new. Maybe you’re looking for a real way to make some extra money right now while being at home and you’re weighing a lot of options.
There are lots of opportunities that are a waste of time or will pay you very little for your efforts.
Pinterest VA work is not one of them. I’ve talked to plenty of people who have been able to pay off their debt, take their family on vacations, and even earn a full-time income from their Pinterest VA business.
While I personally have gathered tons of success stories and positive feedback from everyday people who took a chance on themselves, you can also conduct your own independent research.
You’ll find more positive outcomes than negative ones which is always a good sign.
Once you do conduct your research, realize that it’s easy to spend way too much time researching and trying to gain more insight. One of the best case studies you can conduct is one of your own situation.
So, if you’ve been playing around with the idea of becoming a Pinterest VA, stop researching and just get started.
It will take a little time to build your business and you’ll learn more as you go.
Scared That You Might Actually Succeed
I get a lot of emails from people who want to start working as a Pinterest VA but feel very hesitant for whatever reason. Sometimes it all boils down to an internal fear of success or not feeling worthy of having a better life.
If no one has ever said this to you, I just want you to know that you are so deserving of success and to live your dream life. My Pinterest VA students are some of the most hardworking, drive, and deserving people and I’m sure you are too.
It all starts with your mindset though. Once you truly understand that ‘failure’ is an option but doesn’t have to hold you back (or mean you should stop working toward your goals), you can start to welcome the idea of success and building a career and life you’ve always wanted.
How to Stop Being Scared to Start a Business as a Pinterest VA
Everyone has fears but the difference is what you do in spite of them. It all starts with having a positive mindset and using the right tools to help you succeed.
Starting a Pinterest VA business has been one of the best decisions I ever made and I know a lot of others can say the same.
If you have big goals for yourself, don’t let fear hold you back from taking that first step. You can stop being scared to start a business as a Pinterest VA
Who knows where you can be at a year from now. Also, it’s best to learn how to tackle your fears now so you can face any new fears that could arise in the future.
Most importantly, focus on relaxing and taking that initial step whether it’s doing some research, checking out a success story, or creating your first pin for Pinterest.
As with most fears, once you tackle it head on, you’ll feel much better and realize that there wasn’t much to be afraid of after all.
At the end of the day, I’m here to guide you and make the math much easier so you can start building and growing your Pinterest VA business.
If you’re ready to own your journey, consider watching my free workshop to learn more about becoming a Pinterest virtual assistant.