Do you spend a lot of time looking for fresh ideas or inspiration on Pinterest?
Why not turn your time into dollars by becoming a Pinterest virtual assistant and earning $1,000 or more per month?
A lot of businesses (big and small) hire Pinterest virtual assistants to handle their Pinterest accounts and drive traffic to their website or blog.
That is why there is a strong demand for Pinterest virtual assistants.
This is an excellent option for you as a freelancer looking for jobs if…
- You want to be able to work around your schedule.
- You want to be able to work from anywhere in the globe on your own schedule.
- You have a 9-to-5 job and want to supplement your income.
- You have a lot of imagination.
- You’re a stay-at-home mom who has to work around your child’s schedule.
- You’re currently a virtual assistant and want to expand your services to include Pinterest management.
Even if you’re new to Pinterest and want to work as a Pinterest VA, a good course like Pinbank will teach you all you need to know to get started generating money as a Pinterest VA.
What are the skills you need to work as a Pinterest VA?
- Excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Knowledge in creating appealing pins using design tools like Canva or PicMonkey.
- Knowledge in using automated scheduling applications like Tailwind.
Even if you’re starting from scratch, you may take a Pinterest VA course to obtain all of the skills you’ll need to become a Pinterest VA.
What are your main tasks as a Pinterest VA?
As a Pinterest virtual assistant, you may perform a variety of tasks based on your skills and the need of the clients you work with.
Your tasks may include the following:
- Creating new Pinterest accounts
- Putting together Pinterest boards
- Keyword optimization for Pinterest boards
- Create attractive pins for blog entries
- Using keywords and hashtags to optimize pins
- Pins for scheduling (manually or using an automatic scheduler Tailwind)
- Sending requests in group boards
- Pinning to boards manually
- Tailwind Tribes membership and participation
- Handling promoted pins
You may choose whatever activities you want to accomplish as a Pinterest VA, starting with the basics like generating or designing pins for your customers’ Pinterest accounts, scheduling their pins, writing descriptions for their pins, and assisting them in getting their pins to rank high in Pinterest’s search results.
How much money can you make as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant?
If you work part time, say 5 to 10 hours per week, you can earn from $300 to $2,000 per month, depending on how many customers you take on.
A lot of Pinterest VAs charge from $20 to $100 per hour, depending on their skills and experience level.
However, we recommend charging per month or per project.
You want to enjoy the freedom of being a freelancer — not having a boss and not being monitored by the hour.
You can also do this gig full time if you choose to.
The best way to charge clients is by creating packages using all of the services listed above (or maybe you have some other ideas).
The next step is to calculate how much time it takes you to complete the tasks in a package, then multiply that by your hourly rate.
Where Can You Find Pinterest Virtual Assistant Jobs?
1. Your network
This may not be the first thing that comes to mind when seeking for Pinterest Virtual Assistant clients, but believe it or not, your friends and family are a perfect source.
They may know someone — a current employer, past employer — or they may refer you to someone who can introduce you to someone (it can be an endless someone’s someone).
2. Social Media
Another way to find clients is hanging out in Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
There are several communities for company owners.
Spend time truly connecting and creating connections, which is something very important in landing clients.
You may also network with bloggers and other Pinterest VAs in Facebook groups to find work.
Create a beautiful Pinterest profile for yourself and use it to promote your services by showcasing your knowledge of the platform.
The benefit here is that you’ll be networking with business owners who are already convinced of the benefits of utilizing Pinterest.
Look for companies that have a mediocre Pinterest presence and pitch to them.
4. Freelance marketplaces
You can start out by finding clients in various freelance marketplaces, such as Upwork, People Per Hour, Freelancer, Fiverr, Guru, Outsourcely, FreeUp, etc.
You also have the option to send an email to potential clients to see if they’re interested in your Pinterest management services.
You can scour the internet and find the websites of your target clients and look for their email addresses.
6. Job boards
Job boards are a wonderful place to hunt for clients because there you will find leads who are actively looking for assistance.
How do you start working as a Pinterest VA?
First things first.
Before you obtain clients, it is important to do the following first.
1. Set your income goals. How much money would you need to live comfortably each month?
This is tailored to your needs. It may be used to supplement your regular income or to completely replace it.
This will also help you in determining what to charge.
2. Determine your ideal client. This is very important. Remember the famous saying in marketing?
If you market to everyone, you market to no one.
So choose a market or niche that you want to serve.
3. Build your website. We have discussed in a previous blog post why freelancers need one.
You don’t need a fancy website. A simple one can be professional and appealing to your target audience.
The important thing is it should be functioning. So check all links, buttons, forms, etc. are working properly.
Taking the time to get these three things in place before launching your Pinterest VA business will position you for future success.
When you’ve identified your ideal client, be clear on what service you offer.
How can you help your clients?
I help [your ideal client] [desired result] by [what you do].
eg. I help female entrepreneurs grow their business using Pinterest.
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