Did you know that you could get paid to play on Pinterest? Yes, that’s right! As a Pinterest Virtual Assistant, you can make extra money by creating and sharing pins for your client(s).
With over a million blogs and online businesses in existence today, it’s no surprise that Pinterest VAs are in high demand. If you enjoy using the Pinterest platform and are good at creating beautiful pins, then working from home as a Pinterest VA can be a great opportunity for you.
As a Pinterest VA, you’ll be designing pins that will help drive traffic to your client’s website or blog. This means you’ll be writing good pin descriptions that will help these pins rank well in Pinterest’s search results.
One of the best parts about making money as a Pinterest VA is that you can set your own hours and work from anywhere that has an internet connection. All you need is your computer or laptop to get started.
Does becoming a Pinterest VA sound like a good fit for you?
Today I’m sharing some helpful tips to help you get started in making money as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant!
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I know what you’re thinking – isn’t Pinterest that website you go to for a quick dinner recipe or home décor inspiration?
Well, yes. But Pinterest offers much more than just a place to find a last minute cupcake recipe.
Did you know that 93% of Pinterest users reported that they’ve used the website to plan for a future purchase? That’s great news for businesses and bloggers who are selling good or services!
Pinterest can act as a goldmine for businesses that want to drive targeted traffic to their website or sales page. The only downside is that Pinterest can be time-consuming. And not all business owners or bloggers have the time to be active and visible on Pinterest.
…That’s where you have the opportunity to play a big role as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant!
What does a Pinterest Virtual Assistant do?
As a Pinterest Virtual Assistant (Pinterest VA for short), you can help build a client’s reach on Pinterest and maintain their presence on the social media platform.
That’s the simplest definition of being a Pinterest VA. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the tasks you’ll be handling as a Pinterest VA:
1. Creating awesome pins
You know how when you’re scrolling on Pinterest and a pin catches your eye? Whether it’s a beautiful image or a title that makes you want to click to read more – there’s something special about the pin that captured your attention.
That’s what creating a click-worthy pin is all about! A good pin has either:
- A great image that makes you want to click through to find out more.
- Or it contains intriguing text that makes you want to click through and read more.
Each pin on Pinterest leads to a website or sales page. You’ll be creating pins to help drive traffic to your client’s online business.
Still confused? I can appreciate if this sounds a little confusing right now. Here’s another way to think about it. Let’s say your client runs a travel blog and they publish one new blog post per week. The best way to help your client get traffic to their new blog posts is to create multiple pins for each post.
This means you’ll want to create at least 3 different pins for each new blog post. Then you can share these pins on your client’s Pinterest account. This can help grow your client’s traffic like crazy!
If the blog post is called “10 ways to visit New York City on a budget”, you can create a pin using this headline. You can also create 2 more pins with different headlines, such as “How to visit NYC on a tight budget” or “10 ways to save money when visiting New York City”.
You never know which headline is going to jump out and resonate with your client’s audience. This is why it’s so important to create a few different pins for each blog post. You’ll drive more clicks to your client’s website by following this easy strategy.
2. Write pin descriptions
Did you know that Pinterest is more of a search engine than a social media platform?
As a Pinterest VA, you’ll write a pin description for every pin that you share on your client’s Pinterest account. This will let other users on Pinterest know what your pin is about.
It’s also good to include relevant keywords in your pin’s description. This will help your client’s pins show up in the search results on Pinterest.
3. Use a tool to schedule pins
The great thing about Pinterest is that you don’t have to be on the platform all the time pinning for your clients.
Instead you can use a handy tool, such as Tailwind to schedule your client’s pins so they’ll be shared to Pinterest even when you’re not logged in. This means you only need to spend a few hours each week (depending on how many clients you have) scheduling pins in Tailwind.
This is known as task batching, and it’s a great way to save time and become an efficient Pinterest VA.
What qualifications and skills do you need to become a Pinterest VA?
The good news is that you don’t need to have a background in graphic design in order to create beautiful pins to share on Pinterest.
You can easily learn how to make awesome pins on a free website like Canva or PicMonkey. This is how I started creating pins for my own online business.
Here’s a good way to help you create click-worthy pins:
- Check to see what pins are already ranking well on Pinterest.
- What images are these pins using?
- What colors are being used on these pins? Warm colors? Cool colors?
- What fonts are being used on these pins? One type of font? Multiple fonts?
- What are the pin descriptions? What keywords are these pins using in their descriptions?
By just paying attention to these few elements, this can help you create better pins for your clients. This helped me get more traffic to my website.
What types of services can you offer as a Pinterest VA?
In addition to the responsibilities I’ve listed above, here are some other services you may want to offer as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant:
- Designing Pinterest pins (Canva and PicMonkey are popular tools)
- Writing pin descriptions that would help your client’s content rank well in the Pinterest search results
- Creating and launching a Pinterest Business Account
- Setting up a scheduling tool, such as Tailwind
- Analyzing data with Pinterest analytics
- Create a promoted pin campaign for your client and track the results
If you don’t feel comfortable analyzing data at this time, no problem. Start by just offering the basic services. This will help you gain more experience while you earn some money.
How much money can you make as a Pinterest VA?
According the Gina and Kristen, the masterminds behind Become a Pinterest VA, an absolute beginner can earn around $15-$20 per hour. Some Pinterest VAs can earn up to $100 per hour. The amount of money you make will depend on your experience, skills, education, and so on.
In 2015, Kristen was a brand new blogger and had limited tech skills. The only social media platform she seemed to understand was Pinterest. Within one month of using Pinterest, she was able to grow her website’s traffic from 5,000 pageviews to 17,000 pageviews!
After sharing her Pinterest success on her blog, she was hired by two fellow bloggers to help them grow their Pinterest presence. In her first month as a Pinterest VA, Kristen made $480 working one hour per week with each client.
Within six months, she was earning $3,600 per month on the side of her full-time job.
It wasn’t long before Kristen was able to quit her 9-5 job and find success with her online business.
Imagine bringing in extra money each month as a side hustle.
Or maybe you’re interested in becoming a full-time Pinterest VA?
As a Pinterest Virtual Assistant, you can make enough money to help pay off debt faster or add more freedom to your life. Plus, as you begin to gain more experience, you can quickly increase your rates.
Benefits of becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Working as a Pinterest VA can have a number of life-changing benefits. Many people are looking to become a stay-at-home mom or dad, but still want to find a way to make money for their family too. Working from home as a Pinterest VA might be the perfect opportunity for you.
Kristen started her Pinterest VA career on the side of her full-time job. She was a little leery of this new venture in the beginning, because she didn’t know what to expect. But within a few months, she knew she made the right choice to become a Pinterest VA and never looked back!
If you learn how to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant, you’ll get to have:
- MORE FREEDOM– Escape your 9-5 job, work with who you want, work when you want, work where you want.
- MORE FINANCIAL SECURITY– You can earn enough money to stop living paycheck to paycheck, pay off debt faster, afford to travel more, save more money.
- MORE FLEXIBILITY– Create your own schedule, work when it’s best for you.
Do you want to start living a more financially free life? Check out this FREE workshop to kick off your Pinterest VA career.
How to get started as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant
One of the exciting aspects about becoming a Pinterest VA is that there’s a HIGH demand for this type of service. Bloggers and business owners alike are always looking for help to increase their presence on the Pinterest platform.
Sounds good right? Here’s how you can get started!
While formal training isn’t necessary to get started as a Pinterest VA, brushing up on your skills can definitely help you stand out from the crowd.
My friend Kristen at Become a Pinterest VA is one of the most successful Pinterest Virtual Assistants out there. As former VA, she’s complied all her knowledge (along with Gina’s marketing skills) into a comprehensive course: Become a Pinterest VA.
Together, they’ll teach you how to build your Pinterest VA foundation to make sure you establish the right online presence. After you’ve mastered these skills, Gina and Kristen will show you how to turn this newfound knowledge into a thriving and profitable business.
You’ll walk away from this course knowing exactly how to find and pitch to clients, build effective relationships, and run a successful Pinterest VA business. Sounds like high-value stuff right?
Nearly all of their course graduates have inspiring success stories. This can be the perfect opportunity for someone with Pinterest skills who’s looking to start working for themselves.
But don’t just take my word for it, you can check out her student’s success stories here.
Still not sure if Become a Pinterest VA is right for you?
I can appreciate if you’re not quite ready to jump headfirst into this. I mean, this course can certainly help you excel as a Pinterest VA, but perhaps you still have some questions.
For example, maybe you’re thinking, “This is something I would love…but since I have no experience, how can I just become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant?”
How do you go from knowing nothing about working as a Pinterest VA to winning over clients and making money?
It’s funny because that’s exactly how Kristen felt in the beginning. She had no idea that sharing her Pinterest tips with others would lead to her success as a Pinterest VA.
Most online courses don’t teach the part where you actually go out into the real world and apply what you’ve learn. This is what makes Gina and Kristen’s Pinterest VA course so valuable – because a major part of the course is dedicated to helping you find clients and managing your own Pinterest VA business.
Why these two women are worth learning from – Gina was one of Kristen’s first clients! Kristen was able to grow Gina’s website traffic from 9,990 monthly Pinterest views to 215,260 per month.
Kristen is an expert at doing Pinterest work for other online business and Gina (a freelance VA and writer) has a clear understanding of knowing exactly what businesses are looking for when hiring a VA.
That’s why many of their course graduates have been so successful. When you enroll in their course, you’ll gain the skills needed to succeed as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant, PLUS you’ll learn how to make money from your skills and create a profitable business. Who wouldn’t want that?
Think becoming a Pinterest VA sounds like a good fit for you? I recommend checking out Gina and Kristen’s FREE workshop. (Details below)
They have put together a free workshop where you’ll learn:
- Information about themselves, so you can get to know your teachers.
- Information about Pinterest VAs as a profession – including how to land new clients by pitching and networking.
- How to elevate your skills to become a GREAT Pinterest Virtual Assistant.
Gina and Kristen’s workshop is completely free. I recommend signing up if you’re interested in learning more about how to become a Pinterest VA. You’ve got nothing to lose!
Pinterest Virtual Assistant success story
I was impressed by Erica’s story, who landed her first Pinterest client in less than 30 days after starting Gina and Kristen’s course. The impressive part is that she landed this client while still working full-time and parenting two young boys!
Erica found the services module in the course, Become a Pinterest VA, the most helpful. This is because she was able to master the skills she needed that would let her offer high-paying services to her clients.
Erica didn’t have a background in design. She was also surprised to learn that you didn’t need to be super good with technology in order to be a successful Pinterest VA. She did find the tech training in the course immensely helpful though, especially when creating pins, which she refers back to when managing her client’s Pinterest accounts.
With the right training and hard work, you too can make some good money with just a few clients. Being a Pinterest VA is not for everyone, but if you already enjoy using Pinterest, why not get paid to play on the platform?
Ready to begin your Pinterest VA career? Start by accessing Gina and Kristen’s FREE workshop here!