During my first year of self employment I realized I didn’t love freelance writing. I needed to pivot. So I started looking at becoming a virtual assistant of sorts, but I didn’t know where to get started. I landed on deciding to do Pinterest VA work.
Why Pinterest VA work? Because I was very knowledgeable about Pinterest having used it for my blogs and taken several Pinterest courses.
But I had no idea how to get started as a Pinterest VA. I didn’t know where to start looking for clients, what packages to offer, what rates I should have, or how to onboard/work with clients.
Becoming a Pinterest VA seemed like a natural fit with my skill set, but I wasn’t sure about the logistics, which is why I was more than happy to pay for a course to help me.
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Approaching setting up another income stream, can also mean spending money. There is a reason for the saying, “you have to spend money to make money.” While not always true, I’ve found it helpful in speeding up the process. I probably could have figured out how to offer Pinterest VA services, but it wouldn’t have been a lot fo trial and error, wasted time, and time being miserable as I stumbled around trying to figure it all out.
I bought Become a Pinterest VA to help me figure out the actual logistics of working as a Pinterest VA and getting started.
In this post I’m going to give you a deep dive review of the course Become a Pinterest VA, so you can decide if Pinterest VA work is something you want to pursue and if the course is right for you.
Working in the online world I knew others working as virtual assistants. In September 2017 I went to Activate! EBA Live and connected with Gina Horkey and Kristin Larsen.
And I knew of Kristin of Believe in a Budget from my friend and podcast co-host, Melissa Berry of Sunburnt Saver.
Turns out Gina of Horkey Handbook and Kristin from Believe in a Budget had joined forces to create a Become a Pinterest VA a course designed to help people, you guessed it, become Pinterest virtual assistants.
Getting to know them better, and knowing that Gina was an excellent teacher, I took the plunge when the course opened up for enrollment later in 2017.
Remember how I mentioned I was struggling with:
The course addressed all these issues I had and more.
Units on finding AND landing clients? Yup, they have it, along with figuring out your target market, and different ways and places to find and look for clients.
A unit on figuring out what services you should offer? Yeah, that got that covered too, along with why you may or may not want to offer certain services.
A unit on deciding your pricing? Yup, the course even explains why to charge what you charge, and how to know when you should start charging more.
Once you’ve landed the client, you want to make sure they have a good experience from the start, which means you need a good on boarding process. The Become a Pinterest VA course, covers that, making sure you don’t forget anything.
Cost = $449
The base cost for the course is $449 with the VIP cost set at $799.
Now, I realized that can seem like a lot, but you only need a couple of clients to cover the cost. And depending on the services you offer you could actually be earning recurring revenue every month.
For example, if you do monthly scheduling charging $150-$250 a month, you’d have the course paid for with just one client in two months.
If you’re more experienced at Pinterest then you could charge more.
If you have just 2-3 clients, you could earn back your investment and make a profit, you first month working with the clients.
The goal of Become a Pinterest VA is to have set up your PVA business and land your first client in 60 days.
And as someone who has taken it, I can tell you it works. While I have multiple clients, on average I charge $350/month to do Pinterest scheduling. When I started I charged a bit less, but I kept raising my rates to match my expertise and experience.
It’s also important to note that the course is up to date. I’ve taken way too many courses that never update and it can be frustrating.
Kristin and Gina recently did a complete update on the course. I’m working my way through it again and it’s gotten even better.
Here is a bit more information on what you’ll get from the course:
Do you enjoy using Pinterest?
Would you love to be paid to spend time on Pinterest?
Are you organized and good at communicating?
If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then yes, Become a Pinterest VA is right for you.
Whether you’re looking to make some extra money on the side or to change careers, working as a Pinterest VA means you can control how much work you take on and how much time you spend on it.
Become a Pinterest VA is only available for sale a few times a year. Right now (9/14) it’s available for sale for the next three days.
As a bonus, if you purchase using my link, I’ll share with you the contract I use with my Pinterest VA clients. Just forward me your proof of purchase and I’ll send you the contract template, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Once on the purchase page you’ll need to decide between the DIY path or the VIP program.
I pay monthly to have access to the The Pinterest Post community that is included with the VIP program, and I have to say it’s worth every penny. They regularly post client leads and I’ve landed three of them, earning me hundreds if not thousands in revenue.
If you’re curious how much I earn as a Pinterest VA, this is most of my Pinterest VA income so far this month (about half way through the month), broken out by service:
Once you select which version of Become a Pinterest VA that you want, you pay and will get lifetime access to the course and an email with information with any other items included in your purchase.
And if you’re wondering if there is a refund policy, there is, you have 7 Days, and 15% of the course to decide if it’s right for you. If you decide it’s not for you within those parameters, they’ll issue you a full refund.
Contact me and ask, I’m happy to help you figure out if it’s the right course for you.
Elizabeth Stapleton is the founder and voice behind Less Debt More Wine and ElizabethStapleton.com. She is a Pinterest marketer, online entrepreneur, and recovering attorney whose writing has been featured on Entrepreneur.com, The Huffington Post, The Penny Hoarder, Budgets Are Sexy, Credit Sesame, and Magnify Money. Additionally, she has been quoted in articles on Business Insider, Student Loan Hero, and Nerd Wallet.