Can you use the same URL more than once on Pinterest?
With social media, there’s one constant we can count on, change. And when it comes to Pinterest, there always seems to be a million opinions and strategies when it comes to how you should be pinning on the platform.
A lot of these opinions and rumors come to be because Pinterest is just that, a constantly changing platform. So it leaves many of us frustrated when a feature or a way of pinning that worked well for so long no longer works.
And it’s tough to know what you should and should not be doing because you don’t want to do something wrong and end up in Pinterest Jail. We all know that’s a challenging hole to dig yourself out of.
So the one burning question, well, maybe not the “one,” but for sure, a question I hear 100’s of mixed opinions on is; “Can I pin the same URL more than once?”
First, let’s start here:
If you have been in the Pinterest world for a while, you may have heard of Alisa Meredith. She is a TailWind employee who often speaks about what is working now when it comes to Pinterest Marketing. She recently said this:
“Here’s the thing to really consider — Pinterest wants fresh content because that’s what the users want. If Pinterest can give the users what they want, they will keep coming back, which is not only good for Pinterest, it’s also good for content creators,” Alisa explained.
But many users see a statement like this and think, “there is no way I can pop out seven new blog posts a week!”
Yes, people say this to me ALL THE TIME. Like, all the time. So let me help ease your stress and tell you that, no, you do not have to create 30 new blog posts a month to keep your content fresh.
Or even with products, if you have a store. You may only have 15 products, and that’s ok, as long as you are changing up the look of your pin.
Fresh to Pinterest simply means a “fresh new image.” Let me show you an example:
Here are three different pins for the same blog post; because I use templates, it only took about 2 minutes to make three pins.
You can see that I worded each pin a little differently and changed up each design slightly, and the primary focus here is each pin has a different image.
This way, when I post these pins, they appear fresh and new, even though they link to the same URL.
Another positive to this strategy is that these three pins link to the same post, but all are worded and look a little different; it can help me get an idea of what MY target audience is responding to in terms of wording and imaging. THIS type of strategy is what helps you get more clicks to your website!
*Hot tip: Pinterest pulls from imaging as well, so you want to use images that pertain to your topic or whatever your pins link to!
So now, the big question is, how OFTEN can you post the same URL?
If you are in ANY business-related Facebook groups, you have probably heard a billion different opinions on this. By the way, Facebook groups are the WORST when it comes to Pinterest rumors. I laugh and then cringe at some of the stuff people post there related to Pinterest. They are hands down the reason SO many people pin improperly! Anyways, that’s a post for a different day.
My best advice is to join the Pinterest Creators Chat on the Pinterest website. That is the BEST place to get honest, current advice. You can check it out here. You can even tag Pinterest employees for clarity.
Here is what I often see online when it comes to rumors about pinning the same URL:
“You should space the same URL out by a week!” “You should space the same URL out by three days.” “You should only post the same URL once a month.” “Really, the same URL should be spaced out by three months.”
And the list goes on. Confusing right?
So which is the RIGHT answer? There isn’t one. From the mouths of Pinterest themselves, they DO NOT CARE. Period. I have had this confirmed by at least four different Pinterest employees.
The #1 thing that sets off a spam filter is pinning the same pin image to multiple boards. DO NOT DO THAT. It’s a VERY outdated practice.
Most accounts can grow with 1-2 fresh images going out each day. However, if I am posting the same URL, I do space it out by 24 hours, just because that is how I pin.
Yes, Pinterest is a constantly changing platform, and that can get frustrating. But they are trying to keep up with TikTok and Instagram. So the changes will continue to come.
Stay consistent. Pinterest makes more money when you are active on the platform. And the more active you are, the more your confidence score will grow and the larger your reach will be. So focus on getting at least one new pin out each day!
Focus on proper SEO and pinning strategies. Pinterest is a search engine, and if your account, boards, and pins are not optimized properly, your reach will be less than half of what it could be if your SEO is done the right way!
If you want to learn more about current best practices, proper account optimization, and pinning strategies, click here!
Wowza, there is SO much mixed information out there when it comes to Pinterest Marketing. I mean, am I right? This is probably the 500th blog post you have read about Pinterest Marketing, and I am sure what I am about to say will conflict with 50 other things you have read.
So what should you believe? Who is right and who isn’t?
When it comes to Pinterest Marketing, I think the part many creators get frustrated with is the “you need to be pinning like this” or “you need to be pinning like that.” type of information.
I am here to tell you that what works for one pinner, most likely, will NOT work for the next.
Why is that?
Even if you are in the same niche as another food blogger who had success pinning a certain way, you, believe it or not, have a VERY different audience.
See Pinterest users respond to different kinds of imaging and wording. In addition, they are active at various times throughout the day. So while your food blogger friend has success sending out her pins in the morning, you may have better success sending out your pins in the middle of the day or even late at night because YOUR audience is more active at those times.
She may have to post three new idea pins a week and three new static pins a day. But, at the same time, you may be able to do less. Or maybe more.
See, I work with all kinds of clients in different niches. And I pin VERY differently for every single one of them. VERY differently. And after 7 years of working in this field, I can say with 100% certainty that you HAVE to try to learn what works for YOU over reading what is working for others. And yes, it will take a little time.
BUT, once you figure it out, you will be golden!
Before I talk about what I know to be true RIGHT now when it comes to Pinterest marketing, I want to talk about the VERY common mistakes many pinners make and what you should NOT be doing.
You are using a personal Pinterest account.
If you want to use Pinterest for your business, blog, Etsy store, or anything you are looking to drive traffic to, you need to have a business account.
Why a business account?
You can claim your website.
You can promote your pins so they get in front of the RIGHT audience.
You will be able to see your analytics to see what is and is not working. You can see who is responding to your content, males, and females, their ages, what type of device they are finding you on, etc.
The cool thing is it’s 100% free to sign up and use a Pinterest for Business account! You can convert your personal account and take your followers with you, OR you can start from scratch!
FALSE. Unlike Instagram and other social platforms, you don’t need thousands of followers on Pinterest to succeed.
Pinterest is a search engine. So the key to success on this platform is consistency and proper SEO.
Followers are a vanity number. Sure it looks cool that I have 41K followers, but that does NOT mean all 41K of them will see what I pin.
So you don’t NEED people to follow you; you want your content to appear in the correct user’s feed. Followers will come.
Here is a pin of mine from LAST year that still trends at the top under “Pinterest Marketing Strategy.” The cool thing about Pinterest is once a pin is on the platform, it’s there for LIFE.
Here is a client of mine’s stats, after 5 DAYS of me working on her account. Updating her entire account with proper SEO, and optimizing her pins properly. Again, it has been LESS than a week. Her reach is over 1,000+ and her engagements are up over 700%. They have 12, followers total. This is the steady growth I always see when proper SEO and pinning come into play!
Pinning the same image to more than one board.
This is SUCH an outdated practice, yet I still see SO many Pinterest experts telling users to do this. Pinterest themselves have said more than once that this is a NO-NO!
So if you are doing this, STOP it right now!
Pinterest wants us to give them at least one fresh new pin image daily, even if it links to an old URL. In addition, they prioritize fresh new pins, so your fresh pin image will have a much larger reach than a pin you are re-pinning already on the platform.
Using Pinterest without a strategy.
This is where many users run into issues and get frustrated and give up. A lot of times, due to the mixed information out there on the web telling them they HAVE to pin a certain way.
Here are some basics everyone should follow when it comes to strategy:
Create pins that target your ideal reader or client. Use wording that gets them interested in what that pin links to. Try out different imaging and coloring to see what type of look receives the best response from YOUR audience. (In terms of conversion.)
Stay consistent with your pinning. Pinterest wants us to be active on the platform. In fact, by you pinning at least one new pin image a day, your confidence score will go up, and so will your reach! You can learn more about confidence scores here.
Plan your content in advance. Each Monday, I create pins I schedule to post for the week (until the following Monday). I spend about 60 minutes a week creating, optimizing, and scheduling pins. This way, I stay consistent. For my idea pins, I make them and then save them as drafts. That way, when I want them to go out, I simply log in and hit post.
While many users want a “quick fix” when it comes to Pinterest traffic, it takes time and effort to see what works best for YOU regarding how much content you are creating and how often and when you are pinning.
Thinking you can only create one pin per URL.
SO false! Pinterest DOES NOT CARE how many times you share an external URL. All you need is a FRESH new graphic each time.
And the added bonus is by creating different graphics for one post, you can get a good idea of what type of look and wording receives the most engagement!
I think the biggest frustration users get with Pinterest is they are used to hearing content creators talk about how they got thousands of views overnight.
I am here to tell you they are lying. Pinterest does NOT work that way. It never has. It will take time and effort, BUT as you saw from my client’s results above, some effort and proper Pinterest knowledge go a LONG way!
If you want to learn more about Pinterest Marketing and current best practices and strategies, click HERE!
Pinterest Virtual Assistant Jobs. Q and A with a self trained Pinterest VA, Part 3!
Another interview with a self-trained Pinterest Virtual Assistant is coming your way! This is one of my most popular series to date, as I know it helps lay out realistic expectations when it comes to being a Pinterest Virtual Assistant.
If you missed the first few interviews of this series, you can check them out here and here.
Today I am interviewing Brittany Taylor. Brittany started her business in 2020 while going through some rough hurdles in her life. She needed a way to bring in extra income. She went from struggling to pay bills to bringing in over $84,000 a year.
Pretty life-changing, right?
Let’s dive in!
What made you want to become a Pinterest VA?
I needed change. In 2020, my Dad passed away from cancer, and I was in the darkest mental place. My family and I didn’t have extra money, it was hard to pay for food after our bills, and we were in the vicious cycle of living paycheck-to-paycheck. Even though I was working a full-time job, we just didn’t have money for anything. When it rained, it poured.
After living in a constant state of depression, I knew I had to get out of my comfort zone and try to bring in money outside our full-time jobs. I started a blog hoping to make a couple of extra hundred dollars a month to pay for a bill or groceries. I remember telling my husband, “I know blogging is hard to start, so if I don’t make a $100 by month six. I’ll quit.”
I used the last $60 we had to start a WordPress blog and put in the work. Four months passed, and I fell in love with the marketing side of my blog. I earned over $400, which lit a passion that I never knew I had. After marketing a new blog post on Pinterest, I found a pin that mentioned Pinterest marketing and earning over $3K a month. I was intrigued! So, I found a mentor to help me get started and took Megan’s course, which tied everything together.
I haven’t looked back since.
Did you have any Pinterest experience before starting?
I used Pinterest for my blog posts and always used it before creating a business account. I was familiar with the platform, but it was a learning curve when I started the business account.
Do you or did you have another job?
I worked a state government job while building my Pinterest business. It was hard. In February 2022, I proudly quit my job and became a full-time VA.
How long did it take to land a client?
It took me one month after Megans’ course in March 2021 to get clients. I was fortunate to have landed three clients at the same time. It was an insane experience. I still wasn’t sure if I was competent enough to grow these client accounts, but I am so glad someone took the chance on me. (I still have these clients today!)
How many clients do you have now?
I have 12 clients now, including management for Pinterest, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, web design, and executive assistance. Pinterest opened the doors to all of it, and I’m so thankful to have a variety in my client work.
How many hours a day/week do you work?
I’m a workaholic, so my answer probably isn’t appealing to some. I typically work 5-6 days a week and try not to go over 5-6 hours a day. However, there is always something to be done. The benefit of working for myself is that I can prioritize and batch my work for any day I want off. I work many hours because I have goals I am determined to reach.
How has having the extra income helped you?
Having this extra income has completely changed our lives. I went from barely making $2K a month at my 9-5 to over $7K a month with social media marketing. With my paycheck alone, I can pay our bills for the entire month and still have money left over. My husband’s check is now considered “fun money.”
I raise my brother and was able to buy him a car for high school; we have gone on several vacations and have upgraded our life in every way possible.
What were your biggest struggles?
The biggest struggle was imposter syndrome. My mind liked to tell me that I wasn’t good enough, my prices were too high, I wasn’t smart enough, or that I was going to fail.
It can burden your mental health, but once you recognize it’s just imposter syndrome trying to get you down, the quicker you can bounce back and prove it wrong.
Keep this in mind: A real imposter wouldn’t doubt themselves. Knowing that will help you recognize self-doubt and move forward from it quickly because it’s not true. I grew up a poor Arkansas girl that didn’t have anything going for her. Now, I’m living the life my parents wished they had while raising me. Your entire situation can change. It all starts with rewiring your mindset and never giving up on the goals you want to reach.
I will say it’s pretty amazing to see your students become SO successful! But it shows that if you are willing to put in the work (because it will take work), the sky is the limit regarding growing your business and the income you can make!
Last year the Pinterest VA side of my business brought me in just over $75K, and this year, I have already surpassed that number, and it’s only June.
With the world of online marketing growing at a substantial rate every year, and with our economy being in the state it’s in, this is a FAST growing and highly demanded field to be in. As a result, more and more businesses realize the power of Pinterest and what it can do for their business.
And anyone who has even attempted to use the platform to grow successfully knows it takes an expert to get those desired results!
And that is where you come in! If you want to learn more about Pinterest and how to train yourself to become a Pinterest VA, you can click here!
How to make money on Pinterest with Creator Rewards!
Creator Rewards! What an excellent new program Pinterest has rolled out!
Especially for us content contract creators! We are pinning on Pinterest already, so why not make a little money at the same time?
I submitted my first idea pin to the creator rewards program a couple of days ago, and already it made me nearly $80 in just two days!
So in this post, I will give you more information on how the program works, what you need to do to qualify, and some tips on creating engaging idea pins that get saved!
What is the Creator Rewards program?
Creator rewards are a way for content creators to make money by creating original and inspirational idea pins.
Pinterest will pay you directly for creating inspiring, pin-worthy content users will want to engage with.
Each month the program will put out a set of “goals” you can submit your idea pins to. This month you had 5 different programs you could apply to.
More saves, more $$$ | $25 for each idea pin + $2 for each save
BONUS: Get to know creator rewards | $50 for 1 inspiring idea pin
Publish weekly, get rewarded | $250 for creating 1 idea pin each week in June.
Your content + saves =’s $$$ | $150 for each idea pin that gets 50 saves.
BONUS: Your content + saves =’s $$$ | $275 for each idea pin that gets 100 saves.
Each new idea pin can only be submitted once. So you can’t apply the same idea pin to multiple programs.
Who is eligible?
Like any new feature on Pinterest, when a new feature is released, it’s only released to a limited number of users, giving them “early access.”
Pinterest does this so they can see how things flow and make adjustments accordingly before rolling it out to everyone.
Right now, the program is only available to those in the USA. But don’t worry, everyone will get it eventually! I know waiting can be challenging!
Here are the criteria you need to meet as a pinner to qualify:
Use the Pinterest app on your mobile phone (not available on desktop or laptop.)
Be 18 years or over
Be a legal resident of, and located in, the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
Have at least 250 followers
Have created at least three Idea Pins in the last 30 days
Have 150 saves of your published Pins in the last 30 days
Create original content
You can not use the content you have pinned to Pinterest before. Instead, you must create new, fresh idea pins each time you apply.
What if you don’t meet all of the criteria above yet?
My biggest tip for ramping up your Pinterest account is to ensure your profile is properly optimized for SEO AND that you are pinning with CURRENT strategies and within the current best practice guidelines.
Especially if you are new to the platform, focusing on proper pinning will help you grow faster so you can qualify. As much as I tend to get an eye roll when I talk about proper pinning, it does pay off. I can promise you that!
If your account, boards, and pins are appropriately optimized, and you are pinning within current guidelines, your content will reach MORE people, growing your account and making you MORE money!
How to you gain access?
Right now, you can only access it via the mobile app. You can use an iPad or tablet as well. Make sure your Pinterest app is updated to the most current version.
After meeting all the criteria to join, you will see a red button called “Creator Hub” on your profile right below your monthly views. Once inside, you will see a tab at the top labeled “earn.” Here is where you will see all the programs currently running you can apply to.
I will note, it took about 24 hours after I submitted my pin for it to be accepted. I will say that in those 24 hours, I already had 8 saves, and that counted those towards my goal once it was accepted.
Right now, the pin has made me $79, and it has been running in the program for about three days now. If it continues to grow at this rate, it will make me well over $500 in two weeks! With the cap being $1,000, FOR ONE PIN! How cool is that?
How do you get paid?
When you sign up, you will be prompted to fill out some information, including your bank info. Thirty days AFTER the program you applied to has ended, Pinterest will directly deposit the money into your bank account.
So my pins submitted in June will be paid in August.
Each month you have the potential to make up to $6,000.00
Pretty awesome right?
What should we focus on?
Make sure your Pinterest for business account is set up PROPERLY. Yes, I am reiterating that because it’s SO necessary for your success in this program. When people come to me with a low reach and engagement 99% of the time, their accounts are not optimized, and they are not pinning properly. So make sure you are current and up-to-date! You can learn more about that here.
Create engaging pins either right on the Pinterest app, OR you can create them in Canva, send them to your phone, and then upload them via the app.
Make sure each idea pin has music, OR you can voice record yourself! This will help with the engagement on the pin and help your pin get accepted into the program faster! You can use the FREE royalty free music that is in the idea pin creation section of the app.
Give instructions on the last slide. Such as “save this pin for later!” or “visit my Pinterest profile for more inspiring ideas!” or BOTH!
Remember, this is a NEW program, and there will be glitches; this is why only a certain number of users have early access.
If a glitch occurs, try not to freak out, and visit the Pinterest Business Community for more information on it! Usually, if you are dealing with it, so are others, and this is a great place to find answers and speak with Pinterest team members directly!
And if you are ready to fully take your Pinterest Marketing to the NEXT level, click here!
How to use Pinterest to grow your Instagram Followers
In the era of building an online presence, algorithms seem to be making it harder and harder to grow that desired large following most of us want to achieve online.
And after 2020 rolled around, many business owners turned to online marketing more than ever, with a 17% increase in online (social media) advertising from 2020-to 2021. And that number is expected to double by the end of 2022.
The Instagram algorithm (like every other algorithm) is a set of rules that determine which content gets seen.
Many Instagram users are facing significant challenges now more than ever, not only when it comes to growing followers but when it comes to getting their content seen.
That is where Pinterest comes in. In this post, I will discuss how you can use Pinterest to increase your followers and boost engagement.
First things first, start a Pinterest for business account.
Not a blogger? That’s fine; you don’t need to be. You’re an influencer. Or maybe a business owner, either way, you are using Instagram to make money being an influencer or to help bring awareness to a product you sell.
That’s why you are reading this post, right?
Pinterest is a HUGE and very popular visual search engine. With users being attracted to the same aesthetic you are putting out on Instagram. And now more than ever, with over 433 million users active on Pinterest each month, it’s a great way to get eyes and traffic on your brand.
Pinterest works on an algorithm like Instagram, so using it the right way is crucial to success on the platform. Making sure your business account is set up and optimized PROPERLY with current best practices is extremely important for your content to be seen. So even if you already have a Pinterest for business account, you want to make sure you are current on account optimization and best practices and pinning strategies.
You can learn more about properly setting up and optimizing a Pinterest account HERE.
Make your website on Pinterest your Instagram profile link.
While many Pinterest for business users link to a website or blog, some do use their Instagram links!
Samantha Hammack is a GREAT example of this. With over 10 million monthly views, she has her Instagram account linked at the top, where a website would typically go. If you look at her account, you will see she has boards set up to reflect the content she creates and shares on Instagram.
You do not need to have a website or blog on Pinterestto see results.
Even more so, as Pinterest shifts its focus toward Creators and Influencers, it has made it very clear that you don’t need to have a website to see success, and that you can use Pinterest to bring awareness to other Social accounts.
Yes, I know this seems like a pretty obvious step. Back in the day, you used to be able to claim your Instagram account on Pinterest (here is to hoping they bring that back), but you can still link content to Instagram.
I have heard mixed opinions on this topic, but after chatting with my contact at Pinterest last week, she said it’s perfectly fine to link pins to Instagram directly.
Pinterest says: “Going forward, if new content is saved to Pinterest boards from your previously claimed social accounts, your Pinterest profile information will not appear next to it.”
However, it will still send users to whatever you link your pin to.
Keep in mind Pinterest best practices and pinning relevant images to relevant boards. So if your Instagram is all about Motherhood, you can create various boards using trending keyword sentences on Motherhood and send the pins to the appropriate boards.
You have two options with this:
ONE: You can either pin right from Instagram following the below instructions. The only downfall with this option is you can’t correctly optimize the pin. It will pull the wording right from Instagram, which most likely won’t be using proper Pinterest SEO and best practices for optimizing pins.
Or two: You can save the Instagram image to your phone or computer and manually upload and pin it that way. This is the best option as you will be able to properly optimize your pin this way. Giving it a much better chance of reaching a larger audience.
Use a call to action on pins you create for Pinterest.
For example, if you make an idea pin (they can’t link to URLs anyways, at least not yet) you can create an idea pin using your content from Instagram and add a call to action on your pin image AND in the note section of your idea pin as well!
Let’s say you are a beauty blogger; you can create a helpful and informative idea pin and add text like this to the last image of your idea pin:
Find exclusive tips on my Instagram highlights @yourusername
For more in-depth content like this, check out my Instagram, @yourusername.
Many Instagram users re-purpose their IG stories or reels and make them into Pinterest video pins or Idea pins! I do this for MANY of my clients! PLUS, Pinterest has started paying creators for idea pins via Pinterest’s creator rewards.
Overall, Pinterest can be a HUGE help in growing brand and business awareness, just like any other social media platform!
The key to success comes down to using the platform correctly. Pinning with outdated strategies can get you into trouble, and all your hard work will be for nothing!
To learn more about current best practices and how to use the Pinterest platform properly, you can click here!
Pinterest Virtual Assistant Jobs. Q and A’s with self-trained Pinterest Virtual Assistants
“How to Become a Pinterest Manager”
“Pinterest Virtual Assistant Jobs”
“How to work from home as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant”
Those are currently the top 3 most searched keyword sentences on Pinterest regarding becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant.
But why has this topic and career taken off so much in the past two years?
Here are a few Pinterest stats that may help answer that question:
Pinterest is the 14th largest social network in the WORLD, beating both Twitter AND Reddit.
There are roughly 431 MILLION active users on the Pinterest platform every month.
Pinterest’s revenue increased by over 20% in Q4 of 2021. With more online stores and business owners realizing the potential the platform has for traffic and sales. Pinterest even said it was “driven by strong demand from retail advertisers.“
75% of weekly Pinterest users say they are “always shopping.” Thus bringing more and more businesses to the platform every single day.
However, the biggest issue with Pinterest Marketing is that a VAST majority of users do not know how to use the platform correctly. And then, in turn, don’t see the desired results they expect to get from pinning on Pinterest.
So many people assume it’s as simple as creating an account, setting up a few boards, and creating a couple of cute pins.
When in fact, it’s SO much more in-depth than that.
And while there are many Social Media managers in this online world, Pinterest is VERY different than Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. And it takes someone who specializes in it to see the success, so many users want and need from the platform.
Thus, expanding the LARGE need for specialized Virtual Assistants. The need for Pinterest Virtual Assistants will only grow as more and more businesses take to Pinterest for traffic and advertising.
I know reading reviews on a course can help sway your decision in whether you want to make a purchase. But I have found that providing interviews with my real-life students and talking about their success and struggles can help readers relate personally. And help make a more informed decision on whether or not this career would be a good fit for them.
You can read my first couple of interviews here. I have brought this series back as it’s a popular one! (So stay tuned for MANY more interviews in the weeks to come!)
Here is an interview with one of my long-time students, Christina. She has put in the work and now runs a successful Pinterest VA business. With ten clients, she has been able to help with the family budget and save enough for her and her husband to start going on vacations.
What made you want to become a Pinterest VA?
I have always been a Pinterest addict! I would spend several hours a day scrolling the feed! After I started my first furniture flipping blog four years ago, I used Pinterest to promote my blog. Once I decided I no longer wanted to flip furniture, I turned my sights to becoming a Pinterest VA.
2. Did you have any Pinterest experience before starting?
The only experience I had was using Pinterest to promote my blog. When I decided to set my sights on becoming a Pinterest Manager, it was time to up my Pinterest game skills and knowledge. I knew my Pinterest skills needed improving. Word in the Facebook blogging groups was that Pinterest Ninja by Megan was the course to take!
While I was hesitant to pay for a course, the free courses that I had completed weren’t providing me with the top-notch skills that I needed to serve my clients properly. And, there was no after-the-course support provided. Megan’s Pinterest Ninja and VA Ninja courses both contained up-to-date information and how to use proper Pinterest tactics. It blew my mind to read about keywords and SEO, which I had never thought about implementing on Pinterest! I could not believe that I was doing it all wrong! Her top-notch support was by far the best in the business. Both of these courses are the foundation for the success of my Pinterest VA business today.
3. Do you or did you have another job?
I was a full-time furniture flipping blogger. Due to an arm injury, I had to give up my furniture flipping days. That is when I decided to start my very own Pinterest VA business.
4. How long did it take to land a client?
After completing both of Megan’s courses, it took me only two weeks to land my first client! I was ecstatic! I implemented everything she taught me in the VA Ninja, and BAM, it worked!
5. How many clients do you have now?
Currently, I have ten clients. Of those ten, I create pin graphics for three.
6. How many hours a day/week do you work?
I currently work around 15 hours a week. I also read Megan’s blog and scroll through her Facebook group daily. They are great resources to keep me informed of new Pinterest practices and trends. Megan is excellent at keeping us up-to-date! She not only gives us current Pinterest news, but she answers questions quickly. She also does Facebook Live sessions that are so helpful!
7. How has having the extra income helped you?
My goal after starting my Pinterest VA business was pretty simple. I wanted to help provide for a portion of the family budget. When I first started, my goal was to make enough per month to pay for my car payment. Now, not only do I provide income for our family budget, my husband and I can take vacations that we have always dreamed about with the extra income!
8. What would you say your biggest struggle was?
My number one struggle was fear. The fear of others thinking I was stupid and, quite frankly, the fear of being rejected. The fear that my talents just were not going to be good enough. For example, I would spend literally hours creating one pin graphic! And after finally completing the graphic, I struggled with sharing it with my client. Will they like it? Will they think it looks ridiculous? The struggle was real! It took a lot of sticky notes with positive quotes placed around my office to get my mindset where it needed to be. You will experience fear, but do not let it overcome you. You can do this! This is another good reason why I love Megan’s Facebook group and why it’s an important part of my daily routine. Not only do we get our questions answered, there are other Pinterest VA’s who will support you and lift you up!
Christina has worked so hard, and I am so proud of her! It’s fantastic to see students have such incredible success!
I encourage you to check out Christina’s website here and see if you can gain a little inspiration for yourself!
And if you want to learn more about Pinterest Marketing and becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant, you can click here!