How long does it take to start making money as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant?
I receive emails asking me this exact question about 10-20+ times a week! No joke! Especially now that so many are out of work.
Because of that, I figured I would lay out the process for you so that you have a better idea!
My Pinterest Virtual Assistant business makes me just over $4K a month, and I dedicate around 2-3 hours a day to it, five days a week. Yep, I spend under 15 hours a week working on client work, which is super manageable even now that I have TWO kids home doing virtual learning.
What are the steps?
Let’s start here. If you are completely starting from scratch, as in you don’t even have a website up and running yet, the total set up for that can take any, were from a day to a week depending on how tech-savvy you are.
You DO need a website or a page to direct traffic to and list your services on. If you have a website already, you can simply add a tab to your menu; you can create a free website with Wix, or you can simply link services to a free Facebook business page. However, you can not enable rich pins with a Facebook business page, that is the only downfall with that.
Total time = 1 day to 1 week
Once you have a place to list services, you need to figure out which type of business you want to become. Independent contractor, LLC, or sole proprietorship. You will want to do your research on which of those entities pays the most in taxes (or the least) and which one your business would qualify for. Normally this can be done with one day of research and applications, but for me, it took about three days.
Once you have started your official business set up, you have to wait to get approved as a business. BUT you can start working on other aspects of your business while this process happens. I had my official LLC up and running in LESS than a month of officially applying to be one.
Can you take clients while you wait? Yes, as long as you are tracking your income and setting money aside or potential taxes.
Total time- 1-3 days
After you have applied to be an official business, you can start working on all the other aspects of your business. You are going to need packages for clients to choose from, contracts, welcome templates, break-up letters, monthly report templates, and so on.
You also are going to need to figure out what you are going to charge!
It took me about 10 days to get these all drafted and ready to go. (Fun Fact, my VA course has editable templates already created for you! Saving you a TON of time!)
Total time: 2-10 days
So all in all, you are going to need anywhere from one week to a month to get everything set up and running. Again, this all varies from person to person basis.
Do you need to know Pinterest?
In order to run a successful Pinterest VA business, you need to not only know how the platform works, but you yourself should have success on it before taking on any clients. It’s MUCH more than just creating images and pinning them to boards.
I suggest taking the time to perfect YOUR account before thinking about taking on other people’s accounts. This way, you can show them you are successful and that their account is in good hands!
90% of my clients are referrals! Which is where 90% of your clients will end up coming from! If you do well, your clients will talk! I also have a referral program! I give current clients a one time discount for each new client they send my way!
How long does it take to land a client and make money?
That is 150% up to you! Marketing is key, pinning on Pinterest is even more important! Posting on your Social Media platforms is important, sending out emails to your list is important.
Your success is based on your efforts. I have had students land their first client in 2 days of officially being up and running ,and I have had some students not land a client for a month. It’s all effort based.
The very best way to land clients is to show them and tell them how Pinterest can be beneficial to them. So writing blog posts or posting on Social Media will help with that! You do NOT have to blog, but you do have to be able to post content somewhere online that will help get the message across!
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