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.
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!
You can check out Brittany’s site here.
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!