If you would’ve told me just a few months ago that I’d be running a full-time, successful Pinterest Management business from home and earning almost 4 times what I earned as a teacher in under a year - I probably would’ve laughed in your face!
I honestly still can’t believe it most mornings when I wake up and am so grateful to have taken the leap. I get endless questions about how to make a living from this as well and how to successfully land clients, which I will be sharing in this post.
How Did I Get Started?
I was blogging about teaching and living abroad and came across a YouTube video about how Pinterest could help drive traffic to your website. I quickly started learning the ins and outs of how to work Pinterest and Tailwind and while on the platform came across various articles on how business owners would actually pay you to do the same for them.
I was honestly so skeptical at first but started to notice that each post I came across mentioned the same course, Become a Pinterest VA Today!
I was hesitant to buy the course because I felt like I already knew a lot about Pinterest Marketing and didn’t want to waste my money on the same information - but at the same time was at a loss for how I would actually get clients, onboard them and deliver results.
It must have taken me months before I bought the course on a whim and decided to dive head first. I consumed all of the course material and had my website up with packages within the first month, I started blogging weekly about everything I was learning and approached a friend to experiment with her account in exchange for a testimonial.
As of today, eight months later, I now have ELEVEN monthly Pinterest Management clients and an assistant to help me with the workload, with new inquiries coming in weekly.
The Course I Took
If you’ve had your eye on the Become a Pinterest VA Today course for a while now, or perhaps this is your first time hearing about it, I can’t recommend it enough! It’s an online course that should take you less than a month to complete if you’re dedicated to it (which I was).
There are video tutorials covering everything from the basics of setting up a Pinterest account to scheduling through Tailwind to using Canva for pin design. It also goes into depth about how to pitch clients (with templates!), website tips and packages.
They’ve even got a paid membership for a Facebook Group that delivers client leads almost weekly - how cool is that?! I’ve personally landed two clients from this group.
You don’t need to know anything about Pinterest Marketing or business before you start doing this as a side-hustle or full-time career. However I’d suggest checking out this post to see if you’ve got the skills to do this successfully based on my experience.
It’s also important to note that I did a lot of self-study outside of the course. I kind of became a bit obsessed with everything business, branding and blogging and it’s definitely contributed to my benefit.
What I’m trying to say is, after the course I continued learning and improving my business. It gave me a good foundation for beginning my business and landing my first clients (I signed my first paying client within a month) and then I recognized I need to learn more before Haskin Creatives could grow.
How Do I Land Clients
Website and Blogging
I haven’t missed a single week of blogging in the eight months since I started - I actually just realized this while writing this post and can’t believe it! Ha! Many consider blogging to be “dead” and not something worth putting time and effort into, but it sure has paid off for my business.
To keep it simple, I provide free information about Pinterest on my blog every week. I create pins for the posts and market it on Pinterest. Pinterest Users interested in Pinterest Marketing for their own blogs and businesses find my valuable content, see that I’m an expert in my field and continue to look into my services.
The beauty of blogging with Pinterest is that I’m attracting potential clients actively searching for information on Pinterest and gaining their trust through showing them I know what I’m talking about.
I also rank high on Google Search for several posts which get me found for searches like
“Pinterest Manager” which is super helpful when potential clients are looking for one. I don’t know too much about SEO but whatever I’m doing seems to be working, so I’m continuing on with consistent content and using Pinterest keywords in my posts.
Besides blogging and clients accidentally finding my services, a few of my clients have mentioned that they actually searched for a Pinterest Marketing Expert on Pinterest itself. This makes sense as why wouldn’t an expert in Pinterest be on Pinterest?
Many other Pinterest VA’s and Pinterest Manager’s don’t see the value in growing their own account but it really does help potential clients find you and see you know how to market on the platform.
I had tried this (as suggested by the course) when I first started and quickly gave up thinking it wasn’t for me - mainly because I didn’t see any results. What I later learned is that with cold emailing you’ve got to get a large volume of emails out to see results.
Once I started sending out 10 emails a day, I actually started getting replies. Sure, some of them were straightforward “no’s” but I eventually went on to land three clients.
Paid Membership Facebook Group
As mentioned above, the Become a Pinterest VA Today course has a Facebook Membership option where they provide client leads that you’re able to pitch as well as a community to ask questions and get additional support. I’m now at a point where I know exactly which kind of businesses I want to work with so I don’t pitch every lead, but have secured two from this group so far.
It seems an odd place to put this, but I’d say this is 100% the number one way I land clients. In December I went from 3 to 10 clients just like that. I focused all of my extra time on mindset journaling, affirmations and even purchased the Manifestation Babe Epically Aligned Bootcamp. It was a game-changer, and should definitely be at the top of you to-do’s before you even begin working on your business.
And there you have it. These are some questions I get asked on a regular basis but if you had any others, drop them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you!
If you are seriously considering pursuing this as your side-hustle or full-time business, the course is a great place to start. It only opens a few times a year but getting on the waitlist means you’ll know when it opens again
Hello, I'm Megan! As a Pinterest Virtual Assistant and Educator, connecting ideal clients with online businesses and blogs is my JAM. Sometimes I even get to put my former teaching skills to use by teaching you a thing or two about Pinterest Marketing DIY.