Traveling is fun and super rewarding and you would be hard pressed to meet someone who says they don’t want to travel and experience more of life. Unfortunately, unless you have an awesome job with generous vacation policy and paid time off, it can be hard to accomplish your bucket list on your own timeline.
Trust me I get it. I was just like you at one point. I was working an OK job that I wasn’t really passionate about. I had been in the industry for over 20 years but due to moving around every 4 years or so for my husbands job I had to constantly start at the bottom.
I Started Digging
I knew that if I wanted to be able to travel and live life on my own terms I needed to create a sustainable career where I could work from anywhere and command my own rate. So I began looking at online options but wasn’t really sure what would be the best option for me.
Virtual Assistant services was something that I was considering getting into. This was mostly because I already had a lot of experience doing administrative work. I wasn’t really sold on it however since it really just felt like taking the mundane and repetitive tasks that I was already doing and moving them to an online space.
It was during my extensive searching I came across Become A Pinterest VA Today created by two of the women I already looked up to in the online workspace, Gina Horkey and Kristen Larsen. I had been using Pinterest since around 2010 or 2011 and it has always been one of my favorite platforms.
I Found My Holy Grail
I actually had no idea that I could be using Pinterest to create income for myself so I was intrigued to say the least. You mean that people will pay me to play on Pinterest all day? Tell me more!
I did a little more research into what a Pinterest Virtual Assistant did and found out that bloggers, coaches, online business owners and even brick and mortar stores needed help with their Pinterest accounts. There really isn’t anyone in any sort of niche that doesn’t need to be using Pinterest to drive traffic to them.
As a Pinterest Virtual Assistant it would be my job to help these business owners and bloggers set up their Pinterest accounts. This also meant I would source appealing images and content, schedule and create pins, run analytics, and come up with new ways to drive traffic to their website.
I felt like it was something that I was born to do. Best of all I could work whenever I wanted to and from where ever I decided I wanted to be that day.
There Are Always Roadblocks
The issue came in that I didn’t really have the money to enroll. I did however have room to put it on my credit card. Even though we were trying hard to pay off debt I decided that I needed to invest in myself.
Could I let the price of the course be the one thing that stopped me from following my dreams? The short answer was no. So I took a leap of faith and enrolled in the course.
A Little About The Course
Become A Pinterest VA Today is really self paced so I set aside time every day after I got home from work to immerse myself in the course. I could tell right away that Pinterest account management was for me because as I learned all of the material I got really excited. I hadn’t been excited about anything in quite some time.
Wanting to get started working as soon as possible, I also knew I needed to take my time learning all of the material. Luckily Pinterest management is really something that you learn as you do it, so I was able to start applying what I was learning to my own Pinterest account right away.
The best part was that I had my first client before ever finishing the course. By using myself and my first client as my practice clients I was able to gain experience as well as build a business that I allowed me the freedom to work whenever I wanted, from where ever I wanted.
And Then It Happened
After my first client appeared it really just snowballed from there. After adding one or two clients a month to my roster comfortably, eventually my income as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant was well surpassing my regular day job income.
I never really thought that full time travel or working from whatever space would be possible for me. I don’t know if I thought it was just what other people do or I didn’t know if I had the drive for it.
Turns out when you find something that you really enjoy and keep your eye on the end result, which for me was working on my own terms, it really is possible. Thanks to Kristen and Gina I now confidently manage Pinterest accounts for several bloggers and life coaches.
My Business Continues To Grow
I am constantly getting referrals from the clients who I have managed to grow their traffic and have even had to refer out to other VA’s when my workload becomes too much for me to handle. This isn’t a bad problem to have.
If you are looking for a way to live your life on your own terms, create additional income, become a digital nomad, or just quit your day job then you might want to look into becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant. Enrollment is only open a few times a year so if Pinterest account management is something that you are remotely intrigued by you wont want to pass up your chance.
You can even grab the Pinterest VA Prep Workbook for FREE right now. It contains a few assignments to get you started and you can see if being a Pinterest VA is the right role for you.
If you have questions about this course or if it is right for you contact me! I am more than happy to tell you more about my experience or answer any questions that you might have before getting started.