Become a Pinterest VA Today! Review

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Become a Pinterest VA today and help entrepreneurs spread their offerings

Do you ever feel that little pang of guilt for spending too much time online? On Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest perhaps? Most of us moms have probably felt that way one time or another. How awesome would it be to learn that your time spent online could be a source of income for your family?

If you're an organized, self-starter who loves following blogs and pinning Pins, then read on. The following Become a Pinterest VA Today! review will show you how you can create an online career as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant and it can help you decide if it's the right fit for you.

First of all, what is a Pinterest VA? For an in-depth answer, you can read this interview with expert Kristin Larsen. In a nutshell, according to Kristin, a Pinterest VA “basically means you're helping someone with Pinterest online and from afar.”

Become a Pinterest VA Today! teaches the ‘how-tos' of building a Pinterest VA business that you can run from the comfort of your own home, on your own schedule.

Program name: Become a Pinterest VA Today!
Website: https://pinterestva.com
Creator: Kristin Larsen

Introduction to Become a Pinterest VA Today!

Kristin Larsen is an online business owner and the creator of Believe in a Budget, the blog that launched her online career. She is a Pinterest expert, having run her own highly successful Pinterest management business and being the creator of a variety of Pinterest-related products. She is also an expert side hustler.

Her background makes her perfect for creating this program, which covers not only how to do the work of a Pinterest VA, but also how to start and run the business side of your business.

Become a Pinterest VA Today! in a Nutshell

Pros

  • It is possible to go through the material within a month or two and then get right to practicing your skills and finding clients
  • Once you purchase the program, it is available to go through at your convenience and in whatever order you want
  • The comprehensive program material is presented concisely
  • The program content is updated as Pinterest and/or Tailwind makes changes; for example, when Pinterest releases new best practices, content is updated in the program right away
  • You can tailor your business to the Pinterest VA services you want to offer: setting up or updating Pinterest accounts, converting personal accounts to business accounts, setting up Pinning schedules, creating and designing Pins, and more!
  • It has a low start-up cost compared to other businesses
  • The program outlines how much to charge clients based on hourly rates and packages
  • Program members have lifetime access to updates at no additional cost

Cons

  • You'll have to be a self-starter to be successful – as an entrepreneur, you'll have to find your own clients and then keep them happy
  • The program touches on where to find and pitch clients, but some students felt like they needed more ideas and help with this. However, the program content has been updated based on member feedback and the program now includes several different ways to market your business.
  • If you need a secure income immediately, it may not be for you right now. It can take time to build your skills (both Pinterest skills and sales skills), find clients, and grow your business
Kristin in a video about how to work with clients
Kristin in a video about how to work with clients

Become a Pinterest VA Today! Overview

Become a Pinterest VA Today! is a self-paced, online program that teaches the skills needed to launch and grow a successful Pinterest VA business, from Pinterest knowledge to the basics of running your business. The program has recently been reframed to focus on the end goal of a side hustle making $1,000-$2,000/month.

The Become a Pinterest VA Today! coursework includes technical training on Pinterest, Tailwind, and Canva, Pin requirements and best practices, tools to use and who should pay for them, services to offer and what to charge, invoicing and contract tips and tricks, and more.

There are plenty of ‘how-tos' including how to:

  • create Pins that will stand out from the rest
  • establish a web presence and build a portfolio
  • find clients and pitch them
  • read analytics
  • interview and onboard new clients
  • report the results to your clients

The material is well-presented, and some students said that the videos make it feel like Kristin is right there teaching you. You can complete the material quickly if you're motivated. Unlike some online programs, which require long-term commitments, if you block out time, you can be through the material and on to practicing skills and finding clients within a month.

The program now has two options: a self-study program (where you can join the paid community optionally) and the self-study program + Community (where the community is an automatic part of your package.)

Who is Become a Pinterest VA Today! for?

The program is great for current virtual assistants who want to add Pinterest services to their business, or for someone who wants to get started as a VA. It is also for entrepreneurs who like helping bloggers and business owners, and anyone who wants a work-from-home job with a flexible schedule.

Become a Pinterest VA Today! is particularly good for busy moms looking to work from home, because tasks can be done at any time of day and they can be done in short chunks of time (like that hour or two during nap-time or before the kids wake up in the morning).

Become a Pinterest VA Today! Training and Resources

The program curriculum includes four comprehensive modules, lesson homework, customizable templates, step-by-step guides, 10+ training videos, student success stories, and more. The modules cover the following:

  • your role as a Pinterest VA
  • services you can offer
  • how to find and land clients
  • how to work with clients
  • tech training
  • advanced services you can offer

Some of the things students learn in the tech training include:

  • how to design Pinterest Pins with Canva
  • setting up and navigating the Pinterest biz platform
  • how to schedule content using Tailwind
  • Pinterest and Tailwind analytics
  • how to use Pinterest SEO to get the most mileage from your pins
  • how to scale your PVA biz by offering Promoted Pins services

The program and bonuses include actionable companion workbooks, templates, and additional resources. One example is the Client Onboarding Workbook.

a PDF in the Promoted Pins section
A PDF in the Promoted Pins section

Student Support

When you join the program, you can choose to have access to the Pinterest Presence Community, which is an active and supportive community of your Pinterest VA peers and PVA Team Members.

As a beginner Pinterest VA, the Community will be there to help answer program questions and give you feedback.

There is also a resource center of videos and relevant questions and answers about the program and working with clients.

You'll have access to a 4-part wellness series from the Community's Wellness Coach, which can be super important when you’re nervous about landing your first client, as well as access to all previous Community Office Hours.

Another benefit of joining the Community is the exclusive job leads, which are added on a regular basis. In the last year alone, leads worth a collective $630,000 were shared in the Community!

Another note about the Community – it is no longer housed within FaceBook. PVA now has its own online community. Gone are the days of searching for topics inside the Facebook group with outdated info. Everything in the new community is categorized and easy to find. The goal is to create a community that is a major resource center and networking resource with your peers.

Educational Qualifications and Skills Needed

There are no specific educational prerequisites needed to take this program. You need to have basic computer skills and be familiar with navigating the internet.

Other helpful qualities include:

  • Willingness to work hard and learn new things
  • A ‘go-getter' attitude
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to sell

You may be wondering if you need an artistic side to be a Pinterest VA. While someone with creative skills may really love Pin design, it's really not a necessity. With free stock photos from sites like Pixabay, tools like Canva, and the lessons in Become a Pinterest VA Today!, it can be pretty easy to create pins.

Additional requirements:

  • Computer and internet access
  • A printer, if you want to print the material that comes with the course
  • A Tailwind account, if you plan to schedule Pins (You will need one and your clients will need one as well.)
  • Your own website and blog is recommended, but not required
A peek inside the course
A peek inside the program content

Price of Become a Pinterest VA Today!

The program has two options now:
Self-Study Program: Full payment of $899 or 2 payments of $479
Self-Study Program + Community: Full payment of $1599 or 2 payments of $799.50

My Final Opinion

Become a Pinterest VA Today! teaches the tools you need to perform Pinterest virtual assistant services and how to create a work-from-home business. The material is presented in an effective and easy-to-understand manner. If you put in the work, you can complete the program in less than a month and move right on to practicing and finding clients soon after. In addition, graduates recommend the program to others.

Overall, it is a great opportunity for moms who want to work from home because it's highly flexible. As a Pinterest virtual assistant, you can work in short blocks of time whenever you can fit them in. For example, you can create Pins for your clients in one block of time and then schedule them with Tailwind in another. You also choose how many hours you can work and then only take on the number of clients you can manage within that time frame.

The suggested hourly rate to charge as a beginner is decent, and there is the opportunity to scale quickly as you develop your online skills. The main thing to keep in mind is that you'll have to be a go-getter, especially if you want to make it a full-time career. As a solopreneur, finding clients is on you. To build your business, you will have to be persistent.

Verdict: It provides a legitimate, anywhere anytime career.

If you're interested in learning more, six graduates who now run their own businesses came  together to do a two part interview:

Pinterest VA Group Interview (Part I): What Does a Pinterest VA Do?

Pinterest VA Group Interview (Part II): How is Pinterest Management Different from Being a VA?

Do you have any questions about Become a Pinterest VA Today!? Jump right in and ask them. I'd love to answer them.

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22 thoughts on “Become a Pinterest VA Today! Review”

  1. Stefanie Williams

    I purchased Become a Pinterest VA Today last summer and got distracted by other projects. I decided this spring it was time to jump in, so I joined the Pinterest Post Community as the extra kick I needed to get it done. I have found the group to be super active, full of supportive members, including direct support and feedback from Kristin and Gina and their team member Jessica as well. I don’t say that lightly because it was hard to let go of the free groups I was in before the changes were made!!! But I am so glad that I took the leap and joined. I’ve also been impressed by the quality of leads.

    I haven’t officially landed my first Pinterest client just yet, but I have been on a couple calls with interested business owners and my fingers are crossed for an upcoming call to get set up with one of them.

    I just wanted to share my experience with anyone who might be on the fence. I have no doubt that with persistence there is an awesome business to be built with Pinterest marketing.

    1. I had heard that some other students had also been concerned when Gina and Kristin stopped the free Facebook group. But it sounds like the new paid group, Pinterest Post Community, is well worth it. I can imagine that the environment is much more focused when it consists of people who really want to be there and are serious about progressing.

      Let us know how things progress for you, Stefanie. We want to know when you get your first client! 🙂

      Robin

      1. Hi Robin. I just wanted to give you an update. I’ve provided Pinterest services for several entrepreneurs since commenting in June (designing Pins, consulting, and scheduling), but today, I signed my first official contract to provide Pinterest services on an on-going basis. I’m pretty excited!

        1. Great news, Stefanie!
          From your experiences so far, how is your confidence level in terms of improving your Pinterest skills, being able to get more clients and providing them with valuable services? I hope I’m not being too direct here, but many are quite curious about this whole Pinterest VA career idea and I love hearing different peoples’ points of view.

          Robin

          1. Not too direct at all. I am fascinated by the whole online business thing and how it works differently for different people. I’ve seen some people go out and get clients in a short period of time, and for others, it takes longer.

            It takes longer for me because I am pretty cautious about it. With my schedule (kids, existing freelance business, part-time job), I need to be certain I’m ready to take on a new client and deliver, plus I tend to get nerves and hold myself back when offering new services.

            However, I definitely see the demand for Pinterest services. There are so many online entrepreneurs and business owners out there and most of them could benefit from Pinterest marketing. I’ve watched a lot of job leads open and close while I’ve been pursuing other things and slowly building my Pinterest skills to a level that I am confident in, and have even passed on a great opportunity because I didn’t feel ready. I haven’t started cold pitching (for Pinterest services) or looking on platforms like Upwork, yet I have my first contract. If I can do it, anyone can do it!

            As far as confidence in skills, you can learn the skills, but for people like me, you have to actually do it for someone to build that confidence. Offering services for experience and testimonials helped a lot. At any rate, my plan going forward is to provide excellent services for my new client and only pitch if I see an opportunity or business that looks like a great fit.

            I feel like I am laying the groundwork for what’s to come. Eventually, I won’t be needed at my part-time job, which I am keeping because I love it and because I thrive on a schedule. And my kids are getting older. By the time my youngest is in Kindergarten next year, I will be in a great position to build my business further. In my opinion, if you are interested in creating a work-from-home income, this is a great skill to build.

  2. Thank you for a thorough review on an interesting angle, never thought about being able to do Pinterest VA, I think it would be perfect for people who are already active in the Social Media field and want to turn it into an income.
    I would not go and look for it if I were just starting out to look for a Work At Home option – as I know when I first started in looking for a WAH option – I was as green as the grass! No prior knowledge can be a downer in this case.

    But this is really good for reference later on when we are online ready!
    Cheers – Orion

    1. Glad you liked it, Orion.
      Pinterest seems to be a hidden goldmine – many marketers and content creators don’t seem to have gotten it yet. But those that have, and have been able to get the hang of it are able to drive a good amount of traffic to their site. So anyone ready to learn the secrets of Pinterest has a great tool to help online entrepreneurs with. As you say that would be much easier for people who are already in the Social Media field.

      If you do come back to it later, let us know how it goes!
      Robin

  3. Kelly’s comment kind of scared me. You present this course as a good one. But is it? Why was she so adamant that people not join the course?

    1. I’m sorry about that, Patti. Kelly appeared to have not been able to achieve the results she wanted or expected. I obviously can’t explain why. But she wants people to know that though the course may be full of content, finding clients may not be that easy – in her case, nearly impossible.

      You said I presented the course to be a good one. Yes I did because it is – it is full of good, clear content showing you how to start and grow a Pinterest VA business. It does give some tips on how to find clients, but they may or may not be enough for some people. There are still many entrepreneurs who do not yet know the value of Pinterest for their businesses. So it is up to you to find people who you think would benefit and convince them how it will help them. So