If you’ve landed here, you’re just like me, looking for ways to make money from home – without the typical 9-5 gig.
My work-at-home journey started when my daughter began her first year at school. I really wanted to start working again and contribute to our household financially.
So, I started a nanny job. It was okay, but unfortunately, the pay wasn’t that great. Plus, it was pretty exhausting. Nanny burn-out is real!
I started looking into alternative ways to make money from home. I spent months, literal MONTHS, looking into every make-money-online method under the sun.
I fell into some scams. I’m not afraid to admit it. Sleazy sales calls? Yep.
Oh, you just need $11,000 for me to learn from you? Umm, no.
The one thing I was/am not willing to do is compromise my integrity for money. I simply could not get on board with playing to people’s desires for wealth, which is exactly what a lot of the “internet millionaires” do.
It’s really sad.
I like people… I don’t want to take advantage of them!
After I had enough of the ‘make-money-online’ crowd, I decided to look into blogging. As you can see, I’ve stuck with it. 😉
Learning to build websites and blogs ultimately led me to learn Pinterest marketing. After all, it’s an amazing source of traffic for new blogs. E-commerce websites and service providers also benefit from the platform’s 450+ million active users.
I love love love Pinterest. ❤️ I would scroll on Pinterest over Facebook or Instagram any day!
If you love Pinterest as much as I do, there is an amazing way to earn a real living while helping businesses and bloggers get more traffic and sales from Pinterest. 🤑 The position is called a Pinterest Manager (sometimes called a Pinterest VA, but you can earn much more with the “manager” title!).
The best part(s) about being a Pinterest Manager:
- You get to work on your own schedule (you do NOT have to be available 24/7 like other social media management jobs – yay!)
- Be your own boss
- Choose what services you want to offer
- Choose how much $ you want to make
- Work from anywhere that has wi-fi
You can also be picky about the clients you work with. You officially have permission to NOT work for a-holes. Businesses and bloggers are fully aware that Pinterest is a traffic goldmine. There’s plenty of fish in the sea!
Businesses are looking for a Pinterest manager who knows what they are doing to take control. It’s a position that is highly in demand right now.
What to Do First
To create effective Pinterest strategies for clients, you’ll need to be up to speed on what is working on Pinterest at any given point in time.
Since I started my business in early 2019, Pinterest has been like a wild rollercoaster of algorithm changes, low impressions, and glitches. But don’t let that scare you away from the platform!
The best way to get started is to learn the in’s and out’s of a solid Pinterest strategy. You can get a copy of our latest Pinterest Strategy Guide here.
Once you’re familiar with the strategies, you’ll want to practice what you’ve learned on your own account to see the kind of results you can expect to get for clients.
What does a Pinterest Manager actually do?
Pinterest managers do a variety of tasks including scheduling pins in Tailwind (affiliate link), designing click-worthy pins for clients, writing pin descriptions, reviewing account analytics, and doing Pinterest SEO research.
You can learn many of these skills for by purchasing affordable courses.
- Learn Pinterest SEO: Pinterest Rank Boost 2.0 (use code LEARN to get a discount!)
- Learn effective Pinning Strategies fast: Scheduling Shortcuts [Hacks for the NEW Pinterest Algorithm]
- Learn Pin Design Hacks + Get 50 Templates that Work: Quick Pins Template Bundle
Pinterest VAs are the most flexible out of all social media management positions out there. You do not have to be available 24/7 to moderate comments or groups, which is why I love it SO MUCH!
How do I know if becoming a Pinterest Manager is right for me?
There are just a few qualities that set someone apart to be a good Pinterest Manager:
1. Must enjoy Pinterest
Obviously, you’re going to spend a good amount on the platform. If it’s a platform you love to be on, your work feels less like work.
2. Must be organized
When you have multiple clients, you need to be relatively organized. This will look different for everyone. Personally, I like to use a mix of paper and digital. You can get a copy of the Google Sheet I use to keep my client work organized inside of this course.
3. Must be self-motivated
Doing any kind of work from home requires you to be self-motivated. You won’t have a boss hovering over your or checking your work, so you need to be able to play that role with yourself.
I’ve found that one of the best ways to keep motivated is to read quotes and articles written by other entrepreneurs. You can also hire a coach or mentor to help you push past any blocks you may have that keep you from reaching your full potential.
Since I started sharing my strategy secrets, I created a Facebook group just for students. It’s an intimate group of bloggers and Pinterest Managers who encourage and motivate each other daily.
The Pinterest Management and VA community is growing fast, but it is still in its early stages. Which means now is the perfect time for you to join and learn this in-demand skill. More and more companies want to leverage the power of Pinterest – especially now that the platform has gone public.
There has never been a better time to turn your love for Pinterest into a part-time or full-time income!
If you’re curious, but still have questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to chat with you!
Cheers to your success,