How to become a Pinterest virtual assistant, interview #9 – Meet Teagan

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If you ever wondered how to become a Pinterest virtual assistant or how to make money using Pinterest, this interview will REALLY help you out.

I come across questions about how to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant almost every other day and I was happy when I could interview people who have made a full-time income doing this. So, I am EXCITED to bring this interview where we talk about in and outs of how to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant.

This is the ninth interview of our series and we welcome Teagan Alex, who will tell you about how to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant.

If you haven’t read the first three remote job interview, you can check it out

Work from home job interview 2: Meet Drew Drew Duboff – Virtual Assistant

Work from home Job Interview #1 Meet Montse – Translator & blogger

Voice over jobs from home interview #3 – Meet Julie – A voice artist

Work from home job interview #4 – Meet Jessica (Blogger and Businesswoman)

Freelance writing for beginners interview #5: Meet Lisa Tanner

Pinterest Virtual Assistant Interview #6 – Meet Yi Ming Lai

Mom blogs that make money, Interview #7 Meet Saranya

Start a freelance writing business, interview #8 – Meet Kevin

For those of you who have read the first eight interview of our remote job series, you can skip directly to the interview about how to become a Pinterest virtual assistant.

Today, we have Teagan Alex with us and she will talk about tips and tricks to be a Pinterest virtual assistant.

If you are a new reader, let me tell you something about this series.

A lot of my readers are looking for remote jobs and a few of you may be struggling to grow your online business. I receive emails where a lot of you have asked me questions on how to find remote jobs, start working from home, are work from home jobs scam, what are my options etc

The purpose of this interview post is to tell you how others have successfully created a dream job of their own, earning a full-time living (at least $1k-2k+ a month) and staying at home to work.

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If you are NEW to work from home or remote jobs and wondering if it is for you, check out this FREE WORK AT HOME SUMMIT. Not only does this work at home training have workbooks and ebooks to get you in the right mindset and be on track, but it also has a bunch of valuable interview videos with people you may already have heard about (like Gina Horkey of the Horkey Handbook).

Relevant Reads: 

50+ work from home options that are high paying

How to be a freelance proofreader and earn $40000 a year

The questions in this interview will help you understand how to become a Pinterest virtual assistant

  • What are the different remote jobs
  • How to use your existing experience and convert it into a work from home job
  • What resources can help you
  • What are the challenges that others have faced and how they overcame it
  • How much money can you expect to make (and, no whopping 100k claims, I promise)
  • Whether or not your inhibitions are true

If you read the entire interview series, I promise you will overcome some of your challenges and motivated into taking action (because real people are going to talk about how they did it and how you can too)

And, what better time in the year, than NOW to start working from home. It is the holiday season and you can take out a few hours each day working on setting the work from home job that you like.

Today, we have Teagan Alex with us and she will talk about how to become a Pinterest virtual assistant. So, let’s start!

#1 Tell me something about yourself and your work

I am a single mom with a crazy three-year-old boy. I live in sweatpants, drink a dr pepper a day and live for the night – I am a night owl for sure! I love learning and do everything I can to read, listen or digest as much information I can about anything.
Note: If you are new to the word “Virtual Assistant”, I highly recommend you to check out this blog post on How to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant and earn $100 an hour along with this detailed resource. 
I read every night at least 30 minutes before I fall asleep just to squeeze in more info. This is one of the primary reasons why I learned about how to become a Pinterest virtual assistant so quickly.
I work from home as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant and Instagram VA / Social Media Manager. I love it because I get to help other people and their businesses explode and grow. I get to see my work first hand create amazing results.

I highly recommend you to download Become A Pinterest VA Prep Workbook to start with.

#2 How did you become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant?

I had been working in the corporate world for about 5 years after graduating from college. After that, I was working as a marketing director for the company and managing 15+ people. We focused on creating amazing events all over the united states.
Note: Start learning the tricks of the trade and know exact how to become a Pinterest virtual assistant by checking out this video that will tell you a lot about being a successful VA

After working with the company for some time I was pulled into the CEO’s office and I was demoted. I was crushed. I thought I was killing my job and making huge gains for the company. When I asked my CEO why the demotion, she told me that I wasn’t cut out to be a leader. So I gathered my things and went to work on proving her wrong.

I worked 40 hours a week for her and in my off hours, I worked on my own business. After about a month I had a plan in place to get the business up and going. I started by offering Pinterest Virtual Assistance services to friends and family for free, and from there I took referrals from them and started to grow.

I highly recommend you to download Become A Pinterest VA Prep Workbook to start with. I also recommend you to check out this FB live on How to make $$ on Pinterest. It is a gem of a video!

I told myself that when I made as much as I did in my business as I did at my full-time job I would quit. It took 2 weeks. I have been working from home since then!

#3 Did you have any inhibitions about working from home? If yes, how did you overcome it? Did something help (any online resource)?

I was terrified of working at home at first. I was a mom to a 4-month-old at the time, and I didn’t know how I was going to balance work and being a good mother. I was also worried that I would get to a point where I would go lax on my work and I would just want to nap or do whatever I could instead of focusing on my business.

I wanted to make sure I would follow through. To overcome it, I worked at it. I started with a game plan. At the time my kid took 2 naps a day, and went to bed at 8p. So I knew I could work during both of his naps, and then again after he went to bed. So I used those nap hours as power hours to get as much done as I could.

I highly recommend you to check out this FB live on How to make $$ on Pinterest. It is a gem of a video on how to become a virtual assistant and make money on Pinterest!

If it spilled over, I would bring my computer into the living room and put toys up for him to play with so I could be with him while he played. As far as being lax and focusing on my business I set a goal for myself to read a new business /self-development book every month.

I also joined a bunch of business groups online and tried to surround myself with as many people that I wanted to aspire to be like. I wanted to have people that I looked up to, that I could push myself to be like. One of the best things that helped me was the Societe.

#4 How long have you been doing this as your main source of living? When did you start seeing money coming in?

I have been a Pinterest virtual assistant for almost 5 years now. I have loved it! I started seeing money coming in on month 2. The first month I used all my profits to reinvest in my business and get a website and tools in place.

Note: It is important to have a services website if you are going to be a Pinterest Virtual Assistant. It is help you showcase your clientbase, work, results and much more. 

You can start a blog with as little as $3.95 a month or Rs. 276 a month (if you are in India, you can also opt for Hostgator for Rs. 350 a month) or go with the free options. However, I do not recommend using free options. You can read about other options here and here.

You can use this step by step tutorial to get your WordPress blog up and running. If you have difficulty in understanding the basics (like domain name, wordpress.org or .com, hosting etc), you can read this article on website basics.

If you do not want to invest in a website designer (which I did not, and created this website on my own), buy a theme builder like Elementor. It is super easy and is almost drag and drop.

 

#5 Can you share the approximate (monthly or yearly) income from this online business? How much does a Pinterest VA make?

When I first started I was making about $3k a month, as my business has scaled I have managed to have $9k to $11K months consistently.

If you learn how to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant, you can scale quickly and earn $3k+ a month easily.

#6What were the top 3 challenges that you faced while getting started?

Fear of failure for sure, Judgement from others that what I was doing was crazy, and where on earth I was going to find clients.

#7 If you could go back in time, what would you change that would help you get where you are (now)  faster?

I would learn my ideal client day one. That way I could have made everything specified for them from the start. I would have also put systems in place from day one, it is easy when business is good to forget that you have to be actively doing things like blogging, freebies, emails and such to continue to get customers.

If you aren’t doing those you can see the dips, and those are hard to deal with.

#8 What does a typical day of your look like? How much time in a day do you spend on this?

I am up by 8:30 with my little. We have breakfast, chat a bit and watch a set of cartoons. I shower and get dressed and ready for the day. Then I work on getting my toddler ready for the day. We play for a bit and then I feed him lunch. I drop him off at school and I come home.

While he is at school I come home and get straight to work and use those 3 hours as power hours. I eat a snack in there somewhere, maybe. I pick up my son from school and we come home and have a snack. If I am in the middle of a project (which I usually am), I turn on a movie for him and I work another few hours.

We spend a few hours playing, doing puzzles and hanging out. Then we have dinner, and get ready for bed. Once he is in bed and asleep around 8:30, I get back on and work until about 1am. So on a good day I spend about 9 hours on my business.

#9 What types of skills and/or tools are needed to run this online business successfully?

Dedication to what you are doing, patience, and focus for sure. As far as tools I would for sure recommend getting a email with your URL, a site, social media and google drive.

I also use Trello or Asana to get myself organized and on track. Putting a system in place that works for you really helps you run your business. That way you can make sure you accomplish the same tasks every day and then you are ready to tackle the things that come your way or the ones you want to do.

 

Note: It is important to have a services website if you are going to be a Pinterest Virtual Assistant. It is help you showcase your clientbase, work, results and much more. 

You can start a blog with as little as $3.95 a month or Rs. 276 a month (if you are in India, you can also opt for Hostgator for Rs. 350 a month) or go with the free options. However, I do not recommend using free options. You can read about other options here and here.

You can use this step by step tutorial to get your WordPress blog up and running. If you have difficulty in understanding the basics (like domain name, wordpress.org or .com, hosting etc), you can read this article on website basics.

If you do not want to invest in a website designer (which I did not, and created this website on my own), buy a theme builder like Elementor. It is super easy and is almost drag and drop.

#10. Do you recommend any course, blog etc which can help in this journey?

It really depends on what area you are wanting to fall into. I used a lot of Pinterest to find blog posts and then would learn from there. I am actually working on creating a course to help people get into the Pinterest game, and offer a lot of freebies on my sites – www.sheknowssocial.com and www.thesweatpantdiaries.com
I highly recommend you to sign up on the waitlist of becoming a Pinterest VA and learn the tricks of the trade from someone who earns $4k+ a month working part-time. 

The one and ONLY course I suggest to learn Pinterest tactics is Pinteresting Strategies.

It was an ebook which is now converted into a mini-course which deals with manual pinning. Within 4 months, I jumped from 5k to 300k pageviews on Pinterest and referrals to my blog increased accordingly. Manual pinning is important to make Pinterest work for others. She also deals with using Tailwind in the later videos. I highly recommend investing in Pinteresting Strategies.

 

#11. Last but not least, what should be the learning process (or steps) for someone aspiring to be a Pinterest VA?

Learn your craft as well as you can before you take on clients. Granted you aren’t going to know everything they are going to ask for, and there are going to be things that come up that you have no idea how to tackle until you are in there. But the more prepared you can be before the better.

That way when you sit down to have consultations and talk with people you can answer their questions and they feel confident that you know what they are talking about.

Don’t go for all the shiny tools right off the bat – just get the things that you need to do your job. As you grow and learn then upgrade. I would also find a ‘mentor’ of sorts that you can go look at and see how they are doing things, so you have somewhat as a road map to kind of look at.

Another go-to resource is The Pinterest VA Shop  – It is a culmination of everything required to tackle Pinterest problems. From pin graphics, checklists and templates, you have everything you need to manage Pinterest for your clients.

 

Are you looking for work from home jobs or ways to make money online? if yes, you can be a PINTEREST VIRTUAL ASSISTANT. It is the best online job for extra cash and for stay at home moms #workfromhomejobs #onlinejobs #SAHM #sidehustleideas

Actionable tips

Check out “Start a blog with ease” series and get started with your blog. This has all the information related to blogging and how to make money blogging for beginners.

Join my Facebook community and post your questions, wins and get the support

Resources to help you get started working from home –

50+ work from home options that are high paying

How to be a freelance proofreader and earn $40000 a year

Jumpstart your work from home career: Ready to work at home, make a sizable income, and spend MORE time with your family, but have no idea how to get started?? This is exactly what you need! It helps you with how to start freelance writing the right way!

Also, do NOT forget to check this out if you are overwhelmed with the information and starting to work from home. It is a resource that can get you from being overwhelmed to overbooked with clients! No exaggeration.

Skillshare – Skillshare is my go-to place to learn a new skill without having to splurge hundreds of dollar. It is an online learning community where you can explore thousands of classes in design, photography, business, and more. You can get started with a free trial using my link and get access to hundreds of courses. 

FlexJobs If you are a freelancer, you should sign up with Flexjobs. It will help you go through great flexible job listings from legitimate employers quickly, easily, and safely. Every single job on FlexJobs is hand-screened for legitimacy, with no ads or scams mixed in, and every single job offers work flexibility such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time or other flexible options.

Pinteresting Strategies If you are interested in making money online (either with blogging, e-commerce store, digital products or anything else like coaching or writing services), let me tell you one thing – You need Pinterest. In any course you may buy for business, they recommend investing in Tailwind app (the only permitted scheduler for Pinterest)

Many of you, on a tight budget, would not be able to (or want to) pay for it. But, Carly Campbell has figured out a way to go from 1 to 300k by manually pinning on Pinterest. She is a Pinterest strategy goddess, grab her book Pinteresting Strategies. Using her tactics, I quickly scaled from 0 to 150k views. You can also signup with my link and get a month of Tailwind plus free (if you want to try it out before investing ANY money into it).

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