Side Hustle Spotlight: Pinterest Virtual Assistant

Blog | November 8th, 2022

Anyone can start a Pinterest Virtual Assistant business, and all you need is some basic computer skills and an internet connection. A Pinterest Virtual Assistant helps businesses manage their Pinterest accounts, supporting them with tasks such as creating pins, managing boards, and promoting content.

If you’re looking for a way to earn more money outside of your 9-5 and have a knack for social media, being a Virtual Pinterest Assistant could be the perfect way to save up a little extra doing something you enjoy.

How To Get Started

To get started, you should create a portfolio of your work. Create a free website or blog. Include examples of your work and testimonials from past clients. 

Don’t have any work to show?

Start creating for yourself! Make a few pins and design a couple of your boards from a more organized, strategic perspective. You could focus on homemade recipes for one, DIY crafts for another, and home decor inspiration for a third. Then, add these pin designs to your portfolio and lead website visitors directly to your Pinterest page so they can browse more.

Once you have examples of your work, it’s time to start marketing your services. After you start getting clients, it’s important to deliver quality work and provide great customer service, which will help you build a good reputation and get more referrals.

Training, Certification, and Permits

No formal education or training is required to be a Pinterest Virtual Assistant. However, you should have a strong understanding of how Pinterest works before you start offering your services. 

You can learn about Pinterest by taking an online course, reading reputable blog posts and articles, or experimenting with your personal Pinterest account.

Consider a certification in social media marketing or online marketing to stand out from the competition. Through these certification programs, you’ll learn how to manage a Pinterest account successfully.

Job Opportunities

According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there are over 3.4 million administrative assistants. While they don’t provide any hard data on how many of these are virtual assistants, or better yet, how many are Pinterest-specific virtual assistants, this staggering number alone should make you feel confident about your job prospects.

There are several ways to find potential Pinterest Virtual Assistant job opportunities:
  • Reach out to businesses in your niche and offer your services
  • Post on social media platforms about your Pinterest management services
  • Attend relevant networking events and hand out business cards
  • Join online creator communities and post about your services
  • Add a link to your portfolio in your email signature or your social media bio

Expected Returns

Unfortunately, the BLS also reports that the “secretaries and administrative assistants” job outlook is at an 8% decline. But, we have a hunch that if we could look at the data for virtual social media assistant positions specifically, that job outlook would be a much higher, positive percent increase.

Still, if you can find a job as a Pinterest VA, the median income is $39,680 per year or $19.08 per hour, which is still well above minimum wage and an excellent option for a side hustle!

While you might not want to put all your eggs into the Pinterest Virtual Assistant basket, finding some Pinterest work as a side hustle can be a great way to make extra money while flexing your creative social media skills.