You’ve decided to start your own business as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant and *completed training (hopefully!), you’ll now want to create a website. Your website will function as your digital office. It’s where potential clients will go to learn more about you and your services.
The good news is that creating a website doesn’t have to be hard. I highly recommend that you use WordPress.org because in addition to displaying your services you can create blog posts and there’s so much you do with it.
The more content on your site the easier it will be found on Google. For the simplest set up if you’re new to WordPress, I recommend that you *go with SiteGround. You’ll be up and running in no time at all.
You’re also going to need a professional-looking theme. There are some beautiful WordPress themes, created by Bluchic for service-based female entrepreneurs like the one I’m using now called Victoria. *Browse the themes here you’ll love them!
There are a few essential pages you’ll want to make sure you include…
The About Page
An about page is usually the second most popular page on a website. That’s because potential clients want to learn more about the person they’re considering working with. They want to know a bit about your personality and background.
Try to write a brief biography about yourself. It doesn’t have to be lengthy. Just two or three paragraphs that cover the basics like your name, interests, and any previous job experience that’s relevant. For example, if you have completed the *Pinterest VA course, you could mention that on the page.
The Services Page
This is the page where you tell clients what you can do for them. It doesn’t have to be a particularly long page. Write a paragraph that highlights how using Pinterest is beneficial to a client’s business.
Then create a list of tasks you can do for your clients under each service heading. You can use bullet points and cover some of the most important ones. For example, for Pinterest set up some of your tasks might include:
- Create & convert your account to a Pinterest business account.
- Set-up/optimize profile and profile picture.
- Verify domain and enable rich pins.
- Follow a set amount of Influencers.
Remember, that your list of tasks is not
set in stone. You’ll probably change it as you gain experience and learn more
about what services are most enjoyable (and profitable) for your business.
The Contact Form
Next, you’ll need to add a contact form to your services page. You can post your email address but this has a tendency to result in heavy spam, making it more likely that you’ll overlook a message from a potential client.
So, I suggest using *WPForms, I use this plugin on my own service page. WPForms is a drag and drop form builder and it’s really easy to use.
When it comes to building your website,
don’t drag out the process for weeks or months. Create your website and get
busy looking for clients. You can always come back and change it once you have
a steady stream of clients.
If you have completed *this Pinterest VA course like I have, you will know that there is a regular supply of leads in The Pinterest Post private Facebook Group.
There is a charge to be a member of this group and joining is an optional extra, however, you can successfully find clients without being in the group if you’d rather not go for this. The group is great for support and finding clients if you feel you need some support when starting out.
I’ve gained clients through my own site and by posting on social media and Pinterest. Once you start promoting yourself, clients will come.