This week, I’m doing things a little bit differently. Today, I’m putting on my storyteller cap. I am telling you the story of how Pin Savvy Media came to be and why the rebrand had to happen. It is a story that I get asked about often, and that I love to think about and tell.
I hope this will encourage those of you interested in starting a Pinterest management business and inspire those of you wanting to be an entrepreneur. If you have been here before you know we were called Virtually Nessa. We have actually done a rebrand.
My journey started in 2019. I was about to finish my degree the following and knowing myself, I knew I needed something to keep me busy. A side-hustle because of the way my brain works, I need to be productive.
I have always wanted to be my own boss and create something for myself. So, I went online and did my research until I found out about Pinterest management and I never looked back. I took courses and honestly for me it was pretty straightforward, especially with my marketing and public relations background.
I reached out to my friends who were bloggers and asked if I could assist that way I get the experience and learn what works while they get traffic for free. Honestly, it was a win-win situation.
I had two clients and I could feel I had an idea of what I was doing. So, I started Virtually Nessa and since I was working on my own with no team, I felt it was appropriate and personal. I felt the need to do everything on my own.
I created my website while working on my beta clients’ accounts. Of course, had some fears in the beginning. You know like will I make a mistake? Do I really know what I’m doing or is that my ego talking? I remained in a comfort zone for some time. I made some mistakes in my business but I learned from them.
REBRAND: WHY DID I REBRAND TO PIN SAVVY MEDIA?
This is the question, isn’t it? It’s simple actually, I created a strategy for my business, and for my long-term goals to be successfully achieved, I needed to rebrand my business. As a Pinterest Strategist, I’m always preaching to my clients you have to formulate a strategy that accommodates your long-term marketing goals. Kind of ironic I was not listening to my own advice.
So, I reached out to my friend who is a brand strategist. I told her what I was thinking and she worked with me. We needed to understand what I wanted for my brand not just change my color palette. I got a brand archetype, brand message, and a color palette to match my brand message. I really debated if I should do this rebrand but I needed to get out of my comfort zone.
BUILDING A TEAM:
With the rebrand, I knew I needed to add more people to my team. I took a different approach when adding people to my Pin Savvy team. When I began my journey, I was a freelancer and so I know from experience how hard it is for a freelancer. My team is made up of freelancers. I couldn’t find a Pinterest virtual assistant who could do everything my clients needed so I trained her and the system I used is what I offer in my Pinterest personalized coaching. Now she is a Pinterest manager who can build Pinterest strategies.
I decided to add a team because we were growing and doing everything on my own was stressful. And if in the process I can help a freelancer in the process well then I have achieved another woman with her goals. At this point, I decided I needed a business coach. She was amazing! She really helped me put everything in perspective.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR PIN SAVVY MEDIA?
My mom often jokes that I’m a dreamer and way too ambitious. Nothing wrong with a little ambition. I have so many plans for Pin Savvy Media but I will take them one step at a time. One dream I can share with you is one that played a huge factor in our rebrand. I want to build a community for my clients and our network. I am a perfectionist so I’m taking this slow and strategic. It will probably launch end of 2022. I just want it to be perfect and packed with so much for you. I’m nervous and excited at the same time about this new step that Pin Savvy is taking. Thank you for joining me for this one.