On today's episode, I have a surprise guest with us. Her name is Tasha Booth from TashaB Solutions. She is an Online Business Manager including a Pinterest Virtual Assistant and Business Strategist.
She helps online businesses, authors and bloggers with the back ends of their businesses like digital marketing and any kind of technology needs around WordPress and SquareSpace.
Pinterest Virtual Assistant + Online Business Manager
She helps online businesses set up and grow their Pinterest accountants to drive traffic to their sites. She has a team of five subcontractors to include;
- Graphic designer
- Video Editor
- Social Media Manager
- Facebook Ad Specialist
She has a lot of fun helping her clients and loves the fact that she gets to learn something new every day.
Also, she enjoys seeing progress in her client's business and enjoys helping people and seeing their business grow knowing that she and her team are a part of that dynamic.
As a Pinterest Virtual Assistant she has clients in 6 different countries and all of the work is done online. She is based in the US and she has clients in 10 different states. She is focused on curating a relationship with each and every client.
They all have her phone number, her email address and they know that she is okay with them contacting her via these methods. It helps them to get to know her better so that she can serve their business more efficiently.
She started out almost by accident as she was already a blogger and pretty comfortable with Pinterest and Social Media Marketing when she saw many businesses looking for Pinterest Virtual Assistants.
Since she had existing student loans to clear she decided to do this part-time.
Her business grew to the point where she needed to quit her job and do her business full time.
Her Mother has been and continues to be her role model and biggest fan. She has always trusted Tasha, advised her to go with her heart and to trust herself.
Her mother has always given her permission to just jump and do things without feeling as if she has the wrong answer.
The Best Advice
The best advice that Tasha has received to date in business is this.
Create standard operating procedures before she thinks she needs them for her Pinterest Virtual Assistant business.
One key reason for this is to increase efficiencies around how things are done and to reduce bottlenecks in workflows.
Her Mother has always said to whom much is given much is required.
So she always tries to find ways to give back, to help others who are not yet at the point of success where she is at present.
Having her business has helped her to do just that and to be a mentor for others.
She mentors via one on one coaching and also helps other people who have just started on the Pinterest Virtual Assistant path.
As they are looking for advice on how to improve their craft. People also request her assistance via social media.
One Thing Impacted Her Life to Date
She was married to an amazing guy for a little over 10 years. He was amazing but they were not amazing for each other. "You're great, I'm great but we're not great together".
It was so hard but it was a turning point for her where her life didn't have to look like anybody else's neither did she have to validate her choices with anybody else.
She can steer her boat a different way if she knows deep down that it is not going the way that it should.
Freeing herself to say that this is not what it should be and freeing him to be okay with this decision was a huge for both of them.
When is Best to Take the Leap
Tasha decided that it was time to take the leap when the income from her side hustle, Pinterest Virtual Assistant, outpaced the income from her corporate job.
It was getting harder and harder to juggle and manage both. Also, it was not fair on her husband as she was spending a lot of time at night, on weekends and on early mornings.
Her clients were giving her more responsibility which was great but she just didn't have the capacity in her life and her brain.
So it was just a matter of making a decision and changing course like she has done previously.
The big decision to start a side hustle was the need to pay off student loans just by doing something on the weekends or at night. It gave her the ability to work in her pyjamas which was the most amazing thing. She just loves it.
The worst piece of advice she ever received was that she didn't need a website for her side hustle.
On her bucket list are so may things but the biggest that has been on her list since she was 16 which is to own an apartment in Spain. At the age of 16 she went on a trip to Spain during spring break and fell in love with the food, culture, architecture, language and the people.
She has it all planned out, she will have the apartment in Spain, rent it out to the grad student during the year and live there for 3 months of the year during the summer when the grad students go somewhere else.
When ask; "who would you trade places with for one day", Tasha wanted to pick two people. Audra McDonald who is an American Actress and Singer who won 6 Toni Awards for her work on Broadway stage. The only person to win all 4 acting categories.
The other person is Misty Copeland who is the first African American who was the principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT). The first African American to achieve this status in ABT's 75 year history.
Her guilty pleasure is Tater tots. Family size Tater tots.
Just go for it. don't be afraid to try things, don't be afraid to fail. Tasha failed so many times but that is how she learned what she didn't want to do.
She did learn what she wanted to do better. You have one life to live so just enjoy it, be free to play around and do things and scare yourself and all those things.
Tasha's Future Plans
She will be launching 3 mini courses around Pinterest for Business. The first part of the course is focused on beginners teaching them how to get their Pinterest Business Account set up. The second part of the course is focused on advanced users teaching them to work with a scheduler.
The third part of the course is for those wanting to become Pinterest Virtual Assistants including how to find their own clients and all that good stuff.
If you want to connect with Tasha to work with her or to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant you can do so using TashaBSolutions.com or Facebook.com/tashabsolutions, Twitter.com/tashabsolutions.
Thanks so much for listening to the podcast today. Enjoy the rest of your day and the rest of your week. Bye for now.
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