Conversations with a Pinterest VA – Hannah Murphy

September 23, 2019

I recently invested in the services of a Pinterest VA, and honestly, it’s been one of the best business decisions I have made! Not only has it saved me plenty of time to focus on other areas of my business, I have the support of one amazing human, Hannah Murphy.

Not only is Hannah a COMPLETE BOSS at Pinterest management, she also specialises in systems and productivity – amazing right? Today I sat down with Hannah to talk through her experiences as a VA, her challenges, and what she’s learnt so far.

Hi Hannah! Could you tell me a bit about why you started your business and what the initial vision was?

I started my business because I loved the idea of business and helping other women in business. My initial vision was to just have it as a side thing while I completed my university degree… however the more and more I do it, the more and more I fall in love with business!

Have you faced any challenges along the way? What was this like for you?

A LOT! I’m pretty sure that there isn’t any business owner who has had the perfect ride. For me, I faced challenges around limiting mindsets, crafting offers that sell, and learning to work from home with limited business knowledge. I found it hard to begin with, yet now whenever I’m faced with a challenge, while still hard, I take it more as a learning opportunity then I did in the begin phases of my business.

How did you overcome these challenges?

Three things really helped me:

  1. I hired a coach: having someone in your corner to keep you accountable and bounce ideas off is so helpful
  2. I spent time nurturing my clients to the best of my ability and focused on getting really good at my offerings
  3. I let my why pull me through. Often times when business got hard, I would think about having to get a job and change my lifestyle, I would think about the clients I wouldn’t be able to serve if I quit… and I let that drive me through the hard days.

What is it that you enjoy the most about what you do?

I love seeing people reduce their business overwhelm and being able to play a part in that brings me so much joy.

If you could give women in business one piece of advice, what would that be?

There are so many pieces of advice I could give that I learnt along the way but I think one of the biggest was under promise and over deliver. Go above and beyond for your clients and your community by serving beyond what they expected.

Want a free guide to creating a productive schedule in 30 minutes? Download Hannah’s Guide here!

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