What if you could earn up to $78 per hour, working from home? You can, according to Indeed.com, by becoming a Virtual Assistant.
A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a work from home job that offers small businesses, entrepreneurs, and even bloggers, assistance with daily tasks.
What Services Do Virtual Assistants Offer?
- Email management
- Editing and proofreading
- Setting up, creating content for, and maintaining social media accounts
- Online research
- E-book and e-course editing and uploading
- Video and Podcasting editing and uploading
- Blog advertising
- Commenting in forums
- Creating infographics (for sites like Pinterest)
- Managing clients’ calendars
- Making travel arrangements
- And more
How To Become A Virtual Assistant?
Many VA’s choose to start their own business when they figure out that most companies hire you as a freelancer, so either way, you are responsible for your own taxes.
The perks of becoming an entrepreneur would be more control over your pay rate, schedule, and choice of clients, like bloggers. 🙂
To start, most VA’s build a website, to direct people to and showcase their services, prices, and testimonials.
You can create a website here in my website tutorial.
Recommended Virtual Assistant Courses
Taking some classes would be helpful in establishing your credibility in the field, especially if you don’t have any experience.
Here are a few recommended resources:
VAClassroom- they offer courses on the most in demand skills.
(IVAA) International Virtual Assistants Association– A non-profit organization dedicated to educating and helping the Virtual Assistance profession.
Fabjob – an excellent guide to help educate yourself on business practices, general bookkeeping, marketing and more.
Join A Facebook Group For Virtual Assistants
After you have your site set up, think about joining Facebook groups for VA’s.
Facebook groups can be a great source of support and encouragement but also an excellent way to land clients because there are usually bloggers in these groups too.
**TIP** Most people don’t realize you can type in Keywords at the top of Facebook like “Virtual Assistants” hit enter and Facebook will work as a search engine to help you find groups you can join.
Places To Find Virtual Assitant Jobs
Here are a few other places I found to help you get started with finding clients.
Now that you know how to start your VA business, it’s time to get busy.
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Hi! I was a stay-at-home mom turned online entrepreneur. My passion is to help other women start, grow and make money online from a blog + biz. Follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.