Virtual Assistant Jobs – What Can You Do As a Virtual Assistant?
Often, both individuals and businesses post adverts for virtual assistant jobs.
This is one of the major spreads of the internet “the opportunity to work remotely (almost anywhere around the globe)”. Here’s the problem… many solo-preneurs haven’t got a glimpse of the whole picture yet. Nothing is impossible in the 21st century. You can be in the comfort of your home and earn as much as you want. Yes… as much as you want. As an entrepreneur-Virtual Assistant precisely, you decide what you earn and how you earn it. If you fail, you simply fail yourself. There’s virtually no limit to how much you can earn. That’s the good news.
However, there’s a bad news- The market is overcrowded with virtual assistant jobs. Newbies and professionals alike, seek VA’s from here and afar for the best talent out there. Unfortunately, almost 90% of so-called professionals aren’t experts at all. They simply copy enticing content from others websites or pay someone to write the enticing content for them which they send as a pitch to people seeking Virtual Assistant Supports. Don’t be surprised that they’re always ahead of everyone else and their proposals may fill up the first spaces before yours.
Are Virtual Assistant Jobs Really Worth All The Hype?
Over 80% of businesses spread the hype of what their virtual assistants do for them. This is because a VA can be of much benefit to the company money and growth-wise. Obviously, if the virtual assistant is not a good fit, then you could lose money. No one wants that. This is why every business owner seeking Virtual Assistant support are encouraged to take their time to go through even the later pitches submitted to find out what they’ve got to offer. Of course, the result is always outstanding if they take due diligence.
Note: Real Virtual Assistants are always busy and may not have the time to discover your job advert within the first hour of posting. But, you’re aware pitches are submitted almost immediately once you place your advert. Some don’t even take time to read you your job description before submitting their proposals. They’re simply doing nothing, my dear. Since they aren’t engaged they have all the time to submit proposals even few minutes after your advert placements. This is just a hint for business owners.
What Can I Do as A Virtual Assistant?
You can do a lot of things. In fact, everything you can think of. Whatever services you think you can offer or skill you possess, someone needs them to grow their business. It all depends on your skill set, training, and experience.
Below are some of the services you can offer as a Virtual Assistant.
- Internet Research
- Phone calls and correspondence
- Email Correspondence
- Data entry
- Appointment Schedules
- Blog management
- Social Media Management
- Event Planning
- Graphic Design
- Website Building
- Project management
- Technical Support
- Customer Services
As a Virtual Assistant, you can choose to work as an employee or as an entrepreneur.
But, you’ll, first of all, know which of the routes will pay you better. The quality of your services really has a huge impact on your business. For example, you don’t expect a highly satisfied and happy client to leave you and start looking for someone they’ve not tried their services. I believe you won’t do that too. So, the focus should be more on what you offer than what you start to earn. Once companies discover what you can offer and it meets their business requirements, they’ll be ready to pay you just anything you want.
Note: when you work for a company as Virtual Assistant (employee), there’s much you stand to gain. You don’t have to invest your money to find clients but you’ll have a lot of restrictions (your pay rate, work hours and your working procedures). But when you set up your own Virtual Assistant Business like a2z, you’ll be more flexible (your rates, working hours, working processes, scheduling, choosing clients) and more. However, you’ll have to find your own clients and submit pitches for considerations.
Where Can You Find Virtual Assistant Jobs?
You can find virtual assistant jobs almost everywhere either as a freelancer or an employee.
You can earn any amount depending on how you deliver any of the services. Don’t let anyone deceive you which of the Virtual Assistant Job are high paying or is not. No one will pay a novice who only claims professionalism in words, not in true practice. You need to stand out in whatever services you’re offering and wait for the returns.
Do You Need Any Training?
Is this a sane question? I guess not. There’s no Virtual Assistant service that doesn’t require a training to perfectly execute it. This is one of the major problems many Virtual Assistants often encounter while sourcing for jobs. They simply go for easy tasks that don’t require any training and expect to get paid heaven for it. Listen, anyone can do such jobs including your employers. How then do you expect them to pay you heavily for something they can do? You must offer something exceptional. Something only you can do and do perfectly well. Only then will they rate the value of your services and pay you what you demand.
You can buy online courses for Virtual Assistants, attend events and/or seminars to acquire some skills or sign up for apprenticeship under someone you admire and want to be like. There’s one entrepreneurial quote that best fit in the Virtual Assistant endeavors “Learn before You Earn”
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Or, You could take a walk on the wild side. Send us your resume. We will reach out if we think it would be a good fit. Good Luck!