For the longest time, I wanted to work from home but had no idea how to make it happen. All I knew was that I was fed up with my 9-5 and desperately wanted to be my own boss while working from home.
Little did I know I already possessed skills that could transfer to the digital world. Skills that I could offer as a virtual assistant (VA).
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What is a virtual assistant?
A virtual assistant is an independent contractor or business owner who works from home and provides administrative and/or high level services to clients to help grow their business.
For anyone with standard skills (or someone willing to learn new skills), starting a service-based business as a virtual assistant is really a no-brainer. It has a low barrier to entry so anyone with a skill, good internet connection, and a computer can get started overnight.
What Services can you offer as a virtual assistant?
You can perform all types of services. In the beginning, most people thought of a virtual assistant as only someone who handled administrative support duties. But today a VA can work in many niches from general support to management and more.
I got started, as a virtual assistant, answering emails and managing multiple inboxes for my client. I also provide proofreading services. From there, I expanded my knowledge and was able to offer more high-level services like social media management.
I’ve compiled a list of over 170+ services you can offer as a virtual assistant.
You really can adapt any in-demand skill that you have into a service and then offer it to clients.
How to Choose Your Virtual Assistant Services
There are a number of ways to decide on your services. The first one would be to inventory the current skills you’re already good at (or ones you want to learn) and would like to offer to others.
Perhaps you’ve got a knack for design and would thrive as a graphic designer creating pinnable images on Pinterest.
Maybe you love numbers and could help a client analyze their Google Analytics stats.
Another way to narrow down your services would be to choose a niche and then decide on your ideal client. Maybe you want to work in the personal training field helping female trainers.
Consider the following questions:
What type of person will you love working with the most?
Do you want to work with real estate agents?
Do you want to work with affiliate marketers?
Who do you want to work with exactly?
The key is to match their needs with your skills. When you’re choosing your niche, it should be something your ideal client needs and something you can complete either with your current skills or new skills you can learn.
So download my extensive list of 170+ virtual assistant services you can offer and then get to brainstorming. Let me know in the comments what service(s) appeal the most to you.
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